celebrity cats

Katherine Heigl: Actress, Philanthropist and Cat Lover

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I’ve been a fan of Katherine Heigl since her Grey’s Anatomy days (anyone else still miss Izzy?), but I didn’t really know all that much about her. I was delighted to find out that she’s a huge animal lover. She lives in Utah with her husband, two daughters, four dogs and five cats.

Heigl recently partnered with Cat’s Pride for a national media campaign. While the campaign is obviously designed to sell litter, it also aims to promote animal welfare. Cat’s Pride will donate a portion of every Fresh & Light Ultimate Care purchase to support the work of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.Continue Reading

How Cats Change Your World: Five People Whose Lives Have Been Transformed by Their Cats

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Guest post by Loren Brutsch

Small and fluffy or big and trim, it doesn’t matter. Sharing life with a cat can change a person’s life. To some that change simply means coming home to unconditional love every day, but for others it can mean fame and fortune.

We’ve selected five cat guardians who, by deciding to welcome a furry friend into their home, have experienced incredible, life changing success.Continue Reading

Pet Night on Capitol Hill: Celebrity Cats (and Dogs) Bring Politicians Together

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Even in an election year, cute pets trump political differences. This past Thursday, hundreds of Congressional staffers and a few politicians gathered in the Cannon House Caucus Room for the annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill celebration, hosted by the Animal Health Institute. Each year, the event features a celebrity cat and dog, and winners of the annual Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest are announced.

I was lucky enough to be invited to this gathering for the second year in a row, Continue Reading

Pet Night on Capitol Hill with Aragon aka Lord Tubbington

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Last Wednesday, I attended a very special event on Capitol Hill:  the 17th Annual Pet Night, sponsored by the Animal Health Institute. This year’s celebrity was none other than Aragon, the cat who plays Lord Tubbington on the hit TV show Glee.

I was looking forward to meeting this beautiful Bengal cat. This would be my first real life encounter with a celebrity cat, but I have to admit, I couldn’t decide what was more exciting: meeting Aragon or getting a press pass for an event on Capitol Hill!

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Jetset Vets: Veterinary Care at 30,000 Feet

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If you’ve ever had to travel by air with a cat, you know how stressful it can be for both cat and guardian. Now imagine that you have to travel with a sick cat.  You’ll be in the air for several hours – what if something happens to your cat? Flight attendants receive basic medical training in first aid and CPR for humans, but they’re not trained to help in case of a pet emergency. But now there’s a new option for some pet guadians to receive in flight veterinary care for their sick pets.

Dr. Cindy Bressler, a New York City based veterinarian whose clientele includes high profile actors and other celebrities, makes house calls to her clients  both in the city and in the Hamptons. Several of these clients occasionally hired her to accompany them and their pets when they had to travel on private planes. Clients have also taken advantage of this service during a move, or when a pet’s care had to be transitioned to a hospital somewhere else in the country, or the world, for that matter.

Seeing a need for this service among her clientele, Dr. Bressler started Jetset Vets,Continue Reading

Review and giveaway: Celebrity Cat Names by Christina Hamilton

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Let’s face it, we’re a celebrity obsessed culture, and that obsession extends to celebrity pets as well. If you enjoy following celebrities, and if you’ve ever wondered about famous cat lovers and their beloved cats, you’ll enjoy Celebrity Cat Names.

From the publisher:

Celebrity stories from Cleopatra to Beyoncé revealed through their cats. From the legend of Prophet Mhammed’s Muezza to the tragic story of Kim Kardashian’s Mercy; from Thomas Hardy’s Kiddleywinkempoops to Big Bang Theory Sheldon’s scientist cats. A diverse mixture of fun facts about historical and contemporary celebrities, chock full of gorgeous cat photos, quotes and tales, Celebrity Cat Names is purrfect for everyone who loves cats.Continue Reading

Gina Gershon talks about losing, and finding her cat

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Most people know Gina Gershon as a prolific movie and television actress with such movies as Bound, Face Off, and Showgirls to her credit. But since the publication of her book, In Search of Cleo, Gina has also become known as a cat person.

In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind is the story of Gina’s two-month search for her beloved cat Cleo, after her assistant lost the cat while taking her to a groomer in Los Angeles.

I had a chance to speak with Gina via telephone last week while she was on tour to promote her book in Miami.

My first question was, of course, about that two-month period in her life when Cleo was missing.Continue Reading

Special Emmy Sunday giveaway: The Tiniest Tiger tote bag

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On Wednesday, Allegra Ruby and I attended a celebrity-studded pre-Emmy Red Carpet Cat celebration coordinated by Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger, and her mom Joanne. This fantastic feline event featured hundreds of cats and humans from around the world. Okay, so it was a virtual party on Twitter, but it was still a lot of fun.

Gracey and her mom, who designed the fabulous Tiniest Tiger Tote Bag shown above, filled it with all sorts of goodies, including our beautiful Buckley’s Story bookmarks, a bottle of Spirit Essences Stress Stopper, a GraceyShaker rattle toy created by Miss Moderncat, Kate Benjamin, and products and coupons from many other sponsors. These bags were gifted to celebrities at the “real” event in Beverly Hills.

As one of the blogs participating in this Red Carpet Cat Blog Tour, we already received our tote bag, and let me tell you, it is NICE! Continue Reading

Book review: Minette’s Feast by Susanna Reich

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This seems to be the year of Julia Child and her cats. Since I didn’t grow up in the United States and didn’t watch The French Chef on tv, my introduction to Julia Child came via the 2009 movie Julia & Julia, which I absolutely adored. When I came across mention of a book about one of Julia Child’s cats, a tortoiseshell cat no less, I had to know more.

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat is a beautifully illustrated book aimed at children ages 3 and up. I must still be a child at heart, because I was utterly charmed by this book.

The story takes place in Paris, France, where Julia and her husband Paul lived in the late 1940’s. They couldn’t have children, and when Minette, their first cat, showed upContinue Reading