Conscious Cat Sunday: Habits

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When it comes to habits, cats are probably the original creatures of routine and most don’t take kindly to having that routine disrupted. I love some of the habits I’ve created as a result of Allegra’s routine, especially first thing in the morning: waking up to her eager little face as she waits for me to get her breakfast ready, then sitting with my first cup of coffee and Allegra in my lap as I fully wake up. Continue reading…

Celebrate Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day Today

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It’s here! Today is the 2nd annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day! Arguably, for those of us who share our lives with torties, that’s every day, but today is the day to bring awareness to these beautiful, often misunderstood cats and their tortitude.

I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day last year in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. Help me turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social  networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between today! Continue reading…

Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Stole a Shrimp

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I am so grateful to have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections to look back on. We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one. It’s one of the many reasons why I encourage people to journal after they lose a cat and write down as many memories as they can. Capturing memories while they’re fresh in our minds is a precious gift to ourselves.

Today’s memory goes all the way back to 2011. Continue reading…

Giveaway: Win a Cat Canvas Storage Bin from Triple T Studios

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This giveaway is sponsored by Triple T Studios and contains affiliate links*

Like so many people, I have spent a good part of quarantine organizing and getting rid of stuff, and replacing some of my old storage containers with brighter new ones. I find that it’s easier to stay organized when you have pretty things to store your stuff in. I can think of any number of places in my home where I’m going to use this super cute storage bin from Triple T Studios. Continue reading…

Choosing the Right Toys for Your Cat

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Play is vitally important to a cat’s mental and physical health, and it’s especially important for indoor cats. Even though cats may sleep up to 16 hours a day, when they’re awake, they need stimulation, and the best way to accomplish this is with play. In the wild, when lions, tigers and other wild cats aren’t sleeping, they’re either hunting, or teaching their young to hunt. And play is nothing more than channeling your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play. Continue reading…

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