Mews and Nips: World’s Oldest Cat Dies Aged 31

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No matter how much time we get with our cats, it’s never long enough. 31-year-old Rubbles was with her human Michelle Heritage for more than half of Michelle’s life. Heritage credits Rubble’s long life with the fact that she never had children and treated him like he was her son. For more about Rubble, visit The Daily Mail.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue reading…

Cats Practicing Yoga Downloadable Coloring Book

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Coloring has been shown to be a major stress reliever. Studies show that the structured, rhythmic motion of coloring eases you into a meditative state, which allows you to push negative thoughts and worries out of your mind, and which induces a profound sense of relaxation. The benefits of yoga have been known to relieve stress for a very long time. We also know that simply being with a cat lowers our stress levels. So really, Cats Practicing Yoga offers you a triple dose of stress relief – and coloring is fun! Continue reading…

Review: Matabi Silvervine Chew Sticks

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Silvervine is a plant native to the mountainous regions of eastern Asia. It has been used in Asia for centuries as a preventative health aid. In Japan and China, it has also been used as a cat stimulant. Cats react to silvervine similarly to how they do to catnip, with behaviors like rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, drooling and licking. Unlike catnip, which only affects about 50% of all cats, all cats appear to react to silvervine. Effects generally last from 5-30 minutes. Continue reading…

Cat Wire Storage Basket

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Have you been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing lately? I’ve found that during these challenging times, cleaning out my closet or even just organizing one small drawer or shelf at a time has been very helpful in managing my anxiety. Sometimes, I just feel that I need to do something with my hands, and the gratification, especially for small projects, is pretty instant. Continue reading…

Happy 4th of July

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This 4th of July will be very different from previous celebrations for a lot of us. For Allegra and me, on a personal level, it will be the first 4th without Ruby. And of course, nothing else will be the same this  year, either.

If you are going to gather with family or friends, please be safe and observe physical distancing and wear a mask. If you’re going to stay home, try to find something meaningful that allows you to enjoy the holiday. Maybe there’s a special food that evokes summer for you? Maybe a favorite movie? Continue reading…

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