The Story of a Very Petite Young Black Cat

I had a very petite  and very small black kitten born on my farm. She would follow my Father and I all over the farm. She would do the same thing if someone came to visit us. She was always under foot and we were afraid that we would step on her and kill her by accident. She was a very kind and loving little female kitten. She knew enough to stay away from cars and farm machinery. If I would try to run so she could not catch up with me it did not work. The minute I would turn around she was right there johnny on the spot.

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She would eat a fair amount of cat food but she never seemed to grow. I thought she would always remain very small for her age. She was very healthy and could run like the wind. She had her rabies and distemper shots and she checked out fine with my vet. I think our dog got a little annoyed with her at times because she would also follow our dog all around the farm when we were in the house.

I put an ad in our local newspaper under giveaways. I was afraid that someone would eventually step on her and kill her by accident. A nice young couple answered my ad. I told the couple that she was very small and that she would probably stay that way the rest of her life. The couple came out to our farm and fell in love with her the minute they saw her. I asked for their name and phone no. so I could check up on her later on.

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I waited for about one year before I called the young couple and asked them how the kitten was coming along. They told me that she turned out to be  large female cat and that they loved her so much they got another cat to keep her company. I was glad  my young cat  found an excellent and loving home.

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Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter From Chewy.Com

I was provided Swheat Scoop Premium Cat Litter From Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I placed the Swheat cat litter in two of my litter boxes next door. I have five litter box’es in the house. My cats had used both litter box’es containing the Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter from Chewy.Com in the first four hours of use. I went back to the house in the evening and both of the litter box’es were heavy used. The clumps of used litter held together well and were very easy to remove from the litter box’es.

Swheat Natural cat litter is made from 100 % biodegradable wheat that has exclusive Noble Ion technology to stop litter box odors. There are no harmful ingredients, dust, dyes, perfume, and it is 3 times more powerful for odor elimination and clumping. It is made in the USA by Pet Care Systems.

I saw Peter running out of the litter box containing the Swheat cat litter this morning. Faith then proceeded to use the same litter box as Peter did. Cali made her deposit right after I had all the cat litter box’es cleaned out. Mr. Gray licks my hand when I have cleaned out the litter box’es.

 

 

My cats next door keep using their new cat litter with no problems whatsoever. The minute I clean out the litter box’es Cali and Mr. Gray make a deposit to the Swheat Natural cat litter. The litter does not cut their paws and it is easy for my cats to cover up their deposits. The kitty litter smells like wheat and retains its nice smell of wheat even after my cats have done their business. I love the fact that the Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter from Chewy.Com does not harm our environment because it is natural and biodegradable. I just ordered 4 more bags of Swheat Cat Litter from Chewy.Com.

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Pet Safe Flik Automatic String Thrower To Excite Your Cat From Chewy.Com

I was provided a Pet Safe Flik Automatic teaser throws a string to excite your cat from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

 

Garfunkel loved catching the string as it automatically came out of Pet Safe Flik string thrower. He played with it until a bird crashed into my window and upset him. Kohl would grab onto the string with his pads until he had to let go. Kohl also had the string in his mouth like he had caught a mouse or a rat. Kohl is eleven years old and he acted like a young cat again as he played with the Pet Safe Flik automatic teaser throws a string to excite you cat game from Chewy.Com.

With the Pet Safe Flik you can watch your curious cat stalk Flik and try to capture the string before it hides again. Your cat will have much more fun with the Flik than with an ordinary string. The Flik takes three AA batteries to operate. Always supervise pets playing with pet toys.The Flik awakens your cats natural hunting instincts and is good for all ages to cats to play with.The Flik stimulates your cat and provides exercise for your cat also.

I placed the Pet Safe Flik from Chewy.Com  in front of my cat Russ next door. Russ was very fascinated with the string that came out of the Flik. Russ grabbed the string  between his paws several times and than he started holding the string in his mouth. Russ had an extra strong grip on the string between his teeth and he started pulling the Flik across the Living Room floor. Russ let go and grabbed the string again with his pads. Pet Safe logo says Safe Pets – Happy Owners and protect, teach, and love. My cats were very proud of themselves when they caught the string.

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My Related Cat Family

I adopted Addi from Nelson Cheese factory in Nelson, Wisconsin. She was a cat that was living outdoors at their business. She is a beautiful silver tabby cat with a little bit of cream coloring in her hair. I had Addi for about 6 months and she became pregnant by my cat Peter. Addi had five healthy kittens. Addi involved the help of my neutered Toms in baby sitting her kittens along with their Aunt Nicole.

When the kittens were about nine weeks old I gave two of them to a kind and loving home. I look at their pictures on Facebook and they are living in the lap of luxury. She named the kittens Leo and Cleo.

