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Ask Max Monday: HoHoHolidays Are Coming

Ask Max Monday: HoHoHolidays Are Coming

Tell us all , how is the new Doctor?  Some people are complaining about the accent.  What are you thoughts? I thought the accents were fairly easy to understand…at least more than the last Doctor, even though he’s been my favorite. We watched him with closed captions on most of the time. I didn’t need […]

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Groovy Cat Boat in Amsterdam

Groovy Cat Boat in Amsterdam

Japan's cat cafés are SO 2017. Book your next vacation to Amsterdam, where you'll find what professes to be the world's only floating rescue boat. It's been around since the 1960s, when Henriette van Weelde began rescuing feral cats and housing them on a catified sailing barge which was replaced by houseboat in 1979. The […]

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Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

I don't know him, but I love Pieter Hanson. This week, his mom took to Twitter to try and make him a #himtoo poster boy. She tweeted, "This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects […]

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Ask Max Monday: Do It For The Dead and Delicious Things

Ask Max Monday: Do It For The Dead and Delicious Things

Dear Max. Fell deeds have taken place in my grounds, and favourite hedge has been uprooted and dispossed of. Mrs H advises me it has been recycled, but not as anything useful as a hedge! and it doesn't make me feel any the better as I have now lost valuable hunting grounds for birds, and the […]

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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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Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

In a new program designed to save pets’ lives, Pima Animal Care Center (in Arizona) has partnered with residents from Catalina Springs Memory Care to provide bottle feeding, socialization, and love to kittens that have come into the shelter. The result is magical!

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: HoHoHolidays Are Coming

Ask Max Monday: HoHoHolidays Are Coming

Tell us all , how is the new Doctor?  Some people are complaining about the accent.  What are you thoughts? I thought the accents were fairly easy to understand…at least more than the last Doctor, even though he’s been my favorite. We watched him with closed captions on most of the time. I didn’t need […]

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Ask Max Monday: Do It For The Dead and Delicious Things

Ask Max Monday: Do It For The Dead and Delicious Things

Dear Max. Fell deeds have taken place in my grounds, and favourite hedge has been uprooted and dispossed of. Mrs H advises me it has been recycled, but not as anything useful as a hedge! and it doesn't make me feel any the better as I have now lost valuable hunting grounds for birds, and the […]

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Ask Max Monday: …but I was cool before cool was cool…

Ask Max Monday: …but I was cool before cool was cool…

Max I am almost a teenager and the human gives me a little milk sometimes. I also get the Creamy Delights Fancy Feasts which I ONLY eat the creamy sauce off of and the Fancy Feast people say it’s just a little dairy so it’s fine. The human thinks “Creamy Delights” sounds dirty and she […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

Hello hello hello! Am Sun Kawnure! Am bird! Like to scream scream scream! I lives with four kats! Every morning I takes one kibble from the kats to chew chew chew! Should I pay for kibble? Want birdseed? Do I give kats birdseed? I think with four cats in the house, and they haven’t eaten […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Late Edition. Now With No Questions

Ask Max Monday: The Late Edition. Now With No Questions

I know. I’m late. It’s after 3 pm on Monday here, and I’m just getting around to this. But in my defense, there were no questions this week, and I was kinda waiting to see if there might be one or two last minute, as sometimes happens. Alas, there were not. Now, normally I don’t […]

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Ask Max Monday: Suggestions for Pixel, Please

Ask Max Monday: Suggestions for Pixel, Please

Hi max. I am pixels mom Karen. I need some help. Pixel is now on a liquid allergy med everyday for the next 6 weeks , in time it will be twice a week for life , and day 1 has not gone well. Can I get ideas on how to maybe make this not […]

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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?

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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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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Cat Art and Crafts

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

Ukrainian artist Mary Derkach creates fanciful felted felines with delightfully whiskered faces. Her materials of choice are sheep’s wool and polymer clay…. and maybe a little magic!   She’s done a series she calls “spherical cats” that are little roly-poly balls. The mighty hunter…. purrhaps in purrsuit of the elusive red dot? And anyone with […]

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Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

I’ve been utterly charmed by the printmaking art of Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa at the Treasure Prizes studio in Denver. Their most recent collection is faux-vintage matchboxes featuring ne’er-do-well hooligan cats engaged in all manner of shenanigans: Each box is $20 (shipped sans matches). ABOUT THE ART Arna said: I draw in pencil and […]

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Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

It should be noted that I detest wallpaper, after I spent a summer scraping and steaming off many walls of the stuff in our house. But if I were inclined to put up some wallpaper, this is what I’d choose: CATS! (of course) Maybe in a powder room with the fourth wall painted in a […]

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10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

Looking for some inspiration for summer crafts projects? Or maybe material for a feline-friendly sun dress? Click any swatch below for info on purchasing the yardage — custom fabric designs from Spoonflower. And not just fabric, but wallpaper, gift wrap and more! Don’t see anything you like? You can design your own!       […]

