Thankful Thursday: Sharing and Caring


Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

Before I start my post today, you know that we are always doing our best to help find those purrfect forever homes for critters of all species. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with and will be sharing our thoughts with the community on a regular basis. My Dad has written a post about Kitten Season, and you can find it on the website HERE.

Now then, on to thankful, sharing and caring. I know we’ve all experienced the kindness and generosity of the blogosphere as I see it happening every single day. Tuesday when I posted about the Vet visit to our home, so many were kind enough to share their experiences with similar medical situations along with some of their treatments and results. That kind of information is so very helpful.

Our blogging pals are very smart, especially when it comes to caring for your critters! You know how it is, the Vet explains something to you and you understand it. But as soon as they leave you end up saying Huh? What did they mean? The sharing of these experiences makes it easier for all of us to understand. For example, while “give your cats Omega-3 Fish Oils” sounds easy enough, Fuzzy Tails tolds us about a chewable treat in case someone doesn’t like the fish oil. Who woulda thunk it? And Everycat’s Oliver, Gerry & Mungo told us about some good things to help with Sterile Cystitis. By the way, that is what Sister Precious has, Sterile Cystitis. One of the main things our vet told us was that she needed to drink more water. Sister Precious didn’t drink all that much water. But guess what? Dad got her a fountain and she loves it. She is also getting extremely juicy stinky goodness which she also loves. Now her pee problems have gone away and she is no longer having that difficulty. Dad is also adding some cranberry supplements to her food which is supposed to help as well. The Vet said we’ll see how it goes and if necessary we’ll explore some other options. Hopefully she is on the right path and we’ll be able to help her stay healthy.

We are all very thankful for your willingness to share and we can all feel how much you care. We feel the same way about you too!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Stunning Kittens in Need of Adoption or Foster
Greenville, SC


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12 years ago

While vets are able to diagnose a problem and come up with a solution, fellow pet parents are sometimes more creative in executing the solution and in sharing a similar experiences in pet parent terms, making it a whole lot easier to understand. 🙂

Feeling Beachie - Hilary & Alex

Oh Brian… we love you guys!

12 years ago

I’m thankful for your very thoughtful post and for sharing problems and solutions. Mature shelter cats do get seriously upstaged by the Spring influx of kittens. After reading your “Kitten Season” piece, I feel guilty for showcasing the little beauties!

12 years ago

Brian, you and your family are the very best. We went over and read that post about kittens and you sure hit the nail on the head. We hope that article gets read by lots of people.
We also totally agree about all the bloggers with their great ideas of helping a kitty that is a little sick. Not that it replaces going to the vet but it sure helps to get ideas.
We sure will be sending people to that Petango.
Have a great day.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
12 years ago

I enjoy every post and like most pet parents, I glom onto bits that may help me care for Katie down the road. And every bit of shared info is important. Thanks to you and all of the other CB pawrents. xox

12 years ago

Brian, we also read your fantastic article. You really did hit the nail on the head. Even I didn’t know those statistics. Wow, if that doesn’t leave an impact, then I don’t know what will.

Hannah and Lucy
12 years ago

Mum has always had her cats neutered except for us and we were done at the RSPCA when they rescued us among 100 other cats from one house about 5 miles from where we live. Obviously the people at this house had never bothered with neutering!! Pet owners ought to be made to be responsible for this as it shows how quickly the size of a cat family can get out of hand.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
12 years ago

Oh me and Charlie love your dad’s article on “kitten season”! Education is seriously the key! Yay!!!
We are so happy to read too that Sister Precious is drinking water! We hope she gets better!!

The blogging community is truly wonderful – wise and helpful and amazing!! Take care

Random Felines
12 years ago

GREAT article!! Congrats on the new adventure. We couldn’t agree more….

Keep up the good work…. we agree that having great friends on the CB with new ideas is a wonderful thing to be thankful for. 🙂

12 years ago

Brian, that article your Dad wrote at Petango is terrific! He is so on the money … “Kitten season” is a pretty scary term to those who do animal rescue. Thank you to you and Dad Terry for helping get out this — and so many other — important messages.

And we agree about the loving community of bloggers we are all a part of. So full of knowledge and wisdom, and so willing to share for the benefit of all. The kindness and love is truly amazing.

Hugs to you and your family!

Gronk and Izzie
12 years ago

Brian! Thanks for visiting us yesterday! We can see that you’re site is super great! We’ll be stopping by often!

Gronk and Izzie

Fuzzy Tales
12 years ago

Your dad wrote a great article, Brian. We’re sure that it can feel hopeless sometimes, given the number of humans who just don’t care and who don’t have any regard or respect for other Beings, especially non-human Beings. But slowly…maybe…with more and more education…Of course, it would help if “stupid” could be bred out of the humans. Oops. Did our mom type that? Yeah, she did. Re: Sister Precious: We’re glad she loves the fountain! We’ve had two different ones, a few years ago, and wouldn’t go near either. We think it’s because of the noise of the motors. So… Read more »

Angel and Kirby
12 years ago

Thanks for the info. You are always so informative.

12 years ago

I’m off to read dad’s article after leaving a comment here. I haven’t been around for a few days so went back and read your post on the home vet visit. I found it to be helpful and interesting. Peanut awhile back had a case of feline idiopathic cystitus. he is on wellness grain free canned food now with a fancy feast here and there because he loves them so. He does have about 1/8 cup of dry at night. I would eventually like to omit the dry completely. I’ve just recently started adding salmon oil to their food and… Read more »

12 years ago

Hello Brian!
We´re happy about the news of Sister Precious!!!!
Have a good Thursday!

12 years ago

Best wishes for Sister Precious! It never ceases to amaze me how generous, kind, and supportive our blogging community is. Love it.
Congrats on the Petango position!
Wags and Purrs

12 years ago

Sometimes I read the advice commenters give to kitty bloggers that have stuff going on and I am awed by all the knowledge our community has!

Ginger Jasper
12 years ago

Really interesting Brian and a great article..I think having the vet come to your house is a brilliant thing.. Hugs GJ xx

Chloe and Cecil
12 years ago

Great article, congratulations on being the featured blogger!
We were just at Petco looking at the water fountains but came home empty handed because I couldn’t make up my mind on which brand or model!

Hope Sister Precious continues to improve!

Nerissa's Life
12 years ago

Yeah, those fountains work wonders. We got ours ’cause of Seville’s pee-pee problems but he’s drinking lots now… something he never did before. Actually, we’re all drinking a whole lot more now with the fountain. Yeah for fountains! purrs

Eric and Flynn
12 years ago

That is a great article by your dad Brian. We are glad that sister Precious likes her fountain and is doing well now.

12 years ago

You are so right about being overwhelmed with instructions from a Vet. It is like that too when you get instructions from a nurse or doctor when someone has had a surgical procedure. It is always good to get advise from those who have gone down the path before.
Now we’re off to read your article!
You’re the *greatest* Brian.

Caren Gittleman
12 years ago

Yay Brian’s Dad! We are so happy to see him get the success that he deserves!!!! YAY!!!! Best of luck with Petango!!!!!!!!!!!! That is CATABULOUS!!!

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble)

Earlier this year, Sassy had a problem about being dehydrated and I got her a fountain. She is drinking much more water and doing better. Glad to hear yours is working.

Mark's Mews
12 years ago

Hey Brian, we’re kinna innerested in that non-fishy omega-3 chewy pill…

siku marie
12 years ago

We are a bit behind this week. But we agree that our community is not just full of care and compassion…there is an awful lot of knowledge and good advice out there as well. What a comfort it is, too! More than once our fears have been calmed just by the comments/suggestions we received. Sounds like everyone in your family in back on the right track health-wise and we continue to send White Dog healthy energy.

And Petango? Very cool! You guys are always on the edge of the social networking thing!

Cathy Keisha
12 years ago

Everyone here is happy to share our knowledge. Thanks for sharing with me via e-mail.

The Island Cats
12 years ago

That’s one of the reasons why we love being part of this cat community! We can all share ideas and experiences.

Savannah NanaMo
12 years ago

Spot on Brian…good info…and I would add…something I did not know until years ago…learned from our very responsible vet…in feral colonies or just cats living a feral life…once the female has the kittens, the males will search for the kittens, to kill and eat them…to drive the female into heat faster…my Mom and Dad about dropped over hearing that…and have been even more committed to helping NEUTER and spay…many think if “I can just get the mama cat…” when actually it is the ‘tomcat’ that needs to be caught first…at least that is our thinking…and we can always be influenced…thank… Read more »

12 years ago

Pet bloggers really are the best. I’m glad that your sister is doing better.

Nubbin wiggles,

Oui Oui
12 years ago

We totally agree, everyone can help everyone else. What a great community. We’ll have to go check out what your dad wrote. People who let kitten season happen are scary too. (Although a lot of ferals are involved too and that can’t be helped for the most part, unless through TNR.)

12 years ago

Dear Brian, great post! Me is so far behind in visiting! Kozmo hid my ipad for my surprise pawty and me has mussed so much! Thanks yous all for coming to my pawty!

Karen Jo
12 years ago

I am so glad that Sister Precious is doing so much better. That Cat Blogosphere is just a wealth of information.

Chez Cat
Chez Cat
12 years ago

Glad to hear that Sister Precious is doing well. And it’s so awesome how all of us bloggers will pull together in a time of need!

12 years ago

We’re very grateful for the friends we’ve made in the CB and for all their help and support when we need it. Such a wonderful place indeed.

12 years ago

You do good things Brian!
Kisses from Banjo and I.
xo Catherine & Banjo