It’s All In a Name

meliodouble_largeYou know your cat is special and unique, and you also know just how important he or she is in your life.  Does your cat have a name that reflects this?  Then your cat’s name could be a winner!!!!

We want to hear the story behind your cat’s name and see your cat’s photo.  The cat with the winning entry will receive two Melia personalized ceramic cat bowls of their very own!

Click Here for Contest Rules and then Click Here to submit your entry!

Don’t delay– the deadline for entry submissions is March 31, 2009.

May the Best Cat Name win!

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The Daily Cat: Playing Kitty Airplane

peaches-with-canA healthy cat will eat what you give her, a kitty who is a little under the weather may need some persuasion; we won’t be talking about those manipulative and overly dramatic “finicky” kitties here. We’re considering cats who are recovering from illness or injury or who are elderly, and for whom even eating is a little bit of a burden. She may seem hungry, even show up for mealtime, but take a sniff or even attempt to eat and walk away. Often illness, surgery, trauma or age reduce a cat’s appetite through weakness, stomach upset, loss of smell or loss of taste, and a cat in a slightly weakened condition may need some inspiration for the taste buds. First, wake her up at least 15 minutes before you want to feed her—a sleepy kitty in a weakened condition isn’t ready to eat as soon as she wakes up, so pet her and give her attention for a while until she seems entirely alert. Always use fresh food, usually canned, so its smell is the strongest, and you don’t need to resort to fish-based foods, often liver-based food is more appealing. Then tease her with the food—play “kitty airplane” the same way you would with a recalcitrant child, show her the can and her dish, open the can and let kitty sniff the food then put it aside, making a big show of getting her dish ready, putting the food in the dish, allowing her to smell it all the while, then finally present it. This little play helps to get her digestive system started and her body gives her the signal to eat, plus, she’s wondering what they heck you’re up to, and curiosity is a big stimulant for a cat. If she’s still reluctant, pick up a little in a spoon and offer it for her to lick off; a little at a time is sometimes just enough. Don’t leave her food out, but put it back in the can and keep it, offering it again a little later. It may mean wasting a few cans, but open a new can with every session. She’ll appreciate your efforts.

The Daily Cat: Fun 4 Hoomans of Kittehz

g-in-box: -? …then you’ve never visited “LOLcats” or “Stuff on My Cat”! Now that we can all take digital photos of our cats, what do we do with them? : -o Upload them to the internet where everyone can see! : -) And that’s not enough because we also have to add goofy captions, and then we spend a couple of hours browsing others’ creative output and laughing until our faces hurt, and our kitties either give us worried looks or leave the room in disgust. : -P Take a browse at http://www.stuffonmycat.com/ or http://icanhascheezburger.com/ where you can upload your photos and add a little caption, or leave it to others to caption—visit their “about us” or “faq” page to find out how to upload and caption. : -/ The two sites originated with dedicated cat people uploading their own silly photos with captions for friends to see, and that grew into interactive websites, way, way back in internet history. : -/ “LOLcats” in netspeak is “laughing out loud cats”; both sites have their own version of slang in addition to internet slang for captioning and blog comments. So CTO and soon you’ll be LOL, even ROTFLOL, but never experience a SOHF. ThxBi ; -)