#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…

A book that should definitely feature on your bookcase - "The Nine Emotional Lives Of Cats."

While studying for my feline psychology diploma, I accrued quite a lot of books regarding behaviour. Some were on the recommended reading list, others were just books I read the synopsis for and thought sounded interesting. This book is the…

Kittens, kittens, everywhere…..

As I think I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I follow quite a few rescue organisations on social media. There are always plenty of sad stories and updates of happy endings for cats passing through their care. But one thing I’ve…

Home is where the catnip is....

With the weather improving, people will be noticing more feline visitors passing through their garden. Something that’s regularly overlooked is that enhancing your own outdoor space in a way that’s appealing to your cats means that they’re more readily going…

That's not my name....

Following on from the recent blog about people challenging the laws in the UK regarding cats injured on the road – http://www.ailurophile.co.uk/?p=543 – there’s another topic being raised quite regularly by concerned cat carers. Since 2016 in the U.K it’s…

Belated Happy St Gertrudes Day....

March 17th is well known for being St Patricks Day. Less well known, is that it’s also the day where people celebrate the memorial of St Gertrude. St Gertrude holds patronage over a lot of things, including gardeners, travellers, widows…

Where the wild things are....

Dogs and cats have been popular companion animals to humans for thousands of years. As society and how it lives changed, so did some of the potential risks to the animals that share our environment as domesticated species. Although popularity…