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no matter how much we write and learn about cats. automatically renewed until canceled payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase next issue 02 .com We are creative and enthusiastic in exploring new ideas. but as you know. photographers their skills. I never thought how difficult it may be to write an editorial for the first issue of the magazine. because they will tell you only what you need to know about them. However. on behalf of the whole Cats Magazine. subscription A single issue : $2. we completed the first issue of Cats Magazine and you are holding it in your hands (or should I say iPads).com advertising: advertising@cats-magazine. thank you for giving Cats Magazine a chance. Having said that. and no cat is stranger in our eyes. Sometimes we like to think we know a lot about cats.99 A single issue for $1. we are starting a long and exciting journey into the world of cats. Anyways. You will never know a cat. So.99 (non-subscription). loving and fun. 0 1 With this issue of Cats Magazine. I wish you a Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year! bsilvia Dear reader. and all with one purpose . I truly hope you will enjoy it and finally. a b o u t : : c o n t a c t s contact: catmail@cats-magazine. I hope you will join us on this journey. Our writers share their knowledge. Because. that will not stop us in our attempts to try and learn more about the ways of cats.cats-magazine.com web: www. they will always remain a mistery to us. of course. While creating a concept for the magazine we were guided by one simple question: «What would we like to see in a magazine for cat lovers?».e d i t o r ’s l e t t e r o u r f i r s t i s s u e . finally on Christmas 2012. Just so we can enjoy their company even more. All of your thoughts.to make our life with cats even more joyful. We all start our projects with big hopes and dreams and they always turn out to be more challenging than we anticipated while developing the inital idea. This is probably one more reason why we love them so much. stories and ideas are more than welcome. this is just an illusion.february 2013 .
some 20% of their “awake” time they are in “playing” mode. On the contrary. for instance. killing machine. the biggest danger they face in the apartment is . which sometimes can be also called “combat” mode. mostly it’s the company of other cats or people. However.advices for cat’s battlers SMALL APPARTMENT author: bsilvia BIG CAT Cats are active animals. although they leave the impression of a “lone ranger ”. During in any of those two “modes”. cats that live in the However. At that time flies or insects or any other moving creature smaller than them are facing a merciless apartment are not unhappy. 5 / February 2013 buzz around for hours cat will not mind. Except for sleeping for 16 hours a day. In fact. most of their “awake” time are still spent in a “resting” mode ( just looking around at whatever is or isn’t going on) or “cleaning” mode (licking their paws and fur). they love company. a fly could. but they are also lazy.
Add various items on it. Regardless of the size of your apartment. They will take it from there and continue playing by themselves. it is highly recommended that you play with cats every day. (Or. -> If there are some high wall shelves. It is important for the construction to be as high as possible because. On the other hand. At the same time. – boredom. and if there are no flies or insects around. dry branches. They don’t care if your hair is perfect or not. it is highly recommended that you play with cats every day. they will chase the invisible objects. Here are few tricks you could use to help the cat burn the energy they accumulated by eating and sleeping throughout the day: -> Scrunch up a sheet of a paper into a ball and throw it to the other side of the room. as we said. and they don’t mind what you’re wearing. hang rag dolls or toys on the rope. In their “active” time of the day (more often it is night as cats are night hunters) they need to climb somewhere. objects invisible to human eye). Take an old joist and wrap it in a rope. repeat that several times. 6 / February 2013 . They just want to have fun and your company. this will prevent them from making their own space on other shelves where you keep your books and stuff. they do create noise so make sure you hide them before going to sleep.advices for cat’s battlers Regardless of the size of your apartment. and they don’t mind what you’re wearing. you could make your own cat scratcher/climber. should I say. cats just love watching the world from above. they need to jump. empty one of them. They just want to have fun and your company. They don’t care if your hair is perfect or not. -> Table tennis balls are cheap and just the perfect toys because they are light and bounce off very well. cats love to watch the world from above. small planks. -> With a little effort.
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cats like the company of other cats. 8 / February 2013 . cats are territorial animals and that is often the reason for a fight.advices for cat’s battlers HOW TO INTRODUCE A SECOND CAT INTO THE HOME author: bsilvia Generally speaking. But.
It might take some time for them to adapt to each other. ultimately. But don’t worry. Introducing a second cat to the home is always awkward. you will witness a fight. they will not seriously hurt each other. Sometimes if cats are bored and leave the house (or apartment for that matter) they will often bring their new cat friend home. . Generally speaking. Prepare a comfortable bed. they even hiss on each other. cats are territorial animals and that is often the reason for a fight. Or will we? Anyways. The “owner ” of the territory will try to dictate all this to the newcomer. cats love a company of their own kind. Some cats love the company of other cats so much that they will be very pleased to get a company. Just give them time. sand. new scents and new rules. but we will not try to hide under the wardrobe after moving to a new apartment.advices for cat’s battlers I look at them as they chase each other around and nibble on each other ’s tails and ears. you will let them share the same toys and eat at the same time. Sooner or later. It may even look as a serious fight where they will try (sometimes even succeed) to scratch or bite each other. but don’t let them enter at least for the first few days. This is because newcomer cat is scared and changing the living space is one of the most stressful events for cats. they will sleep with each other as if nothing ever happened. cats like the company of other cats. just like us. This makes everything and everyone in your home their ownership. They are selfish. they will not show their satisfaction at first. It is not easy for them seeing you petting a newcomer. But. It is for us too. The cat who already “claimed” the territory will be the one who dictates the rules to the newcomer: where to lay down. toys. there will be hissing and growling. 9 / February 2013 When bringing a new cat to your home it is important. Cats perceive your home as their own territory. for starters. you may allow the “native” cat to peek into it. Consider it a final phase of introduction as they need to determine who is the dominant cat in order to continue living together. When they first meet. Their hostile behavior might take a while. even a week or two. In time. their secret hideaway. the newcomer is always in an awkward position: new territory. Even a bathroom can serve as a temporary “sanctuary”. Sometimes. a minute later. The “old” cat will be jealous. However. when to eat. water and few toys and limit their movement around the house in the beginning because chances are that newcomer cat will try to hide somewhere where you will not be able to find it or reach it. how much to drink and where to walk. sometimes more. Your cat marked this territory with their scents. to secure a separate (so called “sanctuary”) space just for newcomer. So. now that you secured a separate space for the newcomer. but sooner or later they will start to get along with each other because. food. as we said before. However. their treasures. Sand litter. everything and everyone (including you) is marked with their scent.
how strong its immune system is. It all depends. on whether the cat goes outside of the house and how much time does it spends outside. how healthy it is.advices for cat’s battlers SLEEPING IN YOUR BEDROOM author: bsilvia Some research show that more than 60% of cat owners (ok. Is that good or not? Even veterinarians can’t agree on that one. who are extremely sensitive to cat’s fur and cat’s 10 / February 2013 . It also depends on whether it was vaccinated. of course. but we’d like to think that we do) sleep with their cats in the bed. We should not forget about asthmatic persons either. and how resistant it is to the infectious diseases. we never really own the cat.
