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Spotlight on the Himalayan

by Lori Sciame February 2nd, 2017| Cats, Spotlight
When one sees the cat breed known as the Himalayan for the first time, it confuses the brain.  Why?  Because these adorable creatures look like fluffy Siamese cats!  Instead of being sleek like the Siamese, though, Himalayan's have short legs and a puffy coat...just like Persian cats.

While it may
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Behavior Spotlight: The Sphynx

by Lori Sciame January 26th, 2017| Behavior, Cats
If you cherish rare treasures, you might want to consider owning a sphynx cat. This particular type of feline has only been around since the 1960's, and since its appearance, its unique personality and singular look has caused a stir in the cat world.  This cat is literally
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Hairless Wonder: The Sphynx Cat

by Ronald A. Rowe January 19th, 2017| Cats, Spotlight
The Sphynx is the product of an effort to produce a hairless feline through selective breeding.  The result is a cat that has no fur to speak of*.  That lack of fur makes the Sphynx an excellent pet for allergy sufferers, but it does come with some specific care
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Doggie Paddle

by Bea January 12th, 2017| Behavior, Dogs
I did not get a chance to try to train Gracie to fetch the newspaper for our family because we went on a spontaneous vacation. I will have to save that challenge for another time, but in the mean time, I do wish you the best of
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5 Signs of a Fever

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2017| Cats, Health
Many cat owners wonder, "How can I tell if my cat is ill?"  Unlike children, whose foreheads offer immediate feedback on temperature, cats can be much more difficult when it comes to information on whether they have a fever or not.  Read this post for tips on how to