Fighting Fur? Why Does Your Cats’ Fur Stick To Everything?

Does your cats’ fur stick to everything? Mine does! I did some research and found some interesting reasons why it does that.

Does your cats' fur stick to everything?

Why does your cats’ fur stick to everything?

My cats’ fur sticks to everything, Thomasina. It even clings to the legs of my tables! Why does it do that?

— Sooo Tired Of Cleaning

Hi Sooo Tired…
Good question! We have the same problem here. Our cats’ fur sticks to everything, too. We make such a mess! 

The simple explanation for why your cats’ fur sticks to everything is that cat hair has a positive magnetic charge. I have no idea what that is. But I do know that as we move around the house, we come into contact with things that have a negative magnetic charge (I don’t know what that is either!). Like any other magnet, when one meets the other, they stick together. 

Tiny Strands Of Hair Everywhere

Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

Can cats eat dog food? Ugh… I guess we can if we really want to. But there are several reasons why we need cat food, too.

Can cats eat dog food? It depends on how much.

Can cats eat dog food? A bite or two is okay.

Can cats eat dog food, Thomasina? My cat likes the dog’s food better than her own.
— Worried

Hi Worried…

Ugh. Dog food is about the last thing I’d want to eat. But it’s okay if cats eat dog food, as long as it’s just a bite or two and they eat cat food too.

Cats and dogs have different nutritional requirements. And when cats eat dog food and nothing else, they’re not getting the nutrients they need to be healthy. 


Why Cats Need Cat, Not Dog, Food

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

Today’s Purrl Of Wisdom

“Maurice watched them argue again. Humans, eh? Think they’re lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven.”
— Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Why Do Cats Walk On People? They’re Not Being Rude

Does your cat walk all over you? Despite what you may think when cats walk on people we’re not being rude!
Why do cats walk on people? Not because they're rude!

Why do cats walk on people? Not because they’re rude!

Why do cats walk on people, Thomasina? My cat walks across me like I’m not even there. He’s so rude!
— Stepped On

Hi Stepped On!

I don’t think your cat’s being rude. I walk across our human all the time! When my feet are wet, I sort of regret getting muddy paw prints all over her. But I guess that’s why humans have those noisy machines that wash their clothes. 

Cats walk on people because the people are in the way. Usually, when cats walk on people, they’re taking a shortcut. Strolling across your lap, or your back when you’re in bed, is a fast and efficient way of getting from point A to point B.


When Cats Walk On People, It’s All About Efficiency, Not Manners

Do Cats Get Bored With Their Food?

Do cats get bored with their food? I certainly do! But preventing boredom isn’t the only reason why you should give your cat a variety of cat food brands and flavors.

 

Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Do cats get bored with their food, Thomasina? I just bought my cats a whole case of the food they’ve been eating for years. They ate three cans, and now they won’t touch it. Why are they being so stubborn?
— Frustrated

Hi, Frustrated…

Yes, cats get bored with their food. I don’t think your cats mean to be stubborn. They’re just tired of eating the same thing day after day. Like everyone else, we like some variety in our diets. When we eat outside, every bug doesn’t taste exactly the same and neither does every blade of grass or every mous…

Oh. My human typist just said I don’t need to share all the details about our outdoor diet. Guess I should concentrate on cat food. Having the same kind every day gets so tiresome, and eventually some cats get so bored with their food, they just don’t eat.



It’s Not Just That Cats Get Bored With Their Food