Feline Friday: “Kitty’s Corner”

Persian kittens on chair

"You go first. No, after you. No really...be my guest. I think YOU should take the plunge..."

Since June is Adopt A Cat Month, the first posts over at Kitty’s Corner (doncha love that title?!) are about bringing a new fur kid into the home. Predicting Feline Personality offers a few guidelines for choosing the purrr-fect cat companion–or recognizing the ideal match if/when kitty chooses you!

The second post is all about that SEXY CAT…and how and why to nip romance in the bud. Sure, kittens are cute. Of course, your lovely pets would make gorgeous babies. And KNOCK IT OFF already–just don’t go there. Instead, go here to learn about Cat Sex 101.

For more about Sex & the Single Cat, check out this in depth article with insights from professional breeders, originally published in another version in Catnip (Tufts University). You’ll find some SQUEEEEE cute kitten pictures there, too. :)
Punky
Two days ago on Woof Wednesday I posted information about Pet Sitter’s International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay)–and that’s TODAY! Why not include your well-socialized Christopher Columbus-type kitty, as well? Not all cats enjoy a change of scenery so you’ll know best if your feline friend is a candidate to go to the office.  The annual event encourages employers to experience the benefits and value of pets in the workplace, and to support and celebrate the pet community. Pet Sitters, animal shelters, and business of all kinds join in this fur-tastic Friday event.

So what kind of purr-sonality is your kitty? At what age did you have him/her “fixed?” And is your feline a candidate for visiting you at work? I’m lucky, because Seren allows me to share HER office each day. :)

I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered? Do you have a new kitten and need answers? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, listen to the weekly radio show, check out weekly FREE PUPPY CARE newsletter, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter for your chance to NAME THAT DOG  and NAME THAT CAT character in the forthcoming THRILLER, LOST & FOUND, and pet book give-aways!

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Feline Friday: “Kitty’s Corner” — 15 Comments

  1. You are way too much fun. Little did I know how much I didn’t know about cat sex. I think it’s terrific you are the new cat lady at McChewy’s! They couldn’t have gotten a better purrrson for the job.

    We have a cat. She only loves our son and barely at that. Sometimes she sleeps with me and I’m convinced she’s going to steal my breath like that cat in the Stephen King movie. She never does, but it freaks me out all the same. My husband wants a cat that’s like a lap dog, so I need to check out that link for the cat personalities.

    • Hah! Cats don’t steal breath although that’s a long-held myth probably arising from the Lilith story (Adam’s first wife before Eve…). Scary thought, though. If you want a “known” personality it’s best to adopt an adult kitty. :)

  2. I didn’t answer your question about whether our cat could visit an office. Only our home office and after having some maturity on him. He really doesn’t want to meet people he didn’t meet as a juvenile.

    I would love to take him everywhere but he got really upset when I just tried to take him to visit a friend who has his relatives. (As in, BUT YOU TOLD ME NOT TO CROSS THE STREET AND NOW YOU ARE DOING IT!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!)

  3. Congrats on your newly acquired gig! I’ll check it out.
    My cat is a scaredy-cat when others are around, unless they’ve been around often and are very quiet.
    It’s possible I may have a new kitten in a few weeks. My daughter’s cat had her 2nd litter a couple of weeks ago. She promises to get her spayed soon. This litter was fathered by her cat’s son. I hope the kittens will be ‘normal’ and healthy.
    So much stuff going on for you! Don’t know how you do it all!

    • Thanks Marcia. My cat isn’t scared–but doesn’t like strangers and wants them gone. I think that’s more of a normal response (not liking strangers) than the friendly kitty we all hope for. But we love ‘em anyway!