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We Remember: Thank You for Your Service

No matter how we as individual Americans feel about politics, the president, representatives, political parties, skirmishes and wars, we all have one thing in common…we live in a Country of freedoms paid for with the blood, sweat, limbs, and lives of those who were willing to put themselves in between us and those who would try to enslave us. Peace and Freedom, require a price that not all have the ability to give, but those who do, pay it for us all. The right to speak or write your opinion, to disagree with the president and say so, the right to own a gun or rifle, the right to worship the Lord the way you choose, or not too, the right to protest, the right to live the life you choose: these are just a few of the freedoms we take for granted each and every day. But for each, there was a price a soldier had to pay. 

 

 Raenabelle in an ovel frame with a crying American eagle and flag

 

          That’s right sissy. Each day that we write a post adding our opinions to this thing called the world wide web, we are exercising the rights a soldier bled and died for. America, is indeed the Greatest Country in the world. She has always stood for Liberty and Justice for all. The recent influx of muslim ideals has caused a real division in this Country.

 

 Dezi in an oval frame with a crying American eagle and flag

 

Yep Raena, and we think peeps aren’t truly aware of the realities of what muslims actually believe. If they were, there would be a lot less division. Take a look at the countries ruled by Islam and Sharia law; they ARE NOT FREE!!! Women and Minorities, have NO rights. There is no other place on this planet where you will find the freedoms we have here in the United States of America. This is  just the latest in a long line of peoples/ideals trying to enslave us. Those soldiers who fight and have fought often find/found themselves serving in Countries where they aren’t/weren’t allowed to exercise the basic freedoms they are/were fighting for. But, because they so believed in everybody’s right to freedom, they willingly left their families and homes not knowing if they would ever return. We are ashamed of how some have treated returning soldiers in the past. Again, we may not agree with the war, but we should always come together as a Country of free people and support those who are willing to put themselves between us and danger. 

 

 

9/11 was a real wake up call to this Country. We go about our daily lives and give no thought to what’s going on in the rest of the world. And yet, every day American soldiers are somewhere in foreign lands fighting to keep us safe, to make life better for all. We don’t worry about bombs going off in our cities and towns, schools or churches. Unlike many countries, we don’t worry about soldiers or terrorists knocking down our doors and raping the women and children and killing the men. We protest without a fear of being executed. We do these things because of those soldiers, those men, women and animals, fathers, sons, brothers, mothers, daughters and sisters who put themselves on a wall and say, “Not on my watch.

 

 

To those soldiers and their families, we say, THANK YOU!!! God Bless You!!! We support you, and we are praying for you. And for all those who never came home alive or the same and their families, we are so grateful for your service and sacrifice. We cherish the freedom every drop of blood gave us. We will Never Forget the price you paid. Again, THANK YOU!!!

 

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          We carefully and thoughtfully, and yes, tearfully chose the videos we’re sharin’ with you all today. We do hope you’ll take the few minutes required to watch them. And purrrrrrrrrrlease, remember to thank any soldier or vet you may meet at any time. You are living a free life they fought for.

 

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle and mommy A 

Blest Sunday: Chatting Cats: In The Dark

Raena, hurry up!!! We gotta write this post while the power’s on.

 

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          I’s comin’ sissy. I’s had to go to the pawdee box. Mommy wouldn’t have been very happy with me ifin she’d stepped in a piddle puddle; ‘specially ifin the power was off and she couldn’t see it. What’s up with the power anyways? 

 

 Dezi and Raena on Liberty Cat Tree

 

It’s the storms Raena.

 

          Well I’s don’t know ‘bout you sissy, but I’s could do without that all these storms. And I’s fur sure don’t like it when the power goes off. It’s really dark…AND HOT!!! 

 

 Dezi and Raena laying on the Liberty cat tee

 

Well Raena, me could do without the storms too. As fur the heat, it’s summer now. It’s only gonna get hotter.

 

          Hotter than a 110°? I’s don’t know how it could be 110° and stormin’ at the same time. That was just crazy!!!

