Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kitty Paraphernalia

Since the night Coco threw up onto her cat bed, I had no choice but to wash the cat bed, which won't do if I throw it into the washing machine. So boh pian, I had to wash it by hand and then figure out a way to hang it for faster drying.

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Fortunately, uncle S always have strange paraphernalia around the house.

There are teeth marks and tears on the cat bed, caused by an itchy-mouthed Coco when she was younger.

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When dry, the bed had a mild detergent smell, which was enough to deter (pun intended) Coco from sleeping in it. It took about 3 days before Coco finally accepted her bed. This is after all, her favourite cat bed out of the 2 cat beds.

The litter bin was also washed and scrubbed, usually once a month, or whenever I replace all the cat litter.

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I think it got the stamp of approval from the bin inspector, the smell of detergent notwithstanding .

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I tried something different and surprisingly, Coco does take to this canned food, at least initially.

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The salmon cat treats with the kitty packaging, which ran out the other time. The contents are the same as the one with doggy packaging.

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More cat grass for HRH.

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I'll cut up the older, dried-up grass and pour them (& soil) over the pomergranate soil as fertliser.
Reuse & Recycle!

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This is a cute plastic tote bag that I'd bought about 2 years' ago. It's cheap and even comes with a zipper. My mom likes it too, so I'd given it to her. I tried to buy it again, but it wasn't available anymore - the manufacturer seemed to have run out of this particular shade of kitty fabric!

Haiya!

10 comments:

EJ. said...

Coco:

'Bed,litter,treats,grass...these are a few of my favourite things.'

san said...

Wah..so many things to do for one kitty :)) I'm sure Coco loves it yah.

cat_aunty said...

Lucky Cocomaomao....despite of Auntie P's grumblings, she LOVES you.

auntie p said...

Thank you for all your faith, but I didn't think I was doing anything special.

Just like we human beans need the basic necessities of a warm bed to sleep in, a clean toilet to use, nice food to eat, the occasional treats & tit-bits, etc., the furry friends who come under our guardianship (to quote Chinky) should also enjoy the same basic privileges. :)

I only wish the community cats can enjoy the same things too.

Chinky said...

Where do you buy the cat grass?

auntie p said...

I got the catgrass from Thomson Plaza (shop name is AquaPet or something). Below for your reference:

Planting catgrass
Catgrass Day 3
Catgrass Day 4
Day 8 - catgrass ready for eating

Alternatively, you can buy wheat grass from the supermarket (about $2.80 per pack), cut them into smaller pieces for the cats.

auntie p said...

PS: the brand of catgrass is "CattyMan ASAP catgrass".

KXBC said...

Coco's waist is quite trim. Do you find her skinny? Is she a small eater? How many spoons of dry food a day and also wet food?

I am asking because CC's waist is like that too but the vet says he is not skinny even though he lost 600g in 4 months.

san said...

Once the clan of 3 - Bujang, Ms Akira and Tanaka have a taste of the cat grass, none of them will eat wheatgrass with any enthusiasm. They would just nibble at wheatgrass now. I buy SmartyKat grass as don't have ASAP grass around here.

auntie p said...

kxbc: Although Coco is light (around 3kg) and has a small waist, we don't think she's skinny, not at all. She eats about 3 scoops (large tablespoons) of dry food and one-third of the small can of wet food a day. She's energetic and her regular "mad dashes" and jumping about keep her lean. Being so light means I will be concerned if she loses any weight, even 100g, which means a lot to her already light weight!

CC's weight loss of 600g may seem alarming, but I think it depends on his weight before the weight loss. I might not be overly concerned as long he's not underweight now, although I would be curious as to what caused his weight loss.

San: Ahh...thanks for the tip. I wonder what's in cat grass that makes them one up above wheat grass.