How Old Is My Cat In Human Years?

JaneA and Siouxsie

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: How do you determine how old your cat is in human years? My cat is 4 and I was told that she is approximately 32 years old. Is that correct? ~ Sharon Siouxsie: Well, actually, that’s pretty accurate. Thomas: A lot of people think cats age seven human years [...]

Why Is My Fur Changing Color?

Seal point Siamese cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hi! I read all about why cats can be a certain color. But, when I was born I was a beautiful cream color Siamese mix. Don’t misunderstand me, I am still beautiful, but as time went by I have darkened to several shades of black and gray, with little bits of tan throughout. [...]

Are Orange Female Cats Really That Rare?

Kissy's portrait, July 8, 2012. Photo copyright © JaneA Kelley, all rights reserved.

Hi everybody, Kissy here! I’m really excited because this week I get to have the whole column all to myself! As you can see from my photo, I’m an orange tabby cat (which Mama sometimes calls a “marmalade cat”) … and a quite beautiful one at that, I might add. When Mama adopted me and [...]