“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Free Feline Resources for Your Family
Our feline companions can be our greatest teachers in life. They can also be one of our biggest sources of frustration. However, once we invite them into our lives we have an obligation to commit to them completely. They are not temporary fixtures; we become their guardians for the rest of their life.
When challenges with our feline companion arise, they can be opportunities to view life from their perspective. With the right tools and resources, we don’t have to give up on them! We can learn how to approach behavioral issues and husbandry complications by exploring all of the options available. The recipe for success has many ingredients: compassionate science-based methods, holistic therapies, compromise, patience, understanding, and always keeping an open heart and mind.
Cats are learning all the time. We can choose to learn as well. It's up to us as their guardians to learn how to better communicate with them, listen to them, and to learn something new every day. This page is a free resource for all who are willing to do just that.
Together we can create Life with Your Animal Companion, Improved!
Did You Know? ...
Some of My Published Works About Cats
Cat Communication 101
We are very grateful these were published in the DVD "What Is My Cat Saying? Feline Communication 101" by Carol Byrnes and Jacqueline Munera.
Feline Food Enrichment 101!
Who: Cat Guardians
What: Educational Webinar, "Foraging Felines: Providing House Cats with Necessary Mental and Physical Stimulation Through Fun with Their Food."
When: Monday October 10 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
Where: Online from the comfort of your home
Why: All Cats Need to Forage for their Food Every Day to Thrive!
How: I will show you how in the webinar! ;) Please join us by signing up here!
Goodbye to Litter Box Blues
- Poop, Pee and Patience: Helping Your Kitten Get Back to Business in the Litter Box
- Being a Conscious Companion: How Compromise Can Help with Litter Box Avoidance In Adolescence
- Your Cat’s Not Mad at You: How You Can Read the Cat Clues to Manage the Litter Box Blues in Adult Cats
The Many Faces of Fear
How Cats Learn
Thanks to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we have learned that most effective way for cats to learn is by using a hierarchy of teaching interventions. That may sound complicated, but it’s really pretty simple! If you want your cat to learn something, your goal is to:
- Use the most positive, least intrusive solutions
- Avoid punishment
- Help your cat to learn to make better choices
- Reward those choices
- Foraging Felines: Providing House Cats with Mental & Physical Stimulation Through Fun with Food
- More Feline Resources That All Cat Guardians Need to Know! (Resource material by Jacqueline Munera)
- Cats and Dogs ...Are They BFF?? And Can They Be?? How to set them up for success!
- Cat Resources from Conscious Companion
- The Pet Professional Guild's Feline Resources (Note: You will need to enter "feline" in the search field.)
- Feline Behavior Webinars
- Videos to help you identify some of the symptoms of disease you may see at home (Sneezing, reverse sneezing, coughing, wheezing, dyspnea, gagging, vomiting and regurgitation)