Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

Why Do Cats Sleep So Much - SweetieKitty

Cats are champion sleepers. If there was a World Championship for which animals could sleep the longest in any 24 hour period cats would win paws down! They start with a morning (cat) nap, afternoon forty winks, dinner, postprandial snooze , then there is a frantic period of cat capers around sundown. After that there is a general shutdown till … Read More

Why Do Cats Like String?

Why Do Cats Like String - SweetieKitty

What can keep a cat entertained for hours? Apart from torturing a mouse, that is? Scrabble? Monopoly? Sleep? Catnip? Even the most casual of kitty watchers can tell you that all cats like to “kill” things. They are just made that way, and that’s what makes them – believe it or not – the sixth-most successful predator in the world. … Read More

8 Reasons Why Cats Have Rough Tongues

8 Reasons Why Cats Have Rough Tongues - SweetieKitty

Have you ever been groomed by a cat? If you’re used to the sloppy feel of a dog’s tongue that rough little sandpaper tongue will come as quite a surprise! Isn’t it just the best feeling in the world? If you are owned by a cat this is one of the many pleasures you enjoy on a daily basis, as … Read More

9 Ways That Cats Talk to Us With Their Tails

9 Ways That Cats Talk to Us With Their Tails - SweetieKitty

I wish I had a tail. Don’t you think it would be absolutely wonderful to be able to swish it from side to side, point it up in the air, tuck it between your legs or even wrap it round your best friend and cuddle up! I wish I could make rude gestures with it, actually! A cat has the … Read More

7 Reasons that Make Cats Good Pets

Why Do Cats Make Good Pets - SweetieKitty

Why do cats make good pets? WHAT a silly question! The real question should be: how could cats NOT make good pets? You just have to stroke that soft fur, or look into those deep, mysterious eyes to be totally besotted. And even the most hard-hearted among us can’t resist the incredibly comforting sound of a cat purring. There’s something … Read More

Why Do Cats Play With Their Prey?

Why Do Cats Play With Their Prey - SweetieKitty

There is no doubt about it: cats are just gorgeous. They are lovely soft, floppy, furry creatures who rub themselves up against you and purr incessantly. They mark you with their soft mouths, give you slow blinks and knead you like fresh dough. They wake you up in the morning with whiskery kisses and groom you with their sandpaper tongues. … Read More

When Can You Hold Kittens?

When Can You Hold Kittens - SweetieKitty

Awww… aren’t they just gorgeous? With their beautiful blue eyes, soft, soft fur and tiny little squeaky voices, kittens are just about the cutest creatures ever invented. One day they will be the slayers of birds, rats, and mice, but today they are just itsy-bitsy little things who wouldn’t harm a fly. The trouble with kittens is that they have … Read More

10 Ways to Keep Stray Cats Away from House

10 Ways to Keep Stray Cats Away from the House - SweetieKitty

Cats are beautiful and our world just wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately, though you and I keep our cats inside our houses and gardens, neuter and spay them so the males don’t wander and the girls don’t become too fetching to neighborhood toms, lots of people don’t, which is a pity. There are also stray cats and feral … Read More

Why Does My Cat Chirp?

Why Does My Cat Chirp - SweetieKitty

Before I had a cat myself, I thought cats could only meow and purr – poor little things! They really can’t say much at all, I thought, unlike dogs, who can bark, growl, whine and howl at the moon – noisy blooming things! How wrong I was! This little carnivore is perfectly designed to stalk its preferred prey, usually birds, … Read More

Why Does My Cat Sit on My Lap?

Why Does My Cat Sit on My Lap - SweetieKitty

Cats are cuddly creatures, there’s no doubt about it. When I think of comfort, I think of a winter’s night, a roaring log fire and a glass of sherry. But what’s wrong with this picture? There is no furry little whiskery cat in it cuddling up, dozing, on your lap. Yes, you can get a very small dog to do … Read More