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Before the Interwebs, There Was Walter Chandoha

Before the Interwebs, There Was Walter Chandoha

Walter Chandoha took about 90,000 photos of cats in his lifetime. He died earlier this year at the age of 98. His work defined the cute cat photo genre in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, long before Icanhascheezburger and #catsofinstagram. You are no doubt familiar with one of his most famous images: But there are […]

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Ask Max Monday: REED MOHR BUHKS!

Ask Max Monday: REED MOHR BUHKS!

Max, how sweet that you bought a bicycle for your meowmy! I like that she celebrates her birthday for a whole month; I try to do the same! My birthday, however, is in a cold month, so I always have changeable weather. My next birthday is a BIG ONE, so what do you suggest that […]

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Ask Max Monday: School’s Back In Session!

Ask Max Monday: School’s Back In Session!

Hi Guys! Did you get the woman a present? We never get our humans a present. We are all the gifts they need! Paxx & Rosie I got her a new bicycle. She thinks she bought it for herself, but we all know the truth. It was me. All me. I let her pick out […]

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Missing 12 Years, Quincey is Finally Home

Missing 12 Years, Quincey is Finally Home

An adventurous cat in the U.K. who went missing for 12 years has been reunited with his family. Quincey vanished just before Christmas in 2006, and his owner Margaret Smith was devastated. Margaret searched for months and died two years later, aged 64, believing he must have been killed. But this week he turned up […]

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Nuff Said

Nuff Said

Now 30% off, you can drink your morning cup of Go Juice from it for only $12.59. Get it at Etsy. Or, spend a little more for this one: Also at Etsy for $19.99.

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Ask Max Monday: She’s old. Really old.

Ask Max Monday: She’s old. Really old.

This weekend the Woman has been off doing things other than paying attention to me and catering to my whims. Worse, the Man is complicit in her inattention by going off and doing things with her. We’ve gotten NO work done, and because of that, no Ask Max Monday this week. Today, though, it’s her […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: REED MOHR BUHKS!

Ask Max Monday: REED MOHR BUHKS!

Max, how sweet that you bought a bicycle for your meowmy! I like that she celebrates her birthday for a whole month; I try to do the same! My birthday, however, is in a cold month, so I always have changeable weather. My next birthday is a BIG ONE, so what do you suggest that […]

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Ask Max Monday: School’s Back In Session!

Ask Max Monday: School’s Back In Session!

Hi Guys! Did you get the woman a present? We never get our humans a present. We are all the gifts they need! Paxx & Rosie I got her a new bicycle. She thinks she bought it for herself, but we all know the truth. It was me. All me. I let her pick out […]

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Ask Max Monday: She’s old. Really old.

Ask Max Monday: She’s old. Really old.

This weekend the Woman has been off doing things other than paying attention to me and catering to my whims. Worse, the Man is complicit in her inattention by going off and doing things with her. We’ve gotten NO work done, and because of that, no Ask Max Monday this week. Today, though, it’s her […]

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Ask Max Monday: Grace

Ask Max Monday: Grace

I sent you a letter about 2 weeks ago. It could be that I did not send it. It could be that while you were on vacation you missed it. I wrote a very heartfelt letter and I cannot duplicate it here. I will try to give you the jist of the letter. Our cat, […]

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Ask Max Monday: Crunchie Water, For Free

Ask Max Monday: Crunchie Water, For Free

Max, I don’t know if you publish ressipeez, but I haff one for kittehs dat liff in hotter plases: Speshill Wotter. It is EZ to make if you can find a hooman wiff fumbs to open da freezer and get da cold crunchie wotter yoonits owt. Poot da cold crunchie wotter yoonits in da wotter […]

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Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Buddah good to see you AND your dignity. My question is why is it as soon as the credit card is paid off a cat has to get sick and cost lots of money at the V-E-T ?! I asked Buddah his opinion on this, but it’s been an hour and he’s still talking, and […]

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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

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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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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Phenomenal Feline Fotos

Phenomenal Feline Fotos

Japanese photographer Nyankichi Rojiupa has captured the antics of a kindle of stray street cats in a series of photos documenting their play in and out of drain pipe holes. Just when you thought every possible kind of cat photo has been done, you discover another brilliant feline photog. Be sure to follow him on […]

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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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The Feline Lifestyle

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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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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Other Recent Posts

Custom Cat Socks!

