Friday, March 30, 2012

Do. not. want!

Purrrrr Do not likz dat mean old v-e-t!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering Petiethecat

Remembering @PetieTheCat.

Purrrr @GeorgeTheDuck did make me dis shirt.

Oh purrrr we did lose our good furend @PetieTheCat last night.  He has fought his illnesses bravely for a long long time, but dey did gets da better of him. He died in his mama's arms.

Get a twibbon for your twitter or facebook.

Petie was one of my first twitter furends and it just won't be the same without him. I am sooo sad.

I want to share some of the good times we've had together.

December 2009
Celebrating Petie's birfday at #petiepawty. I tinks @Georgetheduck made da hats!
@petiethecat Happy Birthday! #petiepawty

April 2010
Petie and I taked over a UFO at #Area51 pawty,
#area51 @petiethecat is gonna help me take over da UFO!

April 2010
Petie's porch. Photo is by @Chattemuse by way of @danapixie
We are all sitting quietly on @Petiethecat porch. @no_crybaby... on Twitpic

May 2010
Petie shakin his maracas at #chilipawty. Pixchur by @GeorgetheDuck

September 2010
Lots of anipals spent da day at #lakewithpetie. Petie and his dear wifey Pandafur are at front and center.
Update: Mouseover to see names!
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Don't forget @Pumpkinpuddy's picture book, "Summer at the Lake with Petie".

November 2010
@morriscat, @kittehboi and @petiethecat entertaining da ladies at #atpawty.
#atpawty Dat @sisfurcats Bugs Bunny did take a pixchur of @pe... on Twitpic

November 2010
@petiethecat and @pandafur at poolside #pppawty. Check out @georgetheduck's speedos!
@petiethecat @pandafur Purrrr Nov 2010 poolside. @georgethedu... on Twitpic



Sunday, March 25, 2012

Burd WebCams!!

Purrrr Was searching the innerwebs for #treats4kittehboi. Found LOTS of burd webcams!

Some of my favorites:
Hartshorn Arboretum Bird Cam
Cockatiel Paradise
National Zoo Flamingo Cam

I did dis google search to find burd webcams. Be careful, some results not bery nice!

Want your own webcam? I tink I does. My furends so much fun wif da kittehbaybeh cam last summer!
AXIS Webcam

This website links to a number of public webcams.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dis My QRCode

Purrrr Putting on my geek ears!
Purrr qrcode have self-correcting code built in. You can bite out a big piece of dat block and your phone can still read it.  I'll write some details tomorrow.  Da lady used error-correction at work.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dance Fight!!!

@wildboutbirds I challenge you to a dance fight!!! on Twitpic

  @wildboutbirds I challenge you to a dance fight!!!  

Purrrr I iz so enthusiastic about dat Puss in Boots gettin he own movie!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Safer Flea Control

Purrrr We had a mild winter here. When dem fleas and ticks wakes up dey is going to nom us kittehs most fiercely.

Before you consider using over-the-counter (OTC) flea control products, I'd like to show you some links.
  • HSUS> Flea and Tick Product Ingredients: What You Should Know
    The center reported that pyrethroid spot-ons also account "for more than half of 'major' pesticide pet reactions reported to EPA over the last five years—that is, those incidents involving serious medical reactions such as brain damage, heart attacks, and violent seizures. In contrast, non-pyrethroid spot on treatments accounted for only about 6 percent of all major incidents."
  • EPA> Safety tips for pet owners: This is a long list of precautions to take when using pesticides on your pets. MUST READ!
  • EPA> How children come in contact with pesticides: "Children can come into contact with pesticides stored or applied in their homes, yards, daycares, schools, parks, or on pets." Does your child hug your pet? Do your pets groom one another? If so, they may be eating the pesticides!

Have you had a bad experience with flea and tick products? Please leave a link to your bloggy if you have one or to a video of symptoms. Blog or tweet this post. We must protect our furends!

A sampling of alternative Flea control products that DON'T contain poisons.
CAVEAT: We are regular people. This is not veterinary advice.
PLEASE consult your veterinarian before applying anything to your pet. Over-the-counter flea control products can be deadly.

Victor M230 Ultimate Flea TrapDr. Pye's Scanmask 7 Million Live Beneficial Nematodes - Kills Over 230 BugsMiracleCoat Flea Comb
Victor M230 Ultimate Flea Trap
An electronic flea trap.  Fleas are attracted by light and heat, then get stuck on a glue pad. Be sure to buy extra glue pads. I keep this under the bed year round so I can tell if the fleas are coming back.

