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

The smartest domestic cat breed

If you've gotten here thru Twitter, Facebook, or Google, you've seen one of my favorite pictures of my companions Henry and Ivy, who are both Abyssinians. Anyone has who shares their home with a pet has a magnet for articles about that breed. Abys always show up in the top 5 or 10 most intelligent … Continue reading The smartest domestic cat breed

How do cats automatically know how to use a litter box?

We're just taking advantage of cats' natural way of dealing with the problem in the wild. How Do Cats Automatically Know How to Use a Litter Box? Morgan Cutolo Nils Jacobi/Shutterstock Reader's Digest Cat owners agree on the fact that it's convenient that they don't have to train their cat where to go to the … Continue reading How do cats automatically know how to use a litter box?

Living alone shortens your life — add a dog, cat, fish (, person)

It's not healthy to live alone. I know my cats keep me sane. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/you-could-live-24-longer-thanks-to-your-dog-2019-10-08 It's not as much fun, but here's the argument for living with another human: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-10/marriage-leads-to-a-longer-life-at-least-until-your-spouse-dies You could live 24% longer, thanks to your dog Published: Oct 8, 2019 12:52 p.m. ET New research finds that dog ownership helps those who live … Continue reading Living alone shortens your life — add a dog, cat, fish (, person)

Want a trained dog and serve your country too?

Military dogs have served our country and protected our military, but eventually they earn a retirement. Long ago, they used to simply euthanize these animals. Now they offer them to welcoming homes. Perhaps yours? https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/10/you-can-adopt-a-retired-us-air-force-military-working-dog/ You can adopt a retired US Air Force military working dog German Shepherd. (Adam Kontor/Pexels/Released) October 06, 2019 Gary Dinges … Continue reading Want a trained dog and serve your country too?

Cats may care more about their owners than thought

Admittedly, this is a far from statistically sound study but its results certainly give support to those of us who have absolutely no doubt that our cats are as deeply attached to us as any dog. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/pets/cat-owner-study Results From a New Pet Study Reveal Great News for Cat Owners It turns out your cat may … Continue reading Cats may care more about their owners than thought

How important are pets to their families? An example

For once, a story about cats or dogs that's not either just cute photos or heart-wrenching pictures of abused animals. Plenty of angst here, but also triumph. She Quit Her Job. He Got Night Goggles. They Searched 57 Days for Their Dog. A couple combed a rural Montana community for their Border collie, Katie. Carole … Continue reading How important are pets to their families? An example