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Here's what's in this issue:
Extinct thylocine (Australian predator) was a cat!
Sign language for cats?
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
Confusion over the extinct Tasmanian Tiger from Australia
appears to have been solved:
For years, scientists didn't know whether to call this
predator a Marsupial Wolf, or a Tasmanian Tiger. It had
traits like a dog as well as a cat, but new research shows
it was more like a cat than a dog or wolf.
Sign language for cats?
This story is primarily about dogs, but I was in a class with
this author and she described communication skills for cats
as well as for dogs, using a form of very basic sign language.
I don't have time to teach mine to sign, but I do pay attention
to the signs they have developed on their own. For example,
several of the cats here have figured out how to tell me what
they want, including the very obvious staring-at-the-doorknob
ploy. One of my cats also has a way of telling me her food
bowl is empty. She flips it on the counter - which can be very
CAT FOOD NEWS
If they do this to dog food, what are they doing to cat food?
(Hint: nothing different)
Help Feed Shelter Animals
Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can and
click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this.
http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)
You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.
STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
MY "FIVERR GIG:" (Just trying to find more ways to keep feeding
everyone. Thanks to everyone who purchased this photo pack last
NEW FROM Dr. JONES:
http://bit.ly/fvz5d7 Latest video on pet food and nutrition.
http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/ How to Move With Pets
http://bit.ly/daZr9h - Flea Control Secrets
BUILD YOUR OWN CAT TREE:
Buy these plans for 11 different models!
WEB SITES to explore
Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:
Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines
ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening
Pet Poison Helpline
Keep this information "on top," that is, don't bury
it in a notebook or on your computer. When (if) you
should need it, you don't want to waste time looking for it.
Write it on your calendar, print the web page, put a sticker
on your phone, etc.
Send a talking cat E-card!
You choose what to say and this site either generates the
audio, or you can phone in your own voice.
A SMILE FOR YOU
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Check out the video on my website:
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.
Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!
Purrs and nosetaps,
Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @ theproblemcat.com
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