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  • Cats can be leash trained with patience
    How to leash train your cat and take her out on walks
    Since cats are still partly wild, it's only natural that some may develop cabin fever if they're kept entirely indoors. If you have a cat that pines at the window, and tries to sneak out whenever you open the door, it may be time to find a...
  • Why do cats go for the one person that doesn't like them?
    Why cats like people who don't seem to like them
    Cats are different than people, with different ways of communicating. Oftentimes, people who are allergic to cats, or don't like cats, wonder why cats seem highly drawn to them, and ignore all the people who clearly do like, and can tolerate,...
  • Do our cats love us, or are they really showing us who owns us?
    Do cats show you love because they love you, or because they own you?
    It's easy to tell whether your dog loves you, and when he's feeling affectionate, but what about cats? Do our cats love us? We've heard that cats aren't capable of loving us, and that they may even hate us to some degree. How is...
  • Our moods may affect our cats' health and behavior
    New research suggests our moods dramatically affect our cats' health and moods
    We've known for a long time that babies take their emotional cues from their parents. When presented with something new, they watch their parents' reactions carefully, and react in similar ways. The same is true of dogs. Until recently,...
  • What do your cats ears say about what she's feeling?
    Body language: What do your cat's ears say about how she feels?
    Cats' bodies are very expressive, and can give us all sorts of clues as to what they're thinking and how they're feeling. For instance, we know that a cat holding her tail high means she's happy and alert, and possibly excited...
  • Declawing cats may soon be illegal in New York
    New York may become the first state to ban declawing of all cats
    New York could become the first state in the U.S. to ban declawing altogether. If approved, the ban would include declawing domestic cats, as well as wild and exotic cats. According to a Jan. 15, 2015 article on ABC News, Assemblywoman Linda...
  • Overly friendly kitten wants some police training
    Overly friendly kitten wants some police training
    An overly friendly, frisky kitten accosted a police officer in a cute video making the rounds of social media. The video, which was taken by the officer's dash cam, shows how kittens that want attention will not be put off, no matter what the...
  • Wool sucking: Why does your cat suck on blankets?
    Wool sucking: Why your cat suckles on blankets and sweaters
    Many of us have, or have seen, a cat that likes to suck on blankets, sweaters, or other fabrics. Sometimes they want to suck while the fabric is on us, and other times, they just kind of do it. The behavior is known as wool sucking, and there are...
  • 6 ways to kitten-proof your home
    6 ways to kitten-proof your home
    Do you have a new kitten, or are you considering getting a new kitten sometime soon? Basically, a kitten is like a small child. Anything she can get into, anything she can play with, anything she can capture, she will. So, before you give kittens...
  • Cat Tracker project looks for roaming patterns, behavior, in domestic cats
    Cat Tracker project to find out what our cats do when we're not watching
    A new project is taking off in North Carolina, and it aims to find out what cats really do when they're out and about. The Cat Tracker project uses small GPS devices on cats mostly living in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, but...
  • Cats and mirrors: Why they behave the way they do
    Cats and mirrors: Why they behave the way they do
    Have you ever seen your cat react to its reflection in a mirror? Have you ever wondered why some cats bristle, hiss, and grandstand, while others just walk away like there's nothing there, while still others will extend their noses for a sniff...
  • Your cat is claiming you when she rubs on you
    Why your cat rubs her head and body against your legs
    We all know that wonderful feeling of our cats rubbing against our legs. It often starts with a headbutt, and then rubbing their entire body along your leg, and they may or may not repeat it. They do it when they greet us, but they also seem to do...
  • Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    Interview with GoldStar Learning Options' owner and director Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    People with developmental disabilities or who are on the Autism Disorder Spectrum often have a hard time finding services to aid them. The issues that families and individuals must deal with are often unique and specialized treatments are...
  • Domestic cats still have wild genes
    Domestic cats are still partly wild, says feline genome study
    Some interesting revelations have come from mapping the domestic cat's genome. We know that cats first started living among humans around 9,500 years ago. We know that the cats that were more likely to be friendly, and less likely to be afraid...
  • Examining Values, Attitudes and Bullying
    Examining Values, Attitudes and Bullying
    In trying to find out why some people are bullies and other people are victims we must look at values and attitudes. Human values are the ideas, customs, objects and norms adhered to and preferred by certain groups. Values are the behaviors that...