Month: December 2018

The Night Before Catmas 2018

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Clement Clarke Moore’s poem The Night Before Christmas has long been a favorite of mine. There are a number of cat versions of the poem out there, but none better than the one dictated to Harry Shubin by the Ghost of Catmas Future on a dark winter night.Continue Reading

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Don’t Let Holiday Stress Affect Your Cats

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The holidays are meant to be a joyful time, but for many of us, they’ve turned into a stressful race to an imaginary finish line. Between parties, baking, shopping, and entertaining, there always seems to be one more thing that needs to get done. And all of this holiday stress affects our cats, too.

Cats are creatures of habit and don’t like to have their routines disrupted. They also pick up on our stress, and your stress can actually make your cat sick. I highly recommend managing your own stress during the holidays and take some time to enjoy the season rather than constantly rushing through the days – your cats will thank you for it.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Cat Won’t Come Out of Hiding, Cat Frightened of His Human, Cat Avoids Carpet, and More

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Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household.Continue Reading

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Stocking Stuffers for Cat Lovers and Cats

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How is your holiday shopping coming along? If you still need gift ideas, check out our Holiday Gift Guide. USPS’s First Class and Priority Mail shipping deadline for items to arrive on time for Christmas is December 20, so most vendors will still be able to get your gifts to you or the intended recipient in time for the holiday. If you need some last minute idea for small stocking stuffers, may I suggest the following:Continue Reading

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Keep Your Cats Safe this Winter

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Guest post by Beverly Matoney

Colder temperatures bring challenges to both outdoor and indoor/outdoor cats. From toxic chemicals and frostbite to holiday décor and parties, winter comes with its own set of potential calamities for your feline family members.Continue Reading

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Christmas Cat Books for Your Holiday Reading List

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For my entire life, books have been an integral part of my Christmas traditions and memories. Even before I could read, Santa would always leave a book or two under the tree for me, and I have beautiful memories of sitting in my mom or dad’s lap as they read the books to me. Later memories find me curled up by the tree with my new books. To this day, one of the things I do every Christmas is to treat myself to a special book to enjoy sitting by the tree.Continue Reading

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Six Ways to Care for Yourself When You’re Grieving the Loss of a Cat

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Guest post by Sarah Chauncey

As painful as it is, grief is a universal human experience. There isn’t a person on the planet who has not, or will not, experience the loss of a beloved family member. Our culture ranks humans above animals, and therefore, grieving the loss of an animal friend is often not recognized for the painful experience it is. This disenfranchisement can leave people feeling isolated and misunderstood—which compounds the grief.Continue Reading

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The Purrfect Gift for Cat Lovers: Personalized Autographed Books

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Personalized and autographed books make wonderful holiday gifts, and I’d be happy to gift wrap and ship directly to the recipient for you. To order personalized, autographed copies of my books, please contact me via email. Of course, all of my books are also available on Amazon for easy ordering.Continue Reading

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How the Assisi Loop Helps Pumpkin with Lymphoma and Kidney Disease

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We’ve featured numerous stories of how the Assisi Loop has helped cats with multiple condition. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Pumpkin, who has shown remarkable improvement after her human Jackie won a Loop in one of our giveaways.Continue Reading

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Review: Dean Russo: A Retrospective

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Gorgeous. Stunning. Vibrant. Those are just some of the words that come to mind while browsing through Dean Russo: A Retrospective. Brooklyn based Russo is one of the biggest names in the pop art work. He is known for his soulful animal portraits inspired by his love for dogs, but there are plenty of stunning cat portraits in this book.Continue Reading

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Freddie Mercury Was the Ultimate Cat Guy

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I confess, ever since seeing Bohemian Rhapsody (three times!), I’ve become obsessed with Freddie Mercury. The movie was everything I had hoped for and then some. I loved everything about it: the wonderful portrayal of Freddie Mercury, even if it strayed quite a bit from the truth for dramatic effect, the perfect casting and phenomenal acting, and of course, the music. And I loved how the cats were represented in the movie. I knew Freddie Mercury was a cat lover, but I had no idea just how much he loved cats. Continue Reading

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