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Wonderful Wednesday: Why Cats Nap

Did you know that cats sleep an estimated 18 – 20 hours a day? If you own a cat you know that they are most active when it is dark out and especially at dusk and dawn. You want to sleep and they want to play. Then, when you get up in the morning they have breakfast and go to sleep. If you have ever brought home a kitten, this can drive you crazy.

Well, domestic cat behavior is not that removed from their ancestors, the large cats like lions and tigers, who hunt at night. They lay low at the darker night-time and warmer day-time hours, when other predators may be out and about. Have you seen your kitty play like she is stalking and capturing her prey, just like a big cat would? All of that is just inherited cat instinct, like when to sleep.

Your indoor domesticated cat will adjust its sleeping schedule to be with you during the day more, especially around its feeding schedule, but outdoor cats tend to stay on their instinctual night schedule. I figure if we understand that our cat is just being, well a cat, it might help us understand why they do what they do. Sweet dreams, Kitty!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Nine’s Moment

There are the moments – you know them – the moments when your furry friend is deep in concentration.

This was one of those moments.

I am not exactly sure what Nine wanted on the kitchen table, but clearly, it was something worth staking his territory for.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Mini Basket

Mini Cooper the Easter basket helper.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Dear Noel, I Keep Sneezing

Dear Noel,

In the last few weeks, I started sneezing a great deal and get these crusty things by my eyes. My nose is all running and I just want to sleep. Am I dying?

Yours truly,

Meow Choo

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Dear Choo,

Thanks for writing. No, you are not dying, you probably have seasonal allergies. Just like our humans, we can develop reactions to pollen, dust, and even grass. If you are sneezing, coughing, have irritated eyes or a runny nose, it is very possible that spring has sprung in your area and you are reacting to the blooms, especially if you go outdoors or sit in the window a lot. I get even pinker than usual this time of year. And Mom is really slow at getting the crusty things out of my eyes. Also, keep a whisker out for any new skin irritations, excessive scratching, bald patches on the skin, excessive redness around your eyes, mouth, chin, or ears, and if your human tells you that you are snoring.

There are a few things you and your human can do to help:

  • Stay indoors during high pollen days

  • Keep the windows closed and run an air conditioner to keep pollen out of the house

  • Wipe yourself down with a wet cloth if you have been outside

  • Take a bath (it is not as bad as it sounds)

If none of this seems to work then ask your human to take you to the Vet. You might have something else going on like an allergy to fleas. That would be bad!!!! (I hate flea bites!)

Take care and feel better,

Noel, the Queen of Everything

(Thanks to worldsbestcatlitter.com for these great suggestions)

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Dear Noel

Dear Noel,
I am hoping that you can help me with this very big problem that I have, you see, I have multiple dogs that live in my house ( I know you can relate), and they tend to make a mess all the time and chase me whenever my humans aren’t looking. It is getting to the point that I don’t feel safe anymore just walking across the kitchen floor. What’s a feline to do?
Help me please, 
Fearful in Fairfax

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Dear Fearful,
If anyone can relate, it’s me, because I have 3 stupid dogs that I have to share my house with. It is time to take out your claws and let them know, right directly on the nose, who is the boss, Trust me, one or two well placed scratches and they will back off, at least for a while.
Best of luck,
Your friend, Noel, the Christmas Cat

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: It’s a Cat’s Life

Noel, here. I can’t believe the suffering that I must endure with all the coffee cups that Mom has with dog sayings on them. At least she has cat dishes. Don’t you think that someone can buy her a cat mug for her birthday (which actually happens to be today)? Don’t tell her I told you about her birthday because she is feeling really old. My birthday is tomorrow, maybe someone will get me a new cat bowl, with lots and lots of treats in it (hint! hint!). I feel younger than spring time!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Amid the Toys

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I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Calling Batman

 

Did someone send up the ‘bat signal’ ?

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: The View From My Lap

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Ah…To Be Nine

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I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Cats

 

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