 

 Dezi lays atop the Liberty Cat Tree

 

Yeah Raena, that baffled me a bit too. At least we were able to give mommy lots of extra cuddles fur her birthday. It may have been hot, and stormin’, and dark; ‘specially without the power. But, we really are blest kitties to have a luvvin’ home and mommy. While it was thunderin’ and lightnin’, and the rain and hail was fallin’, we were cuddled up safe and sound with mommy.

 

 Raena lays on shower bench

 

          You’re right sissy. Mommy said she was so purroud of you fur not spendin’ the day UTB. She was also grateful, cuz she had thought the storms weren’t due till late last night and had already ordered mine’s birthday pizza awnty Anonymous sent me.

 

 Dezi lays atop the Liberty cat tree

 

Uh, yeah. Me ain’t missin’ out on pizza Raena. Was that the furst pizza you’ve ever had?

 

 Raena lays on shower bench

 

           Nope, I’s had some at your birthday last year sissy. I’s luvs pizza. Mommy got her some free breadsticks fur bein’ a part of the Pizza Hut birthday purrogram, so we all had somethin’ yummy to eat in the dark.

 

 

 Raena with the Garfield litter gift

 

 

We sure did. We also wanna fank awnty Vonda and awnty Petal fur sendin’ mommy some green papers fur her birthday. Awnty Vonda told mommy, it was “whatever” money. She doesn’t get that kind of money very offen, so she’s gonna think long and hard ‘bout what to get with it.

 

 

 Raena with 3 bags of Garfield litter

 

          We got a box too Dezi. We don’t know who sent it or why, but we sure were in some serious need of kitty litter. So we really purreciate the 3 bags of Garfield kitty litter we received. Fanky fank ya’, whoever you are.

 

 Raena lays on shower bench and watches mommy pour litter in litter boxes

Don’t furget to put some o’ dat litter in the other box too mommy.

 

We are Raena. We didn’t get to play with the box, cuz mommy tore it apart lookin’ fur anythin’ that said who sent it. We hadn’t mentioned to anypawdy that we were runnin’ really low, so we were all kind’a shocked when mommy opened the box. We have the bestest furiends in the Universe!!!

 

 Raena lays on shower bench and looks into bedroom

 

          We sure do sissy. (Thunder claps outside and the power flashes off and back on again) Fanky fank the cats, the catputer saved our posty. We better wrap this up befur mommy or the weather shuts us down again.

 

 Dezi lays in the house on the Liberty cat tree

 

Yep Raena, me has a date anywhere away from the windows. We really are blest to have so much. We wanna remind you all to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. We will be skippin’ our regular Service Cat Monday posty tomorrow, as it’s Memorial day, and you all know how patriotic we are, and grateful fur all those who serve and have served our country to ensure our freedoms and safety. But don’t worry, we’ll be back to our regular schedule next week. We’re dealin’ with “Aggression” right now, and you don’t wanna miss it.

 

 Raena looks at mommy from stroller

Mine’s selfie from the stroller

 

          Mommy’s full of great tips and tricks, so we do hope everypawdy is enjoyin’ and/or learnin’ from our posty’s. Let’s link up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and finish eatin’ our brekky while we still have power sissy. We’ll be ‘round to visit, as soon as we can. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue  

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle   

Chatting Cats: Raena and the Bunny: A Story in Photos

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Sissy? Where’d you go yesfurday when mommy’s case manager came over? You had been takin’ a nice nap on the cat tree, and then when she got here, you were nowhere to be found?. She started askin’ mommy ifin we was ‘fraid of her, the storms and other loud noises.

 

 

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          Purrrrrrrlease!. Me’s not ‘fraid of her. Me just knew mommy was a little upset with her not doin’ her job, and didn’t wanna be anywhere near that conversation.

 

Oooooooh  She sure was upset with her sissy. Mommy’s case manager started talkin’ and mommy picked up the fone and said, “I have the message right here, ya’ want me to play it for ya’?” Case manager lady started shiftin’ in her seat. She was a little uncomfurtable that mommy had saved all the communications they’d had. She’s s’posed to call mommy once a week. And, when the DHS nurse was here back in January, she told mommy to have her case manager get her some wrist and knee braces. Mommy infurmed her case manager and then had doc write the scripts. It’s almost June and the case worker still hasn’t done anythin’ ‘bout gettin’ those fur mommy. And, after mommy’s recent fall, she’s a bit uptight ‘bout that. We could really care less ifin she calls every week, but the fact is, she hasn’t been, and that means, she ain’t doin’ her job. I’s should’a joined you UTB. MOL

(Raena sees a squirrel out the door and runs to the perch)

 

 

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Sissy, did you see the bunny me played with yesfurday?

