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Devil cat

You can blame DFO for this one. He apparently thinks kitty cats are the spawn of Satan. So, when I was out shopping and found this, I had to buy it for Thor. Who knew the devil wears a bow tie?

What? Like you don't buy Halloween costumes for your pet?

  

Patient of the Day

So, last week I took Thor to the vet for his check up. Not only did have to get shots, he was told once again that he is overweight (18 lbs) and now he has to have diet food.

He was NOT happy about this.

But on the positive side, he was named Patient of the Day and had this photo featured on the vet's Facebook page.

Does your pet handle vet visits well?

Best cat news

Thor relaxes on our deck.

A research team from Cambridge University discovered how cat-related allergens are detected by the immune system, which could lead to the development of new treatments, the BBC reported.

Researchers said this is “a big step forward” in the understanding of cat allergies.

The team examined proteins from cat dander, which is the most common culprit when it comes to cat allergies.

They were able to pinpoint the pathway of the body activated by the allergen when in the presence of a bacterial toxin. Read more. HNGN

Are you or anyone in your family allergic to cats? How about dogs?

Thor and apples

You didn't think I'd let the day slip by without posting a picture of my adorable cat Thor, did you?
Heaven forbid!

Thor is a bit of a foodie. He watched with rapt facination as I peeled apples for for my Thanksgiving pies. He's also a huge fan of the green bean snapping process.

What facinates your pet/s?

High Noon: Quest To De-Fat Fat Cat

Last month Thor got an email from the vet notifying him that he was due for a checkup. I found the note in my spam filter. Very clever, Thor. But the vet was smarter and mailed him a postcard, too. It read: “Attention Thor! It’s time for a visit!” I found the card near the litter box and scheduled an appointment. Now, Thor is an extremely easy-going feline. Nothing rattles him except perhaps an empty food bowl, but more about that later. “You’re going to go on a road trip!” I told him. He yawned and covered his eyes/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: Do you have a pet with a weight problem?

Cute Cat Photo!

Thor and I have the same reaction to non-stop Recall coverage.

Do you take pictures of your pets? Well. Do you?

High Noon: The 12 Cats of Christmas

So, a berrypicker challenged me to post the 12 Cats of Christmas in the next 5 days. He may have been joking, but I think that's a WONDERFUL idea! Of course I only have 2 cats, but I'm sure I have a picture or 2,000,000 of them.

Meet Thor, our youngest kitty. He's grown a lot and he's not much use as an intern, but by golly he is CUTE!

Do you prefer

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Other

PS: Don't believe the rumor that cat haters get tossed in the cooler.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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