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Ask Max Monday: Plan Ahead; Get Tired Now So You Can Re-Tire Later

Ask Max Monday: Plan Ahead; Get Tired Now So You Can Re-Tire Later

Can we send Billy to live with you? wait, we know what that answer will be. So, where would you suggest we send him? He farts and pukes and is otherwise disgusting. I think you should send him to live with The Summer Intern. They would have a lot of fun together, and from what […]

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Zoey, Zee and the Silent Six

Zoey, Zee and the Silent Six

We are honored to have the famous Zee and Zoey from the aptly named Zee and Zoey blog,  along with their “siblings” Jazz, Kismet, Rolz, Mia, Peanut and Harley as today’s interview subjects. We know you will enjoy getting to know them all better or to meet them for the first time. Funny Farmer Felines: […]

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13 Cat Quilts that Aren’t Your Momma’s Quilts!

13 Cat Quilts that Aren’t Your Momma’s Quilts!

This week’s Thursday 13 is all about cat quilts… and these aren’t your momma’s quilts. More art than utilitarian textiles, these are more likely to be displayed on your wall than folded up on the foot of your bed…. although your kittehs might like curling up with them!   David Taylor creates exquisite paintings in […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Guidance

Meditations with Meezers: Guidance

“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”  ~ Unknown Chey says: This is much easier for a cat like you who has many mistakes. I get no guidance as I have made none. Ichiro: Feel free to use some of the guidance I have learned from. It can only help.

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Ask Max Monday: Say NO to D-I-E-t…

Ask Max Monday: Say NO to D-I-E-t…

Max, two of my kitties like to open windows and sneak outside. One will just sit on the outside sill and sniff at the air, but the other one roams around (we’ve caught her sitting in the garage). I’m thinking of getting them leashes so they can go out with snoopervision. Any suggestions? If you […]

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Every Cute Head Needs A Cat … or Eight

Every Cute Head Needs A Cat … or Eight

Have you met Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Fiona, Giulietta, Lisbeth, Calista Josette and Astrid yet?  Then you should.  Together they write The Cat On My Head blog. And they are our guests today.  Grab a cup of hot or cold nip tea and settle in for their story. Funny Farmer Felines: Would you introduce […]

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Mancat Mancave: Skyscraper!

Mancat Mancave: Skyscraper!

Sometimes I see a Mancat Mancave that I cannot live withowt, and this is just that sort of mancat mancave.  Mancats, have you ever seen anything so grand? It is stufft full of cats wich meens cats reely love it. And look at the kuntented looks on thoze mancats’ faces! Chek owt how well each […]

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Meditations with Meezers: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

Meditations with Meezers: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

  “It’s more probable that your attitude, rather than your aptitude, will determine your altitude in life.” ~ Dan Fadra Chey says: This means if you want to leap up and catch da bird, it’s not your ability, but your attitude that makes it possible. Ichiro: I love catching  da bird. Chey: And you will […]

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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