Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hunchcat of Notre Dame: Wacky Wednesday

When I saw this video on another blog called Under the Paw and could not resist reposting it! Please enjoy this video, which definitely helps improve the middle of the week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FeLV Vaccination

Recently I received a notification from my vet that both Bell and Chance are due for their FeLV shot. With having recently moved and losing my health insurance due to my marriage money has been tight, so I wondered if this was a shot that I could skip. With the previous knowledge that this shot was used to prevent Feline Leukemia I decided to do some research. Originally we had both cats tested when our former room-mates brought home a stray that we were unsure if she carried the disease; all turned out negative for this disease. For me to make an informative decision I decided that first I would need to know how the disease itself is transmitted.

An article by Franny Syufy on states that “The disease is transmitted through saliva and nasal secretions, by biting, sharing food dishes, and other close contact.” Also stated in the article was the importance of vaccinating when your cat is “at risk” or indoor-outdoor. The article also states that “People with entirely indoors cats may want to consider eliminating this vaccination, after discussing the pros and cons with their own veterinarian…” Wondering what VAS stood for I continued to read the article and discovered that this shot is given in the back left leg because if a VAS tumor forms the cat can live by losing a leg.

With the risk of this coming from the FeLV shot, and after doing some serious thought I have decided that as a furry parent it is not the right decision to continue the vaccination. With no outside exposure to the disease, it would be unnecessary for us to continue vaccinating them for something they don’t have access to catching.

How do you feel about FeLV vaccinations? Please note that I am not licensed to advise you making your decision; this was my personal decision and your decision should be based on your kitties and shared with your veterinarian!

Officially Married!

I am SO sorry that my blog has taken some serious neglect the past month. I was recently married on August 6th, had my honeymoon following, and then moved. I was also uped to 40 hours a week at work until further notice, so I am just getting back into the groove! Please feel free to check back later today for an updated post and regular updates every few days. Thank you SO much for your patience!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Upcoming Post

Please be sure to check back here later this evening around 8:00 PM for my Tuesday post. While at work I can't do the proper research for the segment; but I will be talking about an amazing product that I use for my cats that has done a tremendous job in preventing flea reproduction this past year; It has been a terrible season for fleas!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Pet Monday

Still working on increasing the popularity of my blog, I have yet to receive any photos for the My Pet Monday segment. Therefore, Chance is going to be this weeks star! This photo was taken last year after new years with some of the necklaces we saved....isn't he SO CUTE :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

So Sorry

Just wanted to let everyone know that with the upcoming wedding I took the weekend off to hang out with the future in-laws. I hope to have a great post up for Monday!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Hope this joke gets you through your day ;)

Kitten Gender

A little boy was with his dad looking at a litter of kittens. Upon returning home, the little boy could not wait to tell his mother that there were 2 girl kittens and 2 boy kttens.

"How do you know?" asked his mother.

The boy replied, "Daddy picked them up and looked underneath. I think it's printed on the bottom."