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Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

Last week, my family suffered a huge loss. Emma – my youngest (8 yr old) and we thought healthiest cat – was hit by a sudden illness and she did not survive.

I’m still in shock because although The Velveteen Princess was blind, FIV+, and had occasional seizures, this was the only illness that caused . . . → Read More: Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

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Jif Looking For Forever Home

Happy update: Jif has been adopted by a family I know well enough to know that there is no better home for him.

It’s a dream come true for this super-shy guy! Congratulations, Mr. Jiffy!

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I’m currently fostering Jif, a healthy, adult (approx 5 yrs) guy wearing a tuxedo who’s in . . . → Read More: Jif Looking For Forever Home

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So Bad It’s Good (Silly Snapshots)

I take tons of photos of the animals who call me Auntie Kari, usually trying to get portrait quality pictures or selfies. I always get more bad photos to delete than good photos to keep.

Some of the photos that are not what I was aiming for crack me up! Mouths wide open during meows, . . . → Read More: So Bad It’s Good (Silly Snapshots)

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

The repercussions of scruffing cats can be detrimental and damaging to relationships, behavior, and even their physical health. According to the ASPCA’s Manager of Applied Research, Natasha Drain, “Scruffing a cat, where you firmly grasp the skin at the top of the neck or base of the head, can cause some cats to become defensive . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

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