a wonderfully comforting fearfully made creature from god
I love it when he purs
I love it when he seemingly
says hi with a drawn out meow
We presently have 6 Rescue Cats, ages 7 to 19. The eldest has a Heart Murmur and takes medicine twice a day. The 18 year old has been in and out of Diabetes three times. The youngest has a sort of Hay fever condition and needs a medicine she hates. We cannot imagine life without this bunch although it is hard when they pass on. We have always been fortunate in having cats in our lives and wish more people would take in the older ones - they are special.
Nothing "strange" to anyone who loves cats
& is owned by one (or 2, or 3, or more)!!
I've read that the chattering at birds thing is actually to activate some really intense scent glands located inside the cat's mount. They can't smell the bird because of the window, so they try harder by sucking in air through these special scent glands.
In regard to night yowling, my cat was recently diagnosed as hyperthyroid which is a very dangerous disease (and expensive to treat or cure). If, in addition to night yowling, you cat ls eating like a horse, losing weight, and has a scruffy looking coat, take it to the vet right away. And expect to spend a fortune. My cat is having radioactive iodine therapy next month at a cost of $1,200. The alternative ie daily medicine that costs about $700 a year, so the one-time $1,200 expense doesn't sound so bad.
Reading this article just confirmed what I always suspected: CATS ARE WEIRD.
My cat is a vicious, serial killing monster that stalks and torture-murders butterflies and small animals. Then sits and covers itself in cat spit.
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