Pat's Cat's Corner
Feline-related tips, info and pawsitive stories
This feature is written by my cats – a cat’s perspective on living with a cat. This should be good!!! Go O’Shea kitties…
April 27th is National Hairball Awareness Day. We are aware of hairballs all year long. Mom really doesn’t like to step into a slimy pile of regurgitated cat hair first thing in the morning. But more important, hairballs wreak havoc on our digestive system, causing vomiting, diarrhea or constipation and, in severe cases, bowel obstruction. If your cat hacks up hair wit... Read more
When Mom told us that there was a day set aside this month to honor us (Respect Your Cat Day – March 28th). We couldn’t believe it. “Only one day?”, we said. We are going to help everyone by letting you know exactly how to RESPECT your cat. Overall, respect our quirks and embrace them all as part of our charm.
Black Beauty went online and found out s... Read more
My fellow cats and I live indoors. This can be boring at times since we are designed to live outside. Outside we would have dozens of opportunities to hunt – not so much inside. We’ve ask Mom many times to buy some mice for us to catch. She didn’t think that was such a good idea. There are two ways of putting our incredible senses to use and exercise ... Read more
Since January is Walk You Pet Month – this is the purrfect topic for this month’s Pat’s Cat’s Corner.
I don’t have much to say except Mom chose me to write the Corner because I’m a sprayer. Yes, I’m fixed and yes, I sometimes use the litter box. Spraying has nothing to do with either of those two things. I started out as an outside cat an... Read more
Mom has 3 lap cat cuddlees – lucky her! Some cats just don’t seem to be lap cats. It can happen for a number of reasons, how we were socialized as kittens or how we are handled by different individuals. If you hold us in such a way that we feel confined or restrained, we’re not going to be a happy, cuddly cat.
HOMEY - Sometimes you just have bad timing. We... Read more
I am the only “commercial” rescue family member. Black Beauty wandered into the backyard. Smokey was abandoned by the neighbors. I was adopted from the Humane Society. These next two months are months of giving food, gifts, time, but what about CATS? I am lucky to live in a multi-cat household. I am surrounded by my own kind. We communicate all ... Read more
Mom watches Cats 101 on Animal Plant. It’s a show about purebred cats. None of us watch it with her. We are all rescue cats and quite frankly have no interest. One of the episodes featured the Russian Blue cat. After watching the segment, Mom was convinced that I was part, if not all, Russian Blue. She’s thrilled and I really don’t care.&n... Read more
I’m a lot of cat! My Mom calls me a shoulder cat, lap cat, tripper cat, and a counter cat. Today I’ll be talking about being a COUNTER cat. I have Mom trained to feed me up there and allow me to lie about on the counter if I want to. I think if all 3 of us were counter cats, some things would change. Here are a few ideas to keep cats like me off the counter... Read more
I am not a small dog. I am in a class all my own and should be treated that way. So why do you take me to the veterinarian fewer times than you would a dog? Yes, Mom, I’m talking to you too. This puts me at risk for serious disease because I am designed to hide illness from you until it is almost too late. Besides, August 22nd is TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET DAY! The... Read more
Mom wants me to write this Pat’s Cat’s Corner because I’m the only scared cat in the family. So this is how to keep me happy when young children or visitors come to my house. I’m writing this from under the bed.
First, don’t think a declawed cat (oh my God!) is safer to have around children. A declawed cat (oh my God!) is much less secure in their ow... Read more