The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Combining Nature and Nurture


Guest post by Casey Hersch

Imagine a place where you are surrounded by hundreds of cats of different colors, breeds, personalities, and ages. A place where they are free to roam in their natural habitat while receiving medical care, food, and an abundance of love. Now imagine all of this while you are vacationing in one of the most popular destinations in the world: Maui. Yep. This place is real. I found it while vacationing this year. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Artist’s Career Got Started by Painting Cats on Her Daughter’s Sandwich Bags


An artist who only identifies herself as Erika started decorating her daughter’s sandwich bags last year. At first, they were just doodles, eventually, she started painting full portraits, including cat portraits. Over the summer, when she didn’t have to pack lunches, she started painting on Duralar, a plastic sheet designed for art. Her paintings of The Sandwich Cats now hang in a gallery. She also does custom paintings. For more about The Sandwich Cats, visit or Instagram.

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

Review: An Excerpt from Homer’s Odyssey 10th Anniversary Scrapbook


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Gwen Cooper’s Curl Up with a Cat Tale series features humorous and heartwarming short stories about the ongoing adventures of Gwen’s feline family. I find myself falling a little bit more in love with Gwen’s cats with each story. Last month’s installment is a little different: it’s an excerpt from the new Homer’s Odyssey 10th Anniversary Scrapbook. Continue reading…

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