How Can I Keep My Kitten From Freaking Out When I’m Away?

A black kitten sitting on a window sill stares up at the camera

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male Bombay kitten that I’m crazy over. I spoil him rotten. I get worried when I’m not home, as I am always with him. He is 7 weeks old now. How can I assure he doesn’t freak out when I go to my doctor appointments and […]

Should I Reunite My Cat and Her Feral Father?

Two cats staring at each other, one inside and one outside

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a female cat approximately 11 years old that has lived with me since her initial 12 weeks with her mother. In the last six months her sister (from the same litter of two) died. She was born in the back yard, where I take care of a […]

What’s the Best Way to Introduce a New Cat?

Three cats snoozing on a couch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m moving in with my boyfriend, who already owns a lovely kitty named Lucy. Lucy is used to me since I’m over often. However, she is a pretty aloof kitty, even with my boyfriend (except in the morning when she wants snuggles from him, or me as a last […]

Is It A Bad Idea to Move In With Other Cats?

Three Oriental Shorthair cats snuggling (CC-BY-SA) by Earth68

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m considering a move which would be the best thing for me financially, socially, and mental-healthyfully (you know what I mean). However, the one issue is cats. The new place has four neutered male cats; two are 14 years old and two are 8. They get along together very […]

New Cat Update: Confidence Rises; Doors Open

Chrysanthemum walks out the door

Six days ago I returned home with a new feline housemate, and I promised to document the process of introducing Chrysanthemum — a.k.a. Chrysanthemum Kiss-Kiss Bobette Jellylorum Kelley — into my family. Because I knew Kiss-Kiss would be stressed from the five-hour road trip and finding herself in a new environment, I knew it was […]