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Sofie Bear would have been 12 years old yesterday. Here she is with Mr. Nine from a few years back. Nine would have been 12 this coming February. They passed too young at 11 years old. I miss them both a whole lot and I am thankful I got to spend so many years with them.
Memories are a double-edged sword: both sweet and painful at the same time.*
*I am not sure where I heard that quote, or who said it, but it makes a lot of sense.
I cannot imagine a life without cats!
Dear Noel – I know that my humans are planning a big food celebration tomorrow – they call it Thanksgiving. All they ever give me though is dry kibble. How do I get my human to understand that I can have some leftovers too! – Please help. I am Hungry in Hagerstown
Dear Hungry – Many humans do not understand a cat’s diet. We are obligate carnivores, which means we have to have MEAT to live. But fat on the other paw can make us sick. In the wild, we would eat about 3 or 4 mice a day (yum), depending on our size. But remind them that we are little creatures and our calories per day should be limited to our size. And, we are each different, so tell your human to ask your Vet, since I am not a medicine cat and don’t know what is right for you.
You can have many wonderful COOKED lean proteins:
- 1 ounce of cooked TURKEY white meat
- Skinless chicken (MY FAVORITE)
- Lean beef
- Cooked eggs
- Cooked salmon/tuna
- Canned fish
Don’t forget your veggies and grains:
- Raw Pumpkin/squash, peas, and cucumber
- Cooked carrots, broccoli, green beans
- Mashed sweet potato
- Cooked oatmeal
And your fruit:
- Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew (no seeded)
- Peeled apples
But remind them that you cannot eat the following:
- NO FAT
- Coconut Milk
- Coffee or caffeine
- RAW fish
- Bread dough
- Cooked bones
- Candy / Gum
- Artificial sweeteners (Especially XYLITOL)
See this Basic guide
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don’t forget to beg for more!
– Queen Noel, the Christmas Cat,
Charles, the Mugwump,
Jolie, the Muppet
This is not my box. I am not the one responsible for the constant nibbling on the sides of the box and leaving cardboard shavings everywhere.
This is not my box. I am not the one that jumps in and out of it constantly when the laser red dot goes off and makes its evil marks on the wall all around the box.
This is not my box. I am not the one that sleeps in it most days.