Sunday, August 23, 2015

Our New "Old" Cat Carrier

A few years ago, I bought a cat carrier that was put together by using metal screws. It was easy take off the top part if necessary and it was VERY sturdy! I loved it and still use it to this day.

Well, about a month or so ago, I went looking for another one like it, but to no avail. The only kind I could find at the pet stores (Petsmart, Petco, Pet Max, etc.) were the clip together carriers. I wasn't too crazy about them at all because:

A. They were way too expensive! and;
B. The whole entire idea of holding your cat or dog safely inside a carrier box by only a couple of "clips" did not sound like a very good or sound idea to me!

Turns out, I was definitely right (especially about B.) and I will tell you all why. We used it once (and only once!) to take our cat, Kiki to her vet appointment. After we arrived back home with her, my hubby grabbed the handle on the carrier to get her out of the car and in the house. The clips did not hold together well enough and suddenly the bottom dropped out from under her! Which left me terrified that she would run off scared and we would never see her again and her in such shock she just stood in the middle of our our driveway paralyzed for a few seconds and then, thankfully, ran in front of the garage door as if she was trying to get back into the house! Hubby slowly walked toward her and gently picked her up and took her inside. Close call! And I have never used that horribly unsafe carrier since then. Nor will I advise anyone else to purchase one for their beloved pet!

So, Thursday afternoon I searched on-line and found another carrier very similar to our old one and made just as sturdy ...

These carriers are extremely good and last a long time. With five cats, we use our carriers pretty hard and our old one is still serving us well after all these years! LOVE THESE and would definitely recommend them to anyone!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This and That ...

Greetings, my dear friends and Happy Sunday to you!! Just a little update on our male cat, Leo. As you all know, our vet prescribed amitriptyline, a medication to help with his stress and aggression issues. This medication is not like volume and does not "knock the cat out" as in putting them to sleep so that you do not need to deal with their problems or anything of the like. They may; however, become a bit less playful and/or tad listless if over prescribed.

At first, Leo was "under prescribed" and so Dr. Heather upped his dosage from a half a pill a day to 1/2 in the morning and a whole at night before bed time.  So far, we have seen a huge improvement in his behavior. He is not picking on the other cats near as much as he had been and he is a happier kitty all around. And, quite frankly speaking, so are the rest of us! LOL!

Haley, Midnight and Lady Tabitha sharing a window view.
Mr. Midnight 'n' Kiki cuddling together on the couch.
That being said, here is this weeks' Sunday Cat Selection and another one of the cats' Disney favorites ... till next time!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Cat Selections ~ "The Siamese Cat Song"

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all enjoy the cats' musical video pick. It is "The Siamese Cat Song" from the Disney movie, "Lady & The Tramp." As cute as this song is, it is definitely NOT an accurate description of this beautiful breed's characteristics ~ LOL! 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Sleep Over

Thursday morning while heading out the back catio door to go to work, I was once again greeted by "Miss Fancy Pants" (aka "Trixie"). As always, I left her in the catio and left, knowing that she would be 100 percent safe there until we got home later that afternoon.

After I had gotten to work, I called up her owner and she asked us if we would be willing to keep her overnight and she would then pick her up Friday evening. Of course, we were more than happy to oblige ...

She is always such a joy to have as a guest and we absolutely adore her!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blessed Lughnasadh!

Blog Name Change

As I am sure everyone has already taken notice, I have decided to change the name/title of this blog from, "Witch Cats Blog" to "The Cat Cottage." I just felt it more fitting of a name.

Enjoy your weekend ALL!!!