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Sunday Quotes: Practice Meditation

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There is no question that meditation is good for us: it helps us handle the stress of daily life, it has numerous health benefits, and it is a wonderful way to get in touch with our true spiritual nature. In fact, there is so much evidence that meditation is good for you that it seems like meditation should be as much a part of our daily lives as breathing. Never has this been more true than right now.Continue Reading

The Purrfect Face Mask for Tortie Lovers

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Face masks will be with us for a very long time, so we might as well have some fun with them, right? Our friend Kate Benjamin at Hauspanther has been making fabric face masks for the past few months in some of the most adorable cat patterns I’ve seen anywhere. And now, she added a fabric she named “black, beige and metallic gold circles,” but as soon as I saw it, my mind said “Torties!”Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Distance

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We’ve all come to understand the importance of physical distancing to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but it occurred to me earlier this week that perhaps another form of distancing is equally important. Negativity distancing is not a term, but maybe it should be.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Friends

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Friendship is important at any time, but I’d argue that strong, solid connections with friends have never been more essential to our mental health than they are now. And yet, the pandemic can also bring new challenges for friendships.Continue Reading

Feeding Community Campus Cats During a Pandemic – Part Three: Continuing to Care for the Cats

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

Cats, including community cats, are daily reminders of the simple joy animals bring into our lives. In times of crisis, caring for our cats gives us purpose when the rest of the world is beyond our power to control. This is the final installment of my three-part series based on my experience caring for the campus cats at San Diego State University. Click here to read Part One: The Mad Dash and Part Two: Orion is Missing.Continue Reading

A Tail of Two Kitties: Contactless Cat Adoption During the Pandemic

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Guest post by Harry Shubin

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… if you are an animal rescuer. As municipal shelters closed to the public, they besieged rescues with requests to take cats. However, with adoption events suspended and PetSmart adoption centers closed, the ability for rescues to find homes for any of those animals seemed out of reach. Yet, when the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington (FFGW) put out a plea for fosters for the cats we already had at our center at PetSmart, we were flooded with offers – and ended up with more potential fosters than we had cats. Continue Reading