Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Black Tabby Tuesday

Sly
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Sly likes things. Lately he's been teaching us about plants. His full name is Sylvester and aside from Sly, he also goes by SlyGuy, Weasel, Buddy, Sneak, Meeeeeeeeh, and "Hey!"

He likes Chicken Treats, feather toys, warm napping spots, leaping, and tunneling under the bedcovers. When he grows up, he wants to be a Panther.

Sly may like things, but he loves Skittles the Huntress, who owns the key to his heart. His best buddy is his brofur Kon.

You can find Sly at Sly Likes Things.

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Tuesday's Events at Cat Blogosphere
Tattle Tail Tuesday or other kind of tails, or tales as well
Tabby Tuesday for all Attack Tabbies (or other sorts of tabbies)
Tuxie Toosday for all Tuxedo Cats at the Tuxedo Gang Hideout
Tummy Tuesday for showing off all those kitty tummies
Toesies Tummy for showing those claws…errrr… toes
Tortie Tuesday with Tough A** Torties Club
Cats on Tuesday

AND NOW: Black Tabby Tuesday on House Panthers!


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Three things Humans could learn from Cats

1. Have fun
Life can get so serious and Humans can easily find themselves running from one thing to the next without taking time to enjoy life. Cats truly know how to have fun, and they don't need lots of expensive toys to do it. Playtime is important to a cat's mental and physical well-being. Make your Human take time out of their busy schedule to have some fun with you!

2. Share
Watch how felines in a multicat environment time share spaces. The cat who claims a particular chair during certain hours often allows another cat to have that chair during other times. Cats also learn to share litter boxes, food bowls, toys, beds. etc. Considering that in most cases, cats didn't pick their fellow companions, it's amazing how generous they can be with each other.

3. Communicate
How many times has your Human been accused of not communicating well, or have been the recipient of poor communication? Cats are masters of communication. We use vocalization, scent, and body language. We also use repetitive signaling to make sure a point is made.

Now, I'm certainly not suggesting you Humans start meowing or marking your territory, but take a note from how cats ensure that they have communicated accurately. Think of this when trying to solve a cat behavior problem as well. Keep in mind that the very undesirable behavior you're witnessing may be your cat's attempt to clearly communicate to you that something is wrong.

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Win a FURminator!

If you haven't been FURminated yet, you don't know what your missing. It gets all the extra loose hair out of your coat, gets all the itchy places scratched good AND makes your coat incredibly soft and silky.

PetsitUSA.com is giving away a FURminator. Two FURminator packages will go to cats and two to dogs. Visit their contest page to find out how to sign up!

Good luck and happy deShedding! Contest ends April 11th, so don't delay!

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Want to join House Panthers? Our membership is open to members of the black, grey (Russian Blue) and dark brown (Bombay) clans. Ask Not the Mama to e-mail you an invitation!


Find a new friend at Petfinder.com, the temporary home of 245,845 adoptable pets from 11,827 adoption groups. Over 9,000 house panthers are available around the country!


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3 comments:

katztales said...

the furminator sounds great. We're using a Kiwi shoe brush because it's soft and has curved edges.

Ana said...

This is a great list of 3 things humans can learn from cats! It's so true.

catsynth said...

Sly sounds like a great cat.
We had never heard of "Black Tabbies" before.