Win Tickets ($23): Science on Tap: Inside the Feline Mind @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Why Do Cats Hiss? Why Do they Gift Dead Mice? & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Science on Tap: Inside the Feline Mind @ Alberta Rose Theatre on March 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 13.


From our sponsors:
Science on Tap: Inside the Feline Mind
March 14, 2017
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
$13 General | $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only)
More info:

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR

Have you ever wondered what goes inside your cat’s furry little brain? Let Dr. Rolan Tripp, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, take you on a guided tour through the feline mind, from genetics to geriatrics. Learn answers to questions like:

  • Why do cats hiss?
  • Why bring me a dead mouse?
  • Why head-butt people as affection?
  • Why ask for stroking then attack a person for doing it?
  • Why not just use the perfectly good litter box you provide for them?

Come to this entertaining lecture to get an entirely new perspective on the semi-wild animal in your life.

Dr. Tripp holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as academic degrees in Philosophy and Music. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at two US Veterinary Schools, and certified by the International Assn of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Tripp has published over 40 articles on pet behavior, and given over 100 lectures to veterinary associations. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, he has presented in England, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including giving the Keynote Address at an international veterinary meeting. He has appeared on Animal Planet over 200 times as a content expert.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, hand pies, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

This talk will also be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($23): Science on Tap: Inside the Feline Mind @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Why Do Cats Hiss? Why Do they Gift Dead Mice? & More!

  1. Evan March 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    there’s many things in the rose city
    that I’ve not yet seen; such a pity
    i’d sure like to go
    and be in the know
    about inside the mind of a kitty

  2. Julia March 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    This looks super fun!

  3. tim March 6, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Got 3 cats probably should educate myself

  4. Karson Ellis March 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    What? This sounds so interesting! I’d love to take my mom.

  5. Chris March 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    I am the crazy cat lady (if two cats at home makes you ‘crazy’). I would love to see this show!

  6. Sarah Wiebenson March 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    I blew my budget for the month and now I’m not letting myself buy a ticket to this, but I would really like to know what my weirdo cat is thinking. :)

  7. Deborah March 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    My cat has asked that I attend.

  8. SamanthaB March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    I have four kitties and would love the chance to separate the myth from the truth on some questions. Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Nikki Gray March 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    What a purrfect way to learn more about my housemates :)

  10. Kris Martin March 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    My daughter and I would adore this purrfectlly!!!

  11. Allison Schaser March 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    One of our cats leaves dirty socks at our door whenever we leave the house. I’d love to understand the feline psychology behind that behavior!

  12. Mauraborealice March 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    As one who shared a crib with a cat, I have often wanted to know more about cat science.
    It would be great to know why they do the things they do.

  13. Tami Rouse March 7, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    My husband and I are cat lovers. This would give us much insight.

  14. Erica March 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    I would love to know all that I’ve been incorrect about this whole time. Blow my mind!

  15. Dave G. March 8, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    My kids cat CRAZY, I’m just plain crazy…

  16. Mark and Kathy Rankin March 8, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Cats have a language and it is up to us as their owners to try to figure out exactly what they are saying. Sometimes they are not saying anything and that can be worrisome! If you get to know your cat well, everything they do means something. Either to you or to them! I know that my cat will sit on my ONE leg and stare at me. This means a kitty “treat.” If she meows, sometimes it is because her dish with wet food is empty. Sometimes she will roll on her back, this means belly rub time. Sometimes she paces. This means its time for her daddy to go to bed. She is a good girl and very pretty, I wish I could bring her with me but she doesn’t like a cat cage. We have a way of getting her to take her medicine, but she figured it out and hides under the bed! So we do what we have to do to get her out and make her take her medicine, that is go cat fishing. That is correct! We got to go cat fishing under the bed with the car net. It didn’t hurt her, it worked and we got her out from under the bed. By the 4th day of playing the cat fishing game, she knew what it meant and just came out without a hassle.

    • Kathy Rankin March 11, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      I enter contests all the time, and this time, I REALLY WANT TO GO to this event more than any other actually. I Love cats and would stand to learn a lot from this.

  17. chris March 9, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Cats 4 Life represent

  18. Sarah March 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

    We have two rescue cats, both with such unique personalities. This sounds really interesting!

  19. Karen March 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm #


  20. Stacey Lennon March 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m a total cat lady, that’s why I want to attend. Cats are neat, period.

  21. Jennifer March 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    We just got a new kitty and would love to know what’s going on in that mind of his! :)

  22. Gwen March 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    I want to learn about those cuties!

  23. Jenn March 9, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    This sounds like a blast. A puurrrfect weekday treat. :)

  24. Laura March 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Because SCIENCE!

  25. AJ March 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    I think my cat wants me to go to this . . . and you don’t want to disappoint my cat.

  26. Maureen A. March 9, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    My cat is allowing me night out. Would love to win tickets so I can learn to out-smart her!

  27. Judy March 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

    Oh, my daughter and granddaughter are wild about cat! They have six or seven and love them to . They would be ecstatic to go to this event, and it would give them some much ne!

  28. Anthony March 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    After 13 years of owning a wonderful cat, I still don’t understand the majority of her strange actions & behavior, so this would refreshing.

  29. Liz March 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    My dog wants me to get a cat. Will this help explain why?

  30. Kristin March 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I needs to learn me some cat facts right about meow.

  31. Sasha March 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    This sounds super interesting. Give me tix meow

  32. Sedona Dawson March 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    As pet parents of two wonderful cats, my husband and i would love to learn more about how they think.

  33. BN March 12, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    I’ve got a couple of felines and would like to know more about why they sometimes act the way they do.

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