Have You Massaged Your Cat Today?

June 12, 2011

Marcella Mooshie receiving a neck rub while relaxing in mum's lap.

We’re having a very lazy Sunday, spending quality time with our hoomin mum, getting nice back and neck rubs when we thought “hey, we need to write another blog post, why not write one on massage for cats”! So, here we are, anipals, touting the benefits of massaging your cats.

Massage is very good for our circulation. It helps the blood flow nicely through our feline bodies and eliminates toxins. Massage is also a very good way for hoomins and cats to bond. We love it when our mummy rubs our backs, does little circles on our heads and behind our ears and neck. It feels sooooo good. And, we notice mummy feels more relaxed and she’s so happy when massaging us.  It’s like we’re giving her a gift by letting her rub us. Hehehe.

Sometimes massage can be medically beneficial too. Hoomins get to know their cat’s body and can easily detect if something is wrong while massaging. For example, they may feel a little lump or scar which could be a sign of a health problem. 

 So, massage is good for us kitties and for the hoomins.  Lots of stuff has been written about massage for cats and other animals. Here are some links on cat massage articles and websites.

Whitey Mooshie illustrating relaxed, hazy eyed look following a massage.

Benefits of Cat Massage by Maryjean Ballner, for Petfinder.com

All About Animal Massage

National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and  Massage

International Association of Animal Massage and Body Work

Healing Oasis Wellness Center

Yes, We’re Still Here

May 21, 2011

Marcella Mooshie

It’s been almost six months since our last posting. We blame the human for denying us access to our own blog. Tisk, tisk. Now that we have commandeered the laptop, we can start blogging again. We have lots of great (and silly) ideas and plan on capturing them here. Stay tuned.

Whitey Mooshie


Why Lift a Paw When Humans Have Two Hands?

May 30, 2010

Mooshies napping Memorial Day weekend.

Well, April and May came and went pretty quickly. Not once did the human let us blog. Tisk, tisk. We are meowing like crazy to go outside. The weather is perfect and the grass looks yummy. But, the human is “too tired”.  She is exhausted from cleaning our litter, washing the windows, doing the laundry, yoga classes, art classes, drinking her wine….yada, yada, yada. We did our part in helping her with the household chores…we napped. We could have wreaked havoc while she was on the stepping stool washing windows.  It was tempting to knock over the Windex and play with the paper towels. Instead, we stayed out of her way so she could get things done. Besides, she was doing a good job on her own. Why lift a paw when she has two hands?

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