What is physically happening inside a cat when he purrs? Does the cat choose when to purr?

Cat purring in contentment

At one time, in the long distant past, there was a theory that the cat’s voicebox had nothing whatsoever to do with purring. Experts argued that it was to do with the cat’s blood flowing through her veins into the … please continue reading

Do women consider their cats to be more empathetic and communicative than men?

Joanna Lumley and calico cat

The pointed and slightly provocative title comes from a study which found that women consider their domestic cat companions to be more communicative and empathetic than men do. In other words women get more out of communicating with their cat … please continue reading