Kitty Chat Issue #011,
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November 1st 2009
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1. What's new on the Cat Behavior Explained website
2. Priscilla's Column
3. Article - Feline Anemia - Causes, Signs and Treatment
4. And Finally...
1. What's New?
Winter is fast approaching here in the UK (though the October weather has been really good - better than the summer!) Could only happen in this country...
Priscilla, Terry and I are all fine. Terry got himself into a spot of bother this month, but I'll leave Priscilla to tell you about that!
I've spent quite a bit of this month tidying up and rearranging the website, but I have managed to add a few new pages which I hope you'll like...
Kitten Development from 0 to 12 Weeks - what are the major milestones in your kitten's first 3 months of life? Find out here!
The British Blue or British Shorthair Cat - Learn more about the cat breed that was the inspiration for the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland!
Munchkin Cats - find out more about this lovely but sometimes controversial breed.
2. Priscilla's Column
Hello! If you're new to this newsletter, let me introduce myself. I'm Priscilla, the real brains behind the Cat Behavior Explained website. My mummy writes it, but she'd never manage it without my help. If you've read my column before, hello again!
I've had quite an uneventful month, but the same can't be said for my little brother Terry. Here is a picture of him - he's now just over a year old and bigger than me, but I'm still the boss, make no mistake!
Terry occasionally likes to jump on me from behind, before jumping straight off me again and up onto a high point so I can't wallop him back. He gives me a fright whenever he does it and Mummy says it's very naughty of him and tells him off whenever she catches him.
Well he decided to jump on me in the bathroom in the middle of the night in the dark, and then to jump up onto the toilet seat to get out of my way. Mummy usually always puts the toilet seat down but this time it had been left up.
I bet you can guess what happened... He jumped straight into the toilet! How I laughed! And what was even funnier was he couldn't get out because he had nothing to grip on to. And he's got such a quiet meow Mummy couldn't hear him.
After laughing my head off for a couple of minutes I decided I'd better get Mummy, so I meowed in my beautiful, melodic, X Factor winning voice. That woke Mummy up and she fished him out and put him straight into the shower which he didn't enjoy one bit. I watched and laughed some more.
I think I've proved that the law of Karma applies to cats too!
See you next month!
3. Feline Anemia - Causes, Signs and Treatment
To read this article, click here.
4. And finally...
This made me laugh until my ribs hurt! I hope you like it too!
A Cat's Guide to Throwing Up
If you have to throw up, get to a bed quickly. Barf in the middle of the quilt, preferably a good thick one that doesn't fit in the washer. It will give the human a chance to go to a launderette and spend more money. Add this cost to the total you're already costing them. It makes you feel treasured and expensive.
If you cannot manage to get to a quilt, try a chair or an Oriental rug. If there is no Oriental rug, shag pile is good. When throwing up on the carpet, make sure you back up so that it is as long as the human's bare foot. Move around as much as possible to leave a glob here, there and everywhere. Stand back and watch your mistress gag and swear while she tries to clean it up.
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Meow until next month!