Mews and Nips: A History of the Mysterious Lives of White House Cats

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While cat lovers wait with mouse-baited breath to find out whether President and First Lady Biden will adopt a cat to join Champ and Major as First Pets, the Washington Post ran a fun piece this week looking back at the long history of cats in the White House. From Abraham Lincoln’s cats to Socks Clinton, cats from both parties have inhabited the White House for centuries. The article shares wonderful photos and anecdotes, including the time when Mysty Malarky Ying Yang Carter made a grand entrance at a state dinner. Click here to read Who scoops the litter box? Answers to the mysterious lives of White House cats.

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Review: The Spirit of Animal Healing

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Dr. Marty Goldstein is a holistic veterinarian who has spent 45 years in general practice and who is one of the leading voices in integrative veterinary medicine. In The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-being, Dr. Goldstein provides readers with comprehensive information to keep their pets healthy and prevent disease instead of just treating them when they get sick. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Zoom is So Much Better with Cats

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Cats have been crashing Zoom meetings since the beginning of the pandemic (and probably long before then, we just didn’t all Zoom as much as we do now.) Earlier this week, feline Zoom participation rose to a whole new level when an attorney accidentally signed on to a virtual court proceeding with a cat filter, and then couldn’t figure out how to remove it. “I am not a cat,” he insisted as he frantically tried to remove the filter. If you haven’t already seen the video that went viral almost immediately, click here to watch it.

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