Mews and Nips: Army Solider Needs Help Bringing Her Kitten Home

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During a recent deployment in the Middle East, Army Sergeant Ash received difficult family news. She credits a stray kitten for comforting her through this emotionally wrenching period. The little calico was near death when Sgt. Ash rescued her. She nursed Rona, as she named the kitten, back to health. Sgt. Ash will soon return to the US, and is desperate to bring Rona with her. Guardians of Rescue are working to navigate Rona through the complicated and costly process of international pet travel. They have created a fundraiser for the pair. For more about Sgt. Ash and little Rona, visit People.com.

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Raised Water Bowl with Measurements

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I purchased this water bowl late last year, when Ruby was so sick and I was trying to figure out how to get her to drink easily. She exhibited some very odd drinking behaviors as her kidney disease got worse, and I tried anything and everything I could think of, including this bowl. Sadly, it didn’t work for her. However, Allegra really likes this bowl, and I like what it’s doing for her. Continue reading…

AAFP Launches Cat Friendly Certificate Program for Veterinary Professionals

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), the leading advocate for improving education and standards of feline care, announced the launch of the Cat Friendly Certificate Program for veterinary professionals. The program offers veterinarians and their staff an opportunity to earn a certificate demonstrating their feline knowledge, skills, and best in-clinic practices in caring for cats. Continue reading…

Sunday Quotes: A Voice for Peace

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We’ve all been stressed and anxious for a very long time, and we just made it through what was arguably one of the most exhausting weeks in US history. We’ll need to remember to be kind to each other in the coming days and weeks and months, because despite our differences, even if they seem extreme, we are all human beings. It’s time to focus on peace and healing. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Tortie Rescued from Drain Pipe

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A family on a camping trip in Washington State found a small tortie inside a drain pipe along the side of the road. They brought the emaciated cat to their RV and took her home after the weekend. A few days later, Caci the tortie gave birth to six kittens. The babies needed to be bottlefed initially, but as Caci became stronger, she was able to nurse the kittens. The kittens have already found new homes, but Caci is still waiting for her purrfect forever home. For more about this beautiful family and wonderful photos, visit LoveMeow.

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Review: Paws for the Good Stuff: A Cat Lover’s Journal for Creating a Purrfectly Pawsitive Life

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I’m a big believer in the benefits of journaling, especially when it comes to keeping a gratitude journal. It’s harder than ever in today’s world to maintain a positive attitude, and a gratitude practice helps you focus on all that’s good in your life. Paws for the Good Stuff: A Cat Lover’s Journal for Creating a Purrfectly Pawsitive Life offers daily and monthly journaling prompts to help you create a sustainable gratitude practice, inspired by cats. Continue reading…

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