Tag Archives: cat

Cat Toys!

30 Aug

Everytime I run into a store, especially the big box stores, I am horrified by the proliferation of cheap chinese made toys for cats! Very rarely do you find American made toys.

One day I saw a blog post mentioning a toy found on Etsy. So not only did I take a look but did a search for cat toys. I was amazed at the variety of incredible toys, beds, harnesses, fountains and everything else you could want for your feline friend.

Check it out! Support cottage industries! Your cats will thank you!

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Hand Felted Cat Toys from Elevele

Kitty Time

12 Jun

Kitty time. The time it takes for a cat to do something is what I call kitty time. It is important to understand that cats do things at their own speed. When we try to force them to conform to our time frame we can create problems.

I heard from a new adopter that their new cat was very stressed. It turned out that the new cat was simply turned loose in the house and expected to adjust immediately to both the resident cats and dogs. Cats are not dogs. Even a new dog should be given an ajustment period before being thrown in with the rest of the animals. For cats this even more important.

When I explained that the cat needed to be slowly introduced into the household the adopter said that they would try. The new cat was returned only a few days later. They wanted a cat to adjust during their time frame and not the cat’s.

Even I have to remind myself they are cats and everything will be accomplished in kitty time!

How Do I Get My Cat to Stop Biting Me?

7 Nov

My newest endeavor is answering training problems for readers of The Catington Post. This week Christine wanted to know how to stop her cat from biting her. It seems to occur when she was either petting or grooming her cat. You can read my answer here.

Eli Learns to Sit!

5 Oct

Eli came to me from a shelter in Kentucky. I saw her picture on facebook laying in her litter box with her face planted straight down in the litter.  The picture haunted me. I posted that I wanted to help her and what happened next was nothing short of amazing! 

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8 Aug

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Walking a Cat on a Harness and Leash

6 Aug

Shira is an active cat. When she gets going she can circumvent my livingroom without ever touching the ground! I wanted her to be able to get out and explore without the dangers of just letting her out the door. So Shira has been learning to use a harness and leash. Continue reading

Of Cats and Dogs

21 Jul

Ahhh… my apartment is quiet. Only the sound of the fan can be heard. Shira is curled up in my lap sleeping while I doze off in my big chair. Meanwhile, my dogs, Asher, Shay and Tova are asleep on the floor. Continue reading

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