Happy Wednesday Furiends!
Spring is here! The Human caught Oliver sitting on the chair in the foyer staring at three very plump robins sitting on the railing of the front porch. Now bird watching is always fun but I think Oliver’s interest in these guys has a bit of a nefarious purpose due to the recently implement D-I-E-T.
And how is the diet going? I am handling the reduction in portions just fine. Oliver, not so much.
And there you have it, I think I’m safe in saying it will be a while before Oliver is on board!
Let’s check out this week’s news.
Cat’s meeting with newborn will make you saw awwwwwwww.
I just love seeing human kittens and feline kittens interacting. This one is just too sweet!
Cat Jumps Onto Her Dad’s Shoulders For Bike Rides
This little fellow loves to sit on his human’s shoulders (kind of like Lily laying across our Human’s shoulders).
Cats need sunscreen when outside
Meowza! Did you know that white or pale colored cats are at additional risk of getting skin cancer? Sarah Elliot from the Central Veterinary Office for Cats Protection warns that white and pale-colored cats don’t have a pigment called melanin in their skin, which is what protects humans from sunlight. The risk of irreparable damage over time, by the sun’s ultraviolet rays can increase the risk of developing skin damage and cancer.
‘Cats with unpigmented noses or ears are also much more susceptible to sun damage and require additional sun protection.’
Sunscreen is helpful but before you slap that gooey stuff on us, be sure to check with your vet first because we felines are very sensitive. If you do let us outdoors for brief periods, make sure there are places of shade for us to get away from the heat and for heaven’s sake, make sure we have access to clean water. Also you can set up a cool place for us to rest outside by wrapping a bottle in a towel and placing it near the outside place we like to sleep.
There is an excellent article about caring for us sun loving kitties and also includes tips of ingredients not to have in any sunscreen you might use on us.
If you’re a feline fashionista and not opposed to wearing hats, you might want to give that a try.
Cat rolls down the stairs this way at least five times a day
Posy, or Roly Posy as she’s known on Instagram makes a definite entrance when she uses the stairs in her house.
Welsh Siamese cat found hundreds of miles away in Essex Garage
Here’s one of those “cat travels far away from home with happy ending” story that I like so much.
Ashley, a two-year-old Siamese, escaped through an open window of her home in Glan Conwy, Wales on 15 April and was discovered six days later in a garage of the Monk family in Essex, England by their dog Bobby who scratched and cried and insisted that the Monk family follow him and see what was in the garage.
When the family saw Ashley, they contacted a local group that helps reunite pets with their humans. The cat was scanned, microchip information was found and Ashley’s family in Wales received the happy call that Ashley had been found.
Ashley’s humans surmised that she made a break for it when the house cleaners left the bathroom window open. Ashley had a 15 foot jump from that window to the ground.
Ashley’s owner said that the entire village of 4,000 people were out looking for her, but couldn’t find her. They thought they’d never see her again.
Just how Ashley made her way from Wales to England remains a mystery although some have promoted the theory that she’d gotten into someone’s car.
Thank goodness this is another happy ending for a story about a wandering feline.