An opinionated feline in Edmonton, Canada who lived with a retired cat behaviourist, Greyce provided behavioral advice to cats in need until her death in July 2014. Because her entries are useful even today, the blog remains posted.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Catalyst Council Gets The Cat's Whiskers

Dear Readers,

Imagine calling this Cat's Whiskers!
I've decided that anytime I want to share news about a good resource, I'm going to give it the Cat's Whiskers - inspired by a photo send by an admirer. Yep, it's amazing what Themselves can call plants.

This time the Cat's Whisker's designation goes to the e-newsletter published by the Catalyst Council (, a very reputable organization whose mandate is to promote our welfare. There are all kinds of links and tips. Have a look at a recent video called Cat Carriers: Friend Not Foe.

I've often refurred friends to their handbook, Categorical Care, which can be downloaded from the site.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Three Black Cats Who Don't Get Along: Progress Report

Dear Greyce,

Things have improved since we last contacted you.

Lucky Little Guy's outdoor kennel has been moved closer to where the rest of us hang out in the backyard. And Themselves think this is a great idea. We have all been out in the yard quite a bit. 

Lucky and I have been having a lot of outdoor conversations. I mutter, moan and then charge his kennel. He stops about 2 feet away, turns his back and walks away; then he watches me. 

However I've now been mounting Black Berry - often in front of Lucky. What's with that? 

Back to my relationship with Lucky, we have had some under-the-door paw play when we are indoors. Unfortunately a loud noise scared us both and so we stopped.

Lucky has been putting on weight. Will vigourous workouts help trim his size? Using a food ball has helped, somewhat. I think he really misses running free and climbing trees. Herself did take him out and play chase - which he loved. Does he need more of that?

So Greyce, when do we take the next step in re-integration?

That's all for now,