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Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Dear blog owner, I just HAPPENED to run across your blog and I think it’s OH SO NEAT and I wanted to write to you and heap tons of FAKE PRAISE on it so that I can convince you to write me back and confirm that this is a real email address. I’m going to […]

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Presenting Spider and Gracie

Presenting Spider and Gracie

Many of you will recognize these two feline ladies from their questions/comments on Ask Max, the Monday Mousebreath advice column. Yes, they are friends of Max the Psycho Kitty. We enjoy their wit and humor and believe you will too.  We invited Spider and Gracie to visit us so we can all become better acquainted. […]

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Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Looking for some comfy, kick-around shoes to proclaim your love of felinekind? Check out Bobs Skechers: a humungous selection of colorful cat flats adorned with whimsical cat faces, and most are less than $35. Click any shoe below for purchase information. It pays to shop around; prices and designs vary widely. $30.99   $33.96 $33.96 […]

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Ask Max Monday: Ok, She’s Better

Ask Max Monday: Ok, She’s Better

Deer Na  Dude Youse know mine little sisfur Sugar well most of de tyme wez gud. But lately she uz acting like a poop head  Iz started getting acne bumps and de mama drags me to de Vet to get dem check out and popped sum tymes  When I getz home already feeling shitty fur […]

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Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Miss Cuddlywumps: I am Miss Cuddlywumps, but I prefer to be called Miss C. I am a classically educated calico cat who is familiar with mysteries. I am the brains behind our blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles, and I star in my own cozy mystery series, […]

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Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

The CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio recently hosted a Victorian fashion show modeled by a handsome kindle of Cornish Rexes. And WOW! Daisy the Curly Cat and Skeezix would give their right paws for a wardrobe like these beauties have! The fashion show extended throughout the day and was a runaway (or […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Dear blog owner, I just HAPPENED to run across your blog and I think it’s OH SO NEAT and I wanted to write to you and heap tons of FAKE PRAISE on it so that I can convince you to write me back and confirm that this is a real email address. I’m going to […]

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Ask Max Monday: Ok, She’s Better

Ask Max Monday: Ok, She’s Better

Deer Na  Dude Youse know mine little sisfur Sugar well most of de tyme wez gud. But lately she uz acting like a poop head  Iz started getting acne bumps and de mama drags me to de Vet to get dem check out and popped sum tymes  When I getz home already feeling shitty fur […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Unedition

Ask Max Monday: The Unedition

Doods, the Woman is not feeling well, so I’m just propped up here purring, trying to make her feel better. We’ll be back next week, so leave a question or email it, and hopefully she can help me type up the answers. Got a question for me? You can leave it in the comments below, […]

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Ask Max Monday: Oh, Brother

Ask Max Monday: Oh, Brother

Max – we haz a question. So…we have the colds here, then the slightly warms, then the colds, then warms…. mom mutters something about Mother Nature taking a pill. Can that be done? We would like to live with permanent kind of warms so the windows can be open all the time. That would have […]

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Ask Max Monday: Buddah Pest Sez Hi

Ask Max Monday: Buddah Pest Sez Hi

Greetings from Buddah Pest Max is takin’s a nap because he didn’t have any questions to answer this week and said he needed to ponder what he wanted to write about so I decided he needed a vacation and I could take over and stare at everyone because you’re all kinda spiffy looking and I […]

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Ask Max Monday: C’mon Baby Light My Fire

Ask Max Monday: C’mon Baby Light My Fire

Max! I am a former feral kitten but now I live inside with my cat mom. I still have my street cred and I think I have a tattoo that says “Feral Forever” that I got at the stabby place, but I like my noms and my heated cat cup too. Can I be a […]

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Funny Farmer Feline Interviews

Presenting Spider and Gracie

Presenting Spider and Gracie

Many of you will recognize these two feline ladies from their questions/comments on Ask Max, the Monday Mousebreath advice column. Yes, they are friends of Max the Psycho Kitty. We enjoy their wit and humor and believe you will too.  We invited Spider and Gracie to visit us so we can all become better acquainted. […]

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Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Miss Cuddlywumps: I am Miss Cuddlywumps, but I prefer to be called Miss C. I am a classically educated calico cat who is familiar with mysteries. I am the brains behind our blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles, and I star in my own cozy mystery series, […]

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Three Chatty Cats Chat

Three Chatty Cats Chat

Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Sophie: Hello, there! My name is Sophie, I’m the youngest and most beautiful of the Three Chatty Cats. My older and much less beautiful sister, Olive, is the grumpiest. And Dexter, our big bro, is the handsomest (and shyest). Olive: I’m only grumpy when you’re around! […]

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The Cat’s Eye Boyz Tell All

The Cat’s Eye Boyz Tell All

Actually, Thompson, Diego-san and Theo don’t tell all, but they do tell enough to get your attention. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves. Theo: Hi! My name is Thelonious, Theo for short! I’m happy you are all interested in me and my brothers. The food guy says I’m such a friendly and playful cat! He […]

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Cat Chats 2018

Cat Chats 2018

Our cat interviews were unavoidably delayed a few months, but they are returning this Friday, January 26, 2018.  We have three ready to publish and are waiting on responses from two. We will post as interviews are available, so their frequency will depend on you.  Are you a blogger, a Cat Scout, on social media […]

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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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Read a Good Book Lately?

