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And Then There Were Eleven!

Today is the first of May* and if our original plan was still in place, the Cat House on Wheels would just be arriving home today.  But just when you think you have everything figured out, life happens and things change.  Can you imagine what it would have been like having our dog, Zeke, six cats and eleven kittens in the motor home.  I get dizzy just thinking about it.

So, of course, we came home early and did not take the last leg of our journey to Maryland. Jim flew to Baltimore on Saturday and returned home last night. He was able to stay with our daughter, Kelly, and her family and then attended the memorial service of our dear friend Lani. It was very, very difficult for me to remain at home. Many tears were shed this week-end. I think the cats knew I was sad because they all seemed to be especially attentive.  I just can’t imagine life without these wonderful creatures.  They are definitely a gift from God.

Here is an up-date on what is happening at Semper Fi Siberians:

Mr. Silver and Queen Nadeah are proud to announce the birth of two handsome boys.  Sadly, this will be Nadeah’s last litter. She absolutely loves being a mom but we feel the birthing process is too difficult for her so after these babies go to their new homes, Nadeah will be officially retired and loving life as a pet only.

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Sophie’s kittens are very sociable even at this young age. When I go in the birthing room to see them, I sit on the floor and Samuel comes running over and sits on my lap and then falls asleep.  The rest of the gang says well if Samuel likes this lady, we better check her out, so they come too.

Princess Bronya Rae

Princess Bronya Rae

Gracie

Gracie

Solomon (temporary name)

Solomon (temporary name)

Leo

Leo

Greta

Greta

Samuel

Samuel

Some of the kittens have been given names by our new pet parents and some are still waiting to see what their forever name will be.
 

Time is getting close for Jackie’s kittens to go to their forever homes.

Lulu

Lulu

Muse

Muse

Hannibal

Hannibal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to bring to your attention to a pet food recall.  Because there have been several of them in recent months, I signed up to receive notification from the FDA.  This week I received a notice that Natura Pet Products is expanding their March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Natura makes pet products for the following brands:  California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Inova and Karma.   If you have any of these products, you are to destroy them.

The brand of pet food you feed your cat is the most important decision you will make. The above is one of the many reasons why we use and recommend to all our pet parents that they purchase cat (and dog) food and treats from Life’s Abundance.  Life’s Abundance does not go to a large pet food producer and then re-package it in their own bags and containers. Life’s Abundance foods are veterinarian-formulated with select ingredients to help your pet achieve optimum health. They maintain strict inventory controls to ensure the quality and safety of their foods.  There is a lot of information on their site:  www.lifesabundance.com/semperfisiberians.  This brand is not sold in stores but only through mail order so they can control not only the quality but how their products are handled right up until they pass to the consumer. We will be happy to assist you in recommending which products would be best for your pet.

*publishing of this post was delayed due to difficulties with the blog provider.

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