SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kitties and Christmas

According to the experts at the ASPCA, the long-held belief that poinsettia plants are deadly to family pets and cats in particular, is the story of legends. The primary concern with the plant is that it could upset your pet’s stomach rather than cause your pet to keel over unexpectedly. Like many plants that are not meant to be edible, if a pet ingests a poinsettia plant it may experience gastrointestinal problems including vomiting and diarrhea. As a result, it is still advisable to keep the plant out of reach of sniffing noses, curious paws and hungry pets.

Cats particularly like shiny, sparkly things and crinkly paper, two items that are plentiful at Christmas. Other items that might cause a upset tummy to your kitty are artificial snow spray, Tinsel , Mistletoe and Holly.
So when you are decorating your home this Xmas, spare a thought for your nosey kitty cat and make sure they will be safe.