Life with Cats

purrzac1 Holiday dispatch: purr therapy, healthy cat news & a cool gift idea

Holiday dispatch: purr therapy, healthy cat news & a cool gift idea

Happy holiday season, cat lover!  I hope this message finds you and your furry family well! I have three cat-centered discoveries to share with you today. 1. Purr therapy: just in case your holidays aren’t always 100% happy… If your life is anything like mine (aka, you’re human), the holidays don’t look like a Christmas movie every…

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Loud Little Cat: Dealing with meows day and night (a true story)

Guest post by Rhiannon Hutchinson When I first brought Pyewacket, a 10-year old tortoiseshell cat, home from the local shelter, she wandered screaming through the house every night before bedtime. Four years later, she was still doing that—and meowing loudly when I come home, before and after using her litter box, and whenever I go near the…

IMG_3997 Can we give the “disinterested, uncaring feline” stereotype a rest?

Can we give the “disinterested, uncaring feline” stereotype a rest?

BEFORE I BECAME MORE KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT CATS, as much as I loved them, I too would joke about their “fickle” shows of interest/disinterest in their humans. But, my perspective has changed and I would love to see our culture stop stereotyping cats as arrogant, disinterested, or having a “split personality.” Let me explain… (Of course, this…

Cat-Meditation Why meditate when you can pet-itate? Tips for meditating with your cat

Why meditate when you can pet-itate? Tips for meditating with your cat

Guest post by Elisabeth Gruskin, PhD Thinking about developing a meditation practice or growing your existing one? Do you share your life with a pet or two? How do you fit everyone and everything into your busy life? You can do both at the same time with pet-centered meditation. Pet-centered meditation (I call it Petitating)…

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Adding a Dog to a Cat Household: Successful Case Study!

This DIDN’T happen overnight. Here’s how it went down… Introduction from Liz: Many of us grew up with indoor-outdoor cats and dogs running around and found that these mixed families were fairly harmonious, or at least tolerant, as there was so much space for them to live virtually separate lives. But, it’s a whole different situation when we live…