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A reader writes: I recently moved to a neighborhood in the Irish countryside from the middle of a very busy large American city. My Maine Coon, Smoky, a talkative Beta… Ink, a Gamma … were never outside when I was … Continue reading...
As any Cat Appreciator knows by now, our stuff is also our cat’s stuff. I lived with cats terraforming my house for years before I realized that is who they are, and this is what they do. Cats are driven … Continue reading ?
Jealousy is a highly misunderstood emotion. So many regard it as proof of love. But it’s actually a sign of deep insecurity. Jealousy is what happens when we think there isn’t enough love around for us to get our share. … Continue reading ?
Our Cat Civilization has been reconfiguring itself after the loss of James Bond and the arrival of Mithrandir, events that were mere months apart. I’ve been looking for every opportunity to help encourage the friendly overtures, and defuse potential trouble. … Continue reading ?
Cat imagination is at work when we amuse them with toys. We might not realize how well we can use this tool for other avenues of communication. Of course the cat knows the puffball is not a rodent, and the … Continue reading ?
Our cats live in our world. And I think they do a wonderful job of adapting. Cats are a contradictory bundle of instinctual imperatives and adaptive improvising. We, too, were once creatures who adapted from a completely natural world to … Continue reading ?
A recent tweet came from a reader who is adding two new cats to their two existing cats: @WayofCats these hall ones [cat trees] have been essential for defusing tense confrontations, where everyone was on equal ground trying to pass … Continue reading ?
It can look that way, I’ll admit. But cats do not plot and plan to upset or annoy us. That’s merely a side effect. I know how it can seem that cats demand attention at the least opportune times. But … Continue reading ?
A commenter asks: I have an extreme Persian. Kenzie is 5 months.She has trouble eating and drinking properly because of her flat face.She eats face down. I tryed all kinds of bowls and low plates.I don’t know what to do. … Continue reading ?
Every Cat Civilization is different. Over the course of time, adding and subtracting the cats who are its citizens changes its form and forces. And yet, some things do not change. When The Boys were James, RJ, and young Tristan, … Continue reading ?
Yes, we can play April Fool’s tricks on our cats. They will even enjoy it! If we do it right. The right kind of trick does not startle or frighten our cat. The kind they enjoy puzzles them. Even a … Continue reading ?
We have three long-haired, big-boned Beta cats, and one long-limbed, short-haired Alpha cat. That’s because we didn’t choose Tristan. He was a foster we fell in love with. I adore Alphas, but they are tricky in our small space with … Continue reading ?
I formed my views on vaccinations from a combination of low cash, high volume, and mutual respect with my animal medical personnel. These views have turned out to be on the cutting edge even now. It’s not simple to figure … Continue reading ?
So we buy the cat a brand new scratching post, cat tree, bed, or cat condo. And they don’t like it. What does the cat want? To please them, we have to think the way the cat does. Then we … Continue reading ?
I recently emailed condolences to the writer of this comment: The day before yesterday we had to put our little Baxter baby down. We got him at a pet adoption center a little over 4 months ago. He was only … Continue reading ?
A loving kitten is a happy kitten is a confident kitten is a secure kitten. People often get kittens because they want to build their cat “from scratch.” It is certainly a chance to build a relationship from an early … Continue reading ?
In my latest podcast, Manage the Cat’s Stress, I outline this most important cat caretaking skill. Cat routines which incorporate stress-reducing activities at regular intervals serve as an instinct-matching way to reduce our cat’s stress. Cats accumulate stress the way … Continue reading ?
Some cat combinations are going to be a helplessly volatile mixture. Every Star Trek fan knows you can’t mix matter and antimatter. In the words of Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott: Aye, Mr. Spock, and I found out why. The … Continue reading ?
The most destructive cat myth of all is that they do not care about us or our feelings. In fact, cats have a reactive and deeply felt system of emotions, combined with a subtle, nonverbal, system of communication. If human … Continue reading ?
We got him last May, and according to shelter calculations when he was a baby, his birthday is in early March. So our little Mithy is one year old! Of course, he left “little” in the dust months ago. As … Continue reading ?