Spot the Kitty is On the Move! Today’s Kitty Spotted in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah
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Spot the Kitty HQ recently moved to Sharjah, UAE. Baker and Lance are excited to return to the land of sand (they were both desert cats before they joined the Spot the Kitty team.)

Our first Sharjah kitty was spotted in the hedge in this picture. Can you find him?

Sharjah kitty

Can you spot this Sharjah kitty?

Sharjah kitty spotted

Sharjah kitty spotted!

In Arabic, you say “qot” or “qota” for cat, and it is written like this: قط or قطة

Here is ‘cat’ written in stylized Arabic calligraphy:

Arabic cat

Arabic calligraphy cat

Featured Image photo credit: Sharjah During The Dusk via photopin (license)

Spot the Kitty is On the Move: Today’s cats are Baker and Lance, Spotted Visiting Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lance honing his hiding skills in a basket.

Spot the Kitty is in the process of moving HQ from China to Mexico, and along the way we have stopped to visit friends and family in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Baker and Lance enjoy visiting very much and wasted no time in finding great places to hide.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

 

 

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm...

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm…

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he's not hiding, he's spotting birds outside.

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he’s not hiding, he’s spotting birds outside.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! He's hiding in the cat cave; it's not too difficult to spot him here.

Baker found! He’s hiding in the cat cave; it’s not too difficult to spot him here.

Lance found! He knows he's being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Lance found! He knows he’s being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Spot the Kitty is on the Move! Today’s Kitties Spotted in St. Petersburg, Russia

St-Petersburg-Map

Spot the Kitty is out kitty-spotting again, this time in Russia! Our first stop on our Russian kitty tour: St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city, but there don’t seem to be many cats out and about.  People, yes; cats, no. We did manage to spot a couple of nice kitties during our explorations:

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

this kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

This kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot this St. Petersburg kitty?

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

Kitten Growth Chart — Six-Week-Old Kittens

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

A six-week-old kitten can do everything a cat does, but is still a baby. At this age the kittens are very playful. They play with their toys, with their mum, with each other, and with us non-stop, it seems! When they’re totally pooped, they sleep for a couple of hours then wake up and start again!

Playing with Mum at six weeks old -- Libby finally stops mothering them long enough to play with them a bit.

Playing with Mum at six weeks old — Libby finally stops mothering them long enough to play with them a bit.

Sue and Reed are little explorers

Sue and Reed are little explorers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At six weeks, a baby cat should be weaning off its mother’s milk and eating solid food regularly. A lot of people think it’s a good idea to rehome kittens at this age, but actually kittens should stay with their mum until they’re eight to nine weeks old. Their mum still has so much to teach them, about cleaning themselves, behaving properly (in cat terms), and love. Sometimes kittens who are removed from their family at a young age grow up with behaviour problems, such as pooping outside the box or playing too roughly.

Ben is so tired from all that playing he falls asleep anywhere!

Ben is so tired from all that playing he falls asleep anywhere!

Lance finds the kittens fascinating. The kittens think Lance might be fun to play with.

Lance finds the kittens fascinating. The kittens think Lance might be fun to play with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a baby kitten of this age that you received from a friend, you should ask if your kitten can stay with his mum for a couple more weeks at least. If that’s not possible, you’ll have to be very attentive to make sure your kitten is eating, drinking, and pooping properly, and you’ll have to be very patient to take on the job of the mother and teach the kitten some of the finer arts of catting.

Libby stops play time to start bath time. "Mom! You're messing up my mane!"

Libby stops play time to start bath time. “Mom! You’re messing up my mane!”

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

Kitten Growth Chart — Four-Week-Old Kittens

Four-week-old kittens have fully developed senses of sight, smell, and hearing, but they are still very uncoordinated. Their teeth are starting to come in, so when you play with your four-week-old kittens, make sure you don’t play nibbling-on-the-human games, or they might become a habit (and poke tiny holes in your person!)

By the time our kittens reach four weeks, they are doing everything an adult cat does:

Good morning! Is it time for a kitteny day of doing stuff?

Good morning! Is it time for a kitteny day of doing stuff?

At four weeks old, Ben is learning the art of drinking water out of a bowl

At four weeks old, Ben demonstrates his newly discovered skill of drinking water out of a bowl.

Four-week-old kittens eating kitten kibble out of a saucer while their mom supervises. Don't be fooled: Libby tried her hardest to get at that delicious kitten kibble!

Four-week-old kittens can eat kitten kibble out of a saucer under the supervision of their mom. Don’t be fooled: Libby tried her hardest to get at that delicious kitten kibble!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kittens this age are excited to nom kitten kibble, but they still need their mommy’s milk to grow and thrive. If you are hand-rearing kittens, keep bottle feeding them for a couple more weeks to supplement the kitten kibble. Don’t give kittens adult cat food, cow milk or other dairy products, or bread or other carbohydrate-rich foods. Kittens can eat tinned food, but kitten kibble is probably best.

