Saturday, June 26, 2010

Poor Bugs!

My little Bugsy has been getting the short end for a while now. She's usually the instigator, so I allow the others to pick back at her. Lately, however, they've just been picking on her out of spite. So, I've been protecting her a little bit. She's been coming to cuddle, sit in my lap, at the top of my chair, and so on. That may be the cause of the latest round of bullying, but I'm not really sure.

If anyone would like to adopt Bugs, just let me know. She needs a home of her own, anyway. She's very sociable, and loves all the visitors who come around. She's the first kitty to come say "Hi" and to snuggle.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cats Care!

I was very sick and in bed for about 5 days. My cats somehow got fed twice a day, and the litter box got changed in the middle (don't ask me how!).

They were on the bed with me most of the time - except when I was in my most restless periods.

I had a version of a cold, but it started in my lungs, like pneumonia. I still have a lot of congestion. I took Tylenol 8-hour (no compensation for this mention!) for the fever, and that really helped. When I remembered to take my temp, it was 100.9F, so it was pretty high for someone my age and general health. That was after taking the Tylenol, too. Goodness knows how high it was without treatment...

So, the cats really care! I had one on each side of me, most of the time. They laid right next to me, pinning me under the covers. When I turned over, they all jumped down, only to get back on the bed a few minutes later.

Beasley and Fluffy were close most of the time. Bugs would curl up in my elbow when they took a break, Princess would come check on me at least twice a day, and Queenie took a little time off from being the top-cat to check on me when Princess wasn't. In fact, Queenie and Princess are vying for top-cat position again. When they weren't really close, they were on the foot of the bed, or at the base of my dresser, which is basically in the same place but with a walkway between the bed and the dresser.

I don't know how I managed it, but I was able to keep them fed and the litter box clean. I was delirious, so I'm not really sure how that happened. Maybe my neighbor helped. She got some cough syrup for me when I ran out.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Working on Newsletter - Preplanning

I've been working on the newsletter today. I've put together the basics through February 2011. It saves me a lot of time and guarantees that the newsletter goes out, if I do it this way.

The drawback of course, is that I use articles published by other folks, so they may not be as well written as if I'd written them. I try to add something relevant to each issue, but that isn't always possible.

However, I can plan the issues better this way, too. I can revolve around a certain set of issues, plan the deals with the merchants, and otherwise help my readers to focus on related areas of cats' lives.

If there are any areas my readers would like to see featured, I'd love the feedback!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Cost of Cat Foods!!

I just went to the pet store for more cat food. The dry, cheap stuff... NOT!

It wasn't cheap, that is...

If I get the stuff with no corn or wheat fillers, it runs about $10 for a 3.5 pound bag. Expensive!

Bugsy is allergic to both wheat and corn. It gives her diarrhea and bloating, and she never seems to get filled/sated. She's always looking for food.

This is a common problem with cats and these grains. Cats should not be fed grains. Not all cats want wet foods - as is the case with Bugs. She doesn't care for the wet food at all. She wants her crunchies.

I bucked up and paid the premium, but how many of us can do that these days? I'm not rich, either. We're all in the same boat these days.