Duncan got a clean bill of health at the vet. His appetite must also be healthy because he's gained ANOTHER pound since last year, bringing him to 17 pounds. He's a great big tub o' love, and 100% silly. This is his favorite way to be held, resting between your arms with his belly swinging in the middle. If it wasn't goofy, it wouldn't be him. It really relaxes him to be held like this. He will almost let you trim his claws.
This week I've got a few local items to blog, including 2 you can buy. The first one is "Backyard Cat" (from nearby Round Rock), basically a cat version of a leg-iron. It doesn't look like it hurts the cat, but it does give them the silly walks as they drag this pillow-thingie around, and it's supposed to discourage them from jumping over a fence, climbing the curtains, etc. There are a couple of videos on the site. I recommend the Demo, for the best video of cats walking with bags tied to them. Actually, it might be a helpful product but I wouldn't use it myself, mainly because it's like the invisible fence... you can keep your pet in the yard with it, but coyotes, raccoons, and other neighborhood critters including loose cats and dogs can still come into your yard and beat up or even kill your poor kitty-cat since they will not be equipped with deterrent collars, or Backyard Cat bags. I guess it could be helpful for some situations.
The next item is just pure cat-lover's delight, it's the new CD "Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers" by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards. I have to think that your cats will like it too, as there are some parts where they could sing along. We saw Marc last weekend playing the CD release at Things Celtic, and it was cat-loving fun! Check it out here.
A co-worker told me that they have been seeing jaguarundi down near the lake catching fish. They are pretty rare, especially this far north. I don't know much about it, other than it's kind of a cat-weasel. Isn't it cute?
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