Month: December 2020

2020 Cat Product of the Year

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On Monday, I featured my choices for the 10 best cat products of 2020. It can be challenging to pick just one product out of the dozens I receive for review every year. This year’s choice was an unexpected surprise even for me! So, without further ado, my choice for Best Cat Product of 2020 is:Continue Reading

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The Night Before Christmas, Feline Style

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I’ve always loved Clement Clarke Moore’s poem The Night Before Christmas. Over the years, there have been many 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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David Teie’s Music for Cats: Music Developed for Feline Ears

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David Teie is a cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra and a composer who lives in Washington, DC. Music for Cats was born out of Teie’s scientific theory on the fundamental nature of music appreciation. He contends that every species has an intuitive biological response to sounds based on their brain development and vocalizations.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: French Philanthropist Leaves Money to Hermitage Museum Cats

A French philanthropist has left a sum of money to some unusual beneficiaries in his will — the 50 cats living in the basement of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The museum houses 3 million works of art and artifacts and has been a home to cats since the 18th century. According to the museum, the cats are taken care of by volunteers and museum staff, and supported by donations. For more about the museum cats, visit CNN.com.

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

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Kool Kats Ironing Board Cover

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In my ongoing quest to spruce up my home with small things that make me happy, I found this adorable ironing board cover. Even though I don’t iron a whole lot, I do use my ironing board frequently on laundry day to dry items that need to lay flat – and now that I have this super cute cover, even laundry chores bring a smile.Continue Reading

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Tortie Tea Towel

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I periodically search for “tortoiseshell cat” on Etsy, and look what I found! These beautiful cotton tea towels feature 10 super cute torties handpainted by the artist.Continue Reading

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Holiday Safety Tips for Cats

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A little common sense goes a long way toward keeping cats safe during the holidays, but some holiday hazards take even the most seasoned cat parent by surprise. I thought it couldn’t hurt to review safety measures to protect your cats from harm so everyone can have a safe and happy holiday season.Continue Reading

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DIY Cat Ornament

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I received a lovely surprise in the mail the other day: one of these lovely DIY Cat Ornaments from The 5050 Company. The artist behind this company is Matt Glick, husband of Jen Glick aka Volana Kote, the creator of the beautiful whisker jewelry you’ve seen featured here on The Conscious Cat.Continue Reading

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Review: AUVON Weekly Pill Organizer

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Between my own supplements and Allegra’s, my kitchen counter sometimes looks like a vitamin store, so when the folks at AUVON asked me to review their pill organizer, I was happy to do so. Continue Reading

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Coping with Pet Loss and Grief During the Holidays