How Can I Get My Cat to Like Her Carrier?

A tabby cat lies down in a plastic carrier. Photo taken through the wire carrier door.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I had to take my cat to the vet and as she hates the carrier, I had to trap her in the kitchen and grab her. Since then she will not come into the house even for food. She just runs when she sees me or my husband and hides, […]

Are Tabbies More Intelligent Than Other Cats?

Thomas with a thought bubble full of differential equations

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male mackerel (striped) tabby named Charlie. He walks twice a day on a harness and leash, he tells me when he wants to eat and go out by touching the door knob. When he gets kicked out of our bedroom at night, he continues to try […]

My Cat Is a Holy Terror. Help!

A black and white cat scratches a sofa arm

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat can be perfect. She sits on my lap and sleeps, she cuddles with me in bed. But she can also be an absolute terror — flying all over the house jumping, climbing everything and, worst of all, scratching everything! She has a scratching post, but she also likes my […]

Is It Normal for Black Cats to Turn Brown?

A tuxedo cat sprawled in a sunny window.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I rescued a young kitten about 4 years ago, who was eating from our trash can. She’s adapted really well and has been spayed, stays up-to-date on all shots, etc., and seems to be in perfect health. She used to be a black and white “tuxedo” cat, but this year all […]

The CatLadyBox May Just Be the Best Subscription Ever

Thomas sniffs the box

Disclaimer: Although I did not get paid for this review, the founder of CatLadyBox is a personal friend and fellow cat blogger. However, Paws and Effect only shares information or products we feel will be relevant to our readers.  You know what made my week? When this showed up at my office: I’d been anxiously […]