The Adventures Of Zachary, Jitters and Tabatha

I purchased Zachary my pet goat from a party that raised goats in Thornton, Iowa. He came to live with me as a very young goat. I put him in a building that had two cats in it because I wanted him to get along with cats.

We had a dog that was part miniature lab, dachshund and rat terrier and her name was Jitters. Jitters and Zachary got along well together. Jitters was a very smart small dog. She won every prize at a dog show at TSC except for one prize. A puppy won that prize. She would jump into my Fathers arms on command, shake hands, roll over and she loved cats.

My cat Tabatha had her kittens in Jitters dog house and when she left for awhile Jitters was head babysitter. She watched over those kittens as if they were her own offspring. In the morning the kittens would come running out of the dog house followed by Tabatha and than Jitters.

Zachary would jump on our windowsills and look at us while we were preparing breakfast in the morning. Jitters and Tabatha would be waiting for their fried eggs or oatmeal in the morning along with their normal food. Where one went they would all go.

When Zach was very young the two kittens he grew up with thought to themselves let play a trick on the goat. They left him in the corn field by himself. My Father and I found him in short order as we heard him bleating in the field and he rode home with us in the pickup. We could not find Zach at one time. He was quick and he sneaked into our house. We kept calling him outdoors to no avail. We went in our house and he was standing in the middle of the living room and nothing was damaged or soiled luckily.

They would all go out hunting together. Tabatha and Jitters would stay in the ditch and hunt for mice. Zachary would veer off into the corn field and eat the ear corn that was left behind by the combine. One time Jitters caught a mouse and Tabatha got it away from her. Tabatha tried to get her kittens to eat it but they were to young yet to know what to do with it. Jitters got her mouse back and she had her appetizer for the day.

One time they got on the black top by my place and a nice woman herded them back to my place. She got out of her car and said I assume this is were they live and I said yes and Thanked her. She did not herd Tabatha back however because you can never herd a cat. Tabatha came back all on her own.

Zachary and Tabatha and Jitters had many fun adventures together. They were tremendous and loving pets. Tabatha lived to be 7 years old. Jitters lived to 14 years old. Zachary lived to be 16.3 years old. I am sure they are having fun adventures in heaven. God Bless our beloved pets.

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Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food from Chewy.Com.

I was provided Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I have many bird feeders located outside that my cats and I can watch through my picture window. I  love to feed my birds Kaytee Basic Wild Bird Food from Chewy.Com. The seeds are nice and fresh and my wild birds love it. Kaytee bird food has a number of different grains to attract a variety of various birds throughout the year. Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food from Chewy.Com has corn, a blend of grains and sunflower seeds. Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food has supplements, vitamins, and calcium carbonate in their blend to help your wild bird friends get through the stress of winter, breeding and migration.

Some of the birds that come to my feeder and eat the Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food are Houses finches,  Blue-jays, Wood peckers, Starlings, sparrows, Cardinals, Blackbirds, Gold finches and Chickadees. The Gold finches sit on the windowsill and my cats go wild watching them and my cats make a clicking sound with their mouth. Sometimes all three of my house cats are in a row batting at the birds through the window. Bird watching is a great source of entertainment for my cat and I.

I love watching and observing wild birds. I try to make their lives easier by providing high quality Kaytee wild bird food for them throughout the year. I enjoy watching their offspring as they grow up and they eat at my bird feeders eventually also. I had a pair of Cardinals and their two young ones eating at my bird feeders and what a delight it was to watch them.

Put up bird feeders and teach your children about the various birds and to respect and help out the birds that God created. Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food from Chewy.Com is a bird food your little wild bird friends will sing about for a long time to come.

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How My House Cats Spend Their Days In The Winter Months

My house cats love to lay on my bed and look out of my window at the birds in the trees and bushes. They sort through their toy box everyday to pick out a cat toy to toss and throw around in the air. Conrad’s favorite toy is a singing bird cat toy at the moment. He absolutely loves tossing it in the air again and again.

Cat Beds and Heated Cat Beds

My cats love to lay in their Meowfia cat bed from Chewy.Com. They also love their Serta cat bed with a plush and cushioned bed for your older or arthritic cat. They love their heated K & H cat beds that I have purchased from Chewy.Com. My cats in the house next door love their large heated enclosed K & H beds and the heated windowsill beds. I have some cat beds that recirculate your cats own body heat. Several of my cats next door like those.

