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

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Tomcat matata mortally afraid of strangers in the- house.(Wednesday 8-2-2012).

February 7th 2012 9:33 pm
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I have always observed that tomcat matata is terrified of humans entering my house-hold barring me and my house-keeper Sabina.Yesterday one of my classmates had come to Mumbai from Bangalore for some professional photography assignment.Mr Leonard.Aarons stayed at my house overnight on Monday and although tomcat matata did come out in the open, at times relaxing on his favourite chair he was still afraid of the new human entry into my house.Leonard took some beautiful photos of both matahari and matata .Strangely matata was absolutely silent at night, not uttering any sound of his usual "Cat howling" disturbances during the night.The next day leonard left our house for Bangalore and matata regained his normal behaviour, although his "Cat howling" was reduced on tuesday night.


Tomcat matata, the ultimate "Poster-cat" for a "MINIATURE- LION".(Sunday 5-2-2012)

February 4th 2012 8:20 pm
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In my previous cat diary entry i had mentioned the unbelievable act of matata catching a bird that strayed into our house balcony and totally consuming the same, just a few feathers left of the bird, presumably a sparrow.Matata is totally non-interested in my parakeet "Mittoo" as he realizes that the bird belongs to the household, only staring at it occasionally when his cage is cleaned.I presume that matata attacked the stray bird for the simple reason that it had strayed into its territory and akin to "Big Cats", even domestic cats are very conscious of their territory and domain and to tomcat matata, the small flat from which he has never steeped into the outside World is his territory.The sudden intrusion of the bird directly into the clutches of matata must have frightened him and hence he attacked and managed to catch this bird, later consuming it totally.Another strange and horrible behaviour of matata is his daily Cat roaring" at nights in the house, totally disturbing our sleep and he has been indulging in this frequent behaviour since a month, stopping in-between for a few days.This behaviour could be due to a mating urge as also the fact that all big cats and small cats are nocturnal in nature.His dam matahari doesn't indulge in this behaviour, only purring and rubbing herself against us when she comes in "HEAT".Anyhow , i have to train matata not to "Cat roar" at nights, a utterly distressing habit to us humans and i now realize the reasons for manny pets, both dogs and cats that are sometimes abandoned by their human owners to "Pet Shelters" or "Streets".As for me, i would never indulge in such an act but would try to correct my cats behavious for the benifit of both of us, his human masters as well as the cats own livelihood in a human household.


"Tomcat Matata", a miniature lion cat catches and eats a- sparrow at home.(Thursday 2-2-2012)

February 1st 2012 10:04 pm
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As a Wild-life lover have watched numerous prey and predator action on "National Geographic" and "Animal Planet" on television.On Thursday(2-2-2012) a scene from the Savannah's of Africa was enacted in real life at my residence in Mumbai, an unbelievable fact of tomcat matata catching hold of a sparrow, killing it and later consuming the entire bird.I was not present at home during this bizarre incident as i daily cycle to Shivaji Park for a swim between 0900 hrs and 1000hrs at the "Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Olympic Pool" , my normal regular fitness program.When i returned from my swim at approx 1000 hrs my house-keeper Sabina.Dias was absolutely frightened having witnessed tomcat matata seize hold of a sparrow in the gallery and carry it below the living room settee.On Inspection realized that matata had eaten the entire bird, just a few feathers being proof of what was once a live sparrow.Having bred matata at home i had realized that he was ferocious, having total "BIG CAT PREDATORY TRAITS", although a total flop as a breeding "Stud Cat", akin to a gelding race-horse ,good at racing but unable to breed. The comparison to horses is because i am a big horse-racing fan and punter, an extension of my "SPECULATIVE INVESTMENT BUSINESS".Matata is equivalent of a miniature lion or tiger, more lion in looks due to his brownish colour and long mane ,having the same "Stalking " qualities of the "Big Cats". He has caught numerous lizards in our house but this was the first time that he actually caught a bird which happened to venture into my gallery.What surprised me most was that he ate the entire bird , a normal feature of "Feral Cats" as home bred outdoor cats normally kill mice or small birds and rarely eat them if house fed."Tomcat Matata" is definitely a "RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT" freak house bred cat.In future i have to be extra cautious while releasing parakeet "Mittoo" in the gallery every evening as matata can't be trusted anymore, can't blame him as its a natural instinct in both "Big Cats" and "Small cats" to prey on birds or mammals.His dam matahari is less feroscious although she has caught lizards at home.


Bizarrely tomcat matata turns normal within a night?(Monday- 23-1-2012).

January 22nd 2012 7:21 pm
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My previous entry was on the extreme "Cat Howling" on Saturday night by matata which kept me awake almost the entire night.Strangely, he was absolutely calm on Sunday night/Monday morning, barring a few "cat howls" in the night before sleeping and early morning, his normal routine.What was the reason for tomcat matata being so irritated and restless on Saturday night, disturbing the sleep of the entire house-hold?Agree, he began his "Cat Howls" a few days before since his dam matahari was on heat, but, it was never ever continuous or non-stop like he did on Saturday night/Sunday morning.He is perfectly normal, not sick, has the appetite of a few cats and loves being pampered by his human owners throughout the day.Hope he remains normal and doesn't resume his night "Cat Howls" again.


