Month: April 2022

Mews and Nips: Woman Married Her Cat To Get Around Landlord’s Pet Restrictions

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A London woman recently married her cat in hopes of avoiding rental restrictions which forced her to rehome three previous pets due to landlords who rejected pets. She is facing eviction again despite previous permission from her landlord to have a cat. Anticipating yet another move, the pair got married preemptively so they could stay together regardless of any lease stipulations. “By marrying India, I need any future landlords to know that we come as a package and we cannot be separated under any circumstances as she is as important to me as my children,” Deborah Hodge told LADBible. For more about this story and wonderful photos from the wedding ceremony, visit LADBible.Continue Reading

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How to Keep Your Cat From Waking You Up

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Do your cats wake you at the crack of dawn? Are they keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep? As much as we love our feline family members, most of us would prefer to not have that love expressed by a pounce on our chest at 4am.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Your Cat’s Primordial Pouch – What Is It For?

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Did you know that all cats have a primordial pouch, even normal weight cats? You may have a different name for the soft, saggy skin underneath a cat’s belly. I’ve heard it called anything from cookie pouch to coin purse to snack pack. When I managed a veterinary practice, one of our clinic cats had a very pronounced primordial pouch, and I used to call it his bed skirt. For more about this part of your cat’s anatomy, its function, and why it’s more pronounced in some cats and not in others, visit the Chewy.com blog.

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Digital Custom Watercolor Cat Portrait

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Custom portraits are a lovely way to honor or remember a beloved cat. These digital watercolor portraits by Florida based artist Elena Fick are beautiful and inexpensive, making them a lovely gift to yourself or a friend. And Mother’s Day is right around the corner!Continue Reading

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Review: Hide & Scratch Combo Cat Lounger and Scratcher Box

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Cats love boxes. Cats need scratchers. What better way to give them both than with a product that combines both? The Hide & Scratch Combo Cat Lounger and Scratcher Box combines a sturdy cardboard box with an equally sturdy scratch pad.Continue Reading

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Moving with Cats, Part Two: Moving Day

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Moving is stressful for humans, and it’s even more stressful for cats. Cats are creatures of habit who hate having their routine disrupted, but there are things you can do to make the entire process less taxing for both cat and human.Continue Reading

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Celebrate Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day

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Written by Ingrid King

It’s here! Today is the 3rd annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day! Arguably, for those of us who share our lives with torties, that’s every day, but today is the day to bring awareness to these beautiful, often misunderstood cats and their tortitude.

I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day in 2020 in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. Help me turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social  networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between today! Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Can You Set Boundaries With Cats?

I’ve never understood complaints about a cat being too “clingy.” Ruby was my “velcro cat.” If she had had her way, she would have been glued to me 24/7 – and I treasured every moment and would give anything to have more of that. Honestly, I can’t really imagine that a cat wanting my attention would ever bother me, but there may be situations when a cat parent might need a little distance. Maybe your cat won’t leave you alone at night? Maybe he keeps interfering with your work? Inverse talked to multiple cat experts about why some cats are more clingy than others and how to set healthy boundaries and offers some great tips for different situations. Click here to read Can I get my cat to leave me alone at night?  How to set healthy boundaries.

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Love, Eat, Play, Pray: A Tribute to Dorjee Purr-ba

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I’ve never met Debra Denker in person, and yet, she’s become a dear friend over the last four plus years. And even though I never met her cats, either, I felt like I knew Dorjee, and felt Debra’s pain when she had to let him go after a brief illness last month. Continue Reading

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Frisco High Sided Litter Box

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If you’ve read us for any length of time, you know that our favorite litter box is the NVR Miss litter box.

When I adopted Ruby in 2011, I didn’t realize that I would be embarking on the search for the perfect litter box. Ruby was a vertical pee-er. I had never had one of those. My regular litter box wasn’t going to work any longer. Continue Reading

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