November 1st 2013 1:42 am
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Normally male cats turn docile after castration and also tend to put on weight. Matata is as normal as any Tomcat and has not been "Fixed(Castrated)" but yet his behaviour has changed drastically in the last few days.He has turned very docile and sleeps most of the time and does not come to the bedroom to wake me up early morning. This was his regular fixture akin to a dog.Changing the time of his dinner from 1800hrs to 2100 hrs cured his habit of "YOWLING" in the night, his worst habit that almost made me decide to give him away to some other home or cat shelter.In Mumbai cats are not killed in "Cat Shelters" as in Western Country's but the owner has to pay a fixed amount every month for the maintenance of the cat or cats.Destiny and my own animal psychology study helped in curing Matata from his worst habit of "NIGHT YOWLING" and hence he is still in my house.Now it seems tomcat Matata doesn't exist in the house, a totally quiet and mellowed cat.Whats the reason for this abrupt change in his cat personality? Is it his gradual maturing in age as a cat that has created the difference in his personality ?He is the most handsome cat of his breed and as tough as a miniature tiger.Tragedy is that he is a total failure as a "STUD CAT" something which also baffles me.To sum up. tomcat matata is the freakiest cat i have come across in "Cat Blogs" when comparing to other cat owner accounts of their pet cats.He is a freak of nature and the most lovable cat.
July 15th 2013 7:51 pm
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On waking up on Monday morning found the vomit of tomcat matata in the living room.I realized that he was suffering from some bout of minor "FOOD POISONING" and hence decided to give him fresh minced meat without much of fat content.Went to the butchers shop on my mobike and purchased high quality non-fat minced meat.The same was boiled with rice and fed to both the cats.I suspected that Matata was licking the "Cockroach poison" chalk marks that had been placed on the house floor but seems that was wrong. He must have ingested flakes of wall paint as he had the habit of sniffing and licking at house corners where some paint had peeled off from the walls.We banned him from entering the kitchen, his normal habit of venturing into kitchen corners and licking the paint. He is back to his normal habits and has stopped vomiting since Monday, eating his normal food twice a day.
The trouble with Tomcat matata is that he is similar to a wild animal, just can't be handled by strangers and even myself when he is in strange surroundings or in pain.akin to a tiger or lion he would have to be "tranquilized" for medical treatment, unbelievable for a small cat.Besides, most vets in Mumbai do not come home for treatment of pets.Thankfully it was a happy ending to Matata's brief poisoning sickness.
July 14th 2013 7:28 pm
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Have observed that matata has been vomiting his food since the last 3 days. He has done this occasionally but yesterday it was a vomiting of both his breakfast and later dinner.He seems totally normal and also passed normal stools, hence do not suspect any virus infection.As mentioned, he was the hardiest and toughest cat , a habit to eat any non-vegetarian food including bones akin to a tiger or lion.We called him "Dustbin" as he relished our meat and fish unlike his dam matahari who is very selective in her food and not as robust or tough as matata.I can't take Matata to the Vet as he is a miniature "big Cat' and absolutely paranoid of strangers and open spaces. akin to a tiger or lion he would have to be tranquilized before being administered medical treatment by a vet.I have changed his diet today and hoping that he doesn't vomit his food again whicjh could mean something seriously wrong with the cat.In behaviour he is very normal and active, no external signs of any sickness.Hope he recovers as cats although sturdy are very delicate animals.
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