How to stop your cat scratching furniture by imposing your authority over them (by Elen)

How do I get my cat to use the scratching post?

This is an article by Elen, a visitor to PoC. We humans are claimed to be divided in to two categories, Cat people and Dog people. I basically agree. I do love dogs myself; I do however not feel I have a natural way of communicating with a dog, I call this ‘I don’t …

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Imagine having someone actually need you that much, like this kitten to this person

Kitten snuggles down. Screenshot.

I think this cute little kitten has been imprinted with the mental image that this man is his/her mother. She goes back to him for warmth and security instinctively. It is humbling to see. So vulnerable and loving on both sides. I guess he had to remove her from the warmth of his lap …

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The sensitive periods for domestic cats to become socialised to other cats

Abyssinian Kittens Playing

All the discussions we have about domestic cat socialisation concerns socialisation to humans. Little is known about the important time for kitten-to-kitten socialisation. I try and address the topic generally here. During the first two weeks kittens form an attachment to their mother. It is based on smell (olfaction). During the first four weeks …

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