Having lived in a city for the majority of my life, I really enjoy the improvement in my quality of life since I moved to upstate New York about five years ago. And my cats definitely appreciate the change in location. Back then, a view from an apartment window revealed mostly traffic and pedestrians. Not a large number of birds and squirrels, and the lack of a truly comfortable place to perch anyway (apparently, a narrow windowsill is passable for a short stint, but hardly ideal).
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A brief car ride to the veterinarian can certainly unhinge many cats, so what do you do when you need to travel with them for a period of five hours - or even more?
It stands to reason that cats who spend all of their time safely sequestered within the confines of their owners homes are far less prone to serious injury than outdoor cats. They rarely fall out of trees, and they dont get hit by cars. However, this doesnt mean that an indoor cat is completely out of harms way. Even within their own homes, they can suffer serious injuries, not the least of which are disabling and even fatal burns that result from a variety of factors, such as their own natural curiosity and, all too often, carelessness on the part of their owners.
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A left-handed cat? Q I have a 15-year-old Blue Point Siamese neutered male. After lots of experience and observation, I do believe that he is left-handed. Do cats - like people - usually have a dominant hand (paw)?Both his breeder and first owner are left-handed people. Did he learn by observing them?