I named Addi’s other three kittens Mr. Gray, Hilford and Sherlock and they are large and sturdy looking neutered Tom’s. The other day Addi was sleeping on a large cat mat with Hilford and Nicole cuddled up together. I find Peter cuddled up with Nicole, Sherlock, Hilford and Mr. Gray with his feet or head sticking out of the heated cat bed.

The cat family gets along with Faith and Cali but they never cuddle up with them since they are not related to them. They like my cat Russ because he used to baby sit Addi’s kittens for her so he gets to cuddle up with them like he was part of their family.

My Related cat family is fun to watch in the way that they care for each other and keep each other warm. They like to play games together and toss a catnip mouse to each other. Since I always had outdoor cats as a child I never got to see how the inner workings of a related cat family actually worked until I was able to watch them in a house on a daily basis. The inner workings and concern for each others well being in a cat family is not that much different then the concerns a human family has for each others well being. They watch over each other on a daily basis.

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Why Did My Mother Cat Abandon Her Kittens ?

A first time mother cat may abandon her kittens because she has not yet learned how to care for them. Most of my cats have always taken care of their kittens by the time they are two years old.

I have had a mother cats carry one kitten away. A mother cat will carry a sickly kitten away and abandon it to save the rest of her healthy litter of kittens. I have tried in the past to put the kitten that she has carried off back with the other kittens. Most of the time the kitten that I put back has died.

A mother cat naturally knows if one of her kittens is sickly and will not make it. I have had mother cats move all of their kittens except one kitten. They have moved the healthy kittens to a different building with an area that had clean straw.

Mother cats may abandon all of their kittens if they are not feeling well. Your cat may not be producing enough milk to feed all of her kittens.

If your mother cat gets frightened by strange people or wild animals coming into the area where her kittens are she may abandon them. Cats do not like any sudden changes in their environment or their surroundings. Try to keep strangers away from a mother cat and her kittens as this may upset her terribly.

A mother cat always tries to take care of her kittens to the best of her ability. She will naturally abandon one that is sickly. She does not want the disease that one kitten has to spread to her healthy kittens and kill them off by the disease entering their bodies.  Mother cats are very protective of their young.

Next time you see a mother cat abandoning a kitten you will know she has a good reason for doing so.

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Purina Pro Plan Kitten Variety Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com

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My outdoor cat family loved the chicken & liver entree. They ate away at it until every single morsel had been consumed in a matter of seconds.

Purina Pro Plan is made in the USA. It is made with protien and lots of vitamins and minerals to support your kittens health. My cats love Purina Pro Plan products.

I gave a can of the Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Entree to my cat family and they growled at each other as they ate away and they ate another can up that evening. All of my cat family adore canned cat food that has fish in it.

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I gave a can of the Purina Pro Plan Kitten Variety Canned Cat Food that has Salmon & Ocean Fish from Chewy.Com to my cats and they were head over paws over it. My cat family licked up every bit of moisture and canned food that they could see.

I kept giving my cats the Purina Pro Plan and they were very excited with the contents of each and every can. Some cats are determined to get more than their fair share so I try to keep a close eye on them. I want all of my cats to be treated equally.

Addi and her kittens

Happy and healthy cats and kittens eat a good quality canned and dry cat food. I can always depend on Purina products from Chewy.Com for my cat families well being. Your cat will thank you for thinking enough of them to buy them top quality food products.

I always stick to foods made in the USA or Canada or processed in the USA if at all possible. My cat family loved Purina Pro Plan Kitten Variety Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com.

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Cats and Accidents

I have had many cats get run over by cars throughout the years. Most of the time it has been young kittens. Kittens will sit on the tires of a car shortly after the car has been driven. The tires on the car are still warm and the kitten thinks it has a warm area to take a long nap. I have also had cats sleep on the motor of a car.

We had a tenant run over four of our lovely kittens at one time. There was a kitten on each one of his tires. My Mother gathered up the dead kittens and my Father gave them a burial service.

An older or a sickly cat will also sleep on tires or in the engine compartment of a car. The engine is warm and they are cold from an illness. When someone starts the car the unfortunate cat will suffer the consequences.

We had several outdoor cats get run over shortly after I had them neutered. They got run over about three months after they were neutered. I never had another outdoor Tom neutered again after that experience.

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I had a Mother cat by the name of Trisha. Trisha was a very good and smart Mother cat. All of the kittens Trisha had in her life never got run over. Before Trisha would cross to the other side of the road she would look both ways at least three times and then she would cross over to the other side of the road. Trisha taught all of her kittens her road crossing skills.

I watched Elite one of Trisha’s kittens crossing the road. She used all of the skills of road crossing that her Mother had taught her.

