For humans and cats touching is very important

Cat wants to touch their caregiver

I’m going to refer to a study which starts off with the words, “Receiving touch is of critical importance”. The words at the end of the study are as follows: “In conclusion, we show clear evidence that such interventions are beneficial across a large number of both physical and mental health outcomes”. This applies …

Read more

Reason why a cat might follow their caregiver down the sidewalk

Cat follows owner down sidewalk

The reason why cats sometimes, perhaps rarely, like to ‘take walks’ with their owners is not the same reason why dogs often take walks with their owners. The difference in reason goes to the very heart of the feline and canine character. This is not to say that cats cannot be trained to walk …

Read more

Your cat is a Peter Pan character (infographic)

Domestic cats are Peter Pan characters

What is a Peter Pan character? Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. He’s a free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the …

Read more

The story of Faith a cat who received the PDSA Silver Medal in 1945

Faith

Faith was a remarkable cat who displayed extraordinary courage during the London Blitz in World War II. Here’s her inspiring story: In 1936, Faith was a stray who found her way into St Augustine’s and St Faith’s Church in London. Despite being repeatedly put outside by the verger; she persisted and eventually made the …

Read more

Workshy Britain? How does this affect the human-to-cat relationship?

Workshy Britain. Nearly 10m now ‘economically inactive’. How does this impact the human-to-cat relationship?

OPINION: Although this is my opinion, I think it is silently shared by millions of others; namely that a significant segment of British society has become workshy. And a significant section of this segment are leaning on self-diagnosed, vague or flexible illnesses such as ADHD or the dyslexia spectrum (mild to severe) to excuse …

Read more

Zoo wild cats recognise familiar human voices but in the wild they are terrified of them

Captive wild cat species can recognise familiar human voices which is no surprise to domestic cat caregivers

A recent study has been published on how “exotic cats” in zoos can discriminate between the voices of familiar and unfamiliar people. The cats were a group of different species of wild cat in different zoos, specifically the cheetah, clouded leopard, puma, fishing cat, Canada lynx, lion, sand cat, serval, snow leopard and tiger. …

Read more

Educationally challenged, poorer Chinese residents are in the socio-economic group more likely to have problems with community cats in China

The treatment of community cats in China is dependent on where they are and the educational attainment of the residents. In general community cats are treated better in China than news media sometimes portrays.

In contrast to what Westerners might perceive as a generally difficult relationship between Chinese residents and feral cats, a study published on 5 February 2024 concluded that it is primarily a “vulnerable group” of residents which have difficulty in dealing with community cats in the urban environment both in terms of their relationship with …

Read more

follow it link and logo