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Sammy Meezer Has Gone to The Bridge

Sammy Meezer Has Gone to The Bridge

One of the old-time cat bloggers, Sammy Meezer, left for The Bridge early this morning, joining Miles, Skeezix and many other blogging furrends. If you haven’t already, please drop by his blog and share a remembrance. And bring ham.

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Pixar’s New SparkShort Features Feisty Feral Feline

Pixar’s New SparkShort Features Feisty Feral Feline

Pixar just released a sweet little short about a feral cat and a junkyard dog. Pixar SparkShorts is an experimental storytelling initiative that welcomes new creative voices at Pixar Animation Studios to share their stories. Unlike the super-slick movies and shorts that the studio releases to theaters, they’re more “sketchy,” the sort of thing an […]

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Ask Max Monday: Talkin’ the Talk…

Ask Max Monday: Talkin’ the Talk…

No questions this week, but that’s all right. Buddah and I have been busy working on something, and we’re not quite done for the day. Yep, you read that right. we’re working together on something. And in spite of how it looks, we’re not just messing up the bed (though we did do that, too.) […]

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Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

In Amherst, Nova Scotia, a tabby hired as the boss of a feed store is shirking his duties in favor of snagging joy rides in customers’ vehicles. Hunter patrols the parking lot and sneaks into cars, one time ending up on Prince Edward Island in the next province. He always gets home, but looks forward […]

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Edna Packs Her Bags

Edna Packs Her Bags

A social media campaign and certification as a therapy animal weren’t enough to keep Edna in the only home she’s ever known: Station 49 in San Francisco. In a statement, the San Francisco Fire Department said that “public health and safety concerns counseled removal of the cat from the premises.” This action was taken after […]

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Ask Max Monday: Shiver Yer Timbers…It’s Nice Here!

Ask Max Monday: Shiver Yer Timbers…It’s Nice Here!

Max – we got these new floors at our house. They are NOT carpet and we slide all over the place chasing toys. The mom thinks it is funny. Is it really ok for her to laugh that hard when we can’t apply the brakes on the new floor? It might not be okay, but […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: Talkin’ the Talk…

Ask Max Monday: Talkin’ the Talk…

No questions this week, but that’s all right. Buddah and I have been busy working on something, and we’re not quite done for the day. Yep, you read that right. we’re working together on something. And in spite of how it looks, we’re not just messing up the bed (though we did do that, too.) […]

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Ask Max Monday: Shiver Yer Timbers…It’s Nice Here!

Ask Max Monday: Shiver Yer Timbers…It’s Nice Here!

Max – we got these new floors at our house. They are NOT carpet and we slide all over the place chasing toys. The mom thinks it is funny. Is it really ok for her to laugh that hard when we can’t apply the brakes on the new floor? It might not be okay, but […]

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Ask Max Monday: Sometimes ‘No’ Is The Answer, and It’s All Right

Ask Max Monday: Sometimes ‘No’ Is The Answer, and It’s All Right

Dear Max. We are having a big push here at the palace, to save the environment. Well when I say WE, I actually mean Mrs H, as she is the one that has to push the recycling bin down the palace driveway–all mile of it–and then push it back. Anyways, by changing our diets we […]

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Ask Max Monday: Gotcha

Ask Max Monday: Gotcha

Hey Max, sumtimes I haff trubble understand hyooman langwidge. Like, I try to be very polite and win I git on thare laps I present my bakside to them with my tale up so thay kan git a good sniff. And evry time thay tern me around and say, “No buttonface.” Whut’s a buttonface? I […]

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Ask Max Monday: Woof

Ask Max Monday: Woof

Max…. Our mom says we are getting new floors. In order to do that she is throwing out some stuff. Are we next???? Nah. She’s just taking the opportunity to cull the unused stuff from her belongings. People do that every now and then, and getting new floors is a good time because they have […]

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Ask Max Monday: Let’s All Vote for Nekkid Tripper!

Ask Max Monday: Let’s All Vote for Nekkid Tripper!

I know, I know…I'm late. My brain kept telling me it was Thursday and Friday all weekend, even though I also knew it was Saturday and Sunday and the Man was home last night instead of off passing gas. I'm getting old, doods. I suppose with that comes a little confusion about the calendar… * […]

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Funny Farmer Feline Interviews

Lucy and Benny Chat About the Cats

Lucy and Benny Chat About the Cats

We would like to introduce Lucy, Benny. and their siblings Sadie and Ringo from the blog About the Cats (It’s All About the Cats). Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Lucy: This is Lucy. I run this household! I’m a four-year-old orange girl. Benny: Wait! This is Benny. I will be helping […]

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Gidget Bluesky and Honey Sunshine

Gidget Bluesky and Honey Sunshine

We are pleased to have an unusual and interesting interview today with our new friend Gidget Bluesky and our old friend Honey P. Sunshine, who went to the bridge May 29, 2015. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Gidget Bluesky: My name iz Gidget Bluesky. I will be 4 years old on […]

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Cuddly Cleo

Cuddly Cleo

We were pleased to snag this interview back in January. Yes, January, then life went haywire and we’re still trying to catch up to how far behind we were at that time. If you haven’t met Cleo yet, you’re in for a treat. She might be a senior kitty, but her mind is still sharp. […]

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Emma and Buster the Posey Cat

Emma and Buster the Posey Cat

These two cats are not new to blogging. You probably already know them. We have tried for months to draw Emma into the conversation, as she’s half the blog Emma and Buster, but she appears to be shy. Buster, however, is not shy, so here is their interview. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and […]

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Hipster Kitties Charlee and Chaplin

Hipster Kitties Charlee and Chaplin

… and Dennis.  Well, sort of.  He’s an honorary Hipster Kitty. We think you will enjoy today’s interview. Many of you have already met Dennis the Vizsla and are aware the Hipster Kitties Charlee and Chaplin moved in a while back and joined Dennis’ band of assorted merrymakers. If you aren’t aware, you are in […]

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A Chat With Laila & Minchie

A Chat With Laila & Minchie

We are reprinting a Funny Farmer Friends interview with Laila and Minchie this week, remembering Minchie who has left us for The Bridge. Please join us in sending hugs to Peggy and Laila. We have known Laila and Minchie who blog at Cat-A-Holic since they started blogging and we’re pleased to have this opportunity to […]

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Read a Good Book Lately?

Here’s $5 to Buy a Couple of Books!

Here’s $5 to Buy a Couple of Books!

Amazon's running a great little purrmotion right now, and it puts $5 in your pocket for Christmas spending. Just spend $20 or more on books that are sold and shipped by Amazon, and you'll get $5 off. Enter coupon code GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Books must be shipped to the same address in a single shipment.  […]

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Attn Crazy Craft Ladies!

Attn Crazy Craft Ladies!

If you're an artsy-craftsy sort, you've got just enough time left before the holidays to craft a few Christmas and Hanukkah gifts that will make your loved ones' holidays special. If your loved ones are cat lovers, The Cat Lover's Craft Book can be your blueprint, purrviding instructions and patterns for a pawful of cat crafts, including a […]

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Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

The days are getting shorter and fireplace weather is fast approaching. Time to think about…. Christmas!  Yeah, ugh. Already? It's not even Halloween, yet! But what better time to take care of a few gifts on your Christmas list? I've got the PURRfect present for cat-loving youngsters!  It's Prancie's Prayer, a new book by Ellen Pilch (better known […]

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Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays by Britt Collins is a purrfect companion to A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life, telling the true story of a scroungy, starving stray cat who finds her way into a homeless man’s sleeping bag, and eventually (of course, you knew this was coming) his heart. The story sucks you […]

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GIVEAWAY! Makin’ Biscuits (Weird Cat Behaviors Book)

GIVEAWAY! Makin’ Biscuits (Weird Cat Behaviors Book)

Imagine getting out of the shower and wrapping your hair in a towel when a cat lands on your head. If you’re Deb Barnes, it’s the genesis of a book project on weird cat behaviors: Makin’ Biscuits. She groups common strange behaviors into chapters like “You Can Pet Me, Just Don’t Touch Me.” (If you’ve ever […]

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Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!

Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!

Ok, so there weren’t any questions for this week, so ya know what? I’m gonna engage in a little self-promotion, that’s what. A lot of you know that the Woman is a writer and she’s written a couple or six novels all on her own, and she helped me put together a few of my […]

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Cat Art and Crafts

Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

When an orangie and a house panther pair up, there's no telling what shenanigans that may result. (Queue up the Mission Impawsible music….) At the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum in Japan, a sleek black cat and his ginger buddy have been plotting daily break-ins for the past two years. And every day, a security guard puts the […]

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Get a Jump on Black Friday at These Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers

Get a Jump on Black Friday at These Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers

Black Friday is just around the corner. If you love cats but don't want to wrestle with the throngs at Walmart, how about patronizing crafters who put love and care into everything they make? To that end, we've put together some Etsy shops that cat lovers should favorite. Let's start off with Thanksgiving Cat Toys!  Stuffed with […]

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Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

If you ever spent hours of your girlhood playing with paper dolls, this art from Kitty Cat Studio might be right up your alley. Hand painted, with heat laminated decorative paper and embellishments, all of the appendages are movable, providing an endless number of configurations. Each hngs by a wire hanger on the back that is […]

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If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

Ukrainian artist Mary Derkach creates fanciful felted felines with delightfully whiskered faces. Her materials of choice are sheep’s wool and polymer clay…. and maybe a little magic!   She’s done a series she calls “spherical cats” that are little roly-poly balls. The mighty hunter…. purrhaps in purrsuit of the elusive red dot? And anyone with […]

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Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

I’ve been utterly charmed by the printmaking art of Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa at the Treasure Prizes studio in Denver. Their most recent collection is faux-vintage matchboxes featuring ne’er-do-well hooligan cats engaged in all manner of shenanigans: Each box is $20 (shipped sans matches). ABOUT THE ART Arna said: I draw in pencil and […]

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Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

It should be noted that I detest wallpaper, after I spent a summer scraping and steaming off many walls of the stuff in our house. But if I were inclined to put up some wallpaper, this is what I’d choose: CATS! (of course) Maybe in a powder room with the fourth wall painted in a […]

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The Feline Lifestyle

Fat Cat Slims With Underwater Treadmill

Fat Cat Slims With Underwater Treadmill

Do I hear a “Heck No!” from more than a few cats out there? For plus-sized cats who’d like to combine swimming fun with a treadmill workout, take a look at George the Himalayan’s solution: an underwater treadmill workout. Owner Aimee Good of Urbandale Iowa, says folks think it’s a joke, but the workout offers […]

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The Catio Project is Complete and Cats LOVE It!

The Catio Project is Complete and Cats LOVE It!

We finished work on the catio this week by installing a mezzanine shelf around the perimeter of the west and north sides: We painted it black and put a carpeted mat on the top (rubberized on the bottom, carpet on top, designed for outdoor use). It was affixed to the enclosure using zip ties and […]

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Catio 101

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Catio 101

Homer and Reno have a spankin’ new catio that wraps around an oak tree, providing opportunities to observe nature, climb trees and (mostly) nap. (Note: the stain/finish color is not the bright red that you see in these photos; it’s more of a terra cotta color.) The brothers LOVE being outside. They were as happy as […]

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Removable Wallpaper is The Cat’s Meow!

Removable Wallpaper is The Cat’s Meow!

This cute cat wallpaper is also removable, which makes it suck ever so much less than traditional wallpaper does. I’m thinking it might be a  cute way to add some purrsonality to a powder room or other small area in danger of withering away in boredom. Just peel-and-stick, easy peasy. A 39.4″X96″ roll is $105 […]

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Yard Waste Transformed into Cat Furniture

Yard Waste Transformed into Cat Furniture

I thought of Jan when I saw this. Jan tackled an arborist’s job last week, taking down some seriously huge tree branches. Mr TF has done some of that (like Jan, pruning big branches hovering over the fence onto our property) and it was a big project for him, requiring the rigging of some climbing […]

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10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!

10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!

