Your Cat Does Not Want Another Cat!

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-05-2022) #0074: If cats grew up together — or are kittens now — then it can work for the cats to adopt them as a pair. But do not adopt for your cat. You won’t be doing her a favor! And think twice — or thrice […]

No, Your Cat Isn’t a Psychopath (Guest Blog)

Please read this very smart blog by my very smart co-host on CAT CHAT® , Dr. Mikel Delgado. You can see why I am proud and grateful to share a platform with her, on which we advocate for cat wellness and human empathy and understanding toward felines. Dr. Mikel (pronounced Michael) is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat […]

A University study of “Psychopathy” in Cats Raises Tracie’s Dander

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-26-2021) #759: Featuring Rebecca Evans, Mikel Delgado, and Kristin von Kreisler. Rebecca Evans, a PhD student at Liverpool John Moore’s University, was the head researcher on a study questioning whether cats have a “psychopathic” gene, and developed a scale on which to score cats, and defends the ideas behind the […]

Is your Cat a Mean or Happy Drunk on Catnip?

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-02-2021) #0043: Dr. Mikel Delgado explains the mysteries of catnip. A cat’s response to it is genetic and for about 60% it’s a wonderful exciting experience. What cats are responding to is still a mystery, and even kittens can enjoy it, despite earlier recommendations to wait […]

A Chihuahua-Terrier to Melt Your Heart

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-30-2021) #729: Featuring Jonathan Ames, Marc Bekoff, and Ralph Roland. Jonathan Ames reads from his L.A. noir thriller, A Man Named Doll, which features a deeply-loved Chihuahua as the protagonist’s sidekick; Dr. Mikel Delgado, a cat behavior consultant, discusses what ‘adventure cat’ means and which cats actually want to explore […]

Yes, Cats DO Like People!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-18-2021) #723: Featuring Dr. Mikel Delgado, Paula Munier, and Toni Pimentel. Cat behavior expert Dr. Mikel Delgado discusses the New York Times article “Cats Like People (Some People Anyway)” and the study that shows what we all knew: despite their apparent aloofness, cats are social creatures capable of relationships with […]

Cats Are Social Animals

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-07-2021) #0035: Mikel Delgado discusses how sociable cats are. People just don’t know how to read cats and feel their feelings. Dr. Delgado co-founded Feline Minds, cat training & consulting in the Bay Area and was co-author with Jackson Galaxy of Total Cat Mojo. She is […]