Moving Forward by Staying Still Dogs were living with people thousands of years before cats were. Perhaps the difference in the attitude and trainability between the two species is as much about tameness as it is about intelligence. Though it takes longer than with dogs, cats learn things much the same way dogs do, and I taught staying to … Continue reading Moving Forward by Staying Still

It is Better to Know: Long Live Pie!

My wife and I adopted two female cats at the same time, Sweety-Pie and Lopsy. Though they looked alike, and got along well, they were not related, and were both female strays from different cities in western Washington.  They were both around four years old. On the drive home we changed their names to “Pie” … Continue reading It is Better to Know: Long Live Pie!