Thankful Thursday: Sharing and Caring

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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 Petango.com and will be sharing our thoughts with the Petango.com community on a regular basis. My Dad has written a post about Kitten Season, and you can find it on the Petango.com 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!


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Stunning Kittens in Need of Adoption or Foster
Greenville, SC
 

 

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36 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Sharing and Caring

  1. Whisppy

    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. 🙂

  2. Maggie

    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!

  3. Marg

    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.

  4. Katie Isabella

    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

  5. mariodacat

    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.

  6. Hannah and Lucy

    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

  7. Old Kitty

    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
    x

  8. Random Felines

    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. 🙂

  9. meowmeowmans

    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!

  10. Fuzzy Tales

    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 if you or anyone else knows of a truly quiet fountain, let us know and our mom might try another. Thanks.

  11. Iris

    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 to the dogs too.

    I agree about the cat people out here. They are always willing to help and I have found a wealth of helpful information out here.

    I’m happy to hear Precious is doing well now. I love the idea of a fountain. I am going to have to look into that.

  12. KimT

    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

  13. Sparkle

    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!

  14. Chloe and Cecil

    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!

  15. Nerissa's Life

    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

  16. Abby

    Brian
    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.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

  17. Caren Gittleman

    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!!!

  18. siku marie

    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!

  19. Savannah NanaMo

    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 you for the realities of ‘kitten season’….sigh

  20. Oui Oui

    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.)

  21. Penelope

    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!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  22. Chez Cat

    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!

  23. Rumbles

    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.

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