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Dental Care


graphic by Ali Noel Vyain

Like humans, cats can get gum disease and cavities. It’s not pretty. Although, I think as a cat, it can be hard to get proper dental care. I didn’t like my girl trying to brush my teeth. I know I wouldn’t have like to get a dental cleaning and exam because I never liked going to the vet. However, we cats need some kind of dental care or we can get cavities and lose our teeth. Also all the bad bacteria that accumulates inside our mouths causing bad breath can lead to other diseases.

Perhaps we just need a little wet food to get us to brush our own teeth with our tongues. Or try to brush our teeth. Or even feed us special treats which can help reduce plaque and tarter build up.

Writing Outtakes Episode 7 Cooking


Writing Outtakes Episode 7 Cooking

Day 5 of the creativity residency.

Ali has a flashback which contrasts with her current reality.

*Please note: Flighty is not the server or the one Ali is dining with. All three are characters played by the same doll.

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Losing My Teeth


I’m not sure why I lost my teeth, but it happened. I lost most of them. My girl tried to brush them at one point, but I didn’t like it. So, she stopped. She found I tend to clean my teeth better after eating wet food rather than crunchies. If it wasn’t for my girl, I don’t think I would have had enough to eat at the end. She gave me wet food whenever I asked for it.

I do believe she did what she could for me and what I would allow her to do. She never took me to the vet for a dental cleaning and I would have hated it. I know she knew that. So, I never had to worry about it. At least under her care, I stopped losing teeth, but I couldn’t eat enough crunchies to stay alive because I had lost too many teeth. What I did have left were quite loose and rather useless. I could no longer hunt and I didn’t need to.

I could retire and be a senior cat knowing my girl would like after me. I could live in peace and relax knowing I didn’t have to deal with anyone bad anymore. I was safe and Spot and Isis could play with each other and leave me alone.

Writing Outtakes Episode 6 Help is on the Way


Writing Outtakes Episode 6 Help is on the Way

Day 4 of the creativity residency.

Marmalade takes matters into his own paws and finds a solution which his boy Matteo accepts.

Featured book: The Colonies of Earth (Venus): In Men’s Shadows

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Nuri Wants Another Cat to Play With


Nuri couldn’t always trust other cats. It’s from the time she had to live on the street. It can be hard to learn to socialize with other cats when you have to look out. They may want to fight instead. But it’s been a long time since Nuri has lived inside and has had some better interactions with other cats.

She feels so comfortable now that she wants to play with another cat. Unfortunately, she lives with Lily who is old and cranky and doesn’t like to play. So, it’s not a good thing. Nuri’s girl will play with Nuri as much as Nuri wants. It’s not quite the same, but the best thing that can be done for now.

Ali’s girl isn’t allowed to have another cat for now. So, she and Nuri will just have to play together until another cat is allowed. This might mean that Ali uses a fake cat doll that’s closer to Nuri’s size. Nuri loves that play.

Pet


graphic by Ali Noel Vyain

I find it amusing that you humans call us cats your pets. Ever wonder if we think of you as our pets? I hear some humans think of other humans as their pets. Perhaps it’s just an affection thought that makes us think of each other as pets.

I know I didn’t mind that my girl called me her cat and her pet. She knew she never owned me. She didn’t try that. I can tell you, she was a great pet to me. She petted me often and let me know how much she loved me. So, of course I rubbed up against her and let her know I could pet her too.

Writing Outtakes Episode 5 Work for Room and Board


Writing Outtakes Episode 5 Work for Room and Board

My girl is showing no signs of stopping now. So, here’s another episode from her.

Day 3 of the creativity residency.

Marmalade agains tries to tell his boy Matteo the trouble with Snow, but Matteo is still distracted by Ali.

Featured book: The Colonies of Earth (Eris): Different

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Nuri Feels Safe Outside if Ali is There Too


Like me, Nuri used to be outside. She lived on the street until she was caught and ended up in a shelter where Ali found her. So, Nuri knows about the dangers that lie in wait for any cat who is outside. I’m sure Nuri appreciates having a safe place to live inside as I do.

Yet, Nuri is so bonded to Ali that Nuri trusts her completely. If Ali is outside, Nuri feels safe to go outside too. Nuri knows Ali will protect her and keep her safe. Seems logical to me. I feel safe around Ali too.

But when Nuri goes outside, Ali panics and wants Nuri to go back inside where it’s safe. Nuri tends to oblige her. Ali knows it’s good when there is a screened in porch. Then Nuri can go outside whenever she wants. Ali doesn’t have to worry and Nuri can get fresh air and watch anyone who’s outside.

Catnip


graphic by Ali Noel Vyain

It’s just an herb. It’s a plant. I hear it can calm humans down. The effect on us cats is completely different. It doesn’t seem to affect kittens. Perhaps it’s their different biology. Perhaps we have to be fully grown before it affects us in interesting ways.

On catnip, we cats can go crazy and run around hyper. We can wrestle other cats and never get hurt. Or we can roll over and feel absolutely wonderful until someone makes a sudden move too close to us. Then we bolt and hide.

My girl says catnip is similar to how marijuana affects humans. Good thing catnip is perfectly legal for us cats.

Writing Outtakes Episode 4 Strange Woman


Writing Outtakes Episode 4 Strange Woman

My girl is still working on the Writing Outtakes series. I don’t know how she manages to keep on going, but I suppose she hasn’t run out of ideas. And I know how inspiring we cats can be to someone like her.

Day 2 of the creativity residency. Marmalade has trouble with puppy Snow and tries to tell his boy Matteo who is distracted by Ali.

*Please note: The Viscount is played by a different doll even though his voice and clothes are the same.

Featured book: The Colonies of Earth: Tales From Mars Where to buy: https://books2read.com/u/3y11Rv

Copyright © 2022 by Ali Noel Vyain.

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