Later it will be much more difficult. the downside of this technique is that cats will rarely show any signs or symptoms until the disease has seriously weakened cats’ organism.advices for cat’s battlers dandruff. eats proper food. Still. today we have different products to help us with those issues. sofas and so on. regularly cleaned from the external and internal parasites. but all of us who live with cats know that that is not so simple. Cats have 11 / February 2013 learned not to show their weakness because. regularly vaccinated. as we all know. and it can even reach to up to more than 100 different types. Now. such as vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters which are used for “deep cleaning” of mattresses. armchairs. ventilation and air-conditioning systems can be of a great help to asthmatic people living with cats. in nature. if you still don’t want to share your bedroom with your cat. Of course. . However. Also. particularly avoid sleeping with cats. and doesn’t go out. weak ones are in greater danger of attack then healthy ones. especially if you sleep behind them. So it is of the utmost importance to look-out after their health and observe them so that any disease may be timely spotted. Regular brushing will help remove the dead hair which might otherwise end on your bed. Asthmatic persons should. start teaching it not to sleep on your bed while it is still young and new at home. therefore. then the chances of catching up something are close to zero. the problem of fur still remains but is nothing that can’t be resolved by regular brushing. Cats may carry different kinds of zoonotic diseases. or any other furry animal for that matter. Cats just can’t stand closed doors. If the cat is healthy.
do the same. If the cat is left alone in the apartment throughout the day. in the room where you want them to stay. they will come. and don’t beat it. Talk to it and gently push her away as it tries to get into your bedroom. she will definitely want to spend some time with you. Throw her a ball away from the bedroom while standing on the bedroom entrance. calm and poised. Go to the room where you want her to stay at night. Let her run and jump. Be gentle. 12 / February 2013 . This way she will get tired. etc. It will not understand what you want. don’t the expect the results overnight. play with her before going to bed. hunt toys and have fun. call her from some other room and reward her when she comes. Put her inside and give her a gentle pet. Indulge her. but also satisfied with a “quality time” and won’t insist on spending the night in your bed. Put all toys. Do that as often as possible. In case she entered the bedroom. Let’s start with some don’ts. balls. Set her a comfortable bed and show it to her. Always reward her when she is in her bed. give her her favorite food. Just redirect her attention in the opposite direction. but if you follow the steps we listed here. It will take some time to see the results. Don’t yell at it. Cats love to be bribed :) Don’t bring their toys or stuff they might be interested in into your bedroom. Entertainment is very important to them and this way they will understand that this other room is more interesting. If she still insists on entering your bedroom. And finally.advices for cat’s battlers Keeping your cat out of bedroom OK. don’t throw stuff at it.
in general. your beloved pet redecorated your favorite armchair to it’s own taste? Do your views on interior design. differ? .playground CRATCH THAT OST! author: bsilvia 13 / February 2013 So.
After all. those tiny lethal blades that are supposed to hide in between these soft. No. about fourteen times as strong as human’s. formats and shapes of scratching posts. fluffy paws can turn into your most frightening nightmare: the ultimate enemy of your furniture. It needs to shorten and sharpen their blades … sorry – nails. armchair or curtains. scratch. who’s to know better than you what kind of scratching post would suit your cat the best. Some cats prefer to scratch the lower parts or carpets. or your wooden tables or chairs.playground After a hard workday. you tie some toys to your new DIY project your days of worry for your furniture are over.you suddenly hear that creepy sound: “Scratch. Scratching Post! The ideal solution of the furniture scratching problem is to obtain a scratching post. they are actually the last joint on their “fingers” if you wish and their removal is both very painful and crippling for cats. but not the least. apart from this.” Owners of declawed cats noticed a drastic change in the behavior of declawed cats. in the end. 14 / February 2013 Declawing: Horrible and Unpopular Method Declawing is so horrible and dreadful method that it has been banned in many states. very sensitive sense of smell. It is a serious surgery operation in which the claws are being removed from the cats’ paws. These claws are very important to cats. it’s not that it doesn’t like the pattern on the sofa. you intruder. the best one is the one you do yourself. can not keep their balance as they used to. Go away. can not climb any more. You see. Declawed cats can not walk normally. They are now practically defenseless against other cats or dogs or other aggressors. It will use its paw glands on scratching post. Joe the cat. am the owner and the sole master and proprietary owner of this object which you are just sniffing. some will sharpen their claws on wood and others on the rope or. “Why? O. The biggest problem with the purchased scratching posts is the scent. Cats have very. (Not that they have any anyway. Cats will still use their scent to mark their territory but not with paw glands any more. Claws. Your cat just doesn’t care. You are on my territory. they are leaving their mark. And if. scratch …” and you know. paws without claws will often deform. there is another purpose to scratching. Any pet shop will happily sell you a spray that will attract cats. Or armchair.) But. why???” I hear you ask. Scratch. The problem is that cats need to do their manicure regularly. And that comes as no surprise. with a little help of the scent glands that are positioned near the base of their claws. just as you finally sat on your favorite spot with your favorite book in hand . Just spray your new scratching post for several days and your cat will soon start to love it. Scratch. Still. your sofa will never look the same again. If the producer used some strong smell materials or caused the scratching post to smell strongly and unpleasantly to your cat she will refuse to use it and will focus on your furniture again. well. And it is not difficult at all! All it takes is a little bit of good will and with proper planning your own DIY scratching post can be finished in less than one day. . and last. They are making a statement to anyone or anything who is able to decipher their scent messaging code and it goes something like this: “I. do not panic. and this urge to do the manicuring is stronger than any respect they might have towards your furniture. rough carpet. Although there are various types. Or curtains. before it’s too late.
