Use a fan for white noise with the breeze directed away from her, get a sound machine for next time, get a calming product (my boy is doing surprisingly well with Just Relax from Only Natural Pet, that is sprayed on cushions or a carrier or in his case on a washcloth that's placed close to him), and if you don't have time to get a retail product, use chamomile tea -they terrify Ember.
We usually have the TV on in the living room and the stereo playing in the hall right outside my bedroom, but she insists on being in the dining room where the noise tends to be the worst. I've tried probably a dozen different sprays and treats with rather little success though I can look for the one you mentioned. I might have to try the chamomile tea sometime.Use a fan for white noise with the breeze directed away from her, get a sound machine for next time, get a calming product (my boy is doing surprisingly well with Just Relax from Only Natural Pet, that is sprayed on cushions or a carrier or in his case on a washcloth that's placed close to him), and if you don't have time to get a retail product, use chamomile tea -
from Mamanyt1953 Buy a box of plain chamomile tea bags, brew a cup. Chill it in the fridge, and give 3 teaspoonfuls up to 3 times a day via syringe or medicine dropper. Be sure to use the commercial tea bags, as they are pure German chamomile. English chamomile is pretty useless medicinally, and is TOXIC to cats.
SO true!! It is pretty amazing. Listening to voices, seeing certain traits, etc. Really fascinating.
Interesting. I never thought about the color. Amazing they are so close to a family. So social.
SO TRUE!! I wish they could live longer.
Hahaha, yep. I have one like that so I know they sure can. I am not surprised at all. :/
Hahaha, again not surprising. Yes, they will lurch back. Interesting she doesn't with your mom. She is a softie it seems.
I KNOW. It is horrible. Mine are ok with them but in the past I have had dogs that had serious issues with it. And this year is horrible with people doing it rather than cities. My ferals had a rough time. it is really sad for the animals. Hopefully it is over for a year now!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhh
a small rc car with a toy tied to the end of it works great but your dog will chase it to.they will be scared at first but cant help but follow it. around.Hey all. I have an inquiry as to how to get my cats to play. I have three in total: two males of six years and a female of three years. I would not usually have cats of such an age difference but the female was kind of an accident. A very happy one, I assure you, but we do have our problems. Her father was feral and I do believe this has an affect on her personality. Not that she's necessarily mean or a bad cat, but she is skittish.
So to begin with, I will admit I slacked off on play for a while. It somehow left my routine and, once a habit is broken, it's hard to remake. However, I wanted to make up for it. The only problem is that the cats don't make it easy. To boys are rather lazy and I can't figure out how to get them to move for more than a couple of minutes. Frost is more than happy to play if you dangle it over his head so he can bat at it while laying on his back. Ash was more willing to play, but it's faded away and I can't keep his interest anymore. I'm not as worried about them though because they do play together and neither are overweight, but I know they need some stimulation too. So my first inquiry is how can I get lazy cats to get off their butts (or backs as the case may be) and play?
The second issue is the female, Ember. She's willing to play with me, but she's often nervous about any noises or anything. I don't have very many places to separate them from though I haven't had a problem with the boys playing together. With Ember, I've tried playing with her in the living room and my bedroom. She used to be okay with playing in the living room, but there's been a bit of tension between her and Ash and she no longer feels comfortable there. I tried playing with her in my room with the door shut, but Frost will scratch at the door and then she goes running over there with her tail lashing. So my second question is what can I do for her? She's such a nervous little cat though she's very friendly. Of all the cats I've had in my life, she's the first to really bond with me and I feel bad because she isn't really one of the group. The boys have accepted her into the household, but they're not exactly close. Sometimes Frost with play with her and Ash will let her lay next to him, but not much else. I'm also so happy when I see one of them groom her or something that shows both her and me that she has, indeed, been accepted. But they still don't play with her a whole lot and she is more of a people cat so I feel obligated to be the companion she needs.
It would terrify my dog, actually. She's a coward and only plays with toys she's sure are hers. Unfortunately, it would probably terrify Ember as well. She's a skittish cat. I could see the boys being interested in it at first, but they'd likely get bored with it pretty quickly. They're difficult cats.a small rc car with a toy tied to the end of it works great but your dog will chase it to.they will be scared at first but cant help but follow it. around.
I think I have seen them in the past, but always good to reread and try other ideas that I might not have tried before.There's this too that might help if you haven't seen it already;
We did an activity in my biology class that showed how camouflage works. Basically, we had a cloth on the table and threw a bunch of colored circles on the cloth. We'd look away, count, and then grab the first circle we saw. Afterwards, we'd count how many of each color were left and we'd add three of the same color for each one left, representing the offspring. Obviously, it's not perfect, but it shows how and why some colors appear frequently and others not all. For each round we did, black and brown had the highest survival rates. White was completely gone every time. And since they didn't survive to breed, there weren't any white offspring.So true. Pretty amazing things!!
Makes sense. Amazing how nature figures things out.
So true. I wish the world could be more perfect. But if we keep improving maybe things will get better.
Animals really can teach us a lot about things and ourselves. Especially true love and selflessness among so many other things. What did Stella teach you? Yes, cats can act!!! Hahahaha. But so can dogs!!!
Yes, I kinda figured your mom is like that. That isn't a bad thing. She loves them. I am surprised Ember isn't more careful since your mom tends to give in more. Maybe she is just too excited. Or maybe how your mom holds the food? Usually the cat can tell the finger from the food and not go too deep. My one outside feral tens to get me sometimes but stops before breaking skin. Pretty smart cat.
Yes, it is great Stella is not bothered. Usually little dogs have more issues with them. Poor Ember. Yes, they did get their hands on big ones this year. Not good. Yes, New Year's........................... arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh