Why do cats meow?
The reasons change as they grow from kittens into cats. Kittens meow to their mothers when they’re hungry, cold, or scared. But once cats get older, they use other vocalizations — such as yowling, hissing, and growling — to communicate with each other. Meowing is reserved for their communications with people.
Of course, the amount of meowing varies by breed and even cat. Oriental breeds, especially Siamese cats, are known as great “talkers,” so anyone who doesn’t like meowing probably should steer clear of these breeds.
And some cats just seem to like to hear their own voices, while others seem to want to carry on a conversation with their owners. If your cat is talking a little more than you’d like, try to figure out the cause first. Once you know the reason, you can then work to get your cat to meow less.
Why Does My Cat Meow So Much?
As part of the “fiscal cliff” deal, Congress has resurrected a popular tax-law provision, known as the “IRA charitable rollover,” that had expired at the end of 2011.
The rule allows many investors 70½ or older to transfer as much as $100,000 a year from an individual retirement account directly to a qualified charity without having to count any of that transfer as taxable income. The transfer, if done properly, counts toward the taxpayer’s required minimum distribution for that year.
And there still is time for some people this month to take advantage of the rule for 2012. “Charitable rollovers can be made in January 2013 for 2012, and individuals who took mandatory distributions in December 2012 can donate that money to a public charity and not have the distribution subject to tax,” according to Independent Sector (independentsector.org), a Washington-based nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of charities, foundations and corporate philanthropy programs.
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Fireworks are great fun but they can also cause great distress and concern for pets and pet owners.
With New Year’s Eve upon us, it has become more common for fireworks to be used to celebrate the occasion. We gently remind all pet owners to take extra care of their furry companions during this time.
Please find below a list of ‘tips’ so that you and your pets can enjoy bringing in the New Year safely with little distress.
- Never set fireworks off close to animals.
- If you are a pet owner and you don’t need to go out, think about staying home to reassure and comfort your pets.
- Make sure your pets are indoors throughout the evening and that they can’t see or hear the fireworks.
CLICK HERE to see a slideshow from WebMD that reviews what foods your cat should not eat.
If your cat does eat something that you think may be bad for them, you should call your local veterinarian to get advice.
Your feline will look and feel like the cat’s meow after a good grooming session.
By nature, cats are extremely fastidious. You’ve no doubt watched your kitty washing themselves several times a day. For the most part they can take care of themselvesf very well, thank you, but sometimes they need a little help from you.
Make Grooming as Enjoyable as Possible — For the Both of You
Grooming sessions should be fun for the both of you, so be sure to schedule them when your cat’s relaxed, perhaps after exercise or eating. You want your pet to remember grooming sessions in a positive way, so you never want to risk losing your temper. If you’ve had a stressful day or are in a bad mood, it’s probably not a good time to groom your cat.
When giving to charity this holiday season, make sure to get the documentation you’ll need for tax purposes.
CLICK HERE to Read the article from the WSJ for more information.
We continue to make progress in the lives of many animals.
Click Here to read our December Newletter “Mason’s Mews” to get an update on what we are doing.
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