July 9, 2013
Big, round eyes
Two white chest hairs
Super shiny black fur
100% purebread booper!
Or more likely a mix of breeds/domestic shorthair.
Stan Mikita, retired Blackhawks player and hockey hall of famer.
When we get home from work
Hanging out on shoulders
His basket of furriends
The scream machine!
When we close the bathroom door.
When we give him too many kisses.
Big energetic dogs
Kids (unless they're quiet and calm)
Is good at eye contact
Has many meow styles
Has many meep styles
8 lbs or 3.6 kg
Dec. 28, 2014
Was 1.5 years old
MIKITA QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
What breed of cat is Mikita?
He's a shelter kitty! The best breed! So... we're not sure. Basically a domestic shorthair. Since a domestic shorthair has similarities wirth many breeds, he's unique, much like other shelter kitties out there.
How old is Mikita?
He was born in July 2013. We celebrate his birthday on July 9, since we don't know for sure.
Where did you get Mikita's window seat?
It's called the Sunny Seat from Amazon! But the cover was a little basic so I made a new velvet one along with a velvet pillow.
What is Mikita's favorite toy?
He definitely has some favorites! He loves his battery operated butterfly toy and all of those Yeowww catnip toys! He also loves his handmade felt catnip toys and his cat tunnel. He likes to hunt his toys using the Sheer Fun For Cats blanket.
Do Mikita and Dahlia really eat raw meat, organs and bones and stuff formulated for cats?
They sure do! Mikita and Dahlia don't eat any form of kibble or canned food.
Why do you feed Mikita and Dahlia a raw diet?
After a lot of research, we prefer to provide them with a cleaner, less processed food with fresh ingredients. The commercial pet food industry is just too mysterious. The prepared raw meals for cats that we buy are minimally processed and species appropriate. It's not as perfectly nourishing as catching a live mouse, but it's a much better fuel source than highly processed commercially available cat food. Our motto is, "Start from what they would eat in the wild and choose something close to that."
I'd like to know more about improving my cat's diet, what can you tell me?
Check out the "Nutrition" tab for lots of awesome information. The blog has some nutrition information as well.
Do Mikita and Dahlia scratch your furniture?
They do sometimes, yes. We've made it a point to provide more appropriate scratching surfaces and encourage them to use them. Our couch is velvet, a much tighter weave. They can't really get their claws into the fabric as easily so it's not interesting to them. We also keep their nails trimmed (usually) which helps a lot.
How do you get Mikita to stop scratching your furniture?
Fabric plays a major roll. So if you have an enticing loose weave set of dining chairs, it might be a battle. The goal is to make your furniture less desirable and make appropriate scratching posts exciting! They make sprays, tape and other furniture deterrents but after trying a couple things, I decided that I just needed more exciting, appropriate scratching areas. Cats start scratching around 8 weeks old so introducing scratching surfaces and encouraging on a regular basis is very important for success. We adopted Mikita at 1.5 years old so we didn't have this option.
Where did you get the name Mikita?
Mikita is named after #21 Stan Mikita, a former Chicago Blackhawks player and Hockey Hall of Famer.