 

 

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Wild bunny rabbit eating out by the side of our apartment.

 

  

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Hey, wha’cha doin’ there Bunny?

 

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Wanna play Bunny?

 

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Hmmmm How do I’s get outta here?

 

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Let’s see, is dat mud or is it dry? Maybe I’s should

go out the front ‘stead.

 

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Yep, da front’s better. Wait a minute Bunny, I’s comin’.

 

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What do you mean NO, mommy? I’s know I’s luvs bunny noms;

but I’s purromiss, I’s won’t eat da bunny.

 

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Bunny?!! Come back!!! I’s purromiss!!! I’s won’t eat you!!!

You’s don’t know what might be waitin’ fur ya’

in those there woods.

 

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Hurry mommy!!! We gotta go ketch Bunny!!!

Wait fur me Bunny, I’s comin’!!!

(Raena hurries while mommy pulls back on the leash)

Kittens!!! Come on mommy, Bunny’s gonna get away.

 

 Me saw you try Raena. But, there’s no way mommy was gonna let you play with that bunny. You know how germifobic she is. MOL  Me can’t believe she actually let you walk on the ground without shoes or somethin’. 

 

Well, maybe I’s didn’t actually romp ‘round with the bunny, but I’s did have a meow with it. Mommy said she couldn’t believe how close it let us get to it. And I’s saw a squirrel and some birdies. Who knows, those birdies might have been the ones from the nest on our porch.

 

          Sure Raena, those 4 little birdies are the only birdies ‘round here. MOL 

 

Are you and mommy goin’ fur a stroll today?

 

 

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          We better be Raena. Ifin not today, then fur sure, she’ll take me tomorrow when we celebrate her birthday. Me’s gonna wear me’s new harness too.

 

 

Sissy, are we havin’ a pawrty fur mommy?

 

          Nope, no pawrties Raena, just lots of extra cuddles and luvvin’. 

 

And treats fur us? 

 

          Sure ‘nuff Raena. Mommy even said we weren’t s’posed to have any storms tomorrow, so we’ll get to have that pizza awnty Anonymous sent you fur your birthday. Mommy said we’ve gotta finish celebratin’ your birthday befur your Gotchaday gets here next month.

 

 

 

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Gotcha day? Am I’s gonna have another pawrty? 

 

          We’ll see Raena. Me bets you can at least invite some furiends over fur a play date.

 

Can I’s invite Simon with the floofy tail? And maybe Ollie and Alberto, and Valentine and…

 

          Stop while you’re ahead Raena. Ifin ya’ invite all of blogville, we might as well have a pawrty. 

 

WooHoo  Another pawrty!!! 

 

          Slow down, me didn’t say we were havin’ a pawrty, just that we should. We’ll have to meow to mommy and see what she says.

 

 

HBD Mommy 2017 Locket of Love

 

Well sissy, let’s link up with the Pet Parade and go ask mommy ‘bout that pawrty. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee    

Duck And Cover #ChewyInfluencer

MeOW  Raena!!! The lawn crew’s here, why don’t you take the lead on today’s posty. Me has to go check UTB (under the bed) fur intruders. It’s time to Duck and Cover!!!

 

 Dezi lays in the house on the Liberty cat tree

 

          But sissy, it’s time fur brekky. Aren’t you gonna stay and eat your brekky?

 

Me will be back in a minute, so stay outta me’s plate. But you go ahead and tell everypawdy ‘bout those Wellness Kittles we got from Chewy this month. (Dezi slinks down the hall and under the bed. Raena stands in the middle of the hall and looks toward the door and then back at the bedroom bewildered. Mommy calls for the girls to ignore the lawn crew and come and eat their brekky. Dezi meows loudly) Me will be there shortly mommy.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap and enjoys some loving

 

          (Raena goes to mommy but looks back for Dezi) But, sissy? Mommy, why does sissy hide so much?

