A Little About the Site Author...
My name is Jill Webb - site owner of Looking After Kittens, and a blog called Cat Questions Answered. I also write cat and kitten related articles for Ezine Articles, and was recently awarded “Expert Author” status for my contributions.
Back in 1989 I became the very proud owner of my first kitten - a beautiful tabby called Jasmine. She was rescued from a field where she and her brothers and sisters had been left abandoned.
I am not altogether sure how old she was when we brought her home, but my guess is she was aged around 5 weeks. She was very weak, and certainly too young to have been taken away from her mother. During the first few weeks of her life I recall sitting up with her during the night, nursing her like a baby, and feeding her through a pipette with constant telephone advice from my local veterinary.
We had some very difficult moments with Jasmine during those early weeks, but we worked through it together - and she went on to be a very much loved part of our family for almost 19 years. Even though I have gone on to have other cats who I love equally as much, I still miss seeing Jasmine’s beautiful little kitten-like face peeping out at me from behind the sitting room curtains in a morning.
The main reason for putting this website together was because whilst searching for information about cats and kittens over the years in an attempt to improve my own knowledge, I have often come across comments and questions posted by frustrated cat owners about what they consider to be a problem with their feline. Like people, cats all have very different natures, but there are certain behaviour patterns which are common throughout the entire cat family. Whilst much of the content of this site focuses on practical issues such as what to feed a kitten and how to keep your kitten safe from household dangers, I have also tried to incorporate information relating to how to understand cat behaviour. Although I do not believe that anyone can ever truly understand the mind of a cat (this is part of what makes them so alluring!) I do think some so called cat problems could be overcome with a little more understanding about the feline species.