Feline Lifestyle

Cats Can Help Older Adults Thrive

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD 

A 101-year-old senior citizen adopts a 19-year old cat from the Catawba Humane Society in Hickory, NC. Penny’s family describes this as a match made in heaven. After losing her cat and realizing a stuffed animal is not an alternative, the North Carolina woman has found her senior soul mate in Gus. Her story is a reminder of the importance of cats in all our lives, but particularly for the elderly.Continue Reading

Halloween Costumes for Cats: Just Say No

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It happens every year around this time: every pet store you walk into has Halloween costumes for pets for sale. Your Facebook feed explodes with photos of cats and dogs in costumes. Admittedly, some of the photos are adorable. But do you really think cats, if asked, would want to dress up in anything but their own beautiful fur coats?Continue Reading

Celebrate Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day Today

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It’s here! Today is the 2nd 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 last year 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

Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day

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I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day last year in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. I’m hoping that every year on April17, the internet will be flooded with photos of torties. 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. Let’s bring awareness to these often misunderstood cats and their tortitude.Continue Reading

Gwen Cooper’s Curl Up With a Cat Tale Podcast Launches Today

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You’ve come to know and love Gwen Cooper for her New York Times bestseller Homer’s Odyssey, her Curl up with a Cat Tale series of short stories, and her many other books. And now, Gwen is launching her new podcast! If you’re a fan of Homer and his family, this is a great way to hear more purr-sonal stories from Gwen. And if you’re not already a fan, you’re sure to become one after listening to her podcast.Continue Reading