Month: July 2018

Cats are more social than we usually give them credit for. By: artyangel I learned to speak cat early — barn cat, to be precise, since I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ farm as a kid. I only knew a little horse, and most of that was from an old friend of
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Balinese are known for their graceful looks and long coats. By: iStock.com/aleishaknight 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–8 pounds for males, 5–7 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15–20 years or longer A Balinese is a Siamese with a long coat. The graceful, aristocratic cats are medium-sized, muscular cats with a fine bone structure and a long,
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A new home may pique a cat’s curiosity, so watch for dangers such as narrow spaces behind heavy appliances. By: sandrobolo Whether it’s for a new job or a change of scenery, moving is a part of life. However, when it comes to moving with a pet, things can get a little tricky. There’s lots
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Are you sure you’ve found a stray cat? They may belong to a neighbor a few blocks away. By: Frankfeng Someone recently asked me if it’s OK to pick up a stray cat. Here’s my answer: It is never OK to pick up any cat unless they’re your own. There are safe ways to proceed
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Some people compare politics to the circus. In Omena, Michigan, it’s more like an animal shelter. According to KXAN, the 280-person town recently held an election for a new mayor, and all of the entrants were animals. Candidates included two cats, a peacock, a chicken, 13 dogs and one goat. It was Sweet Tart, a
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Cats need to feel that they can protect themselves and their territory inside your house. By: Neko412 I couldn’t find Bub. Now, this is not generally a big deal; he is extremely shy and takes his time putting in an appearance during my cat-sitting gigs. Bruce, his housemate, is the far more sociable of the
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Is your kitten going round and round in circles, trying to catch its own tail? Wondering what’s going on? Is he or she physically ok? And how about mentally? Many cats can be observed chasing their own tails, leaving owners baffled about this strange behavior. After all, cats are supposed to be smarter than that,
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A tiny black kitten wandered into the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and decided to stay. He took a nap in the sergeant’s office and wriggled his way into everyone’s heart. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office A week ago, a little kitten showed up outside the Eden Township Station (in California). He was wandering around the building
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