Category: Columns

Good News Tewsday: SFSPCA Embraces Cats’ True Nature with Innovative Feeding Style
[ 3 ] June 27, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: SFSPCA Embraces Cats’ True Nature with Innovative Feeding Style

Anyone who’s watched “My Cat From Hell” is familiar with Jackson Galaxy’s mantra: “HUNT. CATCH. KILL. EAT.” It what is in the cat’s nature to do, and thwarting those instincts is at the root of many behavioral problems that cats exhibit… problems that land many of them back in the shelter. Keeping your cat indoors, […]

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Ask Max Monday: Oops
[ 6 ] June 26, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: Oops

HAY DOOD! WUTS WITH THE HOTS? HERE’S MY QWESCHUN: THE LADEY TOOK ME IN THE BIG SILVER MASHEEN THAT HAD ****AIR KUNDISHUNNING***. THAT IS BLOWY COLD AIR THAT I JUST COODN’T GIT ENUF OF. I WUZ REELY GETTIN IN TO IT CUZ WE DO NOT HAVE AIR KUNDISHING INSIDE OWR HOWSE. BUT THE LADEY STOPPED […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: The Cats’ Meows!
[ 3 ] June 24, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: The Cats’ Meows!

RENO: We have not bin revyooing mooveys for a wile for good reezins. HOMER: Number one, we keep gettin in trubble. Peeple don’t appreesheeate it win we make a winter wunderland owt of toillit paper. RENO: I still don’t unnerstand why thy don’t appreesheeate a little Currier and Ives diorama. It takes SKILLZ to unroll […]

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The Eastside Inside Outside Cats
[ 17 ] June 23, 2017 |

The Eastside Inside Outside Cats

What could be sweeter than an adorable non-edible chocolate cat? Chocolate and his inside / outside family are from the blog Eastside Cats. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Chuck: My name is Chocolate, but everyone calls me Chuck, or Chucky. My humans are The Cat Mama and The Hubby. Funny Farmer […]

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35-lb Ginger Tabby Finds New Home
[ 3 ] June 20, 2017 |

35-lb Ginger Tabby Finds New Home

In today’s Good News Tewsday episode, we take a look at Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin of Mount Rainier, Maryland, who are the proud new parents of a 35-lb orange tabby named Symba. “He is lovely. He is a really sweet guy,” Berkeley, 31, told ABC News. “There were a bunch of news stories about […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Sharing Edition
[ 2 ] June 19, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: The Sharing Edition

Mr Max I share my toys with my girl all the time, but when I play with her toys I get “No, no that’s mine” How do I teach her to share? Thanks Pippin Take your mighty paw and give her a good smack down when she refuses to share. Repeat as needed. Oh, it […]

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Great Lap Warmer Buckwheat
[ 7 ] June 16, 2017 |

Great Lap Warmer Buckwheat

Many of you remember Angel Willie Snapp from the Phin, Feather and Furr Gang blog. The Kitty Who Came After is Buckwheat and we are pleased to be able to interview him today. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your humans. Hi! I’m Buckwheat. I am about 6 years old and I am a […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wee Ginger Kitten Extricated from Tesla Bumper
[ 0 ] June 13, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Wee Ginger Kitten Extricated from Tesla Bumper

Usually, when you own a high purrformance auto, the engine purrs like a kitten. But not a Tesla. In a Tesla you get nuthin in the way of engine noise. Which is why one Tesla Model X owner was befuddled by kitty sounds inside his car. He was able to identify the locus of the […]

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Ask Max Monday: Love At First Bite
[ 2 ] June 12, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: Love At First Bite

Max, when will your new book be coming out? We are still reading “Forked” cause my glasses need to be changed! We luv you! Jamie’s mom It might be a while. A lot of the next book is written, but just the vomit draft. So basically, there’s a story but it’s in the sheesh-this-sucks phase. […]

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Clarissa and 13 Furblings
[ 11 ] June 9, 2017 |

