Month: October 2015

Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet and Other Catastrophes Book Review


You’ve come to know and love Simon’s Cat from his YouTube videos. It all started with Cat Man Do, featuring black and white pencil drawings of a cat trying to wake his guardian, which has garnered more than 55 million views since it was posted eight years ago. Since then, Simon’s Cat has become an empire, featuring more videos, books, and merchandise ranging from t-shirts to cat beds to fine art prints.

Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet and Other Catastrophes is the newest book in Simon Tofield’s series based on his YouTube cartoon character.Continue Reading

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Halo, Purely for Pets Recalls Spot’s Stew Wholesome Turkey Recipe Sensitive Formula for Cats


Halo, Purely for Pets® has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of its Spot’s Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey kibble with a Best By date of 09/04/2016 due to reports of mold. No other Halo products are affected.Continue Reading

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Review: All Purr Puss Cat Bed


This post is sponsored by MarvelousMelissa

Ruby is always up for reviewing a new cat bed, and while Allegra usually doesn’t really care for beds, she, too, got in on the act for the super cozy All Purr Puss Cat Bed from Marvelous Melissa. These beautiful handmade beds are created from wool sweater scraps, upholstery fabric remnants, chenille, and microfiber.

The beds come in oval and round shapes. Continue Reading

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Share Your Adoption Story for a Chance to Help Your Favorite Shelter Win up to $100,000 in Grant Money


Did you adopt your cat from a shelter or rescue organization? Sharing your adoption story could help that shelter or rescue win up to $100,000 in grant money! Sponsored by the Petco Foundation and Halo, Purely for Pets, the Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign wants to make holiday wishes true for the organization you adopted your feline family member from.Continue Reading

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Review: The Old Man and the Cat


The Old Man and The Cat: A Love Story is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, a retired Professor of Psychology, became a cat guardian even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind. He discovers a homeless cat sitting outside his bedroom window one cold winter morning. He starts out leaving food for her. When he finds her sleeping in a basket that holds gardening supplies in his shed, he lines the basket with a warm blanket.Continue Reading

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Review: DooKashi Pet Odor Eliminator Litter Additive


When it comes to litter boxes, the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” most definitely applies. A dirty litter box is a common reason why cats will eliminate outside the box – and can you blame them? How would you like to use a toilet that hasn’t been flushed in days?

I am meticulous about scooping our litter boxes. Since I work from home, I usually scoop as soon as Ruby or Allegra have deposited something in the box, so litter box odors aren’t much of an issue at our house. But even if you’re not home all day, at a minimum, the litter box should be scooped twice a day.Continue Reading

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A Gift from Bob by James Bowen – Book Review


I love stories about cats who changed their humans’ lives, and few cats have made as significant a difference in someone’s life as Bob, the orange street cat who James Bowen found outside his apartment building when he was a recovering drug addict who was trying to get his life together after being homeless. Since the publication of Bowen’s first book, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life in 2012, the book has become a bestseller in more than 25 countries around the world. The sequel, The World According to Bob, also became an instant bestseller.

Now, in his latest book, A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas, James Bowen shares the story of how Bob helped him rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Continue Reading

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Arden Moore Launches Pet First Aid 4 U


Would you know what to do if your pet had a medical emergency? Administering first aid until you can get your pet to a veterinarian can save your pet’s life. Most of us have some basic knowledge of first aid for humans – but would you know what to do for your pet?

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, one out of four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.Continue Reading

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Does Your Cat Need a Veterinary Specialist?


Your cat’s veterinarian is the equivalent of your family doctor: he or she is your partner in keeping your feline family members healthy and happy. Regular annual or bi-annual veterinary exams are critical. By the time a cat shows symptoms, the disease may already be in the advanced stages, requiring more extensive, and expensive, care.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Knitting Kittens – A Knitting Club for Cat Lovers


The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, a UK charity that cares for cats and dogs until they can be placed in loving forever homes, has launched what is most likely the world’s first interspecies knitting club. Knitting Kittens lovers invites cat lovers to create donations for the centers’ cats, including knitted mice, blankets, and toys, or they can knit items for their own pets using the shelters’ resident cats as inspiration. What fun to knit in the company of cats – and I bet the cats have a lot of fun, too. For more information about Knitting Kittens, visit the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home website.

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Review: Love, Alba by Sophy Burnham


I confess I do enjoy reading contemporary romance novels, and when the book features a cat, so much the better! Sophy Burnham’s Love, Alba will satisfy readers of both cat book and romance genres. The book has it all: love, romance, adventure, and three delightful feline characters. Continue Reading

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