The kittens escaped from kitten play land while we were at work, and we searched everywhere for them. We were convinced they had been stolen until we found them safe and sound hiding behind the bed.

The kittens escaped from kitten play land while we were at work, and we searched everywhere for them. We were convinced they had been stolen until we found them safe and sound hiding behind the bed.

This is how the kittens escaped from kitten play land: clawed their way onto the bed, and then down via the laundry hamper. Johnny stops for a rest.

This is how the kittens escaped from kitten play land: clawed their way onto the bed, and then down via the laundry hamper. Johnny stops for a rest.

At three and a half weeks old, Sue is the first kitten to do a poopie in the litter.

At three and a half weeks old, Sue is the first kitten to do a poopie in the litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your kittens are starting to explore the house, you need to kitten-proof: make sure cables and cords are wrapped up and out of reach. Put plants on high shelves. Make sure garbage cans have tops that close. Kittens love to climb, so if your decorations might be dangers, you should consider putting them away until you have re-homed the kittens (or they stop scaling your shelving units like little fluffy mountaineers!)

 

 

Playing and having a kitteny time in kitty play land

Playing and having a kitteny time in kitty play land

Four weeks old and big enough to watch TV with the humans.

Four weeks old and big enough to watch TV with the humans.

Johnny at four weeks leaves the kitten play room to visit with Lance, whom she is still nervous of, though Lance seems to have taken no notice of the kitten

Though she’s big enough to hang out with the humans, she’s still quite nervous of Lance.  Lance, however, seems to have taken no notice of the kitten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pooped out after a long day of kittening

Annnd… pooped out after a long day of kittening!

Although the kittens are exploring all the nuances of catting, they still need their mommy! She teaches them how to cat professionally.

For the next several weeks, you should spend as much time with your kittens as possible, and invite lots of people over to play with them. This is the age to socialize your kittens so they will grow up to be friendly pets. If you have other animals living in your house, they can be introduced to the kittens now. Also, tiny children and the elderly.

Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in Siem Reap, Cambodia!

Siem Reap map

We didn’t spot many kitties in Siem Reap. We were too busy exploring Angkor Wat, the Eighth Wonder of the World, which was strangely devoid of kitties. But we were lucky to spot this kitty at our hostel, the Amigo Villa Hostel.

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

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Then this kitty introduced us to her family:

These adorable kittens couldn't have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

These adorable kittens couldn’t have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

She didn't seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

She didn’t seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

 

We are sad to be finishing our exciting trip, but what a great way to end it — meeting these sweet little kittens! Next time you travel to Cambodia, these little guys will be all grown up and ready to play Spot the Kitty with you!

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Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in a Vietnamese Fishing Village

He isn't actually giving me a high-five; I am giving him a peanut. These monkeys were cheeky!

On our way to Can Gio Ecological Reserve, aka Monkey Island near Saigon, Vietnam, we stopped at a seafood market. We were supposed to buy and eat seafood, but instead we spotted kitties.

Can you spot the lucky little kitty who gets to live in cat paradise: a seafood market in Vietnam?

Can you spot the lucky little kitty who gets to live in cat paradise: a seafood market in Vietnam?

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She was a nervous little girl but she popped her head out from behind the sugar canes long enough for me to get a snap of her.

She was a nervous little girl but she popped her head out from behind the sugar canes long enough for me to get a snap of her.

 

If you read the trip-advisor link attached, it seems that Monkey Island is not everyone’s idea of a good time. I don’t know if it is because it is currently low season, or if they also read the reviews on Trip Advisor, but we felt the place had cleaned up a bit. There was no crocodile fishing and someone had cleaned up the garbage, but the monkeys were still very naughty and cheeky! One tried to make off with my hat! Our tour guide told us to hold on to our hats, and he meant it!

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Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

Phnom Pehn

Phnom Penh seems to be a city of kitties. Some of the cats we met were skittish, but most came right up to us for cuddles and scritches. Can you spot the cat in each of the following Phnom Penh locations?

The first and second Phnom Penh kitties we spotted were a bit nervous. Can you spot them?

The first and second Phnom Penh kitties we spotted were a bit nervous. Can you spot them?

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She hid under the car, but not so far under that I couldn't get a picture of this cute tabby mother-to-be!

She hid under the car, but not so far under that I couldn’t get a picture of this cute tabby mother-to-be!

Perhaps this is Papa? He is under the same car.

Perhaps this is Papa? He is under the same car.

Can you spot the third Phnom Penh kitty?

Can you spot the third Phnom Penh kitty?

This sweetheart wouldn't come out, but I managed to get close enough to snap a photo of Phnom Penh kitty number three!

This sweetheart wouldn’t come out, but I managed to get close enough to snap a photo of Phnom Penh kitty number three!

