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A Changed Cat

| March 2, 2012

EFT definitely came through for Splodge!

My husband and I have five cats living with us, all from shelters and adopted.

We moved to a new town house complex some months back and found to our delight that there were cats living in most of the houses.  I think there were two dogs living next door who were the only dogs around!

We found a ‘stray’ cat who used to terrify our cats and seemingly everyone else’s cats here… attacking them, coming in for food etc. and spraying all over the place.

Being cat lovers, my immediate neighbours did not want to get rid of Splodge as I named him (due to his being a white cat with splodges of black all over…) but were prepared to club together to get him neutered and fixed up in general.

Problem was that there was no way to catch him.  He would descend on a garden with fur flying and then disappear.  Everyone shouting and chasing him did not help I am sure!

Anyway… I decided to see if EFT could help him.  I had used EFT on several of my cats with physical ailments, swollen paws, etc. and also fear of thunder with great success.

I tuned into Splodge and what I ‘found’ was that he was desperate for a home.  He was jealous of the other cats as they had beds to sleep on and unlimited food etc.

He said he didn’t want to attack them but he couldn’t help himself and he hated himself for his behaviour. We did some more surrogate EFT on him/with him and it was very emotional… I cried lots of tears on his behalf.  He eventually realised through the EFT that if he wanted any shot at a home he would have to stop this behaviour, and he would have to learn to trust at least one person.

He agreed to give it a try… and I also started to put food out for him… slowly would approach him if I saw him sleeping in a bush etc.  After a few days of doing this, he would let me approach him.  Then I did some more EFT on him/with him and he agreed to try a bit harder to trust. He said his resolution for that year was to get himself a loving home. He was focussed on that.

He then allowed me to touch him and feed him and brush him.  Virtually overnight from then on he became the most friendly trusting affectionate cat you could ever wish to meet!

People in the complex would stop me and say what a great cat… where did he come from?  Other people would stop and pet him and he loved every minute of it.  The next week we got him fixed.  No problem to put him in the cat cage… he just sat in the cage in the car while we took him to the vet.  The vet said he was a ‘sweetheart’ of a cat and gave us a discount on the op!

Splodge became a full-time member of our cat family a month or so later!  He just decided this was where he wanted to live – his forever home – and so it is. This was over three years ago – and Splodge is still the most charming and wonderful cat you could ever hope to meet!

EFT definitely came through for Splodge!

sent in by Maureen Cram –
For many years I have been interested in the welfare of animals, companion animals and especially farm animals. Being vegetarian for over 45 years and vegan for nearly 10, I felt drawn to helping those that had no voice. I ‘found’ EFT over six years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. EFT helped me overcome that – I am now 100% healthy. I decided to train further and found I had great empathy for animals. I tried EFT on my own cats for various issues and was amazed how quickly the issues were resolved! I tried EFT on other animals… I was surprised to find that I had success with them! I now have both human and animal clients in all parts of the world!

A Pet’s Life Online Shop

| January 2, 2012


A Pet’s Life sells a wide range of local and imported products for your dogs, cats, birds, rodents and fish.

Abeda Adams

| December 29, 2011

Pink Floyd

About Your Cats Tongue

| October 27, 2017
About Your Cats Tongue. A feeling of rough sandpaper as you are licked by your cat is a reminder that its long, muscular tongue serves many functions, including grooming.

A feeling of rough sandpaper as you are licked by your cat is a reminder that its long, muscular tongue serves many functions, including grooming.

A feeling of rough sandpaper as you are licked by your cat is a reminder that its long, muscular tongue serves many functions, including grooming.

A Grooming Tool and More: A cats ability to groom itself is the result of numerous knobs called papillae on the surface of a cats tongue. Located at the tongues center, the papillae form backward-facing hooks containing large amounts of keratin, the same material found in human fingernails. These hooks provide the abrasiveness a cat needs for self-grooming. The strength of these hooks also helps a cat hold food or struggle with prey.

Your Help is Needed: Although the abrasiveness of a cats tongue helps it to clean itself and untangle its hair, your help is needed through regular grooming. As you groom your cat, you are removing loose and dead hair. Otherwise a cat may ingest this hair and hair balls can form, which can cause vomiting and may cause impaction in the gastrointestinal tract. Longhaired cats need daily grooming; shorthaired cats should be groomed at least once a week.

