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A Cat is Contrary and That is That!

A Cat is Contrary and That is That!

What is it about cats that makes them so enchanting? They are infuriatingly smug, elegantly arrogant, graceful always but often ungracious. A creature breathtaking in its physical perfection and gob-smacking in its unapologetic selfishness. Why is it that a cat can...

What is Matatabi?

What is Matatabi?

The catnip found in pet shops in the US and Europe is most likely the dried or powdered leaves and stems  of the Nepeta cataria, a relative of oregano and spearmint. The plant is quite common and grows wild in northern Europe, New Zealand and North America  It’s the...

Cat Care: Which Cat Litter

Cat Care: Which Cat Litter

Are you confused with all the different types of cat litter, wondering what is best for the cat, best for the environment, and best on your pocket? You are not alone. It seems that every other week there is a new variety on the market and that is not even mentioning...

Cat Breeds: The Sweet Scottish Fold

Cat Breeds: The Sweet Scottish Fold

Where do Scottish Folds come from? The first Scottish fold cat appeared on a farm near Coupar Angus, Scotland,  in 1961. A local shepherd noticed that Susie, a shorthaired white cat had strangely crumpled ears and it is from this Susie that all Folds today can trace...

Does Feliway Work on Anxious, Destructive or Fighting Cats?

Does Feliway Work on Anxious, Destructive or Fighting Cats?

Is It Time to Try Feliway? When I moved with my menagerie, from a large garden apartment to a smaller one facing the sea, we all had an adjustment to make. Reina the dog was delighted. Our walks now take us along a wild coastal path where she can sniff and paddle in...

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