Cat Talk

Cat Talk

I had called this page cat talk because it was where you can do just that using an easy to use form that used to be just below this text. Since the move to another hosting company the form no longer exists so please comment instead. It is better anyway! And I have archived the many articles just below. Please visit another page choc full of articles, which contains links to 430 pages about cats. See the articles on this page.

There are many forms associated with different aspects of the cat world, mainly the different breeds. Should you wish you can select an appropriate one from the list on this page.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Stop the Torture of Cats at the University of Virginia  starstarstarstarstar
For decades, an untold number of cats have suffered at the Medical School of the University of Virginia. They have endured years of daily, repeated (up …

MOVING HOUSE WITH CATS  starstarstarstarstar
Cats don’t like changes, they like their familiar surroundings best and moving house can be a stressful time for them.

The main thing is to stay as …

Cat Claw Pictures  starstarstarstarstar
A cat’s claws are difficult to photograph. I have just tried and the picture is on the home page at the moment (10th May 2012). As I change the home page …

Overzealous Kitten Washing Mom  starstarstarstarstar
This video is titled: What moms have to put up with. This is a very amusing kitten who is very industriously cleaning his mother to the point where….she …

Sunny Harbour Cat and Kitten Rescue In Bid To Win £5000  starstarstarstarstar
I am a volunteer at Sunny Harbour Cat and Kitten Rescue, one of the UK rescues on your map . Unlike other rescues they don’t always take the easy cases,…

Seeing Without Sight  starstarstarstarstar
How does he do it? So effective. So confidently. This charming video that some visitors may have seen shows us how positively and effectively cats deal …

DON’T LEAVE CATS HOME ALONE TOO LONG  starstarstarstarstar
People planning on going away for a few days break need to make arrangements for their cat’s care for while they are gone.

I find it shocking the number …

The Philosophical Cat  starstarstarstarstar
You’ll like this. A cat who speaks French with a poor accent…LoL. And who is deeply philosophical That is one of the harder words to spell..I think this …

Animal Control Go Too Far  starstarstarstarstar
This is an example where animal control have gone too far in controlling animals. It is really extreme and strictly speaking in this instance I would say …

PUNISHING CATS IS WRONG  starstarstarstarstar
My blood runs cold to read of the ‘advice’ given by the people who think they know all about cats, to other people asking for suggestions on how to stop …

Siamese Cat Scrumps Fish Sticks  starstarstarstarstar
A smart Siamese cat shows you how to do it. I love this video because it shows us that cats are clever and that they think. Siamese cats are considered …

Cat, Fox and Eagle  starstarstarstarstar
Very unusually (uniquely?), we have two cats, one eagle and one fox all in the same place within a few yards of each other. They get along just fine. They …

Serious Cat Pictures and Videos  starstarstarstarstar
There are almost no pictures or videos described as “serious cat pictures” or “serious cat videos”. Almost everything on the internet in relation to …

Nyan Cat Breed?  starstarstarstarstar
Make your choice. Which one is the Nyan cat breed from Chartreux, Russian Blue and blue British Shorthair featured on the montage below.

I say that …

I look at my world through cat colored glasses  starstarstarstarstar
“I look at my world through cat colored glasses”. These are the words of Jackson Galaxy. He has an exotic name and a truly practical approach to cat …

Tattoo Cat Identification  starstarstarstarstar
I had no idea. I was reading a news story – a nice news story – of a German ginger cat who went walkabout 15 years ago and was found by 19 year old Kilian …

Cat behavior problem? Solution the Ssscat?  starstarstarstarstar
Do you agree that this device is the way to stop a “cat behavior problem”? I don’t because a cat walking on a kitchen counter, to me, is not a cat behavior …

Practicing Declawing On Cat To Be Euthanized  starstarstarstarstar
This is an extraordinary story of a Korean/American veterinarian who was found to have been practicing a declawing operation using newly acquired laser …

My cat has a serious coyote bite wound  starstarstarstarstar
My orange tabby was attacked by a coyote or dog a couple of days ago. He was missing and showed up on my doorstep with a serious wound that appears infected….

Crazy Cat Sucking?  starstarstarstarstar
Crazy cat sucking is not crazy at all. It is totally predicable and normal…if you are a domestic cat kept in a permanent state of kittenhood by your …

Cat Nightly Routine?  starstarstarstarstar
Do you and your cat have a nightly routine? You know what I mean, the things that you both do before going to bed, during the night, in the early hours …

Do you think Beanie is a LaPerm?  starstarstarstarstar
I adopted Beanie from a rescue shelter when she was 10 weeks old. She’s always been the most beautiful cat. She’s now 8. It was only the other day that …

Cat and Dog Story From Thiruvaniyoor India  starstarstarstarstar
Thiruvaniyoor is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. That is bottom left looking at India from above! Kerala has the highest …

Wild Logic, Instinctive Killing, Instinctive Caring  starstarstarstarstar
This is a video that Dorothy found for me. It shows what I have referred to a wild logic. The leopard instinctively kills prey to survive and in this case …

Paralysed Cats  starstarstarstarstar
As is the case for all disabled cats, whatever the disability, there can still be a life. It just depends on the humans because cats don’t have self-pity….

