Category: Last Week

Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep
[ 2 ] May 17, 2016 |

Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep

Last week another cat was added to the long list of baseball lovin’ felines who believe that (baseball) diamonds are the cat’s best friend. Of course, baseball is uniquely well-suited as a feline sport of choice, what with all the nommy blue jays, cardinals, orioles, and yes, even Tigers! The orange tabby seemed to materialize out […]

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Ask Max Monday: Bring Back the Buzz
[ 6 ] May 16, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: Bring Back the Buzz

max I don’t Unnerstand all this Tok about gerlfrenZ an boyfrenZ. I got my noodles clipped a bazillioN yeerz Ago an I never git urjes for anything that mite turn into dansing. I just wanna git my nap time in….alone! DO i need a purrsonality transplant or maybe put a toe in a lite sokkit […]

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MCM Kitteh Art You Can Afford!
[ 1 ] May 14, 2016 |

MCM Kitteh Art You Can Afford!

I’m a fiend for anything mid-century modern. I went ga-ga over the cat print in Pete Campbell’s NYC apartment on Mad Men. So I was excited to see this collection of MCM cat art by Texas artist Donna Mibus, and over the moon to see that a 16X20″ canvas print is only $75. Original canvas […]

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Generate a $2 Donation to Petfinder with Your Cute Cat Photo
[ 2 ] May 11, 2016 |

Generate a $2 Donation to Petfinder with Your Cute Cat Photo

Petfinder got a $2 donation from Purina because I posted the above video in which Buckaroo rolls over on command about 83 times. #rolloverhunger It’s part of Purina’s Roll Over Hunger campaign, running through the end of May. Buckaroo served to prove that CATS RULE, DOGS DROOL, when his rollover prowess crushed that of two […]

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Ask Max Monday: DISCOVER You Want a VISA
[ 5 ] May 9, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: DISCOVER You Want a VISA

Hi hi Max Wez got questions. Do kitties meow in different languages? I think so. Cats in Japan sound more like “nyan” and in Germany it’s more like “miau” (mee-ah) and in France it’s “miaou,” (meYAH) and in Russia it’s “woof.” Do gurl kitties know dey iz gurls an Boyz know dey iz boys? Maybe […]

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PAWternity Leave Widespread in the UK
[ 5 ] May 6, 2016 |

PAWternity Leave Widespread in the UK

In a trend that I hope will spread to the U.S., more firms in the U.K. are giving employees paid time off work when they get a new pet. This thrills me on a number of different fronts. First, of course, as an animal lover, I’ve experienced the separation anxiety of leaving a new cat […]

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Swamp Man to the Rescue!
[ 1 ] May 4, 2016 |

Swamp Man to the Rescue!

Frantic after her cat Sammie had been stuck in a tree for 11 days, Virginia resident Keowna Monger contacted a local television station–CBS6–asking for help. “My children especially are very upset. My daughter texts me from school to ask me if Sammie is still up there,” Keowna Monger said. Brian Carr, aka Swamp Man, was […]

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Give ’em da Bird with a Cat Flipping Tee
[ 3 ] May 3, 2016 |

Give ’em da Bird with a Cat Flipping Tee

I’ve had both bosses and co-workers I’ve despised (well, the feeling was mutual, I’m sure). I would sit in interminable meetings wishing I could have one cinematic moment of drama in which I would fearlessly and flawlessly tell them exactly what I thought of them in an Oscar-worthy monologue. But those moments never came, and […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Hardly Needed This Week…
[ 3 ] May 2, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: I’m Hardly Needed This Week…

Max, dood. ME will go out with Weezer. Also, Sumo rassling is a common thing at mine house, so Tripper can come here. Also, we still think that flames shooting out of our butts sounds like fun. Also, how can ME make a Meezer shut up? He has a furry annoying voice and screams like […]

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Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat
[ 1 ] April 29, 2016 |

Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat

We all get excited waiting for the postman to arrive each day. My ears are tuned to the sound of his engine turning off and on as he makes his way up the street. Bella is no exception Over in the U.K., the Royal Mail suspended deliveries to her household because Bella so aggressively snatched mail […]

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I Dare You Not to Sqwee!
[ 1 ] April 27, 2016 |

I Dare You Not to Sqwee!

