Five Hollywood Actors With More Than One Cat

The saying that celebrities are just like us are often untrue. They live peculiar lives far from our own…far from the masses’. However, perhaps one of the few things where celebrities are just like us—normal people, is the fact that they can resist cat charms as well. 

Here are five hollywood stars that enjoy the companionship of more than one cat: 

Ian Somerhalder

How do you know for sure when someone is a cat lover? You know when they have three cats, consistently foster cats before they find a forever home, attend the Los Angeles Cat Convention, and make an organization that works to impact the planet and its creatures in a positive way. Does it sound too specific? Well, that’s because that’s is Ian Somerhalder, former Vampire Diaries star and crazy cat lover. 

James Franco

James franco as a kid, grew up in a cat-loving household. Now, he continues adoring cats with his two furry friends, Zelda and Sammy. The world is free to see his public display of cat affection in his facebook and instagram posts featuring adorable moments with his cats. 

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has more than one Grammy’s. Do you know what else the famous singer-songwriter owns many of? Cats. Ed Sheeran saved a kitten from being put down by adopting it. Today, the superstar and the cat, named, Graham live happily together. Graham also lives a double life as a very popular social media cat. As of 2017 to the present, Ed Sheeran now takes care of multiple cats with his girlfriend. He was quoted in an interview that he thinks his relationship with his girlfriend is kind of it because of the cats they take care at home. 

Russell Brand

The comedian has two feline friends to have hours of goofy fun with. Their names are Jericho and Morrissey. Morrissey is named after the lead singer of The Smiths and has a more dominating and cheerful personality as opposed to Jericho who has a more chill and calm personality. 

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. thinks that he might be a cat guy and I think he is definitely right. I mean, He rescued two cats in 2010 of which he will fondly show you pictures and videos of. In interviews, he doesn’t shy from professing his love for cats. He previously uttered that he would protect his cats with his life and that he couldn’t imagine his life without them. RDJ expressed, “To understand the way cats play and fight is to understand the secrets of the universe. It’s to understand Wing Chun, to understand the palace tradition, to understand yoga.”

Which crazy cat leading man did we miss? Sound off in the comments below. 

How to Keep Your Cat Entertained While You Are Away

Even presidents and pop stars have to work. That means that all of us will have to leave out adorable little cats alone for a few hours a day to tend to our responsibilities. The best thing we can do as cat  parents is to keep them entertained while we are away. Here are a few ways to keep your cat happy while you are working: 

Designate a play zone

Set boundaries by dedicating a space in you house where all the favorite toys of your cat can be found. This will help give the impression to your cat which places are for rougher play time and which places are off limits. The space doesn’t have to be humongous. Just allot space that is comfortable and sustainable for you. You can place your cat’s scratching post here. You can hang a few of the favorite toys. You can leave balls and fake furry mouse for hours of fun. The cat tree is perfect for this corner. 

Here are other items you can place in this area: 

Cat Tunnel

Cats love to squeeze into small enclosures. Cat tunnels are good to satisfy their very basic impulses. Cat tunnels are very popular cat toys so they are very easy to find and purchase. Just make sure to check the product for possible injuries. Make sure there are no sharp edges or choking or asphyxiation hazard. 

Cardboard boxes

As manifested by the millions of cat videos in card boxes online, cats are very fond of cardboard boxes. This is great for you because card boxes are low cost, environmentally friendly and very easy to dispose and replace. You can also use paper bags. Just make sure they are big enough, about twice the size of your cat to make sure there won’t be safety risks. 

Crumpled Paper

Cats cannot seem to resist the sound and bounce of crumpled paper. They love to pounce on them. They love to chase them. Crumblem colored papers provide hours of fun for cats. 

Snacks and puzzles

If there are two things that cats like, that would be snacks and a challenge. Get you cat an interactive toy puzzle that dispenses food when solved. This mentally stimulating game will provide hours of rewarding and yummy fun. Just make sure to account for calories when giving snacks to keep you cat at top tip health. 

Clothes with your scent. 

If cats could speak, when asked if they love you, they will probably deny it. But, action speaks louder than words. They love you. It is not a coincidence that they just happen to ALWAYS be in the same room as you. It is also not a coincidence that their favorite nap place are your thighs. It’s true they’re little cat heart loves you. So leave a piece of your clothes to help them be at ease. 

