Wagging Wednesday – Spotlight on Connie

wednesdayWell Since yesterday It was “Blog For A Change” Blog hop I wanted to put in a spotlight interview right after to make up for not doing an actual “Tuesday Spotlight” post.I Might add that this is my 300th blog post since March 2013!!

Here is Connie’s Interview with me about her cats :)

*Your Name?

*Where are you from?

*Animals(s) (Age, Breed & Name)?
All Cats. I’ve got Seven:
Jack – Nebelung – Mn 12
Muffin – DMH – Fn 12
Eli – DSH Tuxie – Mn 12
Tweedle – DSH – Fn 10
Kit – DMH – Fn 7
Fleurp DMH Fn 6
Skippy DSH Mn 5

*Interesting Facts About Your Animal(s)?
Jack came to me as a foster, found on the street. I saw a TV show featuring Nebelungs, and they looked exactly like Jack did. Jack has all of the personality traits of a Nebelung, so I have deemed him to be one. Each one of my cats was previously a foster kitten of mine, and these seven stood out of the 350 of them I have had in my house and pronounced they were not leaving. Really I could go on and on, and that’s why I have a blog ;)

*What’s the Silliest thing your animal(s) have done?
Recently Jack got himself caught up in some packing material. Instead of panicking, he simply started whining and tried to find a human to help him out – he could have very easily gotten out of it himself, but he preferred to make one of us do it

*Animal(s) Favorite Treat?
I would love to say raw meat – since I am a raw feeding advocate, but if I am going to be truthful Jack and Muffin’s favorite treat are poptart crusts.. (hides head in shame – don’t these cats know they are obligate carnivores??)2007_0805Image0007-760572

*Does your animal(s) like the water?
Not really. Several of my former foster kittens who needed to be bathed a lot as wee ones seem to have an affinity to water.

*Animal(s) Favorite Place to Sleep?
On me. As much as I encourage them to sleep elsewhere, I’m usually suffocating each night from several cats trying to pin themselves against me.20141DSC_0621

*Perspective on Adopting a Rescue?
My very first owned cat was a kitty I got at a shelter. My second and third came from a friend of a friend of a friend.. The next eight cats I adopted were all former fosters. Being on the front lines (ok technically I’m not really on the front line, as I’m not out on the streets picking up kittens or working in the shelter) of rescue, I know first-hand the devastating loss of life simply because there are not enough homes. For anyone who thinks shelter or rescue cats are damaged or defective in any way, I challenge you to go to a shelter and prove that myth wrong. You don’t need to adopt, just go look at them. Pat one.. it will change your life.20141DSC_0731

*Favorite Quote? 
Happy is the man, and happy he alone,

He who can call today his own;

He who, secure within, can say,

Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.


*Favorite website to get pet information?
Catinfo.org and feline-nutrition.orgDSC_01991212

*Do your animal(s) love to go for car rides?
Jack used to.. but as I did it less frequently, he has decided he’d rather stay at home.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

*What’s your favorite animal product?
A good pair of scissor type nail clippers.

*Why do you think volunteering at an animal rescue/shelter is important?
‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Mahatma Gandhi.
I think we as a people have forgotten what it means to be stewards of our planet.. “People” are all too happy to use what they want when they want it and discard it when they are done. I think that is abhorrent especially when it comes to living beings that have feelings and emotions.P5210093

*Anything extra you would like to add?
Years ago someone I was chatting online told me she was going to feed her cats raw food. I asked her why. She couldn’t really explain it to me well enough for me to understand why it matters. I stated, a line I hear all the time now, that my vet told me that commercial food is healthy for my pets. Years later I had one cat who was diabetic, and two who had blocked with urinary crystals. I learned very quickly the importance of a proper diet for an obligate carnivore. The food that would keep my diabetic cat’s glucose levels in check was the same diet that would help my kitties who were suffering from urinary crystals. The same diet that would do that would also help skinny cats gain weight and overweight cats lose weight effortlessly. It seemed like something so simple couldn’t possibly do all of that. The more I read the more I learned, and I transitioned my cats over to a raw diet and I have never looked back. I have watched it heal foster kittens that were very ill, fix cases of IBD, and I have had vet techs comment on how little my cats shed while at the vet. And best of all – my cat’s poop doesn’t stink! That alone is reason enough for some people to look into it.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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