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Why Does My Cat Hate My Significant Other?

If you're reading this then I am guessing you've come here because you have a very mad kitty. I am also going to guess said kitty doesn't like your significant other. Don't worry, it happens. Cats aren't like dogs. You can't just tempt them with a little piece of steak and throw a tennis ball to become friends. If you try that your cat is just going to give you the above look and walk away hell bent on destroying your new relationship. Never underestimate kitty, they're smarter than we think.

You might even have adopted a new cat that took to you easily, but just down right dislikes the other person in your life. That's okay. There's something about an immediate bond with a cat. If you get that special moment you're lucky. If your partner does not, maybe some of the following tips can help.

1. Feeding Time:
If you're the only one feeding kitty, start letting your partner prepare the cat's food and actually feed the meal. Kitty might not …
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Help, My Cat is Pooping Outside the Litter Box!

This is Princess Leia. Lately, little miss Leia has had a bit of an issue. She's been pooping outside of the litter boxes. See? Even a cat behaviorist can have cats with issues. Luckily, Leia's problem was quickly and easily diagnosed. My Bengal, Loki, had been bullying her away from the litter boxes. We set up a nice little box for her in a quiet area of the house and she hasn't had any issues since. I really think she is enjoying the fact she gets her own powder room. But, there can be many reasons a kitty starts this type of behavior so I am going to go over the most common ones below.

Here are some of the basic reasons:

1. A recent litter brand change.
Cats are huge creatures of habit and often finicky when it comes to their poop dirt. If you recently changed their litter try going back to the old stuff.   2. The litter isn't deep enough.
Some cats love a lot of litter and are big diggers. If they don't have enough litter (an amount to their liking, not yours) k…

Why Does My Cat Bite?

I get asked the question a lot "why does my cat bite?" followed by "how can I stop it?" While each situation and cat is different I will list a few of the more common reasons cats or kittens bite.

1. Play:
Cats learn behaviors from an early age and one of them can be aggressive play. I see so many cases with people using their hands and fingers as a toy or they wrestle with their kitten, thus teaching them you are a fun object to attack and chew on. Once kitty is a full grown cat the game isn't that much fun anymore, for both the pet and pet parent because injuries can occur. I can't stress enough to never play using your hand as the toy. Nothing good comes from this type of game, trust me. That being said, teach your kitten to play with toys. Find out what kind of toy your cat or kitten likes better. All of my cats tend to favor wand based toys. It's also up to you to make a game out of the toys. You can't throw a few toys on the ground and expect …

Cats & Vaccines

This gorgeous boy had to get some vaccines yesterday. I keep all of my furbabies up to date with their vaccinations and you should too. My kitties rarely ever go outside, but I still get them all their shots just in case. You never know. I once had one of my indoor only kitties get let out by an old roommate. The cat was missing for three long weeks. I was in agony not knowing where my baby was or what could be happening to him. Lucky for me, he showed back up but not without some very serious injuries. I never vaccinated him for outdoor stuff because, he was only indoor. Well, many years later I lost him to Feline Leukemia. The only time he could have contracted it was during the time he was lost. I was devastated. He could have lived a much longer life and I learned a very hard and valuable lesson.

That being said, Loki is normally a very active and spazy cat. Call it a Bengal thing. However, after three vaccines yesterday I could tell this morning he was feeling a bit blah and ten…

Adopt!

Guys, this is so true. Don't look away. Give them a chance. Life is too short but, it's even shorter for animals. Help give a great life to those in need. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Bonnie

A New Chapter

I have decided to begin a new chapter in my life and to be honest I am not sure why I haven't done this sooner. I think it must have been the lack of time. Now, I have extra time and I have chosen to follow my heart.

My writing still comes and goes. I am working on a project, but not actively. I haven't found a way to get back into it full time and if I am being completely honest my heart hasn't been all that into it the last few years either. Besides the craft of writing and my family there is a huge part of my heart that can do good elsewhere.

Cats.

Yes, you read that right. Cats. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a crazy cat lady. My husband might have cut me off at only owning three, but my heart is too big to only love just my furbabies. I want to love and save them all. Ever since I was little I would always be bringing stray cats home begging to keep them. I've had cats my entire life. Special needs cats, grumpy cats, normal cats, shy cats, you name th…

Summer Vacation Part 1

So, I finally got on a plane again. I have a terrible fear of flying and I am glad to say that my flight out to Florida from California was incredibly smooth. So smooth that it makes flying a little less scary for me. YAY!

Here are a few pictures to sum up what we have been doing so far on our vacation:





All in all kiddo and I have been having a blast visiting with friends and family. My husband will be joining us next week and we are both super excited to see him. Sorry for the lack of posts, but now you know why. =P

There will be more pictures and another post in the near future.

XOXO
Bonnie Rae