How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

Long-haired dilute tortie cat with a lion cut

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who was living near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about 1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of much contact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along her spine and […]

I’ve Fallen In Love With A Cat I Can’t Adopt. Help!

Siamese-tabby cat hybrid, (CC-BY-SA) by Alex Zelenko

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I noticed a gorgeous Siamese and tabby mix stray cat in my yard a few days ago.  He was scared to approach me for about a half of the day, then he came up to me crying this heart-aching “little and weak” meow. When he finally came up to […]

How Cold is Too Cold for an Outdoor Cat?

Long-haired ginger cat in the snow. Image courtesy of The Cat's Whiskers blog.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We have a kitten who came to us during the summer months. We live in the mountains of North Carolina, and we’re wondering about the cold weather. Our cat is strictly an outside cat, but we thought we would put him in the basement on nights that were very cold. Now our question […]

Dahlia Tells All: I finally get my way!

After the horrible tortures we experienced on our first day at the Shelter, none of us were in much of a mood to trust those awful humans. But Dolly convinced us to give them another chance. They really are nice, Dolly told us. They just had to do all that awful stuff because there are […]

Dahlia Tells All: The day I met my first human

Life was going along pretty smoothly for my siblings and me. We were getting used to our puppy brothers and sisters, and even though we missed our momma cat terribly, momma dog was doing her best to make us happy. Momma dog also spent a lot of time teaching us good manners, and I must […]