31 August 2015

Monday Magic

Nishiko: Mummy and Daddy are back from their holidays.

Xanthe: But we didn't even have time to let you all know that they were on their holidays, because Mummy was very busy before setting off.

Daeda: So we couldn't even let you know that about coming over to ours for a party.

Nishiko: They said that they had a very good time there. They visited the zoo and Mummy went to a cat café!

Daeda: OMC! A café for cats?

Nishiko: Not quite... 

Xanthe: We'll explain it to you later, Daeda. Other news... Mummy has been busy and updated the look of our blog! What do you think? This is the new artwork she created in photoshop:


Nishiko: Our facebook page and Google+ page will also be updated this week to feature the new artwork.

Daeda: Isn't it magic?

Purrs and Headbutts
Nishiko, Xanthe and Daedalus
xxx 

16 August 2015

Sunday Selfie with Xanthe

 
Here is a close-up of my gorgeous pink tongue. Mummy is very proud of this photo because she says it's not easy to capture my tongue using her mobile phone camera!


Purrs and Headbutts

Xanthe xxx


14 August 2015

Daeda's Homework

 

Look, Mummy has made me a Patch Board to put all my badges on!



I've got my Tenderpaw badge, and my friendship badge and now I have me dancing badge!
I am really enjoying Cat Scouts!

Purrs and Headbutts

Daedalus xxx

13 August 2015

12 August 2015

Wordy Wednesday

 
Vaccination update from yours truely!

I wanted to say a big thank you for all your comments and purrs. I'm ok and I'm not going back to the V.E.T.!

Xanthe and Nishiko had their vaccines done on Monday. Mummy said that Xanthe was a very good girl cat, but Nishiko was swearing at the V.E.T. like there was no tomorrow. Other than that there have been no problems with them.

Purrs and Headbutts

Daedalus xxx


Note from Kitty: I spoke to the vet again with regards to Daeda's reaction last week. She had told me that she had looked into the matter and had come up with the theory that (in layman's terms) Daedalus may have a needle phobia, which could have stemmed back to when he was neutured in 2013. My poor Baby Boy!

I'm not sure what we are going o do with regards to future visits to the vets, but I will keep you all updated.

Kitty x

11 August 2015

Feline Furses Human Anatomy and Physiology - Digitigrade vs. Plantigrade


I learnt that cats are digitigrades, which means that we walk on our toes, whereas Mummy walks using her toes and the sole of her foot, which makes her a plantigrade. Today's anatomy post is about the structure of paws and hands and feet. Enjoy!


Digitigrade vs. Plantigrade

The cat is a digitigrade, which means that the cat stands and walks on its toes, with the bones that make up the paw raised off the ground. The human is a plantigrade, which means that the human stands and walks with its toes and bones of the feet flat on the ground.

The arms/legs of a human includes the bones of the upper arm/leg (humerus/femur) and lower arm/leg (radius and ulna/tibia and fibula). The forelegs and hind legs of a cat also includes the metacarpals/metatarsals, the bones that in a human compose the palm of the hand and the arch of the foot. The bone structures are the same but differences vary in the length of the bones and the way they are used.

More than half of the number of bones in a human are located in the hands and feet, with 27 in each hand and 26 in each foot. The structure of the bones of the foot provide the human body with a firm base that supports the body when standing and walking. The structure of the bones of the hand provide the human with the ability to manipulate objects.

The cat has five digits on each front paw and four digits on each back paw. The cat’s paws are used as a climbing aid and a shock-absorber, as well as a lethal weapon. Each front paw contains seven pads: five digital pads, one large plantar pad that supports the cat’s leg and protects it from weight-bearing leg bones, and a small wrist-pad called a pisiform. Each back paw contains four digital pads and one plantar pad. The hind feet are stronger than the front legs due to the greater strains and stresses they endure.

References:

 http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/img/basics/animalanatomy/canine-front-paw-bones-compare.jpeg

Mummy and Me have found lots of interesting information about paws, which is too much to put into one post, so our next Feline Furses Human Anatomy and Physiology post will being talking more about our incredible paws!

Please leave any comments below about your thoughts or how we can improve this post. Please let us know if you would like us to cover a specific topic.

Purrs and Headbutts

Nishiko and Mummy (aka Kitty) xxx

10 August 2015

Mancat Monday - Scout Daeda

 
Look at me! I've become a Cat Scout! I'm so excited about meeting load of new furiends and taking part in activities and collecting badges!

I only joined last night so I'm still trying to understand what I'm actually suppose to do, but hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll be able to tell you all about my adventures!

Purrs and Buttheads

Scout Daeda xxx

9 August 2015

Sunday Self and Vaccination Update

 
I'm just relaxing on the sofa bed in the sunshine. It's so comfortable and warm and the fan is blowing as well, so it's feels refreshing too.

We would like to say thank you for all your messages from Friday's post. Mummy really appreciated all the advice and kind words.

Nishiko and I did not go to the V.E.T. for our vaccinations on Friday. Mummy and Daddy cancelled the appointment because of what happened to Daedalus. But we will still get them done soon. When is soon?! I would prefer not going to the V.E.T. at all! But if they are going to force us to go, I would prefer it be sooner rather than later...


Purrs and Headbutts

Xanthe xxx



8 August 2015

Caturday Art Blog Hop


 


We're joining the Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating World Cat Day and wish all Kitizens a very special day! These pieces of art were created on the mobile app Aviary.

Purrs and Buttheads

Xanthe, Nishiko and Daeda xxx

7 August 2015

Fearful Friday

 Purrs and Headbutts

Nishiko and Xanthe xxx


Note from Kitty: I was so upset about what happened to Daedalus at the vet yesterday. I have never seen him react in such away. The vet said that she could not give him his vaccination because he was so stressed out. She said that his reaction was worse than that of a feral cat and advised that he see a behaviourist.

I need to know if anyone else has come across this problem with their furbabies. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Kitty xxx

2 August 2015

Sunday Selfie Bloopers

 
Not all photos that Mummy takes come out as hoped...

 

Purrs and Headbutts

Nishiko xxx


1 August 2015

Happy Caturday to Me!

 
It was my birthday, yesterday! I am now three years old! Mummy made me this super artwork to celebrate... I am Hot, hot hot!

So get over to my place and lets have a summer party!

We're joining the Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop. This piece of art was created on the mobile app Aviary.

Purrs and Buttheads

Daeda xxx