"Matata" a male kitten of "Matahari" added to- Rudolph.a.Furtado's "Cat Family".

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Matata's "BIZZAREST" behaviour in his lifetime.(Monday- 1-7-2013)

July 2nd 2013 7:38 pm
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Matata is today 4 years and 3 months old, a tomcat who has not been castrated. He normally uses the toilet for his normal daily routines, occasionally urinating at odd places, typical of a mature male cat marking its territory.
On Monday(1-7-2013) he shocked me out of my mind by behaving like a possessed cat.In the afternoon he suddenly screamed in the kitchen and i was under the impression that he had attacked matahari as they sometimes do get into cat fights, one such fight almost proving fatal for matahari who was severely mauled.On rushing to the kitchen i was happy to realize that he was alone yet confused as to the reason for him screaming in succh a high pitched cat voice.Confused and puzzled i forgot this peculiar incident.
At night i was having my normal dinner at the dining table when matata suddenly jumped onto the table and over my plate. In his short life span in my house he never ever did such a thing, usually jumping on the table and posturing on the show-case shelf, the favourite resting spot of both the house cats.The next act of Matata was a knock-out blow.After jumping onto the table he quickly went to the table wall where i keep my World-tour memorabilia and souvenirs.Right in front of my eyes he urinated against the wall, myself speechless with shock at this totally unrealistic and bizarre behaviour.After urinating right in front of me at the dinner table he jumped back to the floor and acted as if nothing had happened.i didn't scold him as i understand animal behaviour having owned pets since the time i could walk and talk!What was the reason for this peculiar behaviour of tomcat matata ? Superstitious folks would presume some unworldly spirit had entered the cat as shown in the numerous horror movies all over the World.Was matata telling me that he is the "alpha Cat" of the house ? Did he urinate in front of me on my table to show that the house is he's! Cat psychologists could be able to explain this bizarre and unbelievable behaviour of Tomcat matata on Monday(1-7-2013). My house-keeper Sabina.Dias was present in my house during this bizarre behaviour of tomcat matata since cat owners would think i am exaggerating for publicity.Now readers will know the reasons for me nicknaming tomcat Matata as "THE JOKER" of the house.He is truly entertaining and humorous, especially if he wants to attract the attention of his human care-takers.


Tomcat Matata cured from the bad habit of "Night- Yowling".(Tuesday 4-6-2013)

June 3rd 2013 11:01 pm
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Readers of Matata's diary would be well informed of his bad habit of yowling at unearthly hours in the night, disturbing his human care-takers sleep!I was perplexed by this habit and initially thought it might be due to a natural instinct for mating , a common phenomenon in male cats.
I finally reconciled with the drastic fact that i would have to live my life adjusting myself to his unearthly night yowls but my house-keeper Sabina.Dias who stays overnight could never adjust to the yowling, her sleep being ruined and hence her house-keeping daily chores of the house also effected.Both my cat, Matahari & Matata are very attached to Sabina as she feeds them and grooms them most of the time.
Just a week ago Sabina happened to arrive home a bit late and hence both the cats were fed at approx 2100 hrs, their normal feeding time being approx 1800 hrs. Strangely y that night Matata was silent and did not yowl, the first time in months he showed such behaviour .A idea struck me and the next day i informed Sabina to give both the cats a late dinner, post 2000hrs.My plan worked and tomcat matata has stopped "Yowling" during the night for the past one week. He does yowl early in the morning at approx 0500 hrs, his wake-up call for his human care-takers.


Matata's fur extremely "Matted" and suspect fleas.(Wednesday- 29-5-2013)

May 29th 2013 11:00 pm
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The heat in the month of May is at its maximum in Mumbai and the cats feel it the most. Tomcat matata has a tendency to develop matted fur on his rump and underside of his body.His tail also tends to blacken and i suspected a flea or lice infestation.Visited the vet "Phoenix Veterinary Speciality" and sought treatment. The Veterinarian Dr Shiwani.Tandel suggested "Fiprofort Plus" anti-flea medication and i purchased the same.Came home and decided to give her a partial bathe on Wednesday as a complete bathe could mean a cat-fight between him and his dam matahari as has happened on previous occasions.After the bathe h seems better and less irritated but the matted hair is still intact in certain parts of his body. Will apply the "Fiprofort Plus" anti-flea treatment after another bathe after a few days.Tomcat Matata is 4 years of age and has developed this matted hair symptoms since the last one year although his dam matahari doesn't have any such problems, very strange and bizarre..


