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Cats and travel – could you ask for more?

In Japan you can get this if you travel from a small city called Ogaki. This trip is two and a half hours, time that you wouldn’t feel as you would be busy playing with all the cats.

The cat train was a product of a collaboration between a local NGO called Kitten Cafe Sanctuary and the owner of the train – Yoro Railway Co Ltd. The idea of the NGO was to promote the adoption of stray cats and the railway was aiming for an increased tourism to Ogaki and the train destination city – Ikeno.

This ride offers free food, a lot of cats and views of mountains and meadows.

Source: www.atlasobscura.com

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The Oriental Shorthair is an unusual cat that circles the Internet these days and people are wondering what type of a cat is it. It is a very cute cat and in this article you can read more about its characteristics, origin and personality.

This cat is actually a Siamese hybrid that was first developed in the 20th Century in England. The Oriental is a fun cat and not that communicative as the Siamese. It comes in different colors and patterns, but it has a similar body type as the Siamese.

Physical Characteristics

Unlike the Siamese, the Oriental Shorthair comes in over 300 colors and patterns. They are known for their large ears that some say even reminds them of a bat. Their eyes have a shape of an almond and these cats are long, flexible and slender. Some of the patterns they come in are solid, bi-color and tabby and usually in colors ebony, white, chestnut or blue.

The Oriental Shorthair can be your best friend and a great companion. They are also temperamental and like to be in the center of attention. If you try to ignore them, you will see them sensitive and cranky, but if you give them enough love and attention they will return the favor. The Oriental Shorthair will amaze you with their enthusiasm for everything it does.

Source: PetMD

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It is known that cats love cardboard boxes.

What would you say if we tell you that they get something similar to that but much more comfortable? Have a look at this comfy bed made of Merino wool.

These beds are handmade from Merino Wool, which is known to repel odours, as well as stains/debris. They come in two different sizes and all different colours. They do not include harsh chemicals or synthetics. Your cat will feel very, very soft and super warm.

Each cat bed cave is carefully handcrafted from 100% all-natural wool by artisans in Nepal. Using an ancient fabrication technique called felting, every cat bed is individually molded using only soap, water, and pressure. Since our products are made of 100% Wool, it smells like a wool (lanolin) , especially when you just received it. The best solution will be to expose to outside fresh air until odor dissipates (sun will not hurt).

You might be concerned about the smell because cats are very sensitive to different smell. Most of the cats likes this smell. And human’s perception level of wool smell is very different.

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Watch this video with some happy cats that tried this felted bed and loved it!

Meowfia felted bed for cats - YouTube

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If you want a cat that is friendly and gentle, that wants to cuddle and like your kids and at the same time is big and beautiful, get a Maine Coon cat. They can grow up to 25 pounds and are a great companion.

But, how much do they cost?
On average, a Maine Coon kitten costs from $1,500 to $4,000. However, as you probably know, this will not be the only time that you pay for the cat. Here are the costs for food, vet and accessories for the cat.

Having in mind that the Maine Coon cat is a giant cat, almost as big as a dog, she actually eat as much as a dog. So, consider spending a minimum of $200 annually for food, or event twice as much if you are feeding them with a higher-end food.

If you are not willing to do the grooming on your own, you will have additional costs. In this case, set aside at least $320 for bathing, nail clipping and brushing, something that needs to be done every quarter.

Not counting the grooming, the total yearly expenses for a Maine Coon cat can be $980.

So, if you have decided to buy a Maine Coon, you would need to know where to get one. A pure breed of Maine Coon cat can not be found in a pet shop. The pure bred Maine Coon kittens can be found at registered breeders in local Maine Coon Clubs or the CFA (The Cat Fanciers’ Association).

Another thing you need to know about costs

There is a difference in buying a Maine Coon cat to have it as a pet or buying it for a show. If you want to have it as a cat, it will not cost you that much. On the other hand, if you decide to get a Maine Coon for a show you would need to buy the breeding rights for the kitten which can cost you up to $2,000 as an addition to its regular price.

Have you decided which Maine Coon cat you want?

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If you are planning to get a Maine Coon Cat as a pet, you need to know their personality and discover if they can fit in your home. Some people believe that Maine Coon are aggressive and some say they are very friendly.
Maine Coon are large cats and look rugged so this is the reason why many people think that they are aggressive or territorial. The fact that they are large can convey some sort of dominance. Also, because their breed have been developed outdoors and in nature some people might think that they are feral and wild.

These cats are great hunters and may seem aggressive due to this fact. However, they are the opposite of aggressive. Maine Coon cats are really house family pets.

They are also great with children and also accept other cats in the home. Even if you own a dog they wouldn’t mind and would get along great with him. Very quickly they integrate into the family.

Maine Coon cats can even be similar to dogs in some ways. For example, they will greet you when you come home and be happy to see you, unlike most cats. Also, they will follow you in the home from one room to another because they want to keep you company and are very loyal. They are truly great companions.

Unlike most cats, they love water and want to play in the sink. They are also very ‘talkative’. Whenever you talk to them they will respond chirping and make some noises to make a conversation.

So, if you had any doubts as to getting a Maine Coon cat at home, this article should help you. If you heard they are aggressive, you can get one and prove yourself wrong.

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There are some people who claim that cats really don’t care about anyone and doesn’t love their owners. However, everyone who owns a cat can argue that they love their owners very much but have different ways of showing their affection.

Dogs run around their owners and show affection, but cats have a different approach. Here are the 5 most common ways that cats show love for their owners.

1. Purring.

This is the most common way for a cat to show its affection. However, you need to be careful when a cat purrs because sometimes this is a sign that they are scared, sick or injured. Luckily, this should be easy for you to notice. If the cat is purring while you are petting it, it means that she is showing its affection.

2. Cats are grooming you.

One of the best ways for a cat to show you their trust is to groom you. Usually, they groom themselves and then continue doing that to you. This is their way of accepting you. Cats also do this so they can smell you when you are coming.

3. The cat brings you a gift.

On the other hand, the worst way of showing their affection is by bringing you a dead animal in your home. Cats see this as a great way of showing you love because they feel like they are bringing you their trophy. Usually they bring rats, mice or birds that they caught and want to brag at home. This is also a way to say “Thank you for providing me home and food”. 

4. Kneading.

This might be the best feeling that a cat can cause to its owner. Kneading looks like your cat gives you a massage and it’s very soothing. The experts say that cats do this since they are kittens as a habit when they are activating the milk form their moms during breast feeding. So, if your cat kneads you it means that they show you affection like they do to their moms.

5. Cats show their stomach.

If you own a cat, you probably know that you are not allowed to touch their stomach. The cats are very protective of their territory and you can get scratched if you try touching them there. However, when they are cuddling and showing their stomach it means they trust you. This still doesn’t necessarily mean that you can touch it.

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