I gave several generations later of Trisha’s kittens to a friend that lives on a busy highway. I am glad to say they also have learned Great Grandma Trisha’s road crossing skills.

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I hope none of your cats ever get run over by a car.

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Memorable Kittens in My Life

I have had many kittens born on my farm in my lifetime. Certain kittens have stood out more than others have because of their character and how they acted in general.

I had a small black female kitten born on my farm in the early summer. She was smart around cars and avoided them at all cost. She would always walk under your feet and I was always afraid I would step on her and kill her. She remained very small for her age. I placed an ad in my local newspaper under giveaways and a nice young couple came and adopted her. I called them about a year after they had adopted her to see how she was doing. They said they loved her so much they had adopted another cat to keep her company. I also inquired about her size. They told me she was fully grown and she was the size of most female cats now. I was very happy my kitten got a loving and caring home.

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Blacknose was a beautiful tortoise shell kitten. She would follow me around the farm and wait with me for the school bus to take me to school. In her adult life she would catch and kill garter snakes.

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One of my tortoise shell kittens would sit on my shoulder while I would paint the farm buildings. She was a very loving and affectionate kitten. When she was about a year old she got run over by a pickup truck. I missed her dearly.

Midnight was a black kitten. He liked to follow my Father around the farm when he was feeding our pigs. One day Midnight jumped on my Fathers shoulder at five  in the morning. My Father jumped and to his relief he discovered it was Midnight that had jumped on his shoulder and not some wild animal.

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I  had  one Himalayan kitten born on my farm and she was very gentle and had a kind disposition. All of the kittens on my farm are part Siamese, Himalayan, Maine Coon and domestic short hair.

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I have had  so many memorable kittens born on my farm throughout the years that there are too many to mention. My kittens have given me great joy in my life. My kittens have given joy to the people that have adopted them over the years. I am very thankful for all of my kittens that have become wonderful and loving adult cats to share my life with.

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Genetics and Your Cat

Your cat may be born with an excellent genetic makeup by the luck of the draw. Some cats are born with an excellent ability to cross the road without getting run over. There will be several generations of kittens that will inherit the ability to cross the road without any problems for generations to come. After maybe five to ten years this wonderful trait will slowly disappear due to a new Tom cat on the seen or too much inbreeding.

Genetic mutations will generally show up as your cat becomes more mature. I have had  cats that inherited lung cancer, anemia, breast cancer, eye cancer, ear cancer, and liver cancer. Sometimes it does not matter that you are very diligent on taking your cat for his yearly checkups. The best taken care of cat in the world can inherit some genetic mutation that has kept quiet in his body for years until something stimulates it to rear its  ugly head.

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I had a Maine Coon cat given to me by one of my cousins years ago. She lived to be about ten years old. I had not had a Maine Coon cat born on my farm for about thirty five years and then one of my pregnant female cats gave birth to a male Maine Coon cat. I gave him to one of my cousins for a house cat. She is delighted to have him as one of her pet cats.

Rex cats or hairless cats are a result of a genetic mutation. A farm wife discovered two fur less kittens in her barn one day. She decided to keep  the fur less kittens and now we have a new breed of house cats that do not shed any fur in our homes.

We never know when some horrible genetic mutation might pop up and take the life of our beloved house cat or pet.

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Is Your Cat Extra Shy Or very Outgoing ?

Kohl is a very outgoing cat and loves to be around other people. He loves to play with a fish on the end of a stick with anyone that comes to my house to visit. He loves to eat string cheese out of a cat snack dispenser. Kohl makes sure people are watching him get his string cheese out of the cat snack dispenser.

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Garfunkel and Conrad are basically my cats only. They love to be held and petted by me and me alone. Conrad’s Mother was very shy and very cautious of all human beings. I do not know about Conrad’s father as he was a feral cat that came to my farm.

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Maggie is a very friendly and outgoing cat and the complete opposite of her sister. She loves to be held and petted by people she has gotten to know for some period of time.

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Cali and Russ and very outgoing and can hardly wait for someone to come to the house to hold them and pet them. They both purr and  purr away while they are being held and petted. Peter is shy beyond shy and likes to hide back of a board most of he day. Addi the Mother of Peter’s kittens is semi shy. Addi’s children Hilford, Mr. Gray and Sherlock do not want to be held or petted. Peter and Nicole are Conrad’s brother and sister. Conrad likes to be held and petted by me only.

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I think it is  part genetics in the fact that some cats like to be held and made a fuss over where other cats rather be left alone. In most cases the kittens act like their parents do around people. Some cats can come around and become completely tame with their human caregiver. Cat snacks and tuna canned in water can make a change in your cats personality for the better. Good food and extra love can sometimes make the feral cat extra tame over time and with lots of patience.

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