 

     I don’t know baby, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. Come on now, eat your breakfast and let’s get this post written, okay?.

 

          Okay mommy. Well, I’s couldn’t believe we got 2 bags of treats this month. We don’t get a lot of treats here, so 2 bags in one month must mean somethin’ special’s happenin’.

 

 Dezi, Raena and mommy together giving everyone a hug and kiss

 

(Dezi meows loudly from UTB) Mommy’s birthday is Caturday Raena. And she always lets us have specials fur her birthday.

 

          Really sissy? How old is mommy? 

 

RaenaBelle!!! You know better than to ask a woman how old she is? That’s just bad manners. And besides, mommy says anypawdy that’s rude enuff to ask such a question deserves a lie. Let’s just say, she’s as old as Methuselah. 

 

          Who’s Methuselah? 

 

(Dezi meows with frustration from UTB) It doesn’t matter Raena. Get on with our review. We’ll talk ‘bout mommy and Methuselah later.

 

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Disclaimer: We received the Wellness Kittles Cat Treats in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like it is, no matter what. Neither Chewy nor Wellness are responsible for the opinions in this post unless otherwise stated. We only bring you products we have tried or use and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 Wellness Kittles Cat Treats

 

          Well, okay sissy. But you better not furget like the last time. (Raena peers down the hall toward the bedroom and then prances back to mommy and the computer) And what does Duck and Cover have to do with our review? Anyways, I’s luvs birthdays. Mine’s party last month was so pawsum. I’s could do that every day. Chewy sent me some Kittles kitty treats fur mine’s birthday; so when they came up as a review item, mommy thought we might like to try a different flavor since we liked the ones they sent me. Mommy knows we luvs us some duck, and Wellness makes a grain-free Duck and Cranberry recipe crunchy treat. We couldn’t wait to try ‘em out. but befur we get to the taste testin’, let’s see what Chewy says ‘bout the Wellness Kittles Grain-Free Duck and Cranberries recipe crunchy cat treats, 2 oz. bag.

 

  

Key Benefits

  • No meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

  • Made with the finest globally sourced ingredients

  • Calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A help support eyes, teeth and gums

  • Crunchy texture helps to clean teeth and support dental health

  • Over 150 under two calorie treats per a bag

Ingredients

  1. Duck, Chickpeas, Potatoes, Chicken Meal, Peas, Herring Meal, Cranberries, Blueberries, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content

  1. 2 kcal/treat

 

          As you can see by the ingredient list, there’s none of those questionable ingredients listed. That always makes mommy happy. We’re not sure we’d know the difference, but our humans only want the bestest fur us, so hey, so long as it tastes good, what do we care? MOL  Anyways, since they do talk ‘bout phosphorous, mommy says ifin you have a CKD kitty, you need to check with Wellness ‘bout the phosphorous content befur feedin’ these to your CKD kitty. Otherwise, they’re a good lookin’ treat… on paper. But let’s see how they stand up to the taste buds. (Raena meows loudly toward the bedroom) Hey sissy? Do you wanna tell everypawdy what you thought ‘bout the Wellness Kittles Duck and Cranberries treat

 

 

 Dezi eats treats on the Liberty cat tree

 

(Dezi meows loudly from the bedroom door) Yeah, sure, Raena. The Kittles Duck treats be a nice bite size treat and taste purretty good. Me likes ‘em just fine as an occassional substitute fur our freeze dried treats. Me gives them 3 paws up. Do they come in other flavors Raena?

 

 Raena eats Kittles treat on the Liberty cat tree

 

          Fanky fanks sissy. I’s do luvs me some duck, and these Kittles were a nice tasty treat. 3 paws up from me too. And yes, they come in 5 more flavors: Chicken and Cranberry, Tuna and Cranberry, Salmon and Cranberry, Turkey and Cranberry and Whitefish and Cranberry. Seems the Wellness peeps really like their Cranberries. 

