Thursday, January 31, 2013

When the Going Gets Tough…

…and the tough gets tougher, just follow my instructions. (Also works for other things, like school)

1. Jump back into bed. Turn on the TV.

2. Pretend you are sick.

3. Start your plans on ruling the world or creating your own empire.

Follow these instructions, and everything will be just fine. Oh, and watch out for intruders that will try to stop you.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

We CANNOT let this happen!

I saw recieved some very shocking news this morning. A man in New Zealand is trying to eradicate all of New Zealands cats! He claims that us furry felines are all killers, and are threats to the enviroment. This campaign is called Cats To Go.
My opinion? NOOOO!

We simply CANNOT let the cats in New Zealand be killed! Of course, cats kill rodents, birds, and insects. It's a natural instinct, and cats are predators! Not murderers!

If this campaign goes any farther, I will be gathering a troop to send some "expressive" letters over to him. It isn't right, and shouldn't be happening. Link to the website here.

Here are some pictures that are being used by the campaign to depict cats:

This can't happen. Who is with me? Who will fight for our fellow feline's freedom?

Meow On,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Breed About It~ The Maine Coon

It is time to start a new segment here at Purrfectly Pickles, and what is better than some information you can use forever? This is Breed About It, your one-stop information spot for cat breeds. To kick it off, we are going to start with the Maine Coon. (Yes yours truly!)

                                                                    (Above: Me!)

The Maine Coon has always been a puzzling breed. The Maine Coon was originally found in Maine in the colonial times, but how did it get there? No one knows for sure, but there are some rather interesting theories.

1. The Raccoon 
One theory on how the Maine Coon came to be is that they are raccoon-domestic cat hybrids. It seems possible at first, since raccoons and Maine Coons both have long, bushy tails. But, biologically, this is 100% impossible. 

2. Her Royal Highness
Another particularly imaginative theory is that the Maine Coon is a descendant of Marie Antoinette's long haired cats. Legend has it that the cats and other belongings, along with her, were to be smuggled out of France. Unfortunately, she met her untimely death, but her cats went on to sail to America. Possible? Yes. Did it really happen? Most likely not. 

3. The Captain
This may be one of the more believable theories. This one says that the Maine Coons came to America on ships. 

Despite their puzzling history, Maine Coons have huge personalities. They are intelligent, loyal, and do well with families with young kids, and with other pets. They also remain playful throughout life, and dot stop growing until they are around 2-4 years old. Maine Coons are known as the "Gentle Giants" for their abnormally large size. Strangely enough, they are fascinated with water. One Maine Coon cat happens to be the world record holder for the longest cat, at a whopping 48. 5 inches. Fun fact:  Maine Coons don't meow. They squeak!

The Maine Coon is a generally healthy breed. They are, however, prone to a thing or two, like hip dysplasia.These things are hereditery, so before you adopt a Maine Coon, make sure the kittens (or cats) have all their medical history, and take them to the vet as soon as you adopt them. Taken care of and seeing the vet as normal, Maine Coons are hardy breeds that will live long lives.

One more important thing: grooming. Being an especially fluffy cat, and being longhaired, Maine Coons require a bit of grooming. Regular trips to the groomer (maybe 2-3 times a year) are a necessity, and try to make time to comb/brush them at least once every two days.

So, to sum it up:
Quick Facts:
Personality- sweet, gentle, remain playful throughout life.
Health- very few issues.
Grooming- Quite a bit.
Vocalness- quiet, they don't meow, theysqueak!

For some more pictures, click here.

Have a certain breed that you want the facts on? Comment below, and I'll see what I can do.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This Is What We've All Been Waiting For

Combine two things that matter most in many people's lives- LOLcats, and religion. You get something completely unheard of, completely creative, and completely unreadable and funny.

May I present to you, the LOLcat Bible!

More information here.
You can also buy it from Amazon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Colonel Meow Style

This would be my picture that I would use if Colonel Meow and I ever join forces one day..........