Pets play a big role in our lives and they should be loved and cherished. Pet owners are filled with so much joy from all their rendezvous with their adorable pets and even regard them as their 'darling daughter' or 'son'! So do we. This blog is all about our darling little paws; Gabrielle, Isabelle, Hercules, Alexander, Victoria The 2nd,Napoleon, Ms. Constantine, Jerry and the late Sidney, Troy and Victoria The 1st...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hercules's Scariest Pose

Constantine - The Mega Biter

At nearly two months old, Constantine is indeed a very active kid and a big biter too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Family Portrait

Here's a family portrait. From left (Top) Abah, ayah, (Bottom) Hercules, Victoria II, Sidney, Alexander, Gabrielle, Isabelle, Napoleon, (Front) Constantine and Troy.

I would like to personally thank the artist - Pangolin@Farhan for this fantabulous piece of art work (Click on his name to see his gallery of art work). Any orders (within or outside KL/Malaysia) can be made to him at / 0122424551 Price is very reasonable and satisfaction guaranteed - I am indeed very satisfied with his work - Thanks Pangolin!

Vicky and the 'Cats'

Here's Vicky trying be friendly while Gabby looks on...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Constantine - 1 month old

Here's a video of Constantine playing in the Iams cat tunnel. See how fast he runs!

Here's another video of Constantine with Hercules.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toilet Training Your Loved Ones

Of all the kitties, Constantine is the easiest to toilet train.. err litter train. Hehehehe. It was just putting the litter box in his cage (he has to be caged for now until he's big enough to walk freely around the house without exposing himself to potential dangers), he pooed on the towel we left for him in the cage once... I scooped it into the litter box and wah la he's automatically toilet trained after that.

For the rest of our babies, it didn't take much effort either but it was really a task for Napoleon - well we couldn't blame him as he was an outdoor cat before, so when he got to his new home, he liked to poo under the side table near the sofa - for about 2 weeks we suffered the misery of poo smell and having to scrub clean the spot and thank goodness he's well behaved thereafter. I did not follow any of the methods mentioned below but I guess it could help those who are planning to train their adorable kitties to use the litter box for the first time. It is especially true that cats love their litter boxes clean. Just like us humans, we always choose a clean toilet to do our stuff, so do they. I remember once, with 4 cats in the house (Isabelle, Hercules, Gabby and Alexander) we had 2 litter boxes for them; 1 box per 2 cats) all was fine until we brought Victoria home from the SPCA. Gabby began frantically urinating near the front door - we thought she was protesting for bringing another kitty home but eventually we learn that 2 litter boxes aren't enough for a household with 5 cats. So we bought another box and things were fine again. Looks like we have to get another one for when Constantine grows up later!

Read on for tips on how to train your little ones to use the litter box.

If cats are so independent and resistant to training, how do they ever learn to use a litter box? In fact, no matter what your rug would tell you, your cats are naturally inclined to use litter boxes. All it takes is a little bit of training and a regular cleaning schedule, and your cat will be a litter box champ. First, a little background: Your cat's instincts will help the training process. Although they may seem willing to relieve themselves anywhere, cats have strong preferences that favor a well-maintained litter box. First, cats want to find a loose, soil-like surface on which to relieve themselves. Second, they prefer to relieve themselves in a clean spot. A cat's preference for soil-like surface makes the litter box more attractive than a rug or a sofa (so far, so good), but large planters, sandboxes and other spots can give your litter box competition. Especially when you are training your cat, try to block access to surfaces that might compete with the kitty litter for your cat's attention. Even if your litter box provides the only soil-like surface in the house, your favorite rug may become a kitty latrine if the kitty litter and the litter box are not cleaned regularly. Kitty litter should be cleaned every day. And the box should be cleaned at least once a week to remove offensive odors. When cleaning the box, you can use water with a bit of lemon juice or bleach to carry away smells. Note: Most experts recommend that your house have at least one litter box per cat, so that each cat will almost always have a clean spot to go in. Your cat will prefer that the litter box be far from his bed. If the two are too close, your rugs are in jeopardy again. Now, on to the training: Since your cat should naturally gravitate to the litter box, your training objective is really just a matter of helping your cat to discover the box. Start by getting to know your cat's elimination schedule. He probably relieves himself after waking, after eating and after exercise. Mealtimes are the easiest for you to track, so after feeding him either lead him to the litter box, or pick him up and place him in it. When he is in the box, stroke and praise your cat so that he will remember the litter box as a clean, happy place. If your cat does not relieve himself in 10 minutes, wait another half hour or so and repeat this exercise. Be sure to praise him when he relieves himself in the box. It may take a while for your cat to use the litter box reliably, so keep the training going for a week. Remember to keep praising, keep cleaning and have a little patience with the learning process.


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

blogger templates 3 columns | Make Money Online