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There can be too much of a GOOD thing…

I know, that is a hard one for me to stomach too. You may have already guessed it, but I like to eat. Everything just tastes soo good. And, if I haven’t tried it, I want to try it. And, what better way to try something than with my mouth!

I don’t know why my human got so worked up the other day, but really, if you are going to put some huge, yummy, smelly treats in the dogs’ bowls and then leave for a few seconds, what do you expect to happen? Seriously human! Did I not train you properly? (How to Cat-Proof your home.)

Okay, all kitten aside, yes, the Heartgard Plus chews were for my huge canine brothers, and yes, they weigh a tad bit more than me (I weigh a svelte 4kg – okay, maybe a teeny tiny more), and my canine brothers weigh 25kg and 40kg. But, whose counting? Although, I guess it does matter when determining treat size. By the reaction from my human, you would have thought I ate the last bit of catnip in the entire world. Now, that would have been a true Cat-astrophe. I tried to calm her down and tell her I was feline fine by wrapping my tail around her leg. I even gave her a few head bunts to remind her that it was almost dinnertime. Instead, she went CATcrazy, she was hiss-terical! She screamed! She started looking under every piece of furniture to see if she could find the treats. I was purr-ty surprised, and maybe a little hopeful she might find some more for me! She knows me better than that though. I do Not waste food.

She started talking into the small black square that she is always snapping at me with while saying “Smile”. (First thing, call your Veterinarian if you think your cat’s been poisoned.) Whatever that black thing is, it must have started talking back to her, and she finally calmed down. She kept asking “Is this an emergency?” “Is this an overdose?” “What do I need to watch out for?” These are all good questions in a true emergency, but I was purr-fectly fine. (Top Cat Poisons.) I just ate a tad bit more than I should have (by oh, I don’t know – 3XXXXX). I did give her about 10x more the usual surprises in my litter box the following day. So purr-haps I ate something that I shouldn’t have, purr-haps.

There you have it, there can be too much of a good thing – when it comes to tasty medicine treats that is! Don’t forget to Cat-Proof your house, know the Cat Poisons, and have your Veterinarian and the Animal Poison Control Number in your black square.


Norman the Cat

JOKE: What do cat’s wear to bed?

Don’t forget to spay & neuter your cats & dogs.  There can be too much of a good thing!  There’s only so much catnip to go around. 

Cats and wildlife live longer when cats stay indoors. 


TRASH BIN BABIES. Four of these babies were left in a box underneath El Refugio Costa Ballena’s trash bin. What if it would have been trash day – oh my!! Thankfully, a shelter volunteer found the kittens still alive. Now, they are safe, well, and absolutely beautiful and available for adoption.


Welcome to Norman’s Corner

by Norman the Cat

 Well, here we are.  I’m living at the El Refugio shelter in Costa Ballena, Costa Rica writing about my fellow cats, and you are sitting at home reading about cats.  Here’s to us and our demise.  No, seriously, here’s to us and our nine lives! I’m still on my first (life that is) so I have plenty of time to share with you some very valuable information about the amazing, unforgettable cats of the feline world. And you, my lucky reader, are in for some yummy catnip.  You will be mesmerized and captivated by every blog post written by me, your one and only top hat shelter cat (okay, you got me, there are lots of us shelter cats).  I will share with you information on all things felines, most importantly, why you should have a 4 legged fur ball in your family.  If I get adopted (I mean, WHEN I get adopted), no worries my human friend, I have other fellow shelter furry friends that I am training to step right into my paws.  Also in every blog post, I will have a Paws Spotlight where I will introduce a Feline Favorite of the day (or dare I say it, dog) to my readers. 

So, find a sunny spot to stretch out, curl up with your favorite feline friend, and read my very first blog – “Why YOU Should Own a Cat”  



Rosario is waiting for you at El Refugio, Costa Ballena, Costa Rica.
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci