Month: August 2013

Cat Kisses

Bebe’s  Cat Kisses Many years ago, when I was working with Bebe, a feral cat who grew to become a much loved family member, I struggled with getting her to trust me. I worked with her in a way that would’ve tested the patience of the slowest snail, but I knew the only way to …

Is My Cat Too Fat?

Many cat parents have simply gotten used to the image of an overweight cat and perhaps no longer recognize what their cats should look like in terms of a healthy body. And, it goes deeper than that — just as is the case with people, being the right weight doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Are we …

Is Your Cat a Thief?

Do you have a furry, four-footed thief in your house? Has the paper clip you just set down on the desk suddenly gone missing? Or maybe it’s some food from your plate that has vanished? Your keys? A sock? Your daughter’s hair bow? If you live with a very stealthy but oh, so adorable, feline …

Sad Statistics About Pet Overpopulation

With all the information available out there on pet overpopulation and the need for people to spay and neuter their pets, it’s very sad that the message isn’t getting through to enough pet parents. Innocent animals are dying in shelters because there simply isn’t enough room. According to the American Humane Association, nearly half of …

Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day After more than 37 years in the field of cat behavior, I’m still amazed at the wrong information people believe about cats. There are a number of people who hate, fear or simply don’t understand cats and as a result, they continue to spread the false information about …

Why Your Cats May Not be Getting Along

Listen to the audio version of this article Have you ever wondered why your two cats don’t get along and yet your neighbor’s four cats all live in harmony? Many cat parents live in households with more than one cat and there are no issues, but for others, tension is ongoing. What causes some cats …