rat. small backwards facing spikes called 15 / February 2013 . making the animal unable to pass waste through its body. Any type of string-like material can potentially wrap When a cat first swallows a piece of string. the more life-threatening the situation becomes. The more string that is swallowed. tinsel. but they also turn a cat’s digestive tract into a one-way street. The papillae will cause a cat to swallowing more and more string. and lizard tails. This instinctual behavior means that most cats won’t be content to catch the prey. often the entire length of the piece they’ve been playing with. Different types of materials may pose different risks. author: ashes86 It only takes a minute of YouTubing to realize cats and string are a pretty adorable combination. And it’s not just string. Thinner materials such as sewing thread can potentially cut into the cat’s intestines. specifically mouse. Unfortunately. They help with grooming and scraping up food scraps.com papillae prevent them from vomiting up the string. Although the cat may try to hack up what they’ve already swallowed.playground PLAYING WITH STRINGS String can provide cats hours of fun if used responsibly. but cat owners should never leave their pets unattended while playing with stringy materials. while thicker materials such as rubber bands might cause blockages in the cat’s digestive system. photo source: istockphoto. they’re usually inclined to eat it as well. and with string. dental floss and ribbons can all pose a very real risk to the safety of your cat. there’s no going back. So why do cats and kittens like these stringy thingies so much? Animal behaviorists believe the movement of string mimics the movement of animals which cats traditional prey on. this cute paring can turn into a dangerous duo if left unsupervised. that’s where things start to get dangerous. rubber bands. Papillae are what give a cat’s tongue its rough sandpaper texture.
and abdominal pain.playground around the intestines and cause straining and internal distress. the cat stands a much better chance of survival. If you suspect your cat has swallowed string act quickly. if there is string hanging out of your cat’s rear end. Cat toys should also be considered 16 / February 2013 . Importantly. If you’re unsure if your cat has swallowed string you can look for these signs: vomiting. Pulling can cause all sorts of complications. but other cases require surgery to untangle the string or repair cuts inside the body. some models such as the popular fishing rod varieties contain lengths of string and should be closely supervised while in use by cats. Responsible cat owners should take caution to safely secure any string-like materials and string toys when not in use. straining to defecate. Of course. but cat owners should never leave their pets unattended while playing with stringy materials. The situation becomes much more dangerous when the string reaches the intestines. dry-heaving. It is safer to let the string pass on its own. Sometimes swallowed string can pass safely through the digestive system on its own. for suitability. the most obvious sign that your cat has swallowed string is missing string. if a veterinarian can retrieve the string before it gets there. and never leave them lying around the house where curious cats can get their paws on them. consult a veterinarian for a professional opinion. or better yet. do not pull. String can provide cats hours of fun if used responsibly.
host animal to get within reach. waiting for the prey.they will wander around your house. Once they hook themselves on your cat or a dog or even on you. cats don’t care that much about education. they are born superior beings anyway) risks can be reduced to minimum. always in search for new and previously undiscovered areas. and it can also present health risk to your cat. they’ll do it again and again. or in this case. Ticks are usually very small. and no matter how many times they circle around every room. They’re no longer limited by those annoying doors and windows and can roam freely . If your cat is allowed to roam outside on it’s own.com Summer is everyone’s favourite. and you can barely see one without careful examination. photo source: istockphoto. One of those risks is very well known among dog owners and can be equally annoying to people. 17 / February 2013 . but not long after they begin their feast. there are more risks outdoors. The topic of indoors vs. For an outdoor cat exploration takes a whole new meaning. and outside. one thing is certain. Tick is the name of this pest. Warm weather.DEALING WITH THE TICKS RISKS author: nomi health Our little feline companions are great and accomplished explorers . This is precisely where ticks lay their ambushes. Cats are territorial hunters and sneaking around looking for intruders or potential pray is what they usually do . well. they will penetrate skin and begin sucking blood. their body will grow in size significantly and this is usually when ticks are discovered. outdoors cats is too extensive and require more detailed approach.they can climb every tree and investigate those suspicious bushes.indoors prey is usually some toy or your feet or hands (this is bad practice and we will talk about it as well in future articles). so this as well will be discussed in future issues of CATS magazine. With proper care and education (yours mainly. Whether your cat is allowed outside or not. you can be sure it will eventually end up investigating some grassy or bushy areas around your yard. but they are almost always there. anything that moves and is smaller in size will draw your cat’s attention. their primary food source. clear skies and so many opportunities for a good time.
behave normally because this is perfectly normal situation. In short . As nature sometimes like to play little tricks on us. You can also schedule regular appointments to make sure that tick bite did not result is disease.prevention! Special insecticides are used to repel or kill fleas and most of them also work for ticks as well. ticks present no significant danger. you can compare them to a mosquito. reactions to tick’s saliva. Your cat will have no idea why you are suddenly behaving like you’re possessed and will not fondly accept the idea of being pinched by some strange looking thing. ticks have direct access to your or your cat’s blood stream and this is always a risk. calm down. there is a certain amount of risk involved with any parasite that gets in direct contact with blood. you can try to remove it yourself. but as with the latter. inquire about the ticks .they can carry various lethal diseases.in some areas. Special tools are often needed. you can tear their bodies off. all it takes is one bite and they will display allergic Hey. so if you spot a tick bite. but again. ticks are not that easy to remove. you will not want to try any of these on your furry companion. this can be rather stresfull for your cat. some of which are dangerous even to us humans. spend some time with your friend and use it to examine it’s fur and look for unwanted guests.it is the method of removal that is more important and vital than the tools used. and you can also observe the tick removing procedure. hopefully now you’ll be at least a little bit better informed on what to do. After your cat returns from the grueling outdoor adventure. are sure guarantee tick will be killed. If you spot one. especially in colder climate. 18 / February 2013 . You can. Ticks are very resilient and while some of the “folk remedies” such as oil.health Normally. you should prepare your little roaming explorer for all the risks of summer strolls. although ordinary tweezers can be helpful . Your vet should be the best source of information in this case. So you caught one of those nasty little buggers on your cat. and now you’re not sure how to proceed? If you have the right tools and a bit of experience. It is important to understand that not all ticks carry lethal diseases and that tick bite is no reason to panic. But even that is not that much of a problem . use gloves and don’t try to squeeze or forcibly remove ticks . water or even gasoline (please do not douse your cat in any of these liquids) will eventually kill them (ticks that is). but what should you do with that bloated tick. Reasonable thing to do would be to handle the bite spot carefully. firmly grasping onto your kitty’s skin? Simplest and safest thing would be to take your cat to your vet. There are also many natural remedies and methods of prevention. Last but certainly not least. They secure their heads tightly to their host’s skin and if you’re not careful when you’re removing them. we talked a lot. For some cats. Similar to fleas and mosquitoes.this can just make things worse. You can learn more information about ticks and hear first hand about the risks. they are rare or even non existent. Only special insecticide sprays formulated to be lethal to ticks but harmless to pets. and by all means should. even if you manage to kill the ugly parasite. Needless to say. Even more danger lurks in tick’s saliva though .the real danger lies in the diseases and allergies ticks can transmit or cause. while the head still remains attached to cat’s body. you will still need to get it off your cat.
