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Time to vote for your favourite 'Grooming Time' photos.
You have 15 votes to give.
(You can only click the "Vote" button once, so please vote for all 15 photos at once.)
Voting will end on Saturday the 28th.
The winner will receive a brilliant TCS t-shirt.
Good luck everyone!
1 Moo Shu @1CatOverTheLine
2 Goldy @GoldyCat
3 Selene @Katie M
4 January @tabbytom
5 Peko @kittypa...
So I’m over st the assisted living home where I volunteer and one of the residents has been talking about how much so misses her cats who have passed. It made me wonder about therapy cats. Does anyone know how you find someone who has a therapy cat? Is it even a possibility for a place with only 3 residents or do you need more people to hire? (Is that the right word here?) one? It would be so wonderful to bring over a cat or kitten for a few hours for her birthday or something like that, but well, these are cats not bubble machines. You don’t go out and rent one for the day (and honestly I would be upset if you could). She has a hard time traveling so taking her somewhere to visit cats would be hard. Does anyone have any ideas?
Has anyone ever had a therapy cat before? How does a cat become a therapy cat?
Hello, I have a bit of a long story and plea for guidance.. We've rescued a beautiful kitty who was once feral. He started showing up at our office and wouldn't let humans go near him. Then slowly, after feeding him a while, he started coming near but you couldn't touch him. He would purrrr and rub against the stair posts, and eventually my legs, but I couldn't touch him. Eventually he started rubbing against my hands that I'd place flatly to my sides.. I'd venture to pet him and he'd jump away. Eventually he let me pet him and couldn't get enough. Still always a purry, drooly love bug. It took about 6 or so months of slow progression.. but it worked. We started calling him Fluffy (we thought he was a girl.. he's such a beautiful kitty!).
He did have interactions with another kitty (Tommy) who frequents our office (he has a home, he's just a neighborhood roamer) and it was interesting to see. I could see Fluffy asserting himself with Tommy (who is much older), because from time...
Grooming Time - Our April 2018 picture of the month competition
Some cats love it, others, not so much. However your cat feels about being brushed, clipped or even bathed, or perhaps they are grooming themselves or their mates, capture it and enter it in our competition!
Submit your photos here!
Submissions will be accepted through until April 23rd
This month the winner will receive a fabulous TCS T-Shirt!!
And the prize is available worldwide!
- Choose the best picture you have for our monthly theme and post it to this thread. Please mention the cat's name!
- Image needs to be clear and not too small. 480 pixels high by 640 pixels wide minimum. Larger is better.
- One submission per member please
- No special effects, borders, graphics or text on the pictures. Please check the...
- Choose the best picture you have for our monthly theme and post it to this thread. Please mention the cat's name!
A lot of you know my cat Yoshi from my other long thread about her health, but I have a different question for you all today: my mom brought a bouquet of flowers into my house today, put it in a vase, and set it on the kitchen counter (an area Yoshi frequents). I immediately inspected the bouquet because I know that some flowers, especially lilies, are very dangerous to cats. The bouquet had one lily in it, so I immediately took the lily out and threw it in the compost outside, washed all the counters, washed my hands, and told my mom to wash her hands. I wanted to throw the whole bouquet away, to be safe, but I'm not sure if that's necessary (and I didn't want to hurt my mom's feelings and throw away her gift). I know that Yoshi had absolutely NO contact with the lily, and it was in the house for maybe an hour at most. That was around 5 hours ago, and Yoshi seems fine, but now I'm feeling paranoid. Should I throw the whole bouquet away? And should I worry that...
A little while ago someone gave us a pile of recycled timber. We decided to use some of it to make our cats a tree house.
We started with a basic square box. Planks of wood were screwed to thicker posts in the corners
We made a door on one side.
I wanted them to have a window, but I also wanted the tree house to be as weather proof as possible. I used a plastic picture frame to cover the window and keep the rain out.
Next came a roof.
Hiro trying it out for size.
Next I filled any knot holes with wood filler and gave the whole thing a couple of coats of outdoor wood stain.
After that find a suitable tree and put up some support beams.
Once the tree house was up we realised it would be too easy for...
I'm collecting data for a future article about the price of spaying/neutering in various locations. We won't mention any veterinarians by name but I do want to see if we can find patterns in respect to different states (or internationally) and types of area.
If so can you please let us know how much it cost you to spay/neuter a cat in the past year and a half? Please share the following in the reply -
1. Was it spaying (a female) or neutering (a male)?
2. House pet or feral TNR?
3. Your regular vet or a low-cost clinic at a shelter/rescue?
4. Do you live in a rural area, small town or a city?
5. Which country or US state are you?
If you didn't take a cat in to be fixed during that time period and would still like to help, I'd appreciate it immensely if you could make a phone call to a local vet or two and ask them about the prices for a male neuter and for spaying a female. Then post it here along with the additional info.
I hope that we can create a good resource together....
She is 4 years old calico and she was rescued from a shelter after her last family chose a big dog over her after having her from kitten age. She is a gentle soul and is very good to me but I feel she is very nervous, she hides inside my sofa. I think her experience with dog is still hunting him and the distance between Pet store and home in carriage make her uncomfortable. I know the time is two weeks but i love her so much and i want to help her. I adopted her 2 days ago.
