Different strokes for different cats

Different strokes for different cats

Bootsie is an elegant 10-year-old domestic-long-hair tuxedo. He came to CAPS after his caregiver passed away. Bootsie is looking for a home where he can be the one and only. He is a lovely companion who will curl up in the sun and purr the day away. Come out and meet him. He is purrfect!

Me and Ow here. Watson graciously offered to let us write about cats. It seems Watson has a furry fan, and it happens to be Daisy the kitty next door. He was confused at first, because he thought cats were afraid of dogs. Now he is annoyed. This adoration is cutting into naptime!

Not all cats are afraid of dogs. Some breeds are dog friendly. Ragdolls get along with everyone because you can carry them around like a doll. Maine Coons are gentle giants who think and play like a dog. American Shorthair are generally mellow and laid back.

Many cats and dogs can learn to appreciate each other if they are gradually introduced.

Unfortunately for Watson, Daisy just wants to get close to her big, brown friend. Our advice to him is to cowboy up cupcake! We don’t want to be catty, but rumor has it Daisy has been spending nap time with Watson. Just saying, it may just be gossip. Meow!

Another misunderstanding about cats is we all just love to be stroked and pet. Wrong!
Imagine having someone randomly ruffling your hair; it is irritating! Children especially love to carry a living stuffed toy. We are not sacks of stuffing!

We decided that giving “Me and Ow” tips to cat lovers might help ease the way for our furry friends. The most important thing to remember is no squeezing! Soft caresses and gentle massaging is OK. When you pet us, leave our tummy, legs, feet, and tail alone. These areas are especially sensitive and personal.
The best petting areas for us are along the back, top of the head, between the ears, the ears, and along the cheeks. The chin and cheeks are premiere spots because of pheromones (happy hormones) that give us a sense of calm and peace. We also mark you as our property. Remember, cats have staff, dogs have owners.
XOXO Me and Ow

We have kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under five years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.

Garage sale items. We need gently used appliances, furniture, treadmills, and miscellaneous items. We do not need clothing. Call 775-423-7500 for pick up. Call soon!
We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, community-minded folks to serve on the CAPS board. We meet once a month. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Dry cat food and Friskies wet. Dry dog food and Pedigree wet food.
Aluminum cans. If you have, cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
Bleach and cleaning supplies for our kennels.
Folks who have made donations on our GoFundMe link for the kennel floors. Wags and kisses to you!

Look for the CAPS float in the Labor Day Parade.
CAPS is now open, we suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.
September Pet Holiday: Happy Healthy Cat Month
CAPS garage sale at the Oasis Church on Friday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We need new kennel floors. Our GoFundMe link can be found on the CAPS Facebook page.

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423 7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at jkwmil@outlook.com.

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