Farming Friends

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Cat Fight Abcess

| March 18, 2010

My cat Stripe had a bad wound just near his tail recently which has been weeping abit in the last few days. My friend Sallie said to watch out for an abcess forming, so I have been reading up on cat fight abcesses. An abscess is where pus and fluid form where the cat has [...]

Snowy The Cat’s Adventure

| February 25, 2010

Well Snowy the cat has had an adventure, not only has she visited a neighbours farm and had a holiday away from us here but she’s had a ride on a trailer full of straw bales! On Thursday 18th February 2010, hubby drove atrailer load of straw bales through our village to a neighbours farm [...]

Male Cats Not Getting On

| February 7, 2010

It seems that two of my male cats do not get on for some reason, not sure why as they have grown up together but just in the last year the older male cat (Fluffy) has taken a dislike to the slightly younger cat (Stripe). Earlier this week Fluffy my alpha male cat looked abit [...]

Feral Cats Rehomed To Act As Pest Control

| December 15, 2009

I have always known that cats can be used for pest control especially on farms. We have five semi feral cats (I say semi feral as they live outside, but they are my pet cats as they have names, are feed pet food and can be petted) who keep the the rat and mice population [...]

Darwin’s Theories – Demonstrated By Jimmy Doherty

| March 13, 2009

I was very interested to watch Jimmy Doherty In Darwin’s Garden programme talking about Darwin’s Theory about how the presence of cats can increase the amount of red clover. One of Darwin’s theories stated that the presence of cats could increase the amount of red clover as cats can scare away or eat field mice that raid bumble bee’s nests [...]

Stripe The Cat Is Missing

| December 30, 2008

My beautiful stripey ginger cat, Stripe has not been back to the farmyard since yesterday morning. He has now missed three feeds and I am getting worried. Unfortunately one of my other cats, Fluffy who is the dominant male has taken a dislike to Stripe and tries to chase him away. I don’t know where [...]

Cats Have A Third Eyelid

| November 14, 2008

Cats have a third eyelid in the inner corner of each eye that acts as a protective screen in case the eye gets damaged. Yesterday I noticed that Stripe’s third eyelid was showing more than usual. I have had a look in my book about cat’s and it says that the third eyelid becomes visible [...]

Fluffy The Cat Is Four

| April 24, 2008

Fluffy The CatIt was four years ago to this date that I found Snowy the cat in the heifer barn with four kittens. My friend Izzy took two of the kittens and we kept two, who became Tigger and Fluffy (two beautiful white and ginger tom cats). Tigger used to follow me everywhere Fluffy followed [...]

Cat Glossary

| March 12, 2008

Cat Definitions Carnivore – An animal that eats other animals. Cat – A small carnivorous mammal. Deworm – To treat a cat to remove and prevent worms. Feline – A cat or another animal in the cat family. Grooming – To comb and clean the fur a cat. Kitten – A young cat. Litter Box [...]

Are Farm Cats Healthy Or Prone To Illness

| February 29, 2008

I was asked by Tim @ Field Day if farm cats are healthy or prone to illness. Everyone at work tells me off for talking about my cats so much – but it sounds like you’re every bit as much a cat lover as me! I always thought that farm cats tended to be healthy [...]