Cat Behavior

With Cats and the Holidays, it’s Not About Who’s Naughty or Nice, it’s About Cat Behavior

Never mind if I’ve been naughty or nice…it’s more like, have you taken into account my feline instincts BEFORE you judge me?

It’s officially the holidays – a time when one is frequently asked whether they’ve been naughty or nice, suggesting perhaps that if they’re naughty, Santa might not bring them a gift. When it comes to our cats, it’s not so much whether they’ve been naughty or nice; it’s how the holidays actually affect their instinctual behavior, sometimes causing them to be unintentionally naughty when they’re typically otherwise nice. Read more

Classic Cat Behaviors that Often Defy Logic!

This is as basic as it gets – give your cat the best creature comforts of home and she’ll somehow find a way around it…

“Cattisms” – those nearly universal behavioral traits our cats have is something I could talk about all day and night if you let me. That’s probably why I enjoyed writing Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them so much – being a cat lover my whole life; I’ve got an endless supply of cattism experience! But, alas, I have laundry to do, and a house to clean, and bills to pay. Time’s a-wastin’ and there are only so many hours in a day! So, rather than focus on all those funny, weird, quirky, and iconic behaviors our cats have, I thought I’d share some of my favorites for today!

Take a peek – I’m sure you’ll recognize your cat in most of these scenarios! Read more

Goodbye Daylight Saving, Hello Darkness!

Time sure does fly by…it’s already time to set the clocks back when it seemed like just yesterday, we set them forward!

It’s that time of year again. That time when we have to set our clocks back an hour, meaning it gets dark a heck of a lot earlier in the evening hours. We all have different opinions on how we feel about it – me, I’m not a fan. I like the freedom of being able to go outside after dinner while it’s still light and I appreciate every ray of sunshine I can get. Darkness seems to signify the day is over, when it’s really not, and it gives me a closed in, claustrophobic feeling. Read more

When it Comes to Cats, the Eyes Have It!

Zoey

Granted, today is Sunday, a day meant for rest and relaxation. And granted, my cats are quite adept at following that mindset based on the nearly 16 hours a day they nap. But when awake, those glorious, mesmerizing eyes of theirs have a thousand stories to tell. Probably most of them are based on food. Some of them on bird watching, and the rest are those benign moments where they appear to be intently staring at absolutely nothing at all, thinking us foolish as we stare back, pretending we see something, too*.

For Sunday-Selfie I’ve given Zoey the top billing picture with the rest of the gang to follow! Hope you enjoy and have a great day everyone!

Jazmine

Mia

Kizmet

Peanut

Rolz

Zee

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*It turns out when cats stare into space, seemingly at nothing at nothing at all, they actually can see something us humans don’t. If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating ability cats have, as well as to read some entertaining and informative stories about cat behavior, please consider reading Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them which recently won three awards at the Cat Writers’ Association Annual Awards Communications Contest, including Best Book/Other Category, the Animal-Human Bond Award from Goodnewsforpets.com, and the coveted President’s Award which represents the best of the best from all entries.

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This Cat’s Got My Back…Literally…

I’m at work all week long, but on evenings and weekends, I spend a good amount of my time at my computer. Kizmet is my best-friend buddy and prefers I spend time with him. Rather than wait for me to wrap up the day to go sit on the couch for the rest of the night, he’s ingeniously figured out his own way of being next to me. And when I say next to me, I mean literally next to me. Read more