CatTales

If I Fit, I Sit?

Every cat lover knows that cats can do some strange things for no obvious reasons.  I’ve had cats who seem to focus on an unseen-by-me object in the corner of the room, or in the air. Are they seeing spirits? The reflection from my computer or phone screen in a dark room? A fly or mosquito? I don’t know.

Inside Out?

I read an article recently about experts, including animal behaviorists, a professor of psychology, a bioethicist, and others who have studied and written on and about animals and the animal-human relationship, who feel conflicted about letting domestic cats outdoors.

What's In A Name?

We rescue A LOT of cats and kittens each year at the Georgia SPCA - more than 300 of them so far this year! It can be challenging to think up names for all of them. The obvious names - like Tulip, Spring, Summer and Daffodil for kittens born early in the year - are used up pretty quickly when we rescue several cats and kittens every week.

My Remedy for Negativity

I have been volunteering for several years at the Georgia SPCA low-cost vaccination clinics. If you've been to one of our clinics, you know that they are busy and can sometimes seem a bit wild and crazy - dogs are barking; cats are meowing; people are chatting and admiring each other's pets; and our weekend manager, Mary, is calling out names of the pets to see the veterinarian.

What Do You call a Bunch of Cats?

It depends on what source you consult. The Oxford English dictionary online says a group of cats is called a clowder or a clutter. Another source says a group of cats is called a glaring (isn’t that what the spouse, partner or housemate of a crazy cat lady gives her when she brings home yet another feline?)  Whatever a group of cats is called, lots of us seem to have one.  More U.S.

How Do You Know You're a Crazy Cat Lady?

Halloween is just a few days away, and Crazy Cat Lady costumes seem to be popping up everywhere. There's a photo of an adorable little girl dressed as a Crazy Cat Lady circulating on Facebook, there are lots of cartoons and there's even a Crazy Cat Lady doll. But what's a Crazy Cat Lady, really? How can we tell when someone who likes cats slides over the edge into Crazy Cat Lady territory?

Quirky and Odd

I found this link to an article in the English newspaper The Guardian, about odd (and sometimes obnoxious) things cats do. I see that one of the cats uses a floor drain as her litter box and I couldn’t believe it!

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