Feline Lifestyle

Cat Camp NYC 2019: A Celebration of Cats and the People Who Love Them

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The third annual Cat Camp NYC took place at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City this past weekend. The event brought together cat lovers from all over the world for a weekend of fun, learning, and inspiration. The focus of Cat Camp is, and always has been, on empowering attendees to  realize how powerful each individual is when it comes to improving cats’ lives – whether it’s their own cats, cats in their community, and cats in general. And it’s so much fun!Continue Reading

The Birchmere Cats: A Model for a Successful Community Cat Program

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The Birchmere is a legendary music venue in Alexandria, VA, just outside the nation’s capital. It first opened in 1966, and has since then launched the careers of such musical luminaries as  Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and k.d. Lang – and these are just a few of the artists counted as good friends of the Birchmere.Continue Reading

Choosing T-Bone

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Guest post by Lucy Burdette
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I’ve had a cat in my life ever since the year I turned 13. I wanted two things for my birthday that year–Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees, and a kitten. My mother was wise enough to agree to the kitten. It was January, though, and not the kitten season. She found one who’d been returned to the pound by his adoptive family. We called him Tigger, and I still have the receipt stamped “No Refund.”Continue Reading

What We Know About the Cats Movie So Far

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December 20, 2019: mark your calendars! That’s the day the movie Cats will premiere in theaters.

The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on T.S. Eliot’s poems opened in London in 1981. It became the fourth longest running show on Broadway, originally running at the Winter Garden Theatre from 1982 to 2000. It was revived in 2016. And this December, it will be a movie.Continue Reading

Special Needs Cats and Catios

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Sponsored guest post by Cynthia Chomos, Catio Spaces
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Every cat is special. Some are extra special. Cats born with chronic physical or medical conditions, or who encounter challenges in their lifetime through disease, lost limbs, deafness or blindness, are considered special needs cats.

While it can take longer for shelters to find them a forever home, many big-hearted cat lovers are adopting these special cats or helping through donations and sponsorship programs. At their core, cats with challenges have the same instincts and basic needs as any cat. Many are unaware of their disability and have the resiliency to live purrfectly normal lives.Continue Reading

Meet the Cats of Bohemian Rhapsody

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I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody on opening day in November, and have seen it a few more times since then. I loved everything about the movie: the wonderful portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the perfect casting and phenomenal acting, and of course, the music. The movie had me spellbound and that’s something that rarely happens for me. And then there were the cats!Continue Reading

What Does Responsible Cat Care Mean?

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Adopting a cat is a lifetime commitment. When you bring a cat into your family, you also accept responsibility to care for her health and well-being throughout her lifetime. This level of commitment should be obvious to cat guardians, but sadly, the number of cats being returned to shelters for health or behavior issues indicates that it is not.Continue Reading

The Camp Fire Victims Still Need Your Help

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The incomprehensible devastation left behind by the Camp Fire in Northern California has vanished from the news. As is always the case with disasters, the news cycle moves on, and while there is always an initial outpouring of support, after a few weeks, most people forget. And yet, the victims of the fire will need help for a very long time.Continue Reading

Cat Camp NYC: A Celebration of Our Love for Cats

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Of all the cat events I attend each year, Cat Camp NYC is one of my favorites. A weekend packed with educational lectures, round table discussions, lots of vendors offering fantastic cat-themed products and best of all, thousands of cat lovers who are not only there to celebrate their love for cats, but genuinely care about making all cats’ lives better – this is where loving cats intersects with advocating for cats, and it doesn’t get any better than that!Continue Reading