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If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat last week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we celebrated Black Cat Appreciation Day, on Tuesday, we reviewed a new line of odor eliminators, on Wednesday, we told you about Allegra and Ruby’s cable box incident, on Thursday, we provided information about the upcoming Fur Family Arts Festival, and on Friday, we reviewed Chermpf (The Cats of Nova Book 1.)

Can I have an “awww” for today’s video of a kitten drinking water for the first time? Enjoy!

In addition to sharing a video on Saturday, I also thought it would be fun to share some of our most popular Facebook posts of the week. As many of you already know, we have a highly interactive Facebook page, where we not only share our daily posts, but also post additional information on feline health and behavior, as well as lots and lots of adorable cat photos and videos.

Not surprisingly, this photo was the week’s favorite – it was viewed more than 350,000 times!

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This photo below was another popular one this week:

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And this little guy offered good advice for the weekend:

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Let me know whether you’d like to continue to see highlights from our Facebook page, and have a great weekend!

Image via American Association of Feline Practitioners

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