Sleep is a naturally recurring state of body and mind, characterized by altered consciousness, limited sensory activity, inhibited voluntary muscle activity and reduced interactions with surroundings (NIH, 2018). While humans typically spend one-third of their time sleeping, cats often spend more than half of the day snoozing their troubles away. This qualifies our furriends as one of the sleepiest animals out there!
Once upon a time, a young kitten wandered onto a lovely farm family’s doorstep. Seemingly in distress, the little thing was skinny, disheveled and desperately searching for food and shelter. Little did he know, he had stumbled upon a lifetime of love, warmth and safety. Ladies and gents, please meet Basepaws cat Ricky and his hooman Cindy, the pawesome pet parent of six.
Cats often surprise us by performing diverse tasks that seem beyond their capabilities. When they gaze at us, it appears as if they're trying to communicate in their own meowgical way. The lingering mystery around our independent furriends leads to an inevitable wonder: just how smart are they?
In the spirit of spookiness, many Halloween decorations feature black cats. Although here at Basepaws we’ll gladly jump into any opportunity to celebrate clowders, the association of black cats with Halloween has not always been very furriendly. Often linked to bad luck, witchcraft and evil, black kitties are continuously haunted by spooky myths and countless misconceptions. In efforts to spread love for the black cats, we hereby present just some of the reasons why these fantastic pets should be cherished, celebrated and never be feared! To make things even more pawesome, all the featured kitties in this blog are some of the best-dressed Basepaws cats!