Outdated Suspicions: Let’s Debunk Myths & Create Safe Havens for All Black Cats

It’s odd that there’s a certain time of year that threatens the safety and well being of a very specific animal. All cats deserve the comfort and peace of their very homes, but during the days before and after Halloween, black cats need extra special protection.

 Why is this, exactly? 

The prejudice and fear people have is somehow triggered by black cats, and we aim to stop the negative perception – for all the months of the year.

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A Look at Cat Behavior (and Some Things Cats Wish Owners Would Stop Doing)

Cats can be pretty easy to read – that is, if you speak their language. Using highly defined, super specific body language, cats convey a great variety of feelings. But they can also be incredibly subtle, and sometimes we don’t realize that what we’re doing is irritating them. What follows may include a swipe, hiss, or a simple departure from our company. 

So, what are the things we do as owners that cats find annoying? A closer look at cat behavior might just address this type of question.

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All About Cat Kneading

If you’ve ever had a cat snuggle up in your lap, you have likely noticed her engaging in an endearing, but perhaps also painful, rhythmic kneading into your thighs. Although those extended claws can hurt, she’s not actually scratching you, and may even purr contentedly as she pushes in and out with her paws. What gives?

Cat kneading is a normal, natural, and common cat behavior. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates explains why cats knead. 

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