Heated Water Bowls and Automatic Pet Feeders

I have a large Stainless Steel heated water bowl for my cats next door to drink out of made by Allied Industries Inc. They are easy to clean and your cat always has water available to drink. I have used my heated water bowl for four years now and it still works perfectly fine. I love my automatic pet feeders as they are easy to use and your cat always has plenty of tasty food at their disposal. Chewy.com handles automatic pet feeders for your cat or dog.

Bird Watching 101 For Your Cats

I have several bird feeders by my picture window. Put out a large variety of different mixtures of bird seed to attract a large variety of birds. I also put out suet or suet balls from my local grocery store as suet attract the woodpeckers. My cats watch the following birds : sparrows, blue jays, black birds, chickadees, house finches, cardinals, gold finches, starlings, crows and woodpeckers.

CAT TOYS THAT ENTERTAIN AND GIVE YOUR CAT EXERCISE

My cats love to play with their circle toys with a ball that they bat around with their paws. They throw their catnip mice around and toss them up in the air. My house cats love to play with a toy that throws out a string called Flik made by the Pet Safe Co. They love the mice cat toys that sound like a live mouse and the bird toys that sing like a living bird. They love to get their cat treats out of the cat treat dispensers. I have purchased some cat treats and dispensers from Chewy.Com. They love it when I swing a stick with a fish attached to the end of it up in the air as they try to grab it.

My cats enjoy their winter months and I hope your cats do too.

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Sibley Birds Guide Second Edition Book from Chewy.Com

I as provided Sibley Birds Guide Second Edition Book from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

The second edition Sibley Birds Guide book  is completely revised with more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on behavior and habitat, and more tips on finding species in the field. The book is written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley.

The illustrations in the book are 15 % to 20 %  larger for better detail. There are nearly 7000 digitally remastered paintings for better print quality. The attention to extended detail on every bird is exquisite and extensive.

I have learned to look at birds more carefully and pay more attention to their wing patterns and markings making it easier for me to identify them correctly the next time I see one. I also pay closer attention to their bill length and the overall size of the bird and learning their songs and calls.

I have learned what kind of trees or brush attract the birds in my own backyard. Some birds like older mature trees and others prefer pine trees. Some of my birds like to eat dried up berries on some of my hedges. Older trees are a good area for birds to go that like eating insects and ants that are found in and or on older mature trees.

The Sibley Guide to Birds from Chewy.Com is a must have guide for the basic bird lover. I love how the Sibley Bird Guide shows you the pictures of the young birds and then the fully mature picture of the bird. It is interesting to see how the coloring in their feathers changes as they become more mature birds.

I have learned what kind of birds like to eat at bird feeders.  I learned that if their feathers are laying down or up it means that they are cold, scared or completely relaxed. The Sibley Birds Guide is my far the best bird guide book I have ever owned. I keep it by my chair which is located by my picture window and my bird feeders for quick and easy reference.

My cats are delighted that I have the Sibley Bird guide book from Chewy.Com. With the new guide book our caregiver can attract more birds at her bird feeder to keep us entertained throughout the day.

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How To Wake Up Your Human If You Are A Cat

My name is Kohl and lay on my Mother’s pillow and meow away in her ear. I find my method of waking up my human very effective indeed. My human gets very annoyed with me when I give her my idea of a permanent in the morning. I need away at her hair and comb through it with my teeth. She gets her fill of my cat perm in a hurry and she gets out of bed and tends to all of my needs and desires. I demand fresh water in the morning. I simply stare and the water dish and she fills it with nice fresh water for me to drink ASAP. I have her trained purrfectly.

My name is Garfunkel and I lay closer and closer to my human Mother until she cannot stand the heat radiating from my little body any longer and she gets out bed. I have another method I use also as you always need a plan B. I lick and lick away at my humans hands and arms. She gets out of bed and cleans out our litter boxes and I make sure I am the first cat to use the cleaned out litter box in the morning. My human was very easy to train.

My name is Conrad and I sleep by my Mothers feet all night long. I am part Siamese so I let that part of me shine through in the morning. I call out to my human Mother in a shrill Siamese voice that could wake the dead in the morning and if she did not wake up with that I would have to call 911. I walk up by her face in the morning as I like it when she pats me on the head in the morning and she holds me close to her for a little while.

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We love our human and we try to please her as much as she pleases us. We are fortunate to have each other and be in a loving and caring home. God Bless you humans for taking care of us and for letting us train you purrfectly.

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Cats And The Predicaments They Get Into

My Mother had a cat years ago that jumped onto the top of a wood burning stove and she burned the bottom of her paws. Their cat let out a horrible wailing sound. They put Vaseline on the bottom of her paws and she healed up quickly from her wood burning stove ordeal.

