Category: Columns

Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Deer Max Dood, I LOVE CATMAS!!!! I love the trees and ornamints, and stuff all ofur the table. I especially love it on the floor. Apparently mine mom is a GRINCH and HATES me and HATES catmas. She WILL NOT get a tree. Again. Because she complains that I break everything off the tree, rip […]

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Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Max —- HALP!!!! I overherd the peeps I live with talking about NOT gitting a Crissmiss tress acuz they are tired of sweeping up broken ornamints. If I promiss them not to brake any if they git the tree, well, whut’s the point of even having one? I dunno why they hafta be so pissy […]

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Good News Tewsday: Missing Squishy Cat Found 80 Miles Away

Good News Tewsday: Missing Squishy Cat Found 80 Miles Away

Squishy the Cat is back in his Lathrop, CA home after being found 80 miles away in San Francisco a month after he’d gone missing. San Francisco SPCA volunteers doing some TNR of local ferals discovered Squishy, who impressed them as being unusually friendly. When scanned for a chip, they discovered he was 80 miles […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

My hooman has lerned to unerstand and speak cat purty well but, most hoomans don’t pay attention to what we say.  That includes dog hoomans.  My neighbor is a dogsund that hates to be put outside and left alone or left in the house alone; he keeps trying to tell his hooman and drives me […]

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Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Remember when Alaskan photographer Tim Newton was visited by a Lynx and her 7 kittens last month? THEY’RE BAAAACK! This week, Newton’s wife Cathy heard some weird thunks and knocking outside that she attributed to maybe an owl or a woodpecker. When she decided to investigate, she was delighted to discover that the Lynx family […]

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Good News Tewsday: Whiskers R We’s Fall Cat Giveaway!

Good News Tewsday: Whiskers R We’s Fall Cat Giveaway!

It’s always a crap shoot when you combine live comedy and wriggly cats, and a nekkid Sphynx cat took on the role of Grumpy Cat on this weekend’s Whiskers R We’s skit on SNL. Kate McKinnon doesn’t miss a beat, and oh, the sqweeeee! Whiskers R We of course helped grown adoption rates exponentially by […]

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Ask Max Monday: DO I LOOK HAPPY???

Ask Max Monday: DO I LOOK HAPPY???

DO I? I am not. There is a suitcase on the bed and the Woman has been throwing things into it. Pink things. Shoes. A water bottle. Candy bars. I know what this means. It means that she’s getting ready to head off to walk for the boobies again, and this time she’s taking the […]

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Good News Tewsday: Eagle Scout Makes Life Beautiful for Cats

Good News Tewsday: Eagle Scout Makes Life Beautiful for Cats

Boy Scout Seth Bally transformed a dingy kitteh socialization room to a sparkling chic catification success as part of his Eagle Scout project at his local shelter in Middletown, New York. Bally, a member of Boy Scout Troop 66 in Goshen, New York wanted to make life a little more beautiful for the animals at […]

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Ask Max Monday: My Breakfast Was Late, Too…

Ask Max Monday: My Breakfast Was Late, Too…

Max, we have two friendly ferals outside, and I’d like to coax them inside. We’ve built a stairway to the 2nd floor balcony, and both cats use it. But, one cat doesn’t want to come in, and gets mad at the other cat if she does come in! Food (good, stinky stuff!), toys, love, warmth…none […]

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Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

A handsome tabby named Pilot went missing from his Santa Rosa, CA home one night in 2007. “It was not like him to wander and we were hopeful that he would return soon but he didn’t,” said his owner, Jennifer Leigh Thompson. “He had always been a very friendly, social cat so the chances of […]

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Ask Max Monday: This Is What You Get…

Ask Max Monday: This Is What You Get…

…when I get no questions. Me, staring into the abyss. Or it might have been the Woman’s whiskers bothering me, but still. Yeah, that’s probably it. Like, she’s not supposed to have any? But she’s well on her way to growing the Freshman Starter Goatee. It’s kinda disturbing. Got a question for me? You can […]

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Ask Max Monday: October Chill

Ask Max Monday: October Chill

Dear Max, my doggie minion, Bessie the Basset, has a weird fettish. She keeps rubbing herself up against my human’s leg most evenings! It is so-o rude & crude! Has she no decency? Has she no dignity, no self respect?! Does she not know that she is a female & a “fixed” old doggie to […]

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Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

The fires have produced too many heart-wrenching stories, so it’s a gift finding a few happy-ending tales that have come out of the devastation. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I’m most concerned about when having to make a 3-minute evacuation is being able to find all four of our […]

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Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Max…. so we got a new addition. Only we think something may have broken in transport cause her head sits kind of funny. Mom says it is due to an ear infection the kitten had. We think we should sue the delivery company. What do you think? Random Felines Well, you could, I suppose. The […]

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Ask Max Monday: Sneaky Snacky Treats

Ask Max Monday: Sneaky Snacky Treats

Dear Mr. Max, I am Sterling and I am six months old. I got dopted from the shelter about a month ago by a nice lady. She gives me hugs and kisses (ick) and pets my cheeks just right. There is other cats here who are mostly OK one of them plays with me sometimes. […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Newby Addition

Ask Max Monday: The Newby Addition

How do you integrate a new cat into the household? We were adopted by a stray cat last weekend. Once we found out that none of the shelters would take in the stray, well, there was only one thing left to do, keep him. The vet thinks he is 5, and Knucks is 9 or […]

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Ask Max Monday: I Can’t Think of a Good Title This Time…

Ask Max Monday: I Can’t Think of a Good Title This Time…

Max Dood – how many points do I get for barfing on the mom’s lap? It was PAWSOME, especially the part where she jumped up and I flew through the air for about 5 feet. Oh, man, dood, you get like 4,892 points for that! Did you land on your feet? If you fly through […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Hey Max, I keep looking out the window and it looks interesting out there. I tried to sneak out the door but my mom caught me and said NO. I am an inside kitty only. But why? Why can’t I go outside? Dood. You don’t really want to go outside. There are rude introoder things […]

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Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

Ask Max Monday: It’s Not My Fault!

MAX WHERE THE HECK YA BEEN? I’ve been the heck here. Waiting patiently. Mousebreath had a hiccup that meant I took some time off, and then it got fixed and I was without access to a computer because the Woman was off watching That Damned Dog Butters and his sister Lady, and the SHE CAME […]

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Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Hey Max…. So the foster lady shut me out of the foster room and then ran the sucky thing and then moved some other kittens in there and now I can’t get back in there. OK – so when I was in there I kept running out, but I thought that was MY room. She […]

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