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...?

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....

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...?

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

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 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…

#lookbeforeyoulock is an especially important thing to remember this time of year. A lot of us are trying to keep on top of unruly gardens that are flourishing due to the summer weather, which means places we store gardening tools…

Cool for Cats....

Advice to help your cat stay cool during the summer months:

Growing pains....

During this time of year, I see a lot of posts on social media requesting kittens to join families with young children. They regularly state how the parent is hoping their child and the kitten will grow together and form…

On the move....

Something every family with a feline member needs is a cat carrier. I’ve noticed in recent years, that it’s been recognised carrier design may benefit from a little variety to suit people’s requirements. Obviously, this is logical. A good example…