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The relationship between James Bond and Tristan is simply amazing. By that I mean it amazes me. Because these two are such opposites in so many ways. Tristan was always high energy. We had to get him a cat tree; … Continue reading ?
It’s not unusual for my cats to take up almost as much room on the bed or couch as I do. When Tristan naps against my leg, he stretches from my waist to my feet. We have positioned a scratching … Continue reading ?
Do cats have a sense of self? Cats do behave in ways that indicate acknowledgement of themselves as separate beings. They show indicators of being aware of how things look from “outside” themselves. Look at the classic cat response to … Continue reading ?
This popular cat game can be played on the cat tree and called King of the Mountain. It can be played at the best seat at the window and we call it Bullying. No matter where it’s played, it’s a … Continue reading ?
Tristan tells me what to do. Specifically, he asks me to do him favors, just as my training of him consists of me asking him favors. As I always say, “Training is communication.” So when Tristan asked me to start … Continue reading ...
Most of what I learned about cats came from observing cats in close relationships with myself, my family, and my other pets. The reason this did not take an entire lifetime, but only the relatively short span of a decade-and-a-half, … Continue reading ?
Many people look at the cat’s independence and assertion as negative qualities. As though this makes them a lesser pet. I guess it all depends on one’s definition of “pet.” A lot of the time, this comes from a place … Continue readi...
One of the thrills of rescue is… you know, rescuing. Making an unhappy cat, happy, is such a thrill. So, why aren’t they fixed yet? As with humans, fixing the problem doesn’t always fix the problem. We can get out … Continue reading...
If we have one cat, they will automatically feel special, because they are the only cat who is having attention paid to them. But what if we have more than one? Do we need to handle jealousy, favoritism, and struggles … Continue reading ?
A lot of problems people have with their cats, (and life in general,) is when we look at things through the wrong frame. We can’t ask for things from other beings that they are not equipped to deliver. I was … Continue reading ?
The kinetic theory of matter states that an increase in energy leads to an expansion of the space matter occupies. A solid becomes a liquid becomes a gas; all capable of filling increasingly larger spaces. Cats do this with metaphysics. … Continue reading ?
My four cats all love each other… and, occasionally, annoy each other. Whether disagreement becomes a source of occasional flares or a full-scale firestorm might depend on how we anticipate, and react, to these incidents. Is it their cat type? … Continue reading ?
I know the idea of making an effort to “play with kittens” sounds kind of redundant. Don’t they do an amazing job of it, all on their own? Aren’t we, and our existing cats, dealing with this around the clock … Continue reading ?
I am so proud of James Bond. Recently, we had fireworks, and this year I needed to take pictures for my job. So, for the first time since we acquired Tristan, we left the cats alone for the fireworks. Previously, … Continue reading ...
I love kittens! Everybody loves kittens. But people shouldn’t think they can shape the Cat to Come. Each kitten arrives with their own personality. While Tristan was a rescue we didn’t know anything about, I was very successful in picking … Continue reading ?
A reader writes: I have had a 10 year old scaredy, skinny cat for 2 years. Acquired a 6 month old starving male. At first they got along, then after a few months at exactly 2:30 every morning, the older … Continue reading ?
Do cats have a force field? Not really. They simply act as though they do. Cats have an amazing nervous system which creates a heightened sense of their entire environment, especially when compared to humans. So it can seem that … Continue reading ?
Like most children, I went through a period of “animism.” Animism encompasses the belief that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical (or material) world. Children readily attribute thought and purpose to inanimate objects. That’s why they love … Continue reading ?
A reader writes: We recently introduced a new friend for our younger cat, and they are getting along very well. However, I am not sure that either cat ever experienced playing with a cat their own age. Is there a … Continue reading ...
The better our relationship with our cat, the more trust we have in each other, the more easily we can let them know how to think about new things. Once we let them know that this is a good thing … Continue reading ?