Disco, Dart Frogs, Cats, and Canines!

Considering the current state of affairs around the world, I thought we could all use some levity.  We all need a break from the fear, hate, insanity, and the seemingly never-ending drama.

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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Stranger in Black 

There are no ordinary cats. - Colette  August 2, 2015 Have you ever met someone when you least expected it? And not only did you meet them when you least expected it, but they ended up being one of the greatest influences in your life? I have. Many of them, actually, but the one who …

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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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Clicking with Cats!

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. ― Isaac Asimov Who says you can't train cats?? ... A lot of people. Most people I meet (even my cat and dog clients) believe you can't train cats to do a darn thang. …

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Didga, the Cat with Mad Skateboarding Skills!

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime. -Mark Twain, Notebook, 1895 Behold the cat that loves to skateboard ... and who does it well, I might add.  Meet Didga, a two and a half year young clicker trained rescue cat who shows us that cats are not only clever, but …

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