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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom


“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” 
― Pam Brown

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

10 Things Humans Do That Annoy Cats

So many things humans do annoy cats.
Dear Thomasina...
The other night, I gave my cat a big hug and got scratched! Why would he do that? I thought he loved me!
-- Hurt

Hey, Hurt!

I'm so sorry about the scratch. Hate to say it, but if you gave me a hug, I'd scratch, too. We're not big on huge human arms squishing us until our ribs ache.

I'm sure your cat loves you a lot. But there are some things humans do that annoy us so much. Picking us up is one of them. We feel safer when our feet are planted firmly on the ground, not suspended in midair. Hugging can actually hurt and makes getting picked up even worse.

Ten Things That Really Annoy Cats

Monday, June 12, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.” 
― Peter S. BeagleThe Last Unicorn





What?? We give straight answers all the time. It's just that humans don't understand them.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Chirps, Chatters & Other Sounds Cats Make

Meowing is just one of the sounds cats make to communicate with us.
Dear Thomasina...

My cat often chirps at me when I get home. Why does he do that? What's he saying?
-- Curious

Hi Curious!
Oh, how nice! Your cat's saying "welcome home!" Not all of us do that (I don't), and you should feel very honored!

When we talk to each other, we usually use body language. We talk with our eyes, ears and tails. But since humans don't seem to understand our native language, we make sounds to communicate with you.

Eight Sounds Cats Make


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” 
― Mark Twain


I like this quote, but I hope it doesn't hurt our human's feelings.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Why Do Cats Pull Food Out Of Their Bowls?

Cats appreciate dishes, like this one, that are wide enough for their whiskers to not touch the sides.
Dear Thomasina...
One of my cats pulls his food out of his bowl and eats it off the floor. Why does he do that? He makes such a mess!
-- Frustrated

Hi, Frustrated!
Yikes!! I'm sorry about the mess. Although I don't do it, cats pulling food out of their bowls is actually pretty normal.

Why Some Cats Prefer The Floor To Their Food Bowls


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Three Reasons Why Cats Eat Grass

Eating grass might actually be good for this gray cat.
© Marilyn Gould | Dreamstime.com
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!

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!