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This story is currently featured in Kittens
USA 2003-2004™ Annual Publication. Reprinted with permission
Anderson has sold more than 60 million albums and performed more than
2,500 concerts in 40 countries, as a solo performer and as frontman for
the Grammy-winning band Jethro Tull. Ian and the band began touring in
1968 and continue to typically perform 100 concerts per year.
Unknown to a large number of fans is that Ian is a highly accomplished
cat fancier. Just recently, Ian posted a complete guide for first-time
kitten guardians on the Official Jethro Tull Web site.
It all came about after a litter of five kittens was found under a garden
log pile. No mum was found to care for the approximately 2-week-old orphans.
Ian and his wife, Shona, took the litter in and decided to adopt them
out once they became of age. In the meantime, the couple hand-fed the
kittens, took them in for a vet checkup and supplied each one with an
abundance of love and attention.
The idea for the kitten guide was born when Ian felt the necessity to
educate everyone who has ever considered adopting a kitten, from how
to care for an 8- to 10-week-old furball to what to expect in this new
“Your New Kitten: Advice
for New Parents” is a complete and thorough
quick reference guide, covering every aspect of adopting and raising
kittens and proper kitten care.
Ian stresses the importance of a quality diet, the proper milk, deworming
and introducing the newcomer to a home with existing pets. Next, you
are guided through a number of detailed topics covering litter, litterboxes
and litterbox training, food, vaccines, medical care, spaying/neutering
and pet insurance.
We highly recommend a visit to “Your New Kitten: Advice for New
Parents.” This online guide provides significant facts for new
and seasoned cat guardians.
Also, be sure to check out Ian’s other link, “Wittering
on About Cats,” a personal cat tale told by Ian about his lifelong
adventures and memories growing up with cats and how they continue to
have a great impact on his life today.
Ian’s kitten guide can be found at www.j-tull.com.
Steve Triolo, associate editor of CAT
FANCY and proud guardian of Rosie
the cat, lives in Southern California.