Dr. Pye's Scanmask 7 Million Live Beneficials
Apply to the lawn and garden.
These microscopic worms eat fleas and other pests. They don't harm helpful insects or earthworms.

MiracleCoat Flea Comb
Use this fine-toothed comb to comb out fleas. Drop the fleas into a glass of water that you've squeezed a drop of dish soap into. Yes, it's labor-intensive, but it's safe and many pets enjoy enjoy the attention. It's a win-win!

D/EARTH - diatomaceous earth (12 oz)KAL - Yeast Flakes, 22 oz flakesVet's Best Natural Flea + Tick Home Spray, 32 oz
D/EARTH - diatomaceous earth (12 oz)
ASK YOUR VET! Must be food grade.
Made from the hard silicon fossils of microscopic creatures called diatoms, food grade D/EARTH is non-toxic to dogs and cats. We sprinkle it in da rug behind and under furniture where "bug bombs" can't reach.

KAL - Yeast Flakes, 22 oz flakes
Brewer's yeast is a natural flea repellent. Sprinkle it on your pet's food to make them unpalatable to fleas. It's also a great nutritional supplement with lots of B vitamins and chromium.

Vet's Best Natural Flea + Tick Home Spray
This herbal formula repels fleas and ticks.
Be careful to get the one that specifically says it's safe for cats. The bottle is similar.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What is #FollowFriday?

What is #FollowFriday, also called #ff?

Originally the #FollowFriday hashtag was used to recommend new tweeters to your followers. There would be one name and the reason you're recommending.
#FollowFriday @MarioDaCat because he always looks snazzy in his tuxedo.
The reason is dat deyz a web page dat rates everybody, tells you who is your favorites, and even tells you whether a tweet counts toward ranking.

Tweets have to have #followfriday (#ff for short). Tweets divide up da point score between everybody in da tweet. More than ten #ff tweets gets ignored.

There are sites that show you who your best followers are so you can recommend them.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I am a panferboi!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Healthful Powder Cat Food Sprinkles

CAVEAT: We is regular people and dis our personal recipe. Please consult your vet before feeding your pet ANYTHING you read on da innerwebs.

Purrrrr Dis recipe for cat food sprinkles to add a bit of nutrition to my cat food, especially when da lady giving me sashimi or steak tartar. Da lady adapted it from a recipe from Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM. Is an excellent book with some great recipes for raw or minimally processed pet foods. There are chapters on acupuncture, homeopathy, and other types of holistic veterinary medicine.

Dis adapted from Dr. Pitcairn's Healthy Powder on page 53.
Healthful Cat Sprinkles
1 cup nutritional yeast (brewer's yeast is ok.)
1/2 cup lecithin granules
2 TBS kelp powder (alfalfa powder is ok.)
2 TBS bone meal powder - nutritional, NOT garden!
2 TBS ground flaxseed - my own ingredient
2 tsp Taurine powder - my own ingredient
1/8 tsp vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid) (optional)
Serving size: 1 tsp per day per adult cat sprinkled on wet food.
Makes about 90 servings

  • IMPORTANT: This recipe is amateur. Check with your vet.
  • DO NOT use garden bone meal. Use bone meal intended for human consumption.
  • kCal is what we usually call "calories."
  • Recipe assumes a 15lb. cat
  • The label of a cat food in my cabinet recommends feeding about 400kCal per day.
  • Cats can't synthesize taurine, an amino acid necessary for eye and heart health. Please read abstracts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • How I calculated taurine: According to Max's House, AAFCO recommends that cat food be supplemented with Taurine 0.50g/1000kCal.
  • Unlike humans, cats can synthesize Vitamin C, however a wild diet provides quite a bit. The small amount in this powder provides a bit of a boost to sick or nutritionally compromised cats.
  • How I calculated flaxseed: The innerwebs contain dozens of recommendations for flaxseed supplementation ranging from 1/2 tsp to 3 TBS for a human. I went with the low recommendation based on information in Health and Healing With Bee Products by Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD. and scaled it down for cats. This amount is far less than what is recommended on sites that sell ground flaxseed, some of which recommend a tsp per day for a cat. Flaxseed can cause constipation in large amounts.
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