Sunday Quotes: Happiness

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Quotes resonate with us because they can express the essence of a subject with a few, well-chosen words. They can motivate or inspire. They can help us change our thinking, and sometimes, they simply makes us smile.

I’m introducing a new Sunday feature today, “Sunday Quotes.” I’ll try to inspire you (or make you smile) by combining quotes with beautiful images of cats. And of course, I had to start the series with an image of my beautiful Allegra. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: A Wedding with Rescue Kittens

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When veterinarians Michele Bangsbol and Nick Anderson got married, they had two very special wedding guests: rescue kittens Jeeves and Houdini from Divine Feline, a Denver based rescue where the couple volunteers. “We thought of the idea to help promote our volunteer organization by featuring some adorable adoptable kittens in our wedding photos,” the bride told The Huffington Post. You can find more photos of the “wedding kittens” on The Huffington Post.

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

Review: Star Trek Cats

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Attention, Trekkies: Star Trek has gone to the cats! In Star Trek Cats, illustrator Jenny Parks offers a funny take on characters from the original Star Trek series. The whole gang is represented: Captain Kirk, Engineer Scotty, Dr. “Bones,” Lieutenant Uhura, and, of course, the inimitable Mr. Spock. Continue reading…

Allegra’s World: 7th Adoption Anniversary

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Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Today is my 7th Adoption Anniversary! Seven years ago today, Mom brought me home to live with her and Amber. Sadly, I never got to know Amber really well, because she passed away six weeks after I arrived. Then it was just Mom and me for almost a year before Ruby joined our family. I love my life with Mom, but sometimes, I think maybe bringing Ruby home was not one of Mom’s better ideas… Continue reading…

Interview With Cat Behaviorist Mikel Delgado

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Mikel Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant at Feline Minds, offering on-site consultations for cat guardians, shelters, and pet-related businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at UC Berkeley, where she studies animal behavior and human-pet relationships. Mikel also blogs about animal behavior at catsandsquirrels.com. Mikel lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend, Scott, and their two rescue cats. Continue reading…

Help Tomorrow’s Cat Vets: Send Three Lucky Kids to Junior Vet Camp

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“My name is Susan, and I have wanted to be a vet since I was four years old. I love to rescue animals. When I was two years old, a baby kitten followed me into my house. Nine years later, she is still at home with me. I have helped find homes for over 20 animals, 15 of them ended up becoming part of our own family! Right now I have four pets – three dogs and, of course, one cat. I think I want to be a small animal vet, but I really don’t know yet. Right now I am looking for somewhere to volunteer with animals.” Continue reading…

8th Anniversary Giveaway Winners

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Thank you to all of you for helping us celebrate our 8th Anniversary – we loved all of your comments and it really makes my heart sing to know that my work makes such a difference in so many lives. Thank you for being part of our Conscious Cat community!

Without further ado, I’d like to announce the eight lucky winners of our big anniversary giveaway – congratulations! Look for an email from Ingrid.* Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: What Matters Most to Cats When it Comes to Their Food?

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Most of us have had at least one cat who’s a finicky eater and have probably tried every trick in the book to get kitty to eat. A recent study looked into how cats go about choosing their food, and it turns out that cats do so based on its nutritional value, not based on how it looks or smells. Read more about the study on Healthy Pets with Dr. Karen Becker.

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

Review: As Dark As My Fur

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Even though the saying goes “you can’t always judge a book by its cover,” this actually doesn’t always apply with book covers. However, in the case of As Dark As My Fur, the second book in Clea Simon’s Blackie and Care Cat Mystery series, the cover accurately reflects the book’s feel and tone.

Written in the voice of Blackie, a black cat with a mysterious past, set in an unnamed city with a post-apocalyptic feel, this series combines elements of fantasy and mystery. In As Dark As My Fur, Simon continues the adventures of Blackie and  teenager Care, an apprentice private detective. Continue reading…

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