Meet the Cats: Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans

Lenny, a gray and white tabby, will be celebrating his fifth Gotcha birthday next month.

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Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by The Cat on My Head

 

We we join Kitty Blue’s The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop this week, Paws for Reflection wanted to start showcasing our feline family. We realized to our chagrin that we don’t have our cats included on our About Page, and as they are the centerpiece of so much of our information, we need to change that. Today, we talk about the newest addition to the Paws family – Lenny. We invite you go hopping this Sunday, and meet some absolutely pawsome pet people.

Most kittens learn from their Mama cat

While most kittens learn from their Mama cat, Lenny didn’t know his Mama. He met her and his Dad once but they paid little attention to him. They have moved on as he had become separated from them, and he really hadn’t been a part of their cat family. If Mama cat becomes separated from her babies and a foreign human gets involved, they can choose to abandon the kittens. That’s what happened with Lenny.

Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans

Lenny gets bottle fed after being rescued from a brush pile

 

Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans

Who could resist this baby kitten who is getting bottle fed?

 

Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans

Lenny grew like a weed, and he was soon off investigating his surroundings.

 

Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans

Lenny, a feral kitten, learned everything from humans. His parents, Faith and Blake, never bonded with the rescued kitty.

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Pet Hacks: Cat Trees and Scratching Posts make life easier for me and my cats

Pet Hacks: Things to make life easier for me and my cats. At Paws for Reflection, we couldn’t live without cat trees and scratching posts. Today, we are joining a host of pawsome bloggers participating in the Pet Blogger Challenge hosted by SomePets.com, and we encourage you to visit the blogs of all my fellow bloggers to learn more Pet Hacks, Things to make life easier for your and your pets.

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Cat trees and scratching posts give kitty a place to need and scratch, other than the side of my couch. Strategically placing a three-foot scratching post right next to the favorite corner, gives kitties a place to need, scratch, and stretch – vital to their health and well-being.

Cat Trees and Scratching Posts make life easier

Lenny, still a kitten at heart, plays with the scratching post.

Take note, your kitty isn’t trying to be mean or spite you when they knead. It’s a hard-wired behavior they need to do. The trick is to place the scratching posts front and center, so they go to the scratching post and not to your couch, fav chair, or door. Place it where kitty wants to scratch, not in the corner, or in a place your cat is not drawn too.

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Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

Kitty ponders do I have, The Whole World in my Paws on Earth Day?

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

This kitty may seem ho, hum, but he does know how important the environment is this Earth Day.

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day. This post is a bit of a parody on a famous religious song, ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’, a song, the Paws’ family remembers from Sunday School, and more recently, singing during Communion Services at the Gardiner Alzheimer’s Center, when my human Mom was a resident.

She  passed on over 3 years ago, but Paws and our feline family still loves the song.We occasionally pick up the guitar and strum it while the kitties purr along.

The traditional American spiritual was first published in 1927.  As we come upon Earth Day, April 22, we need to think about our world, and our environment, and fact is we do have the fate of the whole world in our hands.

The Lyrics, Kitty’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Here are the lyrics. Think about it, if we were to change the song and insert the word Kitty for He, and sing Kitty’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, it fits perfectly. Here we recite the original wording of the song.

He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands

He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s Got a you and me sister Kitty in His Hands

He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

Written by J Baird, Pd Traditional

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Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade offers fun photo contest. The new mobile app has a photo contest category for dogs, cats and critters, which covers almost every imaginable pet.

There’s still plenty of time to enter the Pet Parade Photo Contest.. However, if you want to be part of the Cutest Pet of Spring, you’ll need to get your pet into his best pose and hop on over, and that deadline is April 30, 2017.

First place will win:

  • 1st Place Ribbon.
  • Custom Pillow with your Pet’s photo.
  • Gift Basket of Treats and Toys ($150 value).

Prizes will also be awarded to second, third and fourth place winners. Pet Parade lists many of the pawesome entries on their home page. You’ll need to set up an account, and register your pet to enter. But why not? There’s a chance to win over $2,000.00 in prizes.

There’s more. You can:

  • Share & decorate cute pics of your pet.
  • Join a contest to win fun pet prizes.
  • Vote for and send virtual treats to your favorite pets.
  • Compete for the title of Cutest Pet in the World!

You can download the app at the Apple Store or Google Play. If you click on the link, you will get a link send to your phone to download the app. How cool!

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Easter Fun for Kitties and new beginnings

Easter is full of fun stuff for kitties and their humans. We have Easter egg hunts, the Easter Bunny, Easter baskets full of goodies, family get-togethers, and for many the one time they may get all gussied up to go church once a year.

The Paws family is celebrating with some very cool Easter baskets and some fun plastic eggs, which the kitties are batting around to keep them amused. Today, we share some photos in the Kitty’s Blue’s, Cat on My Head Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. There are some awesome pet bloggers participating in this blog hop, and we invite you to go hop around.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by The Cat on My Head

Easter marks the beginning of Spring

Easter also marks the beginning of Spring, with crocuses popping up, the grass turning green, and warmer temperatures.

For many, including the kitties, it means, it won’t be long until we can open up the windows, let in fresh air, and let the kitties romp around the yard for a few hours of supervised fun while their human does her gardening and yard-work.

Easter fun for kitties

Kitties have fun checking out the Easter basket full of goodies.

Sanitary Butt Trim keeps do-do out of kitty's bum

Kitty Lenny has fun playing with the plastic Easter egg, even though no catnip is inside.

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Catpersonable BJ Bangs



At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.


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