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Sabrina, the Cat

Updated on March 6, 2012


Witches should have at least one cat. I am a witch, a good witch. That’s what my best friend says (she is a good witch herself) and my friend is always right. So, I bought a cat.

She is a 4plus years old doll-faced Persian cat. I had her for 3 years already. The pet shop owner said she was 1+ year old that time I bought her.

I consider myself a dog person not really much of a cat lover and having Sabrina for the past three years did not change much my preference. Dogs adore the master but with cats, I found out it's the other way around. The master got to adore them.

Sabrina
Sabrina
Sabrina with Daday, my 3 year-old shih tzu
Sabrina with Daday, my 3 year-old shih tzu
Sabrina in her 'bath cage'
Sabrina in her 'bath cage'
A relaxed Sabrina on her favorite pillow
A relaxed Sabrina on her favorite pillow

Early days with me and her first bath

She was not a tame cat. I don't know much about her previous life because according to the pet owner the cat was left behind by a 'customer' who had to leave for some faraway land and that he had to dispose/sell his pet cat. It took me almost a month of sweet talking and constant stomach rubbing before I got her to like me. She had to stay inside a cage during those days because I got dogs around.

The dogs (3 shih tzu's and a choco Lab) were wary at first but they accepted sabrina after being familiar of her smell on me. I allowed the dogs to peer into the cage once a day in preparation for the day when I can set her free and roam inside the house.The ploy seemed to work because after a month she was able to stay in the same room with the shih tzu's without a fight and without taking flight.

Sabrina hates getting wet, I guess this is normal with all cats. I have to find a way to bath her without getting scratched or doing catch-a-wet-screaming-cat around the bathroom. She can't stay inside the house without having a thorough clean-up.The solution was to use a cage, a water hose, and an improvised glass-cleaner sprayer. The cage size was enough for her to move around and and at the same time limit her movements, shampooing was done using the glass-cleaner sprayer and .then I hose her down to rinse off. Actually, I am still using the same technique up to now. Boy! it was pandemonium - dogs barking, cat screaming, kids laughing (I gave her a bath in the garage area) and was she mad at me! I was only forgiven after I gave her her favorite food, boiled chicken breast and chicken liver.





Sabrina with her friend TENKAY,  my choco Lab
Sabrina with her friend TENKAY, my choco Lab

Oh Sabrina my Sabrina...

My room is Sabrina's room too. It's the only place my dogs are banned. I guess Sabrina is honored to be the only four-legged creature to enter my room. It helped hasten our bonding.

Cats purr and purr and purr. It's so relaxing you can sleep easily when a cat lies besides your pillow or nestles against your neck.

Sabrina added laughter to my home. Her antics and 'war games' are fun to watch. Although she is an added mouth to feed, her joyful presence more than make up for the increased expenses.

This video is highly recommended for washing a cat.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      my first hub. hope this will get through.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Just seeing this posted made me grin silly. Please fellow hubbers critique my first try. I am learning by just reading your hubs, please teach me by ripping my work apart and showing me my mistakes.

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      Amber Killinger 5 years ago

      Cats are great! I hope you don't bathe her too often. Generally, it's not a good practice to bathe cats. It's only recommended if you have allergies. Otherwise, because cats are very clean creatures by nature, you should not bathe them, and because the oils on their skin is very important for them to keep a healthy coat of fur. Bathing cats can dry out their skin. Not like dogs, who definitely need baths.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      I agree with you Amber. Cats are clean creatures. I only give Sabrina a bath when she smells bad because of her long coat specially on the hind part area. I do comb her more often.

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Jenny Pugh 5 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Hi Friend,

      Wow! Such an awesome first hub and Sultan is an extra there huh? Yea, the witches...heheheh...I voted up, beautiful, and awesome...see? What are friends for?

      You do make an awesome hub, go on make some more, I will be your number one fan.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the kind words. I don't have much confidence in writing down my thoughts. I feel like am still in high school doing composition assignments for my English subject. The only difference is, am having fun right now.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you my friend.

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      Jenny Pugh 5 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      pa-humble effect huh?

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      hehehe... totoo yun. di mo lang alam kung gaano ka big deal sa akin yung praises nyo on how i compose. You are used to saying/writing down your thoughts, so its so easy for you to write down anything under the sun. It's no sweat for you - much effort for me.

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      Jenny Pugh 5 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Okay, calm down and enjoy writing more and more hubs. The more you write, the more it gets easy and the more you enjoy.

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      Stacie L 5 years ago

      Sabrina a sweet little girl. Love your furry kids!LOL

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Stacie. I will tell Sabrina, she'll surely purr and purr and purr.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Sabrina looks awesome! I am owned by 2 cats which rule the home and the dogs too! Did you see my hub on training a cat to sit? there is a video of my cats sitting on command with my dogs. Fun to watch!

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      I will check out your video. Who knows I might be able to train Sabrina to sit too.

      My joy on weekends are these rascals and yes they own me too. Am trying to find a good mate for Sabrina, a white Persian, I hope am lucky this year.

      Thanks alexadry for the visit. Sabrina is beside me reading this too. She is trying to tap at the keyboard probably to say thank you too.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      You did good on your first hub, TENKAY. You were honest and showed us your love for animals, which is to say your heart is in the right place. Voting up, interesting, fun, and awesome.

      Cats are fun. They have a sense of humor. And Sabrina is lucky to have you. Best of luck.

      anndavis25

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you andavis for visiting my hub and for commenting. You got a big heart yourself.

      Hubhugs from Sabrina and me.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      I added a fun video on how to wash a cat.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Cat lover #2 here, and mine is the hero of a whole book Hub. Also a fan of poems including Haiku. Politics get thrown in and I'm watching for your take on such things.

      Thanks for this fine hub and the great photos. Up and awesome.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Perspycacious for the visit and comments. I will definitely check out your hubs too.

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