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Friday Films: Body Language in Cats

Tosh_A594955While we don’t agree 100% with this video (for instance, we believe most cats ARE social animals—of course, on their own terms), this video has a great deal of good information on understanding cat behavior. 

Cats Protection who made the video, is the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, rehoming and reuniting around 52,000 cats and kittens every year through its network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centers and one homing center. The charity also promotes the benefits of neutering and produces a wide range of cat care information for owners.

Go here to learn more about Cats Protection or here for more of their excellent videos.

(Photo by Barbara Doty)

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June 20, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Body Language in Cats

Friday Films: Simon’s Cat – Pawtrait

There’s a new Simon’s Cat video in town and we think you will enjoy it, especially if you’ve ever tried to take a formal photograph or portrait of your feline family member!

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Along with the video comes the announcement that an 11-minute color video about Simon’s Cat going to visit his vet is planned.  Says the blog:

“The Simon’s Cat team has some very exciting announcements coming up in the next few weeks.

The month of June will see us reaching two amazing milestones on our official YouTube channel, passing 500 million views and 3 million subscribers!

And to mark this incredible following, we have been developing a script for a special 11-minute film (that’s right, 11 minutes!) inspired by the most fan-requested theme: visiting the vets! The film will be extra special as it will also be the first to be animated in colour!”

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June 6, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Simon’s Cat – Pawtrait

Friday Films: Cats and Dogs Who Hate Kisses

Do you kiss your cat and/or your dog?  If so, do they like to be kissed?  Today’s Friday Film is a compilation of cats who would rather not be kissed—at least not when the camera was rolling.

 

May 30, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Dogs, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Cats and Dogs Who Hate Kisses

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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A little “pick me up” from Clarance

At Sacramento County Animal Care!

May 28, 2014 Posted by | Available Cats, Cat Behavior, Humor, Pet overpopulation, SCACR, Wordless Wednesday | , , | Comments Off on (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Friday Films: Six Signs Your Cat Loves You

Some say cats only show what you think is love in order to get food.

Watch and decide for yourself.

     

    May 23, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Six Signs Your Cat Loves You

    Maddie’s Fund Infographic: Kitten Development

    For those of you who might be toying with the idea of helping a local shelter or rescue group by fostering kittens, here is a guide full or cuteness.

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    Physical and Behavioral Development of Kittens

    (Source:  Maddie’s Fund)

    May 1, 2014 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Health, Education, Newsletters about Cats, Volunteers | , , | Comments Off on Maddie’s Fund Infographic: Kitten Development

    Friday Films: Mean Kitty Again

    Kitties Dance With Ceiling Fan

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    and another “just because” it’s Friday!

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    Vacuuming Cats

    April 25, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Mean Kitty Again

    Friday Films: MEAN KITTY: Wake-up Call

    MeanKittiesIt’s been a while since we’ve featured Cory Williams and his mean kitties Loka and Sparta, so here’s a treat.  Do your cat, dogs (or other) serve as your very dependable alarm clocks?  Tell us in the comments!

    View more Mean Kitty videos on their YouTube channel or on their Facebook page.  You’ll be entertained for hours!  (Our favorite is still the original Mean Kitty Song.)

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    April 19, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: MEAN KITTY: Wake-up Call

    Friday Films: Crazy Time–Simon’s Cat

    CatBehaviorZoomies:  the act of running full speed, usually in a circular motion around the backyard, open field or in your living room

    Do your cats ever get the zoomies?  Dogs can get the zoomies too, but they are usually never as dramatic as cat zoomies, because dogs generally are pretty earthbound.  But cats… when cats get the zoomies, sometimes they can fly.  And when cats get the zoomies, nothing is safe.

    Here’s a new Simon’s Cat video, in which Simon’s Cat gets the zoomies.  If your cats ever get the zoomies, I’m sure you will relate!

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    April 4, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Crazy Time–Simon’s Cat

    My Cats: A Poem by Charles Bukowski

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    (Source:  Sulia)

    March 30, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Poems and Stories | , , | Comments Off on My Cats: A Poem by Charles Bukowski