Happy 6th Birthday, Shorty!

(Ok, yesterday was her birthday but due to technical difficulties, I couldn’t get this on here until today.) Lordy, lordy, Shorty’s 40! Ok, she’s actually 6. Normally I don’t think I have to explain cat years and human years, like yesterday when I posted this and some of course have to comment that it’s not possible Read More …

Is Your Cat’s Weight Making Them Depressed?

How linked is a cat’s weight to their mood? If they’re not eating and losing weight, depression could be just one of many medical causes you should discuss with your vet, but I’m thinking of the typical “fat cat,” the Garfield-type we normally associate with self-indulgent, cuddly cats. If you saw 6 Steps to Help Your Read More …

How to Take Great Pictures of Your Black Cat

“How do you get such beautiful pictures of Shorty? My pictures of my black cat turn out like black blobs!” It’s a common frustration of owners of black cats: how to take great pictures of them so look as beautifully in photograph as they are in 3D reality? We can see with our own eyes that Read More …

The Haunted Hallway

“Is Your Hallway Haunted?” The short answer is … maybe? The Hallway plays such an important role in so many ShoKo vids like Best Reaction Ever and Walking the Kitten that one commenter dubbed it “the most recognizable hallway on YouTube.” And for years we’ve marvelled at how both Sho and Ko traverse the hallway Read More …

How to Introduce Cats to Each Other

When you introduce cats to each to each other, it really is like opening a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. After a lot of hissing, posturing, chasing, and playing, it took Shorty and Kodi a miraculous 1 week to get along. I get asked that question a lot, right up there Read More …

Is this really the BEST REACTION EVER?

Very early in Shorty’s YouTube tenure, she was dubbed The Anti-Depressant Kitty for her comical ways. Whether it was leaving her little pink tongue sticking out, her expressive eyes, or her frantic “dancing,” her viewers never left without a smile. Keen followers also observed that she seemed to have wicked comic timing and oddly humanistic Read More …