Pin brushes and wide toothed combs are the tools of trade and your main goal is to keep the hair smooth and prevent tangling. You know how annoying tangled hair can be right? It’s the same and even worse for your cat.health LOOKING GOOD Although cat’s own maintenance routine and your grooming should be sufficient. and you really need to keep this in mind when you decide to make such cat your companion. so keep your tools handy. Long haired cats require daily care. SHINY FUR author: nomi For short haired cats use metal combs or some cat’s favourites. For a final touch and extra shine. For short haired cats you can prepare bran bath: use oven and low heat to warm bran. you can sometimes go extra mile and use some pro tricks. 19 / February 2013 . and your cat will simply love them. This will ensure excess grease and dirt is removed for that extra sparkle. Besides. then rub it into the coat and finally carefully remove it. rubber brushes . daily grooming will give you extra time with your cat. wipe your cat’s fur with soft chamois leather after brushing. and you should both learn to enjoy and cherish those moments.the latter act as massaging devices as well.
most premium and super premium cat food products will be fine . When you’re looking for a perfect food for your cat. these acids will improve overall health and help maintain good looks as well. Short haired cats require less grooming than long haired ones. There are many details and tips on how to bathe your cat and how to reduce the stress of being faced with The Water. but the idea is universal. My cats usually do it right before their usual afternoon nap. The more you remove.com proper bath . Eventually. and the tools are a bit different. The aforementioned daily routine will be enough in most cases and your cat will be perfectly fine without being put through horror that is bathing.just look at the time they spend tending their coat and paws. cat might have other health issues besides the purely cosmetic problem of dirty and unkempt fur. While this might be scientifically true. or immediately after waking up. Clean and sleek cat is happy cat. your cat will need a 20 / February 2013 . cats do not require regular or frequent bathing. however. Whether it’s fashion or just self consciousness. and that’s putting it mildly.if it’s soft. and humans of course. But if the coat is tangled. Science says cats like to be clean and healthy. either in food or special supplements. make sure it’s high on proteins . messy and sharp to touch. Unlike dogs. Your friendship will grow stronger and your cat will make sure you know it.although your cat will usually have the last say in this matter. cat is doing fine and probably enjoys healthy diet and clean surroundings. we know better . you can do your part to help them be in top shape and looking sharp. and you can take part in that happiness by spending some extra time with your furry friend. Such shampoo will not dry out the coat or trigger potential allergic reaction.and this is where you step in.a subject we will cover in a separate article . especially during the shedding periods. you can be sure she or he will spend some time taking care of his appearance. You do not want to make this into even bigger stress! With bath out of the way and with proper daily selfmaintenance routine.health DIET. felines really enjoy clean and shiny coat without any foreign scents or tangled fur. and shiny coat is very big part of that. You can tell a lot about cat’s health just by looking at or touching it’s coat . But regardless of how much time your cat spends “in front of the mirror ”. You want to help your cat remove dead hair. your cat still can use your help in keeping their coat shiny and in perfect condition. No matter what the daily routine is for your cat.Cats can be selective about food. the less will be ingested by cat by licking (and subsequently returned in shape of those infamous furballs). smooth and sleek. We humans are often told cats cannot comprehend the idea of looking good in the same way we can. Another thing to look for is the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. Even so. photo source: istockphoto. every cat owner knows cats probably have other hidden agenda. but the single most important thing is to use shampoo specifically formulated for cats.
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For many years. CM: Tell us Carrie for how long have you been helping cats in need? When did it all start? Tell us about the first cat you ever saved? I started spaying and neutering feral cats and rescuing stray tame cats in the fall of 2005.. but I knew that I needed to help them. I did some research and learned about the process of Rooney. traps from a low cost spay/neuter clinic and slowly but surely trapped all of the cats and had them fixed and vaccinated. sweet and friendly person living in Lexington. Kentucky. the way they move. and I absolutely adore them. Helping animals in need is her way of life. But often.. their beauty. I wasn’t sure what to do. their intelligence. My husband and I lived in a loft apartment in a transitional area in the westside of Atlanta. Terrifying day but he is the sweetest. cat lover. so we would rescue those and find homes for them. Cats are my heart. I have had my heart broken more times than I can count because of some of the tragedies I have seen. their silliness.. Return). Georgia and we noticed a large group of cats living near a scrapyard and a few dilapidated houses. people would abandon tame cats into the colony. happiest boy now! (Trap. their independence.he was hiding in a paint cabinet. her home was a shelter for cats of many sizes and colors and it still is. but I wouldn’t trade that pain because I couldn’t live without the love and joy they provide. wife.. Many of them had been born on the streets and therefore weren’t socialized. Carrie is an artist.. I began borrowing TNR returned them to the colony and continued to feed them. purr. so we 23 / February 2013 . sleep.interview LIFE WITH CATS CARRIE JONES MURTHA I love everything about them…their humor. By the time we moved away from Atlanta we had spayed/neutered over 100 cats in our area and had rescued many of those.rescued from a warehouse as it was being demolished. Cats fascinate me. Neuter.
TNRed the colony and couldn’t bear to put her back since she was born without one of her back paws.. We came along when she was a few months old.. deaf. They were going to euthanize him because he was so fearful so we bailed him out. but he was trapped by animal control before the demolition... has breast cancer and an enlarged heart. Kookoo (black/gray tabby) and Finnegan (pale orange tabby): Kookoo was born in a feral colony behind a cafe on top of the roof in an ice storm. Finnegan was in the same abandoned building as Rooney. Her prognosis was terrible. Such a special girl. I cried when we finally got her! Came to find out that she is quite old. but she has been with us for 2 1/2 years and is fat and happy as a clam. 24 / February 2013 .interview Punkamunk.was coming to our porch to eat for 2 years and we tried and tried to trap her..
