Mews and Nips: Remy the Harvard Cat


For the past four years, Remy has been visiting Harvard University and roaming the campus. “He has been in student dorms, at parties, attended lectures, and taken photos with tourists in Harvard Yard,” says his owner, Cambridge resident Sarah Watton. The Wattons live about a mile from campus and say that Remy’s penchant to wander started when he was young. They tried leash walking him, but by the time he turned a year old, they gave up on trying to stop his excursions. Students and faculty are watching out for him, and he even has his own Facebook  page. There’s no word on when Remy will receive his Harvard degree. For more about Remy, please visit the Harvard Gazette.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we addressed the topic of an increase in obesity in America’s cats, on Tuesday, we told you how to keep your cats cozy this winter with the Sleepypod  Mobile Pet Bed, on Wednesday, Allegra and Ruby shared how they handle sharing my lap, on Thursday, we featured beautiful padded cat shelves, and on Friday, we shared an adorable cat book reading light with you.

Today’s video of a kitty being tucked in will melt your heart – enjoy!

He can't go to sleep without cuddling his favorite toy Credits:

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Have a great weekend!

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Photo via Harvard Gazette

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Cat Book Light and Bookmark

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For the first time in a very long time, I don’t have a single cat book in my to be read pile, so instead of bringing you a book review, I thought I’d share this silly little cat book light I came across the other day. If you like to read in bed, or in low light environments, this LED clip-on light will prevent eye strain and allow you to read without disturbing others. Continue reading…

Padded Cat Shelves


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For cats who like to be up high, cat shelves are a great way to provide vertical space without adding a big bulky cat tree to a room. My only problem with a lot of cat shelves is that they’re not very soft. When I came across these padded shelves from 4MyPetShop on Etsy, I just had to share them with you. Continue reading…

Two Cats, One Lap


If you read Allegra and Ruby’s New Year’s resolutions, you already got a hint that Ruby is not thrilled about having to share my lap with Allegra. I’ve often felt that in an ideal cat household, at least from a cat’s perspective, the number of available laps should be equal to the number of cats. Since this is often not the case, some cats have to learn to share human laps. Continue reading…

Feline Obesity Continues to Rise in the U.S.


Feline obesity has continued to increase over the past years. Statistics by the Association for Pet Obesity in 2017 show that a staggering 60% of America’s cats are considered obese. Pet insurance company Nationwide reports that nearly 20 percent of its members’ claims in 2017 were for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity, marking a 24 percent increase over the last eight years. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Rescued Kitten Learns to Become Sailor Cat from His Big Brother


Kach and Jonathan Howe had been thinking bout getting a friend for their sailor cat, Captain Ahab, so when they rescued a little kitten from a sewer canal in the Dominican Republic, they knew it was fate. Zissou fell in love with his big brother instantly and followed him everywhere. Captain Ahab wasn’t so sure about the kitten at first, but they quickly became inseparable, and Ahab taught Zissou how to be a good boat cat. For more about the pair, and more wonderful photos, visit or the Howes’ blog, where they share their adventures of sailing around the world.

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

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