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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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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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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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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

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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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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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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Ask Max Monday: TWO MORE MONTHS

Ask Max Monday: TWO MORE MONTHS

What kind of charity needs her to wear those pants, or do i want to know? Max, what is your very favorite toy of all time ? She doesn’t HAVE to wear them and I think the charity would prefer she didn’t. SHE LIKES THEM. I KNOW! I don’t really have a favorite toy since […]

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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?

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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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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Cat Art and Crafts

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 Easter Kitty’s Coming!

The Easter Kitty’s Coming!

I stumbled upon this old video documenting a photo session in which we posed Skeezix for one of his Easter cards. (The resulting photo won the Martha Stewart Easter Pets contest that year.) And here’s the finished productavailable for purchase on Zazzle: Or wear him as a button! So now you’re chompin on the bit […]

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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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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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15% off Your Cuddle Clone: But You Hafta Hurry for Xmas!

15% off Your Cuddle Clone: But You Hafta Hurry for Xmas!

By now you’ve heard of Cuddle Clones–those amazing stuffed animals custom made to look like a cherished pet. Now you can get 15% off. If it sounds too good to be true, there’s a catch. You have to order right away to get this custom made clone of your cat in time for Christmas gift […]

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Ask Max Monday: I CAN Say That, and I Will…

Ask Max Monday: I CAN Say That, and I Will…

Those pants should be illegal, Max! Here’s my question: Why can’t you talk Buddah into barfing on those pants, so they are ruined and must me dispatched to the Great Pants God in the sky? That will teach her…*evil grin* It wouldn’t do any good to have him hork on them. Aside from having a […]

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5 Halloween Costumes Your Cat Will Hate You For

5 Halloween Costumes Your Cat Will Hate You For

Halloween is nearly here, kittehs! Time to get serious about your costume. Here are a few you might not yet have seen…click the image for purchase information.   (Yes, it’s a peacock…) And yes, this lucky cat is wearing a OOAK tardis.

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Ask Max Monday: My Eyes. MY EYES!

Ask Max Monday: My Eyes. MY EYES!

Max, why did it go all black this week? It was pretty cool. The humans couldn’t see and it wuz funny cuz we could see just fine. I can’t wait for it to go all black again. The Northern California power outage is a complicated topic, but I’ll say this much: everything went black because […]

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Watch Cat People!

Watch Cat People!

A new documentary explores the relationship between humans and cats…and it’s terrific! Covering cats and cat lovers from around the world, it’s a must-see for anyone who considers their furry roommates part of the family. And, Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther is featured, demonstrating catification. You can rent Cat People on Amazon for the low low […]

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Ask Max Monday: Poop Happens

Ask Max Monday: Poop Happens

Hey Max, So the mom set up a room for the foster kittens and it is great cause they have their own space (OK – except Daiquiri isn’t happy cause it is harder for her to get to the kitten food, but whatever). Then the other night mom comes home and brings BACK a foster […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Weight of Words

Ask Max Monday: The Weight of Words

hay max! What are yoo dressin up as fer halloween this yeer? How bout Buddah? And how many sleeps till krissmiss? How much longer do I hafta be good for Santa to bring me stuff? This year I’m gonna be a world-renowned author for Halloween. And like a lot of writers, I’ll be hiding in […]

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Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

You can’t start planning your Halloween costume too early, kittehs, and the cat lovers on Etsy have a bunch of costume ideas guaranteed to score you plenty of treats! Here are a few of our picks–prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. If you’re like us, you have at least one little devil […]

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Ask Max Monday: You’re The Jerk…But Not Really

Ask Max Monday: You’re The Jerk…But Not Really

Dear Max. Thanks for the Costco tip. Now as we liked your Christmas decoration post last week, we got to wondering what we would celebrate if, heaven forbid, Christmas didn’t exist. Also how we would celebrate the alternative. What would be your idea of a celebration and how would you celebrate it? Purrs Erin Paws […]

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Pussycat Panties!

Pussycat Panties!

If you’d like your significant other to grab your you-know-what, these underpants’ll get ‘er done. Tight little stairmaster butt not included. But wait! There’s more! There’s a bra to go with!  The underpants are $17; the matching bra is $32.

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Ask Max Monday: CHONK IS LIFE

Ask Max Monday: CHONK IS LIFE

Hi Max, Mahm sez I make a better door than a windo. Wut duz dat mean?! (Dis jennerly happen in bed rite befor she deeside I dont get to sit on her buhk or nekk or teevee stan no more.) Fanks, Gracie It means you’re fat, dood. Large and in charge. A Chonky Kitty. Don’t […]

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