When cats are rescued, many of them need extra care and healing before they’re ready to find their forever homes. This is where foster homes come in. In the homes of cat lovers with a special gift for curative care, kitties get better from illnesses, mend from injuries, and learn how to be part of
Blue Cross is urging owners to contact their vet if their pet needs treatment after a cat came into the charity’s care having been shaved in a desperate bid by an owner to get rid of an infestation of fleas. Seven month old ginger tom Ronnie was brought into Blue Cross in Torbay, Devon, for
Have you found yourself with a shorter than normal fuse lately? Do you find yourself overreacting to minor mishaps? Do you feel irritable for seemingly no reason? You’re not alone, and there’s even a name for it: pandemic frustration. I started noticing it a couple of weeks ago when I had a complete meltdown and
Do cats make for nosy neighbors? You might as well ask if tigers poop in the jungle because we know the answer is yes! Cats are the busiest of the busybodies thanks to their famous cat curiosity. And while their curiosity is a survival mechanism helping them to know every nook and cranny of their
Poignant, striking and funny pictures of pets, wildlife & farm animals selected by expert judges in the thirtieth year of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards A powerful image of a deer ducking under branches as he goes through a gate has taken top spot in the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020. ‘Mind Your Head’
This post contains affiliate links* Last week, I shared my list of my top 5 cat books. Usually, I have a hard time choosing just one book as book of the year, bu this year the choice was easy: P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna, the first ever gift book for people who are
Every morning, Milo wakes his mom with the gentle touch of a paw and sandpaper kisses. The sweet tabby cat loves to start their day with snuggles. In a video from The Dodo, his mom explained, “We stay in bed for a little while so that he can have his pets.” Which makes total sense!
With the holidays upon us, I asked my cat, Stella, what she thinks of carolers. It went about as expected. Hey Stella, what do you think about caroling?Is that when the neighbors attack us? They don’t attack us, Stella.Waltzing up the front walk, howling and screeching, displaying TEETH — that’s apex-predator behavior right there. That’s
Kitty Cafe have teamed up with Nottingham’s innovators – ProtoHype, to produce and launch a feeding bowl for your feline friends called the Kitty Bowl, to make mealtimes much comfier for your precious furbabies! What is the Kitty Bowl? The Kitty Bowl is a pair of glass bowls that are elevated on a sturdy, stylish, brightly coloured stand, absolutely
One of the few bright spots in this challenging year has been that more people than ever before have fostered or adopted cats. One of these adoptions came with quite a surprise to New York Times columnist Carla Bruce-Eddings: When a friend texted her “do you want a kitten,” she immediately agreed. Only, the kitten
Millions of cats and dogs are butchered across Southeast Asia every year, but animal welfare groups have been hard at work trying to stop the barbaric dog and cat meat trade. And groups like Four Paws are making progress at every turn. In 2019, Four Paws, an international organization working to save animals from cruelty,
Momma Kitty may look disheveled and angry in the post-wildfire photo that circulated — but, miraculously, the popular cat who lived under a California store survived. Cressman’s General Store and Gas Station, which had stood near the town of Shaver Lake since 1904, burned to rubble in the Creek Fire near Fresno on September 7,
Looking for a great Christmas quiz question or to see where your pet’s festive name ranks? Specialist pet insurer, Agria Pet Insurance, has shared the top 10 Christmassy cat and dog names in the UK! Dogs Holly Elsa Star Angel Snowy Goose Pudding Comet Dasher Vixen Holly is by far the most popular festive dog
Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! I want to tell you about one of my favorite toys. Mom says it’s not really a cat toy, but I think it must be, because anything that is this much fun can’t just be for humans. The toy lives in a drawer in our bedroom, and it often doesn’t come
Greetings pawsome humans and cat cohorts. It’s Forrest, popping up again with a topic most would never consider. Do cats get acne? To answer this, let me squeeze in a quick tale. When I was staying at my foster home, I had a friend with some serious sensitivities. She was a Himalayan mix and as
