If you own a cat, you must have already become a photographer with all the cat photos you have in your phone or camera. The Internet is flooded with photos of cats and everyone who loves cats usually takes million photos every day of their cats which are considered to be members of the family. Well, imagine if a professional photographer is also a cat lover and makes a photo-shoot of the newborn baby cat.
Luna is the sweet kitten that entered the home of Amelie, whose mother is a professional photographer. She usually gets her inspiration for photographs from kids and babies, so when she got Luna for her daughter, it was logical that this kitty will get a traditional newborn photoshoot.
This sweet kitten is only 10 weeks old and just adores Amelie. She follows her everywhere and Luna is like a sister to Amelie. Have a look at part of the photos that Amelie’s mother Kitty Schaub made:
Isn’t she adorable?
These photos became so popular, went viral so quickly that Amelie’s mother decided to make a calendar and sell it. The funds from selling the calendar goes to the local animal rescue that is called Save-A-Stray.
If you have decided to get yourself a Maine Coon cat, you need to know everything about this cat breed. This is important because if you are well acquainted with the cat’s characteristics you can make a better decision about choosing the right diet and care for them. Also, if Maine Coon cats have the proper diet, care and attention can live for 18 years or more.
Why is it important to feed your Maine Coon properly?
One of the main reasons why you should learn about what food is good for your cat is to avoid diseases. These cats are prone to getting a HCM – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and you need to avoid feeding them with food that contains too much carbohydrates. If you feed them with food rich with phosphorus this can harm them and might lead to get a disease called PKD or polycystic kidney disease. Diabetes and obesity are other diseases that can affect the Maine Coon cats and to avoid them you need to choose a diet that is low on proteins and fats.
What is the best choice for their diet?
The healthy diet for your Maine Coon consists of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. However, you need to be careful of the intake of each of them. For example, too much carbohydrates can be harmful for them. Also, there should be a limitation to the amount of fats and you should provide only healthy fats in their diet because the fatty acids help maintain the shine of the coat.
Proteins are the most important part of cat’s diet because they give them the energy they need. The proteins in form of meat such as chicken and fish are recommended for Maine Coon cats. We shouldn’t forget vitamins and minerals as well.
What to avoid in Maine Coon cat’s diet?
Even though the fish is recommended in their diet, large fish can be harmful for Maine Coon cats. They might contain mercury which is bad for them. Avoid grain-based food for your Maine Coon. This type of food can cause obesity so it’s best to avoid it.
To maintain their digestive health you shouldn’t feed your cat with wheat based meals because it’s high in gluten and can also stick to their teeth.
The most important thing to know about your Maine Coon cat’s diet is the variety – make sure to include meat, wet food, supplements and prepare a menu for them. Cats same as people don’t like to eat the same thing every day.
Also, you need to think about their portions – if your cat is not very active she shouldn’t eat a lot. So, get her a smaller bowl and give her a small meal frequently.
If you are not sure how to prepare the food for your cat, the best thing to do is to consult with your vet.
Anyone who lost a cat and couldn’t find it within 3 or 6 months or even a year usually loses all hopes that would see their cat back home. Same thing happened to Janet Adamowicz. She had a cat named Boo that was 4 years old when it went missing.
This happened in 2005, when unexpectedly Boo left the home and Janet didn’t see her come back. She started the search for Boo, put missing posters around the area and even published an ad in the local newspaper with the hopes of getting her back.
There were no results from the search, so Janet gave up and decided to adopt two new cats – Ollie in 2008, a lovely three-legged cat and Tessie that she got in 2014. The only thing that she could do is hope that Boo has found a new home where she lives happy.
It was such a surprise when in 2018, 13 years later that Janet got her Boo back. She got a call from a vet that was located 40 miles from her place and initially she thought that the vet is talking about Tessie or Ollie. When she went down to see the cat, she realized that her long missing cat Boo is back. She was 17 years old but still remembered her first owner.
It turned out that Boo was living a life as a stray cat, and luckily survived and was capable of taking care of herself. Janet explained that Boo was a very adventurous and lively cat when she was young and would often go out but always returned home. At least until 2005 when she went missing.
You can only imagine this feeling of being reunited with your cat that you have been away from for over 13 years.
Watch this amazing story below and hear more about this experience:
17yo moggy finally home after 13 years as a stray - YouTube
There is almost not a single person that hasn’t heard about Owl Kitty or seen any of her videos. She is very popular starring in different movies and even attended this year’s Oscars ceremony. But who is she really? – Here you can read more about her background.
