From time to time, friends give me books about cats. They must think I like the critters, or something. Today I will review one of those books, to help you answer the question, “What is the cat saying?” The book I’m reviewing is called Cat Talk, by Carole C. Wilbourn, cat therapist. In it, she … Read more What Is The Cat Saying?
If you love your cat, you probably also love that purr that almost all cats make. For them, it is a form of communication. However, can you interpret their intent? What does cat purring mean? Even though it is a cat’s most common sound, we know less about it than we do about all the … Read more What Does Cat Purring Mean?
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?
Your cat’s whiskers are highly tactile hairs. These grow in a pattern and can be found above the cat’s eyes and on its muzzle. Whisker hairs also grow elsewhere on the cat’s body, such as his ears, jaw, and forelegs. These sensory tools help the cat in many ways. For example, they can help him … Read more Do You Know the Purpose of Cats’ Whiskers?
Cats tend to hide illnesses. In fact, they even hide themselves when they don’t feel well. It will be up to you to determine if the cat needs to be examined by the vet. Is He Acting Differently? From his behavior you can gain some clues as to what is wrong. The most common sign … Read more Do You Know If Your Cat Is Ill?
Do you understand what is being communicated by your cat’s wagging tail? It could be a very subtle message. Dogs are fairly straightforward with tail messages. Cats are far more subtle. Their tail-wagging can have nuances of meaning. The Swishing Tail The direction and the speed of the tail swish conveys their feelings. If the … Read more Can You Interpret the Meaning of Your Cat’s Wagging Tail?
Have you looked into your kitty’s round, beautiful eyes and wondered what the cat was trying to tell you? Have you observed the changes in his expressions, which are definitely enhanced by those luminous eyes? Read on, and learn all about cats’ eyes and how they can talk to you. Cats Communicate With Their Whole … Read more Do You Know All About Cats’ Eyes?
How does your cat think? Does he rely solely on instinct, or are there other factors piloting the kitty brain? Well, according to psychologist Hank Davis, non-humans are a lot smarter and less “instinct-based” than most of us think. He surmises that perhaps we are not quite as clever as we think we are and … Read more How Does Your Cat Think?