Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hungry Like Beowulf

Ravenous! Lately, there's no other word to describe Arthur and Beowulf as they actually finish all the dry food and wet food I put out for them. They've suddenly become kibble-carrying members of the clean plate club. My suspicion: they must be growing again, because they're not getting fat. On the other hand, maybe they just like the food.

A couple of months ago, we changed brands of food and switched to Wellness Super5Mix for dry and a mix of Solid Gold Blended Tuna , Solid Gold Chicken, Turkey, White Fish, and Liver,
and Avoderm Select Cuts for wet. This has definitely increased our cat food budget a bit, but I feel better about giving the boys even higher quality food than they were getting before.

I am slightly concerned, however, that the canned food they like best and devour most readily is the Solid Gold Blended Tuna. The Blended Tuna has incredible nutrition specs: a whopping 13.84% crude protein (most premium quality cat food has 10-11%), but should I be concerned about mercury levels?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Lion in Winter

For some reason, Beowulf looks like a mountain lion to me when he's perched on top of the bookshelf.

What's Smaller than a Breadbox?

Why Beowulf, of course. If I open up the breadbox where I store the paper towels, he tries to get in. If I pull the paper towels out of his way, he'll just lay there until I do something to lure him out.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Getting Big

Liz took the boys for their annual checkup and vaccinations today and, according to the vet, they are in great health. Even though we haven't been able to brush their teeth, the doctor said their teeth and gums are in good shape and they don't need a professional cleaning.

We now know how much the boys weigh. They are both 12.5 pounds. Last year at this time they were 5 pounds, but they were just babies then.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Arthur, Beowulf and the Stinky Sock

Forget feathers and tape measures, socks are a cat's best friend.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Beowulf Purrs for Liz

Beowulf sometimes visits Liz at her desk for a bellyrub. I just got one of these moments on tape, complete with the loud sound of his purrs.

View this clip on Vimeo (in QuickTime or WMV)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Cat Dials 911 to Save His Human. Can Dogs Do This?

I'm not making this one up. According to The Columbus Dispatch, an Ohio Man fell out of his wheelchair and lay on the floor and his cat hit the speed dial button for 911. It's an orange cat, too!