Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday in the Kitchen

Maxwell: Momma was cooking Sunday afternoon, and taking photos of it for her new blog.
So I supervised. Here I am, helping to style the onion shot, to make sure it looked its best.

As you can see, I had to give the onion quite a pep talk. He shaped up quite well, though.

Momma swears the recipe's real yummy, and she's going to post it this Saturday.  (It's a soup. Don't you think it's a bit weird that humans sometimes drink their food???)

We also thought now would be a good opportunity to remind everyone that onions aren't good for us felines. Or dogs either.

They're in a species of plants called allium. Did you know there are 95 different types of allium plant? And all of them are toxic to pets. That includes leeks, chives, garlic, and shallots, too. If you'd like to read more about how much onion it takes to be toxic to your pet, click here to read our Monday Medical report on it.

When you're doing your holiday cooking, remember: we pets can supervise, but no taste testing!
Unless you're cooking up a nice batch of bonito flakes.
Or dried chicken jerky.
Or maybe some liver or beef or....

Uh, gotta go. I think I left a bite or two in my bowl.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Dreaming

Wednesday's Waif: Tyrone

"I'm Tyrone, a beautiful deep gray or "blue" shorthaired boy with gorgeous golden eyes."

"I came to Wayside as a stray. I'm a sweet boy, but I'm pretty shy. However, if you speak to me softly and pet me gently, I will warm up quickly.

One way I communicate how much I enjoy being petted is by blinking my eyes.

I also have a great meow.

People here at Wayside say I'm gradually coming out of my shell. A lot of times the most awesome kitties are the ones who just need a little help feeling safe, loved and comfortable. Once we get it, our wonderful, loving purrsonalities come shining through.

Felineality-wise, I'm a Private Investigator. That means I tend to be timid in new situations. I like to check out new people and places first instead of just diving right in with all four paws.

There's one more thing you should know about me: I'm FIV-postive. It's not as scary as it sounds. It just means that my immune system is somewhat compromised, so it's important for me to have annual veterinary checkups and, if I do get sick, that I get veterinary care.

If you are interested in me and would like to learn more about FIV, watch my video!

Or one of our great veterinary staff members here at Wayside can answer any questions you may have.

Do you have room in your home and heart for a shy, sweet, beautiful boy kitty?
Please come to Wayside and meet me.

Hopeful holiday purrs,

Tyrone is available for adoption at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs!