As if 2012 weren’t a crappy enough year, it ended on an especially sad note as cat blogosphere icon Daisy Mae Maus went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Known by her many friends simply as DMM, she worked hard keeping the Feline Americans in line, a difficult job that she handled with grace and aplomb. She was preceded in death by FAs Pumpkin and Sparky Fuzzypants, leaving only that goofball Charmee to keep his mom company.
DMM was the penultimate Spicy Vixin, pawpular with mancats across the country. Two very special mancats, Jake and Rocky the Guttercat, have been keeping a spot warm across The Bridge as they’ve waited for her to join them. In honor of her passing, the moniker “Spicy Vixin” has been retired.
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is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences.
In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival.
Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.