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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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Do Cats Miss Their Owners?

by Lori Sciame November 10th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Last weekend my cat, Joe, followed my every move.  He watched me vacuum the living room, shake out throw rugs, clean the kitchen sink and floor, do piles of laundry, and even blow dry my hair.  When it came time for a much needed nap, he nestled into the

Behaviors That Signal Trouble in Cats

by Lori Sciame October 13th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Cats are mysterious creatures.  Many times they will act aloof, even calculating, yet other times they will demand attention -- especially when their owner is getting ready for work.  (At least that's what happens with my kitties!)

Although they can exasperate their owners with their unique behaviors, cats

Prevent Bad Cat Behavior After A Move

by Lori Sciame September 15th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Imagine  a cat being scooped up, placed in a tiny cage, and traveling for hours to an unknown location.  There's new people, plus new smells.  Food and water are nowhere to be found, and the litter box has vanished.  What's going on?   A family is moving
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When Cats Behave Like Kids

by Lori Sciame August 18th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Cats bring me joy.  Their perpetual smiles never fade, and their soft fur feels good to the touch.  I also admire the way cats approach the world: sometimes with a sense of wonder and sometimes with an "I don't give a damn attitude."  But what I find most intriguing

Cat Behaviors Men Hate to Love

by Lori Sciame July 21st, 2016| Behavior, Cats
My husband entered the land of cats seven years ago.  Even though middle aged, he had never before owned a cat or had any desire to for that matter!  He loved dogs, and he had even been our city's first K-9 police officer.  Little did he know,

Modifying a Cat’s Behavior

by Lori Sciame June 23rd, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Come!  Sit!  Stay!  Some pet owners think only dogs can be trained to comply; however, cats can learn as well.  In fact, they respond well to proper training techniques.  From learning to allow certain health practices, to doing tricks, felines can do it all.  To learn more

Cats: Interesting Facts/Behaviors

by Lori Sciame April 28th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Many cat owners tend to think that cats are little humans covered in fur.  This could not be further from the truth.  Cats, no matter how much we love and pamper them, will still behave like animals.  Knowing this fact actually makes one a better cat parent.
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Cat Behaviors That Signal Spring?

by Lori Sciame March 31st, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Will this winter ever end?  I am going crazy!  That is what my cat, Joe, said to me this past week.  Of course he hadn't suddenly been gifted with human speech, but he still let me know just how displeased he feels that the thermometer continues to
Bengakl Cat doing a kind of weird Dance in the Snow ;-)

Strange Behaviors in Cats

by Lori Sciame February 4th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Live with cats for an extended amount of time, and one thing becomes crystal clear: they each have their own quirks.  Just like humans, cats are individuals.  Some cats act like the life of the party, as they exhibit behaviors that demand attention, while other cats prefer
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Behaviors We Hate to Love

by Lori Sciame December 31st, 2015| Behavior, Cats
My husband, a former police K-9 officer, never used to understand why I coddled our two cats.  He hated it when I allowed Bear to drink from the bathroom sink, and he acted frustrated when I allowed Joe to sleep wherever he wanted -- living room and bedroom furniture
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Christmas Cat

by Jane Wangersky December 24th, 2015| Behavior, Cats
My family went rogue this year and broke the rule that says you should never get a new pet for Christmas. On the 21st, we drove out to pick up a kitten we'd first met a couple of days before. We didn't even know if it was
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