Hilarious and Beautiful Kitten Mock Attack  starstarstarstarstar
Hilarious because this grey kitten is attacking two green apples. This is a kind of kitten sumo training exercise on two green apples!

Beautiful because …

How To Use an Electric Shock Collar  starstarstarstarstar
This is an innovative yet totally correct way to use an electric shock collar so that it does not cause pain and harm.

It is a very short video and …

The Stray Cats of Worli Fish Market Mumbai  starstarstarstarstar
The Worli fish-market in Mumbai is almost a bi-weekly regular visit by me for purchase of fresh fish products. This market has a lot of stray cats feeding …

Marbled Cheetoh?  starstarstarstarstar
My vet says my babygirl is an ocelot/bangle mix. We found her abandoned under a woodpile. There is still a bit of the wild cat about her, but she is loving …

Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy  starstarstarstarstar
Keeping a cat or a dog is one of the single most effective and efficient ways to preserve one’s health. This is born out in many studies. Although, it …

For The Record – Experimenting on Cats  starstarstarstarstar
The University of California, San Francisco, has disclosed, as they are obliged to do under the law, that they conducted experiments on 62 cats in 2008….

Little Loves Large  starstarstarstarstar
Little grey kitten loves her large guardian dog. You can see the little kit head butting her mountainous dog companion with passion. That is a sign of …

This is socialisation with a capital S  starstarstarstarstar
This little video shows the power of socialisation. Your prey becomes a companion. Your enemy becomes a friend. I think the human race should spend more …

Kitty Flats – Shoes For Cat Lovers  starstarstarstarstar
Kitty flats are shoes for cat lovers. You should either like shoes a lot or be fairly well off to justify buying a pair but I think they are very cute …

Cat Massage and Cat Bonding  starstarstarstarstar
This is the way to bond with your cat. This cat, though, is either very tolerant or he has got used to siting in his human companion’s lap like this. Does …

The Professional Cat Abusers  starstarstarstarstar
It isn’t just ignorant, cat haters who abuse cats. There is a very healthy market in cat abuse amongst intelligent, educated and professional people. I’…

Unusual Looking Cat  starstarstarstarstar
This is a genuinely unusual looking but normal cat. He is not in anyway freaky as some overbred purebred cats are but very stocky and a little overweight….

Cruelty Inside Product Testing Lab   starstarstarstarstar
Dear Elisa,

I have a kitten who’s become my best friend. I have seen the story and video from The Product Testing Lab . It fills me with anger outrage …

Hide The TP  starstarstarstarstar
Have you come back home to a TP catastrophe? Is your cat a master TP kicker and shredder? Did you just buy a 6 pack of TP from Costco and returned to see …

Cool Cat Names  starstarstarstarstar
In the United States (and probably elsewhere) the cool cat names of 2012 are names that are equally suited to a new born child. The significance of this …

Cat Loves Bunny – Muslim Loves Christian – Iran Loves Israel  starstarstarstarstar
Here is a nice little video of a cat that loves his bunny chum. Ah, Americans might not know what “chum” means. It means a friend.

When I watch these …

Why do cats lick people?  starstarstarstarstar
Millions of people have asked and answered this question. There are hundreds of websites answering it! There are a dozen new ones each day. I will throw …

Is anyone feeding stray cats to keep rodents down?  starstarstarstarstar
There are a lot of people feeding feral cats as part of a TNR program. Or they feed stray and feral cats just because they are kind people and they can’…

Declawing Enlightenment?  starstarstarstarstar
I attempt, once again, to try and understand why a large percentage of Americans declaw their cats. I do this in a series of why questions and answers,…

Cat Deterrents  starstarstarstarstar
Cat deterrents are obviously more humane than hurting or killing cats when they enter the property (yard or garden) of a person who does not like cats …

Caboodle Chaos  starstarstarstarstar
What is going to happen to the 600-700 cats rescued from this discredited rescue centre? How many times must a cat be rescued before being euthanised? PETA …

Was the release of dozens of exotic animals a freak event?  starstarstarstarstar
I am referring to the release of dozens of large wild animals including tigers and lions from a private zoo near Zanesville, Ohio owned by Terry Thompson….