Can you spot the fourth Phnom Penh kitty?

Can you spot the fourth Phnom Penh kitty?

The fourth Phnom Penh kitty came mewing right over for some scritches!

The fourth Phnom Penh kitty came mewing right over for some scritches!

Can you spot the affectionate fifth Phnom Penh kitty?

Can you spot the affectionate fifth Phnom Penh kitty?

Phnom Penh kitty number five sat under our table all through lunch, despite the restaurant owner shooing her out at first, and then accepted a cuddle before we left.

Phnom Penh kitty number five sat under our table all through lunch, despite the restaurant owner shooing her out at first, and then accepted a cuddle before we left.

 

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Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitties Spotted in Saigon, Vietnam!

Saigon map

We have gone several days without seeing a single kitty, but at last upon reaching Saigon, we met a couple of very affectionate small cats.

Can you spot this Saigon kitty?

Can you spot this Saigon kitty?

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This little Saigon kitty did not particularly want to be picked up, but how could I resist?

This little Saigon kitty did not particularly want to be picked up, but how could I resist?

Can you spot this Saigon kitty?

Can you spot this Saigon kitty?

We heard this Saigon kitty meowing from around the corner long before we spotted her.

We heard this Saigon kitty meowing from around the corner long before we spotted her.

This Saigon kitty was so excited to be spotted! She wanted love, love, and more love!

This Saigon kitty was so excited to be spotted! She wanted love, love, and more love! She actually looks a lot like Baker, the inventor of Spot the Kitty, right down to the slightly bobbed, crooked tail!

 

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Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitties Spotted on Cat Ba Island, Vietnam!

Cat Ba Island - click to find out more about this exciting travel location!

You would think with a name like Cat Ba, the place would be filled with kitties! But in Cat Ba town itself, we unfortunately did not spot any kitties at all. Still, the town was a lovely place to spend the day, kitties or no kitties.

Next day we took a long jungle trek in Cat Ba Island’s national park, and stopped in Hien Hao village for lunch. I guess everyone in Hien Hao is a proper cat lover, because we spotted kitties at almost every house! Below are some of the highlights of our Hien Hao kitty spotting:

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Can you spot Cat Ba Kitty #1?

Can you spot Cat Ba Kitty #1?

Here he is, the first kitty we spotted on Cat Ba. He looks like a bit of a derp, but I guess he was spotted in the middle of licking himself.

Here he is, the first kitty we spotted on Cat Ba. He looks like a bit of a derp, but I guess he was spotted in the middle of licking himself.

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #2?

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #2?

Here he is, still angry about that dog that was sniffing at him. Look at that angry face!

Here he is, still angry about that dog that was sniffing at him. Look at that angry face!

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #3?

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #3?

Cat Ba kitty 3 spotted! A very pretty tortoise shell doing her best catloaf.

Cat Ba kitty 3 spotted! A very pretty tortoise shell doing her best catloaf.

Of course you can spot Cat Ba kitty #4. This kitty actually became best friends with the moment she spotted us. She petted me a lot and stuck with us all through lunch.

Of course you can spot Cat Ba kitty #4. This kitty actually became best friends with us the moment she spotted us. She head-butted me a lot and stuck with us all through lunch.

Here is Cat Ba kitty 4 requesting another bite of lunch. But it wasn't just the food; this kitty seriously loved love!

Here is Cat Ba kitty 4 requesting another bite of lunch. But it wasn’t just the food; this kitty seriously loved love!

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #5?

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #5?

Here she is, a pretty calico resting on a warm brick wall - Cat Ba kitty 5 spotted!

Here she is, a pretty calico resting on a warm brick wall – Cat Ba kitty 5 spotted!

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #6?

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #6?

Cat Ba kitty 6 had no problems with her dog. In fact, she was in the middle of an intense lick-fest when we spotted her.

Cat Ba kitty 6 had no problems with her dog. In fact, she was in the middle of an intense lick-fest when we spotted her.

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #7?

Can you spot Cat Ba kitty #7?

Cat Ba kitty 7, our last kitty from Cat Ba, was a little difficult to spot. This little black kitty was having a nice nap with her little footies all stretched out! Don't you just want to tickle that little puddy paw?

Cat Ba kitty 7, our last kitty from Cat Ba, was a little difficult to spot. This little black kitty was having a nice nap with her little footies all stretched out! Don’t you just want to tickle that little puddy paw?

 

And that is it for our Cat Ba, Haiphong, Vietnam kitty spotting adventure. Thanks for playing, and join us next time as we take a trip down the Vietnam coast, spotting more kitties as we go! by K.I. Borrowman

And that is it for our Cat Ba, Haiphong, Vietnam kitty spotting adventure. Thanks for playing, and join us next time as we take a trip down the Vietnam coast, spotting more kitties as we go!
by K.I. Borrowman