We are proud to announce that there is a change to coming to Eddie & Cruiser’s World in the coming week. Stay tuned here or our social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) to see what the change is. If you have been paying close attention to our social media, you may have already spotted some clues as to what the change is. If you have, please don’t spoil it for others! We will admit we are a bit nervous about the change, but we have dealt with it in the past and we are fairly certain it will work out great!
Today is “Ginger Cat Appreciation Day”, where we get to appreciate the ginger kitties in our lives. If you didn’t know, Cruiser it the ginger of “Eddie & Cruiser.” Cruiser is a little bigger than his tuxedo wearing brother. Cruiser is also the more friendly of the two, and is also much more tolerant of things like nail trims and brushings than his brother. Cruiser also has “gum freckles” (dark spots on his gums and inner lips), which is also a Ginger Kitty thing. Cruiser is weird in that his food must be in kibble form, as he WILL NOT eat wet food and insists on dried kibble for his meals and treats. He also enjoys drinking out of the kitchen faucet, and hanging out by the front door. He will sit patiently on the counter waiting for someone to turn on the faucet or get him treats from the cupboard (he knows where the treats are and they have to be place so he can’t get to them or else he will). I recently took at picture wearing my a Montana State University Bobcats face mask with Cruiser in the background and it was pointed out that the MSU Bobcat logo is a “ginger kitty” and thus Cruiser is a Bobcat too. 🙂
Dr. Gengler from Duvall Veterinary Hospital recently posted a video on her YouTube Channel showing the removal of a tumor from a kitty’s head. We just want to remind you that if you notice that your feline (or canine) friends have become “lumpy bumpy”, you should at a minimum have your veterinarian check out those lumps and bumps during their annual exam. Last year Cruiser had a procedure similar to what the kitty in the video underwent. Cruiser had three lumps on his head and had them removed while he was getting a dental cleaning. Two of the lumps were benign while the third was a mast cell tumor, but in cats they typically are not an issue, but we have been keeping an eye on things have not seen any other issues come up due it. Cruiser did have a bit of a “reverse mohawk” for a while as the fur on the top of his head grew back. It was also funny to see Cruiser try and groom himself through the “cone of shame.” Elisa was concerned that Crui
ser wouldn’t be able to eat or drink with the cone, but he managed just fine. Cruiser has a few other lumps and bumps but “Dr. G” has check those out and at this point we aren’t concerned about them. Since Eddie & Cruiser are long hair cats (really fluffy), these lumps and bumps kind be hard to locate, especially if you are trying to do it while in the exam room at your local veterinary clinic. The bottom video is Cruiser trying to groom himself with the cone on.