One hell of a smart cat!  starstarstarstarstar
This is a video of one of the smartest domestic cats I have seen on the internet. This cat behaves like his human companion and there is a total rapport …

All He Needed Was A Hug  starstarstarstarstar
It’ll make you shed a little tear. This is about a dog but it could be about any creature really. Certainly the same reaction and effect can be seen in …

Cute Abyssinian Kittens Love Playing in Hamster Ball  starstarstarstarstar
The hamster ball is a great kitten toy based on what I have just seen in this cute video. And Abyssinian kittens are adorable.

What is a hampster …

Why do cats knock things off shelves or tables?   starstarstarstarstar
I believe we should go back to natural innate (wild cat) behavior to work out why cats knock things off shelves or tables. The video below is a nice example …

Fad in Russsia for tattoing hairless cats  starstarstarstarstar
There appears to be a fad in Russia for tattooing hairless cats. These are normally Don Sphynx cats, the Russian equivalent of the Sphynx in the West.

I …

Cat Feedback – Two Signs  starstarstarstarstar
Do you think it would useful if we could get some feedback from our cat as to how well we are doing in looking after him or her? If you agree that it would …

Cat Stress and Scratching  starstarstarstarstar
A stressed cat is more likely to scratch. I don’t think we discuss this topic much. The commercially available product, Feliway, tackles this cause of …

Animals or Angels of Comfort – Part 2 Success!  starstarstarstarstar
As of today, I have been working at my local animal shelter for nine months. I have only missed one day of work so far this year. My responsibilities include …

Buying Purebred Cats in India  starstarstarstarstar
I am writing this from the point of view of an outsider. I have visited India but don’t live there. If I make mistakes please correct me.

I was searching …

Cat Massages Snoring Dog  starstarstarstarstar
This will put a smile on your face. A charming cat vigorously massaging a stocky, snoring dog (a pug I think).

These videos sometimes get removed …

Wineries are a natural home for feral cats  starstarstarstarstar
I have always felt that feral cats can be useful and put to use rather than seen as a pest to be put down. It is a mind-set, an attitude. I have written …

Let’s Praise West Hollywood Councillors  starstarstarstarstar
West Hollywood leads the United States in respect of their attitude towards animals. In 1989, West Hollywood passed Resolution Number 558 which proclaimed …

How to keep the cat in a split up  starstarstarstarstar
A recent divorce case in the United States has reminded me how to work the court system to your advantage in a divorce. You know what happens in divorce….

Cat On The Pitch  starstarstarstarstar
This is a follow up to the page I wrote about how the British handle their cats.

It concerned the story of the tabby and white cat that invaded the …

How the British handle their cats!  starstarstarstarstar
This is a slightly naughty video because it was taken from my television and the television company should not be showing the video really because YouTube …

What do you do if a cat scratches you?  starstarstarstarstar
I read about the stray cats of Egypt yesterday. The revolution there has caused a steep decline in tourism. As there are a lot of stray cats in Egypt the …

Lynda – Kurilian Bobtail Breeder, Pensacola, FL  starstarstarstarstar
My first encounter with the Kurilian Bobtail was as a child living in Northern Japan. An
elderly couple who had left Sakhalin Island had brought their …

I hope to have a rescue for all unwanted animals one day  starstarstarstarstar
All of my beautiful babies were cats; none were wanted. I have a Russian Blue, tuxedos, tabbies, a white cat who she can hear (some are deaf) and solid …

Sharing the Domestic Cat  starstarstarstarstar
In Japan they have cat café’s. They are called “neko”. They are coffee shops, where you can sit and chat, chill out and meet a cat!

The last bit is …

Temperament Testing Of Cats  starstarstarstarstar
It appears that there is no standardised temperament testing of cats at animal shelters. Am I incorrect? There should be. Accurate temperament testing …

Fat People Don’t Notice Fat Cats  starstarstarstarstar
It’s true. If you are overweight, even obese yourself, you tend to normalise the extra weight. Obese becomes fat and fat becomes normal and that applies …

Feeding Feral Cats Causes Problems Again  starstarstarstarstar
In a post I made over a couple years ago was pretty much about the same thing with different consequences. It concerned an old women feeding feral cats …

Cat Merchants and Tea Dealers at Tong Chow  starstarstarstarstar
Tong-chow-foo is 12 miles from Peking, now Bejing on the river Pei-ho. Well, it was in 1843 and before that but things change.

However, one thing that …

Squitten  starstarstarstarstar
The name “Squitten” is probably less well known than the notorious “twisty cat”. They refer to the same cat, however. Apparently the press have also called …

Cat vs Fox  starstarstarstarstar
My 15lb three legged cat wins in a cat vs fox contest. This is not to say that I set it up or like a cat vs fox contest. That is not my style. But I …

Cat Behaves Just Like A Person  starstarstarstarstar
When I saw this massively successful video I thought that is exactly how people act when cuddling another person/child in bed or in some similar scenario….

Why do people on PoC care more about cats than people?  starstarstarstarstar
Ruth (Monty’s mum) asked this very valid question in a comment she made on this post: I feel horrible after my cat was declawed .

