Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Cat Won’t Come Out of Hiding, Cat Frightened of His Human, Cat Avoids Carpet, and More


Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household. Continue reading…

Stocking Stuffers for Cat Lovers and Cats


How is your holiday shopping coming along? If you still need gift ideas, check out our Holiday Gift Guide. USPS’s First Class and Priority Mail shipping deadline for items to arrive on time for Christmas is December 20, so most vendors will still be able to get your gifts to you or the intended recipient in time for the holiday. If you need some last minute idea for small stocking stuffers, may I suggest the following: Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Stray Kitten Claims Cyclist As Her Human


Madison Kelly had just finished a bike race in Chicago when she noticed a group of other bikers holding a small, dirty kitten that they found underneath a car. When she went to check things out, the kitten immediately crawled up on her shoulder as if to claim her as her forever human. “I didn’t win the race but won a stray kitten’s companionship,” Madison said. See the full story of how Madison adopted the kitten, along with some wonderful photos. on

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue reading…

Christmas Cat Books for Your Holiday Reading List


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For my entire life, books have been an integral part of my Christmas traditions and memories. Even before I could read, Santa would always leave a book or two under the tree for me, and I have beautiful memories of sitting in my mom or dad’s lap as they read the books to me. Later memories find me curled up by the tree with my new books. To this day, one of the things I do every Christmas is to treat myself to a special book to enjoy sitting by the tree. Continue reading…

Six Ways to Care for Yourself When You’re Grieving the Loss of a Cat


Guest post by Sarah Chauncey

As painful as it is, grief is a universal human experience. There isn’t a person on the planet who has not, or will not, experience the loss of a beloved family member. Our culture ranks humans above animals, and therefore, grieving the loss of an animal friend is often not recognized for the painful experience it is. This disenfranchisement can leave people feeling isolated and misunderstood—which compounds the grief. Continue reading…

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