Ideas with Cat Fur

I was wondering the other day, I have so much cat hair around my apartment, there must be a use for it?

Apparently there is!

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/seven-creative-crafty-uses-for-cat-hair

This site lists some interesting and wacky uses for cat hair, including felted crafts, kitty toys, fur jewellery, and yarn/knitted items.  You can leave cat fur outside to be used by birds for nice and soft filler to line their nests.  For the environmentally inclined, hair is actually a really good oil absorber, so you can donate hair to be used to cleanup oil spills!

So instead of seeing fur tumbleweeds around my apartment, I can collect the hair to be used for something special!  (Not sure if I’d actually DO that, but at least I know I CAN, haha.)

Little Kitten

I volunteer at the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA).  Last time I went in there was a little baby kitten, only a few hours old, being taken care of by the owner.  The mommy cat had abandoned him in their cage, leaving him to fend for himself.  This is common for feral cats, being too young, unprepared, or in shock of having a litter of unwanted kittens.  Thankfully the owner found the kitten in time, scooped him up, kept him warm and fed him.  Since there were other mom cats in the VOKRA office, they were going to put this kitten in with another litter, and the mom would hopefully accept him as her own.  Whether or not, I’m sure this little kitten will be well taken care of (as VOKRA is a no-kill shelter) and find a furrever home.

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Ciara Doesn’t Meow

Ciara doesn’t meow.  Like at all.  A few times, she’s opened her mouth and looked like she was trying to meow, but nothing came out.  Maybe a little trill.  Sometimes I hear a sound like a dove.  But no meow.  So what does that mean?

She was feral, living in a colony of cats in an auto-wrecker yard.  I read online that stray cats teach their kittens to be silent and not meow as to not draw attention to themselves, but I don’t know if that’s true.  I guess they could just be like humans, some are loud, some are quiet.

Sookie meows, but only when he’s mad, like ‘Let me in!’ or ‘Put me down!’.  And they both snore!  Maybe Ciara learned that from lazy Sookie.

Maybe when Ciara feels more comfortable, she’ll start talking more…

Grass

Ciara was struggling with a hairball, so I got them some grass to chomp on.  It was a big hit!  They immediately went to the grass and ignored their own food.  It seems to agree with them, no vomiting, and Ciara’s hairball is gone.

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Feet

Ciara has discovered feet.  Feet are fun, you can paw at them, claw them, attack them.  Its better when mommy has her slippers on so Ciara doesn’t draw blood.  And it reminds me to clip her claws often.

Oh to be a two-year-old cat!

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Meow I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

Meow, I lay me down to sleep,

I pray my bowl is full and deep,

If I should rise before you wake,

I will start to meow, make no mistake!

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Ciara the Destructor

So Grandma came to visit me.  Grandma puts yarn pom-poms on her suitcase to distinguish her black suitcase from all the other black suitcases (as Grandmas do).  Ciara however decided to save Grandma from these pom-pom invaders by meticulously ripping them apart while Grandma slept.  Grandma woke up to a floor full of yarn bits and two innocent looking cats staring up at her.

I’m no forensic scientist, but the evidence points to Ciara…

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