addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

A Feline Guide to the Holidays

***

End of the year holidays are traditionally a festive time of feasting, gift-giving, and being thankful for all the blessings that we have.  It is a time to also celebrate relationships, and certainly our cats (and other animals) should not be excluded.  Unfortunately, many are unaware of the special circumstances that holidays impose for the care and well-being of our cats.

November-December holidays invoke the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  The good, of course is what we all wish to promote so that our cats can participate and enjoy with us all aspects of these festive events. Yet always we must be watchful for what may turn bad.  For example, digestive upsets due to consuming inappropriate (human) foods and seasonal plants (often regarded as poisonous).  Stress can be induced by visitors and overzealous children invading a cat's normally sedate and regimented home.

Some of these situations have the potential for turning ugly.  Like, when Kitty swallows the meat-flavored cord from a roasted turkey or metallic tinsel from the Christmas tree.  Or, perhaps suffers a leg broken or severed tail when Grandpa closes the reclining chair before Kitty has had a chance to scoot away.  When frightened cats, open doors, and inexperienced guests combine, remember that the result may wind up being a missing Kitty!

In this session of Feline-Human Relations 101, we will address the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly side of year-end holidays specifically from the point of view of our cats.  Once identified, means to circumvent such hazards will be presented and discussed.

During the second hour in accordance with our meeting format, time will be available to address any questions or situations related to cats that individuals are experiencing and have brought to this group for advice and, where possible, resolution.


====

PLEASE NOTE: Much of the information presented in Feline-Human Relations 101 is widely accepted and practiced throughout the feline rescue community. Other recommendations are derived from the experience and knowledge of the instructor. However, in neither case are guarantees stated or implied that these methods will work 100% of the time.

 

 


====

PLEASE NOTE: Much of the information presented in Feline-Human Relations 101 is widely accepted and practiced throughout the feline rescue community. Other recommendations are derived from the experience and knowledge of the Instructor. However, in neither case are guarantees stated or implied that these methods will work 100% of the time.

====

Join or login to comment.

  • Nadine

    We had four people meeting. Roger was not there. We listed what to be careful of during the Christmas season, and then we bragged about our cats. We talked about their antics, idiosyncracies, habits, health, and I touched on the spiritual. I brought a book about Ghost Cats, and a bunch of other cat books. One book was about alternative healing, and the other was about animal communication. The alternative healing book discussed accupuncture, Chinese herbs, and homeopathy.

    December 6, 2011

5 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy