Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s cat and muse, Choupette

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel designer, has a cat named Choupette who he is crazy about. She has two maids and a driver. At the bottom of this posting from Fashionista are 16 pages of photos. They are also featured in the September issue of Bazaar which I got in today’s mail, and is the first time I learned of her. Isn’t she a beauty? Anyone know what her name means in English? (no cheating with Google!)

Fashionista – A Year In the Life of Choupette: The Risks and Rewards of Being Karl Lagerfeld’s Muse of the Moment

Karl Lagerfeld's cat and muse Choupette

Meet Venus, a Chimera cat. Videos prove that this photo is NOT Photoshop!

Meet Venus, a Chimera cat with coloring and eyes that will blow your mind! And yes, she’s a Facebook superstar!

Venus’s Facebook page full of great photos and stories about this gorgeous cat. Many of her fans post photos of other cats and various animals with similar markings:

http://www.facebook.com/VenusTheAmazingChimeraCat

You can also see a video of Chimera

Are you a professional cat sitter or a cat shelter volunteer concerned about bringing home diseases, or smells which could upset your cats?

When your cat faerie was a cat sitter, and an SPCA cat socializer, and sold our cat products at cat shows she devised a method for removing the smells of other cats, and to make sure that diseases had not hitched a ride.

Enter the house through the garage. At the washing machine change into fresh clothes and shoes which you placed there before you left. Toss the clothes into the washer, then go inside the house. With warm soapy water wash hands up to the elbow, and be sure you get between your fingers too. Your cats probably won’t detect the smells of other cats and there’s no worry about making your cats sick.

Homeopet homeopathic remedies for your cat. Match up your cat’s symptoms with the formulas.

We really love the Homeopet natural line of remedies and have been fans for many years. The founder of Homeopet is a doctor and researcher and he’s put decades of knowledge gathering and keen attention to detail into these products. Everything is of the highest quality, no scrimping because the products are for animals like we may find in the products of other companies. And you know how we are at Cat Faeries – total fuss budgets when it comes to quality!

The chart below will allow you to match up your cat’s symptoms to the correct remedy.

In some cases you might want to use two remedies. Why? Well, because one of them might unlock the cause but not cure. The other will work with the first remedy to cure. Here are some examples:

Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea

You would alternate doses. So, every 2nd dose –switch. You would dose 3 times a day. In the AM, around lunchtime, and then again in the PM.

Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea PLUS Cleanz – Detox

The addition of Cleanz Detox will remove the toxins which could be the cause of the skin problems.

You would follow the same dosing pattern as above BUT with each dose wait 30 minutes and give a dose of Cleanz Detox.

A combination we are particularly fond of is:

Cleanz Detox and Digestive Upsets


You would dose in the same manner we explained for Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea.

We also like Joint Stress and Cleanz – Detox in combination with each other as older cats have painful joints and years of toxin build up.

You would dose in the same manner we explained for Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea

Behavior • Anxiety • Stress

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Barking, whining, howling, yelping, crying
  • Pacing, panting, restlessness
  • Hiding under table, in bathroom, behind couch
  • Cowering, trembling, shaking
  • Drooling, vomiting, pooping
  • Destructive behavior
  • Bolts, runs away
  • Home alone/Separation
  • Boarding/Kenneling
  • Vet/Groomer visits
  • New arrivals to home
  • Strangers/Visitors

Anxiety Relief
(liquid drops)

  • Storms (thunder, lightning, wind, heavy thunderous rain, tornados)
  • Change in barometric pressure
  • Fireworks, firecrackers
  • Loud noise/traffic noise/airplanes flying by
  • Gunshots, bangs, explosions

Anxiety TFLN
Thunderstorms
Fireworks

(Liquid drops)

  • Fear of car and will not get in
  • Car motion, travel sickness
  • Vomiting, drooling, cowering
  • Cries, barks, whines
  • Restless in car, panting and pacing
  • Car trips
  • Boat trips
  • Train trips
  • Airplanes/Flying

Travel Anxiety
(Liquid drops)

Upper Respiratory

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Sneezing, runny nose, congestion
  • Watery or runny eyes
  • When they breathe, you can hear it
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Sinus infection
  • Cat or dog flu
  • Allergies
  • Colds

Nose Relief
(Liquid drops)

  • Dry cough, wet cough, barky cough
  • Wheezy cough
  • Hoarse
  • Kennel cough
  • Bronchitis
  • All coughs

Cough
(Liquid drops)

Recovery • Health • Healing

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Recovery from injury
  • Wounds, cuts, bleeding, scratches
  • Post surgery
  • Sprains, bruising, breaks
  • Tail injury
  • Accidents and road traffic accidents
  • Surgery
  • Accidents and traffic accidents
  • Recovery
  • Fighting

First Aid
(Liquid drops)

  • Infection
  • Swelling, pain and shock from injury
  • Wounds that won’t heal, non-responsive wounds
  • Promotes rapid healing in wounds, cuts, bites and burns
  • Surgery
  • Accidents and traffic accidents
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Bites
  • Burns
  • Scratches

HP Healing Cream
(Topical)

Cleans the system of all the toxins the body has accumulated over the years. These toxins come from a variety of areas: spot on treatments, yard sprays, house sprays, air fresheners, wormers, shampoos and preservatives in foods are just some of the areas. The toxins build up in the system and decrease liver and kidney functions which results in the pet looking and acting less healthy.  Also purges radiation.

