Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thoughts for Thursday – How Does Your Cat Support You?

We’ve talked all week about support and therapy animals of all types. How many of you have relied on your cat for company, comfort, and/or companionship? Some of you have other types of pets that you adore and depend on … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Are We Taking Advantage of the Service/Therapy Animal Concept?

All week we’ve been talking about support and service animals. I think we all support the idea of therapy animals, but are some people taking this concept too far? Are we taking advantage of the public and the corporate world? … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Can My Kitten Be a Therapy Pet?

What exactly is a therapy pet? Is it the same as a support pet or a service pet? This site gives information about the difference between a service dog and a therapy dog. https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/serviceanimals/dog-rights.php Basically a service dog is trained … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Is the Therapy and Service Pet Concept New?

  We’ve become accustomed to seeing eye dogs, but did you know there are also hearing alert dogs, seizure alert dogs, autism service dog, and medical alert dogs that will alert for migraines, diabetes and even heart issues? For years, … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – My Pet’s Smarter Than Your Pet

You see articles all the time featuring reasons why dogs are smarter than cats or cats are smarter than dogs. But I came across one this week saying that a raccoon may be smarter than either the cat or the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What Does Your Cat Smell?

Monday we focused on a cat’s ability to see beyond what we see. Tuesday, we discussed the cat’s amazing hearing. Another super power cats possess is their sense of smell. In fact, I wonder how our cats can even stand … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Meet Some of the Cats Who Inspire My Cat Characters

As you know, I pattern some of the cats in my Klepto Cat Mysteries after cats I’ve known. Rags, the star klepto cat, is a compilation of my mom’s confident grey-and-white cat, Smokey, and our toy-toting kitty, Lily. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – What Does Your Cat See?

Do cats really see in the dark? Can they see things as clearly as we do?  Here’s a fascinating article that not only explains how a cat’s vision differs from ours, it show pictures of the difference. http://www.businessinsider.com/pictures-of-how-cats-see-the-world-2013-10 The general … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – What Does Your Cat Hear?

Do you ever wonder about your cat’s level of hearing? What are they listening to when they turn and twist their ears seemingly to catch sounds from a distance or maybe close—sounds we can’t detect at all? Is it a … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – How Much Does Your Cat Love You?

Here’s an article that will make cat lovers happy. It concludes that our cats really do love us. Oh they might act aloof, walk away in the middle of a good petting session, snub us when we return home, refuse … Continue reading

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