Category Archives: Living with cats

Pixie is full of ideas

A few days ago, I showed…. creativity: indeed, it looks like that the spark of malice characteristic of the kittens has experienced a revival of activity in me.

Tuesday night, I wanted to check Claire’s do-list: you never know, sometimes she would have forgotten something.

On Wednesday, I gave a solo concert in the middle of the night: unfortunately not many people.

But Saturday, it was unprecedented: Claire and Momo decorated the house for Christmas last weekend, and since the time we were little kittens, we’ve never done anything but play with the tree decorations. As usual, the railing of the stairs was illuminated.

In the late morning, Claire and Momo heard “crounch, crounch!” Because they weren’t in the same room, Claire asked, “Is she eating her chicken neck? “And Momo said, “No!” Momo then asked, “Did you give her a treat?” And Claire said, “No!” They then found themselves in the corridor, under the stairs, just in the right place to see me crunching in one of the LED mini-bulbs of the garland.

Claire and Momo started waving, gesticulating, lecturing me, blah, blah, blah… Result of the races, Momo spent a while swearing and detaching the garland that he had taken an hour to carefully fix at the railing. After examination, it turned out that several bulbs had suffered the same fate: crunching in these plastic bulbs was a bit like popping bubble wrap for me, you know?

I really don’t see why my humans made such a big deal out of it!

Does your cat change the resting places with the seasons ?

After going directly from summer to winter, we finally arrived in autumn, with a weather more or less consistent with the season.

We have two cat trees in the living room, in diametrically opposite angles: one towards the entrance, and one in the corner between the two windows, not far from the radiator.

At the season change, I changed my habits: I left the tree near the entrance of the living room, and went back to the other that I had not occupied since March.

Zorro, on the other hand, sleeps more indoors: we can say that he has also changed his habits.

What about your cat ? Does he also change the resting place according to the season ?

Can my cat catch the COVID-19 and transmit it to me ?

The global coronavirus epidemic continues to spread among our humans, and rumours are now circulating about pets : can they catch the COVID-19 ? Can they pass it on to humans ? Some people even ask veterinarians to euthanize their companion for fear of disease !

Can my cat catch the COVID-19 and transmit it to me ?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can affect different species ; viruses are found that are “adapted” to each animal, but these viruses can sometimes change hosts as a result of a mutation, and thus be transmitted from animal to human.

However, scientists believe that the risk is very low that cats can catch the virus causing COVID-19 and get sick. A cat could potentially be contaminated by living under the same roof as a person with COVID-19 without any symptoms and without getting sick.

The cat may catch other forms of coronavirus, such as feline infectious peritonitis.

Either way, stay calm and wash your paws !

In Switzerland, right now, all demonstrations of more than 1000 people are prohibited. At present there are no specific restrictions on schools, cinemas, supermarkets or public transport, but special situations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Claire is scrupulously following the guidelines provided by the cantonal school authorities, and must be reachable at all times, day and night, in order to be able to transmit information in real time to the teachers, students and parents of her school, and take swift action if needed too. In another region, two classes have already been quarantined as a precaution.

Therefore, it’s absolutely necessary to apply the following hygiene rules and precautions :

What about your canton or country ? Do you have any other special instructions to follow ?

Sources :
Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland)
World Health Organization
World Health Organization zone Europe