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  • Mystic Tails Runefire
  • Currtail's Maggie Mae of Mystic Tails
  • Sacred Purr's Moondancer of Mystic Tails
  • Mystic Tails Pixie Dust
  • Pixie and Fozzy
  • Mystic Tails Runefire
  • Mystic Tails Willow Wisp
  • Mystic Tails Marvelous Marvin
  • Hunter and Pixie
  • Rune
  • Kitten Rune
  • Hunter Kitten

Though none of my cats are old enough to be suffering from arthritis or chronic pain, I am constantly aware that health situations can change quickly. And, as you may know, I’m a health fanatic when it comes to feline nutrition. So you bet if there’s a natural remedy to try I’ll know about it.

Here’s one I came across regarding pain relief for pets. If your cat or dog suffers with a form of joint pain such as arthritis, bursitis, osteochondrosis (OCD), hip dysplasia and other degenerative problems with the shoulders, elbows and stifle joint, you should know that you can treat him/her with a patented natural compound called CM8™, made by Flexpet.

CM8™ is a patented compound in this breakthrough all-natural formulation that is clinically proven to promote optimal joint health in your dog, cat or any other pet. The combinations of ingredients in Flexpet with CM8™ are especially designed to nourish the joints, support stronger cartilage, help stimulate the lubricating fluid in the joints and increase total mobility.

Your pets pain relief treatment does not have to be with potentially toxic and harmful pharmaceuticals! Consider trying Flexpet’s natural pain relief product first.

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It’s definitely getting colder out, and the leaves have started to turn color so suddenly. The weather here has been glorious, even if cool at night. Summer is pretty much over.

This morning I’m updating the site some. Maggie sits beside the monitor in the desk nook, curled up and keeping an eye on things. Mick, Willow, Pixie and Rune are on the back of the couch waiting patiently for some birds to show up on the patio. Hunter is having a bath on the same couch, while Fozzy slumbers temporarily on the other couch. Temporarily because eventually Dad will get up and oust him off there lol.

pix3Pixie gave us a scare last month with her getting Pyometra. She had to have an emergency spay but came through like a trooper and is back to her bouncy, happy self. So she won’t be having kittens, and it’s a real shame. She is a beautiful, loving girl with so much spunk. If cats have a sense of humor, this cheeky girl is the poster child. We are so very relieved that she is ok.

I’m about to get some tea and deal with this rotten headache that has been lingering for a few days. Maybe allergies or a nagging bug that isn’t quite taking hold thank gawd. But it’ll be a nice, lazy day for me. The usual weekend household chores (for me!) are done. I get to relax and enjoy the day. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is going well too.

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I know this is pretty last minute, but I wasn’t able to get this post done and live until today.

If you are a Canadian resident and are considering Pet Health Insurance, head on over to Petsecure to enter their contest. You could win the $3,000 grand prize.

Grand Prize package includes:

  • a one year Petsecure Secure 3 policy to help pay your pet’s veterinary fees due to accident or illness.
  • a 42” Sony Plasma TV courtesy of Petsecure pet health insurance.
  • a one year supply of pet food courtesy of PurinaTM.
  • a one year subscription to Dogs in Canada magazine. Canada’s best-selling family dog (and cat) magazine offers you extensive breeder listings, health, nutrition, behavior, training information and lots of insight into picking the perfect dog for your family.
  • a Labrador Retriever Message Centre courtesy of Ducks Unlimited.
  • a one year subscription to Modern Dog magazine. Insightful and amusing articles and award winning photography make Modern Dog as faithful companion as your best friend.
  • Apple iPod Nano (8GB) courtesy of London Drugs Insurance Services
  • a Lifetime Membership to PetLynxTM. PetLynx embraces every means of permanent and non-permanent identification and uses a simple text description to recover your pet when identifiers aren’t available.

Contest ends September 30, 2008.

Enter now!

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As you may know, my mother passed away last March. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer in Feb 2007.  My husband and I mutually agreed to have no more kittens during her illness in case I needed to suddenly fly to BC to be with her and help my parents out. The hubby didn’t want to be left caring for wee kittens or a pregnant mom-cat if that happened. We also decided to have our Micky (aka Moondancer) neutered. So we haven’t had kittens in a few years.

I’ve recently started a new job and am working full time again. We are now looking to buy a house in Ajax, ON, closer to where we are both working. Somewhere by the lake would be lovely, there’s a great watefront park we’d love to be near. So that’s the focus at moment.

runefireSoon as we see the move being more immenant, I’ll be looking for a full male again. You can be sure we’ll get Rune into some local CFA shows, he’s bound to make heads turn (I may be biased). Maybe Maggie will make a re-debut as well (she’s already a champion).

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on other Canadian Manx breeders. I just wanted to let you know that there aren’t any that I am aware of. Please keep in mind that my cats are CFA registered, they are purebred cats with pedigrees. I do not condone nor encourage breeding non-pedigreed manx cats (or other non-pedigreed breeds). So obviously I will not entertain breeding my cats to a non-pedigreed cat, I do not sell whole cats period, and I will not advertise non-pedigreed cats either.

Lastly, if you are looking for a pedigree manx cat, I have several very reputable contacts on my links page. They are USA catteries that I work with and are owned by ladies I know personally. I’d happily refer anyone to these wonderful ladies. Please note that there may be a wait list for a kitten. Also note that I do not keep a waiting list. If you are interested in waiting for a Canadian bred manx kitten from Mystic Tails, please join my newsletter or visit the site often.

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We live on the 18th floor of a high rise apartment building (not much longer, we’re buying a house by next spring), and every now and then.. a pigeon couple drops by for a visit. We usually know they are there by the cooing going on. The cats know what the word “bird” means. Even from a paw curling slumber or a concentrated chow down of a plate of wet food, the cats will run for the window with that word, “bird”.

Fortunately, the window is wide enough for 7 cats. I have been trying to get a photo of them all on the widow sill there staring down the pigeon couple on the balcony railing (which is solid cement). There was a visit just a while ago, and Rune is still faithfully keeping watch, but the couple flew off – probably due to the 7 sets of beady eyeballs watching their every move.

Pixie slinks low and stealthy, her gorgeous tail twitches now and then to let you know she’s got a target in sight. Rune freezes in place like a statue and moves forward in wee increments, like a twitch, until he gets as close as he can be. Micky just rushes in and freezes, he’s got to try to muscle in for a front seat. Willow and Maggie usually hang back a bit, but will definitely elbow for a spot when it’s quite clear the pigeons are going to be there for a bit (why waste their precious time for only a few minutes of staring).  It’s Hunter and Maggie who “chatter” at the pigeons. Quite noticeably too lol. Especially Hunter, who is otherwise the quietest, gentlest soul in the house. Ironically he is a ferocious hunter – bird care in our house involves voracious drooling at the window.  Lastly, Fozzy Bear usually eyes the lot of them twitching and muttering for prime real estate on the window sill with a grunt of “whatever”. If he’s already near the window on the couch beneath it, he may make an effort to look for the pigeons, but otherwise he’ll happily mock the others while lounging below on the floor.

What do your cats do when they see prey out their window?

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