Cat Herding

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Haven't used this blog for quite a long while, but thought I'd update it with my new hopes for getting some of Sarge's Cats adopted. Will do some new writeups and post on a different cat adoption site soon. At least it isn't "Kitten Season" for a little while, so maybe some of the cute grownup cats will get a chance for a new home.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Watch a greyhound cartoon from Draw the Dog

Lea Ann - you have seen this, haven't you? (smile)

Visit Draw the Dog to see more Greyhound cartoons.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Draw the Dog - a cartoon website

Draw the Dog is a great on-line cartoon about dogs and their people. Besides the terrific artwork, the cartoon is special because it is "drawn while you watch". This day's cartoon deals with a dog who would be a help at my house - Peaches

Draw the Dog is drawn by Jim George, an ex-Disney animator. Per their website: "Jim draws the cartoons; Bruce Kasanoff does everything else. This is because Bruce can’t draw and Jim doesn’t want to do anything else."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bunny - cat for adoption

BUNNY is available for adoption

Birthdate: 8-18-07

Gender: Male, Neutered

Color: White with Gray tabby markings

Looks like "I Heart" (I Love) to me - how about you?

If you look at the top of his head from the rear - the gray markings look like a bunny head with ears that go over the top of his head towards his face - that's why my brother named him "Bunny".

Bunny is a lover with people - when you hold him, he holds you back. He rubs your chin with his chin. When you try to put him down again, he tries to stay in your arms - you have to pry him off. He will also sit on your lap, especially if he gets some scritches under his chin while sitting there.

Why is he available?: My brother died, leaving a lot of cats including some older ones who have been in the family for years. Bunny is young and deserves to have a lifelong home with younger folks. I hope to live a number of more years, but he could easily live another 15 or more years, and I probably won't be around by then.

Bunny is Friendly with the proverbial capital F - he is not shy of strangers, and figured out that the dog was safe in a short time. He is not a large or fat cat, but when you pick him up (and you WILL pick him up or he will find a way into your arms), you find that he packs a lot of weight - it's like picking up a sack of sand. He's very playful, and loves chase games -- chase the laser light, chase the string toy, chase the ball, chase the buzzing fly - when he and the other cats are playing, he is the one who catches or monopolizes the game. Bunny never is aggressive to other cats - he just pushes past them to be the first one to catch whatever they're chasing.

Bunny lived as an indoor cat from birth. When I brought him to my place, I eventually let him out in the backyard under supervision. He LOVED it! He stays in the yard (with a few trips next door, but doesn't go wandering off) and loves to sun himself and chase insects and sniff plants. I don't let him out often or for long, and don't recommend letting cats out, but if you do plan to let your cats out in the backyard, he has some good experience with that.

Bunny gets along well with adults, cats and my medium sized dog. Hasn't been around kids, and hasn't been around other dogs. He would be happiest in a home where people have time each day to pay some attention to him other than feeding/cleaning the litter box. He wants a chin to nuzzle and something to chase. While on his own, he is content to look out windows, look for things to bat around, and even sleep a little.

Bunny's adoption fee is $20 for approved families.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tails Of The City : Cat-crazy crib

Tails Of The City : Cat-crazy crib

Wow! Beautiful house, and wonderful conveniences for the cats. My brother built some cat ramps and walking bridges around a couple of rooms in his home — simple boards up high along the sides of the room. If he had been rich, and knew an architect, he might have dreamed up something this fancy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Remembering Ginger ... and Halloween

Halloween the cat, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, as movingly described in her blog.
I never met Halloween or her Food Lady or her Food Dude, but her blog photo shows a strong resemblence to our Ginger. Ginger crossed the Bridge in 2005 at age 20 after living for some years with CRF (chronic renal failure). Ginger and her brother followed me home one night many years ago when I was walking my dogs. (Well, she was the FIRST one to meet me in that way). Her brother didn't want to stay in a house, but Ginger felt right at home, even with the dogs. Her brother would come for meals sometimes -- creeping through the doggy door. Ginger was a great snuggler - there were many cold winter mornings when I didn't want to get up to go to work because I was so comfortable lying next to a warm purring cat. I'm thankful that she lived into my retirement so that I could enjoy those cold mornings with a warm cat without worrying about being late to work. Here's a photo of her from 1998 - compare it with Halloween's photo. I've never seen another cat that looked so much like Ginger. Maybe they'll meet at the Bridge.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Taming Feral Adult Cats: Tsu Dho Nimh's Technique

Taming Feral Adult Cats: My Own Technique - by Tsu Dho Nimh

I think that I've done much of what Tsu Nimh recommends, although not with his humorous descriptions. Most of the feral or near-feral cats will let me approach MOST of the time, and I can probably stroke any of them at feeding time. It's nice to know that I was following a "technique" rather than simply faking it. (smile)