I had a half grown cat ride on top of the gas tank of my car all the way to the college that I was attending which was about a twenty minute drive from where I live. I noticed my cat sitting on a tire in between my classes. I told the secretary at the college my predicament and she gave me a box to put my cat in. It was Sept. and I did not have to worry about him getting overcome with heat by being in my car. He stayed in the box until my last class. I noticed him looking out of my back window. We drove home and he jumped out with no effects from his adventurous day of travel.

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I have had house cats climb up trees when I let them out for awhile. One of my cats stayed up in the tree even though it was starting to rain outside. When she was soaking wet she decided to come in and she gave me a look that could kill. I told her I tried to get you to come in but you would not come.

I have had friends tell me that their outdoor cats had got their heads stuck in a can, jar, hot dog wrapper, etc. Luckily all of them noticed their cats predicaments right away before they suffocated to death. They used a can opener and butter to get the can off of their cats head. They very carefully broke the jar off of their cats head with a hammer and the hog dog wrapper only required a scissors to remove it from Fluffs head.

I hope all of you and your feline friends are successful in getting out of your predicaments.

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Conrad My 8 to 5 Cat

I was supposed to have Conrad at my vet by 8:30 AM. I tried to catch Conrad at 7:30 AM and he was nowhere to be found. I caught Kohl at 7:45 AM as he needed a distemper shot also. I went to my other house and caught Bella and Cali immediately.

I started looking for Conrad again. I went upstairs and to the basement and I could not find Conrad anywhere. I looked back of furniture and under furniture and on top of the furniture and still no Conrad to be seen.Conrad

I took the three cats I was able to catch to my vet for their shots. I told him I could not find Conrad. I tried to locate Conrad when I got home and he was still nowhere to be seen. Kohl sat on my lap after we got home from the vet. I read a history book for a while and then I looked for Conrad again it was 1:30 PM by now. I picked up a few items in town. I visited some people in the Rest Home.

I went outside and got some of my yard equipment ready to go. I cleaned out my cat litter boxes for the second time. I tilled my garden and I planted some seed potatoes. I came back in the house and looked for Conrad again and could not find him anywhere and it was 4 PM by now.

At exactly 5 PM Conrad appeared out of the blue and he looked at me like what are you going to do now lady the vets office is closed for the day. I swear Conrad can tell time somehow and he is truly my 8 to 5 cat.

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We will be going to the vet next week and Conrad will have a surprise I will catch him at 6 AM. I  will store the cage in the room where I will be catching him three days ahead of our vet appointment. I hope you and your cat are on time for your next vet appointment.

I caught Conrad this morning after he complained to me and hid under my bed for awhile. He hid back of a card table and I was able to grab him my the nap of his neck and put him in my cat carrier. I called my vet and we got right in. Conrad got his distemper shot and his worm medicine. Conrad decided his visit to the vet was not that bad after all. Conrad rode in the front of my vehicle were he could keep an eye on me while I drove. Conrad said the visit to the vet was worth all of his trouble in long run as it will keep him in excellent health hopefully.

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Conrad and the Cuckoo Clock

I had my Cuckoo Clock repaired and it did not work on the wall where it used to work. My clock repairer man told me to move it to another wall.

I moved the Cuckoo Clock  to another wall and it would work for 11 hours or 26 hours and then it would stop. There was no rhyme or reason for my clocks erratic behavior. I checked to make sure he clock was level which it was. One day my clock stopped after two hours, I was extremely frustrated with my Cuckoo Clock.

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Conrad is my youngest house cat and he loves to watch birds eat out of my bird feeders. He loves to play with cat toy birds that sing or make a noise.

Conrad  could not  reach my Cuckoo Clock where it used to hang on the wall. The new location for my Cuckoo Clock was next to the bookcase in my dining room. I was reading a book one day in my living room when I saw Conrad jump on top of the bookcase and stop the pendulum of the Cuckoo Clock with his paw so the pendulum would not hit him in the head as he tried to remove the singing bird from my Cuckoo Clock. I told Conrad to stop and jump down from the bookcase which he did.

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Conrad is very clever he waits until I am outdoors now before he stops the clock. Conrad has finally lost his fascination with the wooden bird in the Cuckoo Clock and the bird can come out now to announce the hour and the half hour without worrying about Conrad dismantling him.

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I told my clock repair man to ask people if they have a cat before he repairs their Cuckoo Clock. He got a chuckle when I told him that Conrad was the cat burglar so to speak. My Cuckoo Clock is glad it can still announce the hour and the half hour with no help from Conrad.

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