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Mews and Nips: Behold the World’s Tallest Cat Tree


Our friends at Pet Tree Houses just set a Guinness World Record for building the world’s tallest cat tree. The tree measures 16’ 10” to the highest platform and over 20’ tall including the leaves! Pet Tree Houses was commissioned by a family in West Linn, Oregon to design a tree for their four rescue cats to safely climb and descend their two story catmosphere. Ruby and Allegra love our Seedling Tree House from Pet Tree Houses, but I suspect that Ruby will start campaigning for a catmosphere to be added to our house…

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Mews and Nips: Domestic Cats are Better Hunters than Tigers

Those of us who shares our lives with cats don’t doubt that our cats are fierce hunters, even if they only exercise their natural hunting instinct by pouncing on their toys. The Daily Mail reports that a recent study by the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, showed that domestic cats crouch and hunt exactly like their wild cousins. The researchers followed  100 cats fitted with GPS collars. They found that domestic cats may be more powerful hunters since their increased flexibility makes them better athletes in some ways. For more on the study, and some wonderful photos and video, visit

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Conscious Cat Sunday: Overcoming Obstacles, Lil BUB Style


Every life will have its share of obstacles. Rich or poor, young or old, regardless of social standing or education, everyone struggles in one way or another. We have no control over what life throws at us – but we can control how we overcome these obstacles. And when it comes to overcoming obstacles, Lil BUB is not only the most amazing cat on the planet, she’s also one of the most inspirational beings. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with Lil BUB’s “Dude” – Part Three: BUB’s Challenges, and What Comes Next


If you missed Parts One and Two our our exclusive interview with Lil BUB’s “Dude,” Mike Bridavsky, click the links to catch up:

Part One: How It All Began

Part Two: BUB and Her Adoring Public

I’d like to talk a little about Bub’s physical issues. BUB’s osteopetrosis, also known as marble bone disease, is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which bones harden. What types of treatment is Bub receiving?

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Mews and Nips: 18-Year-Old Cat Adopted from Shelter


Bandit, an 18-year-old Tonkinese, was surrendered to the Stafford County Animal Shelter in Virginia after his owner could no longer care for him. The sweet old cat was having a hard time at the shelter, still looking for his owner. Thankfully, he was adopted and is adjusting well in his new home. “He’s a sweetheart,” posted his new human, in a comment on the Stafford County Animal Shelter’s Facebook post about Bandit.

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Mews and Nips: Netflix Releases Trailer for Cat People


Last week, Netflix gave us a first look at the new documentary series Cat People, which will premiere on July 7. According to the description, “Cat People explores our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some the most remarkable, and surprising cat people in the world, defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a cat person while revealing the fundamental truths of what it means to have deep bonds with these fiercely independent, mysterious creatures.” We were delighted to recognize our friend Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats in the trailer!Continue Reading

Yochabel’s Wisdom: Coping with Cancer


Guest post by Casey Hersch

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Casey Hersch. Casey discusses the many lessons she learned about caring for Yochabel during her illness, including her quest to stop Yochabel’s cancer from growing/spreading, barriers present with senior cats, variations in diet including supplements and herbs, and how to focus on the individual cat’s needs. Yochabel was not only Casey’s feline companion. She left Casey with ways to cope with her own illness, and with a greater sense of acceptance and gratitude.Continue Reading