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Mews and Nips: Why Cats Knead You With Their Paws

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Having a cat knead you with their paws, also known as “making biscuits,” is one of the sweetest feelings in the world. Science Alert explored this topic earlier this week, and came up with a number of theories as to why cats do this. Regardless of what the real reason is, no matter how many times Allegra and Ruby do this, it melts my heart every time. Visit Science Alert to read the full article.

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Mews and Nips: Kitten Who Made Surprise Appearance at Baseball Game is Safe

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The little kitten who made a surprise appearance at a Major League Baseball game in St. Louis last week has been caught and is safe. The tiny kitten eluded attempts to catch him after interrupting the game. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach set out traps in the area where the kitten was last seen and managed to catch the 12-week-old kitten, which was given the name “Rally Cat” because the Cardinals won the game and fans attributed it to the good luck the kitten brought the team. Visit Love Meow for more about this story along with some wonderful photos of Rally Cat.

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Giveaway: Happy Cat Handbag from Triple T Studios

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Our friends at Triple T Studios find the best handbags, and their new Happy Cat Handbag is another winner! This super cute whimsical bag with a crossbody strap features one inside zip pocket, two additional inside pockets and a cell phone pocket. It measures H 7.5″ x W 4.25″ x L 9″ with a handle drop of 3.5″ and a strap drop of 25″. It has a zip closure, silver-tone hardware and coordinating lining, and features Triple T Studio’s patent-pending cat paw protective feet.Continue Reading

AAFP Launches The Cat Community Website

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners recently launched its new website The Cat Community. The site’s aim is to provide the information cat caregivers need to be the best cat parent they can be. Powered by a group of passionate feline veterinarians, CatFriendly.com provides cat guardians with reliable educational information about their cat’s natural, but sometimes mysterious behaviors; the importance of routine veterinary care; feline diseases; tips on how to be a great cat friendly caregiver, and much much more.Continue Reading

What Every Cat Parent Should Know Before Euthanasia

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Making a decision about whether or when the time is right for euthanasia is one of the hardest things cat parents will ever go through. I’ve previously written about what can help a cat guardian make this difficult decision. But even once you’ve made the decision for your beloved cat, there are some things you should know that will help make yours and your cat’s final journey as smooth as something so difficult can possibly be.Continue Reading