Why Do Cats Hiss?…

August 23, 2017- Why do cats hiss? There are a number of reasons why furry feline friend hisses and our friends at Catster.com have come up with a list of potential explanations. Click on the link to get all of the answers! http://www.catster.com/cat-behavior/cat-hissing-why-do-cats-hiss

A hissing brown cat.

Quenda Super Long Legs!…

August 22, 2017-You have to check out this cat! Quenda the cat has become an overnight, internet sensation because of her unusually long legs. Click on the link from our friends at the Daily Mail to read the whole story, and yes, I will be following her on Instagram:)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4808350/Cat-set-pegs-make-look-twice.html

Quenda (pictured) was listed for adoption on Facebook with more than 1,000 responding

You Won’t Want to Miss this Interview!

August 22, 2017- I’m really excited to tell you that I’ll be interviewing Tracy Dion from Catcentric.org! Tracy is a writer, blogger, and feline care and behaviour coach who currently resides in Massachusetts. She has served in the United States Army and is a member of many prestigious organizations including the AABP, CWA, and The Association for Truth in Pet Food.

She is a respected expert in her field and her mission is to help us be the best cat parents we can be. She focuses on nutrition, food, behaviour, psychology, and cat care and health.

Next week, I’ll have the opportunity to ask Tracy your most burning, cat related queries so be sure to send me your questions!

I look forward to your comments, and I can’t wait to see what Tracy has to say about my own cats’ behaviour:)  Check out her blog at http://www.catcentric.org

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Seabass’ Diary…Day 156…Escape Artists

August 21, 2017-  “You’re kidding yourself if you think that I’m going to call you that,” Simba said as I ignored him.

I stared out the window for a second and gulped. The ground had to be fifteen feet below us.

“This is way too high to jump!” I said.

“Shhh! We don’t know who is still in the house so keep it down! You’re going to get us caught!” Simba said through gritted teeth.

“I’m going to get us caught? You’re the one who got us into this mess in the first place!” I remind him.

“Because you’ve never got us into trouble right? Is that what you’re saying?”

“Just forget it! Focus on how we’re going to get out of here!” I said. My mind whirled, and my eyes settled on a bunch of blankets at the end of the bed.

“Wait a second…grab me those sheets,” I commanded. Simba didn’t ask any questions as he handed me three of them.

“We’ll tie these together and use them to climb down the side of the house; secure that end to this lamp, it should hold our weight,” I said.

Simba did as I said and quickly began making knots in the sheets, “This should do it!” He said.

“Good, now throw the other end out the window!”

“You go first,”Simba said, and I didn’t hesitate. I climbed out the window and peered over the edge,”This doesn’t completely reach the ground, but at least it’s only a six-foot drop from the end.

“Better than 15!” Simba echoed.

Suddenly, the door burst open, the sound scared me half to death, and I almost jumped out of my skin. Amelia was back, and she had caught us in the midst of our escape.

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Meet Trubs and Jade…

August 19, 2017- Wow-this is a story that certainly pulls at the heartstrings. Meet Trubs (Double Trouble) and Jade, a beautiful pair of unlikely friends.

http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/unconventional-cat–year-old-girl-form-uncommon-bond/article_ab0a209c-8a2d-5314-8eb1-6212a57517d9.html

Jade and Trubs

Seabass’ Diary… Day 155…Prince of Darkness

You didn’t think I forgot to write this post, did you? 🙂 I’ve been saving it for Black Cat Appreciation Day which is today; Talk about a great way to celebrate with my black, house panther Seabass and his diary of adventure!

August 17, 2017-I stared at Simba for a second and waited for the sound of footsteps thudding down the staircase to cease; I had to be sure that Amelia wasn’t returning.

I counted to ten and then blew out a sigh, “This is insanity!” I shouted. “We are literally being held captive by a child! A CHILD!” I repeated. “By the way, you look ridiculous!” I snorted at Simba.

“I look ridiculous…really?” Simba said and rolled his eyes so hard that I was certain they would fall right out of his head and onto the floor.

“Nevermind, get this off of me and let’s get out of here before she gets back!” I hissed.

I jumped out of the carriage, and Simba followed suit. The pink pyjamas tangled around my feet and I fell flat on my face. “Don’t even…” I said as I glared at Simba who was covering his mouth with both paws as he tried to force the laughter back down to his gut. He could tell by the look on my face that I wasn’t kidding.

“Hold still!” He commanded as he tugged on the zipper of the pink pyjamas. “It’s stuck.”

“What do you mean it’s stuck?” I said.

“I mean it’s stuck, your hair is stuck in between the teeth of the zipper; I can’t get it down!”

I started to panic. The only way I was getting out of these pyjamas was with the assistance of someone else. Amelia zipped me up so that the zipper was on my back and not in the front and there was no way I could reach it by myself.

“We need to get out of here!” Simba said as he slid the blue, frilly night gown over his head and tossed it into the corner. I knew he was trying to annoy me on purpose by doing this, but I ignored his feeble attempt at humour.

“And how do you suppose we do that? The door is shut, and we can’t reach the doorknob.”  He was really starting to get under my skin.

“The window,” Simba said as he pointed to the sill. He jumped up gracefully, took out his sharpest claw and slashed an opening in the screen that we could both fit through.

“After you My Lady,” Simba said with a stupid grin plastered across his face.

“You shall address me properly…I am His Lordship or The Prince of Darkness,” I spat as I brushed a pink frill out of my face and headed for the window.

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Are You Ready to Adopt a Cat?

August 17, 2017- Are you ready to adopt a cat? Do you know what it takes to be a cat parent? Are you sure? Our friends at Catster have come up with a checklist that we think is pretty good in establishing whether a person is ready for that kind of lifelong commitment. Check out their list by clicking on the link below. As always, I look forward to your comments! http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/are-you-really-ready-to-adopt-a-cat

A gray kitten asleep in a bed.

Black Cat Appreciation Day is TODAY!

August 17, 2017-Today is black cat appreciation day! What better way to celebrate than by adopting a black beauty? Our friends at the ASPCA have quite the line up of these lucky kitties who are just waiting for their forever homes! Check them out by clicking on the link: https://www.aspca.org/news/its-black-cat-appreciation-day

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The Black Cat That I Appreciate…Today and Every Day!

August 17, 2017- In honour of Black Cat Appreciation Day, here are some photos of my very special black cat, Seabass! We love you Seabass, not just today but always:) XO