A Matter of Taste: Studies show that the cats sense of taste is keener than that of the dog. This acute sense of taste is the result of two sets of taste buds. Mushroom-shaped papillae at the tip and sides of the tongue hold some of the largest taste buds. A set of cup-shaped papillae are located at the back of the tongue. Palatability studies at the Purina Pet Care Center and other studies show that in addition to flavor, a cats tongue reacts to the texture or mouthfeel of a particular food. This is one of the reasons dry cat foods come in a variety of shapes. The cats tongue also reacts to temperature and shows a preference for foods at room temperature.

When Cats Lap it Up: A cats tongue becomes spoon-shaped to enable it to lap liquids. Notice how its tongue laps under water in much the same manner as an elephant uses its trunk. It flicks its tongue quickly in and out of the water, swallowing after every third or fourth lap. A cats water intake will vary depending on the season of the year, activity and type of diet being fed. Cats consuming canned cat food diets will not drink as much water as those fed dry food. If, for some reason, a cat does not appear to be drinking enough water, more water can be added to the food. Always keep fresh drinking water in a clean bowl available to your cat. Water is an essential ingredient and is involved in virtually every function of a cats body.

Contributing To A Cats Sense of Taste: Cats also have a highly developed sense of smell and they notice changes in their food. Some researchers suggest that this sense may stimulate their appetite or cause them to refuse to eat. A cats appetite may be affected by many factors including noise, strange people, changes in routine and even feeding dishes washed with a strong detergent and not carefully rinsed. However, if a cat refuses to eat for a period of two to three days, a trip to the veterinarian is in order. This continued food refusal may be a sign of illness.

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Abyssinian Breeders

| December 10, 2013



Cattery information:

We breed a small number of exceptional kittens for loving homes.

Contact Person:

Tris Delisle




250 597 1887



| May 8, 2014


Achlin-Ve Persians is a small in home cattery located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cats and lines are selectively chosen to each contribute their unique and exceptional qualities to our breeding program, working with only the best! Our cats are bred for health, type and temperament, always raised as members of our family. We breed most colours: White, Solid, Tabby and Bi-colours. Kittens available threw out the year, only available to approved homes! -world wide shipping-

Roelien and Hansie Du Plessis

Johannesburg, South Africa

+2782 859 4987
+2782 450 9068


| December 29, 2011

I would like to share this photo of my cat Munchkin with you.
Today is National Bandana Day and as you can see even Munchkin is wearing his bandana.

Munchkin is wearing his bandana

Munchkin is wearing his bandana

Adi Pollock

| December 29, 2011

Smokey and Socrates

AdoreADoll Ragdoll Cattery

| December 3, 2014


AdoreAdoll’s is a small cattery in the rolling green country side of Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa, specializing in purrsonality, health and beautiful cats.

Our kittens have been raised underfoot, and are well socialized and loved.

We have been honored and privileged to be trusted by some of the world BEST breeders in Poland, Greece, Canada and South Africa to continue their lines and programs here in South Africa so that you may also have the blessing of owning, loving and sharing in the joy one of these SUPERB fur children.

Our ragdoll’s are our pets and we take pride in our breeders which come from reputable catteries free from genetic disease and homes of champions.

Our kitties personalities and health is top priority. These are big kitties with even bigger personalities !

Registered with SACC

Contact: Joshua and Bonnie
Location: KZN, South Africa (however delivery can be arranged countrywide)
Phone: 0842641031 or 034 995 1550

African Independent Cat Association (AICA)

| January 12, 2010

The African Independent Cat Association was formed on 10 August 2010 as an Independent Organisation with the following missions:

  • To be an Independent Organisation from Africa, for Africa organising Cat Shows without the restrictions of International rules not   practical or relevant to the local conditions.
  •  To co-operate with all existing Cat Organisations, while retaining independence.
  • To use the show and title system of Fife, WCF and European Independent clubs and recognise all titles and certificates from any organisation using the same titles.
  • To recognise judges with verifyable qualifications from all international- and national cat organisations.
  •  To use all income from shows and other sources to improve cat shows and promote cats in general, without the need to spend large amounts on affiliation-, licensing- or other fees.
  • To recognise exhibitors as informal members of the club, without the need for membership fees.
  • To explore alternative ways of promoting cats and cat shows, which would be difficult for the larger oganisations due to restrictive rules.
  •  To recognise and regard South African Provinces as regions equivalent to countries for show purposes and to recognise WCF  Regions in other countries as equivalent to countries for show purposes.


President: Thea Lamprecht
Show Manager: Russel Spargo
Honorary Patron: Johan Lamprecht


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