Category Archives: Kitty How-To Instruction Manual

Because cats don’t come with a handbook.

KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Happy New Year

My New Year’s Resolutions (and maybe yours) 1. Play with my cats for at least 5 minutes a day. This might seem like a simple task, but in the work-a-day reality of life, finding a moment of quality playtime may … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: TOY BOX

With the Holidays rearing their inevitable heads, it’s good time to talk about toys, and not the Toys-R-Us consumerist free-for-all, but – what else? – toys for cats. I’ll skip the standard “Do you buy your cats presents?” question – … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Smile, you’re on kitty camera

Cats smile with their eyes. That slow blink that exudes total contentment is their way of showing they trust you. If you blink at them, slowly and without staring, they will often blink-smile back at you. CATS’ EYES, A Crazy … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Lost or Crazy-Wild?

People often confuse the terms, feral and stray. Sometimes the words are even used synonymously. But a feral cat and a stray cat have entirely different stories to tell and utterly dissimilar ways of telling that story. Lost cat’s sad … Continue reading

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CAT FACT: Orange is the new black

Female orange cats must have orange fathers. For a female cat to be orange, she must inherit two orange genes, one from her mother (orange, calico or tortoiseshell) and one from her father (who must be orange). A male cat … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: CATS AND CATS

The black-and-white hated the black cat. These cats hated each other. What happened? I can’t count the times people have told me, “My cat could never tolerate another cat in our the home.” I’m sure in some cases it’s true. … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Happy Cat

“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” Think cat. What would your home be like? Beds, hideaways, toys, litter boxes and food stations would figure prominently. Scratching posts, window perches and cat-formatted videos might … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: The Nap – a cat companion requirement

One of the responsibilities of being a cat companion is the daily Nap. Relaxing on the couch or arm chair or futon should not be considered a luxury but a duty. The Nap gives your kitty a chance to bond … Continue reading

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