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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King Albert The Grey

In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. I don't know any gods in this life, but I know a king. He is a good king.  This king does not live in a palace made of stone and ivory.   He does not sit on a throne made of jewels …

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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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Celebration of All Things Felis sylvestris

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat" ~Ellen Perry Berkeley 2013 Today, cat lovers all over the world celebrate and honor the felines that have touched their lives.  We also come together to encourage their adoption. This national day of feline adoration and acknowledgment started in 2005.  Eight years later, the organizers hope …

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More Please! … Please Stop!

Petting: to stroke, caress, fondle, or pat an animal affectionately I can certainly do without that "F word", but you get the idea of what petting is. We all love to pet our animals. It makes us feel good. It relaxes us, and it increases our mood. But what exactly is it doing to, or …

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Cat Sense

Cats have been popular household companion animals for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring guardians.  Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while many have learned to live …

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