Living With Cats: Our Top Cat Behavior, Training and Lifestyle Stories

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Why do cats love small spaces? Find out in one of our favorite stories: 10 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained.

It’s National Cat Day! To celebrate, we rounded up a few of our most popular cat stories of the year. And you know what we discovered? You guys love your cats. So do we! From breeds to training to cat behavior to cat humor, our readers join us in being fascinated by all things feline.

10 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

Cats are strange. These furry little enigmas do so many odd things that it’s no wonder this article was one of the year’s more popular. Here, we try to explain some of your buddy’s more baffling behaviors.

Does Your Cat Own You?

Don’t try to deny it; you know perfectly well that your cat’s the real boss in your house. Just check out these six signs and see if any ring true in your abode. And don’t feel bad if they do! Plenty of readers clicked over to this article to determine the telltale signs they were no longer their own person — they are owned by a cat as well. All we can say is that resistance is futile.

How Pet Owners Cause Their Dogs and Cats to Misbehave

Since our beloved pets are all perfect little angels, any bad behavior on their part is probably something we’re doing wrong, right? It’s a good thing Dr. Patty Khuly agreed to share the top things that we pet owners (or our spouses, ahem) do to cause our pets to act like little devils.

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Mouthing and scratching during play is a common cat training problem.

Common Cat Training Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Can cats really be trained? Yes, they can, and Mikkel Becker knows just how to do it! Our readers wanted to know all about how their feisty felines can be encouraged to change their behaviors.

14 Things That Cat Owners Know to Be True

Cats are funny, entertaining, sweet, snuggly and, yes, sometimes a bit of a challenge. Across the board, cat owners agree: Cats are awesome no matter what they’re doing, which is why so many of you loved this roundup of universal things cat people understand, love and/or accept about their cats.

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