Stretch. Run Around. Repeat: How a Writer’s Cat Takes Care of Her Human


Guest post by Clea Simon
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Stretch. Run around. Repeat.

Conscious Cat readers will undoubtedly recognize a pattern here. You could call it a cat’s morning regimen. But as we enter the darkest days of winter – as well as the second year of a pandemic that has us more shut in than ever before – I’m trying to make this my routine as well.Continue Reading

Review: No Matter What: Caring for Critters Through Hell or High Water


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No Matter What is the fourth installment in Kelly Meister Yetter’s series of memoirs about her life with an assortment of critters, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, donkeys and ducks.

The author spent much of her life in darkness following childhood abuse, and the resulting depression led her to often isolate herself from other humans. Animals turned out to be her salvation: spending time around animals, and helping them, contributed to the healing of old childhood wounds.Continue Reading

2020 Cat Book of the Year


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Last week, I shared my list of my top 5 cat books. Usually, I have a hard time choosing just one book as book of the year, but this year the choice was easy: P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna, the first ever gift book for people who are grieving the loss of a cat, is such a unique and special book, and offers so much in such a seemingly small package, there was no question in my mind that this would be my pick for Book of the Year.Continue Reading

Review: Paws for the Good Stuff: A Cat Lover’s Journal for Creating a Purrfectly Pawsitive Life


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I’m a big believer in the benefits of journaling, especially when it comes to keeping a gratitude journal. It’s harder than ever in today’s world to maintain a positive attitude, and a gratitude practice helps you focus on all that’s good in your life. Paws for the Good Stuff: A Cat Lover’s Journal for Creating a Purrfectly Pawsitive Life offers daily and monthly journaling prompts to help you create a sustainable gratitude practice, inspired by cats.Continue Reading