Santa Claws is coming to town...

Santa Claws is coming to town…

We’ve covered present ideas for humans, now let’s get to the important part… And if you REALLY want to spoil your feline family members, there’s this: Hoping everyone has wonderful festive season!

Ten top gift ideas for bonafide ailurophiles...

Ten top gift ideas for bonafide ailurophiles…

Some fun ideas on gifts for the cat lovers in your life. None of the above gifts are above £50. But if you’ve a musician in your life who’s also a cat fan, the bonus present might just hit the…

The Great Escape...

The Great Escape…

Following on from my previous blog, I read about a rather interesting character called Quilty who was apparently a resident at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue, Houston. When Quilty was in their care, he wasn’t a fan of being confined to…

Just a feeling...

Just a feeling…

In previous blogs, I’ve touched upon the emotional capacity felines exhibit and literature that investigates easily identifiable emotions to the author that they report present in cats. Recently, a few articles regarding a study by Oregon State University to investigate…

King of Cats....

King of Cats….

The grave digger’s wife sat by the fireplace. She was mending socks. Her lazy black cat slept on the floor next to her. It was very late. The woman was waiting for her husband, the grave digger, to come home….

Feeling lucky...?

Feeling lucky…?

Black cats have historically been subject to superstition and fear because they are regularly associated with things that are perceived as evil or bad. Here are a few different cultural beliefs that challenge that.

Take a walk on the wild side....

Take a walk on the wild side….

In the news this month, two headlines have caught my attention. The first is the news that a black panther caused panic in a French town when they were spotted prowling the rooftops. The panther was caught and taken into…

Say what...?

Say what…?

I recently watched a compilation of videos taken featuring “cats reacting to smells they don’t like.” A few of them featured cats pulling the same or a very similar expression in response to the things they smelt. But here’s the…

I want to break free - a cat flap review

I want to break free – a cat flap review

Following on from the previous blog about access to core territory, I’ve chosen to do a review. In February 2014, I wrote about an older version of the Sureflap cat flap. Since the last blog the company have worked on…

I'm on the outside, I'm looking in...

I’m on the outside, I’m looking in…

I want to write about the importance of why, if you choose to let your cat outside, a cat flap (or access of some kind) is a necessity. Cats establish in their homes, it’s their core territory. All their favourite…