 

 Dezi eats treats on Liberty cat tree

 

Well Raena, cranberries are s’posed to be good fur helpin’ us kitties avoid UTI’s. And bein’ on sale fur $2.86 – $3.99, kind’a makes buyin’ some right now, a no brainer. (Dezi meows, as she slinks toward the living room, making sure the lawn crew is gone before settling in to eat her breakfast.)

 

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          I’s agree sissy. And mommy says at that purrice, we could pawssibly have some every now and then. Cuz they’re a kibble, mommy won’t let us have too many, cranberries or not. She gave ‘em a thumb up too. And, as always, they came in a great Chewy box. A girly can never have too many boxes. ‘Specially since we’re not allowed to keep boxes fur long. Silly ‘pawrtment rules. As always, Chewy offurs speedy furee shippin’ on all orders of $49.00 and more and speedy flat rate shippin’ on all other orders. And, ifin ya’ add these Kittles to any auto ship, you can save even more off that sale purrice. But, don’t worry, you can skip, cancel or delay any auto ship at any time. You’ll get an email befur each shipment, just in case you need to make some changes. And Chewy has the bestest Customer Service peeps ‘round. You know you want some, so go and check ‘em out. Be sure to leave a comment befur ya’ head out tho’. And check out the Chewy blog hop fur other pawsum reviews. I’s still don’t know what Duck and Cover has to do with anythin’, but hey, I’s gotta go finish mine’s brekky now. Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear.

 

Raena eats Kittles treats on the Liberty cat tree

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Mommy A: Black 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Service Cats: Calming the Tiger in Your Aggressive Cat Part 2

Welcome to another Service Cat Monday. We’re still tacklin’ that really tuff topic, “Aggression”. So pull up a chair, get you a cup of coffee, tea or whatever your drink of choice is and get ready to explore the world from the feline point of view. As always, the followin’ will be written in human English fur translator and reader ease. Our Trainin’ posts aren’t meant to be a step by step manual, as Trainin’ is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards. Trainin’ can be kind’a borin’, but it’s necessary. Every furry can benefit from trainin’. The Tips, Tricks and Techniques we offur have been used/developed by mommy throughout her many years of trainin’ animals, cats in purrticular. As always, we invite your questions, suggestions and comments. Ifin you ask a behavioral question, purrlease be as specific as pawssible. We do want to help, but we can’t read minds. Ifin you’ve missed any posts in this series, you can click on the links below. Befur addressin’ the topic of Aggression, we introduced you to the origins and natural instincts of the housecat here. And, ifin you missed the initial steps to take when dealing with an aggressive cat, you can ketch up by readin’ part 1 here. Today we’re going to look at the “Alpha cat” and the importance of “Scent” in having a happy peaceful house.

 

 Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

We want to reiterate, THERE IS NO BAD CAT!!!  An “Aggressive” cat is trying to tell you something. Aggression can occur in a single cat household or multiple cat household; and can occur suddenly without warning, or evolve over time. It is important to try to find and understand the source of your cat’s Aggression. You will need to “become a cat”. When humans prepare for a baby/toddler, they have to look at their home through the eyes of a child to find the dangers and make them safe. (ie: outlet covers, stove knob locks, cupboard locks, etc.). The same is true for figuring out why your cat is acting out/hiding/acting aggressively, etc.. All the “pheremone” sprays, drops, collars and plug ins are essentially a band aid. They treat the symptoms, but not the core problem. However, if you find they help, Use them. Mommy suggests using the drops, collars, sprays and spot ons on all cats in the house. The reason will become clear in this post. However, you still need to treat and train the core issue. Last week we talked about how cats like routine and despise change. Any change in a cat’s health, surroundings, both inside and out, can affect your cats personality.

 

Lexi rides in her travel carrier home from BlogPaws Nashville

Fank da catz I’z used to change.

