Bobcats and Bengals...
I do want to write about the Royals tonight, but first I thought I would share with what HAS to be the best cure for PMS ever. Yes, the Bobcat. Or Skidster as it is called. This thing has POWER and with it one can destroy just about anything!
I didn't, er, destroy anything. I, after a lesson from Woodsman Hans, just drove it down the driveway. We have it rented for him to do some serious woods clearing, and he knew I really wanted to give it a try, so when he was done today, he brought it up and said "You know you want to" Sure did! I wanted to drive it into town, clearing anything in my way, and perhaps stopping for groceries, but once IN it, I thought down the driveway was perhaps enough.
The Royals, King Lear the Huge and Little Queen Mab are doing mostly great. They are loving their newly expanded rooms. Lear jumps on the bed when I am there, generally early in the morning, and comes up for pets and scritches. I found out what THE BENGAL HEAD BUTT really meant this morning. I'd thought I had known, but the gentle head butts of Venus and Mim were not in a league with the WHOLLOP I got from a Lear wanting his breakfast.
Nearly 20 pounds of WHOP with the head. I guess I am glad it wasn't the Claw Swipe, but I can tell you, it wakes you UP.
The one trouble I am having, and need advice on, is as you can see, Lear is HUGE. Mab is a good sized Kitty, but he is HUGE. And starving. All the time. I can't give him as much Fancy Feast as he can eat, it's not good for him, and his stomach gets upset. (Wake up #2 this morning. Didn't come out the mouth, get my drift)
I am going to try mixing ground beef into his bit of fancy feast, to make it more and see if that helps. He also gets free choice dry, which he doesn't much like. Loves steak, but hard to afford cooking steak every night. Tho is costs the same or less than the canned.
I want to make sure he is getting the right foods, and enough vitties and such, and can try ground turkey, and boiled chicken is always good, but I can't fill him UP. Who has Bengals? What do you do?
Any ideas? How much should a cat eat in a day? We've always done free choice dry and been fine, but these guys want MEAT.
I am loving having them for all time. Mab is so suite and loving, and mews for pets. She won't eat anything but dry and seems happy, once in a while she will have a little canned, but it's lard as she won't leave Lear when he eats, and Lear can eat a can in less than 30 seconds. No kidding there.
Both of them run to me when I come in now, and love to be petted, but are still timid. We've made a bit of progress having Merry Housekeeper feed them at the bottom of the stairs, which if she doesn't come into the territory, Lear is ok with. As long as she has steak. But no one else, and she had best not come UP.
They are both sweet and a joy, and even if it has taken some getting used to, having them for real, not sure I would trade it. Miss having Venus and Mim, but I can always sleep down in the Romance Room some nights, I suppose.
There. I drove a huge Thing With Claws, and am trying to feed five Leopards. Not life for a timid girl, I am thinking, but it works for me.
More adventures coming soon!
Love, Bobcats and Bengals,