4 Things You Should Know About Your Cat’s Tail

Do you take your cat’s tail (or even his lack of a tail) for granted? What do you think her tail is for? Simple, right? As it turns out, there may be more to your cat’s tail than meets the eye. Never underestimate the complex miracle that your cat really is….from her head to her tail! 1. Tails are used as a communication tool The position of the tail has meaning to other cats (and to us, if we are … Read more

Here’s The Reason Your Cat’s Tongue Feels Like Sandpaper

Cats are fascinating creatures because we love to live with them, yet they still share many similarities with their wildcat cousins. One of the physical traces of their ability to survive in the wilderness is the rough texture of their tongues. If you’ve ever been licked by your cat (and, of course you have!) you’ve noticed that their tongue isn’t smooth like a dog’s – in fact, it feels like sandpaper! That’s because their tongues are covered with tiny papillae, which are … Read more

7 Fun Facts About Orange Tabby Cats

All cats are unique and awesome in their own way, but orange tabby cats have a special place in many peoples’ hearts. These felines certainly live up to the hype and they have some features that are exclusive to their genetics. Here are some fun facts about orange cats! 1. Orange tabby cats are almost always male. This is a really interesting fact and it tells us that sex and coat color genetics are somehow related, at least in orange cats. … Read more

15 Clever Names For Polydactyl Cats

There’s just something we love about a cat’s paw. With its velvety fur and soft pink “bean toes,” their little feet are simply irresistible! That’s why, when their paws are extra big with extra toes, we know that these kitties are extra special! The unique features of a polydactyl cat means that they need to have an original, clever name. Check out the list below for some ideas! Do you have a polydactyl kitten or cat? Share his or her name with … Read more

11 Things Humans Do That Cats Dislike

Our cats enrich our lives so much, it pains us to think that we’d do anything to upset them. However, there is a slight language barrier between our species and theirs, so there are things we may accidentally do that they dislike. If you’ve done anything on the list below, don’t worry; nobody is perfect (except our cats, of course!) and luckily, our felines always find it in their hearts to forgive us. But by being aware of what bothers them, we … Read more

Top 10 Cat Names Of 2016

When you meet a pet with a perfectly fitting name, you have to wonder: did her name shape her personality, or the other way around? Naming our kitties is usually one of the first things we do when we first adopt them–and sometimes it takes a lot of thought! Some people prefer short and sweet names while others like to bestow long, regal titles on their furry friends. But whatever you choose, you’re bound to come up with dozens of silly nicknames anyway, just … Read more

13 Famous Black Cats

We love black cats for their glossy fur, shining eyes, and marvelously mischievous personalities! And as it turns out, we’re not the only ones. There are many famous black and tuxedo cats who have been star characters in the media, and some have even become historical icons that are recognizable worldwide. It’s October, so especially now, we love to show our appreciation for our witty, mysterious, beautiful furry friends. Sadly, these gorgeous creatures are the least likely to be adopted from shelters, probably due to ages-old … Read more

From The Vet: 5 Odd Cat Behaviors Demystified

Your cat is your friend and your housemate, but he is not so far removed genetically from his early feline ancestors. Cats do some odd things, and if you really think about their roots as felines, you can see that these behaviors are just a part of what makes them unique and fun. Here are 5 odd cat behaviors, explained. 1. Why do cats rub their faces on things? There may be many reasons why cats do this.  First, in an interaction … Read more

What Your Cat Slowly Blinking Says About You

Cats are naturally guarded creatures, but if they let down their fuzzy wall and let you in, they can be rather affectionate. If you own a happy cat who trusts you, then you’ve probably seen what is called a “kitty kiss”. It’s that narrowing of the eyes when they look at you, slowly blinking in your direction. So what is the kitty kiss all about anyway? Let’s take a closer examination at this look of love: 1. You Are Trustworthy If your … Read more

10 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

When people say they are allergic to cats, what they are actually allergic to is cat dander, not fur. The allergens that affect humans are produced from the cat’s saliva and skin oils, which are then carried throughout the home by the shed fur. While no cat has the ability to be 100% nonallergenic, there are certain cats that are known to be hypoallergenic. Here is a list of cat breeds that are known for their awesome hypoallergenic qualities:   1. Balinese … Read more