 

Cat people know no bounds. Mommy says, most dog peeps favor a particular look, size or breed, but cat peeps, they love them all. And, as a result, would have a houseful if they could. While that may be awesome for the human, and wonderful for the lives saved, a crowded house could also breed problems and ultimately Aggression in multi cat households. All cats in a house must be confident and feel like they own a space. Ideally, every cat in the household should own the whole house. In multi-cat households, there is always a “head cat in charge”, or the “Alpha” cat. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 cats or 20, one cat is “The Cat in Charge”. It’s important to watch your cats and figure out which one that is, and “cater” to it. Mommy wants me to remind you, that no matter how “in charge” your Alpha cat is, it’s also important to remember, that You, are the ultimate Alpha. This is even more so in a single cat house. After sis Lexi died, mommy had planned for me to be the Alpha cat; but me doesn’t have the “Alpha” traits. Me liked being the little sisfur and mommy’s baby girl.

 

 Lexi and Dezi loving each other in fromnt of the electric fireplace

Yep, sis Lexi was the Alpha. She was a gentle Alpha, but she

always held the top spot.

 

The “Alpha cat” will be the one, who all others look to and take their cues from. The “Alpha cat” will also spread their scent around to everybody, regularly. It can be so subtle, you might not recognize it at first, but it’s happening. The occasional hiss or swat, is perfectly normal. Your cats’ are communicating with/teaching each other. But, Do Not ever let it become a full blown fight. Cats live in a world of smells. They have scent glands located on their chin, lips, cheeks, either side of the forehead, paw pads, tail and of course there’s also the anal glands and urine. The scent glands in the head area are all friendly communicators. That’s why mommy loves the “Scent Me Up” game so much. A cat recognizes you and it’s home by Smell and Not Sight.

 

 Dezi pats Raena on the head

Me’s tellin’ Raena, she’s bein’ a little too much.

 

When you’re scent swapping, it’s important to rub your towel or whatever scent soaker you’re using on the cat’s head and not their paws or backside. The scent glands on the paws, make a statement. Think of your cat using it’s scratcher. An enthusiastic scratcher, is aggressively saying, “I own this scratcher, you can use it, but it’s All mine”. And, the scent glands on the tail and backside, communicate aggression and fear, as well as sexual readiness in unaltered cats. In a multi-cat household, ALL  the cats smell like the “Alpha”. Obviously, humans can’t smell this, but we cats can. Keep this in mind if you have a cat that is separated from the others in the house. A separated cat Does Not smell like the others and probably not even you. So they won’t be recognized by or recognize any other kitty in the home. And, remember, cats see with their noses and not their eyes. Think about that last Vet visit where only one cat went and the return home. 

 

 Raena checks out the Cat Claws Butterfly scratcher

Cardboard cat scratchers are great scent soakers. Be sure to

scent them with scents from the facial scent glands if presenting

them to an already Aggresive cat.

 

Here’s where it can get a little tricky. Remember, it’s important to “cater” to your “Alpha cat”, but ultimately, all cats should see you as the glue that keeps the family together. This is really important for the cat that is separated. We told you last week to leave a worn piece of your clothing as a scent soaker, but we didn’t get to the importance of the attitude you had while wearing that item. Cats smell fear, worry, upset, joy, and every other emotion you have. Cats will also respond to your emotions. Mommy calls it “feeding off your emotions”. When she’s angry, we’re on edge and there’s a lot more hissing going on. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often. MOL  To have a cohesive smell in our house, mommy lightly sprays the sheets (we sleep in the bed with her) with perfume. The same perfume she wears. She also lightly sprays our harnesses, sitting chair, cat trees and cat beds with her perfume. Mommy has always been a perfume girl. It’s her one guilty pleasure. Anyways, our furs pick up that scent. It’s very light, but we smell like mommy and therefore, we smell like each other. So, when we sniff each other, we know we belong together.

 

 Raena playing on the sheets

 

You don’t have to spray your sheets with perfume, but you do need to keep in mind, how your scent changes and try to present the most cohesive scent possible when approaching your Aggressive cat. Ideally, before entering the room to spend time with your separated Aggressive cat, you should hold and “scent up” with all the cats in your house; save the Alpha cat for last. That will be the strongest scent. And, remember, try to get those scents from the face area so you’re presenting as relaxed and friendly.

