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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Different Cat Personalities

Siamese cats are very outgoing and very talkative. A purebred Siamese has a very high pitched meow. Sometimes they are a one person cat and do not do well with strangers. I had a purebred Siamese and she liked to jump on strangers heads. Siamese cats were trained to jump on peoples heads years ago. They were kind of like a small dog guard for the family. My cat Sebastian saw a man walking down my road at night and he let out a meow or wail that could literally wake the dead. I pulled my shade down and I thanked Sebastian for his heroic effort.

Himalayan cats are very quiet and never seem to meow much at all. They are very loving and very kind and they need a lot of grooming with their long hair. A Himalayan is a cross between a Persian and a Siamese cat. Persians have a short stubby nose and tend to be on the quiet side.

Rex cats do not shed and they have curly hair or no hair at all. Some of the hairless cats are quit long and resemble a Siamese cat that would have no hair. The hairless cats have a short life expectancy compared to other cat breeds.

I saw two Manx cats on the Isle of Man were they originated from. They were long and had no tails. They were very friendly and outgoing. They tend to have some health problems because they do not have a tail.

They are many more exciting and various breeds of cats to consider bringing into your household. Each and every cat seems to have its own distinctive and interesting personality that sets it apart from other cats or breeds.

All of the cats that I have now are domestic short hairs which is a combination of other breeds of cats. My cats are part domestic short hair, Siamese, Persian, Himalayan and Maine Coon. Most of my cats have a lot of Siamese and Himalayan in their genetic makeup. I had a purebred Maine Coon cat when I was six years old and she lived until I was sixteen and about forty years later I had a male cat born on my farm that looked identical to her.

My domestic short hair cats have lived to be eighteen years old. They are easy going and friendly and very loving cats. My cats are wonderful and loving companions. I hope you and your cats have a lifetime of friendship and many years together.

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Should I Have a Male or a Female Cat ?

I have had both male and female cats over the years. There is not a lot of difference between the two sexes.

Male cats seem to put up with more then a female cat will. A male cat will let you hold him longer. Neutered Toms are very gentle and loving. Male cats that are not neutered may spray your furniture. My male cats have always seemed more relaxed and easy going then the females are. My male cats do not seem to live quite as long as my female cats have.

Female cats are gentle but are not as tolerant as the male cats are. The female cats like to be held on their own terms. A female cat prefers to jump own your lap rather then you picking her up and putting her on your lap. She will lay on your lap for a short period of time. My female cats do not like to be brushed for a long time. They like their grooming to be over very quickly.

Both male and female cats love to play with cat toys. Both sexes of cats love to be patted on their head and scratched under the chin. Males and females love to snuggle up in bed with you. Both male and female cats like a warm and cozy place for their afternoon naps. Male or female cats will give you a lot of joy and love.

I have had many male and female cats in my lifetime. Both the male and female cats have given me great joy over the years. Either sex of cat that you choose will love you the same.

Whatever sex of cat that you choose you will have a companion that will give you great joy and love for many years to come.

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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.

Manx cat

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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