Big Cats and Laser Pointers

9 09 2011

Via Scoop.itdog and cat health care

I just learned of an interesting tool called Scoop.it. While playing around with the site, I came across a video from the people at the Big Cat Rescue. In this video, they see if big cats chase a laser dot the way house cats do. Of course I started wondering if tigers, lions and cheetahs acted like larger versions of Rembrandt and Rinaldo. Check out their results by watching the video below. 

Now, how would these big boys act if I opened a can of cat food. Rembrandt almost breaks my neck getting to the yum-yums. I’m sure these guys would finish the job.

 





Crazy Cat Lady–The Remix

13 07 2011

Last night, I was killing some time and brain cells surfing YouTube. Since I’m drawn to cat related videos, the following video popped up. Curious like a cat, I clicked on it and was instantly entertained. For this girl’s sake, I hope the original posting was a fake e-harmony video. If not, she is going to have a hard time on the dating circle. Either way, this songnify video is a major viral video sensation.

 





Wordless Wednesday

8 06 2011
"Brandt in the baby's high chair"

Baby Hungry...Feed ME!





The Soundtrack of Life

8 06 2011

There has been many times in my life that I wish there was a boom-box blasting some cool theme song in the background to make a monotonous moment eventful. This awesome YouTube video of cat Steve Mcqueen with the MacGuyver theme song is “exhibit A” that everyone needs a theme song for their own soundtrack of life.





I wouldn’t Consider My Boys Mature…

6 06 2011

However, according to the AAFP/AAHA Feline Life Stages they are mature because they fall into 7 to 10 years-old age range. When he is hungry, Rembrandt has the agility of a four-legged ninja. Rinaldo has a baby face that would still get him card if he was a 35-year-old human.

Feline life stages include:

  • Kitten (birth to 6 months). Kittens have a high play drive, so toys can help prevent biting during play. Ask your veterinarian about socialization techniques to get them accustomed to handling, car transport, and encounters with children or other animals.
  • Junior (7 months to 2 years). Inter-cat aggression, eliminating outside the litter box, urine or marking may develop at this stage.
  • Prime (3 to 6 years) and Mature (7 to 10 years). Your cat may begin to play less, so it’s important to make sure they still get enough exercise to avoid weight gain.
  • Senior (11 to 14 years) and Geriatric (15 years and older). Older cats showing signs of behavioral changes like vocalization or changes in litter box usage should always be evaluated for an underlying medical condition.

AAFP/AAHA Feline Life Stage Guidelines.

 Picture Below: Slinky, my first black “kitten”. Although he is no longer here physically, his memory lives on.