September 10, 2013

Meet Ebony - Our Adoptable Cat Of The Week

Here's sweet, little Ebony who was rescued from the Livingston County, MI animal shelter on the day she was to be euthanized a couple years ago. Ebony fought off a raccoon who'd threatened her kittens. All her kittens were adopted, but Ebony has been looking for her forever home for the past couple years. 

Ebony has been cared for by loving foster families associated with Guardian Angel Animal Rescue of Livonia and she's waiting to meet you at the Commerce Twp., Michigan PetSmart store on Haggerty Rd. between 14 Mile Rd. and Maple Rd. 

Ebony is friendly and playful after given some time to adjust to new situations and new friends. 

Ebony is up to date on routine vaccinations, is spayed, and has tested negative for the feline leukemia virus and the feline immunodeficiency virus.

You may stop by the Commerce Twp. Petsmart to meet Ebony during normal business hours. To contact Guardian Angel Animal Rescue, call 734-516-2171.

September 06, 2013

Behavior Modification: Success!

I've got some great news about Abbi and Ateret's involuntary project the past few months to modify their naughty behavior toward one another and get along: We've achieved success!

The girls took part in a special study earlier this year to see if a new product would change aggressive behavior in multiple-cat households. I thought we had the product and not the placebo because Abbi and Ateret's behavior improved. Then, about a week after the product that was delivered via two infusers faded away, the aggression began again.

Having enjoyed the fairly peaceful behavior of the month or so before, I decided to try putting pheromone collars on Abbi and Ateret to see if things would improve. To my great surprise, the collars, although somewhat smelly for the first few days, helped calm things down.

After two months (collars only last 30 days), I decided to take September off without special collars to see if they'd been reprogrammed, so to speak. Lo and behold, the naughty, aggressive behavior that has characterized the last four years (since Abbi moved in) is gone.

So, I highly recommend trying pheromone collars made especially for cats. If two pushy girls like Abbi and Ateret can benefit, your friends might be helped, too.

September 03, 2013

Meet Francesca - Our Adoptable Cat Of The Week

Sweet little one year-old Francesca was found wandering around outside of an apartment complex. She was taken to a veterinarian to scan for a microchip and it was found she didn't have one. So, her rescuer cared for her until she had her kittens in July.

Francesca's kittens are available for adoption, too.

Francesca is a petite, affectionate little girl who gets along well with dogs. She'll purr loudly and circle your legs when her meals are being prepared. Francesca loves to be petted and enjoys giving her love in return.

Francesca is up to date on routine vaccinations, has been spayed and has tested negative for the feline leukemia virus and the feline immunodeficiency virus.

If you or somebody you know would like to adopt darling Francesca, contact Backdoor Friends Purebred Cat Rescue at 248-442-0259.

August 29, 2013

Livia: Confessions Of A Bowl Breaker

There once was a really pretty white antique bowl that lived on the center of the dining room table. It'd been there for about a year and one half since Mama inherited it from a cousin. The bowl and I were really good table mates, seeing as my pink bed lived right next door to the bowl for so very long.

Well, one day recently, I got full of the devil and decided to use the dining room table as a slip and slide, bypassing my bed altogether looking a new and exciting use for the table. WHOOSH! I went sliding across the table, taking the tablecloth with me and then I sent SMACK on the carpet below.

That sure was fun I thought until Mama came running into the room and yelled at me because, not only did the tablecloth and my silly self go sliding, the bowl went sliding, too, hitting a piece of furniture and breaking into, well, you know...

This couldn't have all been my fault, I say. Who puts nice things on a table with a slippery table cloth in a house with three cats who could get super silly at any time? 

After Mama calmed down, she said she was happy the bowl broke and nothing happened to me because the bowl is a thing and I'm a purrson.

August 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Cat Got Your Tail?

Well, this is an almost Wordless Wednesday. We took a break, but we're back!

Here's Abbi showing Livia's tail some love while Livia tries to eat her dinner.

August 20, 2013

Catnip Party

OMC!  Mama brought a bag out of the guest room today that smelled very delicious. It turns out it's the same bag she took in there a few weeks ago when she cut down the tall stalks with the white flowers on our huge catnip plant we mostly keep outside.

Mama was kind enough to give Ateret, Livia and me some leaves and branches that we played with, rather massacred, and rolled in all over the living room carpet.

Everybody should have their own catnip plant, because then you can always have great fun!