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Conscious Cat Sunday: Mewsings in Purple


Even ten days later, I still find it hard to accept that Prince is really gone. I never owned any of his albums, and I wasn’t even that big a fan, but his death is hitting me hard. I don’t think I realized until all the tributes started pouring in just how much his songs were part of the soundtrack of my life. Today, I’m going to take a little break from our usual more cat-centric Sunday fare to pay tribute to this amazing artist.Continue Reading

Interview With Jenny Dean of


A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by Jenny Dean, the founder and publisher of Inspired by her childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, Jenny created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world. The site also offers general cat health care and well being tips, interviews and more. I’ve been following Floppycats for a number of years, and was delighted when Jenny asked to interview me.Continue Reading

Katzenzungen: A Unique Candy for Cat Lovers


Katzenzungen is the German word for “cat’s tongues.” I hadn’t thought about this candy in decades, and then a couple of weeks ago, I saw a post on Catsparella titled “Cat Got Your Katzenzungen Cat Tongue Chocolates?” I was instantly transported back to my childhood in Germany.

As a child, this was my favorite candy, and it wasn’t because of what it tasted like. The candy itself is really not all that exciting: it’s just really good German milk chocolate, in the shape of a cat’s tongue – well, sort of shaped like a cat’s tongue, anyway. No, it was the box that it came in that I loved, and as a childContinue Reading