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A Story in Pictures About Shelter Cats

 
 

Facts about Cat Urination! And a revealing article.

Grab the kids. Grab every know-it-all you know or live with. Then take our test. The science will amaze you!

How long does it take your cat to “empty the tank” of urine?

A) 60 seconds
B) 21 seconds
C) 2 minutes

How long does it take an elephant to empty the tank?

A) 2 minutes
B) 5 minutes
C) 21 seconds

How long does it take YOU dear reader to empty the tank?

A) 21 seconds
B) 2 minutes
C) 60 seconds

The correct answer to all 3 questions: 21 seconds!

While the volume of urine will vary dramatically from species to species it’s the length of the urethra and the time it take for urine to pass through it is what’s identical in just about every species of mammal.

Of particular interest to our customers who have a cat or two showing “litter box aversion” no wonder we can’t always catch them in the act to tell who’s doing it! With just 21 seconds for a cat to do their business surely can make it tough to figure out which in your multi cat household is doing it – no wonder, we often don’t know! They are quick so much so that we often don’t catch them in action.

Read more here. Fascinating facts about how much urine comes out of various species of mammals!

http://www.livescience.com/46625-most-mammals-take-21-seconds-to-pee.html

Hey kids and mothers – won’t this make a great science report for next year? Conduct your own experiments and present them to your class. You’ll get a lot of ooo’s and ah’s, and a lot of laughs! And probably a straight A for creativity and good science.

How to clean Cat Faeries cat toys

Dear Cat Faeries,

My cat’s favorite toys (yours!) are yucky and gross with saliva and other gunk from many months of love. Can I put them in the washing machine?

Love, Diane and the feline fur-kids

Dear Diane and Furry Friends,

Daphne speaking, feline cat toy aficionado and connoisseur…

WHAT?! Wash them? Goodness NO! Do you know long it took to get those beloved toys to smell pretty to a cat? We love to drool on them which makes them extra nice and adds to the heavenly scent of our catnip! But I understand if you feel they are looking a bit ragged.

Don’t put them in the washing machine or even soak them in a bowl of soapy water. You’ll ruin the catnip inside, you could get mold – eww! Dampen a wash cloth and give them a sponge bath. This will remove impacted cat fur, dust, and other ickies. They may still show saliva spots – but don’t worry, to us that’s beautiful!

Here are the top 5 most common names for cats

Here are the top 5 most common names for cats (provided by a pet insurance company):

1. Max
2. Lucy
3. Smokey
4. Shadow
5. Charlie

And from the same pet insurance company these names were the most unique:

Purrsia
Stevie Thunder
Princess Lollipop
Catmandue
Lady Marmalade
Peter the Great
Halley Beri Flufferton lll
Candy Corn

Feral cat saves woman from depths of depression and homelessness

You are going to need a box of Kleenex for this story. In 2000 electrician Roza Katovitch suddenly lost her fiance to a heart aneurysm. Three days later her father died. This sent Roza into a tailspin which led to depression and eventually homelessness because she was not emotionally able to work.

Every day she would go to the cemetery where both men are buried to tend to their graves. And she would be there all day long. She got to know the animals who came around. There were skunks, birds, raccoons and of course, feral cats. Carolyn Jones staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle will tell you the rest of Roza’s story in this article which ends well for Roza and Miss Tuxedo the cat, with great photos.

And yes, we noticed that her last name is KATovitch! Cats must be her destiny!

San Francisco Chronicle – Homeless woman and cat who met in cemetery save each other