Mews and Nips: Gracie the Adventure Cat


Mike Usher heard a kitten’s faint cries seemingly coming from inside a wall while taking care of his uncle’s house on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. After looking for six days, he found the kitten, cleaned her up, and fed her. Once they took a minute to look at each other, it was love at first sight. Mike loves to hike and swim, and couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Gracie behind, so he trained her to join him on his adventures. Read more about the pair on the Animal Rescue Site blog, or follow their adventures on Instagram. Continue reading…

Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Cat Traumatized by Vet Visits, Stressed Blind Cat, Food Puzzles and More


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Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Tortitude Emerges Early in Rescued Kitten


A tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was living outside until neighbors noticed she was pregnant. The night before they planned to bring her into the shelter, she delivered her four “Rosebuds” outside in some bushes. Rescued and fostered by Cindy Congdon, the little family quickly thrived under her care. A tiny tortie kitten named Frances started displaying serious baby tortitude almost immediately. “She is definitely the alpha of the litter,” Cindy told Love Meow. “At ten days old, Frances already had the resting disappointed-in-you face.” Visit LoveMeow for more about Frances and the Rosebud family, including adorable photos. Continue reading…

Win an Autographed Copy of Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words


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It’s no secret that I’m a huge Queen fan. Over the past year, I’ve read numerous biographies about Freddie Mercury and Queen, and with every one, I felt like I got to know a little bit more about this legendary performer. But no other book made me feel like I got to know the real Freddie as did Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words. Continue reading…

Participate in NomNomNow’s Microbiome Study: Get a Free Microbiome Kit


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Research in human medicine is starting to reveal that the vast ecosystem of organisms in our digestive systems, also known as the microbiome, might be the key to health and healthy aging. And thankfully, researchers are also starting to look at and understand just how much this complex system impacts the health of our companion animals. Continue reading…

Yochabel’s Wisdom: The Last Day


Guest post by Casey Hersch

This is the seventh 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 and 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…

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