Waking up to my cat peeing on my bed has by far been one of the worst experiences of my life as a pet parent. I explicitly remember one night, looking Beau straight in the eyes and getting excited that he was coming to get cuddles. After a brief moment, I realized that Beau wasn't actually coming for cuddles, but instead, he was using this opportunity to release his bladder. … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Cat from Peeing on Your Bed & Reasons Why They Do It!
One of the most interesting things about biology is the way in which organisms and animals reproduce. What could be more intriguing than where we come from and how we came to be? I remember when I was younger, I thought everything reproduced in the same way. So when I learned that some organisms and animals were asexual, could change sexes or could reproduce without … [Read more...] about How Do Cats Mate? What Are the Stages and How Does a Queen Choose Her Mate?
When my partner and I moved in together we thought that we were going to be a single cat household. I was already bringing my cat Beau, and Beau was still having some difficulties getting along with my mom's cat, Walker. While there were some moments where the boys would watch over each other, sleep together and groom each other, you could still tell that Walker was … [Read more...] about Do Female Cats Get Along? Should I Get Male or Female Cats?
Chances are if you're reading this post, you're a movie lover and popcorn fanatic. There's just something to eating popcorn while watching a movie that feels right, but while popcorn is a very tasty treat for humans, it's important to take a step back and question "how safe is popcorn for cats?" Our chinchilla, Gary, is a huge fan of popcorn, but even though organic … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Popcorn? Can Cats Choke on Popcorn?
As you may already know, last week I visited my sister and her husband in Portugal. While the whole trip was extremely exciting and honestly very relaxing, I have to say that my favourite part was witnessing the neighbourhood cat give birth to her babies. Well, that's not completely honest since I didn't get to actually watch her give birth as she had her kittens while we … [Read more...] about My First Experience with a Pregnant Cat Giving Birth (Cute Cat Story)
Ever take a look at your cat and think to yourself, did you just grow? I know there have been plenty of times that I've looked at our youngest cat, Kalista, and wondered to myself "did you ever grow to your full size or are you still growing?" Even though Kalista is over two years old, she is still fairly small in size and quite frankly she's smaller than all of the … [Read more...] about When Is a Cat Full Grown? What Age Do Cats Stop Growing?
It's been a while since I last had the opportunity to chase the cats around the apartment and get photos of them doing the things they do best (which pretty much means watching them lay around and do nothing!) (This blog is going to feature all the photos I took of Beau since there were way too many of all of the pets to upload into one post. Much more to come!) This past … [Read more...] about Leaving Our Cats & Chinchilla with My Mother for over a Week (Loads of Cute Cat Photos)
Whenever you draw a cat what's one part of the cat you never forget to draw? Probably their adorable little noses and their even cuter whiskers. Something you may not know is that cats actually have whiskers on more places than just their noses. Cats have whiskers above their eyes, on their chins, and on their front legs. Whiskers are essential to every cat. Simply put, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Lose Their Whiskers? Is Something Wrong?
These past two weekends my partner and I have been taking steps to make our apartment more homely and well... more organized! I would be a liar if I ever said that we fully moved in when we moved almost a year ago, especially because some of our things were still in boxes, lots of things didn't have homes to live in, and truthfully both of us were fairly embarrassed … [Read more...] about Kalista Has a New Favourite Place to Spend the Day (Cute Cat Story)
I can't think of anyone who doesn't love a beautiful garden filled with a large array of colours. Although we don't currently have a garden, my partner and I have dreamed up what our garden would look like if we ever do get the opportunity to buy a house. I wouldn't say that many folks think about whether or not the things they are planting are safe for the neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Are Sunflowers Toxic to Cats? Are They Poisonous?