I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, and all the support we have been shown.
A brief update Much has happened in August, since the last issue of Creature Thoughts. Kai the Saluki had a critical health issue. While I was trying to help him, […]
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.
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.
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.