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Ask Max Monday: I’ll Be There For You, Just Like Friends

Ask Max Monday: I’ll Be There For You, Just Like Friends

Dear Max, Box day is near and my mom no longer allows me to have any boxes. I like to sit in them and pee. This makes her go all kinds of crazy. I never get to have any box fun like the other kitties I read about. (BACK STORY: I am around 3 years […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’M GONNA BE EIGHTEEN!!!

Ask Max Monday: I’M GONNA BE EIGHTEEN!!!

Hello, Max, this is Horizon, and you always have such great answers that I thought I would talk things over with you. My Dad is the only person on earth I trust, ‘cause that lady he keeps around is the one who gives me medicine and takes me to the V-E-T. Anyway, they are planning […]

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Facebook FAIL for Pakistani Minister

Facebook FAIL for Pakistani Minister

Oops. On Facebook, the provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa live-streamed a press conference that discussed important decisions of the provincial cabinet in Peshawar. But they forgot to turn off the cat filter. As a result, viewers saw their leaders decked out with pointy ears and whiskers. Politician Shaukat Yousafzai was soon made a laughing […]

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This Star Hikes with Cats in Backpacks

This Star Hikes with Cats in Backpacks

Season two of Big Little Lies revved up last week (finally!), and it’s time to spend another season with Reese, Nicole, Laura, Zoe, Shailene..and now Meryl! The CCL among them is Nicole Kidman. She’s professed her love of animals for several years and currently owns several alpacas, chickens, fish…and cats. Of all her animals, she […]

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Ask Max Monday: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of…Snot

Ask Max Monday: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of…Snot

Max, that is so cool that younow all this stuff. Where do you get it all from—reading, or do you have a hot line to that Julien guy and his encyclingpedia book? I’m clearly mixing with the wrong sort of mice as I’ve never met ones with gloves. Where isit this Mickey lives, as I’d […]

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Assange’s Cat Didn’t Go To A Shelter

Assange’s Cat Didn’t Go To A Shelter

When Julian Assange dragged from the Ecuadoran embassy and arrested recently, the Washington Post asked the most important question, “What about his cat? Where will he go? What does he know?” Around the world, cat lovers had the same question. Journalist James Ball tweeted that he had offered to adopt the cat, but the animal […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: I’ll Be There For You, Just Like Friends

Ask Max Monday: I’ll Be There For You, Just Like Friends

Dear Max, Box day is near and my mom no longer allows me to have any boxes. I like to sit in them and pee. This makes her go all kinds of crazy. I never get to have any box fun like the other kitties I read about. (BACK STORY: I am around 3 years […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’M GONNA BE EIGHTEEN!!!

Ask Max Monday: I’M GONNA BE EIGHTEEN!!!

Hello, Max, this is Horizon, and you always have such great answers that I thought I would talk things over with you. My Dad is the only person on earth I trust, ‘cause that lady he keeps around is the one who gives me medicine and takes me to the V-E-T. Anyway, they are planning […]

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Ask Max Monday: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of…Snot

Ask Max Monday: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of…Snot

Max, that is so cool that younow all this stuff. Where do you get it all from—reading, or do you have a hot line to that Julien guy and his encyclingpedia book? I’m clearly mixing with the wrong sort of mice as I’ve never met ones with gloves. Where isit this Mickey lives, as I’d […]

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Ask Max Monday: You Got the Right Stuff

Ask Max Monday: You Got the Right Stuff

Hey Max, I’ve caught more than a cupple of mice in my time, and not a single one has worn gloves. So please tell me: why does Mickey Mouse wear gloves? Two words: STICKY PEOPLE. Poor Mickey lives AND works in a place that’s always overrun by thousands and thousand of sticky people, and those […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Watching…Kinda

Ask Max Monday: I’m Watching…Kinda

Hey its Aspen! I cant helps it but I keep growling at young not quite age 3 year-old Jack! Your Right! He tries to bitey my neck and He is now so BIG, I cannot throw him off of me! Plus he wants to sniff my ** what should I do? I hide by Mom […]

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Ask Max Monday: MAX ATTACKS!!!

Ask Max Monday: MAX ATTACKS!!!

How many books does a cat need to write? I am heading towards my first being published and have more ideas for a series, but do not want to have to work harder than I have to as I have mouses catch and all that stuff. How many do plan to do? And does literary […]

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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

Cat School, Anyone?

Cat School, Anyone?

