It’s time to PARTAY! The weekend’s here baby! You say your kitty hides. You say your kitty ain’t no party animal. I say it’s not so. We fear what we don’t know. (Getting all classical now.) Give a friend a treat. Ask the friend to calmly, quietly, show the treat to your kitty. If kittyContinue reading “Introduce your cat to some people today!”
There’s no mystery to cat grooming. 15 Minutes a Day: Comb or brush your medium to long-haired cat once a day. Use a “love glove” or brush on a short-haired cat once a week. Trim claws once a month. Big return on small effort. Cat grooming becomes a big deal when the combing,Continue reading “99% of cat grooming is daily combing or brushing”
It would be so cool if each adopted cat came with a starter kit. In a grooming starter kit, I’d definitely include claw trimmers, a soft bristled brush, and for long-haired cats, a comb.
If you watch a cat groomer at work, you will notice something interesting. Your cat is not a car! Unlike a car mechanic, cat groomers work with animals who have distinct and strong personalities. Each cat is different. I’m amused when owners say, very confidently, “Give my cat a lion trim.” A lion trim isContinue reading “Cat Groomer not Car Mechanic”
Cats who spend time in shelters can get a little sick. You’ll see runny eyes and nose, lethargy, all the signs of a cold. Bringing a cat home is so exciting! We want to do everything for them right away! It’s beautiful that owners want to help their cat be clean and comfortable. Grooming isContinue reading “Grooming a cat with a cold”
Yes, my life is glamorous! These are the things I think about. Messy-bottomed Persian or Himalayan kittens. What to do about them. If you are the proud owner/parent of such a kitty, I have a few suggestions: 1. Is there a stomach problem? Perhaps food or treats are contributing to the messiness. 2. Is theContinue reading “Messy-Bottomed Persian Kittens”
I just read “Your Home: Their Territory” by Tony Buffington, DVM. This book is part of The Indoor Pet Initiative. Please give it to friends and family who adopt a cat! Many cat-human problems are simple misunderstandings. Something as basic as a cat scratcher can make all the difference.
Stories of heroes and geniuses. I love those stories. How hard would it be to admit to ignorance or to publicly fail, if I blogged under the name of “Linda, Cat Momma?” or “Linda, Cat Savant.” Damn hard. I’d have a long way to fall off that pedestal. I want to look up to someone,Continue reading “Whisperers and Daddy’s: Our myths”