Made Me Laugh

I don’t know about your cats, but mine can be noisy during sleeping hours. Borgia was the worst because she used to squeak her paws on our closet door mirror. Our solution has been to create The Cat Room. Outsiders would call it a guest room since it has a queen size bed in it, but WE know who the room belongs to.

The Cat Room has always included kitty essentials: food, water, litter boxes, beds, scratchers, cat tree and toys. For my amusement, I added kitty inspirational art work that included every house cat’s superheros… tigers and lions! Recently, I decided to get rid of the tacky tiger and lion framed posters and put up artwork that spoke to me:

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I hung this glorious framed print above the cat’s litter boxes.

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Sweet Satisfaction

After all the time and energy I put into creating the cat shelves (along with my awesome husband’s help), I still get excited when I see a cat using them.

Borgia enjoying the hammock

I’d nap up there if I was a cat

Sing-A-Long Kitteh

I discovered today that our barn cat Danny has been listening to the radio without my knowledge. I had to take him to the vet today because half his face was swollen, and he had a small abscess on his chin. During our 1 hour LONG car ride (round-trip), Danny sang-a-long to every song on the radio. I tested his knowledge by turning the radio off and he kept on singing!

Hopefully the antibiotic injection and 5 days strictly indoors will have Danny healed up.

Dog Ramp 3.0

We redesigned the ramp support to be sturdier and to be lower than the door threshold, replaced the OSB with 3/4″ plywood, and added caps to the posts. I then painted the guard rails and plywood to match the house trim.

Finished!

We used a paint additive made from finely ground walnut shells to create traction for dogs and humans.

Pet First Aid

Since moving out of the city, I’ve been looking for a hands-on pet first aid class. I recently found one for FREE and can’t wait to attend. I found this class being offered at an animal emergency hospital called Dove Lewis (Portland, OR). I’ve never had to use their emergency services but I have attended their pet grief counseling multiple times.

According to the website (click HERE), I will be learning how to  “prepare a first aid kit, obtain vital signs, assess breathing and circulation, perform CPR, address shock, handle specific injuries, transport injured animals, identify possible instances of toxicity, and respond to allergic reactions.” All of these are extremely useful to know!

I encourage you to look for pet first aid classes in your area or find other sources to help you assist your pets in an emergency.