Perfect Feline Deserves Perfect Food


I have been on a mission to find a healthy choice for my oldest cat Minnie. She was a petite cat at 11 months when I adopted her. Very few health incidents other than a fairly bad Upper respiratory infection a few years ago. She has lost all her large canine teeth.

Minnie will be 13 in February. She’s my heart.

 

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Adoption Day (11 Months old Feb 2004)

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Before China she was getting Fat (2011)

 

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Minnie at 12 years of age

China, my youngest having found at my door step 4 years ago is a very robust, beautiful coat and literally will eat anything she finds. She especially likes dust bunnies Smile

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China at 4 years of age

The problems with Minnie started around the same time as China’s arrival. Stress related IBS.

Can you imagine having the runnies every day for all these years?

I have been keeping a journal on my mission.

She seems much improved.

 

No wet food for three days and I notice with just the Science diet for sensitive stomachs she has less runnies and not as many crying scenes nor vomiting.

Than I read that it is one of the worse foods for a cat.
So my research is back in full swing.

Anything that will help my Minnie.

I tend to favor products that are made in our country (USA)

 

8:56 AM 10/23/2015
Vomited this am.
Feeding more often but less at each feeding.

2:25 AM 10/25/2015
Pudding Plop Puddles =   Runnies and crying

She is very fastidious and never leaves any messes for me to clean up.

EXCEPT IN THE LITTER BOX

7:28 PM 11/2/2015
Minnie seems to be doing a bit better, she still weighs barely 10 pounds.

8:12 AM 11/6/2015
She loves the Natures Variety.

Licks the bowl clean and isn’t demanding to be fed constantly.

The BEST Canned Foods for your Cat

Top brands that I use include

Weruva

Tiki Cat – the kinds with NO FISH

Pure Vita

Hound and Gatos

Soulistic, some grain free Wellness and some Merrick Pate Perfect Bistro.

Please note that not all of these are carrageenan free, and most have BPA in the can linings.

This is my  go too when funds do not allow the quality foods I have starred here

Fancy Feast Classic

 

Sheba Pates

 

Nature’s Logic – All canned formulas

*Nature’s Variety – All “Instinct” formulas

From “Four Star” Grain-Free

Newman’s Own Organics Grain-Free Canned Cat Food – All “grain-free” varieties
Note: The “Newman’s Own Organics” non grain-free formulas DO have both carrageenan and guar gum

Weruva – Cat’s In The Kitchen pouches
*Party Animal Organics “Tom Cat Turkey Recipe

No Rattle with that Quiver


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Queen Minnie is purr-fection. She’s 12 years old. 

 

She is such a curious and serious feline. Very petite.Doesn’t seem to age.

Her tail quivers like a rattlesnake without the rattle.

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.
Sir Walter Scott

Happiness

Although a tail in motion isn’t usually a positive sign, exceptions do exist. For instance, if your fluff ball’s tail is shooting straight up into the air while it’s vibrating and shaking, she is probably feeling giddy about something. If your cat reacts this way upon seeing you, take it as a huge compliment. After all, cats never lie about their emotions — one of the greatest things about them.

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Quiver and Shake

Cat’s Meow


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Minnie did you leave a fart?

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“When our cherished cat departs this world of strife, Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life.”

J. A Morrison

When Master Purrby left me back in 2003, my heart ached. His toys and empty hallways void of him.

The new year 2004 brought me Minnie. She has a white marking on her side that looks like Purrby.

The cat in the picture is the Shy guy. He is almost 17. He meows very loudly and is Minnie’s best friend.

China came when she was 12 weeks old. She is almost 4 and a beauty.

My Zoo

 

Tid Bits:

 

The Salty Cat

If you’re ever lost at sea, don’t drink the ocean water. The large amount of salt in the water dehydrates humans. Cats, on the other hand, can drink sea water in order to survive. Cats have crazy kidneys that filter out the salt from the water so they can re-hydrate themselves.

Smelly Cat, Smelly Paws

Cats do not have sweat glands, like humans. Instead, when they want to cool off they sweat through their paws. The sweat glands on cats’ paws secrete a scent that they use to mark their territory. So whenever they are walking or scratching they are actually marking that spot as their own.

