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About cats, ours primarily . . .

Teagan – Bright Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on December 6, 2019

While looking through some photos I found this from last year and wanted to post it.  I really have so many pictures that I want to post, especially pictures of the cats, that is why I get annoyed when I miss a Friday like I did last Friday.  Here is Teagan with here bright eyes for today’s Friday Photo.

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Friday Photo Close Up

Posted by terrepruitt on November 1, 2019

Here is a close up of Nessa.  While Teagan is a little more tolerate of photos being taken of her than she used to, Nessa doesn’t care at all.  Unless she is playing.  Once she notices the camera all play stops!

Friday Photo close up of Nessa.

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Two Cats One Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 18, 2019

I ordered something and it came in this box.  For a long while we were saving every box we received to use to pack up stuff, but after a while we felt we had enough so we have been recycling our boxes.  But this box is of great quality so my husband decided we should keep it and use it for stuff.  Well, it sat in the house long enough that one cat decided it was hers.  Then I turned it on its side and now BOTH cats have claimed it.  I move it around so it gets premium sunlight.

TWO cats and a box is this Friday’s Friday Photo

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Black Cat In A Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 4, 2019

I tweeted a picture of her in the box earlier this week, but this one is of her sitting up and looking. Such a beautiful girl. That is why we named her Teagan. And, yes, I say that all the time.

Friday Photo of our black cat!

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Random Pictures of Teagan and Nessa

Posted by terrepruitt on September 25, 2019

I have so many pictures of our cats.  It would take me ALL of my Friday Photos to post them all.  So I thought I would just post a few.  No particular reason for these pictures.  No exciting stories behind them.  The one of Teagan with her eye open looking at me is the last of a few. She was so cute with her paw over her face – you know how they do that?  Well, I disturbed her enough to get that look.  The one with them staring through the screen is them looking at a lizard that visits them.  And Nessa has been in that box a lot!

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Fancy Mother’s Day Cards

Posted by terrepruitt on June 26, 2019

Our cats give us Mother’s and Father’s Day cards, respectively. For as long as I can remember my husband had been giving me these HUGE cards for Valentine’s Day. Last year or the year before he did not. He said the store was out of them. It is funny because I shop at that store and I have never seen them at all, but I guess it would help if I actually walked down the aisle that has the cards. Anyway, this year it seems that the cats wanted to give me those humungo cards, too. For Mother’s Day. These ones have recordings of songs in them. And the cats really loved their choice of cards because every time I opened one they would come out to listen and sniff.

It is amazing what they can do with cards now-a-days, huh? Recorded songs or even, in some you can record your own message. Amazing. These ones not only have recordings in them but FLASHING LIGHTS!  Cards are not cheap, so it is really amazing that they can do all that and still make them relatively affordable.  So incredible.

Here are the cards I received from our girls on Mother’s Day.

Do you get cards from your pets?

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Trying To Catch Nessa

Posted by terrepruitt on March 29, 2019

So many pictures of the cats and I keep taking them. This is one of a series I took when I was trying to get a picture of the cats this morning to send to my hubby. The sun was so bright, here is Nessa rolling around in it.

Nessa is the subject of today’s Friday Photo.

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Rusting Cat

Posted by terrepruitt on March 18, 2019

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Yeah, it’s a real thing. Black cats can “rust”, their black coats start to turn a lighter shade, it becomes somewhat brown. It kinda looks like rust. According to Wiki the black fur pigment is fragile and cats that sit in the sun a lot “rust”. The black fur pigment is called eumelanin. Information on the internet also states that a tyrosine deficiency could cause a black cat’s fur to turn red. If a cat is being fed a nutritious diet of food formulated for cats, this type of deficiency is rare. I am confident that Teagan does not have a tyrosine deficiency, especially since she was so black.

 

 

 

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I have noticed her rusting in the past, I think that is why I noticed her total blackness recently. It took me a while to acknowledge she was a deeper black than she usually is. She is always a black cat, but as I said, it just occurred to me that she was very black with hardly any of the brown undertones. I say “was” because the sun has been out for days now and she and her sister are taking advantage of it. With the temperatures warming up to hot (for me) the doors have been open pretty much most of the day for the past few days and both cats have been parked in front of one of them soaking it up. I think Teagan might already be starting to rust.

To me the rust looks like it starts in the undercoat and not at the ends as does a bleaching of human hair in the sun.  I could be wrong, but it seems as if the brown is more visible when her fur is brushed one way or the other.

If the cloudy days are gone, then Teagan will continue to rust and get lighter and lighter as the days go by.

Have you noticed a cat rusting?

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Henna – Again – At The Dancing Cat

Posted by terrepruitt on October 29, 2018

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Snow, he looks tiny here.

If you want to interact with the cats it might be a good idea to plan a visit before meal time. When you visit a cat after a meal they tend to be sleeping. Not all of them, but most cats like to nap after a meal. I went to The Dancing Cat for another Henna Tattoo Event and most of the cats were asleep. I couldn’t even identify all of the cats because some of them were just passed out. Some cats don’t mind being bothered while they are sleeping but some do . . . and either way it is not very nice to bother them. One was looking around and I tried to get a picture and she turned her head clearly not into it so I left her alone. I managed to get a quick picture of two of the other sleeping felines. There were about four that were walking around. Currently they have nine for adoption. When I visited there were at least 10 with the tenth one on schedule to be delivered to his forever home on Sunday. He was one of the ones walking around and he was a big ol’ sweetie.

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Snow, again, he has beautiful markings!

Here is a breakdown of the cats I was able to get pictures of; Snow – the boy off to his forever home (at the time of this posting), Ruby, a tiny little treasure of a black cat, Layla – who never opened her eyes, Monique, who was wandering around, and Penny, who was passed out in the Sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

I don’t even know the current exact count of how many cats The Dancing Cat has adopted out. I know it is over 300. That is a lot of cats for a thing that started out as a pop-up. It was only going to be opened for about six months.  And it closed down temporarily for a few months, but it re-opened and is going strong.

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Tiny Ruby.

They have all kinds of events; yoga, Mew-sic, cat photography, birthday parties, henna tattoos, cat education talks, even escape rooms!

The “I Knead My Mommy” book had “The Lap” poem in it.  I found both the title of the book and the poem to be very funny!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My henna is the flowery one, I hadn’t even thought about a “Halloween themed” one, but here is one that she did.

I do hope if you are ever in the area and feel the need to visit with cats you will check it out. If you are local and you like cats and want to help support the safe housing and adoption of cats, schedule a visit with the cats or attend one of the many events The Dancing Cat hosts.   With that you get the benefit of the event you decide to attend AND a visit with the cats.

Have you made it to The Dancing Cat? Do you have a cat cafe/lounge in your area?

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Layla, she has a beautiful face!

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Monique, she has great coloring!

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Penny was passed out!

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I tried to get Cary in the shot of my tattoo.

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Cool Halloween Themed Tattoo.

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Snow, in the egg.

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A couple of the yummy treats you can buy.

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Fascinated

Posted by terrepruitt on October 19, 2018

I believe that the lizards in our yard are fascinated by the cats. I think they come to the windows to visit with them. One day there was one on the screen hanging on checking out the cats. They come over to the window and just stare at them. The cats “ick” at them. They range anywhere from two inches to 7 inches long. The majority I see are in the middle of that range. I think they are fascinating.

Here is a picture of Nessa looking at one for today’s Friday Photo. He stayed at the window for quite some time.

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