Custom Cat Socks!

I don’t often wear socks, but when I do, they have cats on ’em. Even better if those cats are my own! Pet Party will purrvide you with a pair displaying the cat face of your choosing…so during those daytime hours when you’re away from your furry friend, he’ll still be wrapped around your ankles. […]

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Katz Catnaps Cat To Save Him from Euthanasia

Katz Catnaps Cat To Save Him from Euthanasia

A Long Island couple, whose former nanny stole their cat to spare him from being euthanized said they want the tabby back. Julie and Russell Berman said their nanny of six years, Rebecca Katz, took Tigger without their consent. The Bermans contacted police after security camera footage allegedly showed Katz leaving their home with Tigger. […]

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NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill into law that outlaws the procedure and imposes a $1,000 fine on veterinarians who perform it. Declawing will still be legal in any case where it’s medically necessary for the cat. “Declawing” is […]

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Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Need another reason to hate Boris Johnson? Here’s the nail in the coffin: He could be giving Larry the boot when he moves into 10 Downing Street. He wants a dog. What was Larry’s response? On his unofficial Twitter account, the tabby tweeted “HELL NO.” Larry, of course, is the cat who runs the U.K., […]

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Turn Pet Ashes into Glass Pendants

Turn Pet Ashes into Glass Pendants

When your cats travel to the Rainbow Bridge, how do you memorialize them? Most of us chose cremation and save the ashes, but there are other options. For example, Davenport Memorial Glass specializes in pet memorial pieces that are made with a loved one’s ashes. You can carry a tiny bit of your cat everywhere […]

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Ask Max Monday: Buddah Here

Ask Max Monday: Buddah Here

Hi. Buddah here. Max didn’t get any questions for this week and he’s sulking in the other room, or maybe he’s working, I’m not really sure since it looks the same no matter what he’s doing, and he might be working because the Mom is taking notes and she usually does that when they work, […]

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Purrfect Senior Companions

Purrfect Senior Companions

Over the last few years, pet companions have become popular with older adults who are feeling lonely or have dementia. A 2017 study revealed that the interaction between aging adults and animals — whether real or robotic — can help lower blood pressure, ease anxiety, reduce feelings of loneliness, and improve overall quality of life. […]

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Hot Hunky Firemen to the Rescue!

Hot Hunky Firemen to the Rescue!

What’s hotter than a hot hunky fireman? How ’bout a cat-rescuing HHF with an Irish accent? Across the pond, the Dublin Fire Brigade from Kilbarrack station tweeted that they saved a cat caught between two cavity blocks (and I have no idea what a cavity block is, other than it’s a tight place no cat […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m not THAT old. Am I?

Ask Max Monday: I’m not THAT old. Am I?

Hey Max, my life is ruined. They added a kitten to the household and it’s really ticked me off. He’s always in my grill. The peeple took him to the stabby place to get fixed, but when he got home he was the same old irritating kitten–his irritatingness had obviously not been fixed. Can I […]

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Golf-Playing Cat is Ready to Challenge Tiger Woods

Golf-Playing Cat is Ready to Challenge Tiger Woods

This cat first got interested in golf when he heard a foursome talking about getting a birdie. He was sold! He came for the birdie but stayed for those ginormous litter boxes conveniently located all around the course.

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Must. Buy. Leggings You Can’t Live Without

Must. Buy. Leggings You Can’t Live Without

You may not believe this, but I own very little cat apparel. I don’t know how I’ll be able to pass these leggings up. They come in full or capri lengths. The original art on them is delightful, and the seller promises they won’t lose their shape. The cost? A little over $43, available from […]

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Ask Max Monday: Yes, I Missed Last Week

Ask Max Monday: Yes, I Missed Last Week

I know, I know, there was no Ask Max Monday last Monday, but I have a pretty good reason and it involves nausea and not wanting to eat and an ouchy case of the Hershey Squirts…which I caught from BUDDAH. He got over it in a couple days. Me, not so much. There was a […]

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