Cat names for your nerdy feline

https://theportalist.com/cat-names-for-your-nerdy-feline Cat Names for Your Nerdy Feline Searching for the right name for a new furry friend? Allow us to be of assistance. By Feliza Casano | Published Aug 10, 2017 There’s really nothing like a text from a friend that reads, “HELP ME NAME MY NEW KITTIES!” I’m the geeky type, as are most of my friends, so … Continue reading Cat names for your nerdy feline

A great toy for your cat

This is one of those ideas that's so darn obvious once seen -- but I've never seen this idea anywhere before this. https://www.thedodo.com/daily-dodo/cat-gets-her-very-own-sink Cat Loves Sinks So Much Her Family Bought One Just For Her She loves it so much 😻 By Caitlin Jill Anders Published on 9/2/2020 at 3:48 PM Not long after adopting Lazuli … Continue reading A great toy for your cat

Help your cat live longer

Even if you think you cat is doing fine there may be things you can do to extent the healthy part of their lives. https://thebestcatpage.com/10-ways-help-extend-cats-life/ by Daniel Torres 5.8kviews The life expectancy of your average cat is around 15 years. Indoor cats seem to survive a few more years due to better conditioning and health … Continue reading Help your cat live longer

“Catnip Nation” gliding into our living rooms

This lovely documentary fell into the COVID-19 pit. It's now beginning to be streamed. Keep an eye out. https://katzenworld.co.uk/2020/02/13/catnip-nation-director-tina-traster-talks-about-why-she-made-the-film/ “There are about as many feral cats in the United States as there are pet cats. So that would put them anywhere from 70 to 90 million.” Kathleen O’Malley, Director of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Education, NYC Feral … Continue reading “Catnip Nation” gliding into our living rooms

No cat owner will be surprised

I've been sharing my home with two nominally Abyssinian cats, only one of which had the true breed personality. He was my guardian, my companion, my protection. He was always present. He died last month rather suddenly. I knew how important he was to surviving this period -- or thought I did. What a huge … Continue reading No cat owner will be surprised

Cats *chose* humans, not the other way around

Cats appear to have joined humans much earlier than first thought and also not to have been reliant on rodents as a food source. They may simply have found it in their own best interests to be near creatures with fires and warm laps. Interesting ideas to be further explored. https://www.inverse.com/science/are-cats-even-domesticated Cats chose humans very … Continue reading Cats *chose* humans, not the other way around

What Disneyland is doing with its feral cats now

NYC is currently having a major problem at the restaurants with outside dining -- starving rats. After a lengthy period of few places with food waste, the rats left after eating each other have no shame about almost attacking diners for something to eat. Maybe NYC needs to look to some of its feral cat … Continue reading What Disneyland is doing with its feral cats now

Odd cat behavior explained (maybe)

https://iheartcats.com/mystery-decoded-9-odd-cat-behaviors-explained/ by Kelli Brinegar Oh, the strangeness of cats! Just when cat parents think they’ve figured their out their kitty, then arises an odd cat behavior that leaves you scratching your head. And when it comes to cats, there’s a lot of strange in the things they do. Believe it or not, all these weird antics … Continue reading Odd cat behavior explained (maybe)

Will cats respond to the illusion of a box? If so, why?

I find cats to endlessly fascinating as well as comforting. This is just one example. Why do cats sit in a taped square or circle? MARY JO DILONARDOMay 18, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Cats are quirky. There's no question about it. We know they like to hide in boxes and knock things over. They are persnickety about … Continue reading Will cats respond to the illusion of a box? If so, why?

Pets and their humans

Pets and the Humans Who Loved Them From prehistoric times to the age of Covid-19, people have looked to animals for companionship. John Steinbeck with his dog Charley.PHOTO: BETTMANN ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES By Amanda Foreman May 7, 2020 5:51 pm ET Americans have been adopting pets at a record pace since the pandemic began. It’s as if the crisis … Continue reading Pets and their humans

How worried should I be about my cat or dog and COVID-19?

Whenever I read a comparative article like this I ponder the different responsibilities between cat and dog ownership. Short of a run-in with a skunk, I've never bathed my indoor cats, nor do they go to groomers for their fur or nails, and I don't need to hire people to walk them. But dogs offer … Continue reading How worried should I be about my cat or dog and COVID-19?

Dog breeder hired for White House coronavirus task force

It shouldn't be a partisan question about whether or not President Trump should hire the most capable and experienced people to participate in planning how the coronavirus should be fought and how this nation is to emerge better than it was before. It would be nice however if there was more than our trusted friend, … Continue reading Dog breeder hired for White House coronavirus task force