Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Christian the Lion

This story is beautiful and the video made me cry. I checked on Snopes, which confirms it is true.

Of course, we must all remember that wild animals are indeed wild.

Christian the Lion

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poor Fiona

One of our cats, Fiona, has been dealing with constant eye problems. Fiona is a Scottish Fold, and I'm more convinced than ever that pure-bred animals often have more health problems than mix-breeds. I have always adopted animals from shelters, but Fiona came to us via a relative who is ill. Don't get me wrong; she's a sweetie and we love her. I just feel so badly that she has to deal with these problems.

First she was diagnosed with a herpes eye infection, which she came with as a kitten. Then she started getting repeated eye infections. Now she has a tear in her cornea because of the infections. The poor little girl has to have three different types of eye drops put in her eyes several times a day. She's such a good girl, too...she doesn't deserve such torture!

The next step is an appt. with a kitty opthamologist, but we're hoping these eye drops will clear up the problem. Isn't it hard to watch your pets suffer? I can hardly stand it!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cats don't like storms

We just had an incredible thunder/rain/hailstorm in the Boston area. I was home with the five cats, who were not at all happy about the situation. They ran around looking disconcerted, and the only thing that calmed them down was some lunch. Unfortunately, Duncan made for the hills (or the upstairs) before I could get any food to him. I haven't found him yet; clearly thunder and lightning are not his thing.