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How to Give Cat Care in Your Spare Time

Updated on May 13, 2014

Raise a cat with advice from experts

How to Give Cat Care in Your Spare Time. My family decided to raise a cat we weren't sure what kind of cat we wanted we knew good cat care was important. We decided to start at the local humane society to see what kinds were available. It didn't take long, we saw her she was about 6 months old and that she had been living with a family that had small children and it had not worked well ad she did not have good cat care. We could tell she was special she was a Russian Blue and very active and talkative. In fact when I went near her in the kennel she was saying she had a long vocal story to tell. It began with take me home with you, I need you please give me good cat care.

It was the Christmas season and for once in a longtime we had a live tree in the living room. She immediately climbed from the bottom threw the middle of the tree and perched herself on a thick branch. She was kind of shy and was not certain she could trust us or the children. Finally, after dinner was over she decided that she would settle down on my lap and watch TV with me if I would just pet her and move slowly.

The days went by and she slowly became accustomed to her new family. In fact, she decided to take charge of us and make sure we were doing this according to her plans.

Cat Food


Read all about cats, their antics and characteristically funny behaviors will delight you while you read and think about you own cats actions.

Blue Q - Cat Butt Magnet Set
Blue Q - Cat Butt Magnet Set

Funny! Little cat butt magnets for your fridge or other metal surface.

The Life and Love of Cats
The Life and Love of Cats

This book will give you insight to the lovable ways and lives of cats.

Catit Design Senses Play Circuit, Original
Catit Design Senses Play Circuit, Original

Cats love to play and this delightful toy will keep your kitty busy for hours.

The Rules: A Guide For People Owned By Cats
The Rules: A Guide For People Owned By Cats

If you are owned by a cat this is a must read, learn the rules and you will become a well adjusted and well behaved human.


Getting a Name

Getting a name is not always easy, at the shelter she was called 78673 not exactly something special. After much thought we decided that Annabelle was a fitting choice. She was so young at the time we first got her that she had blue eyes. You can actually see how blue the were. They have since changed to a kind of yellow color.

Annabelle is a very active and agile cat, she is continually playing with toys, drapes, and especially loves a rolled up garbage tie. She will bat the tie from one end of the house to the other. She flips it into the air watches it land, then pounces on it bouncing and leaping across the room. She is full of vim and vigor and acts like the kitten she was when we brought her home all those year ago.

One of her morning activities is to lay next to the double French doors that open on to the balcony. There she wait patiently for her bird to arrive for their feeding at the bird feeder attached to the railing. She is a wonderful pet, as predictable as the chime on our clock.

Another one of her quirks is that she will only drink water from a milk jug in the kitchen sink. One day my husband rinsed a milk jug in the sink and filled it with water. From that day forth she will only drink from a jug in the sink. Since the sink is a single bowl, when she is hungry and wants canned cat food she lays in the sink in wait of any unsuspecting victim. She them leaps out of the sink and cries next to her bowl, until she is given any kind of fishy food. She does not and will not eat chicken, beef or any kind of food moist or dry that is not fish.

No, she is not finicky she is ANNABELLE!

You! Get Me Some Fish NOW!

You! Get Me Some Fish NOW!
You! Get Me Some Fish NOW!

Where Have You Been? I'm still waiting.

Where Have You Been? I'm still waiting.
Where Have You Been? I'm still waiting.

A Baby Kitty Without a Name

My Baby Kitty

My Baby Kitty
My Baby Kitty

Good night little kitty


A hard day making the family do what they are supposed to do for me!

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    • FrenchKitten profile image

      FrenchKitten 4 years ago

      I love cats and the apple of my eye is called Cyndre :-)

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I have a cat named Magic, who we got from a rescue shelter. She's about 4 years old.

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      I love both cats and dogs - they are very different but add much to my life.

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I have always had a cat and occasionally a dog, but I still prefer cats. My present cat is a male orange tabby mix named Mozart.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      What a gorgeous kitty cat! Odan and the successor Agents think so, too.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Olivia Felini really liked this lens, since she is a cat. Meow.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      Annabelle is adorable, I have 2 cats and they are now 14 months, and my sister has 2 just like yours.

      great lens, thanks for sharing

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I have a kitty that looks just like yours:)

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      Marja79 4 years ago

      I have 3 ;)Your cat is beautiful. I am thinking about writing a lens about mine, but they are not so beautiful, they hate cameras, no matter how quietly I try to sneak around them to take pictures, they vanish and I end having a picture of the tip of their tail. Nice hehehe.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      Adorable! I don't have a cat right now, but I will again - hopefully soon! I love cats. :)

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Oh my ... Russian Blues are so cute! I remember there was such a cat when we first moved into our DeerCreek home. Rather looked like a teddy bear.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Your little baby Annabelle is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more of your lenses on Squidoo. Psst, don't forget to title all your modules.

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      Cynthia Haltom 5 years ago from Diamondhead

      I had a cat just like yours. She was lost then found after hurricane Katrina. The rescue group sent to a foster home, since I had no where to live at the time. Mine was also called Annabelle