Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 9, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Many of us spent the past weekend worrying about friends and family in Florida as Irma unleashed her fury on the state. And most cat lovers also worried about the six-toed cats at Hemingway House on Key West. After officials ordered a full evacuation of the Florida Keys, the general manager of Hemingway House refused to leave. She felt that she had an obligation to see the house its feline residents through the storm. Thankfully, the cats and their human attendance were safe inside 18-inch thick limestone walls of the house. Read the full story in the New York Times.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we explained how your cat’s odor can be an indicator of a serious health problem, on Tuesday, we reviewed treats and supplements from iHerb, on Wednesday, we announced that our 2018 wall calendar is now available for purchase, and on Friday, we reviewed The Sunshine Cat’s Choice. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway of a case of Ziwi Lamb Recipe canned food!

Today’s video of a cat tucking herself is sure to cause at least one “awww” – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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7 Comments on Mews and Nips: The Hemingway House Cats Are Safe After Hurricane Irma

  1. Interesting Gonzales even stated that the house is NOT in a flood zone! I think more shelters/sanctuaries should try to build such strong buildings so that all our lovable babies can have the shelter they need. I’m going to work on my FL friends house so that her’s all have higher places to go when the next storm comes in. Very Very glad the Hemingway place and all souls on board fared so well! Well done Mr Hemmingway!! 😉

  2. Good to hear the Hemingway Cats and home, were saved from the storm. Praise to the staff for staying, and keeping the cats safe, and with human company.

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