Cleanz – Detox
(Liquid drops)

Senior Cats and other animals

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Lameness, stiffness, difficulty rising or climbing stairs
  • Limping or holding foot up
  • Hip, joint and back pain
  • Weak hind legs
  • Pain with movement
  • Arthritis
  • Hip displasia
  • Older pets
  • Previous injury

Joint Relief
(Liquid drops)

  • Leaking during sleep/constantly dribbles
  • Puddles or urine stains on carpet
  • Urinary incontinence (old age or fear based)
  • Spayed females/neutered males

Leaks No More
(Liquid drops)

  • Stomach upset, vomiting
  • Cats that throw up 20 minutes after eating
  • Gas, doggie farts and flatulence
  • Diarrhea, loose stool
  • Constipation
  • Bad, smelly or sour breath
  • Colic bloating
  • Constipation
  • Poor digestion
  • IBD
  • Older pets
  • Overindulgence
  • Food allergies

Digestive Upsets
(Liquid drops)

Skin and Coat Allergies

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Constantly scratches
  • Biting, licking, chewing, gnawing
  • Skin irritation and/or eruptions
  • Hair loss
  • Skin allergies
  • Seasonal allergies

Skin & Itch
(Liquid drops)

  • Smelly ears with wax buildup, ears smell like stale cheese.
  • Ear infections
  • Oily, greasy coat, bad, poor dull coat
  • Dandruff, dander, flaky coat
  • Dogs stinks despite regular shampooing and grooming with different medicated shampoos
  • Airborne allergies and seasonal allergies
  • Chronic skin conditions

Skin & Seborrhea
(Liquid drops)

  • Nasty, red, oozing spot
  • Wound-like spot with no hair/dry, scaly skin
  • Bald spot/s
  • Licks and chews at same spot
  • Local allergies

Hot Spots
(Liquid drops)

  • Flea bites normally found in areas fleas congregate: base of tail, head, inside of legs
  • Scabs, sores, chewing hair off, skin discoloration
  • Chewing, licking, itching, scratching
  • Hive-like red spots
  • Bug bites, including fleas
  • Flea allergic dermatitis

Bug Bites
(Liquid drops)

Have you had a psychic hit that a special cat was about to enter your life?

This is such a cool story. How many of us had a psychic hit that there was a special cat (or another animal) about to enter their lives?

http://www.sfgate.com/pets/pettales/article/Talking-cat-s-telepathy-speaks-volumes-3788194.php

Talking cat’s telepathy speaks volumes

In 2004, after being cat-less for about a year, Kris Eugene-Johnson felt ready to adopt and suggested to her husband, Ralph Johnson, that they visit the San Francisco SPCA. “No need to,” he replied. When she raised an eyebrow, he continued. “For a few days now, I’ve been feeling that a cat is on its way to us. We’re about to get adopted.” Crazy, yes. But he convinced Kris that they should wait. And so they did.

Read more at SFGate.com

Continuing Care. Worried that your cat will outlive you? Plan ahead for the care of your cat.

We are long time fans of The Peninsula Humane Society. They recently created and adopted a program called Continuing Care which has been copied by a shelter in Arizona. Now you can urge your local shelter to create a similar program. Here’s the story:

The Peninsula Humane Society’s “Continuing Care Program” is a valuable service as it helps you prepare for your animal’s future in case you pass away during their lifetime.

They will connect your animal companion with a home of your choosing or arrange for their care while they look for a loving new home. This reduces strain on your family and friends. And it provides invaluable stability for your animal friends.

If you live in the Bay Area just enroll by contacting them. There is no charge for joining. But they do ask that you make an annual donation to maintain a membership in the Peninsula Humane Society.

If you do not live in the Bay Area, simply show this article to the director of your shelter or humane society. Urge them to contact Lisa Van Buskirk either by phone or by email. She’ll tell them how to set it up. She won’t mind if they use the same name (Continuing Care) or create their own name. Cat Faeries thinks that it would be way cool if ALL shelters called it Continuing Care so that it becomes a known option that a person can simply do a Google search for in their area. Lisa is a lovely person who is ready to help: 650 340-7022 x327 or Lvanbuskirk@PHS-SPCA.org.