With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner do you have luck on your side? If you have a Maneki Neko then the answer might be “yes”. Known as Lucky Cats or Fortune Cats, the name Maneki Neko might not be familiar to you but what if I described it as the little cat figurine popular near cash registers in Asian restaurants and supermarkets. Now do you know what I’m talking about? Another fun fact about this small critter, which has been around since the 17th century, has to do with which paw it’s holding up and waving. If it’s the left, this is supposed to attract customers. If the right paw is raised, then good fortune and money are coming your way. No matter what paw is raised or what name you call this little feline – luck will find you. Read more about the Maneki Neko here. Do you have a Fortune Cat by your side?
Have you ever wondered what is so special about catnip that makes cats go crazy? With over 250 species, this fragrant natural plant from the mint family contains an oil that releases pheromones which gives our kitties a sense of euphoria or extreme happiness. Also known as catmint or catswort, catnip is not only for domestic felines but big cats too. Note: when a cat eats this green stuff, it acts as a sedative. In order to see your cat in their euphoric state – they must smell it. However, only about 50% cats are actually affected by catnip. The others, well, they just don’t care. What does catnip do to your cats? Do you have any funny stories? Share with us in the comments below!
Read more about how catnip came about and what other effects it has on our furbabies here.
You’ve probably heard of dog shaming but did you know there was a thing as cat shaming too? Well there is! Pictures depicting guilty kitties caught in their acts of crime with signs that say “I peed on the hamster” to “I steal socks to feed my foot fetish” are all over the internet. They make you laugh. They make you feel sorry for them. They tell stories of naughty felines caught in embarrassing situations of bad behavior. But we can’t punish our precious kitties, no, we just take pictures and blast them to the world. The perfect win-win scenario. Take a look at some funny cat shaming pictures now, and share stories of your cat shaming experiences below.
If your cat is anything like mine then you know it’s an apocalyptic adventure when you try to bathe them. Am I right? You’re in luck though as most felines don’t need a regular bath; they clean themselves with their sandpaper rough tongues which pick up dirt from off their fur.
In the wild it appears that most big cats like the tiger enjoy a good soak in the water however, domestic cats have a different relationship with it. Why? It’s harder for them to get dry after they’re soaked because their coats absorb water rather than repel.
Bathing isn’t for every kitty but there are five reasons as to why you should bathe yours if you have one. Check them out! How do you bathe your kitty? Share your tips, tricks, and stories below.
And an even cuter name. Meet Eeyore, the runt of the litter but what he lacks in size he makes up in miracle. This little kitty is a throw away, shelter cat that no one wanted. Weighing in at just about 4 ounces when he was adopted by one of the shelter’s employees, Eeyore was eventually nursed back to health, and a much better weight. Pictures and more pictures. Enjoy!