A Love Affair With Cardboard: Six Reasons Why Cats Like Boxes

Cats like boxes because they're warm and safe.
Dear Thomasina...
Why do cats like boxes? My cat has a gazillion beds, but she prefers to sleep in an old box from Amazon. Why???
-- Purrplexed

Hi Purrplexed...
Love the name! I know how much some cats like boxes, but I'm not one of them. My favorite place to sleep is our round powder room sink. It's the perfect shape and size for a nap when I'm curled up with my tail over my eyes.

But that's just me. Here are six reasons why most cats like boxes.

Today's Purrl of Wisdom

"There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone." 
-- Louis J. Camuti

Are Hunting Cats Rodent Specialists?

The good news for birds is that most hunting cats are rodent specialists
Dear Thomasina...
I heard that most hunting cats are rodent specialists. Is that true? My barn cats catch a lot of mice but seem to have no interest in birds. Is this normal, or am I just lucky?
-- Working Cats' Mom

Hey, Working Cats' Mom!
Yes, it's true! Most hunting cats are rodent specialists. Almost all of us have our hunting preferences, and the vast majority of us prefer mice. I certainly do.

Have you ever tried to catch a flying bird? Phew... I gave up on that ages ago. And that might explain why most cats are rodent specialists. Mice are much better suited to our wait and pounce style of hunting.

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

There has never been a cat
Who couldn't calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.

-- Rod McKuen