Snowy Is Better

Snowy was limping the other day and I was worried it might be something serious and I would have to take her to the vet. Thankfully that was not the case. The following day Snowy was still limping a little bit but the next day she was back to her normal spritely self. I inherited … Read more

Cat Leg Injury

Snowy is limping this evening. There are many different causes of leg injuries in cats.   Traffic accidents. A fall from a high location. An infected bite wound. A deep cut on the paw. A burn on the paw. A fractured claw. A damaged or infected nailbed. Arthritis. Hip dysplasia. Thrombosis. I am not sure … Read more

Snowball The Cat’s Birthday

Snowball the cat is three years old today. So happy birthday Snowball. Snowball is from the second litter that his mother, Snowy had since we moved to the farm. He is a male cat who is very independent. Snowball does not like to be stroked very much although he is just beginning to let me … Read more

The Cat Gallery

Welcome to the Cat Gallery. Here you can meet the Cats in our farmyard. Meet Snowy, Fluffy and Snowball. Snowy, Fluffy & Snowball. Also meet, Gocat, Stripe and Spot. Cats At Play Snowball & Fluffy Playing With String Go-cat Playing With Silage, Stripe Up A Tree and Hide & Seek With Spot. Stripe Playing With … Read more

Animal Facts

Here are some of the amazing random animal facts I have observed and learnt whilst living on the farm; Cats don’t like to get their feet wet. When cats are poorly they prefer tuna fish to milk. Saddleback pigs love having their bodies rubbed. Guinea pigs squeak if they want something. Cattle love eating crushed barley. Guinea fowl … Read more

What Frightens Farm Animals?

Farm animals can sometimes get frightened but what is it that frightens them? Sudden movement. Sudden noise. Unfamiliar people. Loud noises. Approaching animals from behind. Lack of routine. Prodding animals. Bumping or shoving animals. Lack of space. Excitable human behaviour. Farm animals need to be managed and handled with care at all times. Animal ManagementAnimal Management

Causes Of Cat Leg Injuries

There are many different causes of leg injuries in cats. Traffic accidents. A fall from a high location. An infected bite wound. A deep cut on the paw. A burn on the paw. A fractured claw. A damaged or infected nailbed. Arthritis. Hip dysplasia. Thrombosis. A lame cat may not always be obvious as they … Read more

Causes Of Eye Problems In Cats

  The kitten that I found on the farm a few weeks ago has reappeared but his left eye looks clouded over. If I can catch the kitten I will take him to the vet, but I don’t hold out much hope of catching him as he is very nervous of humans and I only managed to get … Read more

Raising Kittens

Kittens are born blind and deaf. They rely totally on their mother. During the first 3-4 weeks the kittens rely on their mother to feed and clean them. Within a few days the kittens learn to locate their mother and start to crawl. Their eyes remain closed until they are about 10 days old. Kittens … Read more

Understanding Cats

  Cats greet each other by rubbing faces. They greet humans by rubbing up against the human. Cats do not like to get their feet wet. Feline creatures follow a daily routine. They love to sleep. Cats instinctively hunt. They like to keep their claws in good condition by scratching rough surfaces like trees and fence posts. … Read more