Category: Cat College

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 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…


Suggestions For Dealing With Cat Allergies

Do you love your cat but are plagued by an allergic reaction to him? Dealing with cat allergies can be a very hard thing, when you love your animal and don’t want to give him up. Though you can’t get rid of the allergy, you can minimize the negative effect of the cat’s presence. First…


How To Teach Your Cat Tricks

Have you figured out how to teach your cat tricks? You can teach them, you know. It requires time and patience. If you’d like to learn how to train them, read on. As you may be aware, there is an ongoing debate about whether a cat can be trained to perform. Consider this: Big cats,…


Learn About Havana Brown Cats

The Havana Brown is a breed that is recognized by the cat fancies of Britain and North America. It is a distinctive cat with a rich brown coat and an amiable personality. The breed has slightly different credentials, depending on which side of the ocean it was bred on. In the 1950s, breeders in Britain…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA: Cat Behavior Solutions #7

Greetings, two-legged readers. Lucinda the literate cat is here with the seventh edition of “Letters to Lucinda: Cat Behavior Solutions.” In this column we will discuss the issue of bird catching. I received a letter from a Mrs. Jacobs, who wrote the following: Dear Lucinda, Why does my cat have to hunt and kill birds?…


Read About The Mythology Of Cats

Welcome, two-legged readers. It’s Lucinda the literate cat, inviting you to my latest review. This time it is another chapter of the book, The Mythology of Cats. The chapter is titled The Caretaker Cat, and points out some excellent traits that can be found in your favorite feline. The book mentions that there are many…


Meet The African Wildcat, A Domestic Cat Ancestor

I’m happy to introduce Felix silvestris lybica, the African Wildcat, and a domestic cat ancestor. This animal is a subspecies of F. silvestris, and became a distinct species about 131,000 years ago. Then, about 10,000 years ago, some of these African Wildcats were domesticated in the Middle East. These early domesticated cats became the ancestors…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA 6: Cat Behavior Solutions

Hello, all.  Again, Lucinda the literate cat is here to help solve another cat behavior problem.  Today I will be teaching you a bit about an issue of great importance to cats, and one you may find baffling. Let’s start first with our question from a reader.  This one is from a Mr. Jack Lucas. …


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