Sunday, July 8, 2012

Feline Feast

I've been busier than a cat chasin' it's tail.
So many gorgeous cats were in my care this past week. 4 Tuxedoes, a calico, a brown tabby, a stunning grey, orange tabbies, orange & whites and a grey and white domestic short-hair. I've been on the road most of the weekend but lovin' every minute of it.

If I remember correctly, I wanted this job when I was a  kid. I knew I loved cats and I wanted to work with them.
Otis up on his mighty cat tree

"Rosie...the cat-sitter's here"


'Work' is an odd word to use here but it is a business, afterall.  Here I am, a grand-mother for goodness sake, doing just that. Life's funny sometimes.

Rosie, Lola, Rae-Rae, Ozzie & Cooper

The grand ol man, Max.
These were my kitty clients this past weekend.

It's time to get ready for the war on fleas. If your cats are indoor/outdoor (some of ours are) then checking them everyday with a flea comb is necessary. There are many products you can buy from your vet but know that they all contain very strong chemicals. I try to stay away from that along with flea collars and flea powder. Both can make some cats very ill. I know if I put any of these products on my geriatric cats they will keel over dead.  Younger cats (not kittens) seem to tolerate the treatments so if the natural way doesn't work then I suggest you talk to your vet. If you want to go the natural way you can add 1/4 tsp of  brewers yeast to your cats' soft food a few times a week. Also, make a lemon spray. Equal parts lemon juice & water.  Put this in a spray bottle and spray your cat's coat before it goes outside (every 3rd day). If they are afraid of the spray bottle you can sponge the mixture on their coat. Make no mind of the looks you get...they'll be happy to be flea-free. Always comb your cat with the proper flea comb which can be purchased at any pet store.

Just wanted to show you our screened-in porch at night.
 We're spending lots of time out here with the felines. Ed is always last one in. He hides under the table so I won't bring him inside.

The little dickens.

hugs, Deb


  1. oh the kittehs you are watching are beautiful and all look so happy and your porch at night..very serene and relaxing.thanks too for the tips on flea meds..will have to try these out...have a wonderful week ahead.;)

  2. Such beautiful cats! I love your job and this week I am very excited about taking care of my friend's cats while she is out of town. It will be my first cat-sitting job.

  3. So many beautiful cats, and so lovely to see Cooper again (I love your photo of him stretching up to kiss you).

    my old boy, Zebby Cat, didn't know his own strength when he woke me up over night - he gave me an impressive black eye! And it isn't the first time ....... You'd better hide comment this from Audrey!!!

  4. You are so lucky to have a *job* (yeah, I know it is a job, but you LOVE it so!!) that you love. Most never find that true joy. I giggled at "Rosie, the cat sitter's here!" Have you been by to meet Princess Mina???!!!!

  5. What cute customers you have, they all look like real characters.

    What a great job you have, spending time with all those kitties.

    julie and Poppy Q

    1. What a gorgeous place to sit in the evening! I'd be with Ed hiding under the table so I could stay out longer.
      Jane x

  6. You have such a gift for cat photography. I wish I could have you come and take pictures of my three cats.

  7. Doing what you love has no age limit! Cats are beautiful creatures and I know I'm in constant awe of their uniqueness. XOXO

  8. Oh how I continue to love and enjoy your posts Deb! I so wish you lived close so I could leave our Mae Mobley in your care. All of the cat pictures are beautiful and I thank you for sharing your stories. The patio is stunning...looks so warm and inviting...

  9. I am so jealous of your job!!! I have 5 kitties (see more about them and how I got them in my About Me tab at My kitties are SUPPOSED to be indoor babies, but 2 of them are notorious for escaping. They are on a monthly flea treatment...Program...but I will also try the flea comb as they all love love love a little brushy time. I suspect the prime source of their little buggies would be from the dog.

  10. Hi Deb,

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Your cats look really sweet! I like your porcelain collectio very much too :-)

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  11. Thanks for the natural flea prevention tips. I have some freinds who had to give their kitty some flea meds (vet prescribed) and he became so sick. They stopped giving it to him and he got better.
    Poor little guy. He seems fine now.
    Your screened porch is lovely. Like a mini-get a way. You can
    hardly blame Mr. Ed for not wanting to come inside! =)

  12. Your outdoor porch looks fabulous!!
    Thank you for posting the pic of Lucky. I miss my sweet girls!
    We are hoping to be home sometime Monday. Will let you know for sure soon.
    Alberta is experiencing pretty warm days (in the 30's all week) this week. Must admit I have missed the heat.