IOTD …. Image of the day, #528 …. “A ‘BUG’ family …. “!!


~~May 27, 2016~~ 


“It’s double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins.”

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IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”


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To start the day …. “Friday the 13th …. Greetings from Kitty, my black cat”!!


~~November 13, 2015~~ 


My black kitty was a rescue from the street.

From the beginning, she was a handful.

At the beginning. we couldn’t decide on her name.

Options included Panther, Midnight, Blackie.

My favorite was “Double Trouble” which remains her official name.

However, the grand-kids decided on “Kitty” (easier for them) and she answers to that.

We firmly believe that she thinks she’s a dog.

Her behavior, even thought basically cat-like has definite signs of canine.

Several times, we’ve thought about giving her away, finding her a new home, taking her to the pound.

Yet, with the help of friends, we have come to terms with her and she has become part of the family and she will remain as such.

Have a good Friday, the 13th …. from Kitty.




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~10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat!~

Published on May 25, 2013

Unlucky black cats!

Shelter workers say they are the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized.

COLE my rescued black cat is awesome!

Cole and Marmalade

So is my “Kitty”


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Oh, my gosh …. “Kitty could have been the video star”!!


~~September 9, 2015~~ 


As I watched this video, I remember all the things Kitty has done that would perfectly fit with Cole and Marmalade’s antics.

We picked up Kitty from the street.

Plenty of times I wished we hadn’t.

She’s been quite the expensive cat.

By expensive I mean the repairs we’ve done to the household items she has gotten into like the blinds’ cords and the keyboard, telephone and cable cords.

She climbs, she hides, she runs, she wakes us up.

We got her an expensive “condo” which she hardly uses.

She ignores her toys, yet loves boxes and bags.

Anyway, in spite of thinking and saying we don’t want her anymore … she’s still here.

I think she will be!!




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Cole and Marmalade

~~Published on Oct 3, 2014~~

What do cats think about? Here are some funny examples of cat logic. 


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To start the day …. “Reasons Why You Need At Least Two Cats”!!


~~June 15, 2015~~

Having only only one cat is cruel. Everyone needs at least two cats.


I love cats. I’ve have cats since I was a kid. Some can be the sweetest, most endearing companions.

I had Xena and Rooster before having Kitty (aka “Double Trouble”) and they were wonderful.

People visiting didn’t know I had cats then.

They were both rescue cats.

Sadly they are no longer with us.

R1 X1

Rooster & Xena

Kitty is also a rescue … from the street.

She’s quite the case.

I don’t think I can get another cat this time. It’s more than enough having her. Can’t give her a playmate … she wrecks the house on her own!!


Enjoy this video.

Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.




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~~You Should Get A Second Cat~~

~~Published on May 21, 2015~~

One cat is cruel. Get AT LEAST two cats.


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I don’t think it’s a good idea to get another cat.

This is my territory.

There will be war if you do!



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To start the day …. on a humorous note!!


~~August 19, 2014~~

Double Trouble

Those who have been here before know that I love cats … house cats and big cats. I happen to have one at home now. Her real name is “Double Trouble” but the grand-kids call her Kitty. 

She has taught me many things.

I will show you!

Cuteness overload.


~~Things Cats Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them~~

~~Published on Feb 28, 2014~~

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Who said it’s time to get up?

To “declaw” or to not “declaw” …. Cat world!

~~April 15, 2014~~

I have had cats all my life. I know how painful the scratches from those claws can be. I know how destructive they can be on furniture, clothes and any object that would serve as a scratching post. However, never once did I consider the practice of “declawing” even though I didn’t know what it entailed. 

For some reason, I never considered that option. I was talking to an animal activist about the dear cat that I have now. She really really pesky and gets into plenty of trouble. Hence the name: Double Trouble

The kids call her “Kitty“.

However, now that I’ve researched, I know that this would be something I wouldn’t do to any cat.

My friend Martin from …. …. made the following comment and I will “insert” it here:

DO NOT DECLAW YOUR CAT…. keep your hands of the mittens of your kittens.”


~~Double Trouble~~

Onychectomy, popularly known as declawing, is an operation to surgically remove an animal’s claws by means of the amputation of all or part of the distal phalanges, or end bones, of the animal’s toes. Because the claw develops from germinal tissue within the third phalanx, amputation of the bone is necessary to fully remove the claw. The terms “onychectomy” (origin: Greek ὄνυξ onycho, nail + ἐκτομή ektome, excision) and “declawing” imply mere claw removal, but a more appropriate description would be phalangectomy, excision of toe bone.


Although common in North America, declawing is considered an act of animal cruelty in many countries (see “Declawing practices” below).

A lot of people take the idea of declawing their cat too lightly. Many do not understand what declawing is, thinking that it is some form of simply clipping the cat’s claws.

Too frequently, vets and clinic staff deliberately misinform and mislead clients into believing that declawing removes only the claws in the hopes that clients are left with the impression that the procedure is a “minor” surgery that doesn’t involve amputation of the end of the toe, ligaments and tendons.

