Adorable Cat Mug Will Make You Smile And Keep Your Beverage Warm

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Cat mugs don’t get much more adorable than these ceramic mugs! And they’re not just super cute, the wooden lid keeps your drink warm. I don’t know about you, but I constantly have to get up and reheat my tea or coffee. I don’t know why I never thought about getting a mug with a lid before! The mugs even come with a purrfectly sized spoon.

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The mug comes in four different colors, each with a different kitty. The little fish at the top of the handle adds a little extra whimsy.

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A fun treat for yourself, and the purrfect gift for cat lovers!

These charming mugs are available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

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Ruby’s Last Journey: The Moment That Changed Everything

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When I announced Ruby’s passing in December, I promised you that I would eventually write about my experience during the last four months of her life, from diagnosis to caring for her through her illness, to having to let her go.

I decided to title this four-part series “Ruby’s Last Journey.” My own journey through grief, which is, of course, a large part of all of this, is ongoing. I suspect I will inhabit planet grief for quite some time as I try to move forward without my little girl. Life goes on, but the pain of missing her hasn’t really softened all that much over the last two months.

Writing this series was hard. In the past, writing about losses helped me heal. That doesn’t seem to be the case this time. I know in time, I’ll come to terms with this loss, like I have with all my other losses. The reality is that we never get “over” a loss, nor should we want to. Loss changes us. The best we can hope for is that in the end, it changes us for the better. Continue reading…

The Sad Truths About Feline Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

If you start your day wondering where your car keys are, think how your cat feels when they can’t find their favorite toy anymore? Humans with cognitive decline, be it Alzheimer’s disease or any number of Lewy Body dementia diseases, have resources such as memory care facilities to aid families in care-giving. Cats with symptomatic cognitive dysfunction syndrome (fCDS) are sadly considered disposable. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Kittens Run Freely in this Canadian Bookstore

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I think I’ve just discovered heaven on earth: a bookstore with free roaming kittens! Otis & Clementine’s Books and Coffee, located just outside of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, took an innovative approach to help kittens get adopted. In this store, you’ll find lots of kittens playing and napping among the books. The kittens are provided by South Paw Conservation Nova Scotia. For more about this wonderful place, visit Bored Panda or the bookstore’s Instagram.

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

The New Coronavirus and Cats: What You Should Know

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The novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19 or 2019n-COV, has caused great concern around the world. Depending on which news outlet you follow, your reaction may range from normal awareness to outright alarm. For cat parents, a big worry is whether the virus could affect cats.

Both WHO (World Health Organization) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have stated that at present, there is no evidence that any pets have been infected or spread the virus, although both acknowledge that this is a developing situation. We simply don’t know enough about this virus yet. Continue reading…

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Finding “Mana” Among the Hawaiian Lions

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Casey  Hersch previously shared her experience visiting the Lanai Cat Sanctuary on the Hawaiian island of Lanai with us. The sanctuary is home to over 600 rescued cats. The sanctuary works with the cats’ and the island’s natural tendencies. Offering a model for animal rescue, the emphasis is on customization for the needs of a specific community and its unique resources. You can read Casey’s post here. Continue reading…

Review: ScratchLadder Scratching System

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Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats scratch to groom their claws, to mark their territory, and for exercise; scratching stretches the muscles in the front legs and all along the back. And they scratch simply because it feels good.

As far as I’m concerned, you can’t have too many scratchers in your home, and until you figure out your cat’s preferences, it’s important to offer a variety of different substrates as well as orientations. Some cats prefer sisal, others carpet. Some like to scratch vertically, some horizontally, and some, at an incline. This is why I was delighted when I came across the Scratch Ladder™, an innovative scratcher that offers cats a variety of scratching surfaces in a clever design. Continue reading…

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