Cats are such strong creatures. They don't want you to know when they hurt, choosing to hide when they're in pain rather than depend on you (as we do them; mine know when I'm in pain and act like furry heating pads). One of ours has been battling a heart condition for months now and he's never appeared more regal to us.
In many ways, cats are like toddlers. For example, you give them a toy, and sometimes they're more interested in a cardboard box. Cardboard boxes are great toys for cats and it's really easy to turn them into instant cat toys.
These ideas show you some really cute uses for kitty cardboard boxes, like making those adorable houses we've all seen at Target or Aldi this past holiday. If you already have a box you received from a shipment or the store, why not use it instead?
A few years ago, I saw a dog that looked just like an Ewok and wanted to adopt it so badly. We already have dogs and cats and I knew we couldn't get it because of those reasons, but now that there's a baby Yoda (Kevin?) cat I'm beginning to wonder if there really are any made-up characters in the Star Wars franchise. Maybe they're all based on real life pets!
All of my cats are fabulous and I wouldn't trade them for anything... but I have one who's as timid as can be and another who likes to bully her. I hate seeing my cream-and-white Pumpkin cower while my long-haired tortie, Sally, chases her, smacks her and torments her. The other day Sally swiped a chunk of fur! It's not something that happens all day (I work from home), but it's bad enough to where I try to separate them if I'm gone, and if Sally's in a room Pumpkin will almost always avoid going in that room.
My sister loves to spoil her cats with seasonal gifts. They are her children, after all! She shared some of the adorable Christmas cat houses they have at Target this year and I must admit, I kind of want one for my own cats. They aren't as expensive as I had guessed, and they would add a big, colorful spot of cheer in the room!
Have you ever wondered what a hedgehog might look like if it were bred with a cat, or what a cat might look like if he was actually an ice cream cone? Yeah, many of us have never considered either of these possibilities, but those who have can now check out the photos of the results of the incredible yet disturbing combinations.
Cat lovers, how long has it been since we've had a good old cat name showdown? Cosmo has a list of 50 of the best cat names that are popular right now, and I must admit, many of them are adorable. From Simba to Oliver, Loki to Cleo, there are lots of great ideas, not to mention cute cat photos to peruse!
Australia has an epidemic of feral cats, which is causing a lot of their small mammal populations to decline. While this is definitely a problem that needs remedying, the nation is declaring war on cats as a solution, and planning to kill two million cats by next year. They plan on baiting, shooting and poisoning cats, having declared them national pests. It's such a humane, nauseating plan, and there are far more humane methods to take.
A few weeks ago I shared that our beloved middle-aged cat (and my kid's best friend) has heart disease and we have to give him six pills a day, forever. It started out so heartbreaking that we cried afterward. We're not letting the teen give him meds so they keep their loving relationship and he can just resent my husband and me instead, but it's been hard on us all the same.