A shrine to my household guardian spirit, Slutty Cat (she’s the green sculpture in the center).
Slutty Cat is the old girlfriend of Musty Cat, a house guardian from my old home in Michigan. When I left, I wanted to take a piece of Musty Cat with me, but he was a location-based spirit, and couldn’t come along. That’s when Slutty Cat introduced herself, and I knew she’d go anywhere and bless any home that treated her right.
Pictured here with one of her favorite offerings, catnip, Slutty Cat is also partial to cream (regular or Bailey’s) and pictures of cute boy cats.
The Lions as things household cats do because why not:
The Black Lion:
-Doesn’t play with the others much.
-Never starts fights.
-Is always sitting someplace high up, quietly watching.
-Likes to lay on people’s laps.
-Accidentally claws people though.
-Yawns a lot.
The Red Lion:
-If another cat goes at them they will not hold back.
-Fights with Blue 90% of time.
-Runs around a lot.
-Meows when it’s time to eat.
-Purrs are surprisingly loud.
-Loves to get their head pet.
-Will butt their head into things affectionately.
-Sleeps with some part of their body leaning against you.
The Green Lion:
-If a fight happens they stay clear of it.
-You’ll almost never see them.
-Likes to hide away when they nap.
-Probably likes to drink water from the sink.
-Gets a puffed up tail when agitated.
-Knows what time it is to eat and will start following you around till you feed them.
-Likes sitting in boxes.
The Yellow Lion:
-Loves laying in the sun.
-The gentle giant.
-Loves to play.
-Never gets in a fight.
-If anything they accidentally start a fight because they play a bit tougher than they mean.
-Meows and looks at you when you call their name.
-Has never done anything wrong in their life???
The Blue Lion:
-Starts some fights. Sometimes on purpose it seems.
-Will always lay with you when you’re sitting/sleeping.
-Likes to play with the others.
-Fav toy is probably the laser pointer.
-Has tiny meows.
-Is purring 80% of the time.
-Rubs against people’s legs a lot.
-Randomly runs around the house at night.
“Hey there little guy. You lost? Me too. It’s a big scary world out here, isn’t it? I’ll bet you’re hungry too. Slim pickings in this bin. What do you say we find ourselves some food together? Don’t worry; I’ll look after you.”
Reasons Why Your Cat May be Peeing/Pooping Outside of the Litter Box
-> MEDICAL! Before you automatically assume your cat is peeing on your clothes because it is “mad” at you, TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET! There are SO many medical reasons why your cat is inappropriately eliminating. Your cat could have a UTI, it could be blocked (Is he straining to pee, peeing little bits all over, or screaming when he pees? THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!), it could have arthritis and can’t jump or move to wherever the box is anymore. There could be kidney disease, endocrine disease (hyperthyroid, diabetes), GI disease, etc. PLEASE, if you cat is suddenly peeing or pooping outside of the box when it has never done that before, GO TO YOUR VET.
-> Stress: Cats normally don’t pee out of “spite”, but they can surely pee out of stress. Stressers can be any sudden change, new baby/pet, moving, etc.
-> Litter Box Aversion: Whether it be the box itself, the type of litter, or the location, cats can have aversions to these things and decide to eliminate elsewhere. One important thing to remember here is to frequently clean your box! This is simple solution that is easy to forget!
-> Unable to access a box: Similar to the one before, but some questions to ask: Can your cat get to the box? Are there multiple litter boxes if in a multi-cat household? (A rule of thumb I always heard of is 2 litter boxes plus 1 for every extra cat). Is there a dominant cat or dog that is preventing the cat from getting into or out of the box?
author’s note: After
participating in @destieldrabblesdaily‘s fanfiction contest last year, a lot of people
asked me to continue this series and I’m honestly happy to oblige <33
And since I recently gained 2,000 followers I thought this would be a
good way to celebrate!!
