Sunday, 26 March 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Why do cats love high places?
As a friend of the felines, you will have observed them making their way up frighteningly-tall trees, bookcases and cabinets, on multiple occasions. But what’s with the love of heights? We share a few reasons for cats’ daredevil behaviour in this post:
For cats, height serves a purpose. It’s not for the purrrfectview – oh no. Cats associate height with dominance. If you’ve got more than one cat, you’ll notice it’s the most dominant cat who wants to get the highest point available – there’s a pet hierarchy in every home, so it will always be the cheekiest chappy who is first to the top of the tower.
As cats are observational by nature, being high up allows them to cast an eye over their territory. It also allows them to make eye contact with the people in their home, giving them a greater sense of security and to feel accepted there.
Cats also feel that they’re in some way camouflaged because they are higher up and therefore, is a great place for them to practise their hunting skills and scan the ground for morsels of food.
Anxiety is a genetic explanation of why our cats look for elevated places to perch. In a high place, such as a shelf, our furry friends feel safe, as they are out of reach of potential claws and other threats. Cats will also retreat to a grand placeto relieve any anxiety they’re feeling in terms of noise, other animals or other things that they might be worried about.
We all know that hot air rises. Well, so do cats, so they often get higher up to keep warm. This is why cats love radiators so much, as that fur just isn’t doing the trick in winter. This shouldn’t be dangerous for your pet, as long as they are wise enough to move when they get too hot!
Oh, and then there’s the sheer fun element. Cats love climbing to high places for the entertainment-value. As they have loadsof energy to burn off each day and often get bored, climbing is a fabulous way for them to expel some calories.
Climbing is also good for their claws, their ability to balanceand their musculoskeletal system.
If you worry about your cat being so high up in your home, you can get carpeted shelves that are in easy-reach or buy them a cat tower, which will also serve as an exercise activity.Always ensure you have cat insurance to cover your pets in the event of an accident.
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Monday, 20 March 2017
Friday, 17 March 2017
Sweat the onions off in a saucepan for around 10-15 minutes in the olive oil, add the rest of the ingredients and season.
Gently stir and let gently simmer for about an hour or until it has a jammy consistency .
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017
This isn't just restricted to yourself at losing a much loved pet, we lost our cat Rollie last Monday , he was a very much loved member of our family and life is one cat shaped hole at the minute. Rollie and Jack weren't related but as described in the memory post to Rollie, they were very much like Bert and Ernie Sesame Street. They had grown together as kittens with Jack being a few months older , when Jack wasn't looking Rollie would clonk him on the head and visa visa.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
The Dashcam itself has a 2.7 inch screen and the touchscreen is very intuitive , Mr T commented on the good picture clarity , it also works in low level lighting.
In the event of an accident you can send yourself /insurance company/police any footage in the event of an accident.And because of the integrated GPS everything will be pinpointed : route speed and type of impact. This I see very much as a huge plus point in this day and age as there are definitely more cars on the road as opposed to when my husband learnt to drive.
Make sure you charge the dash cam before you set it up , it would have been useful if it had come with some residual charge. I'll start with the only down point that I can find about the dashcam and that is you can't the get power cable off easily not without taking the bracket off completely.
MiVue 658 WIFI price and availability
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
“I’ve lost my mojo!” How often do you hear that said? Well, here are some tips for finding it again (assuming you’ve already looked down the back of the sofa). My tips are written with crafting – in particular papercrafting – in mind, but the five point plan could equally well apply to almost any hobby. So I’ll give you the five points first and then go through them one by one telling you how I apply them to my own hobby. Then you can think about how you would apply them to yours.
- Go back to basics
- Do your research
- Try something new
- Buy something new
- Take a break
4. Buy something new