Clarissa and 13 Furblings

It’s always interesting to interview a full house of cats. Different personalities and different beginnings blended into one family. Today we are privileged to visit a home (Clarissa’s House of Cats) with fourteen different stories – or one story, depending on your perspective. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Clarissa: My name […]

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Geezer Cat Scores Lavish Quinceañera
[ 2 ] June 6, 2017 |

Geezer Cat Scores Lavish Quinceañera

I think this should become a “thing” for all cats reaching their 15th birthdays. Are you with me on this? Miss Luna Olavarria was recently feted with a Quinceañera when she reached her 15th purrthday. The lavish celebration included outfitting Luna with a Quinceañera gown and crown.   The lavish celebration included a feast with plenty of […]

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Ask Max Monday: Forked
[ 7 ] June 5, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: Forked

Doods. Guess what? It’s my birthday month! Now, normally I don’t celebrate it a lot, but this year is a milestone year, because I turn 16 and that means I get a driver’s license. And since I’m an income-earning kitty, I figure I can buy myself a car. Originally, I thought I’d get a convertible, […]

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Athena the Creative Cat
[ 17 ] June 2, 2017 |

Athena the Creative Cat

Many of you know today’s interviewee. She is a popular blogger and has her own Caturday Art blog hop. Yes, you guessed correctly – Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your mom. Athena: Hi! Thanks for inviting me for an interview. I’m Athena from England and I am a […]

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Good News Tewsday: The Job of Your Dreams is Here
[ 0 ] May 30, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: The Job of Your Dreams is Here

Your dream job is finally here. Could you pawsibly find a better gig than professional Cat Cuddler? Dublin, Ireland’s only feline veterinary clinic is seeking a professional Cat Cuddler with a soft voice, cat whispering ability and “gentle hands” ideal for stroking and petting the furry creatures “for long periods of time.” “We are considering a veterinary intern, a nurse position […]

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Ask Max Monday: Ice Burns, That’s Why
[ 4 ] May 29, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: Ice Burns, That’s Why

I need some help understanding my cat. He sticks his head under my hand so I assume he wants to be petted. I only pet him a few times because it seems like too many times results in him swatting me. When he plops himself on top of my newspaper, he can get irritated if […]

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Nap Time
[ 3 ] May 26, 2017 |

Nap Time

There is no Mousebreath interview this week and we apologize for any inconvenience. We didn’t forget; we do have one and intended to publish it, but sometimes life intervenes.  We’re taking a nap to prepare for next week and suggest you take one too.  Naps are so refreshing! *** Come on, don’t be shy. All […]

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Good News Tewsday: Mellow Found 6 Years Later
[ 4 ] May 23, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Mellow Found 6 Years Later

This Good News Tewsday story happened right in our own backyard! A sweet, friendly tabby name Mellow will be traveling from California to Georgia this weekend to be reunited with his family, who he lost six years ago. Yep, you read that right. SIX years ago The Thomas family was stationed in the Bay Area […]

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Ask Max Monday: A Biker By Any Other Name
[ 3 ] May 22, 2017 |

Ask Max Monday: A Biker By Any Other Name

Max dood, I want to go out, make Mommy let me out. Maybe I’ll find Billy out there? Naw, dood, you need to stay inside where there are no introoder kitties or dogs, or worse…VISHUS DEER. You’re gonna hook up with Billy one day, but don’t be in too much of a hurry. If you […]

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The Story of Biscuit
[ 9 ] May 19, 2017 |

The Story of Biscuit

We have said every cat has a story, and we are pleased to introduce you to a senior kitty who contacted us and proved our theory is correct. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Hi, I’m Biscuit and my human is Leslie. Funny Farmer Felines: If you have any furry siblings, please […]

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Good News Tewsday: It’s Official!
[ 2 ] May 16, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: It’s Official!

Yes, cat moms, it’s time to gloat over slobbering dog lovers: cats DO love us more than noms! New research from Oregon State University, published in Behavioural Processes, states that cats enjoy human contact more than they like eating. Yep. You read that right. Cats prefer chillaxin’ with humans to eating. The authors of the study […]

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