Why Does Your Cat Wiggle Its Butt?

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Every cat owner has undoubtedly seen their cat hunch down and wiggle their butts before pouncing. Even though there has been no “formal” research on this cat behaviour, the cat twerk is an integral part of your cat’s hunting stance. It is thought that cats do this in order to press their hind limbs into […]

Can your Cat Get Coronavirus?

The pandemic Coronavirus or COVID-19 has the world in a grip of chaotic fear. With worries of getting the virus yourself, cat lovers are undoubtedly concerned about their pets too. Let’s look at the number one questions. Can my cat give me COVID-19? There is no evidence to date that supports this according to the […]

Why Do Cats Scratch?

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If you have a cat, most likely it will scratch. Scratching is a natural cat behavior, so if you want a cat, you’ll have to accept it.  Cats in the wild will scratch trees in order to mark their territory and to sharpen their claws. Likewise, in the house, cats will scratch to mark territory […]

Get a Cat, Get Lucky!

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Not all beliefs about cats are bad. Folklore also presents us with a lot of good stories of cats. Many may be familiar with all the scary superstitions about cats such as the unfounded fear of black cats; however, the beliefs that cats are actually lucky charms need to be mentioned.  If you don’t have […]

Should You Build Your Cat a Catio?

Cat patios or ‘catios’ are sometimes a needed outlet for indoor cats.  Feline owners can allow their cats outdoors while keeping them safe.  Easily constructed by a competent carpenter, these ‘catios’ are sometimes quite elaborate and feature perches, ramps, climbing posts and napping areas. Some cost upwards of $1,000.00, but owners are willing to pay […]

Dirt the Railway Cat

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Dirt the Railway Cat is the mascot of the East Ely, Nevada Northern Railway Museum which houses original trains from the early 1900’s.   Dirt, from his name, is a dirty cat, seemingly covered in coal from the trains in the museum. He is actually a ginger and white cat, but his fur has turned […]

Pikachu the Cat’s Ashes to Orbit Earth in Fitting Memorial

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After Pikachu an orange tabby passed away from feline diabetes, his owner vowed to memorialize him in the best way possible by sending his ashes into space. So Pikachu the cat’s ashes will orbit earth in a most fitting memorial.  Steve Munt from Oregon says that Pikachu was a typical cat in that he was […]

Therapy Cats

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Cat lovers have known for a long time that their feline companions offer love and affection and are often able to heal depression and other illnesses. This is becoming more and more well known as therapy cats are enlisted to help children and adults overcome difficulties. Therapy cats regularly visit retirement homes, hospices and other […]

Happy Birthday CC the First Cloned Cat!

CC or Copy Cat was the first cat to be cloned 18 years ago. Born on December 22, 2001, CC, a brown and white tabby, has defied the usual science that predicts that clones die young. CC was cloned at Texas A&M University, and was adopted shortly thereafter by Shirley Kraemer. CC’s surrogate mother was […]

Purrfectly Fascinating Cat Facts

Just for fun here are some interesting and purrfectly fascinating cat facts that you may not have been aware of about your kitty. Enjoy!   Cats are crepuscular, not nocturnal. Cats are most active at dawn and dusk, thus they are crepuscular, not nocturnal. This is their hunting time, and a great time to play […]