Mews and Nips: 10 Signs Your Cats Love You Even If They’re Not Lap Cats

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Every cat has a unique personality, and some cats are more independent than others. And while most of us want our cats to cuddle with us and let us hold them, it’s not in every cat’s nature to show affection by snuggling up on a lap. But even if you cat is not a cuddler, she still has many ways to show you that she loves you. The Redlands Daily Facts recently published a list of 10 signs of feline affection – and some of them may surprise you!

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The Fur Person

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I don’t often re-read books, but a handful of cat books that have become such treasures, I read them again and again. When I recently re-read May Sarton’s The Fur Person, I decided it was time to share it with you again.

Originally published in 1957, The Fur Person is one of the most endearing cat stories I’ve ever read. Featuring the true adventures of Tom Jones, May Sarton’s own cat, this little book captures the essence of what a cat is all about in the beautiful prose of this gifted and sensitive writer and poet. The book has been reissued numerous times with different covers. Continue reading…

Basepaws Whole Genome Sequencing: Your Cat’s Complete Genetic Information

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I previously introduced you to the Basepaws Breed and Health DNA Test and their new Dental Health Kit. Now Basepaws is elevating feline genetic testing to a whole new level. Their Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is the most comprehensive method for analyzing entire genomes. This test provides your cat’s complete, future-proof genetic information, yielding roughly 10,000 times more raw data than other DNA tests. Continue reading…

Dry Pilling Cats: Uncomfortable, and Potentially Dangerous

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Pilling cats can be challenging, to say the least. Even if you mange to get your cat to take pills by popping them directly into her mouth, you may be doing more harm than good. This practice is known as “dry pilling,” and it can not only be uncomfortable for your cat, it can cause serious damage to the delicate lining of the esophagus.

Think about the last time you took a pill or capsule. You most likely took it with a glass of water. And even if you did, depending on the size of the pill, it may have gotten lodged halfway down. Remember that uncomfortable feeling? You probably immediately drank some more water. Unfortunately, our cats don’t have the instinct to do that if something gets stuck in their esophagus. Continue reading…

Memorial Day 2021

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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ― Thomas Campbell

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we honor the memory of the men and women who have died in military service. We also celebrate the arrival of summer, but because of the reason for the holiday, it never feels right to me to say “Happy Memorial Day,” so instead, I’m wishing you a day filled with love and beautiful memories. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: More Theories on Why Cats Love Boxes

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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a study that showed that “if it fits I sits” applies not just to real boxes, but to to imaginary boxes, too. Recently, The Atlantic featured an in depth look at the topic of cats and boxes, with several fascinating theories of just why cats and boxes are a match made in heaven. Click here to read the article.

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