Posts Tagged “cats”
I got a donation of cat food from a friend whose cat is too spoilt and didn’t eat it. When I tried said food on my cats, they didn’t like it either! This is really good, expensive stuff and 70% meat, so I went down to the harbour to feed it to some cats who actually appreciated it! 🙂
Watch for the kitty fight over the food half way through! Feeding the harbour cats in the old town of Puerto del Carmen earlier this week. 😸🍴😸🍴😸🍴😸 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #kittyfight #catfight #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #canaryislands #blackcat #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #catfood #harbourcats #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
A tourist behind me saying “that one’s missing an ear”… So I “educated” them about spay/neuter and what we do here in Lanzarote. 😸🐾😸🐾😸🐾 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #TNR #spayneuter #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #cute #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
If you are owned by a cat or three, and as a responsible cat parent, you will know how important it is to have a good cat litter scoop to keep your house from smelling like that of a cat herder.
I have bought several bad ones over the years, but only found out too late that they are not doing their job once I tried them out at home. Well, at least they were cheap!
So here are my thoughts on 3 different ones that I had recently bought, and then the one that I found was the best one in the end.
Poop Scoop #1
Unfortunately, on this scoop the spaces are too wide and a lot of litter and waste falls right through it. Also, the rake-like spikes on the bottom will scratch your cat litter tray, and dirt will collect in said scratches, inviting all kinds of nasty bacteria (spikes shown only partly in the second photo below, after I tried to clip them off, which didn’t quite work!).
Verdict: 1/10 Stars.
Poop Scoop #2
The second one is similar to the one above, but a lot smaller in size. This one has no spikes at the bottom and will not scratch my litter trays. However, the spaces, as in Poop Scoop #1, are much too wide and a lot of kitty waste and good litter alike fall through the gaps too easily. Another issue I have with this one, is that the scooping end is not straight, but has rounded spikes (what is it with those spikes, eh?!), meaning that scraping hardened pee from the bottom of the litter tray will never be as clean and complete as with a scoop that has a straight edge.
Verdict: 3/10 Stars.
Poop Scoop #3
The third scoop is the one I like best. This also had spikes on the bottom, but I managed to clip them off with a pair of plyers, which worked quite well, followed by sanding them down so they disappeared completely (see second photo – spikes be gone!). This one has narrow gaps and most of the waste will easily be collected in it. However, my only gripe with this one is that the spaces are just a little too small and you will collect quite a bit of good, clean litter with it too that will go to waste.
Verdict: 8/10 Stars.
Go for a litter scoop that has: a) no rake-like spikes on the bottom, and b) has gaps not too big nor too small!!! HAPPY SCOOPING!
In memory of my amazing SpiderCat – I miss you so much, my baby. It’s hurts so bloody much to not have you here ever again. 🙁 🙁 🙁
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…
Someone has been listening to the many voices of pet owners here in Lanzarote, and we now finally have a crematorium for our furbabies! I know this is quite a sad subject, but an important one too. I for one, would love to be able to make my kitties’ passing as loving and luxurious as all the things that I have given them in life.
Pet owners in Lanzarote who lost a beloved pet, have had until now no option to give their deceased pet a decent and dignified send-off. If your pet died at the vets or was found dead in the road, it will be sent to the municipal animal crematorium in Arrecife and chucked in with all the other animals, including roadkill and leftover carcasses from slaughter houses. To a loving pet owner, this is very non-personal and quite horrible really. If you have a garden, then sometimes burial is possible, but many of us live in apartments, and some of us go and find a secluded spot in the country to do a discrete burial – both options are, however, illegal.
Hela Pet Crematorium is in Arrecife, and their cremation service (based on a 5kg animal), including one of their very sweet basic urns, costs around €75, so is very affordable to most people.
Having two 18 year old tabby boys makes me aware every day that their clocks are ticking and we don’t have that much time left together, and I am glad that when the time comes, I now have the option to see them off to the Rainbow Bridge with the dignity the deserve…
Our local animal shelter had an open day today to promote adoptions of pet dogs and cats. The event was incredibly well attended, but as I am more interested in socialising with kitties (and dogs too, but they tire me out too much!), most of the photos featured here are of — yes you guessed it — felines…
The full photo set of cats, dogs and also some humans can be found here on Flickr.
The “Older Kittens” Room
And the “Younger Kittens” Room
But older kitties are so beautiful too and need homes as well!