Celebrating cats at Christmas
Press release issued: 24 November 2008
Cats are one of the UK's favourite pet with a population of 7.2 million, almost twice the number it was 30 years ago.
'Celebrating cats at Christmas' will be a light-hearted and joyful look at cats, aspects of their behaviour and the role that they play in people's lives. The talk, organised by the Small Animal Practice at Langford will take place on Tuesday 2 December at 7.30 pm in the Pearson Building, School of Veterinary Sciences, Langford.
The talk will explore some of the odd behaviours displayed by cats, such as:
- why cats hunt and bring in mice even when their food bowls are always full;
- what on earth cats are doing when they spray urine on the front door;
- why cats will just not tolerate a new kitten, even after months of living together;
- why cats rub people with their faces;
- what cats are up to when they decide that the space behind the sofa is the new toilet.
Dr Alison Blaxter, who will be giving the talk, said: "Cats are one of the UK's favourite pet - they give us great joy and companionship yet much of what they do remains a mystery to us! Trying to work out why they behave as they do in our homes is a fascinating and fulfilling occupation for a winter's evening."
The talk is free but entry is by ticket only. To request a ticket, contact the Langford House Small Animal Practice on tel 01934 852422 between 9 am-6 pm on weekdays, or between 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays.
Refreshments will be available and all proceeds will be donated to The Feline Advisory Bureau to celebrate their 50th year, and to help less lucky cats at Christmas.
Further informationIn 2008 the UK Cat population is 7.2 million [source: Pet Food Manufacturing Association/TNA pet population figures 2008].
Dr Alison Blaxter is a vet with over 25 years of experience of dealing with cats, has held a Feline Advisory Bureau Scholarship, and has additional training in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton, as well as being 'owned' by Kirry and LC, two very special cats.