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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.

15 comments:

Lux said...

That's a lovely picture of you, Diamond. I find I have to keep reminding my bean to feed me every day!

Phoebe said...

Oh, you are very smart to plan your actions.

michico 小芥 said...

Lynettea looks great~! Looks like she enjoy the sun very much~!

Please come to visit Adan's 10 year celebration.

Daisy said...

Oh Diamond, you do look very wise in that photo. And proud, too.

I am going to show this article to my Mommie so she understands she must devote much time to playing with me so I do not get dementia.

Diamond said...

hello everyone. Michico, Lynettea is my human. Sometimes I think that she thinks she is a cat. So Cute!
Diamond

Diamond said...

Lux, I have to remind Lynettea, my human helper, about practically everything. And then I have to watch her closely to make sure she does it properly. Fortunately I have my blog as an outlet for my frustrations. Chatting to my friends and sharing our problems means a lot to me.
Diamond

The Crew said...

What's a wheatbag?

Edward C. Foster said...

It looks like the cat's owner suffers from the same disorder.

SchneiderHein said...

Oh Diamond, it's a really good idea to play with Lynetta to avoid dementia. I think I should try it with Silke&Wolfgang too, because meanwhile they forgot to buy some of our special foods.
You look wonderful at your sunny place.
Allegra

Boy said...

Yup! I think it's so much work taking care of our beans. Me, I'm such a genius I won't be wowwied about getting dementia. But mine Mummy, that's another stowy. I better take weawwy good care of her!

Diamond said...

For the crew and any others who don't know this information: a wheatbag is a small bag of fabric with wheat inside that you put in the microwave for a few minutes to heat up. It smells nice, like wheat. You can put it next to you to warm any parts you want to warm up. Lynettea often puts it on her shoulders for a while and then gives it to me when it isn't so hot. I don't like it too hot.

michico 小芥 said...

Dear Diamond, I am holding a celebration activity for my 10 year celebration, is that possible you could email me your sending address?
Everyone join this celebration could have one of my postcard. And I really want to send one for you.

If you can, please email me your sending address to here: aeon.michico@gmail.com
The detail of activity is here:http://adan-way.blogspot.com/2007/08/10-years-celebration-of-adan-adoption.html

Although the activity date is over, but I have keep one post card for you~!

caricature said...

That's a furry cute photo Diamond. I'm sure you will always remain sharp and bright...

Jake and Bathsheba said...

You look very wise and content, Diamond.

~J&B

Pablo said...

Great strategy, Diamond! It can't hurt to be proactive about these things...