5 Things to do Before Disaster Strikes — Cat Disaster Preparedness

Cats-in-crates - 5 Things to do Before Disaster Strikes -- Cat Disaster PreparednessSeptember was National Preparedness Month. We didn’t write about it at the time — we got to live it. When the Butte Fire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th, mom knew we might have to evacuate. By the next morning, it was becoming a real probability so she started getting some things together like important papers and the computers and camera equipment. Late that morning she learned that we would definitely be evacuated and things got into full swing. We then had about two hours before we would have to leave.

Mom had our carriers ready and handy. She closed us in the family room and put the carriers in there with the doors open. … Continue reading

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We Did It!

We Did It!

We Did It! - We Finished the Blogging A to Z ChallengeWhew! We finished the Blogging from A to Z Challenge yesterday. We had a few glitches, like when mom went out of town for a few days, but mostly, we did it! Will we do it again next year? I’m not sure. It was very tedious challenging writing six days a week (seven if we did Sunday Selfies with The Cat on My Head) and finding topics that applied to me. I guess that’s why it is called a challenge, but it may be too much for this cat and her old mom. Mom says maybe we need to learn to think outside the box more! I’m not sure … Continue reading

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A Collar and Corsage

This is the third day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and today’s post is chock full of Cs! Now you might think I would take the easy way out and say that C is for cat, which of course it is, but that’s not happening here. First up though, I have to point out that I am the BIG C — Christy Paws. I won’t take time to talk about me here because I have lots more to tell you. You can read about me on my About page and in my Let Me Introduce Myself post if you are interested in learning more about me.

What I really want to tell you about is a contest (giveaway) I won on Lola the Rescued Cat‘s blog. Have you … Continue reading

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About Last Week

Crocheted flower on collar

Here we are on the fifth morning of daylight savings time. It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and still pitch black outside. Mom is a morning person so she’s already been up for more than an hour. She’s always the first one up, waking us up from our cozy, warm sleep. Once she’s up though, no matter what time it is, light or dark, we all sit and stare at her until she gives us breakfast. Now I know some of you get waited on first thing, but our mom has to have her coffee first. She’s no good without it. I hear many humans are like that.

Today, I wanted to tell you about a couple of things that happened last week. I frozen paws in watertold you … Continue reading

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I Have a New Identity — ID Tags for Cats

OK, well, not really a new identity, just a new ID tag. Actually, I’ve had it for a while but I forgot to tell you about it. Back when we knew we were moving and mom wanted me to start going places with her, she got me an ID tag. Only trouble is, she thought we were moving to Orange, CA, so that’s what my tag said.

New ID tagsInstead, mom ended up “retiring” and moving to northern California so we needed new tags. Mom likes these tags from the pet store because they are convenient and you get them on the spot, but they are limited. As you can see, CA would not fit on the new tags. Her name and … Continue reading

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Where’s Your ID Tag?

ID tag for identification

Boy, mom is really taking this “safe while traveling” thing pretty seriously. A few days ago, she made sure my microchip information was all recorded properly and up to date. Yesterday, I got a new collar. Really, is this necessary? The collar felt weird at first too, like the harness, but I got used to it pretty quickly. It doesn’t grab me around my chest. Mom thought that maybe if I get used to the collar, the harness will be easier. Time will tell.

ID tags for catsWhen she put the collar on, the confusing part was the dangly thing hanging from it that mom said was my ID tag. It’s to tell people how to contact her if I should accidentally escape. Right now, I can’t imagine that happening. If … Continue reading

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