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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Yes, it's true -- today -- Wednesday, August 8, 2012 --- is World Cat Day. What are we doing to celebrate? Well, I'm taking my beautiful, beloved Balinese Makena on a trip to the country, where she can explore nature. Also, we made a batch of her favourite food -- rabbit!
Posted by Catgirl at 7:06 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
With a heavy heart and much sadness, I announce the passing of my beloved Tonkinese Manu.
At least 18 years old, he was a stray who had been hit by a car. More than 100 people wanted this cat when the ad was placed in the paper for adoption, but I knew he was mine the moment I woke up that morning and saw the ad in the paper.
I am grateful to Anne of www.catnutrition.org, who got us on track with a correct diet for obligate carnivores, after many unfortunate years of feeding species-inappropriate dry food to my beloved boy.
Multiple conditions, one I suspect was incorrectly undiagnosed hyperthyroidism. At his age, his heart, his kidneys, his organs were shutting down. We tried, with medicine and fluids to see if he would rally, and he did for a few weeks, but when he went down, he went down fast, within 24 hours he was making a plaintive cry like none that I have ever heard before.
He is gone, loved forever, but gone.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Well spring has arrived and Makena is eagerly watching the birds and squirrels each morning again. This has been my first Balinese Siamese cat and they certainly are endlessly fascinating. What most amazes me is her acrobatic ability. Her lithe body can pounce and jump and perform somersaults effortlessly. But it's her ability to jump 6 feet in the air that means I have to keep her on a leash when we go out onto the balcony (for her own protection). Here's a recent picture of my gorgeous Makena.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here's Makena on her early morning jaunt at the cottage. "The dollhouse" provided perfect access to the cottage grounds and the lake for my beautiful Balinese. As you can see, she is happy and excited to begin her morning exploring....supervised, of course....