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Gayle Nastasi, animal consultant and author

Creature Thoughts, August 2015

There are certain problems I encounter quite often in my effort to help people enrich their relationships with their animal friends. The introduction of a new cat into an established household is a frequent one. Whether kitty is coming in to a home with other cats, or dogs, the issues are similar. Cats are very territorial beings, often distressed by change. They need, on a very deep level, to “own” their space. Many of the problems people have when adopting a new cat stem from the insecurity a kitty feels when nothing in his new environment is his.

Then, there is the complication of established kitties (or, to a lesser degree, dogs) seeing the new individual as a threat to their own territory.

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creature Thoughts, July 2015

Modern science is just beginning to scratch the surface of that master of biological mystery, DNA. One thing they do know for a certainty is that the hereditary code that exists in every living cell is as ancient as life on earth. (Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe it’s much older than that. ::smile::) All of our modern domestic animals have within them the genetic programming of their most ancient ancestors.

July 1, 2015

Creature Thoughts, June 2015

If there is one thing I have found myself recommending over and over again throughout the last fifteen years, to both cat and dog owners, it is play.

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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