Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get A Kitten For Your Adult Cat

Should you get a kitten as a playmate for your adult cat? Should I get a kitten as a playmate for my adult cat Thomasina? He's eight years old and is becoming so lazy. Do you think he'd like having a kitten to play with?
Mike's Mom

Hi Mike's Mom...
Yikes!! No, please don't get a kitten as a playmate for your adult cat. Most of us hate kittens! 

Take it from me. Kittens can be very annoying and even frightening to adult cats.

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get A Kitten For Your Adult Cat

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“When I am feeling low, all I have to do is watch my cats." 
Charles Bukowski

'Purrfect' Cat Christmas Gifts For 2018

Cat With Gifts Under A Christmas Tree
Tony Campbell -
Dear Thomasina...
I have no idea what to get my cats for Christmas. Do you have any suggestions?
-- Anxious Shopper

Hi Anxious...

I'm so glad you asked! I love to help humans with their Christmas shopping for cats!

Here's our list for this year. I hope it gives you some ideas.

Oh, and happy holidays to you and your cats!

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“Cats tell me without effort all that there is to know.”
-- Charles Bukowski, On Cats

Five Reasons Why Your Cat Doesn't Purr

Even if your cat doesn't purr, she shows affection in other ways.
My cat doesn't purr, Thomasina. Does that mean she doesn't like me?
-- Feeling Hurt

Hey, Feeling Hurt...
To be honest, I don't purr either. Maybe your cat doesn't purr, but I'll bet she lets you know she loves you in other ways. Some of us just show affection differently. 

Our human can tell I love her by the look in my eyes and by the way I press my head into her hand when she touches me. Your cat might also show how much she loves you by rubbing against your hands, your face or your legs or kneading. 

Five Reasons Why Your Cat Doesn't Purr

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.”
― William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside

Declawing A Cat?
Nine Reasons Why All Paws Need Claws

Declawing a cat is cruel and unnecessary. There are better ways to save your couch from the cat.
Dear Thomasina...
Is declawing a cat okay? I just got a new kitten, and I'm considering getting him declawed.
-- New Cat Mom

Hey, New Cat Mom...
Oh, no! You're not really going to declaw your kitten are you? Please don't do that! Declawing a cat affects our health and almost every way we live our lives.

Here are nine reasons why cats need claws. Destroying the furniture isn't one of them! 

Todays' Purrl of Wisdom

“I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance. "
― James Thurber

Whisker Fatigue
Are Your Cats' Whiskers Feeling Overworked?

Prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow food bowl.
Do cats really get whisker fatigue, Thomasina? What the heck is it???
-- Puzzled Cat Mom

Hey, Puzzled Cat Mom!
I'm so glad you asked, because whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is so common and so few humans are even aware of it. They put their cats' food in deep, dark bowls, and then they wonder why the cats don't eat. They don't eat because the bowls make their whiskers work overtime and hurt!

How Whiskers Work

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see.”
― Eleanor Farjeon