Everything You Might Want to Know about Sensory Enrichment

Enrichment provides pets ways to engage in natural behaviors. It improves their physical and mental health, alleviates stress, increases the number of normal behaviors, decreases the number of abnormal behaviors, and improves the ability of animals to cope with challenges. … Continue reading Everything You Might Want to Know about Sensory Enrichment

Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Pet portrait artist and illustrator Lili Chin has been drawing her entire life. Her art education has come from learning on the job rather than through formal education. As a child, she liked drawing people and creatures, and making up … Continue reading Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Teach a Cat to High-Five

Not only is it fun to teach your cat to do tricks, it can also be practical. For example, teaching cats to high-five can give them a way to interact with strangers. It can also help them become more comfortable with having their paws handled. As with all training, teaching cats can boost their confidence and increase their bond with you. Before you start your training sessions, figure out what most motivates your cat. Do they come running the quickest for treats, toys, or attention? Training works best when the new behavior is reinforced with the thing that most motivates … Continue reading Teach a Cat to High-Five

Cozy Cat Mystery Author Liz Mugavero

Liz Mugavero has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. Before that, she would tell them to anyone who would listen. After deciding early on she would write books for a living, she practiced by writing poems, short stories and even a storyline for a soap opera–all by age 15. She never wavered from her goals, obtaining a master’s in writing and publishing as well as spending time in journalism, public relations, communications, and marketing. She’s confident that writing IS the way to make a living. She’s best known for her Pawsitively Organic Mysteries. The first book, Kneading … Continue reading Cozy Cat Mystery Author Liz Mugavero

The Cat Who Turned Me into a Cat-Lover!

Now that I’ve been blogging for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors for almost a year, I thought it time to introduce some of my pets. Over the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you to some of the cats, guinea pigs, and dogs that I’ve owned. In doing so, I’ll also tell you how they’ve changed my life. Then in August I’ll get back to informing you about animal issues. Continue reading The Cat Who Turned Me into a Cat-Lover!

Agility: A Fun Way to Improve Your Cat’s Health

The instant I open our basement door, two of our cats race from their resting spots to join me. They meow and clamber over one another to be the first allowed downstairs. Why are they so excited? They know that an agility session awaits them. Cat Agility, Really? Agility is a fun activity that helps to address a cat’s physical needs. In this team sport, your cat will race through tunnels, leap over jumps, weave between poles, and more. Cats benefit from agility because it makes use of their senses and skills. They have excellent visual focus and accuracy, which … Continue reading Agility: A Fun Way to Improve Your Cat’s Health