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Pet Quirks: “Why do our cats drink bath water?”

“After anyone takes a bath in our house, when the water has drained from the tub our two cats can’t wait to jump in and drink the water that’s left. They don’t seem to be attracted to the soap – we tried 5 different soaps and shampoos and they still do it. They drink from their water bowl so it’s not lack of clean water. We don’t mind that they do this, but we wonder why.” Their two young cats explain. Read more...

Do pets daydream?

Pets daydream in the same ways we do and derive the same pleasure from it. Here they talk of their daydreams which include idealized views of their world, pleasant reviews of their day, wishes to act in ways their bodies don’t allow, as well as pure fantasy. Read more...

alarm clock

FAQ: How can I get my pets to stop waking me up so early?

Finally you have a day off and you’re looking forward to sleeping in late. Then your dog or cat wakes you up at dawn. Or they constantly wake you at 5:00 am instead of waiting for the alarm clock. Sound familiar? It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from pet owners. Try this simple solution to teach your animals about wake-up times.

People laugh when I tell them this is all they have to do to teach their pets to not wake them. But it works, even for people who have never tried communicating with their pets in this way before. Read more...

FAQ: Do animals know their correct age?

This is a common question since so many of our animals are rescued or adopted from shelters with little known of their history. It can be difficult to gauge an adult animal’s age based on physical appearance alone. Adding the animal’s opinion can help give a more accurate picture in some cases. Animals measure time […] Read more...