You’re probably wondering what orange peels have to do with Christmas trees? I wondered this myself when I first heard of it. Orange peels can be used for lots of things. From making sink disposals smell fresh and clean to keeping mosquitoes off by rubbing the peels on your skin or mixing them with water to form a handy spray. You can toss them into a warm bath or dry them to add to a potpourri. But did you know that you can use them to keep your cat away from your Christmas tree and the gifts beneath it? Why, because cats do not like the smell of oranges.
The ever curious Freyja and Calypso love to get into everything. You’ve heard the saying, “Curiosity killed the cat.” It’s a wonder that these two rascals are still alive and kickin’. They believe that the entire content of our home was… Continue reading
With all of the controversy brewing across the country concerning this issue, I felt the need to put in my two cents. Should you declaw your cat? Is it cruel to do so?
I’ve shared my life over the years with many animals, including a variety of cats. We’ve had house cats and barn cats, and even fostered several cats. Each have come with their own personality and quarks, and most have been “clawed cats,” while a few were “declawed cats.”
Sharing life with these wonderful creatures has taught me many things, amongst them is that there are certain times when certain cats may possibly need declawing.
In discussing this with pet owners, one of the reasons that they felt they should have their cat declawed was to stop them from tearing up furniture, rugs, or wallpaper. They had tried many other ways to avoid having to do this procedure,… Continue reading