Memorialize Your Beloved Feline

It’s never easy to lose a beloved feline that brought joy into your life, but you can honor and memorialize your cat with a custom made carved wood and marble pet urn. Created by The International Cat Association and Heavenly Designs, the one-of-a-kind urn pays homage to your cat.

The elegant TICA pet urn is handmade from solid wood with carved wood adornments and the licensed TICA logo. You can personalize the urn with our cat’s name, photograph and other information (nick name, title and/or awards and lifespan dates), Your cat’s favorite photograph will adorn the top of the urn made of solid, black granite. The urns — measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 7 1/2″ wide x 6″ deep – are constructed from American Red Oak, and are available in three stains – light, medium and dark.

TICA not only love cats, but dogs too so Heavenly Urns has also partnered with TICA to offer custom memorial urns for your beloved canines. Order your custom urn today and memorialize your beloved feline!

Are Cats Left Pawed or Right Pawed?

If your cat is female, most likely she’ll be left pawed. And your boy…well, he’ll be a rightie. Yes, that’s been proven after Deborah Wells, a senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast School of Psychology, and co-author Sarah Millsopp examined the paw use of 42 domestic cats last year. Each cat repeatedly completed three play-like tasks while at home with their owners.

Per the report the first a bit of tuna was placed at the bottom of an empty, narrow-mouthed jar., and the cats were observed how they attempted to extract the food treat.

The second task watched which paw the cat used to reach for a toy mouse suspended above the cat’s head on a string.

For the last task the same toy was slowly dragged  on the ground in front of the cats. The first paw used by the cats to try to grab the toy was recorded.

Each feline had 100 paw responses recorded for the study.

What was the overall result? The cats didn’t favor a certain paw to play or reach for the toy mouse. However, the preferred paw to reach for the tuna in the narrow-mouthed jar definately was observed for all cats.  The study findings were later published in the scientific journal Animal Behavior.

Savory Homemade Natural Treats

Yum…or should I say “Puuuuurrrrr”. Everyone loves a good treat! Especially homemade treats with lots of love wrapped up in them. Here are a few that will get kitty puuurrrring up a storm!

KITTY TREATS

Ingredients:
• 1-1/2 cups natural rolled oats
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup flour
• 1/2 cup tuna packed in water with no salt, saltless or low salt chicken broth or beef bouillon

Preparation & Cooking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients. Dust hands with flour and form small, 1/2-inch thick, round biscuits. Set on greased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until biscuits are slightly browned. Cool 30 minutes before serving.
SARDINE SURPRISE TREATS

Ingredients:
• 2 flat cans of sardines in oil (Do not drain)
• 2/3 cup cooked rice
• 1 tablespoon pureed liver
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Preparation & Cooking
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape into balls of desired size or simply spoon into cat’s dish and serve. These treats may be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days, and may also be frozen.
Cat Cookies

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp catnip
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tbl butter or veg. oil
1/4 cup Soy flour
1 egg
2 tbl Wheat germ
1 tbl Unsulfured molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces.
Bake for 20 minutes and let cool. Store in a sealed container.