I think it needs …

The cat is the scapegoat for the decline in Australian wildlife  starstarstarstarstar
Romanticism means the longing for things past. This is very true of the people and organisations trying to remove feral cats from Australia. But which …

My Strange Grey Ghost Kitty  starstarstarstarstar
I found this cat around my grandmother’s house as she had been feeding him outside for years. In exchange he guarded two stray kittens from other cats …

Which country is best for the domestic cat?  starstarstarstarstar
Ah….this is a tricky debate. It was brought to my mind by a visitor who said that the United Kingdom (Great Britain) was not a model country in respect …

Animal Shelters in NJ  starstarstarstarstar
Here are the animal shelters in NJ mapped. For people living outside the United States, “NJ” stands for New Jersey, a state on the eastern side of the …

Indy Feral Video  starstarstarstarstar
Indy Feral is a long standing organization (10 years at 2012) that manages feral cats in Central Indiana. By managing I mean organizing mass trap neuter …

Easy-To-Build Winter Shelter for Feral Cats  starstarstarstarstar
Feral cats are very resourceful at surviving most things but winter takes a harsh toll on their well-being. Cold temperatures and wind can create frostbitten …

Keep your damn cats inside! Strays should be terminated!  starstarstarstarstar
The headline is what someone said to me. He (I’ll presume it is the male of the species who wrote this) must have read some articles on PoC and decided …

Cat Emotions and Brain Function  starstarstarstarstar
Being a mammal the cat’s brain is similar to ours and all other mammals. For the sake of clarity a mammal is a warm blooded vertebrate covered by skin/…

Persian cat eating a water melon is a fake  starstarstarstarstar
Why is this Persian cat addicted to water melon? This is very strange. Cats are “obligate carnivores”. That means eating meat. In an ideal world for the …

Big Cats in the UK  starstarstarstarstar
There is always the occasional big cat sighting in the UK. A recent story concerns the killing of a young deer. It was killed by a large animal is seems …

My cat drinks no water and it is OK  starstarstarstarstar

The title sounds weird but I sure that it is not abnormal, let’s put it that way.

We should remind ourselves of two important factors that dictate …

Robbing Cats Is Wrong  starstarstarstarstar
Every kitten born into this world deserves a happy life in a good home and not to be robbed of anything they need.

Because just like us they only have …

Good cat photography can save lives  starstarstarstarstar
This is a very good point made by a blogger. A lot of cat adoption starts with a photograph on the internet.

And a lot, pretty much all of it, is poor….

KAYS HILL CATTERY NOW HAS A ROOF  starstarstarstarstar
This is the latest news from Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary and also to thank all the kind people who have donated money to their cattery roof fund, sent them …

Boy mishandles cat and luck strikes back  starstarstarstarstar
Why did the boy throw the cat in the pool? Watch this short movie to see how a boy mishandles a cat. I think all cat lovers and animal lovers will like …

A Bad and Good Cat Story  starstarstarstarstar
This is not a brand new story but it is ultimately a happy cat story and one which focuses our minds on the practice of mass euthanasia at animal shelters …

How important to you is the sex of your cat?  starstarstarstarstar
The majority of us probably agree that neutering cats is a necessity. It is done almost automatically by responsible cat caretakers. We don’t think about …

Pig Nibbles Cat  starstarstarstarstar
Nice video of two species getting on famously together. I always like to see that and Dorothy knows it and has found this video for me:

What do …

Animal Shelter Performance Tables  starstarstarstarstar
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an animal shelter performance table? I think it would help. By performance table I mean the re-homing success rate of …

Lively Ragdoll Cat Behaves Like A Jack Russell Terrier  starstarstarstarstar
This is a cute cat that I think is a purebred Ragdoll (Raggie). Ragdoll cats are meant to be laid back and flop like ragdolls when picked up, that sort …

Use your horoscope to pick your animal companion  starstarstarstarstar
This is going to be a survey. It will take time but over time we will see if there is a correlation between your astrological sign and the kind of pet …

Unamused Pallas Cat  starstarstarstarstar
Picture is protected by copyright.

