What Inspires Me to Give Back? You Do!

Thomas and Bella snuggled together, surrounded by a border of evergreen boughs and poinsettias

Although this is the season of giving and gratitude, I make a practice of conscious gratitude every day. Other than the cats who have shared my life, I’m grateful for many things. I’m grateful to have lost my job in the winter of 2003. That sounds like a weird thing to be grateful for, but if […]

Why Is My Cat Sneezing All The Time?

tabby cat sneezing in the sunlight

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My wonderful 5-year-old kitty started having pretty severe sneezing episodes a few a days ago, and she’s still doing this off and on three or four days later. She doesn’t have any other signs of illness — her appetite is great, she’s playful, she’s not hiding, and she doesn’t have […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Take His Medicine?

A kitten looks up from a bowl of food

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My kitten is around 8-1/2 weeks old and recently he has been acting very strange. I got him from a “not so kitten loving” bloke a week and a half ago, and he claimed the kitten has been dewormed and de-flea’d already but need a little encouragement in using the […]

What Can I Do About My Cat’s Nonstop Meowing?

Cat meowing at a window, CC-BY-SA David Sutterlütti

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My year-old cat has been meowing ever since we let her take an adventure into the garage. She constantly wants to be in there, and if she can’t get her way she’ll meow more and more until we give in. I’m not sure what to do. My dad is […]

My Cat Had Surgery and Now She’s Not Eating. Help!

Photo CC-BY Dawn Beattie

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week my 13-year-old cat, Maisy, had an operation to remove both thyroid glands. Since she got home a few days ago, she’s been drinking but not eating. I thought she may have contracted an infection because her breathing was troublesome, so I took her to the vet yesterday. He […]