My lovely cat Sammy had been a wonderful companion for many years. I had found him at Battersea Cats and Dogs home when he was approximately 2 years old. But when he reached the grand old age of 17, he began acting strangely and didn’t seem like the old Sam.
Cats often get a bad rap. Blighted with a reputation for being snooty and aloof, our feline friends are generally considered to tolerate rather than appreciate human company. But new research suggests that cats might actually quite like people after all.
Sausage Cats – Would You Buy One? There’s a worrying new trend for breeding cats with short legs. The cats have a defective gene which can mean that their legs are as short as 3 inches. It won’t surprise you to hear that the popularity of these felines is being driven by celebrities who post […]
How to Choose the Right Breed of Cat Cats are fabulous pets which suit most households. However, it is important to consider the personalities and needs of the different breeds before choosing a cat as these can vary dramatically. A cat of any breed could turn out to be intelligent, loving, independent or highly vocal. […]
Travelling by Car with Your Cat People think nothing of jumping in their car and setting off for another journey. Unfortunately, cats will have a very different view of life on the road. They won’t understand what is happening and will dislike being confined to their carrier. The whole process can be really distressing, even […]
Black Cats Struggle to Find Homes Black cats have long been associated with good luck but animal shelters report that it can take longer to home a black moggie than many other cats. Cats Protection have established that black cats have to wait 22% longer to find new homes than their white or tabby friends. […]
Fabulous Felines Enhance Commuters’ Journeys Where did all the Cats on Tube Posters Come From? Let’s face it, tube journeys are rarely exciting and they are certainly never relaxing! Once you have negotiated the crowds and managed to grab yourself a postage stamp sized piece of floor to stand on, you are then likely to […]
Food Puzzles for Cats The sound of my cat wailing for his food is so annoying that I will immediately provide him with a meal. When Paolo is hungry there will be no peace for me until the meaty chunks are in the dish. His impatience is usually obvious and his wish is my command. […]
The Sphynx Hairless cats are accidents of nature which have always occurred. However, a breeding programme wasn’t evolved until the latter half of the twentieth century. In the 1970s a Dutch breeder imported two hairless cats from Canada and these formed the basis for the breed that we now know as the Sphynx cat today. […]
A Cats’ Chorus? October will see the release of the first album for cats and we are not talking about a photograph album! The musical, or should we say mewsical, compilation has been created to calm distressed cats.
Cats and the Heat Domestic cats are descended from desert dwellers and so are surprisingly good at adapting to the heat despite all of that fur. Indeed they tend to cope better with the heat than we do! But they can run into trouble and become distressed so it is wise to look out for […]
The Cat Lady The stereotypical cat lady is an elderly spinster who is mad as box of frogs. They live alone, save for their many cats, and are constantly expanding their feline family. Shunned by society and often scorned, your typical cat lady is, frankly, a sandwich short of the proverbial picnic. So you can […]
Rescue Cats – The Adoption Process It is always an exciting time when you are about to welcome a new pet to our home. If you are looking for a feline friend then your thoughts may first turn to kittens. However, there are thousands of adults cats in rescue centres around the country that need […]
How to Introduce a New Cat to Your Home Cats are often described as being solitary and territorial animals which do not get along with other cats. But the truth is that cats which grow up together almost always develop a good relationship and it is also possible to successfully introduce a new cat to […]
Not all cats like to spend their time running about hunting for small rodents and climbing trees that they then cannot get out of, though plenty of them do! In fact, many cats, particularly those of a certain age tend to prefer to spend their time indoors, close to their food and the fuss and […]