This photograph is by the Pallas Cat Project in Mongolia. You can see it without a caption and some details on …

Cat Rescue Group in florida U.S.  starstarstarstarstar
My name is Joan Elias and I began a small cat rescue in San Jose California. I am a retired teacher and started rescuing cats about fifteen years ago …

Get $10 off Cat Declawing  starstarstarstarstar
Get $10 off Cat Declawing..Come on in madam..Don’t worry, your cat will only feel a little bit of discomfort and be as right as rain in no time…or put …

PoC Paid Helper Required  starstarstarstarstar
Hi..I want to create a database of all the animal shelters in the USA and map them. I also want to do the same thing with cat breeders. I’d like to see …

Lynea Lattanzio, the world’s greatest cat lady  starstarstarstarstar
Yes, she almost certainly is. She has taken on the responsibility of caring for hundreds of cats on her own property. There is no killing. There is just …

Cats can help you get off drugs  starstarstarstarstar
He had raised her from the time she was a few days old. He loved her. He named her Scruffy. He found companionship in his cat that had helped him stay …

I don’t know that I am blind  starstarstarstarstar
Cats that are blind don’t now it. They behave as if they are sighted in fact. They are in effect. Their other senses, particularly of sound and smell take …

Maine Coon Loves His Boy Companion  starstarstarstarstar
This is another casually made video showing how close cat and person can be. I wonder whether there is something in some people that a cat recognises and …

Christmas Cats Playing In The Snow   starstarstarstarstar
It’s time for some fun and play! Dorothy found this cute video for me. I hope you enjoy it as I have.

Thanks Dorothy…And Happy Christmas to …

The Santa Claws Compo Follow Up  starstarstarstarstar
I think a follow up to the previous posts about the Santa Claws Compo is needed. For people who didn’t take part: this is the page of the competition …

Gay Cats!  starstarstarstarstar
There are gay cats! The percentage of gay cats to heterosexual cats is the same as for the human population. Is this a bizarre and crazy concept? Maybe….

Mass cat euthanasia perpetuates wrong attitude towards the cat  starstarstarstarstar
I have made this point before and I think it is the single most important point in the cat world. All the discussions about cat breeds and cat behavior …

It’s OK to bludgeon an injured cat to death  starstarstarstarstar
Harrisonburg Police Department say that the local bye-laws of their community could include the right to beat to death an injured cat! They say that the …

Lets Cut Through The B.S.  starstarstarstarstar
After watching Michaels very poignant video about the act of declawing, I felt compelled to write this. My own experience has taught me many things, not …

Solunogen Allergen Inactivation Spray  starstarstarstarstar
Sulunogen minimizes the symptoms of an allergic reaction to cat dander. It comes in the form of a spray or a wipe.

Sulunogen is a new product that is …

The vet’s argument for declawing is flawed  starstarstarstarstar
Vets justify declawing using a single argument; that it benefits cats on the basis that it stops cats being given up to shelters and therefore it helps …

Cat Yoga or Yoga Cat  starstarstarstarstar
Not really cat yoga, more human yoga with your cat in beautiful harmony.

I love it for the sense of serenity and companionship it portrays.

What …

Where the Santa Claws Prize Went  starstarstarstarstar
Barbara, the winner of the Santa Claws Competition , very generously requested a prize of cat food which she gave away to two local charities.

One …

Cat Rescue Cat Retention Programs?  starstarstarstarstar
An animal shelter or cat rescue facility is essentially a reactive organization. They pick up the pieces and when they don’t re-home cats for whatever …

Cat Rescue Network?  starstarstarstarstar
I was disturbed to read Elisa’s article about the dire state of cat rescue in her area: Cat Rescues are Struggling . There are very few people who want …

The Amazing Domestic Cat Relationship  starstarstarstarstar
I recently published a short article on how, globally, we have screwed up the domestication of the wildcat . In a rather basic way it was a bit philosophical….

Did we screw up the domestication of the cat?  starstarstarstarstar
Let us cast our minds back to about ten thousands years ago, when we lived as hunter-gatherers. There were many wild cats of all species at that time. There …

Help Needed on Cat Behavior Article  starstarstarstarstar
Hi, everyone..I would like to rewrite the cat behavior page on this site from a different perspective; using different techniques. Normally cat behavior …

Are Cats Self Aware?  starstarstarstarstar
The experts say that cats are not self aware. I thought that I agreed with them. But a friend of mine said that she thought they might be. In any case …

Killing or Injuring Your Pet for Money  starstarstarstarstar
It’s in the news, some people in Britain are deliberately killing or injuring their cat or dog in order to make an insurance claim. This is a fast growing …

Israel Bans Declawing  starstarstarstarstar
One more nail in the coffin of declawing. Israel has banned it. Let us rejoice this Christmas. It is the best Christmas present any cat could have; to …

Cat Abuse and Human Rights  starstarstarstarstar
What if you saw a neighbour in her back yard or garden abuse her cat. Let’s say she kicks her cat and then hits it with a stick. It had happened before….

World’s Tallest Domestic Cat 2011  starstarstarstarstar
The title of the World’s Tallest Domestic Cat has recently been awarded to a Savannah cat called “Trouble”. I am sure he is no trouble at all, judging …

Introducing a unique 2-in-1 bio-toilet-portability Igloo.  starstarstarstarstar
I am introducing a unique 2-in-1 bio-toilet-portability Igloo. Igloo is a combined bio-toilet and cat carrier. It looks good in any home.

