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Meet Lamie – Tough as Nails, Just Like Her Momma

Lamie is one of Tommy’s daughters, and the most similar in terms of character and behavior. Like her mother, Lamie is tough and intolerant, and like her mother, this toughness was tested early in life. When Lamie was a tiny … Continue reading

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Cat Burglars – Preventing Felines from Stealing Each Other’s Meals

As I explained in Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats and Shadowood’s Feline Fat Farm – A Weight Loss Program for Cats, after decades of free feeding my family felines, I switched to portioned meals back in 2007 when I got tired of … Continue reading

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Shadowood’s Feline Fat Farm – A Weight Loss Program for Cats

As I explained in my blog entry, Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats, I used to live with a houseful of feline fatties. This was the outcome of decades of free feeding high-carb kibble diets to my cats. This cheap and lazy … Continue reading

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Meet Tommy – A Feline Warrior with a Never Say Die Cattitude

Tommy has always been a warrior. OK, perhaps not when she was a young kitten, but as soon as she reached adulthood, she had to fight for her life and for the lives of her sister and their respective young … Continue reading

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What Do You See When You Look at a Cat?

What do you see when you look at a cat?   Do you see a companion who warms both lap and heart on days when everything else seems cold? A comrade of shared interests in birdwatching, sunbathing, and long naps … Continue reading

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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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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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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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