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Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Hi! Know what I’ve been doing all week? I’ll tell you. No. I’ll SHOW you. It’s been cold outside, so the Woman has turned the fireplace on for me A LOT this week. She says she thinks I sleep better when I’m in my mancat cave with the warms blowing around, so if I ask […]

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Ask Max Monday: Treat Yo’self

Ask Max Monday: Treat Yo’self

Dear Max. That festive occasion on the 25th (not Christmas, as we do not celebrate that) has come and gone, and I am a year older. I really ought to have made a new year resolution this year but can’t think of any to make besides the usual: eat more, chase mice, chase more mice, […]

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And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

Asking me what my favorite Christmas gift this year is kinda like asking me which of my cats is my favorite. ANSWER: whichever one is on my lap at the moment. And right at this moment, my favorite Christmas gift is this cat scarf. THE. SOFTEST. SCARF. EVAH!!!! I know whereof I speak. I have […]

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Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

I don’t visit the Archie McPhee website as often as I should, but it’s where I bought Skeezix’s tighty whiteys (aka squirrel underpants) so you know it’s a classy place. It’s been a while since I was over there, but I got an email from them regarding a new product, the cat head squirrel feeder. […]

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Ask Max Monday: RIDE ON, DOOD!

Ask Max Monday: RIDE ON, DOOD!

Dear Mr. Max,  My name is Max too!  My mom lady named me after you and so I have to make you proud!  Mr. Max, I am all of 3 months old and pretty tiny. I seem to drive ladies totally crazy and they just love to cuddle me. My question for you is this:  […]

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Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Is that Christmas check burning a hole in your pocket? If there’s a youngster in your house, you should buy Winter Cats, a charming new picture book authored by prolific children’s writer Janet Lawler and illustrated by Ela Smietanka. Here’s a peek: Willy is an indoor cat who’s never been outside. His family warns that […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Hi! Know what I’ve been doing all week? I’ll tell you. No. I’ll SHOW you. It’s been cold outside, so the Woman has turned the fireplace on for me A LOT this week. She says she thinks I sleep better when I’m in my mancat cave with the warms blowing around, so if I ask […]

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Ask Max Monday: Treat Yo’self

Ask Max Monday: Treat Yo’self

Dear Max. That festive occasion on the 25th (not Christmas, as we do not celebrate that) has come and gone, and I am a year older. I really ought to have made a new year resolution this year but can’t think of any to make besides the usual: eat more, chase mice, chase more mice, […]

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Ask Max Monday: RIDE ON, DOOD!

Ask Max Monday: RIDE ON, DOOD!

Dear Mr. Max,  My name is Max too!  My mom lady named me after you and so I have to make you proud!  Mr. Max, I am all of 3 months old and pretty tiny. I seem to drive ladies totally crazy and they just love to cuddle me. My question for you is this:  […]

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Ask Max Monday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Ask Max Monday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Doods! I hope you’ve had an awesome holiday season–and it’s  not over. We still have New Year’s Day, and this one will be a year filled with clarity and far vision, a good time to take stock and see what’s what. Look ahead and see the bigger picture–there’s not going to be another 2020, so […]

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Ask Max Monday: About Santa’s List…

Ask Max Monday: About Santa’s List…

You are, of course, right about life without cat hair all over being not what it’s cracked up to be. How many treats are enough? Just one more? Count out the treats and give them to the kitty one by one. When he throws up, there’s your answer. One less than that. = = = […]

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Ask Max Monday: Doods, I’m Gonna Get SOOO Rich!

Ask Max Monday: Doods, I’m Gonna Get SOOO Rich!

My question is, is there any way to make fresh laundry unattractive to cats? We had limited success using a detergent that had a really strong perfumy smell, but it was too much for me so i had to go back to the one we’d been using. Well, if you leave it in the dryer […]

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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?

Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Is that Christmas check burning a hole in your pocket? If there’s a youngster in your house, you should buy Winter Cats, a charming new picture book authored by prolific children’s writer Janet Lawler and illustrated by Ela Smietanka. Here’s a peek: Willy is an indoor cat who’s never been outside. His family warns that […]

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Cat Guys!

Cat Guys!

Photographer David Williams captures images of men who identify with cats. His project titled Men & Cats began in 2009 as a way to break the stereotype of the “crazy cat lady.” Williams photographs cat guys in their homes and on the street. The indoor scenes feature cat-related tchotchkes and art that leave little doubt […]

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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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Cat Art and Crafts

Can’t Find a Decent Cat Xmas Card? Jamie Shelman Has You Covered.

Can’t Find a Decent Cat Xmas Card? Jamie Shelman Has You Covered.

There’s still time to get some pawsome cat Christmas cards to send to your favorite fellow Cat Lady or Cat Guy. Jamie Shelman’s Dancing Cat has a bunch of ’em from which to choose. You won’t find great cards like this at your local Hallmark store! All cards are $4.95 (click image for purchase info). […]

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25 Days to Go!

25 Days to Go!

Only 24 more sleeps until it’s time to rip open all of your Christmas pressies! But before you do, how about ordering some custom ornaments for that tree you’re planning on toppling? These ornaments crafted by the Kitty Cat Art Studio are made of polymer clay and customized to portray you or your fellow cats. […]

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Charming Vintage-y Cat Art Prints

Charming Vintage-y Cat Art Prints

Arna Miller is an illustrator/print maker/graphic designer out of Denver whose work is often pawpulated with cats. She just released a group of cat prints that look like something from 1893, very Victorian, sweetly absurd. Her most recent show–Stop Pouring Gasoline on the Fire, and Other Stories About Cats–opened at the Spoke Art Gallery in […]

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Meet Shyama Golden, Cat Painter

Meet Shyama Golden, Cat Painter

Shyama Golden is an artist, illustrator, and designer living in New York. Working in oil and acrylics as well as digital mediums, her work can be mysterious and playful, marked by surrealist and magic realist elements..and sometimes, CATS! In her art you can see a little bit of Kahlo, a sprinkle of Dali, and maybe […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Get the Jump on Christmas!

