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I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cats with dementia

Lynettea says this picture makes me look like a wise old owl. I am not sure whether to be flattered or annoyed by this remark.
I have found a post about cats getting dementia. That means getting senile in case any of our human friends are reading the blog. There is a good link on this subject here:

The article says that as long as the cat has a good diet, companionship and mental stimulation he or she is less likely to develop dementia. Also if the human plays with the cat it is good for both of them.

I have to make sure that I take Lynettea out regularly for her walk and play with her at least once a day. I don't want her to be understimulated and get dementia. Otherwise where will my food come from. She may be too forgetful to put any food out or put water in my bowl. I need to look after her.

She thoughtfully warmed up a wheatbag in the microwave for me this afternoon and gave it to me for a snuggle.

Monday, August 13, 2007

A Tiger friend

My lizard friend was so popular that Lynettea said I can have another try. I thought I would like a tiger friend, as I can scare the other cats around here so easily.

This tiger looks drowsy and pleasant. Look at his tail curled round his paws. He has a hot rock to sleep on like my hot water service. Do you think he would be a suitable friend? Lynettea says his name is Tiger Boy.After seeing the photo below with his eyes open I am not so sure. His temper doesn't look very reliable.
If you click on the pictures you can see much more large and spectacular photos.
Lynettea has quite a lot of animal photos, as she works as a Volunteer at the Zoo. She doesn't get to feed the animals though, or groom them.

She just helps visitors and gives them maps and information. I prefer to rest at home so I can be ready to give her some of the quality time she needs after her rushing round. She likes to stroke my fur, so I let her, when she is good and also I sit on her lap when I am feeling pleased with her for some reason. This keeps her warm and relaxed.
I don't think the tiger is a really good friend of hers, not like me.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Interspecies friend

This picture is for the Inter-species friendship challenge. A bluetongue lizard visited my enclosure some time ago. It is only a young one, although quite big. Those are big paving blocks. We haven't seen the lizard for a long time now. I didn't quite know what to make of it, so I left it alone. We don't have any pictures of its blue tongue. Because it didn't open its mouth to show the blue tongue it musn't have been frightened.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

sun bath

Here I am sunbathing on my towel on the bed after some strenuous grooming.
You can see how peaceful I look. It is some days since I have been able to post anything. Lynettea hadn't even loaded the pictures from my previous photoshoots onto the computer. We have some lessons in grooming for junior kitties coming up shortly. I have got Lynette to take some shots of me in various positions to demonstrate technique. Meanwhile, below you can see a picture of sneaky Wallis and his brother Jia looking at me from the window sill.
Lynettea has now found out why she was so confused about which cat was which.
You can see one of the cats wears a collar and identity tag showing "Wallis". Don't let this fool you. Their mother told Lynettea that Jia is always getting rid of his tag (smart cat) and she sometimes puts Wallis's tag on Jai. She said Wallis stays home more.
Wallis visits other families down the street. Everyone loves him as he rolls on the floor and lets humans rub his stomach. No one is a stranger to him. Jai does this too, but most people think it is Wallis. Sometimes you can hear one of these people calling from their backyards, "Wallis! Wallis! Where are you Wallis!"