I finally did it yesterday – I did something I’ve wanted to do for ages. But its only been recently that I’ve felt settled enough to go ahead and do it.
I adopted two kittens! And they’re gorgeous… I’d been looking on the RSPCA website for a couple of months. They’re 4 month old Bengal cross sisters – Swirl and Toffee. It was love at first sight.
I was interrogated on arrival at the cattery – did I have another pet at home? Did I have children? I thought I had failed the test and would be sent home empty handed. But I was wrong… The lady in charge had these two siblings which she wanted to be adopted together. Plus they had been brought in at 6 weeks old, totally wild. They had been fostered and now they were domesticated and ready for adoption.
I brought them home a little apprehensive as Mike has never been around cats. He claims to be a dog person! I’ve included a photo here of Swirl with Mike on their first evening together – I think you’ll agree that both seem to be adapting well to their new surroundings.
As I’ve been so involved in my health, I felt it important to research my cats health. I found some interesting sites:
http://www.catnutrition.org/foodmaking.php – how to make an ‘engineered’ mouse. She has a recipe for a raw ‘mouse’ – grain free, nutritionally balanced raw meal of meat, bones, organs . Or BARF as its known – biologically appropriate raw food. I agree with the philosophy that cats (and dogs) are meant to eat small animals raw – not cooked and not with added grain. Another interesting site regarding BARF is http://www.barfaustralia.com
http://www.catinfo.org/litterbox.htm – a great site all about good cat health in relation to cat litter and cleanliness. I’ll leave you to read up on that if you’re interested.
So I may be making ‘engineered’ mice in my kitchen soon – organic of course…