Feral cats adding to the bushfire tragedy

I love domesticated cats who live inside as necessary to my life. But cats are remarkably efficient predators when allowed to run free. Bird lovers often hate cats with a passion for that very reason. And it's a sound reason for keeping pet cats indoors. What's happening now is that feral cats are heading into … Continue reading Feral cats adding to the bushfire tragedy

Celebrating on New Year’s Eve can kill

This article discusses the effects of bullets fired into the air or carelessly. They retain the power to kill as they travel beyond their originally intended location. Do remember also that the shots and fireworks scare animals and make them truly miserable. Are they really that essential? https://amp.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article238725368.html

Cats manipulate us with their choice of meows

Not new, but I ran into it while searching for someone else. It says something most cat owners know well: cats know what sounds pull our chains. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/the-manipulative-meow-cats-learn-to-2009-07-13/ Manipulative meow: Cats learn to vocalize a particular sound to train their human companions By Lynne Peeples on July 13, 2009 Although perhaps not as jolting as … Continue reading Cats manipulate us with their choice of meows

When you want your cat to scratch what you give them

This is the most thorough review and testing I have ever seen of the variety of items a cat will be willing to scratch instead of your furniture or rugs. https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cat-scratchers/?smid=nytcore-ios-share The Best Cat Scratchers Updated February 21, 2019 We’ve added long-term test notes from using our picks over the past year. We remain confident … Continue reading When you want your cat to scratch what you give them

Cats attach just as thoroughly as babies and dogs

Cats are often maligned for being aloof and uncaring about the humans with whom they live. Turns out cats understand more and care more than previously thought. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326485.php#1 Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs The first empirical study on the connection between cats and their caregivers refutes felines' chilly image. … Continue reading Cats attach just as thoroughly as babies and dogs