Mews and Nips: Register Now for Cat Camp Summer Sessions

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Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is back (virtually) and will be hosting three webinars on three Caturdays in August – on the 7th, 14th, and 21st. Topics include litter box problems, pet loss, and more. These are limited capacity events so register soon. For more information, visit Catcamp.com.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we explained how to do a home health check on your cat, on  Tuesday, we featured a multi-functional piece of cat furniture that provides a window perch and doubles as storage space, on Wednesday, Allegra shared ten things about herself, on Thursday, we informed you about a fantastic summer sale on Basepaws DNA tests, and on Friday, we told you about the 2022 Texts from Mittens calendar.

You  may remember us featuring South African musician David Scott last month. He turned his cat’s meow into a lovely song, which went viral in a big way. He is now working on a “Cat Jams” EP, and released the video below. I can’t stop laughing and I hope you enjoy Big Billy, too!

Have a great weekend!

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Texts from Mittens 2022 Day-to-Day Calendar

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What would happen if you gave a cat a smartphone and he had opposable thumbs? Well, of course he’d want to text!  At least that’s the case with Mitty, a text-savvy, over-anxious, drama-filled house cat. Based on the popular blog and book of the same name, the Texts from Mittens 2022 Calendar features entertaining SMS conversations shared between Mitty and his loving human. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Netflix’s Cat People Dispels Stereotypes

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Have you watched Cat People yet? This delightful six-part documentary series features people in different parts of the world who have dedicated their lives to cats, including our friends Samantha Martin and Sterling Davis. In a wonderful article in The Atlantic, Sarah Archer reflects on what we can learn from these individuals. “In one sense, cat people’s devotion to their animals sets them up to be stereotyped, judged, or not taken seriously. But in another, their work opens a different door, allowing them to be understood and valued for the singular human beings they are.” Read the full article on The Atlantic.

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

Summer Reading Suggestions for Cat Lovers

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One of my greatest summer pleasures is spending time outside with a good book. Whether it’s on my deck, in a sidewalk cafe, or a park, there’s just something about reading outdoors that makes one of my favorite pastimes even more special.

Even though book sales have soared during the pandemic, there’s been a notable absence of new cat books. I typically get dozens of pitches to review new books throughout the year. So far, I’ve only gotten a handful, and of those, not many sounded like quality titles. Continue reading…

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