Does My Cat Know I’m About to Have A Baby?

A woman reads her tablet with her two cats beside her. Photo CC-BY Jamie McCaffrey

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am expecting my first child and have been in the early stage of labor for about the last three days. I’ve noticed recently that my eldest kitty is increasingly clingy, meows much more frequently, and follows me around the house like a shadow. She absolutely insists on being […]

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 Regain My Traumatized Cat’s Trust?

terrified black cat hiding under turquoise towel

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Tonight my cat, Bronte, escaped the house. On her way back inside, she was attacked by a feral cat. She was so scared by the attack that she peed and pooped all over herself, so I gave her a bath — something I’ve done before and that she used […]

Will My Husband Ever Win Back My Kitten’s Trust?

Man with leather wrist cuff stroking an orange tabby kitten

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a very gentle kitten who was just fine until a recent incident that occurred between him and my husband. The kitten is 9 months old and we have had him for seven of those months. This kitten is a very gentle, sweet and timid little guy, generally […]

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 […]