Do you feed or offer shelter to stray cats in your area? Have you wondered how to care for feral cats in winter? Can they even survive in extreme weather conditions? What can you do to help? There are two basic needs you can help provide. One is a snug shelter where they can get … Read more How To Care For Feral Cats In Winter
Greetings from Lucinda the literate cat. My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has asked me to write something a bit different. Since I am a cat, she feels I can give the best answer to the question, “can feral cats be domesticated?” She wants me to describe the process as if I were the one being … Read more Can Feral Cats Be Domesticated?
Greetings, all. It’s Lucinda the literate cat. I’ve received a question from a reader. After we published “Cat Behavior Solutions #8,” Abigail Calkin asked, “Why did Egyptians worship cats?” She said, “Surely it wasn’t just because they killed vermin destroying the food supply. There must have been some other reason.” So I researched. Let me … Read more Why Did Egyptians Worship Cats?
Do you love your cat but are plagued by an allergic reaction to him? Dealing with cat allergies can be a very hard thing, when you love your animal and don’t want to give him up. Though you can’t get rid of the allergy, you can minimize the negative effect of the cat’s presence. First … Read more Suggestions For Dealing With Cat Allergies
Have you figured out how to teach your cat tricks? You can teach them, you know. It requires time and patience. If you’d like to learn how to train them, read on. As you may be aware, there is an ongoing debate about whether a cat can be trained to perform. Consider this: Big cats, … Read more How To Teach Your Cat Tricks
You may have asked, “Why do cats stick out their tongues?” You must have noticed that sometimes your cat seems to be staring into space with his tongue hanging out. Very often it can be a cause for laughter, as it looks quite amusing. However, at times it is the sign of a serious problem. … Read more The “Blep” Investigated: Why Do Cats Stick Out Their Tongues?
When did you first get licked by your cat? Do you remember how it felt? It probably reminded you of sandpaper. Here you can read some cat tongue facts that you might not have known. What causes that sandpaper-like feeling? Why is your cat’s tongue so rough? Well, that feeling is caused by something called … Read more Do You Know These Cat Tongue Facts?
Hello — it’s Lucinda the literate cat, with a new post for you two-leggeds. I am writing something a bit different this time. Here is a review of a recent article from the blog, Catster, called Emergency Cat Restraint. Learn about the cat restraint devices that you can use in a time of need. Sometimes … Read more Lucinda Discusses Emergency Cat Restraint Devices
Have you ever wondered, without speech, how do cats communicate? Though they don’t talk, they do seem to be able to make their wishes known to others of their kind. After Lucinda’s column on cat philosophy a few days ago, I started thinking about the ways cats get their ideas across. What I realized was … Read more How Do Cats Communicate?
If your inside cat is pining to go out and you are afraid for him because of the dangers, why not leash train him? If you teach him to accept a harness and a leash, you can take him out for walks, allowing him to be outside and safe. However, it is not always easy … Read more How To Leash Train A Cat