Pictures: a Russian tabby, a British tortoiseshell, a flame Siamese and a worn scratching post

Here are four photos. I have collected them over the past couple of weeks. I thought I’d bundle them together and publish them. The first photograph above is by Elena Shumilova who lives in Russia. She takes wonderful photos. For … please continue reading

USA: 2014 may finally become the “Year of the Horse”

Introduction This is about the human-to-animal relationship. If one respects the cat all other animals should be respected. Acting inhumanely towards one animal encourages inhumane behavior towards another. The converse is also true. We need to raise our standards. What … please continue reading

Are Pro Declaw People Afraid of Claws?

This is a follow up to my previous article: Hatred or Fear of Cats, where Michael said in a comment: ‘I think there is a subliminal fear of claws which might go back to the beginnings of the human species … please continue reading

The wild cat species who failed to become the domestic cat

The DNA of all domestic cats has no trace of any wild cat species other than the African wildcat (also Near Eastern wildcat and Arabian wildcat – felis silvestris lybica). However, 10,000 years ago, there were a number of other … please continue reading