Category: Personal Experience
Because I already had a cat in my house, I thought that I was pretty well prepared for a new kitten. I quickly learned that the needs of my 13-year-old feline friend are drastically different than that of the three month old kitten I was bringing home.
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Already having a cat helped this a bit; however, there were a few items I needed specifically for the new kitten. My new kitten friend, Dixie, needed different food, her own eating dish and tons of toys.
Kittens require food designed specifically for them. Kitten food is high in protein, helping with the kitten’s growth. Luckily, the shelter that I adopted my new kitten from gave me a ziplock bag of dry food and some cans of wet food.
Also, kittens want to play with anything they can get their paws on. Because … Read More »
Last night, my adorable little Dixie managed to sneak outside as I let our dog inside. The curious Siamese has recently realized that the outside world is filled with exciting things. Even though we work hard to ensure she stays inside, last night we were faced with a disheartening situation – a lost cat. I didn’t immediately notice that she had snuck out and though that I closed the door quickly enough. But she’s a sly feline.
By the time we discovered that she had escaped, Dixie had about a half hour head start. Because she’s never really explored outside, we had no idea which direction she would go. After nearly two hours of searching for her in the dark, my boyfriend and I became very discouraged. I gave Dixie’s food bag one last crinkle to entice her with the … Read More »