And my vet clinic is an amazing place that is integrally involved with both TNR and low cost vet care for rescued cats.trapped near a scrapyard and was just too old and sweet to return. but you would never know it.rescued from a cemetery near the stockyards. Kookoo. I also have them come meet the cat to make sure that they get to know them. so we scooped her up and brough her home and then proceeded to TNR all of the adult cats where we found her. And we always have a revolving door of foster cats and kittens. Kentucky 4 ½ years ago. do you get any help in food. I have been volunteering with them ever and kittens all around the city. in your opinion. I require that potential adopters complete an application. Boogie.. Natasha. Upon moving to Lexington. veterinarian aid or do you get any help finding accommodation for cats? When we were in Atlanta. a no-kill cat shelter.and we feed and take care of 8 strays and ferals outside….Rudy. I also ask for a small adoption fee which simply goes toward helping with some of the vet costs. Tubbs. that took in many of the tame cats we rescued.interview Wilson.. Freddie and Beatrice. Wilson and Punkamunk…. Joe.. I found a volunteer group called Our Strays which is a fantastic feral cat TNR since and have spayed/neutered over Spay program. 25 / February 2013 200 cats . I also had a wonderful relationship with Good Mews. She was standing near the road hollering at us. CM: Do you work in any other animal shelter and if so.. I also work with a cat rescue group here to find homes for adoptable cats. Marley. CM: How do you decide whether a potential adoptive is an appropriate one? How important it is. Ramsey. He is hearty and healthy and happy now! Boogie. We currently have 2 adult foster cats. McGhee and Chumbawumba. I worked closely with CM: How many cats are to taking care of currently? How many cats did you adopt yourself? My husband and I have 6 indoor cats (all rescues that we just haven’t been able to part with): Rooney. He has FIV and Leukemia. to castrate/sterilize a cat? When I adopt out cats/kittens on my own. Lifeline Animal Project who did all of the spaying/neutering and vaccinations at a very low cost ($20 per cat and then free for many after they received a special grant). Mr. rather than adopt solely based on the cat’s appearance. Finnegan.
And for about a year. deworm and deflea every cat and kitten prior to adoption. I think spay/neuter awareness is on the rise in our community. vaccinate. 26 / February 2013 . Spay Our Strays and Lexington Humane have worked together to do mass TNRs in mobile home parks (a HUGE breeding ground for unaltered strays and ferals) free of charge to the cat caretakers/feeders. and we are making major strides which is very encouraging and hopeful. I say that streets.).etsy. CM: Are there any discounts offered for castration/ sterilization in your community? Is it. offered for free? Do you think that awareness of importance of cat castration/sterilization is on a high level in your community? Spay Our Strays offers feral cat spay/neuter (and vaccinations and flea treatment) for $15 per cat. at least in some cases.com/shop/thesnippets Delivering Art With a Smile and Promoting Kindness to Animals Cheshire Cat Art Doll «The Snippets» Whimsical Handmade Art Dolls and Cake Toppers by Carrie Jones Murtha in our area including the Society Lexington Humane which offers greatly discounted rates No Births = No Deaths (in shelters. There are several other low cost spay/neuter clinics Puss in Boots Art Doll Shop: http://www. This has helped immensely to decrease the number of cats and kittens brought into the animal control here in Lexington. combo test. But we still have a long way to go…. etc. on the for pet cats and dogs owned by low income families. I ALWAYS spay/neuter.interview I believe that spaying/neutering is IMPERATIVE…it is the only way that we will solve the overwhelming pet overpopulation problem in the US.
Cats fascinate me. 2-a PET that has been spayed or neutered. the way they move. Are any of them inspired by a particular cat? Thank you! My creations aren’t usually inspired by a particular cat…. and I absolutely adore them. To get your daily snips. Together we are saving lives. Together we are giving a voice to the voiceless. education is KEY! We need more of that in every community across the world.blogspot.. education is very important. A quote that I love….com/ Purrs to you Carrie! .. provide. please visit her SnippetGirl Blog at http://www. their intelligence.it is the only way to stop pet overpopulation and the consequent euthansasia of millions of healthy. A snip~pet is. PSAs. their silliness. I will speak the truth from a place of respect and integrity. I will inspire others. their beauty. but I wouldn’t trade that pain because I couldn’t live without the love and joy they 27 / February 2013 15% of every sale will go toward her cat spay/neuter/rescue efforts. sleep. Cats are my heart..the kindest SNIP of all! Make sure YOUR pet is a SnipPet. Make food choices that respect the animals. the earth and my health.more inspired by the essence and the spirit of cats in general. Together we are building a kinder tomorrow for all beings..interview CM: Do you sometimes visit the cats you gave away for adoption? Do you keep in touch with the adopters? I absolutely LOVE it when adopters keep in touch and update me with photos and stories.. 1-PET art created with SNIPS of paper. “ ~ Mercy for Animals I very much want to write and illustrate a children’s book that teaches children kindness and compassion for animals and the importance of responsible pet ownership. billboards. Be forward thinking.Etsy Shop What exactly IS a SnipPet? It’s simple. Nothing makes me happier !! It doesn’t always happen. I will be the change I want to see in the world. Are there any activities regarding this kind of education in your community? OH yes. about spaying/neutering.. I hope I can make that dream a reality one day soon! I also wish that there were more commercials. I will treat others the way I want to be treated. paint and clay. CM: When it comes to healthy relationship between people and animals. but I sure do appreciate when it does. Lexington Humane provides some humane education in our area. “I will speak out against oppression even if my voice shakes while I do it. etc. their independence.snippetgirl. Stop by: The Snippets by Carrie Jones Murtha . CM: Cats inspire many of the beautiful creations that are coming of your atelier. Together we are preventing needless suffering. Never give up. adoptable cats and dogs EVERY year! We can’t express enough how crucial spay/neuter is…it saves LIVES…period. purr. I love everything about them… their humor. Together we are changing the world and exposing animal exploitation. I have had my heart broken more times than I can count because of some of the tragedies I have seen.
The Grand Canyon. Cooper can improve just about any location with just his presence. The photos are taken from his point of view from a camera that has been attached to his collar. and let me introduce you to a “Fall Colors” (Photo by Cooper: http://www. look at the world from a different perspective. Locations like Niagara Falls. then you have been missing out on some of the world’s most unusual and special experiences! Then sit back. but I felt as if it could have been improved. Watching Cooper stroll peacefully from one area to another and seeing his wonderful personality only make you love this adorable cat that much more. Aside from being amazing works of photography. Wait. These photos give us a sense of what life is like through his eyes. these pieces are a way to . photos are taken. The world is a beautiful place and there are some incredible sites to behold across it. Cooper ’s back yard. The photos are taken from his point of view from a camera that has been attached to his collar. When I looked upon the presidents stone faces at Mount Rushmore.what’s that? You have never heard of Cooper? Cooper.com) remarkable being. Hawaii. and the Great Wall of China are all some of the many dazzling and mysterious areas that make this place we call earth unique. the Photographer Cat? If this is true..life story C O O P ECAT R PHOTOGRAPER Cooper is an extraordinary animal that has a special talent for taking photos. As he wanders throughout the day and causes mischief wherever he goes. Castle Neuschwanstein. As I gazed upon the sculptures. You will wonder how you missed this since he’s been on “Must Love Cats” and has been featured in In Touch magazine.photographercat. I enjoyed the epic presence of the art work. but there is something that they are all missing. I have seen many spectacular sites around the world. In fact. I realized what 28 / February 2013 Meet Cooper the Photographer! Cooper is an extraordinary animal that has a special talent for taking photos.
