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Dear Green Gato #16 – Kitty Dreams

What do kitties dream about when they take a little kitty snooze?

What do kitties dream about when they take a little kitty snooze?

Dear Green Gato,

I have a big boy tabby cat named Louis. Louis is huge on naps, just like most cats are. He naps in the morning, in the evening, and anytime in between. I’ve noticed that while he’s napping, he sometimes makes odd movements and twitches. His eyes will bat, his feet will twitch, and he will have little spasms all over his body. Sometimes his tongue ends up sticking out. Why does my cat twitch while he’s asleep? Is he dreaming? Is he okay?

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Dear Green Gato #15 – The Elusive Male Calico

Beautiful calico cat sitting in grass next to wild blackberriesDear Green Gato,

I have a question for you regarding the color of my cat. I have a calico named Porky. Porky is male, and I’ve been told that it is really rare to have a male calico. He is only a few months old, and I haven’t had him neutered yet. I’ve heard that male calicos could make a lot of money as a breeder cat. I know that there are many homeless cats out there and I would never want to contribute to that, but I also have heard that there are responsible breeders out there. Would breeding Porky be a good or profitable idea? How rare is it that he is a male calico?

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Dear Green Gato #14 – Baby Mama Drama

Cat nursing her kittensDear Green Gato,

Hello! I’m coming to you with an odd question. I just adopted a beautiful calico cat named Grenda from our local animal shelter a few weeks ago. I was told that Grenda was spayed, and allowed her to go outdoors once we got back to the house. Well, turns out that she hadn’t been spayed, as she came home pregnant within the first two weeks of being a member of our household. We live in the country, and have many friends who can always use a good barn cat, so we decided that it would be fine if she had the babies. The surprise, and the purpose of my writing to you, has to do with the appearance of Grenda’s five babies.

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Dear Green Gato #13 – Picky Kitty

Persian Cat Sitting Near The Bowl FoodDear Green Gato,

I’m coming to you with a culinary question. My cat, Whiskers, has recently picked up a new behavior that I’m not too pleased with. My veterinarian has recommended that I give Whiskers dry food and wet food, as opposed to just the dry food that I had been giving him. He has always been a voracious eater and chomps down on his kibble like it’s nobody’s business. However, he seems to be too picky to indulge in wet food. I’ve been trying to give him a variety of different cans to no avail. I find it odd that he wouldn’t eat the wet food, since it seems much more meaty and delicious in my opinion. Why won’t Whiskers eat the wet food, and how can I get it to seem more appealing to him?

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Dear Green Gato #12 – Shoe Fetish

sandals. shoes on white backgroundDear Green Gato,

My cat, Ollie, seems to have a shoe fetish. Every time that I come home and take my shoes off after a long day, Ollie comes a-running. He immediately plops his big orange body directly on my shoes, preferably the ones that I wore that day. He also fancies my house slippers and can’t get enough of my sandals. Whenever guests come over, he rolls around with the shoes like he’s at a party with old friends. He will rub his face on the shoes and sniff them all over.

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Dear Green Gato #11 – Tongue Of The Cat

Close-up of a Birman licking against white background

Dear Green Gato,

I am writing to you to clear up a super odd habit that my cat has. My furbaby, Pirate, is the weirdest little guy. He’s affectionate and outgoing, especially for a cat. He is food-motivated, and sometimes can’t stop meowing whenever I walk through the kitchen. Once I feed him, he’s overjoyed and proceeds to indulge in whatever I’ve brought for him. Afterwards, almost like clockwork, Pirate comes to join me wherever I am and proceeds to lick all over me with his weird sandpaper tongue! I get that he is ready to groom after a big meal, but why on earth does he have to lick me?

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Dear Green Gato #10 – Kitty Gifts

Black cat carries a caught bird

Dear Green Gato,

I have a silly behavior that I wanted to ask you about. My cat, Felicia, has an obsession with bringing me my socks. Night or day, if I come home and take off my socks, Felicia comes a-running and a-yowling with a balled up sock in her mouth. Occasionally, she does this with other objects, like her favorite toy mice. I don’t know if she is treating these objects like they’re her babies or if she’s bringing them to me like they’re a present. Whenever she is in the other room and I hear a particular meow, I know that she’s headed my way with a weird object in her mouth. Why does Felicia bring me my socks?

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Dear Green Gato #9 – Musical Cats

Pretty Western Woman With Guitar And CatDear Green Gato,

I have an odd question for you. My cat, Bootsie, seems to have a passion for music. Whenever I play my guitar, Bootsie comes running from wherever she is and plops down right next to me. If I turn on my record player, she will prance in and grab a seat near a speaker. When it’s time to flip the record, or if I stop playing guitar, she instantly gives a big meow. Even my friends have noticed that she seems to like music. Is this possible? She doesn’t come running when I turn on the television, so I don’t think that it’s just the noise of it. Do cats like music? Do they only like certain types of music? What’s the deal here?

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Dear Green Gato #8 – This One’s For The Birds

African Grey Parrot And CatDear Green Gato,

I have quite a predicament. I have a darling cat named Jesse, and a sweet dog named Ralph. Jesse and Ralph get along great and tend to act like brothers, rather than cat and dog. Ralph is an old hound, and Jesse is a silly 3-year old orange boy cat. They cuddle, they play, and nothing seems to get out of hand. Now, on to my problem. One of my best friends has a pet cockatoo. They will be out of the country for three months, and need someone to take care of their bird.

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Dear Green Gato #7 – Beard Buddies

Cat Care With ManDear Green Gato,

I have a question about a very weird cat habit that I’ve noticed in my cat, Simon. I’ve had Simon ever since he was a little kitten. I actually found him when he was really young and have basically raised him since he was roughly four months old. We are clearly very bonded, and he is my “furbaby,” as you say. Whenever I’m hanging out with Simon, he does the weirdest thing. He seems to be overcome with love for me and rubs his face all over my beard. It’s really cute, and I’ve seen videos of other cats doing the same thing, but I’m just wondering where he picked up such an odd habit.

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