Hi, I’m Shirley and the little black and white fluffball is Sparrow. We’ve been together since he came into the world on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, 2015. Sparrow was born talking and he hasn’t shut up since. I wanted a dog, this noisy little kitten had different ideas. As soon as he could walk, he walked right over to me and claimed me as his human. Who am I to argue with that cute little face?
Enter The Captain
Cats are strange creatures and of course my Sparrow is no exception. I haven’t been able to convince him he’s a dog, but he does seem to think he’s a people. A people who refuses to speak English.
Sparrow is not my first feline friend, but it had been many years between cats for me when he moved into my life. I had to re-learn everything about having a cat around. Then, when he was about 10 months old he got really sick and after what seemed like years of misdiagnosing and testing (it was a week and a half), we had a result. Sparrow is asthmatic. So all those things I had just re-learned, I now had to adapt for his wheeziness.
This website is not intended to be a comprehensive resource on the medical side of feline asthma, rather it is a collection of the adaptations I’ve made to my lifestyle and my cat parenting to accommodate Sparrow’s illness. There are a lot of great resources online where you can find information on medication and treatment and the technical bits, if that’s what you’re interested in – and you should do some research if your cat has recently been diagnosed asthmatic. Here you will find the lowdown on natural remedies, plus things you might not have though of – like how exactly to give medicines to a cat, why you might like to keep your cat’s claws trimmed and the best way to make trips to the vet easier for both you and your cat.
This site is just a bunch of advice on how to care for your cat, with special considerations for the wheezy. If you find my stuff valuable or amusing, please feel free to share on the socials, or leave me a comment right here.