Category Archives: Outside Cats

Do Cats Like Dogs? Are They Happy Living Together?

Do cats like dogs? Some of us do. Try these tips for bringing an outside cat in and introducing him to your dog.

Many cats like dogs.

Some cats like dogs enough to share a box with them.

Do cats like dogs, Thomasina? A cat has been living on my deck for months, and I’d like to invite him to come in. I don’t want him to hate living with my dog though.
— Maybe Future Cat Mom

Hey Future Cat Mom…

I’m so glad you asked before you brought the cat in! Yes, some cats like dogs. And some dogs like cats. It all depends on the personalities. 

Cats In Cold Weather | How They Cope

Personally, I prefer to be inside when it’s very cold. But cats in cold weather can be just fine, especially if they have some help from humans. We have all kinds of ways to cope with cold weather, and some of them might surprise you!

Cats cope with cold weather in many ways, but one of them isn't wearing a muffler!

Cats cope with cold weather in many ways, but one of them isn’t wearing a muffler!

I worry about outside cats in cold weather, Thomasina. it sounds like you spend a lot of time outdoors, and I’m really concerned about you.
— Worried

Hi, Worried!

Thanks for your concern. Don’t worry about me. Cats cope with cold weather in all kinds of ways, and I’m just fine! I love being outside, and since I’m outdoors so much, my body has plenty of time to acclimate to the changing seasons. I have my winter conditioning now. And if I get too cold, I can always go inside. That’s where I am right now!


The Ways Cats Cope With Cold Weather

Three Reasons Why Cats Eat Grass

Why do cats eat grass? We have our reasons, and they’re good ones, too! Keep reading, and I’ll tell you what they are.

Cats eat grass for a number of reasons.

Do your cats eat grass?

Why do cats eat grass, Thomasina? Mine eats grass and then throws up all over everywhere. Why does she torture herself this way?
— Anxious Cat Mom

Hi Anxious…

Oh, no! I don’t think your cat is torturing herself. Cats eat grass because it’s moist and juicy, and it tastes so good. We love eating grass!

Throwing up a few minutes later isn’t so great. But it’s better than the alternative — an uncomfortable stomach — and grass doesn’t always make us sick.


Why Cats Eat Grass