Meowsterpiece Theater: Cat Behavior Finally Explained

Dear Readers,

Today, I once again present to you an episode of Meowsterpiece Theater. In this episode, the CATastrophes team offers “Cat Behavior Finally Explained.” Have you ever wondered why cats do what they do? This may shed some light on the topic. If you like it, share with all whom you think will enjoy (which, in my humble opinion, is everyone.)

And without further ado…

 

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Love,

Crepes.

PS. Adopt.

How to Prepare Your Kitten Kit To Be A Super Hero for Kittens

Prepare for this.

Prepare for this.

Since my last post was about kittens and kitten season, I spent much of my weekend napping. The other parts I spent eating, and in between I pondered kittens. I specifically pondered how you can prepare yourselves for the season. Picture this scenario:

::phone rings::

You: Hello?

Friend: Hey, you. I’m calling because I found three kittens. They’re only three weeks old. Should I take them to my local open-admission shelter?

You: No! Call a no-kill shelter first.

Friend: I did, but they’re full and said that I need to foster them. I can’t do it.

This, dear reader, is where you have a chance to be a hero to three little tiny lives. This is where you can say:

You: I am prepared for this! Thanks to Crepes, I have everything I need! Bring me the kittens and I will foster them until they’re ready to adopt!

Great answer! You are now a super hero.

Be a kitten super hero!

Be a kitten super hero!

Here’s a list of a few things you’ll need to prepare yourself to give this life-saving answer:

  • A heating pad without auto off. Baby kittens need to stay warm, so a heating pad is essential. Place it under HALF the box so they can get away if it gets too warm.
  • Kitten Bottles. If they’re under six weeks old, you’ll need to feed them with bottles every few hours.
  • KMR powder. Powdered versions are easy to keep in your kitten kit.
  • Canned kitten food for older kittens (around four weeks as you begin to wean).
  • Pee Pads. They line the box and help keep the kitten area clean.
  • Towels. Kittens are messy. Wash them daily (the towels, not the kittens.)
  • Hand Sanitizer. Until you know the kittens are healthy, sanitize and wash after EVERY handling, especially before petting your own cats.
  • A smock. This goes with the hand sanitizer. Cuddle kittens while keeping your own clothes clean.
  • Sandles. These are to be worn only in the kitten room to keep your feet clean and to stop you from tracking any viruses through the rest of your house.
  • A tiny litter box. Grease trap aluminum pans for your grill work great and are the perfect tiny size. Use a clean one and throw it out when it’s dirty
  • A little food scale and bowl to weigh tiny ones or a baby scale to weigh larger kitties
  • Plain clay litter
Note the pee pad and towels.

Note the pee pad and towels.

That’s what we keep in our kit here so that we’re always prepared, just in case!

UPDATE: We updated our list per some great suggestions from Random Felines, a blog that’s all about foster kittens and a lady behind it who does great work as a foster mom!

Now get out there and be a kitten super hero!

Love,

Crepes.

PS. Did I miss anything in the kit? What do you keep in yours? Tell me in the comments!

 

Kitten Season Is Upon Us

It’s just about that time again.

HEY! It's Kitten Season!

HEY! It’s Kitten Season!

It’s the start of Kitten Season. It’s that time of the year when all the kitties are doing their business outside, but I’m not talking about litter box business. I’m talking about the, um, private business. But again, not private litter box business because, I mean, I’ll poop in front of anyone. Anyway, you know what I mean.

What is the end result? Kittens! Lots of them.

Sure, people love kittens, but when there are too many, there aren’t enough homes. And when well-meaning people bring them in front the street at only a few weeks old, many of them meet their end because shelters don’t have the resources to care for them at that age and will euthanize them.  A terribly sad fact, but true.

Babies need someone to hold their bottles.

Babies need someone to hold their bottles.

So, how can you prepare yourselves for kitten season?

1) Make a decision. Ask yourself: Can I adopt? If yes, go find your perfect friend and know that you’ve saved a life! If no, can you foster?  If yes, keep reading. If no, can you donate supplies or volunteer your time at a local rescue?

If you CAN foster, you’ll be doing a world of good for not one but for MANY kittens throughout the season. Fosters are hugely helpful to the rescue community because they temporarily take in the kitties that the shelters have no space for, and they can offer tiny bottle baby kittens a second chance at life by giving them the care they need.

Look at him. He's clearly pleased to have been saved.

Look at him. He’s clearly pleased to have been saved.

For more information, check out these articles I wrote last kitten season. They’ll help get you off to a good start in the world of fostering.

Fostering: Is it for You?

Kitten Season: A Serious Need for Fosters

 

Love,

Crepes.

 

A Delicious Taste Test of Only Natural Pet® PowerFood™ #PawNatural

This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Only Natural Pet Feline PowerFood , but Catinthefridge.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.

You guys!

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You know how MomFOD is all picky about our diet? “Eat this raw stuff, Crepes. Don’t eat that rubber band, Crepes. Stop chewing the paper bags, Crepes.” Anyway, she got a call that was all “We heard that Crepes loves delicious, healthy things and we thought she’d want to try this before it’s available to the general public because she’s super amazing and ultra famous.” (Italics, quote, and words in italics are author’s addition) After reviewing the ingredients, she decided it was cool to put in our bowls.

Here’s the lowdown on the Only Natural Pet® Feline PowerFood™:

  • It comes from OnlyNaturalPet.com in two flavors: poultry Dinner and Fish & Fowl Dinner, with meat as the first three ingredients. (I like meat.)
  • Each piece of kibble is infused with something fascinating called PowerBoostTM, a raw, freeze-dried blend of superfoods like green lipped mussels, sea cucumbers, probiotics and pumpkin. Those last two things MomFOD is keen on for keeping our digestion running smoothly (but not TOO smoothly, if you know what I mean). It also has amino acids and essential fatty acids
  • It’s grain, corn, wheat, oat and soy free and made with gluten-free ingredients.
  • It was made in the USA, which these days is an extremely important piece of information, and was formulated by a holistic veterinarian.
  • It’s also an allergy-friendly cat food! (And by that, I mean it’s mean to allergies and good to the cats who have them!)

Let us begin the test!

Louie heard a taste test was coming. He got excited.

Louie heard a taste test was coming. He got excited.

Hypothesis: It will be tasty. Louie will shove everyone out of the way to eat it.

The experiment: Four of us appeared for the taste testing. We used scientifically-sound metal bowls so as not to taint the flavor. I sampled it piece by piece while Louie shoveled in mouthfuls in his usual uncouth manner.

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Testing in progress.

Conclusion: We ate all of it. Sprinkle also ate Louie’s and part of mine.  In fact, Mrs. Peabody has quite the sensitive tummy and has been going through digestive issues for awhile now. She was having a flare up so MomFOD put her on this food for the last week and so far, no problems. She’s eating it happily and her tummy is sound, or should I say, her tummy is sound-free.

As with many other grain-free foods, there is some pea protein in it, so if your kitty is sensitive to that, take note. I found no fault with the ingredients list. It was very straight forward and impressively free of things we don’ t understand.

Stumps up for this one!

You guys can get a hold of the tasties on April 1, 2015 right here.

UPDATE: Sources say that because of the huge demand for pre-orders, the ship date has been pushed back to May. Keep  an eye on the site at the link above for more details about when you can get your tasty food!

Love,

Crepes.

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