 

 Dezi and Lexi lay on the bed together

 

Scent is so important to a cat. It is, after all, how we communicate our intentions with others. It’s how we know our housemates and humans. Remember, a cat sees the world thru smells. That’s why a blind cat can still function and live a happy life. Just thought me would throw that in there in case you’re thinking about adopting a special needs kitty.

 

We’re gonna wrap it up fur today. We’ve given you a lot to think about and smell. MOL  Me would like to repurrt, that uncle Pete’s been workin’ on buildin’ the confidence with the other kitties in their home thru play, and the ‘Aggression” issue they were having has gotten much better. Confidence and Scent go a long way towards a happy and peaceful home. ‘Member to click on the links below to ketch up on any topic you may have missed. And leave your questions, suggestions and comments below.

 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Service Cats

What to Look For     Training Foundations     Train Kitty To Massage

Smelling Disease     Do You Need One     Who Bears the Cost

Housing Laws & Exceptions    Accommodations & Common Sense

When the Handler Dies     Proper Training Methods Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

Easiest Task to Train      Getting Kitty Ready for an Outing

Discipline: Stop Countersurfing Kitty     Internal Disputes

Calling Emergency Help      Just What Is Kitty Capable of

Shad: Original Service Cat      Harness, Vest, Leash or Stroller

Dezi, the Wheelchair & Chest      Round and Round We Go

Tumble & Fall Response      Raena Calls for Help

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3 Pt. 4

When to Train      Explaining Rewards & Kitty’s Feelings

Stop Kitty’s Begging     Calling For Help Options Pt. 1

Medicating Kitty

Training the Pig Headed, Stallion Strong, Submissive Pup & Conniving Cat

Cats Love Training & Social Media Downfalls

Reintegrating the Scared or Bullied Cat     There’s No Bully Cat Breed

Going for a Walk When in a Wheelchair     Calming the Tiger Pt.1

Adventures in Cheeseland

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Suburban Hobo

Samson and me in Savannah

catablissblog

Letting your cats experience the world one bag at a time.

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Lukecats

We're going at the top of the mountain, broken legs and all our wounds.

Adventures in Cat Fostering

or what is too many cats?

Lorna's Blog

When Wine Goes In Wisdom Comes Out!

Pawcific Purrsea

The trick to being a cat and boating

LIFE OF A CAT

Morrisson

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THE MEANDERINGS OF NUMPS

Life as a wandering black cat

Toby's Wrecking Crew

Crazy Cats and their slightly off-the-beam human mother!

Dash Kitten's Mewsings

The Kiwi Kitten with a lot to say.....

daisychainvet

Vet life. Food. Pets.

Adventures of a Suburban Kitty

The life, adventures, and musings of a cat in Colorado.

Savvy Pet Care

There's no place like home!

Tails from the Street

Saving the world one cat at a time!

Bad Cat Chris

The Baddest Cat You'll Ever Love

Plucking Of My Heartstrings

Blogging on a variety of things that pluck at the hearts' emotions & more

The Bankastraat Cats

Life with our humans

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The happenings in our multi cat house hold

Meow Lifestyle

Home + Cats: Health, Happiness and Style

Cat Lady Confidential

Cat culture and lifestyle blog

Cole & Marmalade

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Orange Marmalade Press

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The Adventures of Noodle

The Life of a Rescued Stray

martythemanx2

Musings of a Manx

Create With Joy

Infuse Creativity In All You Do

zooeyandgandalf

cats pictures, cat drawings, and more cat related stuff

The Gypsy Mau

A faceless feline with immortal tales to tell as she continues to be a vagabond…

Welcome to the Deck!

4 happy cats blog about life!

creekviewcarol

life in the not-so-fast lane

Feral Cat Love

Feral cats are beautiful!

Musings of a Senior Kitty

random thoughts from my 15 year old cat

The Kitten Kaboodle

Life as a sometime kitten foster mom

Deziz World

The Life of Service Cats

Foxyslife

Learn about me as I learn about you

Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles

Cat behavior, feline-humor bond, cat responsibility.

Hot Rod Cowgirl

Riding Through Life One Horse At A Time...Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling Up Anyway!

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Cats, family, life and faith as I experience them, not necessarily in that order

Romance 'N Rags Ragdolls

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens

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