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Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Hey Max, I keep looking out the window and it looks interesting out there. I tried to sneak out the door but my mom caught me and said NO. I am an inside kitty only. But why? Why can’t I go outside? Dood. You don’t really want to go outside. There are rude introoder things […]

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Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

MAX WHERE THE HECK YA BEEN? I’ve been the heck here. Waiting patiently. Mousebreath had a hiccup that meant I took some time off, and then it got fixed and I was without access to a computer because the Woman was off watching That Damned Dog Butters and his sister Lady, and the SHE CAME […]

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Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main worry I had when I first heard about the Irma threat was how The Hemingway Cats would fare during the storm. The Hemingway Cats are a tribe of 54 polydactyl and polydactyl-gene-carrying felines who reside at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. Some of […]

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Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

How many hundreds of us would never had met without Catster? How different our lives would now be if we had never connected through the world’s first cat social network, the brainchild of Ted Rheingold, who has lost his battle with Stage-4 Metastatic Carcinoma. Ted was brilliant, funny, down-to-earth, and a loving and lovely soul. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Hey Max…. So the foster lady shut me out of the foster room and then ran the sucky thing and then moved some other kittens in there and now I can’t get back in there. OK – so when I was in there I kept running out, but I thought that was MY room. She […]

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Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Spoonflower is THE place to go if you’re a quilter or seamstress. And it’s great fun strolling through the site. You miss out on the fabric store smell, but you can find exactly what you want–or you can design your own! They offer a bunch of different fabric types in every pattern, and quilters can […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Hey Max, I keep looking out the window and it looks interesting out there. I tried to sneak out the door but my mom caught me and said NO. I am an inside kitty only. But why? Why can’t I go outside? Dood. You don’t really want to go outside. There are rude introoder things […]

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Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

MAX WHERE THE HECK YA BEEN? I’ve been the heck here. Waiting patiently. Mousebreath had a hiccup that meant I took some time off, and then it got fixed and I was without access to a computer because the Woman was off watching That Damned Dog Butters and his sister Lady, and the SHE CAME […]

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Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Hey Max…. So the foster lady shut me out of the foster room and then ran the sucky thing and then moved some other kittens in there and now I can’t get back in there. OK – so when I was in there I kept running out, but I thought that was MY room. She […]

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Ask Max Monday: He Ain’t Heavy But I Want Him Off My Head

Ask Max Monday: He Ain’t Heavy But I Want Him Off My Head

Max – how come my mom keeps torturing me by putting something around my neck? I keep taking it off, and she keeps putting it back on. She says I’m not allowed to be nekkid yet. Why not? And why does goody-four-shoes Flynn not mind the torture device? Quinn People get weirdly obsessive about neck […]

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Ask Max Monday: Please Don’t Eat the Puppy

Ask Max Monday: Please Don’t Eat the Puppy

The IScream truck came by and the mom did NOT let me go out and buy any. I WANT ISCREAM and I think that, since I stole, um, FOUND a whole dollar bill I should be able to buy some. How can I make this happen? Dood. Save your dollars until you have enough for […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Scoop on the Poop

Ask Max Monday: The Scoop on the Poop

  Dear Max: My cat Ozzy is bored, and he expects me to entertain him. But he’s not interested in anything I suggest. Screened porch bird watching?(Too hot) Toys? (Boring) Catnip (Also boring) Ice in a bowl? (Been there; done that) Play with sister? (Eeeeewww!!!) He’s only 8, but he acts like a grumpy old […]

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Funny Farmer Feline Interviews

Tessa and Kajsa from Helsinki

Tessa and Kajsa from Helsinki

We enjoyed meeting these new (to us) bloggers from When the Cat is Away. They seem to have a sweet rapport with their human and each other. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Tessa: We’re two female rescue cats named Tessa and Kajsa. Tessa is a gray long-haired cat. Kajsa is white […]

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Jasper McKitten-Cat and Siblings

Jasper McKitten-Cat and Siblings

Today we interview one of the old time bloggers. We remember Jasper McKitten-Cat and his siblings from our own early blogging days. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Jasper McKitten-Cat: I am Jasper McKitten-Cat. I am a ginger mancat and the primary blogger here. My first blog post was way back on […]

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Taylor Swift and April Paris

Taylor Swift and April Paris

It was such fun meeting and learning about today’s interviewees. They do not have a blog but they do have an Instagram account. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Taylor: Hello! My name is Taylor Swift (my mommy named me after the singer Taylor Swift, because I am also smart and talented. […]

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Meet the Four-Legged Furballs

Meet the Four-Legged Furballs

Oh, you’ve already met them? Well, prepare to learn more about this fun-loving furry family known as the Four-Legged Furballs. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Evan: I’ll start. After all, I’m the oldest. Well, pup Astrid is actually the oldest, but only by 2 months, which rounds down to 0, so […]

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Erin The Tuxedo Princess

Erin The Tuxedo Princess

It has been such fun meeting and interviewing Erin the cat princess from her blog of the same name. She has a resilient spirit and a happy ever after story. After all, how many cats can say they have gone from bare survival on the streets to living in a Palace with a plentiful supply […]

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The Eastside Inside Outside Cats

The Eastside Inside Outside Cats

What could be sweeter than an adorable non-edible chocolate cat? Chocolate and his inside / outside family are from the blog Eastside Cats. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Chuck: My name is Chocolate, but everyone calls me Chuck, or Chucky. My humans are The Cat Mama and The Hubby. Funny Farmer […]

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Read a Good Book Lately?

