Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas is on it’s way! But your cats are BEGGING for your food. Sometimes you decide that’s it’s ok to give them a bit, but soon it will become VERY chaotic!
I know, I know. You’re probably like, “HOW IS IT CHAOTIC?!” Well, here’s why. When you give a cat a tiny bit of food, (after a lot of suffering) your cat will keep asking for more, encouraged by the fact that you did give them a bit of food.
It’s ok if you give them some tidbits once in a while, but imagine this: You’re eating tuna, and your cat loves it and is asking for some. You think, it’s tuna, how will it hurt my cat? Well, maybe the tuna was mixed with onions, and you decide to leave them there. Onions are poisonous to cats, and if you don’t make it to the vet in time, your cat will probably die. Even if you’re sure that it’s not bad for your cat, keep in mind that it’s human food. You are a human, but a cat is a cat. Too much of something (ANYTHING, not just human food.) can be bad for your cat.
Now let’s say it’s still Thanksgiving and you decide to give them more Fancy Feast for the whole week. When that week is over, your cat might decide you just forgot that you gave them an extra can for now on. So they would start asking you for more food, and you would eventually give them more food. But it doesn’t mean you should never give them treats, it just means you should be aware of how much food you give your cat. Well, now you know!
Ever heard of a grey tabby with huge eyes and a tongue sticking out? Well, meet Lil BUB! She is a one of a kind, a cute kind! Get ready to learn more about this interesting kitty!
The Lil Story!
BUB was found in July of 2011, in a feral cat litter. Even though the rest of the litter was healthy, BUB was not. She was only a few weeks old when they took her in as a rescue cat. The reason BUB looks so cute is because of many reasons. First, she has an extreme case of dwarfism, which makes her limbs small compared to the rest of her body. Next, she is a perma-kitten, meaning she will stay with the features of a kitten forever. BUB’s lower jaw is shorter than her upper jaw, and her teeth failed to grow in, so her tongue is always sticking out.
Anyways…Lil BUB is still very healthy despite the fact that she was born with about 3 deformations, and many people love to see pics of her! (LIKE ME!!)
You might be thinking; “Hmm The Feline Queen spelled Pallas wrong.” Nope! This is an actual cat, so get ready to become a kellas cat expert!
All About the Kellas Kitty
So, what is the kellas cat? You might be surprised, but the kellas cat is the offspring of the scottish wildcat (which I also wrote about) and a domestic cat. Now that you know how it was created, let’s go deeper. Since the kellas cat is very rare, the appearance I’m describing might not be accurate. When a kitten, they look like regular grey tabbys. But when grown, they can weigh between 2.5kg to 7kg. Small right? But don’t underestimate this kitty. The kellas cat is 2-3 feet long! It has particularly strong hind legs, and is black with white chest fur. It looks like a regular kitty! But this means that they’re often mistaken for a domestic cat. They get taken to the animal shelter, but often never get adopted. Why? Because it was born wild. The kellas cat is not meant to live with humans. Maybe in the future, but not today. It eats small mammals along with the other things wildcats usually eat. So that’s all, hoped you liked it!
Here’s a cat that’s become ignored forever. But now it’s one step away from extinction.
You might be like, “ENDANGERED??? HOW?” Or something like that, but it’s true. First, learn a bit about it. The scottish wildcat lives in the highlands of Scotland. It’s very rare (probably because it’s critically endangered) so it’s very hard to tell how many there are in the wild. Most scientists estimate there are about 95 left. Like most cats, they mostly eat small mammals and insects as a snack. Now, many people confuse domestic cats with scottish wildcats. Scottish wildcats are big dark tabbys and most show signs of living in the wild. They are bigger, and usually have short fur, growing a bit longer in winter. Their tails are a bit like a bobcat’s, round and shortish. (kinda?) Now, for the endangered time.
So now that you’re an expert of scottish wildcats, get ready to become…sad. Scottish wildcats are critically endangered because of poachers, forest destruction, starving, and other cons of living in the wild. But humans are the main cause. Some people don’t even KNOW about the scottish wildcat. But people in the scottish wildcat area are holding programs to help them. If you live there, HELP THEM! It won’t hurt.