At least some people told Dean
beforehand that it would be crazy to move in with his uniquely
magical boyfriend who tends to turn things that usually are very much
quiet and motionless into something alive and chatty.
That he’d lose the last bit of
privacy and sanity along the way and probably end up in a special
ward at the hospital, talking to himself.
And yeah, sure, their concerns
weren’t exactly unfounded,
Dean’s able to admit that. It
may seem strange from an outsider’s point of view to actually crave
to live in a place that’s more or less the pure definition of madness
and Dean’s honestly still not really used to the coffeemaker talking
his ear off first thing in the morning or the candlesticks performing
their weird and somewhat disturbing dance everytime they hear even
the faint sound of a pop song.
It’s insane. It’s wild. Sometimes
it’s even freaking terrifying.
Frances Worthington and Sarah Love, living at the 210 Wright Way, are next.
Frances wasn’t blessed by goddes Motherlode as generously as Heather Huffington, their neighbor across the road, so the house is almost empty. But they have a kitten (of course) named Susan – Frances wanted a pet and Sarah’s LTW is to grow 20 kittens / puppies. I’m not sure about 20, though…
hi! how would i handle getting a bird while owning cats?
A lot of people would say having them in separate rooms is the answer. However, if you haven’t taught either animal to acknowledge each others existence then how would they react if an accident happens?
So - my advise is teaching the cats to ignore the bird and make them become desensitised/indifferent to its existence.
If they show any predatory behaviours towards the birds - discourage it immediately or defer it onto a toy, catch scratcher whatever the most favourite and intriguing activity you know will snap its focus off the bird and onto that item. Ensure you have a large selection of exciting toys, levels, scratching opportunities for your cat to keep stimulated.
You also want the bird to feel safe around the cats. So in turn rewarding the bird with positive interactions around the cats i.e ignoring their existence and a keeping it preoccupied with activities in the cage is also a good idea.
The one thing i MUST get across if you’re going to have a multi species household ESPECIALLY with predator prey cohabitation is;
NEVER LET YOUR BIRD OUT WHEN YOUR CATS ARE IN THE SAME ROOM.
I see this scenario too often and it is honestly gut wrenching. It’s not cute or ‘safe’ and the excuse “But I’ve had my cat and bird out together for years and never had a problem” just doesn’t cut it. If anything happens to your bird, plain and simple its your fault. You cannot have two species together the are natural opposites of each other free range in the house together. So many things cat go wrong for your bird. - cat saliva is detrimental to a birds health (and human/mammalian saliva) - cats can jump surprising heights to catch birds in the air - cats instinct can kick in at any time
This rule also applies to dogs, ferrets, other birds etc.Never interact two animals unless you are sure they are going to get along.
Another rule also applies and that is never leave your cats and birds alone in the house together. Stick your bird outside providing there is shade or in another room. Whatever your set up is keep them separate when unsupervised.
Having a strong, sturdy, knock over proof (Won’t break or open if knocked over) cage is also a must.
So yes, it’s possible to do it safely but huge preparation and precautions are necessary to do so safely.
I noticed in an earlier ask you mentioned that you should have # of cats + 1 litter boxes in the house. I'm wondering if it's because they need them spaced out away from other cats or so that they hopefully always have access to a clean one. I have two cats that I didn't plan on having but I'd do anything for them. We currently live in a one bedroom apt and I only have 2 litter boxes, so I'm curious as to how important it is to have 2 and why, because I don't have a ton of space. Thank you!
It helps to reduce stress and the toileting problems that can develop secondary to stress.
Cats can be complicated creatures that don’t always get along. Some are particularly fastidious with their litter, with particular texture and location preferences. Some will become territorial about their litter trays, and may ‘guard’ them, preventing the second cat from accessing them. That results in the second cat needing to toilet somewhere else, which makes humans very unhappy.
For more peaceful cats having two trays in the same room might be adequate. For other pairs placing two litter trays too close together will only count as ‘one’ litter tray. This is why multiple toilet stations are recommended for multi-cat households.