Category Archives: cat

Rosie’s Anniversary

Today is the four year anniversary of the day we adopted Rosie from Small Things Cats in Sudbury.

Happy Anniversary Rosie!

This was her adoption photo.


Trading Spaces

It was snake cage cleaning day so Pumpkin Snake was out of the cage and sitting on the couch watching TV with my daughter G. That is normally a spot for cats to sit.

I finished cleaning the cage but Pumpkin wasn’t ready to go home yet so she stayed with G while I continued on with my day.

A short time later G called for help saying she couldn’t get Pumpkin back in the cage. This is why.

I guess it seemed like a good spot for a cat to sit.

Pet Loc8tor

Pet Loc8tor

One of the best investments I’ve made for my pets is the Pet Loc8tor.  It has saved me many times from the panic of losing our cats.

It is a small device that attaches to the pets collar  and a  tracker that is smaller than a cell phone.

It works with pinpoint technology.     Meaning it points to where they can be found.   It is accurate to within one inch of where the Pet is.  It has a long range of 400 feet or 122 meters.

I chose this tracker over others because it was a one time purchase with no monthly charges.

The cost was only $99.   which is very reasonable for the peace of mind it offers.

I purchased the Loc8tor online from

It is also a fun way to play hide and seek with the pets.  They can no longer hide from me when it is bath time or time for pills.

How Old is your Cat in Human Years

How Old is Your Cat in Human Years

Just like humans, cats start out cute and sweet as kittens.   Nearly everyone loves kittens and it is easy for kittens to get adopted.  They are still cute while in their baby and  kid stages.
Everyone who has raised a human teen has considered at least once (if they are being honest with themselves)  turning them into the humane society to be re-homed.   Let’s face it,  teens are difficult.  They are adult sized with a child’s energy and thought process.  Don’t worry,  they will grow into their bodies and it will get better.
Adult cats from the ages of about two to ten seem to be ideal.  Adult cats are usually healthy and independent and low maintenance.  They need to be fed, watered, clean litter boxes and some love when they demand it.  They seem to be ideal pets.
Unfortunately,  like all of us,  cats get old.  They may need additional vet care, special diets, and medications.   They get slower.   Their vision fades.  They may have problems with the litter box.
Responsible pet owners need to consider all of this before bringing home that sweet little kitten.  It can be a twenty year commitment to care for another living creature.