his actions will inspire thousands to follow their dreams. you are able to actually see a part of history right before your eyes. Cooper would be a lovely addition to already fantastic location and his curious ways would give us a whole new way of viewing this excellent feat of craftsmanship. What better way to make this wonderful site more modern than by adding Cooper the Photographer cat? His presence atop the wall would give its visitors a great experience and his artistic style would suit this piece of history well.photographercat. (Photo by Cooper: http://www. It seems that Cooper the Photographer cat can improve any location that he happens to visit. 29 / February 2013 Cooper reaches for the last rays of sunshine before the Seattle rain returns for the season. It is getting to be quite old. While this is fascinating.photographercat. (Photo by Cooper: http://www. Cooper is the start of a revolutionary movement in the art world and his photography will be loved for years to come. With his quirky personality and his curious nature.com) . When looking upon the sensation Great Wall of China. it is no wonder that he has become such an outstanding photographer. before anyone ever dreamed that you would exist.life story could make this location even better: Cooper.com) Cooper lurks in a neighbor ’s rose bushes – perhaps he was worried about the “roses and thorns” reviews of his Chicago exhibit. You are viewing something that was created long ago. it has been the same for hundreds of years. Though he is the first of his kind. no matter what species they may be.
cat breeds author: nomi :: photo: nomi SIAMESE 30 / February 2013 Many Siamese cats had few other typical characteristics . . both features are considered faults and breeders are encouraged to be very selective when breeding Siamese cats.they were often crosseyed and even had a small kink near the tip of their tails. One of the legends say that the tail kink was used as a “hanger ” for rings of royalty and noble people. For show cats. and Siamese were entrusted to keep the jewels safe from thieves.
we’re talking Siamese. Siamese cats are categorized according to the color markings on their paws. Often described as the most vocal of cats. Siamese cats were already very popular around the world. and enjoyed special status in Siam culture. You’ve guessed it . then you can be sure you’re dealing with one of the most interesting and unique of breeds. it is also known as one of the breeds used to create numerous modern Oriental feline families. or even talk without being asked to. lively. they have very interesting past. and as they age. They were your typical high society cats and companions. the idea of changing the desired body characteristics was born among breeders and Siamese breed was essentially divided into two distinctive lines . ears. Siamese breed originates from Siam. Half a century later. the country we now call Thailand. huge following around the world and the amount of love they’re ready to give you can only be compared to the size of their ears. Siamese were instant hit among cat enthusiasts in the last decades of 19th century. Given their royal heritage. creative and extremely curious. But when cats respond and talk back. Kittens are born with very distinctive markings. Another characteristic typical to Siamese 31 / February 2013 . Typical representatives of this breed are noisy. Traditional Siamese retained original. and the traditional type.the modern. smaller ears (compared to modern type) and wider head. while modern types evolved into sleek and slender cats we know today.cat breeds It’s not uncommon to talk to your cats. tail and face. That’s when first Siamese made their way from Siam to the West. Radically different from other cats. their coat becomes darker and in many cases blends with the markings. more muscular body proportions with shorter legs. we all do it and it’s only natural for us to want to communicate using our voice.
As such. Siamese cats are one of the most amusing and engaging feline companions.they need interaction.unlike many other. companions and most of all they need your company. charmed by their vocal expressions or simply enjoy their extroverted character. Siamese are often compared to dogs . Their tails are thin and long and legs and paws are elongated and delicate. Siamese will be happy to be your pal. Although many fans of Siamese cats still affectionally take sides of either of the two types. 32 / February 2013 . and some of them genuinely like water. Siamese are keen jumpers. This elegant cat will win your heart not only with it’s stunning features but with the affection and genuine desire to follow you in whatever you do.cat breeds cats is the deep blue color of their eyes. They’re after your attention. more independent cats. they will offer a helping paw and express their opinions about your activities. such as taking a shower in your sink or a bathtub. they all agree looks are not the only defining quality of Siamese cat. Whether you are enchanted by their striking features. be prepared for some play time and if possible do not leave your Siamese alone for extended periods . they want you to be large part of their lives. but they will also ask some favors in return. so if you want to keep your Siamese happy. And best of all. And more often than not. sometimes to very funny extents.
Maru. Kodi the Cat Kodi dances to a Tchaikovsky piece from the Nutcracker Suite.funny corner SmartCat Peek-a-Prize Toy Box Here’s an interesting way to keep your cat busy. The strangest cat on the planet. Four minutes of famous Maru’s addiction to paper and plastic bags and boxes. 33 / February 2013 . Make sure to turn sound on.
cute cats making gags – what else could we want? Except for cartoons. because we would not find out about Yasmine that easily. I’ve been told that I’m socially inept and that I have the personality of a blank piece of paper. It had a picture of a Persian cat with a pointy party hat. with the words “You’re Special” printed in glitter. http://catversushuman.Anonymous I you are a true cat-lover you probably already heard of Cat Vs Human and if you haven’t – boy. Someone should send her a million dollars. I like cats.This n y c o n e r f u nis the bestrcomic strip ever.” Yes.com/ and check out the Print Shop too! 34 / February 2013 . there is a Cats Vs Human print shop where you can pick something yourself or some of the “crazy cat ladies” you know. you are going to love this! Behind the whole Cat Vs Human stands Yasmine who says: “I draw stuff for a living. Simple drawing and well-known topics from the catsworld. Cute tees and totes with inscriptions such as “Cat Ladies Unite!” Stop by Cat Vesrus Human Blog at Shakespeare decided to make comic strips about cats. At least my parents think I am special. in the birthday card they sent me several years ago.blogspot. thank God for the internet. just as we would probably never find out about many other great stuff which are not the subject of this article. The creator of this comic strip should win the Pulitzer. It’s as if . It says. Thank god for the internet. I like a certain boy. She’s amazing and sexy and has great hair. on the edge of “normal”.