It’s Never Too Early to Get the Jump on Christmas!

Costco has had all their Christmas stuff up for a couple of months now, so what are you waiting for? We have at least one tree ornament for each of our cats, past and present. Those who loved playing under the tree so much eventually end up sitting atop it. These sweet custom ornaments created […]

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13 Reasons Cats Hate Easter

13 Reasons Cats Hate Easter

Not all cats look forward to a barf-inducing meal of Peeps and deviled eggs at Easter time. In fact, a lot of cats hate Easter. Here are 13 reasons why: But the biggest reason cats hate Easter? They just can’t rock the Bunny look anywhere near as well as this dog:

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The Feline Lifestyle

MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

[NOT a sponsored post! We saved up and bought this ourselves!] We are so done with Tab Cat’s Loc8tor pet tracking system. When it worked it was the pawsome-est. But inevitably, the transponder and/or the collar tabs went on the fritz after six months or so, despite new batteries and much futzing around with it. […]

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The Best Damned Cheap Pet Vacuum Evah!

The Best Damned Cheap Pet Vacuum Evah!

We were in a pickle. Our vacuum wheezed its last breath and the cat hair was piling up on the carpet. We’d sorta/kinda been planning to upgrade to a high-end space age vacuum at some point, but the death of our vacuum coincided with a business upheaval and unplanned medical expenses, and the purchase of […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

12 Last-Minute Cat Gifts for Xmas Eve Delivery

12 Last-Minute Cat Gifts for Xmas Eve Delivery

There’s still time–at least if you’re an Amazon Prime member–to order wrapped gifts delivered before Christmas. But you’d better snap to it! Here are a couple that are ready to ship out for arrival on Tuesday. Looking for Hanukkah gifts? Lucky you! You’ve got all week! Click any image below to go to the product […]

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12 Catified Days of Christmas!

12 Catified Days of Christmas!

I’m not an over-the-top fan of the Christmas season like so many people are…for me, it’s a stressor I’d just as soon live without. Maybe part of that comes from never having gotten that Chatty Cathy doll I yearned for when I was a kid. A package of Fruit of the Looms just isn’t the […]

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Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Self-proclaimed “dog lover” Ian McKellen has decided to give felines a chance after watching the new movie Cats. The acting icon, who plays a role in the upcoming film adaptation of the popular musical, tweeted his official review: “A confession: I’ve never been a fan of cats,” he wrote. “Dogs for me every time, to look […]

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Ask Max Monday: Bolt It Down, Like, Right Now…

Ask Max Monday: Bolt It Down, Like, Right Now…

Do you have any tips for how to train dogs not to be so annoying to cats? Honestly, dood, the dog I lived with was already trained when I arrived home. It was a huge surprise a few years later to meet That Damned Dog Butters and discover that all dogs are not like Hank, […]

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Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Having trouble getting into all that damned Christmas spirit? Tell the world how you feel for less than $20 with this cat-themed Christmas tee. Get it at Etsy…

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Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Only 23 more sleeps until Santa comes! Can you live without this elf hat? For $12 you can buy it on Etsy!

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Ask Max Monday: Welcome to the World, Cyrus!

Ask Max Monday: Welcome to the World, Cyrus!

Max, The Hubby and I will leave our happy home to drive to grandma’s house, to visit with relatives! Can you think of something LESS FUN than that? Luckily, the office is also closed on the Friday after T-giving, so I get to spend it with all of our kitties! Yay! Well, I’m pretty sure […]

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Ask Max Monday: Just Say CHEEEEEZE

Ask Max Monday: Just Say CHEEEEEZE

Is there any way to convince a cat that treat time is once a day only? Well, no. How can it only be once a day? DON’T YOU LOVE YOUR CAT??? Once a day. (Just only give them treats once a day, and eventually they’ll come to expect it only once a day. This process […]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

In the Lady Diana days, I was in the anti-Charles camp. Most were. But over the years, my Charles-stance has softened up. Not just because he was brave enough to step out in front of paparazzi in floral swim trunks but because he’s a passionate advocate of the environment and he is anti-global-warming. Also, as […]

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Ask Max Monday: Reed Mohr Buhks!

Ask Max Monday: Reed Mohr Buhks!

Eww, they are getting other animals germs on them! Where are the hazmat suits, Max? So, here’s my question for you, Max: since you are an author of books, do you read books too? Or listen to audiobooks? I don’t think anyone can be a halfway decent writer if they don’t read. Every day I […]

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Ask Max Monday: I Need the Thumbs to Come Home

Ask Max Monday: I Need the Thumbs to Come Home

Oh wise Max, Whyyyyyyyy did we have to wait so long for breakfast on Sunday morning? And dinner? You’d think the human would have compensated us for the late breakfast. Is this going to be the way it is forever–chow a WHOLE HOUR late? Who does our human think she is? It’s only gonna be […]

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Lights (and Cat Cups) Out!

Lights (and Cat Cups) Out!

We had our power shut off three times last month due to the wildfire danger in California. It sucked. But it was worse on the cats than it was on us. No power meant no heated cat cups and the water fountain was just a plain ol’ water dish. Well, for the first blackout that […]

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