There are times in recent years one greedy cat who goes under the name of Frankie de tabby. Has been to known to eat onions, or at least he will if he can. I'm not sure if the above list applies to cats as well as dogs, but onions are definitely now off of Frankie de tabby's TO EAT menu, as well as other things on the list.
Frank has the attitude, that whatever your eating has to be fair game and he can eat it too. Especially if it's in striking distance of his paw.
As most Soggibottom visitors to the cottage know, Frank has a special claw for digging into an unsuspecting leg when your sitting at the dinning table. The brave tend to ignore him, the
NOTE TO COTTAGE VISITORS.
No more onions and sneaky under the table feeding please guys.
Unfortunately Frank is now too old to break the habit of a life time, if you have to feed him, healthy stuff only.
He can eat, fish, chicken, steak, roast lamb/beef, the odd bit of bacon, spaghetti/pasta is also a favourite. No more sandwiches or cheese and crisp's. No more tasty sugar coated morsels of something nice. The odd runner bean is okay. He's also partial to peas and baked beans. Did I forget to mention normal cat food if there is nothing else around for him to scrounge on ?
On a cliff top walk yesterday, we were unaware a certain Cavalier had been eating more grass than she should have.
She had been eating sand (unintentionally) while digging her famous beach holes.
We all know dogs and cats eat grass. In Freya's case it helped her to be sick and give back the sand.
As we put her in her own special car seat in the back of the car, it came as quite a surprise not only to clear up sand and grass that she had barfed up, but a snail too. A whole live snail.
Snails really aren't good eating for dogs or cats.
As ONE OF US cleaned up the car, in some ways it was good to see the snail appear, it also reminded us to watch more closely what our dog is eating, even grass can have hidden dangers.
You never know who you might meet on a cliff top walk.
Apart from looking at stunning coastal South West views yesterday, we also met old friends from Surrey.
Graeme and Caroline knew we lived in the South West somewhere. Unknown to us, they had also moved and lived here for three years, only further along the coast. Good to see you and Alvin yesterday guys. What a coincidence meeting up on the cliff top.
As for Miss Mutt, she is fine, no lingering worry about her, she ate her dinner when we got home under the eye of Frankie de tabby.
Lung worm is a parasite carried by slugs and snails. Left untreated it is often fatal.
Signs to look out for ....
Coughing, reluctance to exercise, depression and weight loss, fits, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Increased awareness means you can protect your pets, Freya and Frankie de tabby both have a WORMING TREATMENT and Flea Treatment every month given by a spot on product on the back of their neck. Freya and Frank don't have flea's, they are also protected from Lung worm. You never know, just because you think you are watching them every minute, there will always be one moment you aren't vigilant enough.
See you later, you never know, might meet you on the cliff top over looking the beautiful South Devon Coast line. X X X