A Million Christmas Cats: Festive Felines to Color

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Studies have shown that coloring has many benefits. The structured, rhythmic motion of coloring eases you into a meditative state, which allows you to push negative thoughts and worries out of your mind, and which induces a profound sense of relaxation. Coloring is also a great way to explore your creativity. And it’s just plane fun!  It’s no surprise that coloring books are topping bestseller lists around the world – and what’s even better is that there are a lot of cat coloring books available.

I came across A Million Christmas Cats: Festive Felines to Color recently, and just about every page in this adorable little book makes me smile.The book features 37 drawings of cats in winter and Christmas settings. The drawings are detailed, but not too detailed, so even beginning colorists should be able to have fun without getting frustrated.

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At 7 by 9 inches, this coloring book is smaller than standard coloring books, and for some of the more intricate designs, gel pens will probably work better than pencils.

Buy A Million Christmas Cats: Festive Felines to Color from Amazon.

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist: Mikel Delgado Answers Questions About Cats Who Wake Up their Guardians, Aggressive Cats, Cats Who Bury Their Food, and More

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Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Mikel Delgado” segment. Once a month, we’ll post a reminder for you to post your questions for Mikel. She’ll answer as many of them as she can each time, and I’ll publish her answers in a subsequent post.

Mikel 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, and remote consultations around the world. She obtained her PhD in Psychology at UC Berkeley, where she studied animal behavior and human-pet relationships. Mikel is co-author of Jackson Galaxy’s forthcoming book, Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat. Continue reading…

Willow Tree Cat Figurines Touch the Heart

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I’ve always loved Susan Lordi’s Willow Tree collection. IThe “With Affection” angel, a small statuette hugging a cat, has been on my meditation altar for many years. These small figurines have no recognizable faces, and yet, they convey deep emotion beautifully. “Willow Tree is not necessarily a likeness; it’s a reminder of someone we want to keep close, or a memory that we want to touch,” writes Susan Lordi on the official Willow Tree website. “I hope that people recognize subtle expressions or gestures of those they love, and select pieces that are uniquely meaningful for them.”

There are three figurines in the current Willow Tree line up that feature cats, and today, I’d like to share them with you. Continue reading…

Is It Okay to Feed Your Cat Table Scraps?

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Pet food manufacturers would like you to believe that the only food your cat should ever eat is a “balanced” food coming out of a bag or can. These commercial, often highly processed, foods are labeled as “100% complete,” and pet guardians are cautioned against feeding table scraps.

However, if you’re eating a reasonably healthy diet of lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables, an occasional table scrap for your cat is not going to be a problem and may actually enhance her nutrition. Continue reading…

Conscious Cat Sunday: Are You Too Set in Your Ways?

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One of the reasons I love cats so much is that they’re creatures of routine. I love my daily rituals, from that first cup of coffee while I sit on my loveseat and contemplate the world outside my window to tucking myself into bed with my girls at night. But I’ve come to realize that there’s a fine line between enjoying routine, and being set in your ways.

By definition, a routine  is something that we do regularly, without thinking much about it. Once established, routines become a consistent part of our lives. Positive routines include meditation, exercise, eating regular healthy meals, spending time with family and friends, and doing things we love. Because routines don’t require us to constantly make new decisions, they help us live a more relaxed life. And when we’re more relaxed, there’s more balance in our lives, and more time to focus on the things that really matter. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Cats and Coffee Make a Purrfect Combination

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If there’s a better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a cat or two purring away in your lap, I don’t know what that would be. So what if you end up with a little cat hair in your coffee! The Animal Rescue Site compiled some adorable images of “kitty coffee” – enjoy! And no, coffee is not good for cats. A few licks probably won’t hurt, and most cats won’t like the taste of coffee anyway, but if your cat ingests large amounts of coffee, especially coffee grounds, a trip to the veterinarian or your nearest emergency clinic is in order, because large doses of caffeine can cause serious heart problems.

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

Cat Advent Calendars

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I love advent calendars. They take me back to a time when I couldn’t wait for Christmas to get here, rather than feeling like the holiday season goes by much too fast. I always had an advent calendar as a child, and my parents went far beyond the store-bought calendars that contain a piece of chocolate behind each window. One year, they built a little house made out of match boxes that were like little drawers. Each “drawer” contained a small gift. Another year, my mom sewed a felt Christmas tree with little pockets that contained a gift for each day. I still love the ritual of opening a little window each day, and of course, cat advent calendars make that ritual even more fun. Continue reading…

Don’t Believe These 6 Common Myths About Cats

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Cats don’t have nine lives, and they don’t suck the breath out of babies. While it’s pretty obvious to most rational human being that these two myths are not true, there are many other tall tales about cats that are completely false. Perhaps this is because cats, despite having lived with humans for thousands of years, still remain a mystery even to those of us who know and love them.

Some myths and misconceptions are simply silly, but many myths can be dangerous and may actually harm cats. The following six are some of the most common myths about cats that are not true. Continue reading…

Stop Cat Litter Smell with Litter Genie and Win Prizes for You and Your Favorite Shelter

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The folks at Litter Genie launched a new fun and interactive website, StopCatLitterSmell.com with games, prizes, cat tips and more on October 29, which was National Cat Day. This annual official holiday is designed to commemorate all the many cats that need a home, to encourage cat adoption, and to celebrate our love for kitties of all kinds. Continue reading…

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