There seems to be a trend in posting videos of cats being scared by their humans so they can make it into a "funny" video. Sickening. These people don't understand their cats at all. Cats are not only predators but also prey animals and have enemies in the wild. To scare them where they normally would feel safe, their house, and especially when they're eating and vulnerable, is cruel.
Here is a link to a page where it is explained by a vet why scaring your cat intentionally is wrong.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Damn, another year gone. I've been very bad. I haven't written in this blog for a year. Our two cats, Tina and Charlie are well, thank you very much, and my partner Orla and I love them to bits and they know it. I will post some photos soon. Anyway, I just got a mail from Gwen Cooper that the sequel to Homer's Odyssey is out and for sale. You can find more information on the Hi Homer website. I have just downloaded the electronic version of the book, which was a breeze, and I'm looking forward to reading it. The paper version would make a nice stocking filler, hint, hint. Go on....... you know you want to buy it. There are more goodies for sale on her page and buying stuff will help rescue cats. Have a look at the website. And if you haven't read Homer's Odyssey yet, you're missing out. You better get that too. It's a great read.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Whether you have cats with access to the great outdoors, especially gardens or fields with hedges and climbing space, or indoor cats; a certain amount of catification of your house is necessary: a few safe places to sleep, scratching surfaces and access to water and food.
If you need any inspiration and information about how to make your house cat-friendly, or want to give a cat person a nice Christmas present, I can highly recommend the book called Catification by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin.
The book is absolutely brilliant. It gives you loads of ideas for making your house as cat-friendly as possible; from easy and cheap to more difficult and more expensive DIY projects, from ready-made, cheaper items to more expensive designer catification items. The book also deals with the different cat personalities and their needs. It contains a lot of tips and hints about how to deal with certain problems around feline family members through case studies that Jackson took from his TV programme My Cat from Hell. It is amazing to see how sometimes, with just a few little tweaks or additions; you can make your cat even happier. This is a truly inspiring book that’s well worth the buy. I’m certainly glad I bought it as it gave me some great ideas for further catification of our house, even though our two have access to the great outdoors with a big garden and fields to roam and cat trees, tunnels and boxes inside the house. There’s always room for improvement.
You can buy the book in your local bookshop or on-line.