Category Archives: Kitty How-To Instruction Manual

Because cats don’t come with a handbook.

HOW TO PLAY WITH CATS

  Yes, there is a right way to play with cats. I know it’s so fun to whip that feather birdie back and forth in front of your cat, to land it on his head, to wind it around his … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Carried Away

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  Here’s a great trick for getting your kitty into her carrier. As anyone who has ever tried to put a cat into a carrier knows it’s easier said than…

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WALKING THE CAT

I am thinking of becoming a cat walker. You know, like a dog walker, only with cats. I think there may be money in it, since as far as I can tell, it is a vocation yet untapped. When I … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Cats like Christmas too.

I’m not embarrassed to admit it. Christmas morning is for family, and my family is my cats. For several years, my husband and I have celebrated with love and fur. The joy of watching a beloved kitty open his present … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Carried Away

  Here’s a great trick for getting your kitty into her carrier. As anyone who has ever tried to put a cat into a carrier knows it’s easier said than done.  The tiniest rattle of the carrier gate can send a … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Notable

Notable ailurophiles include Albert Einstein, Florence Nightingale, H.G. Wells, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, George Burns, John Lennon, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Queen Victoria, Nostradamus, and Vanna White. Freddie Mercury of the band, Queen, phoned home to his … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Wild and Crazy Cat

By nature, the big cats are elusive and reclusive, preferring to avoid all contact with humans. Though they will fight to protect themselves and their kits, there have been only 88 confirmed attacks on humans between 1890 and 2004 in … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Sniff Snippet

Cats depend on their sense of smell for survival, to sniff out food, mates, as well as alert them to danger and potential enemies. A cat’s sense of smell is about fourteen times as powerful as a human’s; they have … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Sad Cat

Cats can be extremely stoic and are very good at hiding their pain. Often by the time their symptoms become apparent, the cause may be fairly advanced. Know your cat; note any changes in eating, sleeping, litter box habits or … Continue reading

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KITTY HOW-TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Happy New Year

My New Year’s Resolutions (and maybe yours) 1. Play with my cats for at least 5 minutes a day. This might seem like a simple task, but in the work-a-day reality of life, finding a moment of quality playtime may … Continue reading

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