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?
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!
Did you know that today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet? Crazy, I know! But unfortunately, our cats are not really that into us. Nope. You’d be surprised but your cat doesn’t really understand you the way your dog does. Well according to John Bradshaw that is. A cat-behavior expert who has studied these furry felines for many years, John believes that cats are not able to perceive us as different from them. In his observations cats act the same way with humans as they do with other cats. Read more about John’s observations and thoughts in this interesting and eye-opening article.
Imagine this: Your cat is perched at the window sill, stiff postured and staring out the glass panes. Her jaw starts to open slightly and then begins to vibrate at a fast speed, letting out an interesting sound. Her tail begins to twitch excitedly. But don’t worry as this is completely normal for your furbaby. This fast and intense teeth chattering behavior can often be observed when your feline friend spots a bird or other animal through a window and might be a sign of frustration because they cannot get to their prey. Behaviorists also say that this behavior is a form of excitement or your kitty’s way of performing the act of killing while in the absence of performing the actual behavior. Read this article to learn another possible meaning behind the chattering behavior of cats.
Are you one of those cat parents who has spent way too much time putting together something for your precious kitty only for it to be forgotten about minutes later? <Raise Hand> I am guilty of doing this, maybe even more than once. But hey, I’m not alone here. Peach Peachblossom‘s mom Frances spent an entire day building a castle for her lovely prince of cat. Complete with eight rooms and tunnels connecting each of them, this four story high palace was explored by Peach for 10 whole minutes before moving onto new and more interesting things. Typical prince-like behavior.