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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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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Cat Art and Crafts

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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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Like most of us, Cole and Marmalade’s mom and dad had way too much time left over once Christmas eve rolled around, so they decided to make Cole and Marmalade a gingerbread house. And, Cole and Marmalade helped. Just a quick project you can squeeze in this weekend before Santa squeezes himself down the chimney:

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Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

I’m a color person. My favorite part of house painting is collecting paint chips (then convincing hubby to paint the walls something other than white). So I fell in love with Heather Galler’s art on Etsy. Her folk art style is rich with saturated jewel tones, similar to the color palettes used by the late, […]

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Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

If you’re looking for a fresh way to immortalize your cat in a portrait, check out these custom 3D cat portraits by kooeepapercraft.com. You send a photo of your cat, and for about $35 (priced at $45AU) you’ll receive a printable that you cut, fold and paste, ending up with a 3D portrait of your […]

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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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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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Other Recent Posts

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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7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die

7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die

First, the disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Consult an estate attorney before taking any action. Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get your house in order? No, I’m not talking about Susie Homemaker activities. I’m talking abougt making sure you have a will, and a solid plan for your cats’ […]

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Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are sprouting like mushrooms across the U.S., but the fad is about to be swallowed up by new cafe companions…

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Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats are naturals in a cafe, right? Remy and Emile (named after Ratatouille characters) are two young rats who love veggies and head scritches. And they are employed by Brooklyn’s Cat Cafe as nannies for the facility’s kitten pawpulation. They were rescued and raised by Helping All Little Things (HALT), a small animal rescue serving […]

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Feline Trio Stages Sit-In

Feline Trio Stages Sit-In

In Castro Valley CA this week, three activist cats staged a sit-in to protest the removal of their Christmas tree. “It is cruel of the people to bring a tree into the house, tie a bunch of cat toys to the branches, and just when we master removing those pesky strings of lights, they make […]

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Ask Max Monday: Relax, Doods, Santa is Sleeping

Ask Max Monday: Relax, Doods, Santa is Sleeping

Max, the other day I had to wate until SEVEN in the morning before the man got up to gimme my brekfist. And then yesterday he didn’t gimme brekfist until SEVENTHIRDY! I tride yelling and banging on his bedroom door, but I think he is def acuz it dint do any good. Shud I call […]

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Kittens Take Over Puppy Bowl!

Kittens Take Over Puppy Bowl!

The Superbowl is no longer going to the dogs. This year, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday is being replaced by the Kitten Bowl. In the past two years, the Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl packed in the fans around a faux football field. Both the kitties and the puppies in the events are recorded […]

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Fire Cats Rescue Team Saves 70 Lives

Fire Cats Rescue Team Saves 70 Lives

During the horrific firestorms here in October, panicked pet owners had minutes (and I’m talking two or three minutes, not 20 or 30) in the middle of the night (with power out) to evacuate. Dogs tend to rush to their masters and stay at their sides, but cats instinctively hide or scratch and claw their […]

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Ask Max Monday: HAPPY NEW YEAR, DOODS!

Ask Max Monday: HAPPY NEW YEAR, DOODS!

Dear Max: Last night my mom said if I don’t leave my brother alone, she’s gonna knock me into next week. How far is that? Will I like it there? Thanks! Love, Sammi P.S. My mom would never hurt me. I’m just curious. You know. Well, since next week is one week into the new […]

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Ask Max Monday: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Ask Max Monday: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  Got a question for me? Drop me a line at askmaxmonday@gmail.com

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Georgia Cat, Missing 6 Mos., Found in California

Georgia Cat, Missing 6 Mos., Found in California

Kitty Bitty got his kicks on Route 66, but six months and 3000 miles after his epic cross-country journey started, he’s happy to be heading back home for the holidays. The grey and white tabby was discovered aboard a big rig in Riverside County (in Southern California), apparently having hitched a ride from a Pepsi […]

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Ask Max Monday: Yes I Know It’s Tuesday…

Ask Max Monday: Yes I Know It’s Tuesday…

Max – apparently ceramic catmas treest DO NOT BOUNCE. I thought that because there was carpet it would. BTW – I gotted a gotcha day tree – it’s cat sized and PURPLE TINSEL. It does not taste good. Mine brofur is hafing an oper-way-shun on his tummy. How long should I wait until I chase […]

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6 Cheap Ways to Catify Your Holiday Yard Decorations

6 Cheap Ways to Catify Your Holiday Yard Decorations

Have you forgotten to  incorporated CATS into your holiday yard decor? If not, here are a couple of last minute items guaranteed to tell everyone who drives by that Cat Rule/Dogs Drool during the holiday season. Most are less than $20. (Prices subject to change.) Motion Sensor Santa Cat Lawn Greeter I ordered this one. It […]

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