Prepare for your new best friend. If you are not a cat owner yet but have been dreaming of getting a furry feline for a while, then this article is perfect for you. Cats, with a mind of their own, can provide a lot of entertainment and at the same time, can be loyal and provide companionship to you as an owner. Cats make great pets so if you’re thinking of getting a kitty read here for some things that you need to know before you take the next step. Bottom line: you will not regret investing in this little furball of love. I promise you!
Wait, what? 600 cats in one place, at one time? Yes, please! You too?
Well, at least it sounds pretty cool. Lanai Cat Sanctuary in Lanai City, Hawaii is a nonprofit organization where more than 600 spayed and neutered kitties call home. Sometimes called “purr-adise” or “fur seasons”, you can visit this island of cats and even adopt if you so choose. Some folks even travel to Lanai City just to visit the “Hawaiian Lions.” But don’t worry, these furry felines are well taken care of with access to over 25,000 square feet of outdoor space and a plenty of different structures to climb on and hide within. Interested in visiting and getting your kitty-fix for the year? Check out their website for more information.
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.