June 15th 2013 2:59 pm
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As you know, lately like-it-or-not our kitty family have been given the task of properly teaching some manners to the newest addition to our family, a big rambunctious German Shepherd puppy named Destiny.
At first whenever Destiny would see one of us, she'd give chase. Now none of us like to be chased, especially by big clumsy creatures like humans and large dogs even when we know those humans and dogs aren't intending to hurt us at all. Finally we made an arrangement that whenever Destiny was coming through the house or was learning how to behave while loose in the bedroom, most of us would seek refuge out of Destiny's reach. Those of us who were confident enough would stand our ground and not run from Destiny. The results were spectacular. If Destiny comes rushing up to us too fast, instead of running we hiss and slap her. We slap her real nice too, we keep our claws sheathed and don't ever use our claws on her. We don't need to. All it takes is one good slap and Destiny backs up and then goes her own way.
When Destiny comes slowly up to us and gently noses us, we sit still and let her. She found out that when she doesn't chase us, we will let her interact with us. WE found out that when we let Destiny come slowly up to us and nose us and sniff at us, that's all she does. After nosing us and sniffing at us, she will walk on past us, satisfied.
Destiny has been here three weeks as of today and now she rarely ever tries to chase any of us kitties. Pretty good dog trainers, aren't we!!!
May 22nd 2013 2:19 am
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Mom just added Kimberly
to Catster today. She hadn't added Kimberly before now because unless she has some polaroids or 35 mm photos of Kim in her photo albums that she's forgotten, she really doesn't have any photos at all of Kimberly when Kim was young and in good condition.
Kimberly is 16 and has been battling CRF for over three years now. The last couple of days, Kim isn't responding at all to her meds and is dehydrating so quickly that Mom has to give her subcutaneous fluids twice a day now. Even though Kim is still eating at least a little food, Mom said she feels Kim will cross the Rainbow Bridge within the next few days.
If you aren't already friends with Kimberly and ALL our kitty family, we would love to be friends with you. I'd kinda like to see Kimberly have some Catster friends before she crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs!
May 4th 2013 11:41 pm
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I can't understand why people make such a fuss over that one cat on the internet just because it has a grumpy look on its face. I have a grumpy look on my face most of the time and nobody except Mom gives me any attention for it at all. Mom calls it my grouchy panther look. The funny thing is, I almost never get grouchy, never have. I'm almost always in a good mood. So don't let my grouchy panther look fool you. I really am not a grouch at all!
Take THAT, grumpy internet kitty! My grouchy look is as good as yours even if people haven't been fortunate enough to recognize that fact yet!
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