Welcome to Carnival of the Cats #317!
The Carnival of the Cats is a weekly roundup of cat-related posts on weblogs, in America, and around the world, who choose to submit a post for inclusion.
For us Cat Bloggers the Carnival is a chance to discover blogs we might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds, and you can learn more about the carnival, and how to participate, here.
Due to technical difficulties with the Official Carnival Submission System, the submissions were very, very late in arriving where I, as host, could read them!
Since Saturday he has been visiting a local hiking, and biking, trail, here in Santa Ana, for a month long series of posts on his blog, with pictures galore, though no Cats have been seen, for me, as of yet.
Along one section of the trail, the other day, he encountered 20 Squirrels, brazen, and unafraid, scampering about under picnic tables, and behind the mens, and womens, restrooms! (I always knew Squirrels were screwy, but PERVERTED? Who knew?)
They moved so quickly, and with such purpose, that all but one of his 14 pictures were unusable, and that one proved quite interesting as the 2 Squirrels you see kept real close to the rocks, and 2 paths, one toward the creekbed, and one toward the bushes (Down which a 3rd Squirrel dashed, no doubt to alert their comrades!), as they watched every move Daddy made.
Were they responsible for the e-mail issues? Who knows? But the behavior of these critters, the moment Daddy happened upon their activities, is mighty suspicious if you ask me.
It certainly wasn't any of the many Ducks he saw today, that's for sure! Those were responsible critters trying to raise their children!
Anyway...On with the show! ;-D
1. Karen, of the blog The Art of Doing Stuff, learned recently that her Cat had pimples, and her vet told her that "Cats should never eat out of plastic food dishes because they harbour bacteria."
Daddy, and I never knew this either, until recently, and so, like her, we switched.
Her post shares images of Ernies new dishes, and Ernie himself.
3. OK, gang, some of our most important secrets, as a species, are that there are certain scents, oils, and plants, that we just don't like, so we need to be alert, especially all you outdoor types, for those situations where some Human uses their knowledge of those secrets against us!
Did you know that there are places online where Humans can learn those secrets, and the proper way to use them?
Yup, it's time for Meowsings inaugural COB Alert!
Linda, of Natural Health Ezine, has let the, um, Cat Out of the Bag about the efforts of her site to educate its readers ("We all love our little kitties, but sometimes if a stray cat is
destroying your yard, you need a way to keep them out without harming them....).
14. and 15. As for me...I've got 2 contributions: