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Tilak Rishi, born in India, has been working as a career corporate executive, after doing his MBA. Passionately pursuing his hobby for writing, he also remained a regular contributor to newspapers in India and the U.S. Many true happenings and characters he came across in life, including interaction with former president Bill Clinton, inspired Paradise Lost and Found, his first novel. A family saga, it starts from Kashmir, when this paradise on earth is lost for the tourists who thronged in thousands every year to enjoy its scenic splendor. Terrorists have turned it into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family is not only a witness to the loss of this paradise, but also to another tragedy of much bigger magnitude. In the aftermath of the partition of India, along with millions uprooted from their homes in Pakistan, the family leaves behind all that it has in Lahore. Starting from a scratch on the difficult path to progress, it still has many joyful moments when along the way it makes a difference in many a life. The survival-to-success story climaxes in California where the family finds the paradise that was lost in Kashmir.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Feeling Lethargic? Learn From Cats!

Lethargy is a state of indifference from the Greek lethargia. It means feeling lack of energy, drowsy or tired. A lethargic person may also feel sluggish, uninterested, inactive, difficulty in performing daily routine or difficulty in concentration. When lethargic, learn from cats:

It is natural for cats to spend a lot of time sleeping. A cat will sleep an average of eighteen hours a day. The modern domesticated cat is prone to lethargy primarily because the human caregiver overfeeds and under-exercises her! Of course, there are other causes of cat lethargy.

There are many diseases which can result in lethargy. Usually, the first symptom to look for is anemia. Check your cat's gums for a bright pink coloring. If the gums are quite pale and if your cat is also suddenly acting lethargically, see your veterinarian.

The loss of a loved one, whether human or animal, can sometimes cause a cat to go into a depression. Time and lots of tender, loving care will usually get her back into activity. A change of diet to a high quality, well-balance food with more calories will sometimes do the trick.

A past frightening experience could cause a cat to curl up and stay in a safe place each day. Patience, time, and sometimes another cat will get this cat going again.

Just plain boredom can be the cause of lethargy. Provide more playthings, more playtime with you, or another cat to get your cat up and moving again. Two cats are usually happier and more active than one!

The greatest cause of lethargy is too much weight. An overweight cat is susceptible to heart disease, circulation problems, and other medical concerns. A fat cat's food must be restricted! Do not give her treats or table-scraps. Select a high quality food. Combine weight loss with exercise!

Sound familiar?!


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