It's been said that people that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.
- Top Story - November 2017
Weird Things Your Cat Might Be Doing Explained
Cats have many different signs of showing you that they want something. These behaviours may come across as unusual or out of the ordinary, however these behaviours have simple explanations which can help you understand your own cat a whole lot better.
When I was young, my first cat Onyx had passed away. A year or so later, my mom came home with this wonderful orange cat. She said his previous family refused to keep him and that if she didn't take him, he was going to be put on the street. So, she had brought him home to see how he would do with all of the other animals that we had. He adjusted well. He stayed in my room for the first week and would rarely come out from under my bed. He loved me. He was my cat.
- Top Story - November 2017
Best Hairball Remedy Products for Cats
Not having to give your cat a bath is a great luxury. No other pet you get will likely clean themselves the way that cats do. However, this comes with some downfalls. The main one being a hairball.
Benefits of Having a Cat
They’re fluffy, independent and affectionate, they're cats! While they don't require much less attention than dogs, owning a cat or kitten can provide multiple benefits for your health/personal life. Whether you own a friendly lap cat or a quiet introvert, the sense of companionship and love you have for your pet can be just as enriching as any other friendship. Here are some benefits that can help you.
8 Reasons Why You Need a Cat (or Cats) in Your Life
As someone with three cats in the house, I want to let everyone know about the joys of having a cat or kitten in your life. So here are my top eight reasons to add a new member to your family.
My Cat Almost Set My House on Fire
We pull up to our house and all we see is a gargantuan firetruck, taking up the whole width of the street, parked in front of our house. There are blue and red flashing lights, a few smaller fire vehicles, police. We are confused to say the very least. But let's rewind a little.
Do you have a calico? Is she crazy? Is she mean? I have a calico cat, myself. She can be quite crazy. Her name is Jingles, and she is three years old. I had her since she was about two months old. Little background, I got her on my 16th birthday. I received this amazing gift from my sister. For the first two months of Jingles' life, she was a barn kitten. Ever since she been with me, she has been a indoor cat only.
Do you need a feline earthquake-detection system? Then adopt a little fluffy kitty! Cats are one of the best furry friends you could ever ask for, and noticing seismic activity is just one of the many talents they possess. From warming your heart to warming your feet, everyone should have a cat.
What I Gained by Rescuing a Barn Kitten
I have been a self-harmer and depressed for years and cats have been apart of my life since I was born. So saving a kitten who was likely to die in the winter because mama cat was feral was a no brainer. What I got from the barn litter, was a little calico, my sassy bundle of joy and fighter for keeping me safe. For years school and work were my only reasons for getting out of bed. When I lost those I saw no point other than the bathroom and self harming. Morrigan over the last two years has learned this.
Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?
We always hear how important it is for humans to be drinking enough water through the day. However, this is just as important for your pets. Cats can be especially tricky because they are often picky about the source of their water. It can also be hard to monitor their water intake as they often like to play with their water bowl or dump it over entirely. Follow these tips to help ensure that your cat is getting enough access to the kind of water that they like to drink.
Losing a Pet
Rest in peace, Salem; you will never be forgotten. Burying Salem Pain seems like it will never truly end these days. Losing people is always a sad story, but they never tell you how bad it hurts when an animal passes on. I've never owned a pet before Salem. He was a kitten when we got him and he had a medical issue. The humane society found him on the street and operated on him due to the cyst in his eye. Some day in mid-October we went to the humane society to get a cat. We walked around for a bit until we found him. He was perfect. Our hearts melted when we heard his story, but we could tell he was a fighter. He chose my sister as we chose him. We brought him home and decided on the name Salem. It seemed fitting since we got him near Halloween, and he looked like a Salem. Now, this was quite some time ago. We had Salem for probably around nine or ten years. He was always a little off-kilter, never quite like other cats. We loved him with all our hearts, though. I cannot tell you how many times he was my confidante. So many times he sat and consoled me why I cried. He was there through so much. As time went on, Salem grew to be a full grown cat. He became distant in some ways, but he was still our cat. He would run around the house, curl up on my mom or with my sister. You could always find him near a window. He loved the outside, but we didn't want him going out due to his bad eye. We were frightened of something happening to him. We had many years together, just him and us.
- Top Story - October 2017
How To Curb Your Cat's Nocturnal Activity
As any cat owner knows by now, cats are essentially nocturnal creatures. Whether they are getting random bursts of energy and running all around your bedroom or biting your toes, this nocturnal activity can be disruptive to their owner's sleep. These nightly disruptions can take a toll on a human's health and productivity due to the lack of REM sleep. As cute as your pet is and as much as you love them, you no longer need to sacrifice your precious sleep time to keep them entertained. With these tips, you can curb that activity and even start training your cat to sleep when you do.