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”
Category Archives: Felines
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”
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”
Hail to the Cat President Joseph R. Biden hasn’t come through on many promises he’s made, thanks to a divided Congress, but he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden made good on a pledge to bring a cat into the White House. Willow is a two-year-old, green-eyed, grey and white-striped, short-haired tabby. The feline isContinue reading “Top Cat”
Schooled by Cats
Teacher’s Pet New Mexico’s Governor has called out the National Guard; not to deal with a flood, or quell a riot, but to be school teachers. Since October, the state has had more than 1,000 unfilled teaching positions and COVID-19 is only adding to the shortage. As a result, Governor Lujan Grisham put out the wordContinue reading “Schooled by Cats”
What’s the Frequency, Cat?
Hello Houston, We Have a Cat Problem “Starlink is designed and tested to handle a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions including snow, hail, sleet, heavy rain, and extreme heat. Starlink is not designed to handle hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, meteors, dinosaurs, or other extreme forces of nature.” From Starlink website, describing conditions that mayContinue reading “What’s the Frequency, Cat?”
Cats Under Fire
Burn Kitty Burn On special occasions during the winter, like Christmas and New Year’s, we light a log in the fireplace. Chester is enthralled with the flames and will sit for long periods of time staring at it. If he’s thinking how he might be able to light a fire himself, he can learn fromContinue reading “Cats Under Fire”
Who’s the Boss?
The Battle of Vitamix Though Canada doesn’t have the volume of involvement in military conflicts as the United States, they don’t shy away from fighting, and we’re not talking hockey brawls. Canada has taken part in many of the greatest conflicts in recent memory; World War I, World War II, Korea and Afghanistan. Now, it’sContinue reading “Who’s the Boss?”
Cat Got Your Wallet?
All Cats are Gray at Night I stumbled across a story on the world wide web from AZ Animals about the most expensive cat breeds. These felines make Chester look humble compared to the pretentious attitudes that ooze from their photos, and that’s quite a feat, since I thought no creature had a greater self-worthContinue reading “Cat Got Your Wallet?”
Paws, Claws and Gauze
Pussycat Pedicure Chester is a bona-fide scaredy cat. “Run away” should be his motto. He has scared himself chasing his own tail. Strangers, their pets, loud noises, the anticipation of danger; you name it and Chester will always default to the first option of “flight or fight.” That’s a good thing, because Chester has aContinue reading “Paws, Claws and Gauze”