Mews and Nips: Aristo-Cats Welcome Visitors to Britain’s Stately Homes


When I visited England during my high school years, I loved visiting the country’s “stately homes” – large, historic mansions that were or are occupied by British aristocracy and are open to the public. Now these homes have found a new way to increase visitors: a growing number of tourists are being enticed by the possibility of meeting the felines-in-residence at these homes. Visit the Telegraph for the full story.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we talked about the importance of being kind, on Monday, we presented an overview of Feline Anatomy 101, on Tuesday, we reviewed Raw Paws Pet Food, on Wednesday, we asked how safe your cat’s carrier would be in a car crash, on Thursday, we introduced you to some gorgeous new cat handbags from Triple T Studios, and on Friday, we reviewed the newest book by the author of the Dalai Lama’s Cat series, The Queen’s Corgi.

Today’s video of a famous Sushi chef preparing a special meal for his cat made me smile – what a lucky kitty!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via The Telegraph


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The Conscious Cat is an award winning website published by writer and cat expert Ingrid King, author of Buckley's Story and Purrs of Wisdom. Here at The Conscious Cat, we're passionate about cats. Our mission is to educate cat guardians so that every cat, and every cat's human, can have a happy, healthy life together.


On this site, you will find expert advice from a seasoned cat consultant. The Conscious Cat features articles on cat health, cat nutrition, cat behavior, cat lifestyle, pet loss, and, of course, pictures of cats. We'll bring you product and book reviews, as well as news from around the cat world.

We'll also share Purrs of Wisdom: lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who share our lives. Other features include our Mews and Nips; fascinating feline stories from around the globe, and Allegra's World and Ruby's Reflections; written from the perspective of Ingrid's two feline companions. After all, who better than a cat to teach us a thing or two about how to live a joyful life!

And let's not forget, we have a soft spot for tortoiseshell cats and their unique personalities, also known as "tortitude."

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Unique Handbags for Cat Lovers


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Who doesn’t love a beautiful handbag – and even better if that bag shows off your love for cats! Triple T Studios has long been the leader in finding uniquely designed quality bags for cat lovers, and today, I’d like to show you a few of their newest designs.

All of Triple T Studios’ bags are vegan friendly – they are made from PU (poly) synthetic leather, a man-made material that represents the look and feel of genuine leather. This material is water-resistant and easily cleaned. Continue reading…

Crash Test Kitty Helps Save Lives


Crash Test Kitty with a canine buddy

It’s hard enough to get most cats into the carrier to take them to the vet, but have you given any thought to whether your cat’s carrier is safe, should you get into an accident? Do you know which carriers are safe and which aren’t? Do you know what the safest place in the car for your carrier is?

The Center for Pet Safety addresses all these questions and more. Continue reading…

Review: Raw Paws Pet Food


Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need meat in their diet to thrive. Their systems simply aren’t designed to digest carbohydrates. A raw diet is one of the best ways to fulfill cats’ nutritional requirements. There are numerous benefits from feeding a raw diet to your cat, including improved digestion, reduced stool odor and volume, increased energy, ability to maintain ideal weight, better dental health, and better urinary tract health.

Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more mainstream Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: How Cats Choose the Food They Eat


Is your cat a finicky eater? Does he happily eat one food for weeks, only to turn his nose up at it one day? Do you have to offer a smorgasbord of selections to find something your cat will eat? A team of scientists from the U.K. and Australia recently published some fascinating research on how domestic cats choose the food they eat, and Dr. Karen Becker covered the findings in a comprehensive article titled When Your Cat “Stiffs” You on This, Here’s What She’s Really Saying.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue reading…

Review: Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions


To say that Pam Johnson-Bennett understands cats would be an understatement. For more than 30 years, Pam has changed the lives of cats and their humans for the better. Her previous books are considered mandatory reading for any cat guardian, and her website offers a wealth of information on all sorts of feline behavior issues. Pam’s newest book, Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions*, addresses the questions that come up most frequently in Pam’s work. Continue reading…

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