Giveaway: Win 20 Pounds of Darwin’s Raw Cat Food for Your Cat and for Your Favorite Rescue or Shelter


This giveaway is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Products*

Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. For the past five years, I’ve been feeding Darwin’s, and it has become a perennial favorite.Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: The Vet Visit

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I am so grateful to have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections to look back on, even though of course, eight years isn’t nearly enough. 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.Continue Reading

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Sunday Quotes: Discomfort


Feeling discomfort is part of life. Sometimes, you’re just going to feel out of sorts, weighed down, or just physically or emotionally “off.” Our inclination usually is to try anything and everything to get rid of discomfort. We either try to avoid uncomfortable situation, or we use food, drinks or medication to get rid of it.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: The Wonderful Relationship Between Istanbul and its Cats

Cats have been a part of Istanbul’s history for thousands of years. They are given almost complete free reign in this city of 15 million humans. They go wherever they want, flopping down in the middle of sidewalks and plazas where people have learned to simply step around them. They’re allowed inside buildings, even cafés and restaurants, where they often occupy chairs. In stores, the unwritten rule is that you never disturb a cat, even if it’s sitting on the merchandise. For a wonderful article that takes a closer look at the unique relationship between the human and feline inhabitants of this magical city, visit LGBTQ Nation.

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Love Saves the Day

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I don’t often re-read books, but there are a few cat books that have left such an impression on me, I periodically re-read them. I recently picked up Gwen Coopers’ Love Saves the Day, and I thought it was time to share it with you again. This is one of a handful of special books that don’t come along very often.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Win an Assisi Loop for Your Cat – 2 Winners!


This giveaway is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Since cats are so good at hiding pain, it can be difficult for even the most dedicated cat parent to recognize. By the time pain become obvious, chronic pain may have already had a considerable impact on the cat’s quality of life. While there are conventional pain medications that can help control feline pain, most come with considerable risk and negative side effects. The Assisi Loop provides safe and effective pain relief without adverse effects.

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