I do believe this bird is teasing my kitty-client.
I had five black cats, a tuxedo, a brown tabby and a ginger to care for today. Three of the black cats are alone in their homes so I spend a little more time with them. And, a bonus....they love to be combed. ;-) Is there anything more beautiful than a shiny black cat with gold eyes? They are all exquisite.
Remember Twinkle, the senior tabby I cared for recently? He had lost a lot of weight and was diagnosed with a thyroid problem. He was on medication so he required daily visits at a regular time. He was left in my care for one month. Well, after the owners returned they took him to the vet for a check-up and he had gained weight and the vet was very happy at how he looked. The owners were so pleased.
We got along like gang-busters and now I miss him. His old, thin body made me think of Ed every-time I held him. His purr was enormous. I'm so happy he is in a very loving home and hope to see him again soon.
Annie and Audrey snuggle for a nap. Annie is a busy girl making her rounds for cuddles with needy cats like Audrey & Lily.
Audrey wants her time with her momma and Lily, well, bless her heart, she just needs Annie these days. She sits on my lap whenever the opportunity presents itself and has become quite the lap cat, too.
It feels so strange without Ed.
Lily. I miss his beautiful face; his eyes. I hope I never forget how soft the fur on his ears and face were.
Life goes on, Christmas is fast approaching. I still want to make a few pumpkin loaves to give out to friends.
Hope your last minute preparations are going well. Now....take a deep breath. ;-) and relax.
Here's a cat-tip for the new year...
We all want to save money, right? I know I do.
Dry cat food is cheapest in the largest bags available. Smaller bags are purchased because the owner does not want the food to go stale before the cat can finish it. I also think that we just get used to buying smaller bags and boxes of products and don't even look at the difference in price of the larger bags. Just divide the large bag into smaller portions in tupperware or any type of well-sealed plastic containers and freeze the remaining containers. Your food will not go stale like it would just sitting in the bag and each container is as fresh as a brand new bag for kitty.
My cats love when I open a new bag of kibble. I guess it's like me and my new box of ritz crackers. Oh yum! Crunch..crunch. By freezing their food, each container is like a freshly opened bag.
You will save money.
Many of my clients do this and I think it's great.
I, as a cat-sitter, know for sure that kitty will not run out of food while on my clock, either.