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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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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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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

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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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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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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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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Ask Max Monday: You’re Not Gonna Like My Answer…

Ask Max Monday: You’re Not Gonna Like My Answer…

Max/Buddah, I seriously need advice! I have two beautiful kitties, Angie (a senior) and Barney (just over a year old) who have a huge amount of toys. Barney, however, wants to play with poop. We clean the litter boxes daily and yet he’ll find a piece of poop, dig it out and bat it around. […]

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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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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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Good News Tewsday

Good News Tewsday

No need to call up a bunch of hot hunky firemen this time. A cat hanging from the edge of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) was rescued after quick action from a group of Brooklyn students. Students from Benjamin Banneker Academy noticed the cat hanging off the expressway in the early afternoon and took action, getting […]

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News Flash! Cats Know Their Own Names!

News Flash! Cats Know Their Own Names!

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. WOW! REALLY??????? Yep, Japanese scientists said they’ve provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say, including recognizing their own names. Quite a bit of research has been conducted on dogs’ communications skills, determining […]

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Are Dog People Really Happier Than Feline Folks?

Are Dog People Really Happier Than Feline Folks?

As reported in The Washington Post, in 2018, the General Social Survey included a battery of questions on pet ownership. The findings quantified the nation’s pet population – nearly 6 in 10 households have at least one – and made it possible to see how pet ownership overlaps with all sorts of factors of interest […]

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Ask Max Monday: Buddah Takes Over

Ask Max Monday: Buddah Takes Over

Hi! It’s me, Buddah, Max’s little brother even though he says I’m not really his brother, I’m just a pain in his asterisk. He’s kinda busy tonight, putting the final touches on his next book before it goes to the thingy that turns it from a manuscript into a real book, which doesn’t take very […]

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Ask Max Monday: Dash and Stash

Ask Max Monday: Dash and Stash

Max, my hooman has a noisy breffus masheen dat murders up bananas, spinnitch, oats, and meowlk into a gloopy paste dat she can drink. It lowt. It hurt my ears, and even tho she tells me she’s startin dat masheen and I shood go upstares, it tooo lowt. She yoosta eat hooman breffus soop, which […]

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Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

At St. Sampton’s Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey, England, a 20-year old tabby called Barney comforted mourners who were burying or visiting a loved one. Barney died of old age at the end of February and the entire town is grieving. Barney didn’t always live in the cemetery. He once belonged to […]

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General Store Cat Gets the Boot

General Store Cat Gets the Boot

Stormy, a gregarious black cat who has run the Fritz Creek General Store in Homer, Alaska for the last six years, has been forced out of her job because of a complaint from an anonymous customer. Officials notified the store owners that cat’s presence in the store violated food safety standards. Homer News reported, “The […]

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Hot Hunky Firemen Rescue Wee Kitten

Hot Hunky Firemen Rescue Wee Kitten

It wasn’t a cat stuck in a tree but a black kitten trapped in a water drainage pipe that summoned Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters to Selby Lane in Atherton, CA. A resident called the fire station to report that she had heard a kitten crying all morning and discovered that it had slipped […]

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Ask Max Monday: Nekkid Buddah? Hahahaha

Ask Max Monday: Nekkid Buddah? Hahahaha

Hi Max Do boy cats ever act like gentlemen or do they always act like kittens on crack? Thanks, Rosie Yes. No, really, we can be gentlemen, but we’ll also always, deep down, be furry little crackheads. Sometimes we’ll be nice and sweet, but every now and then a guy just has to go 3 […]

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Looking for an Earworm?

Looking for an Earworm?

Carly Rae Jepsen is a master of sugary pop songs that sear themselves inside your cochlea as earworm classics. With her most recent release, “Now That I’ve Found You,” she challenges Taylor Swift and Katy Perry for the title of the music world’s most fervent ailurophile. And there’s a nod to Breakfast at Tiffany’s thrown […]

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Good News Tewsday: Alabama Tornado Cat Found in Rubble

Good News Tewsday: Alabama Tornado Cat Found in Rubble

Grab a hankie, folks! Bugsy the Cat was lost after the Lee County, Alabama tornado this week. Her home was tossed from its foundation and flipped like a pancake. The family survived, but couldn’t find Bugsy afterward. “We searched the whole house by hand the first day and we didn’t find her,” Hunter Lashley said. […]

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