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Tristan’s favorite music

I used to think Tristan didn’t have favorite music. Then I discovered that we just hadn’t played it for him yet. Between us, Mr WayofCats and I have overlapping and eclectic tastes. We had the misfortune to spend formative decades … Continue reading ?

Mar 28, 20 year old cat urinating on counter top

20 yr old female, spayed at age 1. Began urinating on kitchen counter top. Using foil to deter her from getting up. What could cause her to start this?

Multiple cats, in space and time

How many cats is too many cats? I get asked this all the time. The answer is, “That depends.” It depends on the cats; not so much their number, as how they blend together. It’s about what they need, and … Continue reading ?

Mar 21, My cat poops everywhere but the litter box

I adopted my cat when she was 3 months old. I actually rescued her. At the beginning she did not pee or poop in her box and did not poop for a very long

Mar 21, New female cat pooping in my bathroom sink

I got my cat one week ago. She's three years old. She has been hiding under my couch ever since. I put the litter box in my bathroom. She gets up on my

Already Sans One Appendage, Simon Loses a Second One to a Killer Dog but His Devoted Owners Elect to Allow Him to Live and He Rewards Them Handsomely by Making a Remarkable Adjustment

Simon Has Been Through Hell but Is Still Able to Smile "I stopped counting at NZ$22,000. It sure is a lot of money but putting Simon down wasn't an option. He's part of our family."-- Robert McCarthyShelters, Animal Control Officers, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, and ornithologists kill cats in droves. Show More Summary

Dear Pammy, THANK YOU

A reader writes: Hi there! I just wanted to give you a huge THANK YOU for your wonderful blog. A month ago, I adopted a semi-feral cat who was trapped with her mother and litter mates as a kitten. Her … Continue reading ?

Personal cat language

When I am home, Tristan is usually in the area. When a part of me is horizontal, Tristan is often on it. Any two beings who interact so closely together will develop their own personal communication system. As seen above, … Continue reading ?

A Caring Woman in Tekirdag Comes Up with an Innovative Way in Order Lure In Cats from the Cold

A Newly-Constructed Ladder Allows Cats to Gain Entry into Ilhan's House "This world is not just for people."-- Sebnem IlhanWith Tekirdag suffering through an especially cold and snowy winter, Sebnem Ilhan knew that she had to do something about the many wet and homeless cats that she saw shivering outside her house every day. Show More Summary

Dear Pammy, Is it normal to be so bereft after losing my cat?

A reader writes: i’ve recently lost my pet cat and it’s causing me a great deal of sadness. … I’m not asking for help with my feelings, but I was just wondering whether it is normal to feel so attached … Continue reading ?

Mar 8, Nine Lives Rescue Mission

We are a no-kill cat rescue organization based in Pickens, South Carolina. We work with caring people and other agencies to achieve the reduction of the

What littermates do for cats

Kittens act independent, early. This can make people think they are ready to be independent before they really are. The developmental period with their mother and littermates is an important area which is often skimped in rescue. Through ignorance or … Continue reading ?

Mithrandir, almost not quite feral

On a recent consultation, I reminded the human that their 2 1/2 year old Maine Coon was still a kitten. As our own Maine Coon mix, Mithrandir, approaches three years old, he provides a great window into the process. He’s … Continue reading ?

Stanley Exits This Vale of Tears Once and for All Time and in Doing So Leaves Behind Many a Damp Eye as Well as a Passel of Fond Memories

Stanley "Stanley provided hospital workers, ambulance staff and patients with a talking point, amusement and cuddle therapy whenever it was needed."-- Peter Hallett of South Western Ambulance ServiceThe physicians, nurses, and assorted...Show More Summary

Cats who handle their own problems

Why do cats fight? Because they see the other cat as the source of their issue. Rightly, or not. Since a cat’s first impulse is varying degrees of independence, they will try to handle things themselves. However, these issues vary … Continue reading ?

Dear Pammy, Isn’t there more I can do?

Someone wrote in saying my post, Dear Pammy, Trouble with my purebred, did not go deep enough. I wish you would offer this caring person some more help with providing a happy future for the Russian Blue. After some thought, … Continue reading ?

The Months of Unrelenting Abuse Meted Out to Elfie by a Roommate Graphically Demonstrate the Advantages as Well as the Limitations of Using Surveillance Cameras in Order to Protect Cats

Matthew Sparks Is Caught Dangling Elfie in Midair "If it wasn't for her owner deciding to install the hidden cameras no one would have known what was going on."-- Dan Hatfield of the RSPCAElfie was acting strangely and at first her unidentified owner did not know quite what to make of her erratic behavior. Show More Summary

Cat Kisses = Human Smile

One of the challenges of inter-culture communication is how a well-meaning outreach can look… wrong. And send the wrong message. With cats, people make wrong moves all the time; reaching for a shy cat and making them think they are … Continue reading ?

Dear Pammy, Trouble with my purebred

A commenter asks: My husband and I adopted a female, That we think is a Russian Blue, from a pet shop 2 years ago. She was there from a kitten on. When we got her, she was 1 year old. … Continue reading ?

Helping cats deal with medical

Modern medicine is a bitter blessing for our cats. On the one hand, medical professionals are a vital part of keeping our cat happy and healthy. On the considerable other hand, our cats hate everything about it. From the visit … Continue reading ?

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