It's been said that people that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.
- Top Story - May 2018
Time, Patience, and Cuddles
She cowers in the corner, surrounded by her plush igloo—her safety zone. She most likely will remain huddled inside it until the visitors leave, the lights are dimmed, and the staff go home. Only then will she dare to move, darting out from her igloo and straight to her food dish and water bowl.
Fort Catamo Cat Sanctuary
The Legend of Fort Catamo and why there is not only a physical aspect to this place but a spiritual side. Well, first of all, some people may ask, "Why now?" Why keep part of a true story hidden for over seven years? Believe it or not, I had my reasons but now it's time to tell the whole story on what happened that dreadful night that almost took down this "cat sanctuary" almost before it got off the ground.
10 Best Selling Cat Scratching Posts and Pads
Cats are very particular animals. If you’re already a cat owner, then you know that you probably don’t own your cat as much as your cat owns you. They are a very defiant and dominate pet. So when it comes topet supplies for your cat, such as litter boxes and must have cat toys, you need to make sure you have exactly what they need. And that means having the best sellingcat scratching posts and padsthroughout your house!
After a long day of work, I was finally able to come home and relax. However, once I had gotten comfortable in my bed, I heard my mom calling my name. I was a little reluctant to go at first, but everyone knows it’s not a good idea to ignore your mother. Once I found her, I asked her what she needed. Her response was, “Could you do me a huge favor and take the trash down to the curb?” Ignoring the fact that it was cold and dark outside, I agreed to help her. I grabbed the first pair of shoes I saw and started my task. I was about halfway down my driveway when I heard an unfamiliar whining sound. I’m a very anxious person to begin with, so hearing odd sounds in the pitch-black caused me to become quite alarmed. Scared of what I might see, I slowly turned my head towards the direction of the sound. However, all my fears melted away when I saw a small cat run onto my porch. I quickly brought the trashcan down to the curb and then slowly crept towards the cat, making sure not to startle it. Once I got within ten feet of it, I put my hand out and tried to lure it in. To my surprise, the cat came right to me. Although, my heart broke once I got a good look at it. He was a tabby cat who couldn’t have been any older than two years. He had golden eyes and long white whiskers. His body sunk in under his ribs, alluding to the fact that he was severely malnourished. I immediately ran into my house to get him some cat food, praying he wouldn’t leave while I was gone. Thankfully, he was still there when I got back. I sat the small bowl down in front of him, and he instantly started eating. I spent the next ten minutes watching the cat chow down the dry food. Once he was done, he came over to me and started rubbing against my legs. I could tell that the cat had previously lived in a home because he wasn’t afraid of humans. Every part of my brain was focusing on how I needed to help this cat. I felt as if he had stumbled upon my house for a reason. Fearing that he would give my current cats fleas or a disease, I couldn’t take the stray into my home. I refilled the water and food bowls, and then went back into my house. Before I went to sleep that night, I prayed that I would see him again tomorrow.
Why Do Cats Love Playing with Boxes?
If you have a cat, you know how much she loves playing with cardboard boxes. A lot of us cat owners, though, might be wondering why. Believe it or not, each of the reasons that she does will help you to relate to your kitty a little more.
The Crazy Cat Lady
It seems like everyone on the internet is on a dog craze. Don't get me wrong, dogs are freaking amazing. I'd like to get one eventually once my life isn't so hectic. But, as for right now, I'm a fur mom to four cats. You heard me, four.
My True Love
Ok yeah so this is going to be about the love of my life. No it's not a man or a woman. It's about my cat. My cat is 13 years old I've had her since I can remember. She's been there for me through so much. She's seen me cry, she's seen me laugh. She's my bestfriend and my greatest love. I treat her like my baby and she acts like one. Her personality is crazy she's exactly like a person. She sits up like a little person on the couch. She stares at you like every girl wants their boyfriend to stare at them. She always makes me laugh with the weird faces or things she's doing. I show her off like every girl wants to be shown off. This cat isn't just a cat to me, she's my entire world. I am laying in bed right now and a couple minutes ago she was pushing my bedroom door open to come in. I opened the door for her climbed back in bed, next thing you know she's standing by my bedside looking up at me. Of course I got out of bed picked her chubby butt up and put her in bed with me. Now we are laying in bed together, looks like I might have a sleeping partner tonight. She purrs so loud you can hear it from probably two rooms over. Unfortunately I have class in the morning and don't want to really sleep with her although I love her. I'm definitely not gonna let her get too comfy only for the fact that I'm going to have to kick her out soon. I look at her and get upset at the thought of her getting older and what I'm ever going to do without her. I wish she was still younger. I also told her to reincarnate herself as another kitten so I could find her again. She just sits there and looks at me probably thinking I'm a nut. She's about the last thing left from my childhood and I think that's why it hurts the most. Also I've thought about when she passes hopefully not anytime soon but far in the future. I've thought about maybe getting her stuffed but everyone seems weirded out by that so maybe I'll just have her cremated and put it into a necklace or something like that. Maybe three necklaces because I frequently loose important jewelry. Anyway I'm sure everyone can relate to this in the sense that the majority of us have had childhood pets that have followed us into adulthood. I'm also sure many people can relate to the loss of a beloved pet and how it hurts. I've done so much googling on how long cats live and it's crazy because I'm really trying to estimate and prepare myself for the time. I'm going to have to get another cat right after she passes. Hopefully she reincarnated herself like I told her. Most likely I will get a kitten so I have something to continue to grow with also the kitten won't be that old when I decide to have kids so the kitten can even grow with my kids. I like dogs but they are just so much work and I feel like cats just get into your feelings more. Hopefully I still have a good five years left. If any of you recently lost a pet I'm sorry for your loose and I hope you can heal from this. Time to kick my love off and get to sleep.
When You Should Get Your Cat to the Vet ASAP...
Cats are one of the most mysterious pets I have ever come to meet. They do funny, quirky things that have ended up on many, MANY America's Funniest Home Videos episodes, and even more on YouTube.
10 Things You Can Train Your Cat to Do
Every cat owner has had this thought at least once in their life: can I train my cat to do... anything? Well, the answer is yes, and you can actually teach your cat 10 different tricks, no matter how stubborn they might be.
List of Human Foods Your Cat Can and Cannot Eat
There's something so appealing about feeding your animal human food. We enjoy what we eat so much, so why should our furry family members miss out? While dogs like to beg and whine while you're eating dinner, sometimes cats will jump right up on the table and start eating if you're not looking! If your cat has scarfed up something right off your plate, you should know if it's good for her or not.
For Christmas, my parents promised me I could get another cat. I could go to the small pet shelter 15 minutes away from the house and I could adopt a kitten. I could pick out whichever one I wanted and she would be my baby for the next year or two before I went to college.
Best Organic Cat Litter Brands
Who better to take recommendations for organic cat litter brands from than a crazy cat lady herself? Hint: that cat lady is me, whoops. Though it's not fair to call us crazy anymore because everyone knows cat ladies are cool as of the 2010s! The thing is, traditional clay litter is a thing of the past. In this new world where cute cat videos are king on Facebook, let's show our kitties we care for their precious paws by buying them any of these great brands.