View of the Outside World

Cats are drawn to the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Nature and people catch their very pretty eyes. Other animals like birds and small squirrels also pique their fascination. Allow them access to this world by giving them a plank to sit by and hangout by the window. If you wish to be extra for your feline friend, you can DIY or have someone install cat porches by the window. They are great extensions and allow your cat to be “outside”. 

Fish Bowls and Tanks

Cats love to watch (and most probably eat) marine life. This is get them visually engaged. Just make sure that there is 100 percent no possibility for your cat to topple over the bowl or tank. That would be bad news for your fish! Also make sure that the fish bowls and tanks are properly seals so that there’s no way for your cat to swim and possibly drown in it. 

Another cat

Do you know the only thing better than a cat? Two cats. Do you know what is better than two cats? More cats! If your budget, space and schedule allows you to have more cats for companionship, another cat/ or cats, would be a good way to keep your cat entertained while you are away. 

TV for Cats

There are thousands of videos on youtube that’s especially for cats. They usually feature nature and animals. As the smart and observant animals that they are, cats are sure to enjoy videos for cats. It will be an enriching experience for them. You’d be surprised there are videos for cats that are eight hours long. Perfect for them while you work the nine to five away. 

Cat Music

In this modern world, scientists composed music especially for cats. You’d be amazed how music is also enjoyed by our little furry friends. 

There are a few ways to end the day better than playing, eating with and cuddling with you cat. After the busy work day you just had you need it. And after the fun day you cat just had, they’d be more than happy to enjoy some quality time with you. It is really the perfect arrangement for both parties. 

Basic Knowledge About Cat Vaccination

As cat parents, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our cats. Thankfully, medicine has come a long way and now affords us a good way to protect our furry little babies: vaccines. The saying that cats have nine lives is just a saying. We need to protect them from viruses, bacteria and diseases through proper, complete and timely vaccination.

The importance of consulting a veterinarian at every step of your cat’s life cannot be stressed more as there are many things to consider like your cat’s age, lifestyle, health status and many more. Only a professional would be able to give competent care. 

Your cat’s vet will have the knowledge and training about which vaccines to use, how long they last, and which diseases are most risky for your cats. Many states also have laws regarding vaccination and public health. These are important to follow. The veterinarians are the people best aware of these. Get a vet you trust and stick to him or her. This way your cats records and medical history is well maintained. 

Here are some basic knowledge about vaccinations to help you be on the same page with your cat’s vet: 

  • Cats should get vaccinations when they are around 6 to 8 weeks old. Shots usually come in a series of about three to four weeks. Follow up shots or boosters are given usually a year after. Again, it depends on the kind of vaccine. Let your vet guide you. 
  • The most common diseases that cats get vaccines against are rabies, distemper, Feline viral rhinotracheitis, and Feline calicivirus. 
  • Depending on factors like your cat’s breed, access to the outside world and other cats, regional disease saturation many more, your veterinarian will assess which additional vaccines to administer.
  • Your cat may need extra shots depending on how much time she spends outside, how often she’s around other cats, and the diseases that are common in your area. The most common ones are Chlamydia, Feline leukemia,  and Bordetella. 

I’d like to close this article with two things: 

  1. Vaccines are a must for your cat’s longevity and well being. 
  2. Consult and trust your veterinarian all the time. 

Long live cat lovers!

10 Tips to Make a Cat Admire You that is Backed Up by Science! (Part 2)

Previously, we gave you guys 5 tips on how to get cats to be friendly with you and adore you. But, we did promise that we’ll be giving you a total of 10 tips, so here’s part 2! Get your pen and paper ready because these tips will certainly help you build a better and stronger connection with your cats, including other cats too.

Keep them Indoors

A lot of people say that it’s best for cats to freely roam the outside world, and to not be kept inside the confines of a house alone, staring at the tree where squirrels run up and down through the window pane. But according to ScienceDirect, a study in Italy garnered results that were quite unexpected.

It showed that the felines that were kept in the house more often were more “in tune” with their owners, compared to the ones that spent a lot of time outside. Their sleeping cycles also changed, as they were seen to be more active in the day and less at night.