Tomcat Matata, the natural house "Alarm Clock", (Wednesday- 8-5-2013)

May 7th 2013 10:24 pm
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Since the past one year tomcat Matata has developed this unique and terrible habit of "Yowling" early in the morning and waking up the house-hold.He yowls daily between 0400 hrs to 0500 hrs and have never been able to correct this bad habit.As a "Stud Cat" he is a total flop akin to a "Gelding horse" for he simply doesn't know the method of mating.His yowling is typical of any male cat, only difference is that he "yowls" without a purpose and its just a natural inherited cat behaviour.I haven't got him neutered since it was my intention to mate him with his dam Matahari to start a new bloodline of "Mumbai Persian cats" which would be resistant to humid Mumbai weather.This plan has failed as Matata just refuses to mate and just plays around with his dam matahari akin to a kitten.He is very cute and childish in behaviour.Due to the humid Mumbai weather his fur tends to clot and its trouble maitaining his thick fur in a smooth condition.He is normally healthy and fish is his favourite diet.



February 7th 2013 2:03 am
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On 29-3-2013 Tomcat Matata will be 4 years of age, at the utmost prime in terms of "Cat Age" and a father of numerous kittens if a "STUD CAT". Sadly, he is a total flop as a "STUD CAT"previously i was under the impression that his dam matahari was unwilling to mate with him which was proved wrong on recent observation just a week back.Queen cat matahari was in "HEAT" and absolutely frisky, toying with matata to mate with her. They spent 2 days chasing each other, normal "CAT PLAY" before actual mating.I observed that matata didn't know how to mount matahari for mating, something that comes normally to cats or dogs.He would just jump on her halfway and then get down.Matata likes being petted near his rump when excited, lifting his tail.Both cats sniff at each other and matata "YOWLS" loudly at night when sexually excited as do all tomcats, a disturbance to his human companions in the house.His worst bad habit is his loud yowling at midnight or early morning, but, he doesn't know the method of mating.My inytention was to inbreed matata to his dam matahari to create a "Mumbai Persian Cat" that could be acclimatised to hot and humid Mumbai weather conditions.As a specimen of his breed he is excellent and handsome, very ferocious and strong built. Sadly, as a "STUD CAT" he is a failure.He is the most loving cat and behaves like a child and i am a bit sad that my plans of breeding a "MUMBAI PERSIAN CAT" has flopped.


A Balanced "Cat Food Formula", cheap and- nutritious.(Wednesday(28-11-2012)

November 28th 2012 4:29 am
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If you have the time and not fussy about handling raw meat and fish products , then my personal experience says that cooked fish waste added to minced boiled meat along with rice is the best natural food for cats. I discovered this “CAT FOOD FORMULA” on an experimentation basis realizing that a lot of fish was wasted in the fish markets in Mumbai.I now collect the fish waste, boil it at home and give my cats a mixture of rice/minced meat/fish waste. My cats Matahari & Matata are now beautiful specimens of their breed type with excellent fur coat.Prior to this they would shed their fur in excess than normal, addition of fish in their diet improved their health considerably. Try this for your cats if you have the time as most people are too busy at work to prepare fresh food for their cats. Hence the billion dollar business of “PACKAGED CAT FOOD”.Remember, "PACKAGED FOOD" also consists of the same products that i use, only difference, a multinational pet company sells it and it is processed and smells and looks good.


Tomcat matata given De-worming dosage.(Thursday 8-11-2012)

November 9th 2012 9:20 pm
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Gave tomcat matata 1/2 a tablet for de-worming.He is his usual personality, playfull with a monster appetite for food.


Tomcat Matata given "De-Worming Dosage" of Plozin- Tablet.(Wednesday 11-7-2012).

July 11th 2012 12:34 am
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Tomcat Matat6a given 3/4 of a plozin tablet as "De-worming Dosage" to be given every 3 months.


Tomcat matata loves hunting "House Gecko" lizards.I save the- third lizard from Matata's jaws.(Wednesday 27-6-2012)

June 28th 2012 3:28 am
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Both the Persian cats matata and his dam Matahari love hunting for house lizards and have successfully caught numerous lizards, tragically killing them.Matata is the most aggressive and to date has caught a few lizards of which i managed to rescue 3 till today, a "Hat-Trick" of rescue attempts which have been successful.Gecko lizards are very useful household natural pest controllers, feeding on cockroaches, flies and other insects, never of any harm to its host, the house-hold humans.My previous cat Trixie never ever hunted lizards and it perplexes me as to the reasons for a "traditional Persian cat" breed being such aggressive hunters, unlike the normal behaviour of these very docile lap cat breed.
On Wednesday evening at around 1845 hrs i suddenly noticed something dangling from Matata's mouth.On close observation realized that it was a young lizard hanging lifelessly from its jaws of death.I immediately grabbed Matata by the scruff of his neck skin and made him cough out his prey with great coaxing. On dropping the lizard to the floor i was stunned to see this tiny reptile run towards a corner minus its tail and slight bleeding near its neck.This was the third lizard that i had rescued from the jaws of Matata since his birth in my house in March 2009.I was surprised at the tenacity and the manner in which nature has created the Gecko lizard to feign death when cornered by its natural adversaries in the wild.I finally caught the lizard and released it on my house storage loft, the reptile seeming hale and hearty with a missing tail and slight scratch marks on its neck.Matata is extremely ferocious, akin to a "Big Cat" and very territorial.Hope to spot this lizard someday in my house akin to the other two rescued lizards previously.



