Punishing cats for instinctual behaviour

A lot of the time online, I see posts about people unhappy with a cats behaviour who are seeking out ways to punish them or informing people how well something they’ve tried has worked. While I understand cats in our…

Blog – When choosing a cat, be colour blind.

The first cat I chose to come home with me when I moved out of my parents was a tiny, seven week old kitten the rescue had named Spitz. She was a brindle tortoiseshell and was adorable. Tragedy struck the…

Making the most of your vertical space – a review

As a seasoned cat slave, I’ve noticed a massive increase in the options available for activity centres in the last ten years or so. I recently decided that it was time my cats got to make use of some of…

Knowing when a cat is a bit of a “Greta Garbo”

At least, where other cats are concerned. The handsome tom that began visiting us at the beginning of the year is just such a cat. He popped to see me sporadically at first, and then the visits became more and…

Let there be light....a collar review....

This review may divide opinion. A lot of people I know are not comfortable with their cats wearing collars, due to possible safety issues. I myself only use the quick release collars and the release mechanism is checked thoroughly before…

Neutering and how it impacts positively in a built up area.

Locally to me, there are a lot of cats. I’m in a pretty built up area and cats are classed by a lot of people (mistakenly) as needing less care than a dog. Because there are so many cats, there…

I was recently sent a link to “Totally ludicrous products for cat owners”: http://www.dontpokthebear.com/totally-ludicrous-products-cat-owners/ While I agree there is really no need for a giant Croc cat bed, a denim dress or indeed a collar that lights up when your…

I’m going to admit something terrible now; I have a weakness for trashy magazines. They generally make me laugh with their rather “Carry on” type style of writing. I opened one fairly recently however, and felt I had to address…

Cats have had the reputation of being aloof and self obsessed for some number of years, now. And although I’m the first to admit they more than likely feel they are the leading role in their own Hollywood blockbuster, I’ve…

Something I seem to hear rather frequently is that cats are solitary; this is not entirely accurate. As with people some cats are happier in their own company but others aren’t, and it’s difficult to know which one your cat…