Meet The Pampas: Wildcat From South America

Head of yellow-brown Pampas cat

The Pampas wildcat provides a bit of a taxonomic puzzle. This wildcat from South America has habitats in several countries, and its appearance varies depending on where it is found. The cat resembles more the European Wildcat, having a broad face and pointed ears. However, its coat often has a different appearance depending on what … Read more

Lucinda Writes About How A Cat Saved The Day

grey cat wearing marine's hat

Hello, my two-legged reader-friends. Lucinda the literate cat here. My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has asked that I write the next post. I have selected a story from a book I’ve reported from before, called “The Personality Of The Cat,” edited by Brandt Aymar. If you haven’t done so, you might enjoy reading one of … Read more

Why Does My Cat Like To Sit On Me?

Old-fashioned post card: two little girls, sitting, one with cat on lap

Do you have a lap cat? Have you ever asked, “Why does my cat like to sit on me? If you read my last post, you know that when a cat likes to sit on you, it shows that he has bonded with you and loves you. That’s a really nice thing to know, but … Read more

Homer The Cat Creates His Own Odyssey

child + sign about lost pet

Having lived in Kodiak or nearby Spruce Island for 30+ of my years, I enjoyed a cat story centered in Kodiak. My friend, Georgia, from Ouzinkie on Spruce Island, sent me an email relating the story of Homer the cat. Homer lived in Kodiak with the Vorholt family. They adopted him when their daughter, Emma, … Read more

What Does Catnip Do To A Cat?

grey & white cat with feet on ground, head and front paws in pot of catnip

Read about catnip (Nepeta cataria), a common herb, member of the mint family. Easy to grow, it has feathery, light green leaves and lavender flowers. For humans, catnip leaves can be made into tea, and the flowers supposedly alleviate coughs. But what does catnip do to a cat? Cats have special built-in equipment that allows them … Read more

GPS For Cats: Discover Kitty’s Secret Life

Tabby cat with GPS tracker collar

Have you often wondered where your outside cat goes once he leaves the house through the cat door? Now you can find out. GPS (Global Positioning System) for cats provides the technology to track his movements and learn exactly where he goes. Unlike the microchip, which, when implanted in the cat, can supply the name … Read more

Have You Asked, “What Is A Microchip For Pets?”

microchip scanner

Do you remember reading about the thousands of pets left stranded after Hurricane Katrina, and, sadly, separated from their owners? It is unfortunate that those pets did not have a microchip, because many more could have been returned to their families. Do you know that more than three million cats and dogs are euthanized at … Read more

Curious Little Kitten Has Unexpected Adventure

Post advertising lost cat; says "found"

For a curious little kitten, the world holds many adventures. For one such kitten with the ordinary name of “Spot,” one adventure included becoming lost in the vast city of Juneau. Cassidy Timm and Blake Ward traveled the 1,000-mile journey from Bellingham, WA to Haines, AK on the ferry. They returned to their home bringing … Read more

A View Of My Day From The Eyes Of A Cat

drawing of small cat with glasses, paws on open book

Hello, two-legged readers, from Lucinda the literate cat. It has occurred to me that a cat’s view of your day might be of interest to you, as we often do not understand why you do certain things. So, take a look at a day in the life of my CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) from the … Read more