Monday 30 July 2012

Ralph And The Hedgehog Who Lives In My Garden: A Burgeoning Interspecies Romance

You can see how pleased my cat Ralph here is to be friends with the hedgehog who lives in my garden: his look tells you in no certain terms that he's very aware that, out of all the cats in the neighbourhood, the hedgehog who lives in my garden has picked him.

What I like most about my cat Ralph's relationship with the hedgehog who lives in my garden is how comfortable they seem to be to just be themselves around one another.

I think it's clear from the hedgehog who lives in my garden's body language here that he really likes my cat Ralph on an all-round level. It's not just one of those flash in a pan hedgehog-cat romances that burn bright for a week or two then peter out.

Sometimes my cat Ralph and the hedgehog who lives my garden will challenge one another to a race. Ralph is a generous cat, so he always gives the hedgehog who lives in my garden a head start.

I like the honesty of this shot: It's like my cat Ralph is saying to the hedgehog who lives in my garden "You have fleas, I have fleas, so why should we lie about that fact, or be bashful about scratching ourselves in front of one another?" and the hedgehog is saying "Amen to that, brother."

Sunday 8 July 2012

Advice For Kitten Owners. 13: Your Kitten's First Shower

There are few things a kitten of 4-5 months likes better than a lengthy, revitalising shower. Most good pet shops sell showers specially made for kittens in many varying sizes. Don't fuss too much or be overbearing when first placing your kitten in its new shower. Allow it to find its favoured position at its own leisure and adjust the temperature of the shower to a level that suits its own individual needs.

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Saturday 7 July 2012

Cat Dictionary Entry: Ralph (v)

"Ralph" (v). To meow repetitively, in a manner that sounds uncannily like you're saying the word Ralph. E.g. "I didn't get a wink of sleep last night. That cat was Ralphing all over the place for hours."

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Tuesday 3 July 2012

Advice For Kitten Owners. 12: Transporting Your Kitten

When transporting your kitten long distances, always be sure to use a secure, spacious carrying device that will enable your kitten to get lots of air.

Sunday 1 July 2012

Advice For Kitten Owners. 11: Encouraging Your Kitten To Be More Self-Aware

If your kitten misbehaves, don't shout at it. Instead, ask it to take a long hard look at itself: Is it the kitten it thinks it is? Has it been fooling itself, and glossing over the flaws in its personality? 

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