Archive For The “Other Cats” Category
Last year during a trip to Israel, I spent a day at the JSPCA Shelter just outside of Jerusalem, and was amazed how hard the volunteers all worked there to help care for all the homeless animals.
Recently, they have had a series of break-ins, where luckily no animals were harmed, but a lot of things were stolen from the premises or vandalised.
They have now launched a week long campaign for Jewish Giving Day on July 10th, in order to raise money to buy a security system for the Jerusalem SPCA shelter so that there will be no more break-ins in the future.
Please click on this link to go to their campaign page and donate to help them protect and secure the animals and the shelter. This campaign will succeed if they can count on you to share the campaign with your friends and on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media, as well as donate, and tell your friends and family that you donated and ask them to give too…
We are proud to be Instagram furriends with this amazing ginger and white tom called City. He and his mom, Lori, have been tirelessly campaigning and fighting against the outdated and barbaric procedure of declawing.
I’m so excited! @redandhowling has joined us to help protect kitties from being declawed! 😺Please give her a big thank you on her page. 😽❤️ She’s so awesome and helps the welfare of all animals! What do you think about the cartoon? Please tag a few friends to help spread the word about our cause! #PawsNeedClaws #cats
Most people think that declawing is simply a clipping of the claws, but the reality is so much worse than that… it’s actually an amputation of the last digit of each “finger” on a cat’s paw! Some cats are so unlucky to be declawed on all four paws, but it’s more common for vets to do just the front paws. Yes VETS! These are the people who take an oath and solemnly swear to do no harm to an animal! And yet, especially in the U.S., this procedure is done routinely, along with spay/neuter ops, and the only real reason being so that cats do not scratch/destroy people’s furniture.
Declawing is purely a cosmetic procedure and has no health benefits for the cat whatsoever (except in extreme and rare cases where the cat has severe epilepsy, for example, and could end up hurting itself).
Well, to the people who want pristine furniture, I say “DON’T HAVE A CAT THEN!” How dare they maim their kitty’s paws so it then walks around on the amputated stumps and in pain for the rest of its life just because you don’t want your sofa scratched?!
I could go on for days about this subject, but please visit City the Kitty’s website to get the inside scoop and detailed information on how you can help become a fighter against declawing too. There are petitions you can sign and congress people to write to who have the power to change the law, with your help.
PLEASE HELP US STOP DECLAWING!
I absolutely love this! 😀
This is Xena, one of my neighbours’ cats. She is rather shy and feels more secure peering down on me from the safety of the roof. 🙂
I recently got the chance to test out the Tabcat Cat Tracker. Have you ever struggled to find your cat inside your house or around the garden or in the street, especially when it’s time to take them to the vet (they always “just know”!)? If the answer is yes, then this product may be for you.
The very attractive package I received contained two homing tags, two splash proof covers, and a handheld tracking unit. It was very easy to register a tag, and once it has been attached to your cat’s collar, you are set to track down your kitty wherever it may be hiding!
The homing tag weighs only 6 grams and is small enough not to bother your cat in its day to day activities. Its range is up to 122 meters (400 feet), unless there are walls and doors between you and the cat, when it will be significantly less. I easily tracked one of my cats by following the beeps and lights on the handheld tracking unit. These increase in pitch and turn from red via orange to green respectively – green meaning that you have found your cat. There is also a little beeping sound that emits from the actual tag on the cat’s collar, and this can be used to teach your cat to return to you once he/she has been located with the Tabcat tracker.
Testing this @mytabcat cat tracker some more… I know I just have a small apartment, but if you have a bigger house and can’t find your cat (especially when they *know* it’s time to go to the vets!), this gadget should come in rather handy! ???? #tabcattracker #tabcat #missingcat #findmycat #findyourcat #cats #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #gingercat #mycats #catlife #meow #catphotos
Even though my cats are indoor only, they go out for walks under my supersion once or twice a day in our very safe pedestrian alley. They usually don’t wear collars, so in order to test the Tabcat Cat Tracker, I put on one of the many colourful cravats they own (see picture of Spider below) and attached the tag to that.
Inside the apartment, the tracker works great. So when you cannot locate your cat because of a trip to the dreaded vets, or after he/she has been scared by fireworks, it’s easy to find your cat’s hiding place. It works through walls, and probably in 2-storey dwellings too, but I was not able to test the latter because our apartment is on only one floor.
This morning, as I opened the front door, my boy Spider escaped and belted down the stairs into the alley. I used the handheld unit and was able to easily track him, hidden in a nearby alcove, where nobody would have found him because he was obscured by foliage. However, more testing revealed that the tracker will not work through more than one thick wall, and when my ginger queen Ruby was outside and behind two walls, the handheld unit did not pick up her signal until I had only one wall between us.
Where is Spider?! I can’t find him, he escaped out the front door! But maybe @mytabcat tracker can see where he is! ??? #tabcat #tabcattracker #cattracker #missingcat #findyourcat #findmycat #cats #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #mycats #catlife #meow #catphotos
Here is my verdict and what I think are the pros and cons of the Tabcat Cat Tracker:
- Small enough not to bother your cat and weighing on 6 grams.
- Works through doors and through at least one thick wall.
- It is possible to train your cat to come back to you thanks to the beeping on the cat’s tag.
- Recommended for apartments or small 2-storey houses, and to find your cat around your garden and nearby streets.
- Great to find your indoor cat – especially before vet visits or when he/she has escaped outside!
- If it’s a large house or garden bigger than 100 meters square, it may if the cat roams further than that.
- If the cat loses its collar, the tag will also be lost.
- Will not work through more than one thick wall.
- Not recommended if your cat has a huge outdoor territory.
I recently met up to do an interview with Freddy of Freddy’s Cathouse in Playa Blanca, a town in the west of our island of Lanzarote. Him and his charity are totally dedicated to helping improve the lives of approx. 130-140 feral cats, with 26 feeding stations under his care.
Read the full story about this remarkable man and his work in my Catster Article.
We were dining at La Dolce Vita in the Old Town of Puerto del Carmen last night, and there were so many beautiful kitties skitting back and forth under the tables, manipulating unsuspecting hoomins to give them under table scraps, including this gorgeous longhaired meezer.
After we left, this was the scene that we were presented with… 🙂
The meezer followed me! 🙂
Meet some of the friendly ferals that live in my town… 🙂
Feral Cat Colony near Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen… They’re all so adorable, all 11 of them! ?????? #Lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #canaryislands #tortie #siamese #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
That expression says it all…
On my trip to Jerusalem in April of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the friendly feral street cats that live all over this ancient city. My new 2017 calendar has 13 beautiful images of these cats, and makes a great Christmas present for both cat lovers and animal photography aficionados.
€0.50 of each calendar will be donated to The Kennel Klub Lanzarote, one of our local animal charities.
Click on the image below to preview all the pages, and to buy…