Happy First Day of December Furiends!
We took last week off while The Human prepared for Thanksgiving but we’re back now! We hope you a good holiday and that you enjoyed the extra time your humans had to spend with you! The Human in our house had a good Thanksgiving but then she crashed the next day with a sinus infection. I am happy to say that her health did not affect the level of service we received and it was nice having her “down for the count” and unable to do much more than snuggle with us. I’m quite proud of The Human as she chose to have a positive purrspective on being ill during her time off. Any feline will tell you that a pawsitive purrspective always makes you feel much better!
I did try to offer some grooming advice because by day four, The Human was looking a bit rough around the edges.
Oliver took no interest in helping our poor Human and chose to sleep through most of the holiday.
Well, at least Oliver took a moment to prepare a Hanukkah message for our furiends.,
I’ve heard you humans meowing about the silly ways we felines sleep but did you know that there are meanings to the way we sleep?
For instance if you catch your cat sleeping with his belly up it means he’s purrfectly content and trusting of his surroundings because the belly is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body.
If your kitty is curled up he’s wanting to enjoy his nap uninterruypted. The curling up position is a position that protects us and conserves our heat.
Have you caught your cat sleeping with her eyes half shut? That means she’s on guard and doesn’t feel completely safe. This might indicated that she needs more time alone or a more quite, safe place to sleep.
The traditional “loaf” position is an indicator that we are happy and content and it also keeps our toes warm.
Now all three of us like to sleep on top of our Human. It’s believed that we see her as a form of protection or, it’s just another way to stay warm and cozy.
A full stretch out sleeping position means we don’t have to be on guard and we feel very safe.
There are more answers to sleeping positions in the video for this article.
Do you like to drive your humans crazy at night when you’ve got the zoomies?
The first thing to figure out is “why” do you have the late-night zoomies?
First, as we are crepuscular beasts (means we’re most active at dusk and dawn) and that can include nighttime activity. Kittens and younger felines are more prone to this. But as when you’re trying to figure anything out about your feline, please eliminate any physical issues first.
Sometimes our nighttime activity can be a form of play and a way to get attention. If you’re feline isn’t getting enough play time during the day this might explain the nighttime activity.
Sometimes “only cats” who are alone most of the day will be very active at night.
This might particularly be the case for cats who are the only cat in a household and are alone most of the day.
Sometimes adjusting the feeding schedule can help you tame the crazy late night antics. Maybe smaller more frequent meals or feeding the evening meal a little earlier will help.
Appeal to our hunting instincts by hiding food around the house so that we spend our time looking for the rest of our dinner rather than running across your chest when you’re trying to sleep. Or, get a timed feeder that schedules late night meal sessions.
There are more tips and information on the RSPCA Knowledgebase.
Cat Interrupts News Show to Clean Himself
MOL! I love it when a feline has the opportunity to mess with a human’s TV show. This happened during a political news show in the country of Georgia. The host and guest were pleasantly surprised with the visitor and tried to carry on with their conversation, but then the cat started to clean itself and they couldn’t help but get distracted. No word on whether the cat’s interruption was purrlitically motivated.
These three feline siblings prove that yes indeed, we felines are liquid. There are some funny videos on Instagram proving this in living color.
This is a “never give up” and “think lost not stray” story. Dex, a cat from central Pennsylvania recently found his way New York’s Fort Plain — 222 miles northeast of its home.
The animal shelter scanned the cat’s microchip and fond its owners’ information. Thanks to the microchip information the family was contacted and they made the journey to bring their feline home. Dex’s family has no idea how he got to New York.
So humans, this is a cautionary tale. Make sure your felines are chipped and make sure yhou keep the information up to date! Many shelters offer free microchipping events (ours does).