Brushing removes bacteria and plaque, thus preventing problems like periodontal disease. The brushing process simply involves rubbing feline toothpaste on each tooth. You can use a toothbrush or a piece of gauze on your finger. Feline toothpaste is safe for cats to ingest, but human toothpaste is not. Never use human toothpaste to brush your cat’s teeth—the chemicals will make your cat sick.
Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there. Edith Wharton used the Fromes’s cat to embody Zeena’s presence. The cat is usually there to come between Ethan and Mattie just like Zeena does. One day when Ethan and Mattie were eating together the cat had “jumped between them into Zeena’s empty chair” (73) to separate the two.
For example, she stated that neutering is beneficial to cats health. However, while discussing her narrative Zeina stated “I am not actually sure about this, but I included it in my essay anyway,” Upon further research, neutering does not affect cats medically in any positive way. In fact, neutering cats, only improves their behavior and can create rare medical complications and side-effects (Pros and Cons of Spaying and Neutering in Cats). Also, Zeina stated that she discovered that her kitten was simply having erections, rather than a medical issue, from a website titled “Kitten Erections: Are They Normal?” However, she later admitted that she did not remember what website she learned about cat erections on, so simply made up the title. In fact, Zeina stated that the title probably did not mention erections at all.
For example, on page 19 there is a picture of the Cat balancing things such as the Fish, a rake, milk, books, and a cake, all while balancing on a ball. While a child may laugh at the humorous image, the image represents the external conflict of the danger to the Fish. The Cat, at this point in the story, is representative of the Freud’s Id, “the part of the personality that contains our primitive impulses” (NCTE). The Cat represents the child’s primitive impulse to play, or have fun, without self-control or thinking of the consequences that might follow. If the Cat continues with this balancing act and slips, the items may fall, causing the house to become a mess, but the dander to the Fish is more substantial.
She feels intimidated and considers her situation, “Uh oh, I better leave him alone. He’s very big, and I’m so small.” Next to him is an older back and white female who looks bored, but accessible. “Hello” enquires Suzy timidly, “Can you tell me why all of us are here?” The docile cat licks her left paw and meows curtly, “Get used to it.” She glances at the big black cat, “We’ve been here a long time.” Suzy Q decides to keep to herself for now and, instead, starts to preen and bathe herself. Later, maybe she will try to talk to the black and white female
The cat then “jumped into Zeena’s chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them [Ethan and Mattie] with narrowed eyes” (Wharton 34). This relates to Zeena 's actions, because she also silently observes Mattie and Ethan from her chair. Zeena has a way of “letting things happen without seeming to remark on them, and then, weeks afterward, she slides in a casual phrase, revealing that she had taken her notes and drawn her inferences” (Wharton 15). Ultimately, the reader can infer that Zeena’s behavior was responsible for the distance between Ethan and Zeena,which created the tension in their
Onychectomy, or declawing, is a surgical procedure to remove cat’s claws, usually for reasons convenient to the owner. Many people support the declawing of cats for the protection of their furniture and children. Cat claws can quickly tear up furniture and scratches often make people sick. Because scratching is a deeply ingrained instinct in cats, if there is no appropriate spot or post for them to scratch at, they will be forced to substitute furniture or other objects. However, declawing is a dangerous and inhumane practice that is unnecessary for cats.
The two panels also seem to be the only ones looking through Vladek’s perspective as the second panel shows what it would have looked like when Vladek looked at the cat and the sixth one illustrates what Vladek would have seen as he looked down. This makes it easier for the reader to be in Vladek’s shoes and connect with him, making them feel as if they are actually being yelled at and inspected by the Nazi cat. It is clear that the layout of page enhances what is already depicted about the cat. The fact that the cat is unnamed and indistinguishable from the other cats in the book, also makes it more likely that the reader will impose these associations created with other cats. After looking at this page, the reader will think that cats are evil and will have a more polarized perspective of race in this
This imagery refers to the number of cats she has in her house. The picture of having many cats in her house does not mean that she is lonely or in need of new friends. Cathy is a weird character and has plenty of imagination and a lot of opinions on other people. Cathy does not care about her weirdness and about what people think about her. Another vignette called “ Rafaela who drinks Coconut and Papaya juice every Tuesdays” shows imagery.