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Ask Max Monday: 19

Ask Max Monday: 19

Hi Max, Two years after (almost to the day) our dearest Spider crossed the rainbow bridge, she sent Gracie and me a new friend. It’s a boy, a middle-aged meezer dude! His origin story is as fuzzy as his toe bean sprouts and apparently he’s recovering from his years on the streets (after some help […]

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Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

You’d be hard-pressed to find a rabid cat lover who hasn’t been enchanted by the vintage illustrations of Louis Wain. He created a whimsical world of wide-eyed cats, each scene rich with detail and activity. As a cat artist, I’m amazed at the number of cats featured in each of his illustrations as well as […]

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Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

It’s almost Taco Tuesday. What kind of tacos should I order? Taco Bell ones give me the [redacted] TOONA You should get TOONA TOONA TACO TUESDAY You’re welcome. = = = I was reading “Purrfect Advice” by Nic Saint, and saw this: “Well, we could start a column with pets writing in and asking questions, […]

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Kiss Your Cat, Contract Covid?

Kiss Your Cat, Contract Covid?

According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, cats can spread the new coronavirus to each other without any of them ever having any symptoms. Scientists who led the work say it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people […]

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Back in 1918, Cat Flu Masks Were the Rage

Back in 1918, Cat Flu Masks Were the Rage

In 1918, Dr Woods Hutchinson had strongly-held opinions about the flu epidemic’s transmissibility. “The reason for the spread? Pig-headedness, not another thing,” he raged in in Des Moines on November 25, 1918. “We knew it was prevalent in Europe and that it would find its way here. “The ‘flu’ germ doesn’t care a hang for […]

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Ask Max Monday: Who, Me? Make Fun of Someone?

Ask Max Monday: Who, Me? Make Fun of Someone?

Great answers, you are most certainly worth steak. Any advice for how to get a cat used to drinking out of a fountain instead of the sink? Hm. I’ve always preferred a fountain so it just kinda happened. If there’s room, maybe start with the fountain near the preferred sink, and when the cat tries […]

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Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

One of the highlights of my week is watching John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and it’s not just because I’m an anglophile enchanted by anyone with a British accent. I also love Brits who’ve mastered American accents (Michael Sheen, Damian Lewis, Hugh Laurie, etc. etc.). This week I was delighted that CATS were a […]

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Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many TV production studios have had to temporarily shut down, but that doesn’t mean viewers have to do without their favorite shows and news broadcasts. From famous musicians’ home concerts to John Krasinski’s “Some Good News/SGN” YouTube show, many celebrities are broadcasting from the comfort of their homes during […]

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Ask Max Monday: Quarantine Day #8,265

Ask Max Monday: Quarantine Day #8,265

Hi Max! I don’t know what to do about the kitty that lives outside the window. I used to be a feral but now I am an inside girl. There is another kitty that is feral but she does not want to be inside. But Max, that is good because I do not like her! […]

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Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Today is Pallas’s Cat Day, and I’ll bet it’s a wild cat about which you know very little. That’s okay. Neither do many scientists. The Pallas’s cat has been classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2002, negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting. It is native to the […]

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Ask Max Monday: Week in Review

Ask Max Monday: Week in Review

All right, doods, I hope you’re all doing well and your people aren’t driving you six kinds of nuts while they’re staying at home interrupting all your naps. I’ve had it pretty easy; the Woman has always worked from home and the only thing that really changed is that she can’t take breaks to go […]

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Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Did you ditch too many cute cat clothes during a ruthless quarantine-boredom-busting binge of spring cleaning? Need to wear something besides that ratty college logo top for Zoom meetings with your office mates? Wary about spending big bux with everyone’s financial future in limbo? We gotcha covered. Not JUST covered, but covered in cute cat […]

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Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Cat owners feel there’s a significant lack of products designed specifically with cats and cat owners in mind, according to a survey by Cat Person, a New York-based brand founded just this past March. Cat Person officials said that they conducted the national survey of 1,000 cat owners to better understand the attitudes, challenges and […]

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Ask Max Monday: Zooooom

Ask Max Monday: Zooooom

Max, the only reason any cat would need a bath is if they’ve got something gross stuck to their fur, or they need flea shampoo. Any other reason is just wrong…right? I can’t think of any reason other than torture, and that’s just mean. I’m not even sure why people like baths for themselves. They […]

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Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Out of the gloomy morass in which we are currently immersed, it is especially uplifting to know that some good is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, I said GOOD! This week, Shenzhen became the first city in China to ban the consumption and trade of dogs and cats as part of its new […]

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Cover Your Face with Cats!

Cover Your Face with Cats!

First, we were told not to wear masks unless we were symptomatic of covid-19. Now everyone is now being encouraged to wear one. But if you don’t have one, it’s unlikely you can scuttle down to CVS and buy one; most places are out of stock. Why wear one? Well, my brother-in-law (who teaches medicine, […]

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Cats Catch Covid-19

Cats Catch Covid-19

Need any more incentive to stay the heck at home and avoid getting the virus? According to the South China Morning Post, a pet cat has tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong after being infected with the virus by its owner. The cat is the second domestic cat to be diagnosed with the virus. […]

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Ask Max Monday: There’s gonna be a hairball…

Ask Max Monday: There’s gonna be a hairball…

What will you be doing to entertain the troops during this undoubted crisis of humanity, and B (not that there was an A) To spot the humans being OVER attentive with the grubby paws – well overly sterilised paws. OK there is a third. C) How does one stop a human from trying to bathe […]

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Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

It’s not news that social media, clickbait headlines, and others often exploit human emotions to generate interest. One major way human emotions are exploited is via “cute” photos, videos, and memes. Scientists are exploring how cuteness encourages people to share information, good or bad, shaping perceptions that could influence public opinion. The Office of Naval […]

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Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Felicia’s Etsy site features several different categories of original cat art. Our fave category is Cat Paintings. These whimsical epictions are spot on and will put a smile on your face during this difficult time. Click any image to go to its product page.

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