To Learn Persistence, Copy The Cat

Are you owned by a cat? If so, perhaps you already realize that if you need to learn persistence, you will be successful if you copy the cat. Your remarkable cat understands the importance of persistence, and will use the technique often to his great advantage. For example, how does your cat wake you up…


How To Care For Feral Cats In Winter

Do you feed or offer shelter to stray cats in your area? Have you wondered how to care for feral cats in winter? Can they even survive in extreme weather conditions? What can you do to help? There are two basic needs you can help provide. One is a snug shelter where they can get…


Cats And Thanksgiving

Hello, fans of the fabulous furry cat!  It’s your Cantankerous Cat Lady with a Thanksgiving message for you.  Will your cat be enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with you?  If so, here is some information about cats and Thanksgiving that may come in handy. Oh, and by the way, as I will be out of town…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA #9: Cat Behavior Solutions

Hello, readers. It’s Lucinda the literate cat, with number nine of my cat behavior solutions columns. This one answers a question submitted by a member of my fan club, a Mr. KC from Jacksonville, FL. Here’s his question: I would be interested in getting a cat’s point of view on TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return.) We certainly need…


Do Cats Protect Their Owners?

I’ve seen several Quora questions lately on this topic: Do cats protect their owners? This subject provided interesting research, and as it turns out, there are many stories of the cat doing just that. Cats are territorial, and do not like any uninvited intruders. Their territory includes not just the property, but the house and…


Can Feral Cats Be Domesticated?

Greetings from Lucinda the literate cat. My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has asked me to write something a bit different. Since I am a cat, she feels I can give the best answer to the question, “can feral cats be domesticated?” She wants me to describe the process as if I were the one being…


Why Do People Love Cats?

I answer a lot of questions on Quora. One I’ve seen lately is “Why do people love cats?” Instead of answering on Quora, I have written this post, which will tell you why I love cats. Well, first of all, they are cute and attractive animals. Their pointy ears and floating tail; their soft fur…


Witches And Halloween: It’s A Natural

Greetings, readers!  Lucinda the literate cat here.  My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) informed me that we should have done this particular review last week, since it is a Halloween story, and today is October 31.  It’s about witches and Halloween, so it definitely fits the day. Well, as you two-leggeds say, “Better late than never.” …


Why Did Egyptians Worship Cats?

Greetings, all. It’s Lucinda the literate cat. I’ve received a question from a reader. After we published “Cat Behavior Solutions #8,” Abigail Calkin asked, “Why did Egyptians worship cats?” She said, “Surely it wasn’t just because they killed vermin destroying the food supply. There must have been some other reason.” So I researched. Let me…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA 8: Cat Behavior Solutions

Welcome, my friends, to another edition of Cat Behavior Solutions from Lucinda, the literate cat. This edition is number eight. How time flies! Our question for this column comes from a Mr. Jack DeWitt, who writes: “Lucinda, I have a burning question about my cat, and someone suggested I ask you. Why will my cat…