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?
There has been a goodly amount of research done on cats, and how owning one (or being owned by one?) can help improve your health. I liked an article that I found in mentalfloss.com which listed 10 scientific benefits you may gain by being a cat owner. Yes, there is definitely a connection between cats … Read more Do You Know The Connection Between Cats And Your Health?
Do you know how to groom your cat? It involves not just brushing and combing, but other things as well. I have to give a vote of appreciation right up front for the information in this post. It came from the ASPCA, and I feel it was an excellent article. If, after reading this post, … Read more Do You Know How To Groom Your Cat?
If you have been around cats for any time you have probably witnessed some pretty amazing feats of balance. Have you ever watched them walk along the top of a narrow railing, as confident as if they were walking a 3-foot wide path? They really are pretty incredible. The cat’s balance skills must be the … Read more Have You Heard of Balance Problems in Cats?
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?
Does your cat eat grass? My cats have always eaten grass. When the weather was wet and nasty and I didn’t want to let my cat out, I would go out to my lawn and find a handful of grass for him. Then I would feed him the grass, one blade at a time. He … Read more Why Is My Cat Eating Grass?
If you adopted a kitten that was just six weeks old, would you know how to take care of it? I was asked this question recently on Quora, and decided that our readers here on The Literate Cat might appreciate the information as well. CHOOSING YOUR NEW KITTEN First of all, how do you choose … Read more What Is Necessary for Young Kitten Care?
Your cantankerous cat lady received a comment from a reader today. He read one of my posts and mentioned that kittens were his favorites. I got to thinking about kittens and decided a post about your kitten’s development stages might be just the thing. After consulting the Google oracle, I gleaned the information to present … Read more Are You Monitoring Your Kitten’s Development Stages?
Have you ever wondered what goes on in your kitty’s fuzzy head? How does he think, without language? How does he see the world through his bright, round cat eyes? DO CATS HAVE LANGUAGE? Though they do not speak, cats do have a language of their own. It is not just composed of sounds, but … Read more Do You Know What Your Cat Thinks?