Tomcat matata howls the entire night.(Sunday 22-1-2012)

January 21st 2012 7:12 pm
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Since his dam matahari has been on heat cat matata started the habit of 'Cat Howling" in the night, intermittently, disturbing our sleep akin to "Dog Howling" at nights.Now Queen cat Matahari is not on "Heat" and normal but matata still hasn't stopped his habit of "Night Howling".Yesterday night was the worst, he yelled almost continuously giving us a sleepless night.He sleeps in the morning and is very normal in his behaviour and food habits, one of the most gluttonous cats i have seen, including the stray street cats in Mumbai city's roads and markets.Now i understand the reason of some cat owners abandoning their cats in "Stray cat shelters" or "Streets" in U.S.a, these cats ultimately either euthanized or if lucky adopted by some other pet lovers.Hope he stops this sudden bad habit and returns to his normal self since i would never like or ever give him to some other cat owner.He is a very handsome specimen of the "Traditional Persian cat Breed" but a total flop as a "Stud cat" for breeding and hence his loud "Cat howling" when his dam matahari is on "Heat".


Queen cat Matahari in "Heat" while Tomcat Matata "Cathowls"- in the night.(Wednesday 18-1-2012)

January 17th 2012 6:31 pm
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Its been approx 4 days since Queen cat matahari has been on heat but tomcat matata is totally confused of the situation.Whenever tomcat Matata approaches matahari she chases him away and he is literally terrified of her. At night matata has a tendency to "Cat howl", disturbing our sleep.He normally does this when matahari is on heat, expressing his sexual frustration. a very bizarre cat relationship in my house and a advantage for me as i don't have to be bothered about "Spaying" or "Neutering" my cats since they are incompatible and do not mate.Of course, i have failed in my intention of "IN-BREEDING" them to produce a "Mumbai Persian cat".But the in life, you always win some and lose some and all your ambitions, passions or hobby's always don't materialize.


Tom cat Matata, a total flop as a "STUD CAT"?

January 15th 2012 10:08 pm
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Queen cat matahari again showed signs of being in "Heat Distress",absolutely restless, rolling over and continuously wanting to be petted by us, its human care-takers!Strangely, she repulses the advances of matata, chasing him away when he approaches her and he also gets frustrated , showing his resentment by "cat Yovelling" the entire night.The entire Sunday night was a bit sleepless for me as these two cats didn't sleep with matata intermittently yowelling.I don't want to get matahari mated again with another cat as "Monetary Profit" is not my agenda of "Cat Breeding".I was hoping that matahari would mate with her kitten matata in my hope of developing a indigenous local "Mumbai Persian cat" breed, a common method used by "Professional Breeders" to develop a new strain or breed of animals.Have to admit that my dreams of producing a "Mumbai Persian Cat" have flopped and also happy that both matata and his dam matahari get along well, although never mating and provide us ,myself and my hose-keeper Sabina with fun and companionship.


Tomcat Matata given his "De-worming dosage" of- "Plozin".(Friday 13-1-2012).

January 12th 2012 9:47 pm
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Gave cat Matata half a tablet of "PLOZIN", a De-worming medicine, same given every three months.Bizarrely, Queen cat matahari has taken total occupation of my "Television Chair" since the New Year(Sunday 1-1-2012) and sleeps on it throughout the day.Just yesterday she left the chair at night sleeping on the sofa, her previous normal couch place in the house.As for tomcat mata, he has taken a liking to his permanent chair in the hall, adjacent to his dam Queen matahari's arm-chair, also my chair!Its hilarious living in the house with my cats.


Tomcat Matata's fur parasites under control.(Saturday- 17-12-2011)

December 17th 2011 1:43 am
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I had been on almost a months holiday away from home during the month of November and my cats matahari and matata were under the care of my house-keeper sabina.Dias.She bathed matata once during my absence with anti-tick shampoo, also removing his knotted fur while bathing him.After i returned home found a few knots on matata's fur and decided to give him a bathe, the only time he allows us to remove his entangled fur knots which are sometimes infested with flea parasites. He is now cured off his flea parasites but has become a horrible glutton having an insatiable appetite for food.He tends to rob food if kept unattended in the kitchen, a habit he didn't exhibit before.He is in perfect health, robust and sturdy only drawback is his tendency to grab unattended food of which we are careful.


Tomcat matata given his second bathe within 3 days for- "Flea Infestation Prevention".(Sunday 23-10-2011).

October 23rd 2011 4:25 am
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Housekeeper Sabina.Dias gave both the cats,queen cat Matahari and tomcat matata a bathe together as they have a tendency to quarrel if bathed separately.Matahari is very well behaved with a good temperament and hence after the bathe i used the "Hair-Dryer" on her wet fur. She did have fleas which were not visible although she did have the habit of scratching and licking her fur.Hope she remains free of fleas after this shampoo bathe and fur drying.
As for matata, he is a very restive and scared cat by temperament and hence i couldn't use the "Hair-Dryer" on him.This is his second shampoo bathe in 3 days,and hope the fleas have been exterminated although they do relapse after a period of time. we have a small gallery potted garden which is definitely the source of the fleas since both the cats are "Indoor Cats".
Henceforth will give both the cats a "Anti-Flea Shampoo Bathe" at least once a month to control the flea menace.

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