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Another New Asia Video Tomorrow

( Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll be releasing another Asia The Cat video. We have it down to about one a week now. Since getting Asia earlier last month, I’ve taken about 8 hours of video footage of her. Taco the Chubby Chihuahua is becoming an increasing source of entertainment for her. So he’ll be popping up more and more in her videos. The one being released tomorrow is called “Asia and the Picnic Basket”. It should be up by 9am Pacific Standard Time.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - February 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

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New Asia the Cat Video Tomorrow

( I just completed another Asia The Cat video and will be posting it tomorrow. I think this one is my favorite. Asia’s older dog sister is a lab/chow mix named Belle (the name given her at the rescue shelter we got her from). Belle has a very powerful tail that has knocked down and broken many things. When she wags it, it’s lethal. Well Asia has found Belle’s tail to be a great playtime activity. So I filmed it, edited it, and will be uploading it tomorrow. Until then…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - February 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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Asia and the Kitten Food

( So Asia has this funny quirk when it comes to her food. As she eats the food, a good portion will spill over onto the pad the food is on. She’ll eat everything out of the bowl, but will refuse to eat any food that has spilled over. Then she’ll let you know you’re hungry and when you point to the pile of food outside the bowl, she looks at you like there’s nothing there. Put food in the bowl and she eats like she’s starving. It’s quite funny.

Do you have a cat that has some funny quirks? Things that really give the cat its own personality? I’d love to hear them. What’s your cat’s name and the quirkiest thing it does?


1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - January 28, 2010 at 7:42 am

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Should Asia Be Renamed?

( The last few days, Asia has decided that she wants to be a Superhero and her superpower is speed. Kitty food feeds her superpower and then she’s off doing a 100-yard dash in two seconds. One second you see her. The next you don’t. I’d take a picture and show it to you, but every time I try, it’s just a blur going across the picture frame. And that’s taking the photo in sports action mode! So I’ve been thinking of renaming her from Asia to Spaz. She’s no longer that nice tranquil quiet peaceful kitty. Now it’s about how fast she can run, how high she can jump, and how many times she can pull the kitchen curtains off their holder. She’s a Spaz. A very lovable Spaz. Her name will continue to be Asia, but lately I’ve been calling her Spaz. It might stick as her nickname.

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Asia the Cat New Video Tomorrow

( Asia the Cat has a new video coming out early tomorrow morning. This one is titled “Chasing the Flashing Ball”. She also has a new video title intro that will appear on all of her videos from here on out. Considering all of our medical issues, Asia is doing absolutely great. As you’ll see in the video she loves to play and doesn’t know (or think) that anything is wrong with her.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - January 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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Asia Sees a Cat Neurologist

(Asia the Cat) Asia saw a cat neurologist on Thursday. Since before we got her from the rescue shelter, she had some slight balancing issues and displayed some not normal head movements. This is the second time she’s been to a vet in a week. The first was for her Cataracts, but they wanted to wait for the neurologist results before prescribing a treatment. In a few days we’ll know the results of the blood panel. She also got an x-ray and we’re waiting for an interpretation from the radiology technician. The gut feeling of the neurologist is that she does have a neurological issue that is probably congenital and likely won’t get worse.

One interesting discovery was in regards to the “bump on her head” that she’s had since being rescued. The doctors discovered it is a stray bone fragment that likely developed in her mom’s womb. They hadn’t seen anything like it before.

The staff at the clinic are used to seeing old cats, so Asia got a lot of love and attention because she’s young, energetic, and despite all of her problems, very cute.

So this poor kitten has gone through abandonment, serious ear mite infections (both ears), a full cataract in one eye and partial cataract in the other, and neurological issues. But she is greatly loved and as you’ll see in more videos being produced, she is a fun kitten. And an expensive one too! ūüôā .


Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - January 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm

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Asia the Cat has Cataracts

( Asia is back from the Opthamologist and the diagnosis is that she has a Cataract in one eye and partial Cataract in the other. They don’t know if she can see out of the eye that has the full Cataract. There was also concern that she might have¬†neurological¬†issues and want her to see a Neurologist before prescribing a treatment for the Cataracts. They believe that in the time she was abandoned, she faced a lot of trauma.

As anyone who has a special needs cat or rescue cat with problems can attest to, there will be some nice Veterinarian bills headed our way. But a pet is part of the family and as such you give them the best treatment you can to make sure they can live as happy a life as possible.


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Asia Headed to the Cat Opthamologist

( Tomorrow will be the first day Asia has been away from home since she was adopted two weeks ago. There were a couple of medical concerns early on. The first was her serious case of ear mites. The second was possible neurological issues. The third was a “cloudy” right eye. The image below shows you how different her two eyes are. It doesn’t, however, show the “glaze” over her right eye.

Asia's bad eye

Asia's bad eye (the eye on the left - her right eye)

So on Thursday, Asia will be headed to a “cat Opthamologist”. We’ll provide an update on what the vet says upon Asia’s return.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joe Tracy - January 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm

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The Story of Asia the Cat

( Asia is a short haired domestic Tortoiseshell cat. She was found abandoned in a field in Salem, Oregon on December 27, 2010. She was rescued and taken to Salem Friends of Felines, who named her Asia. It was discovered that she had a serious case of ear mites resulting in a double ear infection, which also caused some balancing issues with her. She was adopted into our family on January 2, 2010.

During the next several years we will be reporting on the progress of Asia here as well as providing you with videos to see how this rescued kitten progresses.

Asia now has an older cat sister – Sassy. She also has a “dog sister and brother” – a Retriever/Chow mix named “Belle” (a rescued dog) and Chewbacca the Chubby Chihuahua (another rescue dog).


Thank you for joining us on this journey. Asia thanks you, too.

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