Mews and Nips: Ukraine’s Most Famous Cat Safe in France


For the past week, fans of Stepan, a 13-year-old black-and-brown-striped rescue cat based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, have been worried about his fate after his Instagram and TikTok accounts went quiet on March 3. This past Wednesday, nearly two weeks later, Stepan’s more than 1 million followers breathed a collective sigh of relief: he was safe and in France. For more about Stephan’s escape from Ukraine, visit the Washington Post.

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Remembering Ruby: That Time When The Girls Helped Me Prepare My Tax Return


It’s hard to believe Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease. Some days I still miss my little girl so much, it actually feels like a physical ache. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits, and I love sharing the memories with you.Continue Reading

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The images and news coming out of Ukraine are beyond distressing and heartbreaking. Anxiety, anger, helplesness, hopelessness, anger, and numbness – these are just some of the emotions we may be feeling as we follow news coverage of the war. It’s important to stay informed, but you may need to limit your news exposure to preserve your mental health, which for many of us may already be frayed after the last two years of constant stress caused by the pandemic.Continue Reading

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Pet Insurance for Cats: 5 Tips to Find the Best Plan for Your Cat

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When it comes to caring for our feline friends, most cat parents will go above and beyond to make sure their cats are well taken care of and in the best possible health. Pet insurance can ensure cats get needed medical treatments while also minimizing surprise vet bills for accidents or illnesses.

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How the Assisi Loop Helps Pele with Arthritis and an Old Injury


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Beautiful 12-year-old Pele shares her Dallas, Texas home with tortie Lulu and tabby-and-white Miss Kiki and her humans, Janine and Russell. They’ve had Pele since she was about eight weeks old. She was thrown out of a car driving down a busy street in front of the automotive shop where Russell was working back then.  He ran out in the busy traffic to rescue her before she could get hit by a car. Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?


Our pampered cats have a pretty nice life. They don’t have to worry about hunting down their next meal, they get love and affection, and they can sleep the day away. But is there such a thing as too much sleep for a cat? Inverse takes an in-depth look at how much cats sleep, why they need so much sleep, whether there is such a thing as too much sleep, and more. Visit to read the full article.

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Giveaway: Catit Stacking Tower


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Catit makes some of the nicest, longest lasting cat furniture on the market, and this stacking tower is no exception. Perfectly sized for kittens or small cats, the tower is a versatile playground to keep cats entertained.Continue Reading

Frisco Cactus Scratching Post

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Tall, sturdy, well designed scratching posts are a must have for any cat home, and if they’re also a pleasing to the human eye, so much the better.

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