Coming in Second.
Jiminy is getting used to the humans but he’s still really needy for me. He always tried to cuddle and lick me. I hit him once in a awhile; I have a busy day of sleeping and studying. My hours for reading are limited since cats sleep a lot, we sleep 12-16 hours a day. Continue reading
It’s Jiminy’s first Christmas and my second with the humans. I’ve been working extensively with Jiminy on his issue Human Social Anxiety Disorder (HSAD). He’s gotten very comfortable in his new home. He really enjoys steak and chicken. We spend a lot of time by the windows, our favorite is the one in the bedroom, a lot of birds hang out on the fire escape. It can be a little exhausting because he needs constant attention. He always wants to sleep near me, rubs on my face and body. I let him know when I need my time. I’m a busy cat, right now I’m reading The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz, I saw it sitting in the shelf and was curious, he’s Subject B’s favorite economist. While I thought I had my paws full with Jiminy, after reading, humans, you baffle me. Continue reading
Quality Hugs – 1
Subject C, boy human says as he nuzzles my head and cheek hugging me to his chest, “Chewie, you give quality hugs. Mommy needs to learn this from you.” Continue reading
My name is Dr. Chewie Wells. I’m from Wards Island, NY, a small island in the East River connected to Randall’s Island where they have all the concerts. My island is home to Manhattan Psychiatric Center or as my human calls it, “the city nuthouse.” So it should come as no surprise that I have a PhD in psychology and specialize in “Human Behavior.”
One day over dinner with my colleagues which was provided by my human’s mother’s boss (referred to as Subject A from now on) who fed the feral cats; it hit me – what makes cat people tick? That’s when we, the cats, decided to conduct studies. Continue reading
St. Patty’s Day 2016 was my first day of volunteer service for Anjellicle Cats. They rescue neglected, abandoned, stray cats and kittens. They also work with the ACC (Animal Care and Control of NYC ) to pull cats on the kill list. They are a no-kill, all volunteer, not for profit organization. They have 3 kitty showing areas: Hell’s Kitchen at Spoiled Brats, the Upper West Side at Columbus Avenue and 100th Street, and the Upper East Side at Lexington and 86th Street. Their cats are also featured at the Koneko Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side. I get to help take care of and socialize the kitties until they get adopted out. Today there were 9! Continue reading
Yeah, you read that right – a cat acrobat show.
The Amazing Acro-cats is a small circus troupe of cats and other domestic animals by animal trainer Samantha Martin. Her animals are clicker trained and they go back to their cages when a whistle is blown. Most are her pets but some cats are fosters and available for adoption. All the animals are rescues and strays. She wants to inspire people to clicker train their cats. She even explains how this can be handy in emergency situations like when you need to find them quickly if there’s a fire. Continue reading