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Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats

My childhood cats were always free fed from a communal bowl kept full of Purina Cat Chow. That’s how everyone I knew fed cats back then. I don’t remember a single fat cat from my youth. They all self-regulated their … Continue reading

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Windows to the Soul

Because I didn’t have time to make a blog entry yesterday, I’m going to post this bonus entry today. I have a thing for cat eyes. I am both disturbed and mesmerized by the way they look into my soul, … Continue reading

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Respecting One’s Elders

Over the decades, I have watched many of my beloveds become elderly. Of course, when I was young and vital, much of what it meant to live in an aging body was beyond my understanding and empathy. Although my love … Continue reading

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Cat Health Procedures You Should Know How to Do

I spend a great deal of my days and nights attending to the health concerns of my aging 4-legged family. I administer medications and subcutaneous fluids to multiple cats daily, prepare and serve individual meals (by oral syringe, if necessary) … Continue reading

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Switching gears (My life as Cat Mommy-Nurse)

I’m switching gears for a few days to start the cat health section of this blog. To begin, allow me to introduce a major sub-set of what makes me, me. I am Mommy-Nurse. My kids have four legs and an … Continue reading

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A Cat by Any Other Name …

I have been asked how I came up with my cats’ names. The quick answer is, I didn’t. ¬†Well, not for the adults, anyway. I assumed that the adult cats already had names. The trick was convincing them to let … Continue reading

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Just so you understand

I think that perhaps a bit of clarification may be helpful for those of you wondering how so many felines have ended up here at Shadowood. Allow me to explain, or at least to speculate as best I can. I … Continue reading

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The Parade Goes On …

Continuing with the kitty parade, 2005 brought an influx of new 4-legged family members. First there were The Three Mouseketeers – Footsie, Feather, and Phantom – who showed up on the farm around the same time. Because of the timing … Continue reading

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A Brief Timeline of Feline Arrivals at Shadowood

When my ex-husband and I bought our farm, Shadowood, in 1979, we moved in with two cats, Tempest and Pea (Sweet Pea for about the first five minutes of our acquaintance). For a brief period, we expanded our family by … Continue reading

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Introduction and Welcome!

My name is Laurie Frazer, and I live on my farm in northern Minnesota, USA with The Pride of Shadowood, three dogs, and three very geriatric horses. On my 13th birthday, my father gave me a gift certificate for the … Continue reading

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