Q: I have twin tabby cats and they both lick people constantly! I'm curious to know why they do it. - Shannon A: Kitties can lick for many reasons. Since both kitties enjoy licking people there can be a few reasons behind it. If you had them as kittens or obtained them later on, they were raised with kindness and a lot of handling and affection. You and your friends must … [Read more...] about Tabby cats licking people and older cat accepting a rescued greyhound
Q: My daughter rescued a litter of 4 kittens which we hand raised. Each kitten went to a daughter and I kept the smallest which I had to bottle feed. We have all stayed in-touch about our kittens' behaviors. The one behavior that all these kittens share is biting.... Most of the time not hard enough to break the skin. Can you please explain this behavior and how to discipline … [Read more...] about What do I do when kittens bite?
Q: "What makes some cats fearful? I have been rescuing cats for the last 12 years, and I have had several (two of which were born here) that have a high fear streak in them. The one I can understand, as he was rescued from a landfill when only a month or so old, and is partially blind in one eye. But the other two from different mothers I had taken in, they were born and raised … [Read more...] about What makes some kittens fearful?
There is often confusion in the use of the terms feral and stray. It is important to know or be cognizant of the differences, since 'feral' is a word that is frequently misused and overused. The label can have dangerous consequences for cats since most shelters will kill 'feral' cats, or people will assume the cats are damaged and will never be socialized to people. There is … [Read more...] about Feral or Stray?
"I have a 10 month old male cat. He bites me all the time and if I get up and reprehend him he will growl and attack my legs. I think he's just trying to get attention but I need to fix this, he hurts me sometimes. He came to our home 4 months old and I think he never played with brothers/sisters so he doesn't know that biting can be harmful... He only does this to me and not … [Read more...] about My Cat Bites Me. What Can I do?