June 20th 2012 3:31 am
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"NUTRITIOUS AUTHENTIC CAT FOOD FORMULA":- Accidentally and bizarrely i realized that akin to its larger cousins the "Big Cats" our domesticated cats love rotting food.
I always fed my cats "Matahari" and "Matata" a combination of boiled rice/cooked mince meat and sometimes mixed fish along with their food which they relished.I have never fed any of my pets ready-made dry "Canin Food pet food ", both dogs and cats which i have owned since 1976.
Recently had purchased some fish little realizing that it was badly putrefied, cheated by the fisher-woman.On arriving home my house-keeper Sabina was horrified as also myself by the stench of the boiling fish.I decided to not throw away the fish, making it into a fine paste and mixing it with the " Boiled Mince meat/Boiled rice" normal diet of the cats.Matahari was also undergoing treatment for severe mauling by "matata" having to be fed two half tablets of Byrocin and Chymoral Forte each every day.She was very reluctant in consuming the food mixed with medicines which was a time consuming affair in my daily house-hold routine.
On mixing the "Putrefied fish paste" with its strange odour into their normal 'Mince meat/Rice these two cats became extreme gluttons , wolfing the food without any pampering or coaxing.The food was given cold, directly from the fridge, akin to "Dry Pet packaged food" for cats.Never before have i seen my cats absolutely anxious for their feed, although they are greedy.Henceforth, wasted or stale fish unfit for human consumption should never be wasted but used as "cat food" and i won't be surprised if the World's most famous billion dollar "Pet Companies" are using my "FISH FORMULA" for their packaged products.If a person has visited a wholesale or a common fish market, the wasted putrefying fish lying as waste cannot be ignored, a vast amount sometimes partly scavenged my birds and stray cats.This same partly rotten fish when processed can be utilized as "Cat food" as i discovered unwittingly in the process of a "Fish con"!Purists and aristocratic cat owners might disagree with my "Cat food Formula" ,but remember, our pet cats are exact 'MINIATURE DUPLICATES" of their bigger cousins , the lions, tigers, leopards and other big cats.In times of "ECONOMIC DEPRESSION " all over the World, instances of cat owners abandoning their pets or handing them to pet shelters is increasing.Maintenance of a pet cat is expensive, especially if the pet owner is unemployed and hence a little economic savings can be made on "Cat Food" by providing the "Food Formula" i have mentioned.Cats are same all over the World in food habits. All big cats love eating "PUTREFIED FOOD" in the wild and same is the case with the domesticated house-hold cat.This is the best locally home-made cat food for cat owners who have the time and convenience to cook their pet food rather then buy the ready-made cat-food packets from the supermarket stores.SHOULD I APPLY FOR A "DOCTORATE" ON MY "CAT FOOD RESEARCH"? My cats are absolutely model cats of the "Traditional Persian Cat" breed and i have never ever fed them packaged "Canin Persian Food" nor other branded cat food in their entire life.Check their photos for proof.
NOTE:- "FOOD POISONING IN BIG CATS AND CATS" :-we humans consider our pets, dogs or cats to have the same eating habits as us.A cat should be treated like a natural animal as in its natural wild environment and not a humanized pet with "HUMAN FOOD HABITS". "Food Poisoning" common in humans is totally non-existent in the wild unless the food of the animal is intentionally poisoned by humans as is the case in some cases of big cat deaths in national parks bordering along human villages,where villagers kill the 'Big Cats" that kill their livestock.Poachers also poison animal carcasses to kill a leopard, lion or a tiger..All "Big Cats" eat carrion food at times, especially when food is scarce and the same applies to our pet household cats.YOUR CAT WOULD NEVER SUFFER "FOOD POISONING" BY CONSUMING PUTREFYING MEAT OR FISH.COMMON STRAY AND FERAL CATS ARE NATURES NATURAL SCAVENGERS WHICH HELP IN CLEANING OUR COMMON OPEN-AIR FISH AND MEAT MARKETS WHICH ARE COMMON IN ASIA AND AFRICA.

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