Observe the Cat’s Behavior Attentively

Keep a keen eye about their behaviors and take note of their reactions: slow blinking means that the cat trusts you and is comfortable with you, while having their ears pulled back is a sign of being defensive, ready to strike. Be very mindful about how they react to you because their body language can tell you a lot about what they are feeling, what they want, etc.

Spend a Significant Amount of Time Playing with Them

Playing is one of the best methods to make a cat easily like you. A study done by Kristyn R. Vitale, Lindsay R. Mehrkam, and Monique A.R. Udell, cat experts from different fields, yielded results that show cats are most attracted to human interaction—especially the ones that had play time in them. Playing with them daily will not only ensure that they’re fit, but it also makes for a good bonding.

Help Kittens Socialize

There are lots of studies that show how important positive handling is when it comes to making cats (especially kittens) trust humans. A 2008 study done by Rachel Alison Casey and William Stephen Bradshaw, both from the Anthrozoology Institute in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol, showed that kittens in an environment where positive handling is practiced, were more affectionate towards their owners and less fearful of other kittens. If you’re wondering what the ideal age to socialize kittens is, it’s around 2 and 9 weeks old.

Give them Space When Needed

We’ve all been there. Someone did something bad to us and we just don’t want to speak to, or even look at them. If you do something bad or something that it didn’t like, chances are your cat will treat you negatively. The reactions can range from pulling back their ears to the more intense hissing and biting. If the cat is giving you negative feedback, it’s best to just back off and give them some space. Maybe they’ll come around and maybe they won’t, but what’s important is that you made an effort not to agitate the situation.

Well, that’s about it! Those are the 10 tips backed by science that’ll make cats be friendly with you and adore you! Here’s a bonus tip: Love your cat the same way you love your kids and wife. Treat it like family and it will treat you like a family too!

The Peculiar Relationship Between Cats and Boxes

Imagine that a postman knocks on your door carrying a brown cargo box. He tells you to sign here and there so you could formally receive the package. He bids you farewell and walks away, while you gingerly carry the box and close the door with your feet.

You take it to the living room and you proceed to open it. Inside are a new plush-toy mouse, cat pillow, and water bowl that you bought for your cat. You call and show her the items, only to be met with disinterest, as she makes her way to the box. You’re left sitting on the couch, smiling in confusion and asking yourself “What is up with cats and boxes?”

The Science Behind this Odd Affair

For cat owners, they’ve seen this kind of scenario a couple of times already. They buy stuff for their cats, they call their cats, they show it to the cat, and the cat just ends up falling in love with the box at first sight. It’s like how Garfield’s eyes light up whenever he sees a tasty plate of lasagna in front of him.

So what exactly compels a cat to fill the void in a box’s life? Well according to Stephen Zawistowski, science adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, “Cats like boxes because they are cryptic animals; they like to hide.” That may be so, but it still doesn’t directly answer the question: what is up with cats and boxes?

So what exactly compels a cat to fill the void in a box’s life? Well according to Stephen Zawistowski, science adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, “Cats like boxes because they are cryptic animals; they like to hide.” That may be so, but it still doesn’t directly answer the question: what is up with cats and boxes?

Instinct and Behavior

Cats are natural born predators. Their bodies are made for hunting, catching, and eating prey smaller than them. They’re nocturnal. Their teeth are used to inflict tons of damage. Their claws hold prey down the same way Vise-Grips lock into position. Their paws are padded for stealth, and their bodies are flexible enough that they can fit through certain openings. Their physiology spells out that they are natural born predators, and what do predators like to do when they’re not chasing prey? Hide and rest.

Confined spaces have always attracted cats and it is in their instinct to seek it out. This is how cats keep themselves safe in the wild. Confined spaces allow them to stalk and sneak up on prey, as well as conceal themselves from other predators.

The Role of Boxes

To cats, boxes act like shelters and dens—making them feel safe because nothing can sneak up on them from behind. This means that anything with the intent of approaching a cat would have to come into direct contact with their field of vision, letting them observe the world with the comfort of not being seen. If a prey—or that new plush toy you just bought—happens to pass by, they can just jump out, grab, and return to safety in a matter of seconds.

Cats and boxes may have a peculiar relationship, but it’s not so bad. Boxes provide a comfortable and safe place for cats to rest, and cats fill in the void in the boxes’ hearts. NOW THAT’s a better love story than Twilight.

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