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Why do cats loaf?

Maybe you call it cat bean, or cube cat, or turkey cat. You might call it hovercat, or potato cat, or sphinx cat. Kitty unit, tugboat, bread cat, and meatloaf, are not uncommon either. Or maybe you don’t even have a name for this thing your cat does. But I know you think it’s cute.

Should you toilet train your cat?

It’s the stuff of dreams, isn’t it? Having a cat, but never having to see, smell, or clean another litter box for the rest of your life? Toilet training a cat sounds like a great idea that isn't. Read to learn why you should never train your cat to use a toilet.

Can my cat drink milk?

Why do we associate cats with milk? We really shouldn't. Mammals (like cats and humans) just weren't designed to drink milk in adulthood. Read why cats seem to really crave milk, and why we shouldn't feed it to them no matter how much they beg.

The Turkish Angora cat

The Turkish Angora is a stunner. And also a bit of a handful! Read to learn more about this special cat, and the twists and turns that took the Turkish Angora from ancient history, to near extinction, and to the cat some of us are privileged to know today.

How to care for and feed your foster kittens (part 2)

This post is Part 2 of a two-part series about kitten fostering. This one digs into the day-to-day, nitty gritty of caring for motherless kittens. 

What to do if a cat bites or scratches you

Even though it may seem like nothing, and even though they are absurdly common, even the smallest cat bite is a medical emergency. Read to find out why.

How to keep cats off the counter

What is cats' obsession with the kitchen counter? It might surprise you, but there are good reasons why your cat wants "up." Does that mean you should allow your cat on your kitchen counters? Even if you don't like cats on the counters, is there anything you can do to keep them off?

How to foster kittens

Are you interested in fostering kittens? Read this post to find out what's involved in fostering, how to become a foster, and what you'll need to have on hand before your litter of kittens comes home. But first, read our quick, three-question questionnaire to see if this is the right time for you to consider fostering a litter of motherless kittens.

Fun facts about orange cats

You’ve probably heard all the myths about orange kitties, which you might also call reds, gingers, or marmalades. You may have heard that all ginger cats are male, or that orange cats are the friendliest cats. Read to find out what is really true about orange cats. You might be surprised!

Can cats see in the dark?

Cats cannot see in true, complete darkness any better than any other living thing with eyes. But it sure seems like they can.  Read to find out what's really extraordinary about cats' vision in this post. I also answer the questions, "Can cats see in color?" and "Why don't cats watch TV?"

The American Curl cat

The American Curl is the result of a happy accident of nature. These unusual cats have ears that roll backward toward the skull. But not every American Curl has curly ears. Read to learn more about this very uncommon breed of cat, the genetics behind the curl, and how this breed differs from other cat breeds with differently shaped ears.

Why do cats bunny kick?

It's all fun and games until the bunny kicking starts.  Why do cats grab objects, or worse, your hand or foot, and attempt to shred them to pieces with their hind legs? Should you allow your cat to bunny kick? What should you do if your cat grabs one of your body parts and starts kicking?
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