Do you see 2 cats in a window today?
This is Maddy & Joe waiting for the cat-sitter
(two brown and white tabbies)
a walk about town always pleases the eye
On my way to cat-sitting Sunday, I came across a fledgling that was lying upside down on the hot sidewalk in our downtown area.
It looked like it was injured so I brought it home (held him in one hand as I drove 6 blocks) knowing it's always iffy caring for a wild bird. The retired-guy had a little experience with helping birds, me..less than none. Although, I did remove one from the mouth of a pissed-off cat a few years back. As far as we could tell this was a Starling. Well, it made it 'til morning from feedings of cat food and water and then we drove to the Bird Sanctuary in Nepean, Ont. to drop it off.
There were 25 other little fledglings that had been brought in and were being cared for until they were able to feed themselves. After being examined, we were told that there were no breaks and his wings were fine so they expect that he will be fine and should only need a few weeks of care.
The knowledgeable lady scooped him up out of the box and took him in the back to check him for injuries.
Good luck, little fella
Their website is www.wildbirdcarecentre.org (Nepean, Ontario)
They love donations :-)
Let's talk 'cats' again for a moment.
The following is only my own personal opinion. I am not about to preach on how you raise your cats. I have been asked so...
I am a firm believer in feeding cats soft food. I don't like most dry kibble as I have learned over the years that it is what puts the pounds on cats because many brands are sprayed with fat to attract them. Most are loaded with fillers that can cause many health problems. The little bit of meat in the food is often all animal bi-products. There are some higher-end dry kibble that have real meat as it's first ingredient and only a few recognizable other ingredients but even with those, I still recommend feeding canned. I keep a bag of Royal Canin dry food to give as a crunchy treat. Even Audrey gets a hand-ful of kibble throughout the day of this as I have taken her off kitten food. I give them all soft food 3x daily. Eagle Pack Holistic Select is what they are on presently and they all like it. I add 1 tbsp. of pumpkin to each medium sized (5.5 oz) can to add fibre to their diet. I keep fresh water out for them in bowls and cups on both floors and they sometimes have cooked chicken or canned salmon as an evening treat. My four seniors are all doing well and living good, long lives. Their stools are good and their coats look as good as expected for geriatric cats. I don't plan to change anything while their health is good.
I realize many people cannot feed their cats 3x a day so what I suggest is that you feed them soft in the morning and evening and leave them a small amt. of kibble for while you are at work. Amounts will depend on your cat and should be discussed with your vet.