Can’t Get Enough Beauty Sleep

Doesn’t lounging about for the whole day seem wonderful? If you own a cat, you know that it spends most of its time being lazy and basking in the sun. But did you know they spend a whopping 70% of their lives sleeping? That’s 16 hours a day! Cats need an enormous amount of energy to hunt, or pounce on the little toy mouse they have. Sleeping is their way of storing up energy.

Kitty Alzheimer’s

Senior cats start to experience something like human dementia or Alzheimer’s when they reach an old age, usually around 8. The cats wander around the house a little dazed and confused, which is why they meow constantly. If your cat is displaying these symptoms, experts say it is best to comfort it and provide an extra blanket at night.

Wide Load Whiskers

Cats’ whiskers grow to be as long as the cat is wide. Whiskers don’t just make cats adorable they also serve an important purpose. Cats use their long whiskers to make sure their body will be able to fit through tight openings. If the whiskers bend or move, the cat knows it won’t be able to fit.

Natural Sky Divers

Ever wonder why cats always seem to land on their feet? Well, they actually don’t violate the laws of physics; instead they place themselves in an umbrella position, much like a skydiver to slow down the fall. Also, due to their keen sense of direction that can easily tell which side is up then adjust their body accordingly.

Height Lovers

However, it takes some time for cats’ bodies to realize they are falling and properly adjust. Cats are more likely to survive a higher fall because they have more time to prepare their body and decelerate. The death rate for cats falling from a 2 to 6-story building is higher than falling from a 7 to 32-story building.

Unique Prints

If you take a look at your cat’s nose, you will notice it has a bunch of tiny bumps and ridges. Like a human’s fingerprint the pattern of bumps and ridges is unique to each cat. So if your cat every gets arrested its nose print will be in the kitty criminal records for ever!

Meow

Your cat probably meows a lot at you, but have you ever noticed that it rarely show the same vocalization to other cats. Kittens meow at their mothers to tell them they are hungry or cold, but once the cat gets older it doesn’t meow at other cats. Cats do “yowl” at each other, usually during breeding season or if they are annoyed. But mainly, cats just meow at humans to get us to do what they want.

 

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Cat Facts

Cat Obsession


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It’s easy to see why someone as obsessed with cats, music, art, dancing and drumming feels drawn to Bast.

“Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?”
–Fernand Mery

“It is easy to see why Bast the Cat Goddess has been associated with pleasure, music and dancing for millennium. Just think of your own sensual, comfort-seeking cat who loves to be stroked and petted, gets tipsy on catnip and can often be found curled up in the coolest places in the house! Cats also love to play, their graceful movements resembling lighthearted dancing with their purring as musical accompaniment. Bast offers to teach us to refuse to take things too seriously, to luxuriate in our grace and sensuality, and to never waste our energy.”

Purrfection


Thoughts on a Special Day

Today (Heart Day) Minnie  will be 11 years old. I adopted her in January 2004 , two months after Master Purrby (1994 – 2003) went to Rainbow bridge.

The Cat that listens

When I say”Come, Minnie” she appears in moments

If I say “Are you hungry” she says “meow”

I say “Let’s Go” she “meows” and meets me in the kitchen.

She sprawls her fluffy self over the center of my chest and lays still

Our hearts beat together and feelings of contentment wash over me

She hums her perfect purr.
© Cynthia Martz 2014

Her adoption picture 2004

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Today 2/14/14

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Heart Day Pies and a Full Moon too

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The New Years  2014 started out with catching the worse “BUG” ever in my life. My ribs feel so bruised from coughing non stop for days. It is a nasty one.

Thought you might enjoy some photos until my energy levels come back and I am in writing mode once again.

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China above the Cupboards

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China almost Three

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Minnie and Shy Guy

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Maze, Haze, Itty Blu and Bitty Blu

A neighbor gave me two more so now I have six. I call the new ones CoCo and Chico.

Photos soon.

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Turn On Your Light~Let IT Shine

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My Starry Starfish

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Betta Indigo (Almost 2)

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Jack and KK

I also rescued a little Hamster that was left at the dumpster. I call him Hempy Hipster Hamster from the Dumpster.

Will post pictures soon.

All photographs

©2014 Cynthia Martz