Cats Are Insanely Confident

Cats Are Insanely Confident

Put bluntly, they just don?t give a crap. A cat will saunter in as if she owns the room and everyone in it. If she knocks something off the coffee table with a swish of her tail, no matter. These details are not her concern. Her only care is where to sit as she prepares …

Cats Are Playful

Cats Are Playful

If the internet has taught you nothing else, it should be this: cats are expert pranksters. They love to surprise friends and siblings by tweaking their tails, hiding behind doors for an ambush, and stealing food. They also enjoy teasing people, by sitting on their faces when they?re trying to sleep, ?tickling? bare feet with …

Cats Are Sensitive to Other People?s Feelings

Cats Are Sensitive to Other People?s Feelings

Some cats like to loiter outside their homes and greet everyone who walks past, in the manner of an old man sitting on his front porch saying howdy to the neighbours and sharing out the iced tea. Others are more standoffish, saving the tummy tickles for close loved ones only. I once had a cat …

Cats Are Sensuous

Cats Are Sensuous

Does any other animal delight so openly in the sensual pleasures of physical contact? They?re so addicted to the hedonistic sensation of snuggling that if nobody is around they?ll rub up against a doorframe or table leg. If they have a willing volunteer, they?ll demand petting and caresses until they can hardly stand the pure, …

Cats Know What They Want

Cats Know What They Want

If you?ve ever tried to physically restrain a cat from advancing upon a plateful of something which smells delicious, you?ll know they can be surprisingly strong when they?re feeling determined. They?re single-minded creatures, and there?s no persuading them off a course once they?ve set their minds toit. Whether it?s fitting into a box which is …

Cats Make You Earn Their Love

Cats Make You Earn Their Love

Occasionally our four-legged friends will enter a room, look disdainfully at the eager, outstretched hands and make a beeline for the one person who?s hoping to avoid any contact. It would be easy to misinterpret this behaviour and use it to justify chasing after boys who aren?t interested, but a cat is more complex than …

Cats Mark Their Territory

Cats Mark Their Territory

Although we like to think kitty?s face-rubbing is sweetly affectionate, it?s also her way of leaving her personal perfume on stuff she owns (including you). Lions scent-mark their own particular corner of the African plains to let other would-be hunters know that the antelopes there are spoken for, and by charmingly smooshing her face against …

Cats Are Autonomous

Cats Are Autonomous

Being mistress of your own fate can sometimes make one indecisive ? if you think choosing a subject for your degree is hard, you should see a cat faced with a door and the options of ?inside? or ?outside?. If you try to help her make a decision (with a gentle nudge of the foot) …

Cats Trust Their Instincts

Cats Trust Their Instincts

So we?ve seen that even the most gentle, lovable cat can be volatile and highly strung, making split-second switches from being a sweet cuddlebuddy to a killing machine. But why? Is there some inherent evil behind the cute face and dainty demeanour? Perhaps Bootsie finds it hilarious to lure you into rubbing her tummy before …

If Only We Could All Be Cats

If Only We Could All Be Cats

So you see, a cat is a fine role model for any Princess. Felines give new meaning to the word ?cool?. Despite their imperious ways, they?re good friends to have. What could be more comforting than someone who snuggles up and purrs beside you at every opportunity? And as the veterinarian and writerFernand Mery once …

Introduction

Introduction

The regal art of being a Princess becomes much simpler when you realise that many of the skills involved are similar to the natural lifestyle of the cat. Admittedly, felines spend very little time writing thank-you notes, throwing sophisticated dinner parties or calculating a budget for shoes. However, they do have to deal with annoying …