Why Does My Kitten Nibble My Neck?

Woman hugging Siamese kitten. Photo CC-BY Kathryn Decker

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted a 3-month-old kitten a few weeks ago. She loves to crawl all over me and snuggle. She seems to like to snuggle up against my neck, which is fine, but she also nips and nibbles while she’s there. She is not in any distress. She is purring, [...]

Does My Cat Actually Like It When I Play My Guitar?

Orange cat sitting next to a guitar. Photo CC-BY-SA Randal Cooper

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I know cats communicate nonverbally so I’m just interested — I was playing my guitar and singing and I realized my cat was a few feet away. I thought I might be annoying her but I finished the song anyway and when I did I turned to her and [...]

What Breed Is My Little Shelter Kitten?

Snowshoe cat, CC-BY-SA Steve Voght

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hi, I have recently adopted a 3-month-old kitten from an animal shelter. Her name is Panna Cotta, and she’s my first cat. I’ve been told that she’s a Siamese and she certainly has the pointed colors and looks of a Siamese. But when I searched the internet for photos [...]

Why Is Our Cat Pooping On the Floor?

Siouxsie asleep on the couch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our lively, fun and playful 16-year-old Maine Coon has started pooping on the floor! He has two homes, spends half the year as an indoor cat in Florida and spends the other half as an indoor/outdoor cat in Alaska. He started pooping on the floor this winter in Florida. [...]

Why Is This Scaredy Cat So In Love With Me?

Cat rubbing against person's knee

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m the new babysitter of a young boy.  There are three cats in the household, two of whom are pretty social. On the other hand, Simon has to wear a bell around his neck because it’s usually the only way he can be found. So, imagine my surprise one [...]