for the love of cats
I swore I would never tell this story again outside the family but you caught me at a weak moment.
First, let me say that Momma Beautiful was the best cat I have ever known and my relationship with her is filled with unusual circumstances that just amazed me. But one thing I learned early on was that she absolutely did not like to have her tummy rubbed. I always though I could eventually get her used to it for no other reason than two of her boys love it. I would never…Continue
From time to time, I am reminded of the story of a momma cat named Scarlett. Usually, it's by something really appalling like that of a human mother who recently beat her 13 mo. old baby boy to death because he wouldn't stop crying.
Scarlett was a stray cat who lived in an abandoned garage in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. It is believed that she was less than a year old when she had her first litter of 5 kittens. If so, this would place her in the area of mid-teens when she…Continue
Anyone who has had a cat or even watched one from a distance has probably noticed they like to play. To cats everything is a potential toy! But where does the desire to play come from? And why do cats play so hard when they do play?
The desire to play goes back to their early infancy when they develop the first hunting instincts. Though they have the instinct to hunt, they have no idea how because Momma hasn't taught them yet. But in preparation, they challenge themselves…Continue