Our little house is filled with the sounds of little feet - and it's not from our girl’s ages 14 and 11. If you've been a lovely blog buddy of mine you know that we also have two cats, Russian Blues aged 16 years, and one huge Chocolate Lab named Benny. In our lives first came the cats, then the house, then the children, then the dog. So you can imagine how our cats feel when it comes to territory. You can sense the entitlement in their gaze when you enter a room. "What are YOU doing here? Oh well, you might as well pet me or give me a treat. And be quick about it!"
My youngest has been doing the ol' Olivia routine with one of the two cats that will tolerate it. You know the story Olivia? It's the little pig who loves fashion, adventure and picking up her cat, taking it to another room, and then picking it up again to take it to another room. Yes, we think 'that poor thing', but I secretly think Maddy (our cat) likes the attention. I also get a flash in my mind of this:
When something is up with one of us I go on-line to see what WebMD has to say about it. I ask the prompting questions and check the symptom boxes to see what our diagnosis is. With people it can be easy, with pets not so much. I've used a site, PetForums.com, to help guide me toward answers for behavior or suggestions for changes in their diet.
This site is a helpful way to get feedback on any pet situation. I check-out Training and Behavior often; “Should I de-claw?” “Should I let my indoor cat outside?” And one I can really relate to, “Why do my cats always meow at the faucet?” You feel like you’ve found your own group of pet buddies and that you can ask them anything. If you have pets PetForums.com is a great resource.