Kitty Korner

I’ve been living with cats for so long it’s difficult to remember life without them; in fact I don’t want to imagine life without them. They are warm and cozy to cuddle with, they entertain with their antics and they just have a soft presence about them that makes home feel better, like home. Living with cats has enriched my life, so it only feels right to return the favor by taking good care of them.

Through the years I’ve learned a great deal about cat health, feline nutrition, kitty essentials and both fun and useful kitty accessories. I want to use this site to share what I’ve learned about the various aspects of kitty companionship in hopes that you will learn something useful from my experiences.

The kitty who was probably the most instrumental in my learning process was a long-haired white and black shelter rescue I unexpectedly adopted the summer before my second year of college. I named her Emma. Little did I know when I adopted her that we were in for such a long and fulfilling journey together. We finished college together, then went back to live with my parents for a couple of years when my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Things seemed to be improving there and it was time for us to move on so we left the state together to start a new life, just me and her.

Emma

Emma

I was lucky enough to have Emma with me for over 21 years. Between the amount of time we spent together and the amount of change we experienced during those early years we formed a pretty tight bond. As time went on I realized how important we were to each other and I wanted to take the best care of her I possibly could to make sure she would be healthy, happy and with me as long as possible. I always feared and dreaded the day when she would no longer be with me. Unfortunately that day finally came. But I’m thankful I had the amount time that I did with her.

In my attempt to keep her healthy I learned a lot about cat food and how to read cat food labels. I also learned about cat health, how to spot potential problems and about some of the more common cat health problems. Luckily she was always pretty healthy. I attributed that to healthy habits and healthy food, but she may have had good genes too.

My husband and I now have three cats — the cat he had when we met and two rescue kitties. Even though I feel far more knowledgeable now then when I first adopted Emma, there is always more to learn, especially when you take in a wounded rescue kitty. But we’re all learning together and enjoying the journey along the way. Hopefully you’ll be able to learn something helpful here too.

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