Ancient Egypt was, to the best of our knowledge, where cats first became household pets. It began when cats made themselves welcome by keeping the storehouses of grain free from rodents. Soon after that, they just moved – as cats have a way of doing.
This year’s Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD includes the remarkable movie The Last Lions. Beginning Sunday, December 11, it’s six six days of cougars, leopards, cheetahs, tigers and their various cousins.
Kerry says her Lab-mix, Reagan, often brings things home. So she wasn’t surprised to see a crumpled bag of Meow Mix outside the front door. But Reagan was visibly upset about something, so Kerry quickly went to look. Then she heard cries from inside the bag.
Please Buddah, help me to accept humans for what they are…
Israel’s parliament has made it a criminal offense to declaw cats unless the the procedure is medically necessary or if a person can prove they would have a medical problem if scratched.
Most cats, he says, will eventually come down themselves. And since they went up the tree to get away, they’re unlikely to come down when you call them, and will likely just go up higher when someone tries to climb up to them.
“Counter-walking cats,” you write, “should be kept out of the kitchen during preparation and during dinner when the extra food is just sitting there.” A reader of your column just sent us this video of Mackinaw Queenie and Kenzie in the kitchen:
Although holidays often buzz with fun and commotion, they can be scary, or even downright dangerous, for cats. However, a host can make a Thanksgiving Day celebration safe for cats relatively easily with a few simple precautions.
And so Murray, the skinny senior with the goopy eyes and severed ear, came to be ours. He seemed most comfortable those first days exploring the Tech team’s quarters, often spotted nestled in the tangle of wire and cable under DogTimer Sui’s desk.