Monday, March 29, 2010
New Time: 2-10PM EDT
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Dat grumpy old sisfurcat Chilipepper gonna be 13 years old on May 6, 2010. Dat her real birfday. Her mama was feral and da lady's friend put a box out for da mama to use. Cats are pragmatic, dat mama had Chilipepper and her brovver Mr. Spooky and 4 other little black kittens in a box on her porch. Da mama know da hoooman loved kittehs and could keep dem safe while she hunted.
@Sisfurcats Chilipepper and her brofurcat Mr. Spooky as tiny kittens in 1997. Wasn't she sweet? She was da runt of da litter.
Dis Mr. Spooky and Chilipepper hanging out on da sofa in 1998. He had a kangaroo tail! He did take care of his little sister. Mr. Spooky crossed RB in 1999. Chilipepper went on walkabout looking for him and was in bad shape when she found her way home 9 days later. She healed up ok, but didn't talk for several months. Poor Miss Chilipepper.
In 2002 Miss Chilipepper had a medical emergency. Her back end was paralyzed one morning when she woke up and she started having seizures. Da lady did reiki on her all da way to Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Neurology. Chili was in vhosp for several days. We don't know what happened, but da hoomans no longer use harsh cleaners or lawn chemicals and are very scared of spot-on flea treatments.
Chilipepper's back end iz weak since den and hurts sometimes. On bad days she can be very grumpy but we do love her anyway.
Da Chilipepper do have a nice life. She likes to hang out in da garden wif da lady and also likes to lie on da porch letting the sun warm her bones. I have been acting as her personal trainer since I got here in 2007. She is much more spry now.
Maybe da lady will make her a great big tuna cake wif salmon cream cheese icing and shrimp filling.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Well, it turns out that Facebook Hates Dogs too. My friend Sydpie's account was deleted and she's very upset about it. She blogged the experience as I've Been Evicted By Facebook.
Anipals and Facebook furends, please make sure you keep a backup of your photos and links just in case. Da lady had copies of all my photos but hasn't found all my Facebook furends yet and my linkys are gone. I don't believe Facebook is combing through accounts looking for animals but if something (or someone) draws their attention to your account it will be deleted. Hint: Someone complained about my groundhog day post and got them to block me from importing it. Ask me how I got around it. MOL!!!
So if you get deleted you have a couple of options.
- Your mom can add your profile to dogbook, catbook or rodentbook. She might want to start it now.
- Your mom can create a Fan page. This is mine:
- Join General Napoleon Buonaparte's Army des Animals for notifications of your friends' victorious returns to Facebook. Viva le resistance!
The BEST part of all this NOT! is that I can still look at my deleted account through da lady's cell phone Facebook app. I think that means they kept my photos for their own use. sulk sulk sulk
Thursday, March 18, 2010
There is some question as to whether a cat's coat color is a good predictor of his personality. Any cat owner will tell you this is true, and the web has several lists of personality types.
The book The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour, 2nd edition by Dennis C. Turner, lists three possible mechanisms for a causal relationship between cat coat color and personality type.
- Coloring can affect the animal's perceptions, putting him at a physical disadvantage that affects his behavior.
- The chemicals involved in pigmentation are related to, or metabolized to form, neurotransmitters that affect mood.
- The genetic code for personality is on the same chromosome as the genetic code for coat color.
Turner, Dennis C. The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press. 2000. pg 54.
Ellis, Leslie A. Cat Personality & Coat Color, Into the Void, April 8th, 2010.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Phuket is on an island paradise in the Indian Ocean. It's a popular tourist destination.
Phuket is also home to tens of thousands of feral dogs and cats. The Soi Dog Foundation has a number of programs to help these animals. They have neutered over 20,000 feral dogs and 6,000 cats in their TNR program since 2003. They provide veterinary care for feral animals. They are sponsoring a feeding program at Buddhist temples. And they rehome many strays.
Soi Dog Foundation is setting an example in the humane treatment of strays for all of Asia. There are many shelters in the U.S. who could learn from them.
Please consider buying the DVD or better yet, donating. It's for a great cause!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Dis a beautiful poem dedicated to da pretty doggy Laika, da first Russian Cosmonaut. Da story is bery sad cuz da trainer did love her, but da space capsule didn't include a way to bring her home. Her little body continued to orbit for several months, then she did become a shooting star.
so first the dog honest mongrel
which has never abandoned us
dreaming of earthly lamps and bones
will fall asleep in its whirling kennel
-- Excerpted from First the Dog by Zbigniew Herbert
Remember @BorisKitty's #SciFiPAWTY on March 13th!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
"I'm bored. What plaything can you offer me today?"
Dat @BorisKitty do be having a Virtual #scifiPAWTY March 13, 2010 from 11am to 8pm EST. More information on his #SciFiPAWTY page. It for charity. There will be music and virtual refreshment.
I will be DJing at 6PM EST.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Here's an invite for you to be my friend on the site icanhascheezburger.com. This is where I keep my favorite funny pictures and other fun stuff. It'd be great if you could check it out and rate it or leave a comment. :)
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