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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Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

Over the last few months, about five dozen cats submitted their rescue tales in the hopes of being featured in the second volume of Rescued, an anthology of stories by rescued cats, scheduled for publication in January 2017. Competition was fierce, and selection of the final twelve cats wasn’t easy for FitCat editor Janiss Garza […]

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GIVEAWAY: Catification Book and Insulated Kitty Noms Bag

GIVEAWAY: Catification Book and Insulated Kitty Noms Bag

Cat People often encounter a sticky wicket when trying to convince their significant others to "catify" the house. My hubby doesn't want a house that looks like it could reek of cat pee. You know what he means: ragged blue carpet cat towers, slouchy beds, bright blue litter boxes and Sticky Paws over every square inch […]

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Gwen (Homer’s Odyssey) Cooper’s Book Tour

Gwen (Homer’s Odyssey) Cooper’s Book Tour

Last week, we finally met Gwen Cooper, the NY Times best-selling author of Homer’s Odyssey. She’s on a book tour purrmoting her new work, Love Saves the Day. Gwen read excerpts of Love Saves the Day, then spoke about Homer and fielded questions from the rapt audience. Everyone was eager to find out how Homer […]

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Kitten Chaos Celebrated in New Simon’s Cat Book

Kitten Chaos Celebrated in New Simon’s Cat Book

Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos As if Simon’s Cat didn’t have enough problems getting Simon to feed him when he’s quite obviously starving — now he has to deal with (HORRORS!) a kitten! It’s every only-cat’s worst nightmare. The new Simon’s Cat book, Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos, is an explosively funny romp exploring the […]

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Cat Art and Crafts

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Spoonflower is THE place to go if you’re a quilter or seamstress. And it’s great fun strolling through the site. You miss out on the fabric store smell, but you can find exactly what you want–or you can design your own! They offer a bunch of different fabric types in every pattern, and quilters can […]

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The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

Artist Sandy Mastroni draws from the heart, with her cat, Buddy, snoopervising and giving her pointers. It is a purrfect pairing, enabling Mastroni to create weird and whimsical cat art that can best be described as “Grandma Moses goes to Twin Peaks.” Mastroni says, “I’ve always drawn people , and funny odd characters. These drawings become […]

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Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

I love brilliant, saturated color. I love cats. And since I have a metal allergy, my fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. So naturally, I fell in love with these hand-painted silk scarves! They come in various generous sizes and generally run from $33-$44 each. The artist is Alice Rodionova, who’s from Saint Petersburg, […]

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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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Did You Know… Mainzer Cats Were Not Drawn by Mainzer

Did You Know… Mainzer Cats Were Not Drawn by Mainzer

Last week, I told you the background behind the sad life of Louis Wain, a prominent turn-of-the-century artist whose cats captivated Edwardian England. As his style evolved, his cats began wearing clothes, no doubt influencing the art depicted on what are popularly known as Mainzer Cat postcards. What gets lost in the shuffle is the […]

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Wain’s Genius–and Love for Cats–Never Waned

Wain’s Genius–and Love for Cats–Never Waned

There was a time at the turn of the 20th century when England’s most reproduced artist was a Cat Artist. Between 1895 and 1905, over forty books illustrated by Louis Wain were published, along with postcards, miniatures and related keepsakes. Like another cat artist, Eugen Hartung (Mainzer cats), Wain depicts a world in which cats rule […]

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The Feline Lifestyle

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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Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?

Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?

Our newest household addition, affectionately referred to by Banzai as “That Stoopid Kittin” is a handful. When he’s not peeing on the duvet in the master bedroom, he’s annihilating the few houseplants we have inside the house, chewing them to tatters. This sent me scurrying to re-check the ASPCA list of poisonous plants, just to […]

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Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons

Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons

At 12 years and 22 lbs, Tripp is a tubby tabby. And it doesn’t take a veterinarian or a PhD to help me figure that out. Over the years his swagger has morphed into a waddle. He boasts an impressive furchin*. I have to tend to his crusty butt hygiene because he can’t quite reach […]

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Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions

Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions

I’ve never been a particular fan of topiaries–I’m more of a wild child gardener–but these cat topiaries could change my mind. One day a “surrealist” artist from Stapleford, Hertfordshire, UK  Richard Saunders, spied an ornamental shrub that resembled the shape of his beloved pet cat while asleep. His ongoing cat topiary project, in which he creates images […]

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Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!

Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!

One of my favorite pieces of cat “furniture” is our Katris set. It’s not just functional as scratcher and play structure, it’s also a nice sculptural addition to our living room. The new covers added a whole new level of chic. We have the black ones, as shown here: You can change up configurations whenever […]

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Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad

Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad

Got pee problems? I will never forget the time that Rocky had a urinary blockage (on a holiday weekend, natch, requiring an ER visit). It was awful, just awful. Fortunately, I recognized the problem and we got him to a vet, pronto. Urinary blockages, if not treated immediately, can be fatal within a couple of […]

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Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Cats across the globe are madly ordering cardwood boxes from Amazon in an attempt to build the winning vehicle in this year’s Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Competition is friendly, but fierce. At stake is a purrsonalized trophy, the envy of your peers, and eternal fame. Rules are simple. You must design and build a vehicle […]

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Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Cats seeking a more adventurous life might look to a torbie in New York for inspiration. The daredevil feline found her way onto the train tracks at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford Sty. She timed it well: the rescue operation commenced at 7:30 am, and took about a half hour. Morning commuters on the […]

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Good News Tuesday: The Spotted Cheetah is a CHEETOS Restaurant!

Cheetos just announced plans to open “The Spotted Cheetah,” a fine-dining pop-up restaurant in New York City, bringing together two of my very favorite things: Cheetos and Cheetahs. It’ll be all-Cheetos-all-the-time at The Spotted Cheetah. Even better: there will be BACON!!!! But boohoohoo, it will only be open August 15th-17th, bolting from the culinary scene […]

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Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

The most difficult part of dealing with cat litter? Not #1, and not #2. Of course, I’m able to say that because hubby is pretty OCD about scooping any deposits shortly after they hit the box, and I lost my sense of smell in a brain injury, so even the most mephitic of bowel evacuations […]

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Top 3 Superzoo Showcase Products Includes a Mousebreath Fave

SuperZoo is North America’s premier show for the pet industry, attracting more than 18,000 pet industry professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. It’s THE place to get a sneak peek at what’s new in cat toys, treats and technology. The “Best New Product” in their showcase is selected at the show by […]

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$50 Off Kitty Clones

No DNA required, just lotsa photos (and room on your credit card). A new company, Cuddle Clones creates life-size* plush copies of your favorite fluffy friend. You send in one (or many) photos from all angles, choose ear shape/position, describe any oddities like pawpad colors, and a clone of your kitteh will be on your […]

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Ask Max Monday: WE’RE SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER I THINK

Ask Max Monday: WE’RE SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER I THINK

Dear Max, Cood you wish my goofy sister from annuder litter Gracie a happy twelf birfday today? I turnt nineteen lass munf, and the Food Lady sez if I make it to twunny, she’ll let me visit a real live rotissery chukkin farm and eet anyfing I kech. Do you fink she’z pullin my leg? […]

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Vodka Saves Cat’s Life

An Australian cat suspected of drinking antifreeze survived the ordeal with the help of a bottle of vodka. Yes, you read that right. The stricken cat was found outside of a tire shop in Brisbane last weekend. They took him to the RSPCA post-haste, and when he tested positive for renal failure the veterinary team […]

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Ask Max Monday: IT’S A GIRL!

Ask Max Monday: IT’S A GIRL!

Hey Max Dood Mine brofur Sammy is sick – he has some sort of cancer on his tummy and it’s icky. The mom says Nicky and I has to leave him alone, but he WANTS us to chase him. He whaps me first. When we does, he leaves all his furs all over the house […]

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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen

A South Carolina tabby whose orange coat mimics the flames his firefighting pals extinguish is being hailed as their savior. The firefighters at the Belmont Fire Department in Greenville rescued “Flame” a couple of years ago when they found him near the firehouse, scared and skinny as a rail. Firefighter engineer Jordan Lide won’t forget […]

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Ask Max Monday: ON MONDAY, Y’ALL!

Ask Max Monday: ON MONDAY, Y’ALL!

Hey Max – we just moved into this house and were stuck in a room. We heard another cat living outside of the room, but the tall lady person took him away last night and she didn’t bring him back home. Today, we’ve been allowed out into the rest of the house. Why didn’t he […]

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9 Whimsical Gloombuster Cats

You’ll be dead of the kyoot when you see these charming knit cats by OlgaMareeva. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was that I should buy up a bunch and make a stop motion animation movie with them… those faces! They’re made of high quality angora and mohair yarn and stuffed […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wee Kitten Rescued from Golden Gate Bridge

A ginger and white kitten was rescued from the median of the Golden Gate Bridge by a pair of kindly California Highway Patrol officers last week. Shortly, he’ll be up for adoption. I used to cross the Golden Gate Bridge daily (I even walked in the middle of the roadway in 1987 for the 50th […]

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