Category: Columns

Ask Max Monday: Water is Wet. Film at 11.
[ 2 ] August 19, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: Water is Wet. Film at 11.

Dear Max, Why cats do not like water for recreation like swimming pools? I know that cats bathe very well and are very clean all the time. But other than the chemicals why won’t they swim? M.Kitty Because water is wet. Now, if you come up with some dry water, maybe we’ll think about it. […]

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Flying High with the PDX Pride
[ 5 ] August 16, 2013 |

Flying High with the PDX Pride

We have the cats of the blog Furry Tails of the PDX Pride with us today – Rori, Tabby, Carbon, Starla, Little Bit, Missy, Freya and Heimdall.  We’re excited at the opportunity to get to know them all better.  Pull up a chair, grab a pawful of treats and let’s get started.   Funny Farmer […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Worry
[ 4 ] August 12, 2013 |

Meditations with Meezers: Worry

“If you CAN solve your problem, then what is the NEED of worrying?. If you CANNOT solve it, then what is the USE of worrying.? “ Shantideva Chey says: This is why I never worry, despite having many problems that are unsolvable. Ichiro: I shall have to work on not worrying. I find sitting on […]

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Ask Max Monday: You Gotta Ask, Doods!
[ 9 ] August 12, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: You Gotta Ask, Doods!

This is what I do all week when I don’t have questions to answer: Well, okay, it’s what I would do if I had one of those things. I wanted one but the Woman was all, “No, no, you can’t buy one because you would play with it for five minutes and then you’d never […]

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13 Cat Collages for the Purrfect Living Space
[ 2 ] August 8, 2013 |

13 Cat Collages for the Purrfect Living Space

Collage art is infinitely interesting, providing an ongoing Easter egg hunt as you discover new facets of the work. They can be as elementary as a school kid’s magazine-pastings to sophisticated mixed media works by “real” artists. This week we have 13 cat collage works any cat lover would love to have adorn her walls: […]

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Mancat Mancave: The Big Banana
[ 3 ] August 7, 2013 |

Mancat Mancave: The Big Banana

Evry once in a wile you see a mancat’s mancave that makes you step by and say WO MAMA!!! This lucky guy will have NO TRUBBLE gitting the ladies with this big banana mancave. Even if you sed goodbye to your grapes ages ago, gerlcats won’t notiss win all they see is the big banana. […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Humbleness
[ 0 ] August 5, 2013 |

Meditations with Meezers: Humbleness

“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.” ~ Gary Zukav Chey says: This is why, although I am a wonderful and loving cat, I remain humble. And I don’t get mad when you sit upon my head. I am already forgiving you. Because I am […]

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Ask Max Monday: How To Make Friends And Influence Kitties
[ 3 ] August 5, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: How To Make Friends And Influence Kitties

Dear Max, I share my food lady with, I’ll call her “Elder Cat,” who owned the food lady before I did. Although she seems wise, Elder Cat does not appreciate my Abyssinian charms, such as tearing around the house (sometimes after her), mooching in the food bowl, and being all up in the food lady’s […]

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Cheshire Loves Karma … and Nutmeg
[ 14 ] August 2, 2013 |

Cheshire Loves Karma … and Nutmeg

  We have some new friends with us today, Cheshire, Karma and Nutmeg from the blog Cheshire Loves Karma.  They have quite an interesting background and varied interests, so relax on a comfortable chair and make yourself at home. Funny Farmer Felines: Would you introduce yourselves and your mom to everyone? Cheshire: I’m Cheshire Kitten […]

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13 Cool Cat ACEOs
[ 0 ] August 1, 2013 |

13 Cool Cat ACEOs

What are ACEOs  (art card editions and originals)? They’re 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch artist trading cards with no restrictions or requirements other than size. They can be originals, prints, collages, mixed media works, assemblages… anything! They can be displayed on little tiny easels, framed and hung in groups, or collected and traded. Typically, they’re extremely affordable ways […]

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Harem-Sized Mancat Mancave
[ 9 ] July 30, 2013 |

Harem-Sized Mancat Mancave

Hey evrybuddy, I’ve bin on vakayshun. Dja miss me? … Anybuddy? Well, I’ve got a Mancat Mancave this week that will blow yer soks off with all its feechers. (If yer the color of cat hoo wares soks.) It is reely reely high and it has two hidey holes for yer harem to hang out […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Thought Prisoners
[ 3 ] July 29, 2013 |

Meditations with Meezers: Thought Prisoners

  “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”  ~ Lao Tzu Chey says: This is why I do not care what others think. I should hate to be a prisoner. Ichiro: I shall endeavor to escape the prison of my desire to be cute and likable. I think I’ll […]

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Ask Max Monday: Move Your Head, Human!
[ 7 ] July 29, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: Move Your Head, Human!

Max – we gots a question. OK – so bad enough mom brings home little fuzzie kittens to foster. But now there is a strange tuxedo girl in the bathroom and she isn’t a kitten. Mom said that people were mean to her and the girl kitty was very skinny and very scared and we […]

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The Wisdom of Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin
[ 16 ] July 26, 2013 |

The Wisdom of Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin

Today, we have Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin – the four handsome mancats from Cat Wisdom 101. In case you haven’t met them yet, we know you will enjoy their story.  And if you do know them well, are you certain you know everything about them?  Let’s see how much you remember. Funny Farmer […]

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13 Cat Scarves to Infinity and Beyond!
[ 2 ] July 25, 2013 |

13 Cat Scarves to Infinity and Beyond!

  No matter what the time of year, a scarf is an invaluable wardrobe accessory that can dress up your look or hide unsightly cat hair. This week, we’ve got 13 adorable infinity cat scarves in every gradation of casual and classy. Infinity scarves have exploded in pawpularity this year, and it’s easy to understand […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Presence
[ 2 ] July 22, 2013 |

Meditations with Meezers: Presence

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. –Thich Nhat Hanh Chey says: This is something I am very aware of. That is why I don’t often offer my presence, it is such a gift. Ichiro: I like offering my presence. I guess I am more generous than you.  

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Ask Max Monday: When In Doubt, POOF
[ 10 ] July 22, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: When In Doubt, POOF

Dear Maxx, I am a princess, a VERY pampered princess (Sphynx) and mommy just told me the other day I may be gettin a little sister. It’s bad enough she just got married to a big guy (tho I do have to say, he is bald like me) who for some reason does not like […]

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The Boss Katie and Orange Menace Waffles
[ 43 ] July 19, 2013 |

The Boss Katie and Orange Menace Waffles

Our special guests today are the lovely Katie and handsome Waffles Too from the blog Glogirly.  Many of you are already acquainted with them, but pay close attention.  You just might learn something new.  We did. Funny Farmer Felines: Would you introduce yourselves and your family to everyone? Katie:  Hi, I’m Katie – the good […]

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Meditations with Meezers: What’s Inside
[ 0 ] July 15, 2013 |

Meditations with Meezers: What’s Inside

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  Chey says: This is why I always say I’m the most important, because it’s what’s inside that counts not what happens. Ichiro: I thought he was talking about poops. Because you […]

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Ask Max Monday: By Any Other Name
[ 6 ] July 15, 2013 |

Ask Max Monday: By Any Other Name

Dear Max: Why do the hoomans give us so many names and nicknames? MY name is Santino, but the hooman also calls me Tino, Baby Boy, Mr Tigerpaws (sometimes with ‘little’ in front- but I’s not little anymore), and a new one cropped up this week- Sweet Boy. What gives?! Why can’t they just pick […]

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