OwlKitty is a cat that is two years old and her real name is Lizzy. She lives in Portland, Oregon and her mother is a 10 year old tabby. In real life, Lizzy is like any regular cat, loves to play with her laser and loves cream cheese.
As an actress, she appeared in the popular TV Show “Game of Thrones”, in “Harry Potter” movies, “How to Train your Dragon”, “Jurassic Park”, “Titanic” and many more.
OwlKitty’s human parents are Tibo Charroppin and Olivia Boone. Tibo is a video editor, filmmaker and animator who is creating these lovely videos of his cat. Olivia is a creative writer and content editor and she is now writing OwlKitty’s autobiography. And the 10-year-old tabby is Juliette – the mom and manager.
If you want to follow OwlKitty and see where she will star next you can like her Facebook Page and follow her on Instagram. Also, Catman shares her work regularly because he is her biggest fan, so you can follow him as well and check out OwlKitty’s highlights.
Many cat lovers get blown away by the look of Maine Coon cats. You must have seen them as well, at first glance they appear to be a wild cat, but in reality they are really friendly and love humans. Here you have the chance to read more about them and find out how you can recognize them.
Here are a few tips on how to recognize a Maine Coon cat.
One of their main characteristics is their size – these cats are huge! Maine Coon cats are one of the largest cats that are domesticated and their size can amaze you. They can grow up to 17 inches in height and 41 inches long. The weight goes up with it as well, so these cats can weigh up to 26 pounds.
They can’t be unnoticed!
The Maine Coon cats can’t be ignored, not only because of their size, but also due to their appearance. They look magnificent with their shaggycoat with two layers of fur. One of the layers is protective and the other is a satin-soft undercoat. You can’t ignore their fluffy and bushy tail either, or their ears that are covered with fur.
They come in 75 different shades of color of their fur. Another recognizable feature that they have is the large eyes.
Normally, people have this idea about cats that they want you to leave them alone. The Maine Coon cats are not like that – they enjoy the company of humans. They are so friendly that people often compare their personality with the one of the dogs. These cats are very intelligent and playful.
Even if you don’t know these facts, I am sure that you would like to have one. Maine Coon cats are beautiful and it really is a pleasure to have them in your home.
The visitors at the Linton Zoo have the privilege to see an extinct species, one very strange animal that looks like a cat and a mouse at the same time.
However, it is neither of that. It is called an Eastern Quoll, also known as an Eastern cat.
This is a carnivorous marsupial from Tasmania and is related to the Tasmanian devil. The Eastern quoll makes sounds similar to a ferret and this is actually its scientific name Dassyurus viverrinus which means “ferret-like”.
This species is considered to be extinct in mainland Australia, however, there is an effort nowadays to reintroduce them back to some of its original range.
At the moment, there are three Eastern cats in the Linton Zoo which are actually brought from Germany. The Leipzig Zoo in Germany has started a European breeding programme which would help in preserving the Eastern quoll. Hopefully this will help this species from becoming extinct.
Check out the video from the Linton Zoo and see how these animals act.
Yesterday visitors enjoyed seeing our Eastern quoll investigating their new accommodation.Eastern Quoll, a carnivorous marsupial, are considered extinct in mainland Australia and are now only found in Tasmania. These three are part of a European breeding programme and Linton is one of only two places in the UK where they can be seen.
Many people and animals suffered or got lost during the Woolsey Fire in California. Hamish Patterson, also known as “The Illusion” has his own vlog on the Internet and is one of the people who has lost his cat in the fires.
In one of his episodes, he is showing what the fires have left of the Rainbow Mountain and to the homes and community.
The whole episode is very emotional and the Illusion can’t hold back his tears anymore when he is sharing the good news that his cat made it!
The cat named Mike has survived the fire and wandered for 9 days in the wild. Luckily, he found his way home to his family.
Many friends brought food and water to Mike and if it weren’t for them, he probably wouldn’t have made it.
“God does answer prayers, and this is what I prayed for this morning,” says Patterson. “I had been up there shaking the little cat shaker for about 15 minutes. I had kind of given up hope…and who shows up, but Mike.”
In Japan you can get this if you travel from a small city called Ogaki. This trip is two and a half hours, time that you wouldn’t feel as you would be busy playing with all the cats.
The cat train was a product of a collaboration between a local NGO called Kitten Cafe Sanctuary and the owner of the train – Yoro Railway Co Ltd. The idea of the NGO was to promote the adoption of stray cats and the railway was aiming for an increased tourism to Ogaki and the train destination city – Ikeno.
This ride offers free food, a lot of cats and views of mountains and meadows.