February 12th, 2013
Nelly and her older brother Tojo are two cool sunbathing cats. Nelly is the more active of the pair, a black and white cat, who is one month younger than brother Tojo, likes to play and tease her older brother. Her Brother a grey tabby likes to relax, sleep and enjoy anything warm. At 2 years old the pair exhibit the qualities of kittens with the wisdom of much older cats.
Tojo is content to let Nelly play a leading role. Allowing her to dominate and declining to compete for the attention of everyone who comes to visit, instead laying by the heater and occasionally lifting his head to catch a glimpse of the action. Should he fall asleep for too long in the presence of company, fun or a visiting furry friend, Nelly will playfully invade his space, causing him to relocate.
Both love to spend time together chasing mice, flies and anything else, which moves in the garden. Especially on warm sunny days, where periods of play are interrupted by time spent lounging in the grass. On rainy days the two occupy themselves chasing dust balls, eating treats, relaxing on the clothes drier, or sitting in the window to take in the action going on outside from the dry warm house.
Tojo prefers his own space, waiting while Nelly finishes eating before jumping in for a quick bite or a drink. Whereas Nelly has a habit of pushing him right out of the way, and dutifully asking their parents for more food when the pair are hungry. In the morning when their mother is sleeping, Nelly leads the charge into the bedroom to wake her from her slumber to in order to get their breakfast, before the day’s play can begin.
This pair of cool cats enjoys an excellent life, equal parts play, relaxing, and hard work keeping the house safe and protected from any small furry creatures who may decide to visit. Read more about those two friends and see loads of pictures and videos on their blog about cats.
February 9th, 2013
Insurance have been around for centuries, literally. However pet insurance has only been around for a few decades at the most and within the last 5 years or so it has become very, very popular. There are many reasons why it has gained popularity in recent years, such as people simply wanting to spend more on their pets wellbeing and wanting to cater for them in any way they can.
With increased popularity of any product there will always be more competitors to join the market place and offer various extras with their insurance products. Typically people will offer a range of things that a pet owner would prefer to insure against, this includes regular check-ups at the vet to full scale emergency surgery if it is required.
So how do you know what depth of cover you require? And how do you go about deciding on the level of insurance you feel is right for your wallet and your pets wellbeing?
It all comes down to the decision you personally make. What do you think is important and what do you feel should be covered? I had a friend who knew a vet student so she felt it was not worth getting insurance for general check-ups. Especially if her vet student friend could easily have a look over her dog and let her know immediately if anything seriously was wrong.
Many people might frown at this and think that would never leave an unregistered vet the responsibility to perform a quick check up on their beloved animal. This is fair enough to say and a great part of me agrees with this. The illustration above was to give an example of the various ways to look at pet insurance, what it covers, what you think it should cover and how often you should seek advice about the changes that are on offer. Remember it is only you how can make the final decision about the options available with pet insurance.
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August 29th, 2012
Do you have a new cat? It can be difficult to decide what to name your cat. Here are some suggestions to give your cat a great name. CatNamed has a great variety of categorized names to help you brainstorm.
Basic Baby Names
Get a baby name book and go through the lists. Itâ€™s often easy just to use a regular human name for your cat. A baby book is a good idea because it will give you a ton of options that you might want to use to name your cat. You can make a list and narrow down your choices to something that you like.
Be sure to ask your friends and family what you should name the cat. Small children can come up with unique names because they are very creative. A friend might have a great idea that you havenâ€™t thought of yet.
Using a hero is a good way to get a name for a cat especially if you have children in the house. Have your kids think about their favorite hero and then you can use that name or a variation of it to name your cat. You can get creative with this option. For example you can use sports heroes if you want or those from comics, books or movies.
Sometimes you can get a good cat name by using the names of famous music stars such as Elvis for example. You might want to use the first name of a star you like as the name for your cat. This is a personal preference and not everyone will want to sue music star names but they can give your cat a unique name.
Sometimes you can get unique cat names by using the names of people in different languages. The Internet has plenty of resources when it comes to names in various languages. This can give your cat a very unique name thatâ€™s quite different from the same old boring names. Just be sure that other people can pronounce the name of your cat.
Going back in history can give you some unique and fun names for your cat. Common example could be â€˜â€™Caesarâ€ or â€œLincolnâ€ as examples. Of course you can use whatever name that you like and ones that suit your individual style. For example, if you like firearms, you might name your cat Remington as an example. A beer drinker might name the cat Bud. This is all your preference you are free to make your own unique name that you like. Another way to name your cat is to use a video game character that you really like. Using a character in a book is also a good idea if you read frequently. A name like â€œFrodoâ€ is one example.
The Catâ€™s Look
Sometimes the cat has a unique look that can lead to a good name. For example, if the cat has big feet then â€œBigfootâ€ might be a good name. These names will usually pop into your head so you should decide then if you want to use them or not.
The Right Name
It can be difficult to find the right name but if you spend some time deciding what to name the cat it will be easier than you think. Be sure to make up lists and then narrow down your choices. Be sure to ask family members and especially small children as they can come up with wonderful unique names.