Introducing Some Garberville Cats Of Interest

It is February 2019. As some of my readers know, I am in Garberville, CA for a month’s visit with my dear friend, Patte. I came down here to avoid the Alaskan weather, and today (February 9) we have had 5 1/2 inches of snow! Go figure…still, the change is very nice. I thought it might…


How Do You Compare Cat Years To Human Years?

Sadly for us, dogs and cats age much faster than humans. Major health issues can occur much earlier in their lives because of this rapid aging. Therefore, it is good to know how your cat’s age progresses in comparison with human years. There is general agreement that the first two years of your kitty’s life…


Have You Met The Tailless Manx Cat?

Are you acquainted with the tailless Manx cat? The Manx cat got its name because many of the early ones were to be found on the Isle of Man. The breed is an ancient one, descendants of the African wild cat (F. silvestris lybica). Even though this breed has been around for a long while,…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA, Offering Cat Behavior Solutions

Hello, two-legged readers. It’s Lucinda, the literate cat, but with something a bit different this time. First of all, my book reviews have gone over very well, so my CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has decided to make me a permanent member of her staff. Today I will be starting a brand new venture. Members of…


On Valentine’s Day, Do You Know The Signs of Cat and Human Bonding?

There are many ways our cat shows us his love. Unless we understand how the cat communicates, we may not realize that we are receiving love demonstrations. Can you recognize the signs of cat and human bonding? In an article from www.theguardian.com, comes this list of ways in which your cat demonstrates his love. Have…


Do You Know the Purpose of Cats’ Whiskers?

Your cat’s whiskers are highly tactile hairs. These grow in a pattern and can be found above the cat’s eyes and on its muzzle. Whisker hairs also grow elsewhere on the cat’s body, such as his ears, jaw, and forelegs. These sensory tools help the cat in many ways. For example, they can help him…


Tips For Traveling With A Cat

Cats are homebodies, for the most part. They do not like to leave their territory, which includes their home and their daily routine. If you must travel with your cat, here are some tips that could make traveling with them easier. Get Them Used To The Idea First of all, take them on short trips…


Do You Know If Your Cat Is Ill?

Cats tend to hide illnesses. In fact, they even hide themselves when they don’t feel well. It will be up to you to determine if the cat needs to be examined by the vet. Is He Acting Differently? From his behavior you can gain some clues as to what is wrong. The most common sign…


For A Refreshing Change Of Pace Try Cat Coloring Books

There are days when I need to be totally distracted from the happenings of the world around me. Sometimes, the best way for me to free myself from the tensions of the moment is to do something that is a complete change; something fun and relaxing, and mentally absorbing. I get out my cat coloring books….


How To Put Your Cat On A Diet

The overweight cat is becoming a problem, as overweight and obese cats now outnumber cats of normal weight. Because of these extra pounds, the cat can be predisposed to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease,) and arthritis. In 2011, a study by APOP (Association for pet obesity prevention) found over 50% of cats to be…


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