Top 5 YouTube Cats: Holiday Edition


Happy December and happy holiday month, readers! Last month, Julius and I talked about our top five favorite cat YouTubers. Continuing in a similar vein this month, Julius and I are again going to talk about our favorite YouTube cats — this time with an appropriately seasonal twist. Year after year, cats around the world do what they do best each holiday season: climb and claw things, bat around lights and ornaments, and “help” decorate, all the while being adorably cute the entire time. Despite what your holiday decorations might want to argue, the holiday season wouldn’t be nearly as … Continue reading Top 5 YouTube Cats: Holiday Edition

Cat Quotes 3:12


One reason we admire cats is for their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing, or pretend they do. —Barbara Webster Cats are inspiring. They inspire me to write about them and admire how well they come out on top even when they technically fail and manage to recover quickly. Perhaps they aren’t willing to give up on themselves and are motivated to do better next time. They certainly do learn not to make the same mistake twice. The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. —Jules Reynard Cats … Continue reading Cat Quotes 3:12

How to Tell if Your Human Servant is Depressed and What to Do About It


If ever notice when your human sighs? Or seems to stop moving? I’ve seen that with my girl. I would tap her to make sure she was still alive. She always responded when I did so. But still I wondered if she was depressed. Sometimes when humans are depressed they won’t get up out of bed. They don’t need to sleep off and on all day as we do, so it’s a bad sign. If they forget to eat or feed you, it’s time to do an intervention. Humans do get depressed and they need us cats to help them … Continue reading How to Tell if Your Human Servant is Depressed and What to Do About It

Toxoplasmosis


I never knew my waste could cause my girl trouble. There is a disease called Toxoplasmosis which humans can get from cleaning up cat infected wastes. My girl usually is very good about cleaning out the litter boxes everyday. If she didn’t it would give the disease causing parasite a chance to cause problems in anyone without a good immune system. Vets will caution humans with weak immune systems or those who are pregnant. One way to help prevent this parasite from causing any problems is by cleaning out the litter box or tray everyday and washing their hands afterwards. … Continue reading Toxoplasmosis

Top 5 YouTube Cats


Happy November, dear readers! As a change of pace from our usual Epistles from the Emperor, Julius and I are counting down our top 5 favorite cat YouTubers for this month’s article. It probably comes as no surprise that one of our favorite–or at least, my favorite–pastimes is watching cat videos on YouTube. (I don’t know if Julius appreciates videos of other cats, but he does like videos of mice.) Over years of cat video-curating, I have come across a number of online cat personalities that have purred their way into my favorites list. Here’s my top 5 cats I … Continue reading Top 5 YouTube Cats

Limber


Cats tend to be limber. We can stretch in ways which astound any human we live with. It makes my girl remark how well we can do yoga without being taught. One reason why we are so limber is because we have a lot of little bones which creates a lot of joints. All those bones allow us to stretch and lay in positions humans can’t. So, humans, be amazed. We’ll keep at it and entertain you some more and convince you we are the best creatures in the world. Continue reading Limber

Cat Quotes 3:11


In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat. —Warren Eckstein Of course God gave us cats to guide us and teach us better social skills. Who better than to teach us than cats? With their emotional honesty and simple view of the world, I’ve learned more from them than living with humans. There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. —Tay Hohoff When cats aren’t ignoring me, it is a real blessing to be greeted by them when I get home. Any cat I’ve lived … Continue reading Cat Quotes 3:11

Living in a Shelter


From what I hear from cats who have been in shelters, some are good and some are bad. Some shelters kill cats if they been in them too long and no one has adopted them. Others keep on taking care of the cats no matter what. The point of shelters is to keep cats off the streets and give them a chance to have a home of their own. It’s not a fool proof system. The best any cat can do is to appear their cutest to attract a human caretaker. I wish we could have had featured charities such … Continue reading Living in a Shelter

Head Butts


When a cat approaches a human and head butts the human, it’s a form of affection. It’s a way for the cat to tell the human how they feel. It is just one of the many things a cat will do to a human to tell the human the cat loves them. It’s not a form of abuse. Cats tend to play rough each other and their favorite humans. Cats tend to treat their favorite humans as honorary cats. That’s why cats give their favorite humans head butts. Continue reading Head Butts