When I found Brutus he had severe burns to all four of his feet, along with his ears and tail. He had spent 26 days on his own following the 2017 Tubbs Wildfire in Sonoma County, California. Brutus and his sister, Cleo, whom I rescued 10 days later, were adopted by a close friend when
Watch out, mountain lions. There’s a new feline ruling New Mexico. This not-so-ferocious beast, a gray house cat named Walter, enjoys hiking through the desert with his owners, Madison Larkin and Elliott Andelman. But Walter’s natural habitat is his porch in Albuquerque, where he enjoys sunbathing with his new cat brother, Kunu. “They’re amazing creatures
The house is dark It’s time to play Let’s yell and meow about our day I’ll jingle balls and bat the mice It’s time to feed me not once, but twice Not once, not twice but three times I’ll call Get out of bed and let’s play ball The sun is rising and I must
This post contains affiliate links* I periodically search for “tortoiseshell cat” on Etsy, and look what I found! These beautiful cotton tea towels feature 10 super cute torties handpainted by the artist. The purrfect gift for the tortie lover on your list (or yourself!), these tea towels can be used as placemats or napkins as
Do you know how to take your cat’s vital signs? If not, now is the time to learn! Don’t worry though, learning how to take vitals isn’t as complicated as it may seem, and it might just make the difference in your cat’s health. The three elements of cat vital signs are temperature, heart rate,
We’ve got the scoop on 20 of the most popular cat breeds — from size to grooming needs and everything else you’ll need to know. Highly trainable and amenable to walking on leash, the Abys is one of the most popular cat breeds. Photo: Dixi | Getty Images Abyssinian In the Abyssinian alphabet, A is
We all know the feeling of adding a new furry member to the family — the initial thought that happens when you decide that it’s time, the warm fuzzy feeling you have as you scour the internet for the purrfect match and the excitement you feel when you’re on the way to pick him or
PDSA, the vet charity for pets in need, has carried out a remarkable 500,000 phone appointments since the start of lockdown, as demand for the charity’s services has surged due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the charity – which provides free and low cost vet care to
This post contains affiliate links* I received a lovely surprise in the mail the other day: one of these lovely DIY Cat Ornaments from The 5050 Company. The artist behind this company is Matt Glick, husband of Jen Glick aka Volana Kote, the creator of the beautiful whisker jewelry you’ve seen featured here on The
On an icy cold Valentine’s Day in Canada, a stray cat pawed at the back door of the right house. Little did Aslan the cat know, but on the other side of the door was a devoted cat lover who spent her time volunteering for One Cat at a Time, a kitten rescue in Quebec.
The holidays are upon us, and everyone’s writing their letters to Santa, hoping they’ll find that special something underneath the tree. Even cats have gift wish lists and would be pawsitively pleased to have their holiday dreams fulfilled. Here are six presents cats would scratch onto their Christmas lists, most of them unwrappable, yet highly
Here we provide top tips on learning a little bit about how cats communicate using their eyes! Cats slowly blink their eyes in situations where they appear relaxed with our presence. We don’t know for sure what the blink means (although researchers are currently working on this) but common thoughts vary from it simply being the cat’s way of acknowledging us to their way of telling us they are
Next Friday will make the first anniversary of Ruby’s passing. This is not the first time I’ve experienced grief during the holidays: Buckley died the day after Thanksgiving 2008. As a result, this holiday season has been difficult, complicated as it is by so little about this season being even remotely normal. Last year, I
Cats can be fur-coated mysteries where feelings are concerned. True, when your cat purrs in your embrace, the cat’s wellness seems obvious. And, there’s no missing a hissing cat is an angry one, but these are fleeting emotions. What about the overall disposition of your feline friend? Is your kitty happy or a sad cat?
Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun December cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. Join Jackson Galaxy for the @Home for the Holidays virtual event. Photography courtesy Jackson Galaxy. Dec.