It is available …

Why Cats Hate the Vacuum Cleaner  starstarstarstarstar
Ideas on a postcard, please. However, I don’t think we need to look very far to figure our why our cat hates the vacuum cleaner. Do you like that noise?…

When To Euthanize a Cat  starstarstarstarstar
When to euthanize a cat? ANSWER: When it is right for the cat. This, though, is a very difficult question. I thought I would try and answer it having just …

British Shorthair Kittens Breeder  starstarstarstarstar
British kittens purebred breeding. In our nursery http://ridolina.ru (Ridolina – registered since 1995) you can buy kittens blue and black British Shorthair …

They never greatly flew. Did they wish to?  starstarstarstarstar
Here is a wonderful poem from John Berryman. It is redolent of November, and the Americans’ Thanksgiving Day holiday on the 24th November.

I feel sorry …

What is Hills a/d pet food?  starstarstarstarstar
Hills a/d has worked for now, for my sick cat. For people new to the site, my cat is very ill; terminally ill in fact and she had more or less stopped …

Christmas Safety For Cats  starstarstarstarstar
We cats realise that most visitors to PoC will know all this already, so this article is just a reminder and mainly for people who have a cat in their …

Why Does the Web Love Cats?  starstarstarstarstar
There are a disproportionate number of domestic cat videos on the internet. There are a lot more funny cat pictures on the internet than one would expect….

Christmas Eve and Twelve of the Clock  starstarstarstarstar
Christmas Eve and twelve of the clock. All the family, Mummy, Poppy, and the kitties
were tuckered out by the Christmas turkey, the plum pudding, and …

Enemies of Picture of Cats dot Org?!  starstarstarstarstar
Do we have enemies? Are their people out there who want to hurt this website? I don’t know but feel that there might be some people who do because we fight …

Cat Opens Mouth But No Sound  starstarstarstarstar
My cat opens her mouth but no sound comes out. Sometimes sound does come out. She is ill and old so that is almost certainly a factor because she did not …

Why does the cat answer the phone?  starstarstarstarstar
Why does this Turkish Van type cat respond to the ringing phone by firstly calling out and then walking over to it, knocking the handset from the base …

Are vets too expensive?  starstarstarstarstar
Is the cost of veterinary services hurting cats? Maggie Sharp thinks they are or at least she did think that. I know that people resist going to the …

Dog Breeds That Get Along Well with Cats  starstarstarstarstar
If you have a cat and want to adopt a dog, choosing a cat-friendly dog breed will increase the likelihood that your pets will live together happily. Of …

What human food does your cat like?  starstarstarstarstar
Dorothy showed me a video of a charming tabby cat sucking up strips of pasta – spaghetti – just like a person. I think he is Italian! It is a definite …

Why do people promote a hatred for cats?  starstarstarstarstar
In running this site I have to search the internet a lot. I actually get most of my information from books because there is a lot of rubbish on the internet….

Becoming Allergic to Cats  starstarstarstarstar
Is it possible to become allergic to cats? In other words you start out not being allergic and then develop the problem. Am I correct?

I say this from …

Santa Claws Compo  starstarstarstarstar
I just thought I would run a pre-Christmas competition. I hope people have a go.

I’d like people to write at least 25 lines on the subject of: Santa …

The Private Zoos of America  starstarstarstarstar
I watched a television program last night about American’s who like to keep dangerous pets. It was not about the odd person with a cougar in the living …

Jealous kitty has disappeared – advice please  starstarstarstarstar
Okay. A few weeks ago,I got some new kittens, and my 2 1/2 year old cat (she means the world to me!!) hated those kittens because she was being stingy …

Veterinary Cat Dental Cleaning – The Risks  starstarstarstarstar
We should know the risks associated with professional dental cleaning of our cat’s teeth. Whether we agree to having our cat’s teeth cleaned depends on …

The French Cat Competition  starstarstarstarstar
I lived in France once. The years were 1978-80. The place was Paris. I even worked there. Apparently cat are not allowed on the streets of Paris. Is this …

Cat Breeds That Get Along Well with Dogs  starstarstarstarstar
Dog-Friendly Cat Breeds

Are you seeking a cat that will get along well with a resident dog? According to Animal Planet , the following breeds are …

How to Prevent Fights Between Cats and Dogs  starstarstarstarstar
Research conducted by Terkel and Feuerstein of Tel Aviv University in 2008 has shown that the majority of cats and dogs become good friends multi-pet households,…

Is such hunting sport?  starstarstarstarstar
I am very dismayed. I read today in a newspaper of a so-called ‘sportsman’ who patiently laid out bait for a magnificent 800+ lb black bear who came to …

Tiger in Water  starstarstarstarstar
Pictures speak a thousand words. Tigers like water. Tigers can swim well. They have been known to swim in the sea for over a mile or more. There are recording …

China, Confucius and Cats  starstarstarstarstar
There is an interesting but disturbing story in the Times newspaper today (18th Oct 2011). It concerns the horror story of a 2 year old child, Yueyue, in …

How often do you check out your cat’s health?  starstarstarstarstar
Phew…a tough one for lots of us. When I mean is check some basics; things that often go wrong or that need managing.

