Cats Who Cache!

Bewildering behaviors are common in homes with cats, but all behavior has its roots. Once we understand that all behavior serves a purpose, we gain a new perspective ... Get a glimpse into the behavior of panthers and cougars and how it relates to your house panther!

Covert Cougars!

March 2018 Hello, gorgeous! I am speaking to both you and that cougar 😉 I hope you are enjoying life, while remembering to give yourself as much unconditional love as your furry, finned, scaled, and feathered companion give to you.  In my last post I went waaaaay up into the heart, so today I am going …

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Lions, Tigers, Tabbies, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. And in a world where there is food enrichment for felines 😉 I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are …

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Animal Emotions and That Icky Sticky Fear

 “Lacking a shared language, emotions are perhaps our most effective means of cross-species communication. We can share our emotions, we can understand the language of feelings, and that's why we form deep and enduring social bonds with many other beings. Emotions are the glue that binds.” ― Bekoff   Ants teach.  Earthworms make decisions.  Rats …

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Cats and Claws Belong Together!

  The title of this post was a declaration made by a brilliant and highly respected behaviorist at Positive Cattitudes. She was referring to cats who have been forced to have their digits removed. Yes, you read that correctly.   It's 2016, yet house cats, exotic cats, and other animals are still being forced to have …

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Will It Be The Eve of Chaos or Calm?

December has been a month of multicultural holiday celebrations, but the holidays ain't over folks. New Year's Eve will be here in just a few days.  The question isn't “when will it arrive?”  The question is, will it arrive at your home with a big bang, or will it arrive with grace and ease?   I can …

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Doin’ The Displacement

AUG, 2015 “Whenever you are examining someone else, you are bound to learn many interesting things of which you were not previously aware.” ―Lemony Snicket Do you have a long list of things to do, but even more reasons not to do them? I do.  We all do. We have lists of must-do today, gotta-do …

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Wanna Get to Second Base? Go Slow and Steady, Babe.

 I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.  If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant. ― The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro Are you a patient person?  Do you take your time with things? Do you want more …

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