CCL Taylor Swift told Entertainment Weekly that preparation for her role as Bombalurina in the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has involved attending “cat school.” “I just fully committed and threw myself into the process and had the most fun,” Swift told EW in a story published Friday. “We had this thing called […]

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Cat Stuck On Royal Albert Bridge for 6 Days

Cat Stuck On Royal Albert Bridge for 6 Days

A pet cat that was “stuck” on a railway bridge for six days, sparking a major rescue operation, has walked home. Five-year-old Hatty got trapped on the 30ft section of the Royal Albert Bridge (in the UK), which connects Plymouth and Saltash. Firefighters spent hours trying to rescue her while Network Rail planned to close […]

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Put a Cat on Your Tongue

Put a Cat on Your Tongue

Got some end-of-school-year parties, or just want to send an “I’m sorry” gift to your vet after Fluffy shredded his arm? Consider a box of cat cookies! Any of these can be purchased online and made to order. Prices are for a dozen unless otherwise noted. Get ready to get your YUM on! (Damn. Times […]

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Archie? He’s Named After Meghan’s Cat

Archie? He’s Named After Meghan’s Cat

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son was born, there was the usual speculation over what he would be named. You assume it’ll be a name pulled from the annals of British history. But they named him after Meghan’s cat. Yep, her childhood cat was named Archie. The cat was adored by both her and […]

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The Golden Age of Cat Blogging: Gone But Not Forgotten

The Golden Age of Cat Blogging: Gone But Not Forgotten

This has a week of losses. Those of you who know cat lady Julia Reiman, know she lost her dear Phil to cancer after a long brave battle. There was of course Daisy the Curly Cat, the empress of the Golden Age of Cat Blogging. And a couple of days later, Rick and Cyndi G. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Pay Your Insurance Premiums

Ask Max Monday: Pay Your Insurance Premiums

Nice advise on the hair thing, but the next time somecat tells you about the foods they don’t like eating, coodja give them my address and have them male it to me? I’ll eat anything. DOODS! SEND YOUR REJECTS TO HARVEY! Unless it’s steak. Then send that to me. = = = Max, I am […]

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10 Last Minute Cat Mom Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Last Minute Cat Mom Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Have you checked your calendars, kittehs? Time’s running out to get your fave cat moms a Mother’s Day Gift! Here a some hand-crafted suggestions that’ll earn you some bonus points and Temptations!                  

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Daisy and Skeezix: Together at Last

Daisy and Skeezix: Together at Last

Daisy the Curly Cat has joined her soulmate Skeezix at The Bridge. I can picture them, together at last, sharing fashion and wig styling tips and reminiscing about the golden era of cat blogging. Skeezix was dazzled by Daisy. He always said the best day of his life (February 14, 2008) was when she agreed […]

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Ask Max Monday: Hair of the…Cat, Or Something Like That

Ask Max Monday: Hair of the…Cat, Or Something Like That

MAX HOW DO I GROW A COMBOVER LIKE THAT ORINGE-FACED HYOOMAN HAS? I HAVE A SKIN KUNDISHUN WARE THEY SHAVED MY BAK INTO A REV-MO, AND THEY SHAVED ALL THE FURZ OFF MY TUMMEH, TOO. MY TUMMEH IS STILL BALD AND THE FURZ ON MY BAK ARE COMING IN PATCHY. IT DUZN’T GIT MUCH MORE […]

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Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

If your mom is a cat purrson, you can score points with her this Mother’s Day with a cat bouquet from 1-800-Flowers. The arrangement is called “Purfect Party Cat,” Product Code: 148651. It’s reasonably priced at $59.99 (exclusive of the charges they invariably add on). Fun, right?

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Ask Max Monday: You.Don’t.Know.

Ask Max Monday: You.Don’t.Know.

Hey Max Who are the dogs &why are they in YOUR HOUSE ! Dewey Those dogs are That Damned Dog Butters and his sister, Lady. And THANK BAST they were not at my house. They stayed in their own house and the Woman went there to watch them. She just came home last night and […]

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Ask Max Monday: SHE BETRAYED ME

Ask Max Monday: SHE BETRAYED ME

Do I look happy? DO I? I assure you, I am not happy. I am not happy because the Woman smells like dog. Specifically, TWO dogs. Worse, she smells like dog and has not been home the last three nights, leaving me without a lap to nap upon. She’s come home to feed Buddah and […]

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