I have a page on indicators …

How often do you play with your cat?  starstarstarstarstar
I am bad at playing with my cats. I always have been and I feel guilty about it. Am I alone? Do we have an obligation to play with our cat and if so for …

Approaching Your Cat  starstarstarstarstar
How do you approach your cat? What I mean is, how do you walk up to your cat? I guess it depends on our cat’s character. But we can do things that help …

Reiki for Cats  starstarstarstarstar
Reiki for cats is perhaps not the most well-known alternative therapy for felines. It is, however, much appreciated and enjoyed by some cats. One of the …

Why are black cats unpopular?  starstarstarstarstar
Black cats are unpopular because they have plain, dark, coats and they look sinister and they bring bad luck. Shall I go on? Witches’ familiars. Superstition….

Loving a Cat  starstarstarstarstar
The love that I have for my cats is a very pure love. It is unencumbered by human silliness. It is unconditional. Do you have the same sort of love for …

Domestic Cats That Turn Feral  starstarstarstarstar
What makes a domestic cat turn feral? I am talking about domestic cats that are well cared for.

I have two examples. They are very different. The first …

My Special Cats That Saved Me From Getting Hurt  starstarstarstarstar
I was five at the time and me and my black cat Big Ben were in the garden then suddenly the bushes rustled and a badger jumped out!

I got scared and …

I found a cat and he has moved into my heart  starstarstarstarstar
I never had a cat. I rarely paid attention to cats. I am not a “pet person”. My neighbor told me there is a cat that sits under her car and she fears …

Animal abuse statistical link to general criminality  starstarstarstarstar
Elisa has written some good stuff on the link of animal abuse to human abuse including domestic violence:

Kids Killing Cats

Abuse and Criminal …

How emotionally sensitive are domestic cats?  starstarstarstarstar
In these forums, we discuss, quite a lot, the emotions of cats. We are never completely sure how cats feel. I’d like your thoughts on something that became …

Is the domestic cat an invasive species?  starstarstarstarstar
I challenge the assessment that the domestic cat is an invasive species. The respected IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says it is….

Possibility of Having A Three Legged Cat  starstarstarstar
Hello Cat Lovers…I am a man and I love cats. I grew up with having a cat and now I have two of my own at 35yrs old. I live on a busy street and me …

Do Black People Dislike Cats?  starstarstarstar
This is a delicate subject to I’ll tread gently! However, it is an interesting one. I feel inclined to write about it and seek some feedback in comments,…

The Miniature African Lion of Yucatan  starstarstarstar
I don’t care much for domestic cats, and fail to understand what makes proclaimed professional domestic cat saviors tick. When your site denies a serious …

Warning! Kitties fed live to snakes!  starstarstarstar
Whilst reading about Cat Wilbur, I chanced upon this horrible bit:

>The following is an e-mail I received from an animal rescuer friend who was contacted …

Happy Easter!  starstarstar
I know, I don’t like cats in clothes and I don’t like making cats look funny! LoL but….I quite like the funky side of this Happy Easter video.

The …

Stray Cats In Your Neighborhood   starstarstar
Stray cats can be a huge problem I know, but I do love cats. Here are some tips on how to keep those cats away from your house:

1. Don’t feed them cat …

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Flat-faced Persian Cat  star
This sounds like an impossible comparison. In many ways it is. In one significant way it is not. I am referring to health problems due to over zealous …

Oskar the Blind Cat – Mother Nature Reunion  Not rated yet
This is a follow up to the story about the little blind cat, Oskar, who has sight without seeing. I first posted his story in a video here: Seeing Without …

Private Zoos Of America  Not rated yet
I am not just talking about private zoos in the conventional sense but individuals who want to keep a tiger as a pet or something like that.

I am an …

The Earliest Known LOL Cats  Not rated yet
One hundred and forty year old LOL cats! These are going around the internet at 18th April 2012. They are said by the cheeseburger site to be the earliest …

Scottish Fold, Blue British SH, Toy Dog and Chartreux Mixed!  Not rated yet
This cat has the ears of an imperfect Scottish Fold, the behavior of a dog, the appearance of a blue British Shorthair and the smile of a Chartreux.

That …

Coalition to Protect and Rescue Pets  Not rated yet
I would like to promote the Coalition to Protect and Rescue Pets (CPR). I want to promote it because this is a coalition of people who care about animals….

