Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Going Incognito - Why Cats Bury Their Food

Some cats bury their food after they're finished eating, even if it's in a crystal dish.
Dear Thomasina...
Can you tell me why cats bury their food after they're  finished eating? My cat does that, and the scratching on the floor is driving me crazy!
-- Annoyed

Hi Annoyed...
Funny you should ask. Some cats bury their food for good reasons, or at least they think they have good reasons. Our new cat, Boots, does that. I agree it's really annoying, and it's not even necessary. It's not like predators are going to find him inside!

Dogs sometimes bury leftover food so they can return to it later. But we don't do that. We don't eat spoiled meat. And the food we catch outside (a mouse) is the perfect size for a meal. We usually don't have any leftovers to bury.

When cats bury their food before they eat, they're telling their people to open another can because they're not going to touch the stuff that was just put in front of them. But there's a different reason why some cats bury their food.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, November 4, 2016

Why Do Cats Rub Around Their People's Legs - The Power Of Pheromones

Cats rub around their people's legs to make their people smell like them.
Dear Thomasina...
Why do cats rub around their people's legs? Does that mean my cat loves me?
-- Flattered

Hi Flattered!
Ohhh... how nice! Cats do rub around their people's legs to show they love them. I guess... Actually, it's a bit more complicated than that.

Did you know we have scent glands in our cheeks, foreheads, chins, the base of our tails and our paw pads? So when cats rub around their people's legs, they're making their people smell like them. That's a way of showing love, I guess, or at least possession.

The Power Of Pheromones