Our pets can teach us many things - if we're willing to listen. They teach us how to love unconditionally, how to look at each day as a new one, to embrace all the good things and why it really is the simple things in life that we should cherish. In his book, Souls of Animals , author Gary Kowalski writes about the fundamental lessons pets teach us.
The first time you see your cat hurl a hairball, you might be pretty worried. He'll retch and hack and try to bring it up. Then it will be there - on your rug or some other conspicuous spot - in all its undigested glory. Your cat may look distressed during all of this, but it's really nothing serious.
Wyndchymes Tess, a one and a half year-old Japanese Bobtail from East Windsor, New Jersey, also known as Tess won the heart of Judge Larry Adkinson and thousands of New Yorkers at the 5th annual CFA-Iams Cat Championship, sponsored by the Cat Fanciers' Association, the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.
One thing you have to remember when dealing with kittens, especially young ones, is that they are very impressionable. In the first few weeks of their lives you can set them up for success or failure based on your interactions with them and the way you treat them. If you care for them when they need care, have reasonable expectations of them, set limits of acceptable behavior, and protect them from adverse experiences, all should turn out well.
Here is a tip from one of our users: When I was young, we gave our Shetland sheepdog a heartworm pill every month. She wouldn't eat the pill by itself, so we would wrap it up in some sliced cheese. It didn't take long for her to realize the trick, and after that she would eat the cheese but spit out the pill.
Our question this week was: Doctor - Why does my cat scratch with his leg and move his head funny when I scratch in front of his tail? John Davidson - Miami Answer Hi - thanks for your email John. You asked why your cat scratch with his leg and move his head funny when I scratch in front of his tail?