Saturday, May 28, 2011

Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat a video by broadsurf on Flickr.
A Siberian cat video with a difference! Sorry to impose myself on people but it helps SEO to do short videos and upload them to Flickr. That is essentially the reason why I am doing them not because I like looking at myself on the internet - far from it. SEO means "search engine optimisation" getting Google to bloody well find your work...

At the moment Google likes Flickr. God knows why. Maybe it is about to buy it.

Ahhhh..back to the cat. I love the Siberian cat because it is one of those cat breeds that looks like it more or less looked as it did when it was a moggie.

I don't like the overdeveloped cat breeds such as the skinny, rat faced modern Siamese (as one example). This is just my point of view. I respect the viewpoints of other people, of course.

The Vikings?! What the hell am I talking about? They come from Norway. They might have been the first from Europe to discover the American continent. They might have brought ships cats. These cats might have been the forerunner of the Maine Coon and they might also have been a Siberian cat or a Norwegian Forest Cat. Norway is next to Russia after all.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Cat behavior incompatible with ours is bad behavior

Yup, this can be true in many households. It is not true in mine because I accept that my cat has the right to behave naturally and that her behavior will, on occasion, clash with mine. What is so difficult about that?

Cat behavior that is considered problematic cannot also be behavior that is natural for the cat - surely? If that is the case in a household, the person who lives in the house should not, should definitely not, keep a cat. That is obvious.

And it is this obvious point that a lot of people miss. Many people try and shoehorn their cat into fitting into their way of life at the expense of the cat.

It is far easier to modify one's expectations and accept that our cat's natural cat behavior will on occasion get in the way of our day to day living.

We can't expect to have control over every aspect of a cat's behavior. And if we accept a cat's behavior as I suggest but the cat behaves too frequently in a way that we consider incompatible with our behavior, it is the same problem. Don't keep a cat. Only people who understand and respect cats (and animals) should keep them.

There are many examples of normal cat behavior that some people might consider as "inappropriate" or "unacceptable".  A lot of people don't like cats jumping on to kitchen counters. They consider it unhygienic. For the cat, the counter is just another high platform. Cats like to jump up to platforms. The way to deal with that is to gently lift him or her down. Your cat might be looking for food, so give him some. Punishment is unsuitable.

Another form of behavior that is considered incompatible with us is cat scratching, a totally normal form of cat behavior. Many people in the USA resolve this perceived cat behavior problem by removing the source of the problem - literally! They have the cat's toes hacked off.

Oh, its called "declawing"., it's not. It is amputation times ten.

Please read this, all the people who disagree with me!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A spur of the minute vid on cat declawing

Yep..just knocked this out and maybe it looks like it! I don't care. I just care about stopping the barbaric yet entirely normalised and legal practice of declawing cats.

Vets like to fudge it all up. They coined the word "declawing" and one vet says he removes the nails. Balls. Balderdash. Rubbish. They cut off the last phalange of the toe beyond the last joint, the piece of bone that holds the claw.

It is bloody, brutal and quick - the operation. Unless you use lasers. Then it's all about burning flesh..Sizzle...

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