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    August 27, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Super Kitty!

    Photo from Cute Overload

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    August 22, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Best Hug Ever

    It’s only 11 seconds long, but I could watch it over and over! How cute!

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    August 20, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Curious Kitty

    Photo from ZsaZsa Bellagio Blog

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    July 31, 2014
    Cleaning Up After Pets

    I love animals; my cats and dogs are my life. I love playing with them, spending time with them, going outside with them, and all the unconditional love that they bring. But, for all the joy that they give, there is one major downside to having pets: they sure are messy. Yes, you let your dog outside a few times a day, yes, your cat is litter box trained, but sometimes there are accidents. Dogs tend to get stinky, even after a bath, and don’t forget about all the pet hair that you have to deal with. Getting pets groomed a few times a year is a good solution, but sometimes you simply can’t afford it. So, how do you keep the inside of your home from smelling like a zoo? Well, check out this post by Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design. Note: this is not a sponsored post, these are simply products that she has used and found helpful. I’ll post the ones that I also have experience with:

    -Clumping litter with odor eliminator, scooped at least twice a day.

    -Nature’s Miracle for accidents- I have used this before for cat urine and it REALLY IS a miracle!

    -Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner- for vomit and other dark stains on carpet

    Photo Credit: Alan L 

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    July 18, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Kittens On A Slide

    Kittens find a new toy- and it’s the cutest thing ever.

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    July 16, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Kitty Loves Car Rides!

    Photo from Dump A Day

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    July 4, 2014
    Happy Fourth Of July!

    Photo from Pinterest

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    June 23, 2014
    Sick Kitty Part 2: Update On Kevin

    As you all know, last week I took my sick kitty Kevin to the vet. He had been acting strangely- mopey, lethargic, basically just no fun. It was a complete and total flip from his normal self: hyperactive, playful, and curious. Well, here’s the update! I HAD noticed a few fleas on Kevin- which was new, but I wasn’t totally alarmed. He didn’t have them before we adopted the new kitten (Lady), and I assume he got them from her. I put some flea medicine on him before taking him to the vet. Well, ta-da! Guess what the problem was? That’s right- the fleas. They were making him miserable. The vet gave him some better flea medicine, and over the past few days Kevin has really bounced back. He’ll run, and play with Lady and his toys. (Here he is in the picture, getting into mischief and trying to eat my crochet project. Good old Kevin!) He wants me to cuddle with him again too, which I guess is great, but he’s gonna have to wait until he’s completely flea-free. :)

    Remember, always take your pet to the vet immediately if you notice any extreme personality changes, or physical markers of distress!

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    June 20, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Scaredy Dogs
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    To be fair, some of these cats are pretty scary looking, hahaha.

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    June 17, 2014
    Sick Kitty: How To Tell, and What To Do

    Over the past few days, my cat Kevin has been acting a bit off. All day, he lies around and sleeps. He won’t play with our new kitten who has become one of his best friends, won’t let me pet him, and won’t play with any of his toys. He’s usually extremely energetic: he loves running around the house and jumping on EVERYTHING, getting into all kinds of mischief, and generally being crazy. He has blood on his nose. At first, I thought it was a cut from playing with the other kitty, but it got worse and has been bleeding more each day. At this point, I don’t think it’s a cut. Even his eyes look sickly.

    It’s extremely difficult to tell when a cat is sick: they can’t tell you, they usually don’t cry unless they’re seriously injured, and they don’t have human symptoms. The key is to KNOW your cat, and to know his personality. If they start acting differently out of nowhere, something is probably wrong: get them to the vet ASAP. And I KNOW my cat, and I KNOW something is wrong with him. A quick online search by a worried me revealed that he probably has an upper respiratory infection. I’ll be taking him to the vet as soon as I can tomorrow: I’ll be sure to update this to let everyone know how he’s doing!

    Photo Credit: Charles Kim 

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