A Few Cool Facts about Polydactyl Cats

When we visited a shelter last year to find our new feline family member, we fell in love with a scrawny, bedraggled little black kitten with a funny eye, who, as my daughter exclaimed, “Has thumbs!” Freddie was perfect for us, and his uniqueness just made him more amazing. When we got home, we found that…

The Whys and Hows of Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Cats may be adorable, but those nails sure can get you – and your sofa! At one time, declawing was a more common choice for people who didn’t want to deal with cats clawing them or their furniture, but thankfully, those days are fading into the sunset as more information about the harm caused by…

The Science of Why We Can’t Resist Kittens

For most of us, just the sight of a kitten is enough to make us melt. Their soft, fuzzy fur. Their big, guileless eyes. Their cute little paws. Sigh. And it’s not just kittens – to be fair, almost every baby animal can elicit a similar response, although not all species are as perfectly roly-poly…

Cat Whiskers are Awesome – Here are 5 Reasons Why

Cats possess so many amazing and wonderful natural adaptations that work together to make them the graceful, stealthy and fiercely magnificent creatures they are.  A cat’s whiskers are an excellent example of the tools a cat uses to… well, be a cat.  To follow are 5 awesome facts about cat whiskers: Whiskers are Different than…

Your Craft Skills Can Help Shelter Cats

July 21st is National Craft for Your Local Shelters day, and it’s the perfect opportunity to break out your mad crafting skills for your local cats in need. We all like to help homeless pets, and we don’t always have the extra cash lying around to help as much as we’d like to.  But what…

Can Cats Eat Ice Cream?

Ice cream is probably my favorite food.  There is always a good occasion for ice cream.  Celebrating?  Ice cream.  Sad?  Ice cream.  Long, strenuous hike?  Ice cream.  Day out with one of the kids?  Sounds like the perfect time for ice cream. Delicious food is part of my love language (of course, it follows that…

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

These days, there is not much that is more funny than a cat in a box.  All over social media, at any time, you can find plenty of spontaneous – and also staged – photos of cats who jumped into a freshly opened shipping box, to the immense amusement of their human companions.   And…