soon enough. They are known to be extremely lucky cats. it must move fast at all time and it will be bored with any toy in no time. Sagittarius cat will never completely become a part of the family. Jump after a fly or lick its tail.SAGITTARIUS CAT more of a good friend who drops by for lunch and a pleasant afternoon chat. But. balls. it will look for trouble. but somehow it will always find a way out of it. It is tireless. even stay the night in the circle of the family. Keeping it in the lap. when she’s bored with your deprecation of . scratchers. More often then not. but will never be too excited about bursts of love you might want to demonstrate towards it. It will rather walk on the window board looking for a way to get out. Most of the time it won’t be sure about what to do. It will always demand to go out. it will demand to be pampered and will wake you in the middle of the night with a sincere intention to teach you how to hunt night butterflies. Getting used to living inside will not be easy for a Sagittarius cat. tickling of the belly and carrying it in the arms are definitely not on the list of its favorite activities. She needs to have a whole bunch of climbers. It is impossible to see a Sagittarius cat that sites still and observes the world through the window. It loves to be talked to and loves to be in the center of attention. author: bsilvia horoscope Complicated type Sagittarius cat is a complicated character. She is 35 / February 2013 It will be a loyal friend (when it is around) and will gladly meow the latest gossip from the neighborhood to you. Although it will gladly come and visit. soon it will be bored with all of it. different stuffed toys and still. it will always look for an adventure.
It’s ideal family will have at least one family member who was burn under the sign of Sagittarius or Aries. When it comes to Sagittarius cats. In addition. papers … what might be quite inconvenient for its people. generally. a real predator. Therefore it is very important to hide the ropes and similar stuff far from where it could reach it or it might come to serious health problems. ropes. If it does not like her people. for them it is important that they like their human family. she will wave her tail in an unknown direction only to be back the next day. it also enjoy company of other animals such as horses or dogs. it is almost obligatory to have a second cat aside from Sagittarius cat. it will gladly allow other cats to its territory. it will stay distant and elusive. it may happen that it will just curiously observe birds in the sky with no intention to hunt. Nay. As much as it likes to hang around with other cats. They make a good combination with a sign of Lion too. as all other cats. it is possible that another dogs adopts your Sagittarius cat and it will end up spending more time in the neighborhood then with you. and more! see you in the next issue! cat names turkish angora what litter? the smelly expressionism ringworm CATS Next issue: February 2013 36 / February 2013 . don’t have health problems. Although it is. Other than that. It will be so popular amongst other animals that one day it will show up on the door with other cat friends or even a dog. It is also possible to see it just watching a bird in it’s vicinity but she won’t even try to attack. Sagittarius Cat loves to nibble and chew plastic bags. Sagittarius cats. Social and friendly as it is.horoscope waking you up.
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bang and boom. now all the ornaments are on the floor. The whole tree came crashing down We all looked to see. 38 / February 2013 . Then all of the sudden came a crash. the kitty rambunctiously ran from person to person ready to explore Batting at the wrapping paper as we opened our gifts Hiding in the empty boxes waiting to be found How excited the kitty was on Christmas day.«Meowful Christmas» Poem by janellmares It was the day of Christmas and all thru the house every one was stirring even the kitty The kitty ran and the kitty played and The kitty jumped around with glee The kitty played with the ornaments until they came off the tree All bright and shiny the ornaments were. here was the little kitty peeking through with the look of innocence and joy Even though the kitty had knocked over the tree and all the ornaments were on the floor. to join in all the fun and laughter had by all. A yawn and a stretch the kitty sat on my lap and laid there quietly as he took a Christmas Day nap. As we opened our presents. nothing was stopping us from wanting more. So with a wink of his eye and a twitch of his nose the kitty decided that was enough and it was time for a snooze.
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Last add the oatmeal to achieve the consistency that your cat likes. Store left overs in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Add molasses. Measure all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp catnip 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup powdered milk 2 tbl butter or vegetable oil 1/4 cup Soy flour 1 egg 2 tbl Wheat germ 1 tbl Unsulfured molasses 40 / February 2013 BETTER THAN GRASS SALAD 1 small carrot peeled and grated 1/4 cup peeled and grated zucchini 1/2 cup chopped alfalfa sprouts 1 tsp. Mix dry ingredients together. Give to your cat and watch them gobble it up. Add chicken stock and toss. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with catnip and serve at room temperature. Stir well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into treat sized pieces. . CAT CRACKERS 6 ounces of undrained tuna 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/3 cup water CAT COOKIES Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. over medium to low heat. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool. oil and milk. When beef is cooked thru shred with fork and mix with the broth in which it was cooked. Add the minced veggie and the barley grass powder. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small. finely chopped parsley 1/8 cup chicken stock 1/4 tsp dried or fresh catnip Combine veggies in a medium bowl. Store the cookies in a sealed container. egg. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Carrots are often a favorite) Cook raw trimmed beef in just enough broth to cover.recipes PAMPERYOUR CAT FRIEND YOUR CAT RECIPES FOR BEEF AND VEGGIE BROTH 1/2 cup raw trimmed beef A few tablespoons of beef broth (Preferably not the canned or cubed variety) 2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal 1 tablespoon dried barley grass powder (Find at a pet food store) 1 cooked minced veggie (Your cat’s favorite . cat bite-sized pieces. This is a good cat food recipe for indoor pets. Let cool.
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Lynea Lattanzio. Since its founding 20 years ago. TCHK mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving. no-cage facility. and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. to provide a safe. and relies entirely on donations from the public to carry out its mission. who earn their keep as lawnmowers! As you can imagine.cat shelters around the world THE CAT HOUSE The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage. to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering. a dozen or so dogs and a handful of goats. permanent homes. happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique. other rescued animals into safe.000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens. receives no government or public funding. • educate the public on how to become directly involved in improving the quality of animal welfare.000 cats and 6. The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 20. primarily serving the Central Valley. loving. mission is to: • provide a no-cage. who founded and runs The Cat House on the Kings. • offer low cost spay and neuter referrals. no-kill. we need quite a lot of pet supplies to keep all of our animals happy. The Cat House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. healthy and permanent homes.000 dogs (not counting the 40. no-kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats and kittens for the State of California. talks about how it came about and gives you a peek into our unique environment in this video created by Jack Perez. • facilitate the adoption of cats (primarily). dogs and 43 / February 2013 . The Cat House on the Kings offers a variety of services: Advice and Education Adoption Center Sanctuary Boarding Low cost spay/neuter ON THE KINGS At The Cat House.
