Farewell, Sweet Siouxsie. What An Amazing Trip It’s Been.

JaneA holds Siouxsie a few minutes before her euthanasia.

I don’t even know what to say right now. My grief is so big and raw I don’t even think I can fully comprehend the scope of it. My beloved friend, furry familiar and Top Cat and Queen Of All Western Cats, Siouxsie Mew, earned her wings today with the help of a very compassionate […]

Should I Use My Old Cat’s Things With a New Cat?

A girl holding and kissing a calico cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little girl passed over rainbow bridge. I think I’m ready for another cat, but I worry about bringing her home with my previous kitty’s things around. Her scratcher, bowls, carrier, toys, and litter box: won’t they smell like my other cat ? Should I destroy the old things or can I use […]

Why Is My Kitten Suddenly Acting Out?

Thomas, a tabby and white cat, basks in the afternoon sunlight

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 4-month-old kitten, Haru, is suddenly acting up. Two months ago, when I first got him, he was extremely loving and a little clingy. So, a month later, I got him another kitty, Aki, to play with. Haru and Aki became best friends — they played and ate and […]

Can Cats Tell How You’re Feeling?

Thomas gives Mama a lick on the cheek

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: One day I came home from school and I was really sad, so I went to my room, sat on my bed, and did a reflection on what had happened that day. A tear rolled down my face, and as I wiped away the tear I looked up to […]

How Can I Help a Terrified Kitty to Feel Safe?

Scared cat hiding. Photo CC-BY-ND by Jon Ross

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am a cat foster for a local animal shelter. I recently took in a beautiful and terrified female cat. Her owners were forced to surrender her to the shelter after a house fire that destroyed their home. She did not do well at the shelter; she was overwhelmed […]