Service Cats: Are Cats Ambidextrous

MeOW  Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays where we answer your questions ‘bout feline health, nutrition, behavior and anythin’ else you might ask. We offur tried and true Training Tips and suggestions to help every kitty owner from furst time kitty pawrents to life long pros. We’re runnin’ low on questions and topics, so ifin there’s somethin’ you’ve been wonderin’ ‘bout, wonder no more. Submit your questions and topic suggestions in the comments below or send us a purrivate email via our Contact page. And don’t furget, you can ketch up on any post in this series by clickin’ the links on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page. 

 

Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

 

 

 

The following post will be written in human English for reader and translator ease. Our Service Cat posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Training Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by mommy A thru her many years of animal training, cats in purr-ticular. And to offer insight into your questions about Everything Feline. Always remember, successful Training is all about Repetition and Rewards.

Raena sits in tiger kitty holster cat harness

 

 

 

Last week we wrote about Vitamin D and the importance of a balanced nutritional feline diet. We discussed Feline Nutrition here, but we’ve not discussed in detail all of the ingredients, supplements and additives in your cat’s food. So, we were wondering how many of you would be interested in learning about these ingredients? Just because it’s in your cat’s food, doesn’t necessarily mean it should be. And, with all the conflicting opinions out there, choosing kitty’s food can get confusing. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to learn more about pet food ingredients, including trends and industry buzz words. 

 

Raena hugs Dezi while she lays on the brown cat tree

Okay already, Me likes you Raena.

 

 

 

Getting Along:

 

     We’ve been asked a couple of questions that don’t really require a whole post to answer. So, we thought we’d cover those today. We’re often asked if Raena and me got along right away. Mommy says it would be great and for sure make her life a lot easier if we had hit it off from the get go. But the truth is a big fat No. And, sis Lexi and me weren’t immediate besties either. However, we are proof that you can have a multi cat household where each kitty can feel safe and confident in their shared home. We don’t have extra rooms with doors that can closed off to allow for the traditional method of introducing new kitties, so mommy’s technique only allows for a couple of days for kitties to protest and lodge their complaints about the new comer. After which, she fully expects and will accept nothing less than kitties happily cohabiting in peace.

 

Lexi and Dezi lay together in the window perch

 

 

 

     Me still remembers the splat sis Lexi handed down the first time she saw me and how she ran off down the hall screaming. That was a long time ago. We became the best of friends and sisfurs. Me couldn’t have asked for a better role model or more loving big sissy. Of course, me had to pass along me’s own brand of displeasure when Raena joined our home. And we still have the occasional disagreement, but for the most part, we get along. More importantly, we work well together and are secure in our place in our home. If you’re adding a new kitty to your home, you can read our Tips for introducing them to your resident kitty(s) here

 

 

Paws up Dezi

 

 

 

Are Cats Ambidextrous:

 

     Another interesting question we were asked is: Do cats favor one paw over the other? In other words, are cats right or left pawed? Is that even a thing? Believe it or not, cats do favor one paw over the other. Cats can also be ambidextrous, meaning they use both right and left paws interchangeably. Like humans, the majority of kitties and doggies are right pawed/handed.

 

 

Raena sits on cat tree #RememberMeThursday

 

 

 

Remember Me Thursday:

 

     Right pawed, left pawed or ambidextrous, all kitties are wonderful. And all kitties deserve the chance to be loved and have a happy life. We encourage anyone looking to add a kitty to your family, to check out the local shelters and rescues in your area. Old or young, disabled or not, there’s sure to be a kitty waiting for you. We would like to remind you to do some research before adopting. Altho’ you may not know everything about the kitties at the shelter, there are things you can assume by knowing a little about breed traits. And please, don’t adopt a special needs kitty if you can’t afford to take care of them financially. While we don’t believe that money or the lack of it should prevent anyone from sharing their lives with a furry purrer, we do believe that one should be realistic. Special needs kitties can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical bills. For someone like mommy, that would be impossible to do. Unexpected health care costs are something no one can predict, so we just say use some common sense.  

 

Raena walks down hall towards camera Blooper

We luvs the camera, so we have lots of shots where half our face is cut off. Blooper!!!

 

 

 

Well, me’s gonna wrap it up fur today. We hope you found today’s post interesting and entertaining. Remember, you can catch up on any posts in this series that you may have missed by clicking the links on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page. And let us know your thoughts about Feline Nutrition in the comments or ask the questions you’ve been wanting answers too. We’re joining a few hops today. Furst up is Feline Furiday at Comedy Plus, and of course #RememberMeThursday with Lola and Lexi and Three Chatty Cats. We’re also posting our monthly foto fail with our furiends over at the Cuddlywumps. With as many fotos as mommy takes, we’ve got a lot of ‘em. MOL  Check ‘em out fur a lot of inneresting and fun fotos and posts.

 

Till the next time………………………………………………..Be Blest!!! 

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2017 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

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  1. Not all five of our cats get along, but they can all at least live in peace! There were a few spats in the beginning, but those have greatly (and thankfully) died down. Thank you for also writing about Remember Me Thursday and for hopping along with us.

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  2. Very interesting and timely ladies. Tyebe was not welcomed with open arms here. Shoko hisses right in her face….several times. However, there are play times as well. The more time that passes the less hisses there are and more play times. We’re waiting for a hiss free house….in a year or two.

    Jean

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  3. Quite interesting and entertaining. We have to feed our cats on special diet food the vet recommended, but i’m always interested in learning more about what goes into our pets’ foods and why.

    The only new cats we get around here are the temporary foster bottle babies we sometimes have. All the big cats hiss at them until they realize there is kitten formula to try to steal, then they settle down.

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    • MOL Mommy used to foster bottle babies as well. She never had any hissin’ or growlin’ till the kitties were old enuff to get into the bigger cats toys, food and pawtty box. Let the games begin… MOL Fank you fur your interest in feline nutrition. Big hugs

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena

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  4. My KaChoo was a leftie like me 🙂 Great post. XO

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  5. I’m left-pawed as I always dip my left paw into my water cup to drink.

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  6. That was good! Us boys here are ambidextrous and the girls are right paw’d! Love ya sweeties!

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  7. dezi N raean ~~~~…we iz bee hind de 8 ball two day but still wanted ta stop N say hi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥☺☺

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  8. Manny is left-pawed, ’cause he smacked me with it when I was playing with him yesterday! LOL!

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  9. very interesting, ladies. We especially love the photos. Happy weekend. ❤️

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  10. I’ve learned so many wonderful thing here. Thank you for that. You two are very smart and such good kitties.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

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