December 6, 20150 found this helpful
Stunned and Amazed! That's how I feel after reading this! What an extraordinarily great piece of advice backed up by visuals. Hope you have an awesome time!
November 21, 20130 found this helpful
Great article! My 1st cat, Kissy, I got as my 11th birthday present. We basically grew up together, and were closer than close. I swear, it was like he was more of a brother than a pet. I was blessed to have him with me till he was almost 21. But in his last few years, he had hip problems was was prone to no exercise at all.
So we decided to do what you did, we trained him to walk on lead w/harness. We would take him to a county park that had trails and we'd walk very slow. When he tired, he would sit and look up at us. We'd pick him up and walk holding him, massaging his little hips as we walked. When he started to "slide" down my arm, I knew he was ready to walk again.
He loved his walks as much as we did. I've had many pets since, but he'll always have a huge place him my heart, till we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks again great artical, and the opportunity to relive a joyous memory. Peace to you :-)
October 14, 20130 found this helpful
I give your suggestion an A+! Thank you for the great idea :-D
September 7, 20130 found this helpful
I'm not currently hand-rearing kittens, but have before. I will be saving your article along with those that have replied to you - invaluable info! I'm such an animal lover that I know I'll probably be doing it again, and I want to keep this. Really appreciate your article! Thanks!
May 15, 20130 found this helpful
Tinka is a Beauty! You brought a big smile to my face for sharing her with us! But wishes to you both :-)
April 20, 20130 found this helpful
Question: has the vet checked to see if your 4-footed baby is either diabetic or hypogycemic (prediabetic)? It's odd he would keep having reoccuring bouts of this if his sugar was balanced. I'd also keep his mouth as clean as possible. While he's washing himself he might be reinfecting himself too. One last thing, besides keeping up with the vinegar, I'd also be sure to feed him yogurt (natural, organic Greek is best-unsweetened, of course!) and give him a daily probiotic suppliment. Once his Ph is balanced and he has more good bacteria than bad, it should end the yeast problems. When giving the yogurt, I'd start with small amounts first and check his stool to be sure his system can tolerate it. I know you're a great puppy-mommy and your baby will be just fine!
April 10, 20130 found this helpful
I really like what you did there. I love the nature theme, but it would be a great idea to showcase any small collectables. Good job, too! thumbs up!
April 6, 20130 found this helpful
Good Job Robyn! Not only is this very cost efficient, but you are only limited by your imagination (and of course the safety of you little ones!) Thank you so much for the great ideas - and you have my wheels turning too. Can't wait to try to make my kitties some toys too!
April 3, 20130 found this helpful
Oh wow, great advice! My own little stinker that does that. She's just young and playful and doesn't understand. And while I'd never resort to physical pain to correct her behavior, I was trying to figure out how not to hurt her feelings either. Cats are so proud, and if she feels like I am rejecting her, like "time out", when she's only trying to play and be social, I just couldn't do that to her. But this is great - just stop the inappropriate behavior and redirect to a good one. Thanks again, I am so happy you posted this!
January 5, 20130 found this helpful
I'd really like to try this! I have 19 of my own, and it seems the litter costs more than the food. Acctually, that would make sense since the litter they use for 2 things not 1 (lol). My concern is, with something food-based, would it draw in bugs? I live in Florida, and we get red ants (nasty little biters!) and big palmetto bugs (the Godzilla of roaches!) Would open containers of cornmeal-like litter draw these things in? I already do battle to keep these critters out during the summer months-don't want to set a table and ring the dinner bell so to speak. Have you had any problems with creepy crawlies trying to eat your corn based litter?
December 8, 20120 found this helpful
Oh, what a beautiful, intellegent little guy you have there! You've got the wheels in my head spinning, trying to come up with some creative new "enrichments" I can share with MY 4-footed kids! Happy Holidays to you, Peanut, and the rest of your family! I hope you upload something on YouTube showing Peanut in action - would love to see him play the game with you!
December 1, 20120 found this helpful
Try using Moth Balls. My cousin had a squirrel get inside her car and nibble on some of the wires. When she had it repaired, she mechanic advised she put some moth balls under the hood. He said if she didn't use, the same squirrel would come back and munch again. She did, and yes her car smell strong for awhile, but the squirrel never did come back.
August 20, 20120 found this helpful
Blessing to you too! We animal lovers must stick together! I volunteer at a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and love every minute of it! The have programs to find "furr-ever" homes for puppies and kittens, and I've fostered myself. The goodbyes are bitter sweet! But I smile through the tears knowing they'll have a great life! I've never used food-grade DE but have heard great things. After reading what you wrote, I will definitely be picking some up!
God walk with you always!
July 18, 20120 found this helpful
Yeah, Chris, I think you had a great idea about the bandana. For 1 thing, I just never thought the size of a reg washcloth was right. What I've been using recently is a microfiber dust cloth (never used for dusting, just washing) it's longer and rectangular so it's easier to do my back, plus it rings out pretty dry. Get well soon! And keep the great ideas coming!
September 27, 20110 found this helpful
First of all, even if your top is white, don't bleach it! That will just set the stain. First go to a pet store that sells enzyme based urine remover. Put a small amount on the shirt and leave for 24hr to see that it won't damage or fade your top. If it doesn't I'd soak your stain in it first. Rub the stain as long as it doesn't damage the fabric. After you've done that and let it set for a while to "do it's thing", I'd then rinse it with clear water, and if there is any stain remaining, further treat it with some Oxyclean dissolved in water and liquid detergent. That really should do it. You could use hydrogen peroxide instead of Oxyclean if you have some, but I think the Oxy works better. These things have saved more that one of my tops, and no one ever knew there was a stain, no stain-no odor. Best of luck.
January 7, 20110 found this helpful
Yes, God Bless you and your family. I work with a TNR (trap/neuter/release) group here in Tampa called A.C.T. (Animal Coalition) and they also supply discounted meds and services for feral cats, and there are many of these places around from state to state. They may even supply you with a "have a heart" trap so you can catch that little darling and take her in. Get you your internet and start googling for these types of coalitions in your area. they may put you in contact with an expert in feral cats that can help you more than you can imagine. Again, may you have many Blessing come your way for all your good works! :-)