Cat Scent Exchange With Dolphin  Not rated yet
You have seen it all with respect to inter-species harmony when you have seen this video of a tabby cat head butting and scent exchanging a dolphin! These …

Lilies Kill Cats  Not rated yet
Just a reminder at Easter that lilies kill cats. That includes Easter lilies of course. Almost all varieties of lilies lead to kidney failure. Below is …

Philandering Tom Cats  Not rated yet
There are two types of intact tom cat in respect of family life and mating. There are the philandering types and the family types. Ring a bell vis-à-vis …

Ban on Killing Animals Using Carbon Monoxide  Not rated yet
The State of Pennsylvania is joining 19 other states of the United States in banning carbon monoxide as a means of destroying unwanted animals. There seems …

Judging a Cat’s Age  Not rated yet
Quite frequently we are called upon to judge the age of other people. A lot of money is spent by people trying to disguise their age. It invariably fails!…

Pet Populations and Ownership – Comparing Countries  Not rated yet
On this page I look at pet populations compared to human populations in relation to the top 15 countries that have the highest population of pets (at 2002

He looks just like a Mad Hatter plush!  Not rated yet
St. Patrick’s Day was on Saturday, March 17, 2012 and this little leprechaun was marching around contentedly doing his bit as a YouTube video star.

He …

Nyan Cat Is A Chartreux  Not rated yet
Yep the Nyan Cat is a Chartreux, a purebred grey cat from France. What the heck is “Nyan Cat”. I have studied this internet oddity for a little while today …

Pinellas County Thinking Sensibly About Feral Cats  Not rated yet
Pinellas County is in Florida, USA. It has a human population of 916,542 (2010). It has an estimated feral cat population of 200,000. I stress ‘estimated’…

A cat video that ticks the boxes  Not rated yet
I am not going to say much about this video except that it was made in Canada and it says all the right things.

The problem is that the people who …

Hello Kitty  Not rated yet
Hello Kitty TM is trademarked brand of the Japanese company Sanrio. It is based on the fictional kitty character of the same name. She is a white Japanese …

Cat and Animal Welfare Organisations in Israel  Not rated yet
Just a few decades ago there were less than a handful of these, at least of formal organisations. Our focus shall be groups that would be of immediate …

Cats in Israel: overview  Not rated yet
If you have ever visited a city in Israel, you have probably noticed the sheer number of cats on the street. There is even a Cat Square in Jerusalem! Some …

Map of Animal Rescue Sanctuaries in Ireland  Not rated yet
This is a hand made map of animal rescue sanctuaries in the Republic of Ireland. I say hand made because Google is unable to map the addresses of the …

Do some cat breeds face extinction?   Not rated yet
The headline sounds apocalyptic and impossibly odd but please read on. The effective breeding populations of adult cats from certain cat breeds may be …

What breed is my cat? Photo attached  Not rated yet
We rescued a black cat and at home she had two kittens, one of them died, the other one named Chuchy, will be 4 years old on March 21, 2011. I would like …

Animal Shelters in NJ  Not rated yet
This is a map setting out the animal shelters and animal rescue organizations in New Jersey. You just have to click on the place markers to see contact …

Punch Face Persians of India and Pakistan  Not rated yet
Why are there so many “punch face” Persian cats in India? The preferred color is white. The term “punch face” is a version of the western term, “flat faced”…

Where does your toilet paper come from?  Not rated yet
You should know where your toilet paper comes from because it may help stop the world flushing the tiger down the drain.

There is a very big and unscrupulous …

Australian Wild Cats  Not rated yet
There are no Australian wild cats other then feral cats. In other words there is no species of wild cat in Australia. This is surprising as the Far East …

Copycat – Origins of the Word  Not rated yet
The origins of are quite difficult to trace actually and I am not sure I have the answer but here goes.

Here is the possible beginnings of the use of …

Renting a Property with Pets  Not rated yet
Renting a property with pets is a lot more difficult than renting without a pet. I know about renting with a cat in London and England.

[Renting a property …

Shelter Photography  Not rated yet
Shelter photography – animal shelter photography – is important and under utilized. Good photographs of shelter animals, usually cats and dogs, is good …

Wyoming Animal Shelters  Not rated yet
Here are Wyoming animal shelters mapped. There is other information such as the locations and addresses of animal rescue organizations embedded on the …

Cymric Cat Pictures  Not rated yet
Here’s a series of Cymric cat pictures in a Picasa 3 montage that I pieced together. The important thing is that the photographs are by Helmi Flick and …

Cat Flea Allergy Dermatitis Picture  Not rated yet
Be ready to be shocked and upset. This is a cat flea allergy dermatitis picture, a photograph taken by the veterinarians or their associates at the Cuyahoga …

The Dutch Cats of New York City  Not rated yet
When people move home they take their cat companion. That has been going on for thousands of years. It is how the domestic cat has spread throughout the …

Two short cat articles  Not rated yet
Two short cat articles amalgamated.

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