Thursday, April 28, 2011

View from the Cat perch

As you know from reading this blog, it is so canine centric that you would think dogs had minds.   Mini Cat and I like to sit on the computer, it is always warm.   When I took over the computer this morning, my intent was to shed on the keyboard or perhaps cough up a hairball or two, but when I moved the mouse and the screen came on, I figured "Why Not?"

My name is Buddy Cat.   Since I am a rescue too, I don't know why I can't get a little blog time in as well.   Mini Cat and I are in charge of day to day activities in the house.    With three large dogs, you may think that they run things, but nooo.    Cats Rule!    Any dog that forgets that Cats Rule, is quickly reminded of it.    Why do you think Mother Nature put those big fat, tender pink targets on the end of a dogs face?  It is part of her grand plan, Cats Rule.    Those things they call noses are really just "Stop Buttons" on a dog.   One quick flick with the claws and the dog stops!   They are so convenient and so easy to use.  Mother Nature was so good at planning ahead.   Mini Cat is much better at it than I am, she is fast and her claws are sharp.   When a new foster dog arrives at our house Mini sits in the center of the floor and dares them to try it!
It is all part of the grand plan to move dogs out of the house.  Mini and I certify foster dogs as Cat Safe, so that when they do go up on the web site, they are much more adoptable.   This means they leave our house quickly and we don't have to be bothered with all the slobber.   If a foster is not Cat Safe when they arrive, they sure are when they leave. 

The dogs have served a useful purpose on a rare occasion.   Once when a fox came over the back fence to chase Mini for lunch, Bella and Mogley came storming out of the house after the fox and turned the tables on her.   They almost got the fox before she went back over the fence and disappeared into the park.   The dogs also teach courtesy to cats, when a new foster comes in, they show they are not supposed to chase the cats, and in conjunction with the "Stop Button", the new fosters learn very fast. 
On Tuesday they took Nala over to the vet for her follow up visit.    After her heartworm treatment she was very weak, at first she improved for about 10 days, then she started slowing up again.    She was diagnosed with a sore on her rear paw, and a spinal problem.   She is now on a heavier pain medication, antibiotics, and she seems to be coming along on it.   She is slowly gaining energy again and acting like the real Nala.  She still sleeps a lot, but as you can see, so does Bella.   Nala needs a bath and grooming very badly, she is shedding in big clumps, but until she is a little stronger we don't want to put her through the wash.  So the house smells like old dog, it should smell like old cat, a much better odor. 

Buddy Caty


  1. Oh, poor Nala. I'm glad you cats are there to watch over her.

  2. Hi Buddy and Mini,
    We are so use to seeing Mogley we thought we had the wrong blog for a minute.
    You guys do great service making sure the fosters
    are cat approved.
    Hope the new medication works for Nala and that she feels better and stronger soon.

    Hamish & Sophie

  3. If we didn't have a cat in our house, Rudi wouldn't have anything to snack on! :-))

    I hope as you are reading this, Nala is feeling better!!!

  4. Sweet Nala, I am so glad to know the new medication is starting to work. Such a rough ole time she is having!
    Here is to continued improvement..

  5. I guess since I am commenting on a cat's blog I won't say anything bad about cats! I wish we had a cat at our house - I would spend everyday chasing it.

    I hope Nala feels 100% better soon!

    Wags N Kisses,

  6. You two cats seam to hold everything together in that household. We are glad you teach the fosters to be Cat Safe, a big virtue.

    What a blessing that Nala has such a caring family to take care of her in he old age.

    "Feel better, Nala".

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  7. Here's hoping the meds work for Nala - what a sweetie. Great post Buddy.

    Nadine & Neeli

  8. My dogs need to come to your house for some training. Do you take on dogs for training in cat manners?

    I hope that Nala keeps getting stronger. I hate hearing about her not feeling well... Paws are crossed.

  9. Hi Y'all,

    So very nice to meet y'all.

    Mogley has always been very forthcoming about y'alls importance in the househould.

    As you gathered, although I have no cats in my house, I do not chase cats or other animals. I sit and watch. If anything needs chasing, my Human has made it clear that it is HER job.

    By the way, the cats around here lately have no tails. I wonder why? Y'all know?

    Y'all come by now, I won't chase you.
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    P.S. Nala, we are sending vibes of strength and keeping our paws crossed for your continued recovery.

  10. Hi Kitties - Nice to meet you! I'm glad your Gold friend protect you from the wildlife :)

    Nala - we love you sweetheart. Hang in there!

  11. Heehee! Hi kittehs! When my sister and I came into our house, Mom and Dad had an old Maine Coon who had been declawed (a rescue kitty) who taught us R-E-S-P-C-T! Even though he didn't have claws, he had a wicked right hook, and could thump us pretty good on our snooters - we learned quickly to treat him like the royalty he was. He's gone to his great reward, but like you two, he taught GENERATIONS of doggies how to behave around kittehs.

    BTW, we send kisses to Nala; there's nothing wrong with old dog smell, and we're glad to hear she's doing better!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  12. Awww, I want to cuddle Nala and just whisper sweet nothings in her ear; poor's ok if she smells like a dog because there are worse things!
    Take good care~