OK, I admit it: It doesn’t take much to make me go SQWEE! But I sqweed all over these adorable cat items from Tanmade on Etsy. They are inexpensive and oh-so sqweelicious. The brooches are what first caught my eye. With an eagle-eye for detail, each is a little handmade work of art sure to […]

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Desperately Seeking Good Mojo
[ 2 ] April 26, 2016 |

Desperately Seeking Good Mojo

I was shocked beyond words today to learn that da grate Ted Rheingold, founder of Catster, is seriously ill. He is facing what will seem like an insurmountable struggle — not just for him, but for his wife and family. He’s a great guy, brilliant, funny, charismatic, and more than a little wacky. My heart goes out […]

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Ask Max Monday: Wherein I Wax Poetic
[ 4 ] April 25, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: Wherein I Wax Poetic

HAY MAX, HAVE YOO HERD ABOWT THIS OLIMPIKS THING? I THINK I’M A NACHERUL TO KUMPEET IN SOOMO WRASSLIN. WARE DO I SEND MY APPLIKAYSHUN? Hm. Well, the sumo doods are from Japan, so I think your best bet is to slap 16 stamps in your forehead, and write TO: SUMO CAMP C/O SUMO DOOD […]

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Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!
[ 3 ] April 22, 2016 |

Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!

Watercolor is a tough medium to master. It’s unforgiving; you can’t just paint over mistakes. When you apply the water it will not always go precisely where you like. For me, whose favorite medium is India ink scratched onto paper with a crow quill pen, watercolor seemed like a wild horse running away with me. Which […]

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GIVEAWAY! Miss Out on the 4-20 Fun? Score a Dime Bag of Silvervine!
[ 3 ] April 21, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY! Miss Out on the 4-20 Fun? Score a Dime Bag of Silvervine!

4/20 was National Weed Day, and I’m not talking dandelions and crabgrass. Why 4/20? According to Time Magazine: The most credible story traces the date to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would reportedly meet at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’s statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. Two of […]

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Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!
[ 2 ] April 20, 2016 |

Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!

Hallmark Channel, the official home of kitten sports, has just announced that trials have begun for the nationwide sporting event, “Kitten Summer Games,” premiering Friday, August 5 on Hallmark Channel. The nation’s most athletic and adoptable kittens will compete in a series of events including kitten gymnastics, balance beam, uneven bars, rings, floor exercises, de-CAT-hlon, track and […]

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Ask Max Monday: You Got a Ticket TO Ride…So Hang On
[ 4 ] April 18, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: You Got a Ticket TO Ride…So Hang On

Max, I have a kitty who knows how to open windows. He’ll open them and sit right on the windowsil, or just stick his head out. Then he’ll wander off inside the house (and maybe open another window.) He never actually goes outside, but he lets mosquitos and other bugs in, and he doesn’t close […]

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art
[ 0 ] April 17, 2016 |

5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art

Kids today! Probably wouldn’t know an embroidery hoop from a garter belt. But seeing one immediately transports me to 7th grade summer school, when one of our home ec projects was learning to embroider a flour-sack kitchen towel. My fingertips were pincushions as I mastered French knots and the lazy Daisy stitch. 90% of my lifetime […]

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Jaimi Ilama and The Upstairs Cat
[ 10 ] April 15, 2016 |

Jaimi Ilama and The Upstairs Cat

We are doing something different this week. Instead of interviewing a cat blogger or a cat with a social media presence, we would like to introduce you to a new writer of children’s books that feature animal stories with a life lesson. The first book of the series is about … what else! … a […]

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Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office
[ 1 ] April 13, 2016 |

Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office

Today, cats are a few steps closer to world domination. A handsome tuxie named Palmerston has been appointed “Chief Mouser” for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He’s named after Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as the U.K.’s foreign secretary nearly 200 years ago before going on to serve twice as prime […]

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