In fact, this is a mutilating surgery that is banned in some countries due to its abusive and inhumane nature. These countries include, but are not limited to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

~~8 Reasons Why You Should Never Declaw Your Cats~~

Many people falsely assume that declawing is just like trimming your nails or getting a manicure. In reality, it is a painful and permanently crippling procedure.

The following are eight reasons why you should never declaw your feline friend


Cats scratch to exercise and enjoy themselves, maintain the condition of their nails, and stretch their muscles.

While we hope that your cat remains safely indoors at all times, if he or she were ever to get outside without claws, your cat would be far more vulnerable to predators and abusers.

Many people think that declawed cats are safer around babies, but in fact, the lack of claws makes many cats feel so insecure that they tend to bite more often as a means of self-protection.

Cats are in pain when they awake from the surgery, and the pain continues afterward. Nails can grow back inside the paw, causing extreme pain that you can’t see.

Without claws, even house-trained cats might start “doing their business” outside the litter-box in an attempt to mark their territory.

Our toes are crucial to our balance, and it’s no different for cats! Because of impaired balance after the procedure, declawed cats have to relearn how to walk, much as a person would after losing his or her toes.

Nearly two dozen countries — including Australia, England, and Japan — ban or severely restrict declawing surgeries. And many veterinarians in the United States refuse to perform the procedure.

~~What You Can Do Instead~~

Trim your cat’s nails regularly. When the cat is relaxed and unafraid, gently press on his or her toes until the claws extend. Use a pair of nail clippers, and cut only the tip of the nail, taking care not to damage the vein, or “quick.” The nail hook is what tears upholstery, so removing it virtually eliminates the potential for damage.
Buy multiple scratching posts. Ideally, you should have two or more scratching posts in your home. Make sure that they’re sturdy and tall enough to allow your cat to stretch (3 feet or taller). Soft, fluffy carpeted posts won’t fulfill your cat’s clawing needs, so look for rougher posts.
Teach your cat where to scratch and where not to scratch. Encourage your cat to use the scratching posts by sprinkling catnip on the posts once a week. Discourage your cat from scratching furniture by using a loud, firm voice whenever he or she starts to scratch—cats don’t like loud noises! Never use physical force. Instead, you might try using a squirt gun full of lukewarm water directed at your cat’s back.


~~Declawing practices~~

Laws and policies governing onychectomy vary around the world. For example, many European countries prohibit or significantly restrict the practice, as do AustraliaNew ZealandJapan, and Turkey. It is banned in at least 22 countries. The list below gives an overview of the situation in different parts of the world.


In Australia, declawing has never been common, and for all practical purpose, does not exist. Nationwide legislation was recently enacted that prohibits the declawing of cats except for medical need of the cat. The Australian Veterinary Association’s policy states: “Surgical alteration to the natural state of an animal is acceptable only if it is necessary for the health and welfare of the animal concerned. Performance of any surgical procedure for other than legitimate medical reasons is unacceptable.”


In Brazil, declawing is not allowed by the Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine. [34]


In Israel, the Knesset Education Committee voted unanimously to send a bill banning the declawing of cats not for medical reasons. The bill has passed second and third readings on November 28, 2011, effectively making declawing a criminal offense with penalty of 1 year in prison or a fine of 75,000 Shekels.


In many European countries the practice is forbidden either under the terms of the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals or under Local Animal Abuse Laws, unless there it is for “veterinary medical reasons or for the benefit of any particular animal.” Some European countries go further, such as FinlandEstonia,[37] the NetherlandsGermany and Switzerland, where declawing cats for non-medical reasons is always illegal under their laws against cruelty to animals.


In Austria, the Federal Act on the Protection of Animals, in Section 7, states, surgical procedures “carried out for other than therapeutic or diagnostic purposes…are prohibited, in particular…declawing.”[

~~United Kingdom~~

In the United Kingdom, declawing was outlawed by the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which explicitly prohibited “interference with the sensitive tissues or bone structure of the animal, otherwise than for the purposes of its medical treatment.” Even before the 2006 Act, however, declawing was extremely uncommon, to the extent that most people had never seen a declawed cat. The procedure was considered cruel by almost all British vets, who refused to perform it except on medical grounds. The Guide to Professional Conduct of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons stated that declawing was “only acceptable where, in the opinion of the veterinary surgeon, injury to the animal is likely to occur during normal activity. It is not acceptable if carried out for the convenience of the owner … the removal of claws, particularly those which are weight bearing, to preclude damage to furnishings is not acceptable.”

~~United States~~

Declawing is legal in most U.S. jurisdictions. It is estimated that 25% of owned cats in the United States are declawed (Patronek 2001).

~~Declawing: Jackson Galaxy Just Says No!~~

~~Published on Jan 6, 2014~~

Is declawing bad for cats? You bet it is! Jackson Galaxy sets the record straight in today’s episode of Cat Mojo.

Welcome to Cat Mojo! Each week Jackson will share his thoughts on everything from cat-related issues like declawing and squirt gun diplomacy to his craziest behind the scene stories as a cat behaviorist. Come join the feline frenzy, feel the mojo, share your love of cats and delve deep into the mind of Jackson Galaxy. We are all #TeamCatMojo!

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