Anybody who has ever lived with a vocal cat surely has asked themselves this question. What is my cat thinking as she meows at your sleeping face in the morning or weaves her way through your legs? The majority of the in-the-wild feline sounds—hissing, spitting, growling, or that high-pitched screaming cats do when fighting or mating—are self-explanatory: anger, fear, or wanting to impress. But what does that regular “meow” mean? (more…)
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Teaching a pet to respond to his name is no small feat. Most importantly before teaching him to respond to his name you have to pick a good one. Recently a friend welcomed home a shelter cat with one leg missing. They were considering dozens of names but decided to go with the name Nemo, after the fish in Finding Nemo. They liked the name so much because the character also faced physical challenges but with love and a strong spirit overcame them. What a great name and that’s how it should be, so pick out a good name that means something to you.
After deciding on a name you have to help your pet to learn to distinguish it. What you’d like to see is that a pet will look to his human when they call his name. The name is usually used to call the pet’s attention and then to tell them what they want them to do afterward, for example, “Nemo, here, kitty, kitty” or “Nemo, dinner.” (more…)
We know how much you love your pets, but have you ever noticed the little signs they give to show how much they love you back. Cats are very affectionate and show their love in many ways so we’ve decided to list five ways that your cat shows it’s love for you.
Rubbing against you
Did you know that cats have glands that secrete oils, so that when they rub against you it smells familiar? Pretty cool stuff, right? The glands are for the most part on their heads and that’s why they rub up against all your furniture. When your cat rubs against you with it’s head, it’s not just putting their scent on you. It’s a way for your cat to claim you as their own. So your cat rubbing against is just their way of saying, will you be mine? (more…)