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Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Are you a kitteh who’s always wanted to drive Toonces? You may get your chance–in a trammy sort of way–by driving a trolley across a hand-drawn landscape. Short Trip by Australian artist Alexander Perrin is an interactive illustration in which you drive a tram for cats as it rumbles up and down the hand-drawn mountains. […]

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10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

There are few things as fun as happening upon a cat sculpture or art piece while exploring a new city. So as you plan your summer vacation, how ’bout heading for a destination that features some urban cat art? Here are ten to consider…. The sculpture above is “Cats on the steps” in the UK. […]

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The Feline Lifestyle

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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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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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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Farewell, Rusty

Farewell, Rusty

We were heartbroken this week to learn that Rusty made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge. Rusty was a real cuddlebug, sweet as could be, and he'll be sorely missed by Jan's Funny Farmers and the Mousebreath team as well. If you haven't already, please stop by Jan's Funny Farm and give Jan a big hug […]

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Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Endearing photos of Terry, a shelter volunteer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, have gone viral. In the photos, he’s shown napping with the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary’s cats, whom he comes to brush every day. He doesn’t just brush them. He gets to know them, learning all their likes and dislikes. Wiped out from all that […]

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Hold Onto Your Underpants if Bella’s in Town!

Hold Onto Your Underpants if Bella’s in Town!

Jailhouse stripes, or an orange jumpsuit? Those may be Bella’s fashion choices if she doesn’t curb her klepto ways. Looks innocent enough, doesn’t she? But behind that “Who, Me?” exterior is a klepto cat who is now bringing home three or more purloined clothing items per night from her Vancouver BC neighborhood. Her criminal career […]

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NFL Star a Self-Professed Cat Guy

NFL Star a Self-Professed Cat Guy

I don’t know who he is; I don’t follow football. (He’s the highest paid running back in the NFL.) But he’s my new favorite football player. Todd Gurley loves cats. In an interview with ESPN’s Sam Alipour, in response to “What would you list as your dislikes?” he revealed that he hates dogs and loves cats. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Home Is Where The Shrimps Are

Ask Max Monday: Home Is Where The Shrimps Are

Max, when is my hooman gonna STAHP sleepin fru da nite? She like sevven in cat years, and I dont kno how much longer i can stand stayin awake all day when she not at werk. Wen my sisfur Spider was alife, she stayd up all owrs wiff hooman. I’m not a “day” person. It […]

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Ask Max Monday: She’s, Like, 80% Better, So I’m Back

Ask Max Monday: She’s, Like, 80% Better, So I’m Back

Yo, Max! Good news! Our peeps just bilded us this ginormous catio and it raps around the old oak tree and we git to klime! And watch sqwerls n berds. Maybe yoo cood come over and hang with us. We wood treet you better than Boooda duz. My problem is this: Win we’re outside in […]

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Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

The Down in Denver Bookstore is nowhere near Colorado. It’s in upstate New York, hugging the Massachusetts border. The founding owner of the bookstore was a rabid fan of Beat writers and its name is from a Kerouac quote (“Down in Denver, all I did was die.”) If you can pry yourself away from Amazon […]

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Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno is a chatty, chunky 25-lb Russian Blue who likes to stand on his back feet like a blubbery Buddha. And he doesn’t just come with a couple of extra pounds–he’s got extra toes as well. Bruno is one of the adoptable pets at Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Il. Here are some of […]

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My Black Cat Appreciation Day Story

My Black Cat Appreciation Day Story

Two years ago, we adopted Reno (the Demon Kitten) from a Community Concern for Cats mobile adoption unit at the Petco in Lafayette CA. I cannot do the browsing-cages-at-the-shelter thing; it rips my heart apart that I can’t adopt every single one. Instead, I search online using AdoptAPet.com. When we adopted Reno, we wanted a […]

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Ask Max Monday: Sick Days

Ask Max Monday: Sick Days

The Woman is kinda sick, so this is all we’ve done since Thursday: Brains are not quite engaged enough to think, so any questions for this week will be answered next. Go ahead and keep asking things, though! We’ll be back as soon as she feels better. Got a question for me? You can leave […]

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Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Tired of U.S. politics and wanna emigrate? This PURRfect dream job could be your ticket away from American craziness straight to the land of spanakopita and feta cheese. And cats. Lots of cats. God’s Little People Cat Rescue on the Greek Island of Syros is hiring a live-in caretaker. The job comes with free housing, […]

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Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

When Rebecca Collins West got the call that Tigger, her cat who had gone missing seven years earlier, had been located via a microchip, she was over the moon. “I look at my husband and I say, ‘I told you so!’ We listened to the message three times to make sure it was true,” she […]

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