Cats: The Wiggle and Pounce

So, we’ve all seen it from our cats: the wind up wiggle before jumping or springing up onto something. Some cats do a small wiggle and others, like my guy, wiggle for so long that the pounce is often anti-climatic. There are countless videos of cats wiggling and some have been made in to a […]

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

If you have a cat you know they love to sit in boxes. Sometimes the boxes are as small as a coffee mug but that doesn’t stop a determined cat, even if it means only the paws are in the box and the rest of your cat is… well, spilling over the sides. Take a […]

When Your Cat Doesn’t Like Being Pet

I had a cat that didn’t like being pet. She tolerated it but sometimes would walk away or turn around and smack me with her paws. She preferred to be picked up and carried around. If I just picked her up and stood there or sat down she would jump out of my arms and […]

Cats Adopt Human Habits

This article in Discovery News is a few months old but made me sit back and think about the habits I have that my cats also seem to have. I can validate that one of my cats has a habit of walking into the litter box when I’m in the bathroom, regardless if I’m brushing […]

Why Some Cats Like Earwax

My cats have very clean ears. I can’t say that their grooming habits are perfect but they do have clean ears. Over the years I’ve watched them groom each other, snuggle, and argue. Cats will groom each other to spread a “community scent,” a common scent spread by saliva that indicates that they are part […]

ZAP! Don’t Chew On That – Cats and Cords

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It seems out of boredom my cats find a way to amuse themselves and drive me nuts. They will start chewing on things that they shouldn’t like the plastic garbage bag, my shoelaces, or start batting the cords behind the tv or computer. Whenever they do these things, I notice they are looking right at […]

Peek-A-Boo: Why Cats Hide

Have you ever come home from work and not been able to find your cat? You check the preferred sleeping spots and only find traces of cat fur. You call his name and shake a bag of treats and no response. Then you start to wonder if he got out of the house and begin […]

Get Down! Cats on Counters

Cats who jump on counters put themselves at risk of getting hurt. What if they jump on a hot stove? What if they jump and land on a knife? Cats love to jump and find high places to sit and watch the world. They love being on things that give them a good point of […]