If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite cat lover and have less than $20 to spend, run–don’t walk–to the Barruntando Shop on Etsy. Barruntando was formed by a group of women from different parts of Spain with a common hobby: ceramics. They came together to create “happy and carefree designs” handcrafted with raw materials and traditional techniques. […]

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Other Recent Posts

Frozen Fluffy Thaws in Miracle Recovery

Frozen Fluffy Thaws in Miracle Recovery

Fluffy, a long-haired tabby resident of Kalispell, Montana, survived The Big Chill last week. Her owners found her frozen and unresponsive in a snow bank on January 31st as temps approached zero. They didn’t give up, but rushed her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell. Dr. Jevon Clark said that Fluffy’s temperature was so slow […]

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First Time Ever! Geezer Cats in Cat Bowl

First Time Ever! Geezer Cats in Cat Bowl

I love Beth Stern.   Better known by some as Howard Stern’s wife, Beth is an untiring foster mother to a bunch of furry felines as well as mom to four resident cats: Bella, Yoda, Walter, and Pebble. Over the the last 5-1/2 years, they have fostered nearly 900 cats and have been active in […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside if You’re a Feral

Baby, It’s Cold Outside if You’re a Feral

Save a cat’s life today. If you have feral cats or tend a colony, and you live within the wide swath of the midwest that’s getting hit by the Polar Express, provide them with a shelter. It need not be fancy, can be created in less than an hour, and might not even require a […]

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Silicon Valley Cats Living Large in Their Own Apartment

Silicon Valley Cats Living Large in Their Own Apartment

Eat your hearts out, kittehs! The housing situation is always kinda wacky here in the SF Bay Area. With a tight (and very expensive) rental market, it can be problematic finding a place to live if you have cats. Back in the day when we were renting, we put together a renter’s resume with all […]

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Good News Tewsday

Good News Tewsday

Melissa Stanley, a Fayetteville, NC cat owner, was distraught. Her cat, Lightskin, had scrambled up a tree after a squirrel and could not return to earth. After a week, she feared for his survival, and she fretted that he might fall into the creek next to the tree. She’d done everything she could to coax […]

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Feed Shelter Animals With Your Purchase

Feed Shelter Animals With Your Purchase

If yesterday’s cat handbags weren’t your thing, how about some chic wearables from the Animal Rescue Site? Each purchase helps feed shelter animals. Most of these items come in plus sizes, a bonus if you’re a little “fluffier” than usual after the holidays! (CLICK HERE to see all of their cat-themed clothing.) Playful Cats Sweatshirt: […]

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Feed Shelter Cats When You Buy Cool Stuff

Feed Shelter Cats When You Buy Cool Stuff

Looking for a way to spend all your Christmas loot? Aside from buying your cat some silvervine toys, you might want to take a look at the merchandise offered at the Animal Rescue Site. Your purchase will help feed shelter animals, and prices are extremely reasonable. Today I’ll show you some of the cat-themed totes […]

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Get Ready to Sqwee!!!!!

Get Ready to Sqwee!!!!!

Cats in Hats are nuthin' new. But Instragram star @Rojiman has taken it to a whole new level, with photos of his Scottish Folds wearing hats crafted of their very own furs. And these are not hats you simply dash off in an evening as you finish off a Mrs Maisel binge. These are meticulously […]

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The History of the World According to Cats

The History of the World According to Cats

A just-released TED-ed animation is “The History of the World According to Cats.” If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to stoke your intellectual curiosity–or maybe just watch more cat videos on the youtoobs–here’s where you start:

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Ask Max Monday: Hork Hork Hork

Ask Max Monday: Hork Hork Hork

No worries Max, I just travelled back in time and copied the question. "Dear Max, I have just travelled back in time from Wednesday, and your post about last minute gift ideas, and have to say that you have some great ideas coming up. So definitely need to visit them and get them on your […]

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Aquaman Saves Cat From Icy Drowning (VIDEO)

Aquaman Saves Cat From Icy Drowning (VIDEO)

Hobart, Indiana's own Aquaman, Darden Schurg, saved a cat from an icy death after the moggy fell through the ice on a semi-frozen lake. The twenty-one-year-old was at his father’s home when he spotted a feral cat walking on ice-covered Lake George. Moments later, the ice gave way and the cat fell in the water. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Oops, I Did It Again…Redux

Ask Max Monday: Oops, I Did It Again…Redux

Okay. I have no idea what happened last week. I was 99% sure I’d answered questions, but to my surprise I had not. It’s not even like the Woman was out celebrating or anything and wasn’t home to turn the computer on for me. We just kinda spaced out. Chances are we got caught up […]

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