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Category Archives: Cats

Yet Another Cat Abscess

We’ve gotten pretty good at dealing with cat abscesses. Most of the time, we just let them pop on their own and then give them a good cleaning. They scab over and all is well. Alas, that was not the case with our elderly cat Stout. His abscess, located behind his right ear and curving …

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July 2013 Flood

As floods go, it could have been much worse. The living room is drying nicely, we can still use the 2 gates, fences can be repaired, the irrigation ditch will eventually be put back into working order. Let me ramble, and there will be lots of pics for those who want to skim through. July …

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Stitched Cat

Remember our little cat Streak, The Walking Anatomy Lesson? He had a massive abscess that burst open, leaving the flesh over his ribs exposed. So, we took him to the vet (that was abscess #2), got him cleaned up and on antibiotics. It healed up cleanly….or so we thought. Not too long passes before a …

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Entertaining Farm Pauses

Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the internet. But then I come across things like these below that made me laugh or think, and then I know that I haven’t wasted all that time, just 3/4 of it. So here is some entertaining links to give you a fun pause in the …

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Water Bottle: A Cat’s Best Toy

I’m cheap when it comes to toys for my animals. Part of being a mostly carnivorous beast is the fun of tearing stuff apart with tooth and nail. This is very true of even the domesticated cat or dog. Those of you who have lost furniture, shoes, kitchen appliances, and the occasional bottle of cleaner …

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Cross Species Egg Sitting

We have this speckled hen, laid, hatched, and raised by a real chicken right here on the farm. She has learned a new trick of late. She has figured out the super secret entrance to the Porch Cat Lair, aka the freezer room. Our house has several rooms that were added onto over the years. …

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Obsessed with Cat Abscesses

Our small male cat Streak had an abscess three months ago on his left side over his last 2 ribs. At the time, we saw it after it had opened and I thought I was dealing with a puncture wound. I took him to the vet and they IDed it as an open abscess, cleaned …

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A Catyard?

Yes, we have a catyard. In 2002, we moved here from a small town, but we were in the middle of the town, two blocks from the college. We had a catdoor and our little furry beasts could come and go as they pleased and we never lost one to traffic or dog attack, and …

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Creature Feature: Luxor

Luxor is my garden kitty. But he didn’t start off that way. A few years ago he showed up on our doorstep as a full grown, feral cat. It took several months for him to become friendly enough to be completely surprised when we stuck him in a cat carrier and drove him to the …

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Love the Fuzzy

This post originally appeared on Darkcargo.com on 12/30/2010. It is reposted here with permission of Lady Darkcargo.   I love my cats. They are spoiled. I treat this as the natural order of the universe. My house, my cats, my rules. However, the events of the other night made me think about revising the house …

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