Help Needed on Cat Behavior Article
Hi, everyone..I would like to rewrite the cat behavior page on this site from a different perspective; using different techniques. Normally cat behavior articles are based on what the so called experts say in text books. This time I would like us to do it together.
I think anyone with a brain who has cared for a domestic cat for a long time has good experience to pass on to people who are thinking about adopting or people who would like to learn or who have cat behavior problems. I can think of a decent number of people who regularly visit PoC who have the brains and experience.
By “cat behavior”, I think we have to mean two things:
- The behavior of the domestic cat. Their desires, emotions, likes, dislikes and routines etc. and;
- How we deal with cat behavior and what we think is the best way to deal with. This should include our expectations, responsibilities, methods etc.
I need help to create this page. I am looking for at least five visitors who can write about 3000 CHARACTERS (I said words but meant characters – sorry) or the equivalent of a full comment (in the comment section) on “cat behavior”. That would be about 50+ lines as the comment section is narrow. The general theme should address the above points in the form of a summary.
I would like the person to provide a name and ideally a photograph of themselves. The photo is not essential but if you send me one please send it by email.
If a visitor would like to be paid for their contribution, they can email me (so that it is anonymous) or ask me to donate to a cat charity. I can choose the charity or the author can choose for me. PoC will pay or donate $20 for each published article. The articles will be combined to form one page. I will also contribute an article to the page. There will be a link to the page in the navigation bar so the objective is to build a very good page.
I hope people will assist me. I think it will be a unique perspective on cat behavior and better than an article written by a single person. It will be more diverse and provide different ideas (I hope).
As mentioned, the article should be an overview on cat behavior. That is probably the difficulty as it is a large subject so it needs to focus on the central issues and major topics.
For example, I think that correct expectations from us are important as people with the correct expectations do not see normal cat behavior as problem behavior which is how it is sometimes described. Then there are subjects such as a cat’s like of security and routine etc. But I would like your thoughts.
I cannot guarantee publishing an article. It has to be good as it will be on PoC for ever! But don’t be put off by that.
I would hope that we can have the new page on cat behavior by Christmas. The comments for this page will be deleted if and when they are published on the cat behavior page to avoid duplication.