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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Three Reasons Why Cats Eat Grass

Eating grass might actually be good for this gray cat.
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Dear Thomasina...
My cat eats grass and then throws up all over everywhere. Why does she torture herself this way?
-- Curious Cat Mom

Hi Curious...
Oh, no! I don't think your cat is torturing herself. Cats love to eat grass! It's moist and juicy, and it tastes so good.

Throwing up a few minutes later isn't so great. But it's better than the alternative -- an uncomfortable stomach -- and grass doesn't always make us sick.

Why Cats Eat Grass

Here are three reasons why cats eat grass.
1. We eat grass because it tastes really good, especially when it's still wet from the dew or rain. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

Elegant cat face line drawing
"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through." 
-- Jules Verne

Ohhh... Imagine walking on a cloud! I would love that!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

Cat face line drawing
"There are no ordinary cats."
-- Colette

This is one of our human's favorite cat quotes. She even has it on a shirt!

Monday, May 1, 2017

How Cats Speak With Their Eyes

Your cat can say a lot to you with her eyes.
Vera Kuttelvaserova - Fotolia.com
Dear Thomasina...
Sometimes my cat looks at me with so much affection. Can cats say "I love you" with their eyes?
-- Curious

Hi Curious...
Ohhh... Lucky you! Yes, we can say "I love you" with our eyes. But not all of us are that... ummm... demonstrative
(How do you like that word? My human typist came up with it).

Your cat can tell you all kinds of important things with her eyes. I did this translation for you.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

Line drawing of a cat face
"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference."
-- Charlotte Gray

Hahaha! Don't tell our human, but I don't even file most of what she says for reference!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why Do Cats Put Their Toys In Shoes?

Dear Thomasina...
Why does my cat hide her toys in my shoes? Isn't that sort of weird?
-- Perplexed Cat Mom

Hi Perplexed!
To be honest, I put my smaller toys in our human's shoes all the time so I know where to find them. She has these ugly red ones that she never wears, and that's where I keep my tiny toy mice.

Maybe your cat's just being organized like I am. But instinct enters into this, too, because we're all hunters at heart, and for us, toys are almost like the tiny animals we catch outside.

Why Cats Put Toys In Shoes

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

Cat Face Line Art
"I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul."

-- Jean Cocteau

I'm so excited! We're going to start doing daily (well, almost daily) cat quotes on my blog, and this is the first one. Don't you love it! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Six Things Cats Hate Walking On

New flooring can be worrisome to a cat
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Dear Thomasina...
I recently replaced my carpeting with hardwood, and my cats refuse to walk on it. Why???
-- Perplexed Cat Mom

Hi Perplexed...
Yikes! I'm sorry your cats don't like your new floor. They'll probably get used to it.

Cats are creatures of habit, and it takes us a while to accept anything new. And new floors would be a major adjustment. I don't think I'd want to walk on them either! For one thing, they'd smell strange, and not at all like my familiar territory. And hardwood floors would probably feel slippery when I was used to walking on carpet.

Things Cats Hate To Walk On

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

Cat Face Line Drawing
"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats."
-- Albert Schweitzer

Awww... I like the idea of being a refuge for our human. I don't really know what a refuge is, but it sounds nice. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Is Your Cat A Bed Buddy? Why Some Cats Sleep With Their People & Others Don't

Some cats like to sleep with their people, and some don't.
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Dear Thomasina...
My cat never sleeps with me. Does that mean she doesn't love me?
-- Sad

Hi Sad!
I'm sure your cat loves you a lot! I love our human, and I don't sleep with her either.

We really do love our creature comforts, and I find my own

bed much more comfortable than hers. And she's too restless. I take sleep very seriously, and I do not like being disturbed!

Why Cats Sleep With Their People