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some 200 kilometers away. gave her a bath and got her warm. But you never ponder long about the backstory when you see another creature in need of aid. the trip was long. and just as we thought she was happy and settled in her new home. We do not know how she ended up in that canal. The autumn was setting in already and days were not as warm as they used to be just few weeks ago. Our experience tells us that such phone calls and excuses are warning sign. Lulu was adopted. we took Lulu back and she spend few weeks with us as we searched and searched for the right people. Lulu’s life changed for the better. She looked miserable and probably felt that way too. to be and first heavy snow covered the gray remains of autumn. She knew. We humans sometimes do not think things over. Roads were full of snow. It’s not a nice story at first. And this was Lulu’s story. She also got full treatment to remove parasites and fleas… things were looking good for this little bundle of joy. Lulu came into our lives one autumn day when she was first heard and then found in a canal not far from our house. or we simply don’t think at all it seems.LULU author: nomi photo: bsilvia cat rescue story Hello everyone. . Help them if you And just as December came Soon. but Lulu likes to consider herself lucky and the story does have a happy ending. usually followed by rejection and abandonment. phone calls came. It turned out Lulu’s new owner realized she (the owner) is not able to financially support Lulu. or shall we say beginning. very strange phone calls. but Lulu took it with a smile and a purr. this lovely girl is Lulu and this is her story. we never saw her anywhere near our house before. 45 / February 2013 can. We took her in. On one such autumn day Lulu was discovered crying in a nettle bush. Needless to say. All they’re hoping for is not a good movie on TV or a brand new mobile phone – instead all they want is a warm blanket and a dry corner. On that day. Lulu found her new home. Hundreds and thousands of cats and dogs are out tonight.
I estimate I have all 9 yet to go. what should we call my stories? “Ah. I’m Noodles. If that was your assumption It’s only proper that I welcome you to my world since you for some reason have read this far. Oodles of short tales (not that I have one) or nodes in time. I’m USA born and meow proud of it. My name was Noodles for a couple of years before my destination (according to Brooke) was manifested here in the beginning pages of…. If you expect high class pedigree out of me. It is most interesting that I was born with a purpose (as Brooke explains it to me). A growing up of sharing short stories filled with oddles and oodles of my experiences. My home of roam is Fort Mill.com modules of a kitty’s life. according to Brooke. I’ve just decided to 46 / February 2013 . Just plain Noodles will do it. Doesn’t that beat all? Finding the special association with a human author to share my oodles of stories was perhaps by destiny based on my wants.of…. I admit it’s not too becoming to a ferocious hunter with great prowess skills but it is not so cliché as Puss or Tabby or Sylvester. About my name. In a moment I’ll explain the name but for now just know that my respect for my care givers are beyond measure. that’s me! You probably already associated or assumed how I got my name from the above paragraph. excuse me Noodles. illustration source: istockphoto. you are wrong. my thoughts. I am nothing special in the feline world but there are some conversations that we should have since so many of you have one or more of us in your lives and love us but can’t or don’t want to admit your need to know us and what makes us purrrr. South Carolina. I will displease. to enlighten. totally wrong.cat tales: the adventure of noodles NOODLES ANYONE? author: brooke folk How did I get here from there? What do I’ve been asked to write my odes or nodes or I do when I’m not in view? Where do I go when I need to go? You may wonder what I think about and you may think I am elusive or stuck up at times or very fussy or particular. Nodels wouldn’t flow but N’oodles could work. If you want an all around American Cat. In number of lives I’m still young.
the adventures of Noodles. “Hey. to be continued in Ferbuary 2013 issue of Cats Magazine day I started swiping at mom. others left the area before I did. I was nervous at first but now I know for absolutely sure.” Brooke announced. proudest moments and highest falls. Our eyes stay closed for a few days but our levels of communication with our siblings and mother are almost instant. will almost always. meow. “But. Enough licking About the third already I told her. the cat doesn’t have my tongue… Now. always landing on all fours. where was I? Oh yes.cat tales: the adventure of noodles pen your stories under the title of ‘Cat Tales’. I can remember being filled. illustration source: istockphoto. Cats on their 2nd to 9 lives told short stories of their close calls. We grew rapidly. I weighed my choices carefully by listening to the strays that passed through on their way to their continued lifestyles. My brothers. To each his own and when you find one. about two years ago I was born in a litter along with 5 other offspring. it was just a matter of preference. Secrecy was our companion. “Sorry Noodles. but. Boy do I have lots to share. time to leave your readers hanging by your claws until the next time. who is telling this story anyhow?” ‘Cat Tales’.com Alley cats. lost cats. don’t let go no matter what they promised you. the all American Cat! “Purr I like it!” Not that I was a sissy cat.” Brooke confirms. sisters and I had our first moments of not wanting to share from the get go. house cats. 47 / February 2013 . the choices seemed endless. scaredy-cats. I couldn’t see a thing but I knew what was happening and what I was supposed to be doing. Let’s just say I learned I was still wet behind the ears and there was a purpose for all the pampering. warm and purring and desiring to be at the bottom of the pile and sleeping. gotta go.
France.cats in art Le Chat Noir (French for “The Black Cat”) was a 19th-century cabaret. 1859 – December 13. frequently referred to as just Steinlen (November 10. in its heyday it was a bustling nightclub that was part artist salon. Perhaps best known now by its iconic Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen poster art. 1887 (Source: Wikipedia) 48 / February 2013 . 1923). Portrait of Mademoiselle Julie Manet With Cat by PierreAuguste Renoir. meaning entertainment house. (Source: Wikipedia) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. the child of a working-class family. HauteVienne. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen. was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. As a boy. he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to his being chosen to paint designs on fine china. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges. in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. part rowdy music hall.
Two years ago he published a video on YouTube. Best photos will be published in the next issue of the Cats Magazine and best of the best will be rewarded: The winner will get an illustration by Steve . He just wants to draw a cat for you for a small fee of $9.95. The idea of drawing a stick-figure cat for a bit less than $10 reached almost 10 000 after two years. http://iwanttodrawacatforyou. Steve is a writer and a comedian. he lives in Chicago.photo contest T NTEST HE CO You are invited to send us the best photos of your cat or cats.com See you in the next issue! About Steve Most of the cat-lovers already heard about Steve.com/ 49 / February 2013 . sent it to some of his friends and the rest is history.by snail mail :) Send your images to: contest@cats-magazine. Thanks to his funny ideas and even funnier illustrations he was represented to investors in prime time ABC show called „Shark Tank“ and one of them invested $25. Illinois and is one of the founders of Blewt! Productions which runs projects I Want to Write A Song For You.I Want To Draw A Cat For You .000 in Steves company. Talkin’ Funny! and more.
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