To Bathe or Not to Bathe…(That is the question)

January 3, 2018- To bathe or not to bathe, that is the question. Yes, I will admit that we have bathed our handsome Maine Coon, Sebastien, once upon a time long ago; and we still have the scars to prove it! Have we suds-ed him up since? NO. It was too traumatic for all of those involved so we let him do what he does best, and groom himself. Here are some tips on cat bathing from our friends at Catster.com.

http://www.catster.com/cat-health-care/should-you-bathe-a-cat-what-to-know-about-cat-baths

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Seabass’ Diary…Day 166…All is Not What it Seems…

November 13, 2017- We held our breath for what seemed like forever. I listened carefully for any sounds of life, and when I was sure that there were none, I spoke quietly to Simba.

“Can you get a better vantage point than this?” I asked.

“Why do I have to be the one to investigate? You’re the one who left me here remember?”

I sighed, “Fine, I’ll go. And for the record, I did not leave you here, you were captured!”

“Yeah…thanks for the reminder!” Simba snarled.

I wriggled my way out from under the bed just enough to survey the room. It was totally empty, and there was no sign of Amelia. I looked around for the closet and eventually spotted it on the opposite side of the room.

“Ok, just so that I’m 100% sure, that is the closet,” I said to Simba and pointed to the closed door.

“Yes.”

“I’m going in.”

“I’ll come with you!” Simba said cautiously. I could hear the hesitation in his voice.

“No, you’ve been through enough, I’ll do this on my own. Besides, you might need to cause a distraction in case anyone comes through the door.”

“Ok, good luck and Godspeed,” Simba said with his head bowed.

I crept across the carpet and slid into the half-open closet door. It took a moment for my eyes to adjust to the lack of light but when they finally did, I gasped. I needed to get a closer look just to be sure. I crawled on my belly and cased the entire closet. It was true.

“You’ve got to be kidding me!” I hissed and covered my face with my paws.

 

Keep Your Cats Indoors on Halloween! (and IMHO, all of the time!)

October 31, 2017- This article is from our friends at Peta.com about how to keep your animals safe and happy this Halloween. Please remember to keep your cats indoors, ESPECIALLY if you have a black cat! This is imperative to the safety of your beloved feline because let’s face it, people can be cruel and horrible. Click on the link below for tips to enjoy Halloween with your pets!

https://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/keep-animals-safe-happy-halloween/

The picture on the right is my very own majestic, black cat! 🙂

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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World Wide Contest Time!…

Hi Furriends,

It’s that time of year again! Send in your pics of your furry feline friend in their Halloween costume to win your very own, signed copy of Panda the Very Bad Cat. We are accepting entries from around the world because that’s where our readers are! Please include the name of your cat. Send all entries to kittycatclan@yahoo.com before midnight EDT on October 29th. The winner will be announced on October 31st! Good Luck!

Lucky Charms…

It depends on what part of history we’re talking about but cats were considered both lucky and unlucky. Ancient Egyptians hailed cats as gods and cats have never forgotten this. In ancient Egypt it was a capital offence to hurt, harm or kill a cat and people who did this would be punished severely. Ancient Egyptians praised cats for controlling vermin and their ability to kill venomous snakes such as cobras, and the cat quickly became a symbol of poise and grace.

In Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of marriage. She rode in a carriage that was pulled by two cats and the goddess is represented by a grey cat. Christians decided that Freya was a witch and a Pagan and her cats were seen as agents of Satan. Obviously the Christians saw the cats as unlucky and evil.

When soldiers came back from the Crusades, they brought black rats with them, (that caused the Great Plague and killed millions) and suddenly cats were needed again. This improved their image greatly.

Throughout the ages, people have always thought that cats possessed psychic abilities. Cat charms such as on a pendant have been thought to bring good luck and to help the wearer develop their own psychic potential.

There are many more stories and beliefs about cats being good luck and I tend to agree…afterall, a certain black cat crosses my path everyday.

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My Lucky Black Cat…Seabass