I'm happy to say that TCS was finally accepted into Amazon's prestigious custom shirts market. That means I can upload designs to Amazon and they will custom print the shirts on demand. They shirts will be approx. $20 each and available in a selection of colors.
I see this as a chance to
- Let our members buy tee shirts to support the site
- Get the TCS brand name out there
- Spread our message about good and responsible cat care
- Just have fun with cat-themed apparel!
With that in mind - any suggestions for what these shirts could say? Give me your best attention-grabbing pro-cat slogans! 3-10 words that show your love and commitment to felines and that you'll be proud to wear along with the TCS logo.
Oh, and try to be as original as possible and not use something you saw on another tee shirt.
If we end up using your suggestion - you'll be the first one to get that teeshirt!
To clarify - by posting your suggestions here, you're granting us with...
As many of you may remember, after the loss of my babies within the same year, I promised I would adopt 2 senior cats who had once know a home.
2017 was a long year. After looking at hundreds of pictures online of local shelters and being disappointed for not acting quick enough, it finally happened.
I had been eyeing these two senior gals since last August as well as others. Then in November, with the encouragement of my neighbor who works at the shelter, I decided to go ahead with the adoption process.
At first I had two in my sights who weren't a double adoption but got along. Then it happened again, after not acting quick enough the cat was adopted and the other we had looked at passed away. I kept gravitating back to these two gals. Then Christmas passed and still no kitties. I kept looking at these two faces wondering why they were still there and felt a strong connection, even naming them, Olive & Pimento (it was their eyes looked like olives, LOL). Then it...
I'm fairly new to TCS so apologies if this is the wrong place to post this!
I'm looking more & more into the idea of fostering and wondered if you lovely people had any ideas about whether or not I'd be suited for it?
I have 1 rescue cat that I own, Kali. She's between 2-3 years old and was very badly abused but after time & love & patience has come out of her shell totally and is now a vocal, gorgeous lap cat who wants hugs and attention 24/7! She's indoor only due to having an allergy to flea & tick bites (she was bald almost entirely when I said I wanted to rescue her because of an allergic reaction to a bite, and she's not even keen on going outside anyway - I have a glass door behind my front door so she can see outside but never normally bothers looking unless it's to welcome me home!).
I do work 9-5 Monday-Friday but have family nearby that pop-in already to see Kali and they said they'd be fine with feeding/socialising any new additions when I'm not there, so...
I'd like to run a quick survey (and bump it occasionally) as I'm curious about where most people place the litter box.
I know many of us have more than one litter box which is why I'm keeping the poll open to more than one response. Feel free to add more information in the replies - thanks!
I believe I saw a date of February 2018 that this was posted. Enjoy!
We Interview Anne Moss from TheCatSite – One of Best Sites for Cat Parents!
When you first brought your cat home, what did he or she do during the first hours and days? Were they hiding or did they come out and start exploring right away? Did they refuse to leave the carrier? Did they eat, drink and use the box on the first day?
I'd love to hear your stories (and yes, I'm working on a new piece, so they may be featured there).
Please also mention the cat's age when you first brought him/her home. Photos are also very welcome - thank you!
We've wonderful submissions to this contest (thank you everyone!) and now it's voting time!
We're giving away five beautiful cat-themed bracelets generously donated by our very own @Columbine !
We'll select two winners for this contest -
- One winner selected by voting - will get three of these gorgeous bracelets of her/his choice!
- Another winner selected randomly - will get the two other fabulous bracelets!
Here are the submissions to vote on -
1. Moofy by @Wenda
2. Cassie by @Draco
3. Kattopu/Luigi by @segelkatt...
I'm researching for an article and trying to get information about cat/pet shelters. If you work or volunteer in one, can you please share what type of litter is used? I'm not looking for a particular brand so much as to know whether there's a preference for clumping or non-clumping litter.
The poll has four options, so you can also choose "both" or even "neither" in case you have some magical no-litter system in place
Would love to hear more about what's being used in replies too! Thank you!
You've done it again, TCS members.. a brilliant selection of entries for our Picture of the Month!
Now it's time to select 15 of your favourite shots.
You have one week.. the poll will close on March 29.
The winner will wear the Picture of the Month badge for a month and has a choice of one of our excellent TCS Tote bags.
Good luck to all our entrants!
1. Simba by @xcourtney3
2. Charlie & Selene by @Katie M
3. Gofret by @nese
4. Mango by @Mango the Maine Coon
5. Moo Shu Snowshoe by @1CatOverTheLine ...
Hello to all! I'm new to this board and I've searched the threads for ideas etc. I'm a mom to three "Boyz" who are struggling to get along after a redirected aggression incident. I've paid both a non-certified "cat specialist" as well as a board certified behaviorist but I have a feeling there's got to be some of you out there who've actually been through this and kept your sanity!
I have 3 "boyz" all neutered ages 17, 7 & 8 that have co-existed lovingly for 7yrs with no aggression issues. For example, while they've always had at least 3,500 sq ft of house to roam, they are always together. They have always chosen to be with one another. Then, suddenly one night in early Jan., they were all looking out a window when something walked by. Ziggy (8yr) hissed which scared Bear (7) yr old who hissed and the most horrifying cat fight broke out. Luckily (Monte 16yr old is a little slower so he didn't really react much).
After working diligently for 4wks we had them all back together...
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