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 ?
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?
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 ?
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
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
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
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 ?
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 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
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 ?
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
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 ?
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 "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
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 ?
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 ?
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
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?