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Mews and Nips: “Unexpected Item in The Bagging Area”

Pumpkin, an orange and white cat who lives near a Tesco supermarket in Norwich, UK, became an “unexpected item in the bagging area.” The cat was a regular for well over a year before the shop tried to ban the kitty. A spokesperson for the store told the BBC that it was not really possible for a store to ban a cat and admitted Pumpkin would probably continue his visits. For more about Pumpkin, visit BBC.com.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Castle Cat Bed from Aqua Terra Pet Decor, on Wednesday, I shared a memory of Ruby, and on Friday, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win an adorable cat night light from Triple T Studios!Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Cats in Movies

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Long before cats took over the internet, filmmakers were were aware of the appeal of felines on screen. BBC Culture recently rounded up some of the most famous movie cats in a piece titled “Why cats are really man’s best friend – in film, at least.” From the Godfather’s Don Vito Corleone stroking a tabby cat on his lap to Jonesy, Ellen Ripley’s cat in Alien, cats have long been part of many successful movies. Visit BBC.com for a delightful article about the history of cats in movies.

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10 Best Cat Products of 2019

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I see a lot of new products each year, and I try to share as many of the good ones with you as I can. And of course, Allegra and Ruby have been busy helping me review many of them for you throughout the year. With so many products, it’s really hard to choose only 10 favorites, but with the help of my two product testers, we’ve come up with our list of the 10 best for this year, listed in no particular order.Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to The Conscious Cat 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – your one stop shopping solution for all the cats and cat lovers on your holiday gift list! This year’s guide features only the best products for cats and cat lovers on the market. And even better: many of the companies featured are offering exclusive discounts to Conscious Cat readers!

You’ll find gifts ranging from cat furniture to toys to art to products for your home as well as some gift ideas you may not have thought of. I can guarantee you that you’ll find something to delight every kitty and every cat lover in your life. And by buying these products, you’ll not only get some really wonderful gifts, you’ll also support small businesses, many of them run out of the owners’ homes.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: A Street Cat Named Bob Sequel to Start Filming Later This Year

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If you’re like me and can’t get enough of James Bowen and his street cat named Bob, I have some exciting news for you: A Gift From Bob, the sequel to the 2016 movie A Street Cat Named Bob, will start filming later this year. Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the film will likely be released toward the end of 2020. I has not been announced whether Luke Treadaway (shown in the background of the above photo) will resume the role of James Bowen. For more about the sequel, visit Film Stories.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Cat Burglar Held for Fur-ther Questioning

A tuxedo cat named Bones got in trouble with the law in Collier County, Florida. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious incident that was possibly a burglary in progress. When they arrived at the residence, they discovered that the cat was responsible for the strange noises coming from the house. The cat burglar was quickly detained and turned over to Collier County Animal Services for safe keeping. For more on the attempted feline heist, visit the Naples Daily News.

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Sneezing Caused Cat to Attack, Cats Meowing For Hours Before Feeding Time, Flea Control for Feral Cats

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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