Fun and Games

Cat’s Play “Play and predatory behaviors allow cats to fulfill their natural need to hunt,” according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners. According to my association, our do-nothing cat Chester has no predatory or hunting skills, unless you think meowing for a bowl of kibble fits the bill. As lazy as he is, evenContinue reading “Fun and Games”

The Pets of War

Soul Mates According to the National Institute of Health, various studies show that owning a pet, particularly a cat or dog, can have many benefits for people. They include; decreased stress, lower blood pressure, reducing loneliness, increasing feelings of social support and improving one’s mood. There are also other aspects that bond a person withContinue reading “The Pets of War”

Communication Breakdown

Dial M for Missing Chester likes to brag about his ability to make phone calls to order stuff; kibble, toys, cat magazines, etc. He apparently isn’t the only feline who knows how to work a phone. After missing for 8 months, Barnaby, a black two-year-old from Braintree in Essex, England, was discovered by his ownerContinue reading “Communication Breakdown”

Corpus Delicious

Catibalism Will Your Cat Eat Your Corpse? That headline from Wired got my attention and the answer isn’t reassuring either. Given the right circumstances; 1) you’re dead, 2) your cat is starving, 3) your dead body and starving cat are all alone with no way out for kitty, yeah, you’re on the menu. The findingsContinue reading “Corpus Delicious”