Category: Lifestyle

One of These is Not Like the Others
[ 3 ] January 29, 2016 |

One of These is Not Like the Others

A trio of Siberian Huskies has welcomed a rescued cat, raising her as one of their own and a cherished member of the pack. They are inseparable–eating, sleeping, and playing together–according to their owner, Thoa Bui of San Jose, CA. The pack’s leader, Lilo. is Rosie the Cat’s surrogate mother. Rosie was found abandoned at […]

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Kitten Bowl is Back!
[ 1 ] January 26, 2016 |

Kitten Bowl is Back!

You sports-minded kittehs are abuzz with excitement over the upcoming BIG FOOTBALL GAME, right? Yessirree, Bob! The KITTEN BOWL is back on the Hallmark Channel! Tune in Sunday Feb. 7 at noon. Here are just a few of the all-star competitors: Yes, there is an ENTIRE TEAM OF ORANGIES!!!! Well, you know who I’ll be […]

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Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year INFOGRAPHIC
[ 2 ] January 24, 2016 |

Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year INFOGRAPHIC

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Many Chinatown cats HATE this holiday because of all the firecrackers, but if you just go hide in a closet during the parade, you’ll be fine. It can be fun and enlightening to discover who your sign is in Chinese astrology. Take that first step toward true enlightenment, […]

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Only 2 More Fridays for Cats and Guitars!
[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |

Only 2 More Fridays for Cats and Guitars!

Tonight and next Friday night are the last two opportunities you’ll have to experience a room full of cats-and-guitars art at the Chartreuse Gallery at Bragg’s Pie Factory in downtown Phoenix AZ. It’s also the last opportunity you’ll have to purchase “Cross-Eyed Tommy and the Asbury Dukes: Sing Sing Sing” so that I don’t have […]

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Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby Contestants Rev Up Their Engines
[ 0 ] January 17, 2016 |

Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby Contestants Rev Up Their Engines

In an international display of automotive prowess and ingenuity, cats are gathering this week for the pawpular Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Scouts are not limited to automobiles. They can create and compete in any mode of transportation. Some design for speed: SHOKO   OBI Some design for style: INKY And not all entries are earth-bound: […]

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Cats are Better Than Men Because….?
[ 1 ] January 6, 2016 |

Cats are Better Than Men Because….?

I won’t sink to making gross generalities, but I can state confidently that cats are better than all but about 12 males on the planet. That would be Mr TF and the significant others of 11 of you reading this. We have a ritual on New Year’s Eve of watching “When Harry Met Sally,” and […]

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Will 2016 Be the Year You Don’t Have to Buy Cat Litter? GIVEAWAY #spons
[ 3 ] December 29, 2015 |

Will 2016 Be the Year You Don’t Have to Buy Cat Litter? GIVEAWAY #spons

What kitty would be caught dead celebrating the New Year without a fancy little Tiny Hat on his head? And if that kitty is a Tidy Cat wearing a Tiny Hat, he could win A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF CAT LITTER!!! The maker behind Tiny Hats for Cats, Adam Ellis, has teamed  with Tidy Cats to ring […]

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Judge Pronounces Pet Sitting Something High Schoolers Do, Not a “Real Job”
[ 7 ] December 22, 2015 |

Judge Pronounces Pet Sitting Something High Schoolers Do, Not a “Real Job”

With the holidays upon us, anxiety ratchets up for many as we worry about what to do with our cats while we travel. Last month, for the first time in over ten years, hubby and I traveled together on a very short trip to NYC. Until last year, because of Mao’s ill health and separation anxiety, […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: PURRfect Cat Gifts for the Holidays
[ 0 ] December 15, 2015 |

INFOGRAPHIC: PURRfect Cat Gifts for the Holidays

Ideas for Holiday Gifts for Your Cat (Click for full-sized version). Links below for purchase info. Feel free to share! Silvervine CatIt Treat Maze Pet Loc8tor Da Bird Kickeroo Pure Bites

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Want to Smell Like Your Cat’s Forehead? This Spray’s Your Answer!
[ 0 ] December 11, 2015 |

Want to Smell Like Your Cat’s Forehead? This Spray’s Your Answer!

What are some of your favorite smells? Bacon? Just baked bread? The top of your cat’s head? If it’s the last one, you’ll be thrilled to know that you now can buy a bottle of cat smell and spray it all over so that you smell like a cat’s head. All. Day. Long. You read […]

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Spacecats! Put this on Your List for Santa!
[ 3 ] December 5, 2015 |

Spacecats! Put this on Your List for Santa!

Have you dreamed of growing up to be an astrocat? Elon Musk and Richard Branson are THISCLOSE to sending you into the heavens to explore the universe. While you’re waiting for your space ship to be ready for liftoff, you can practice your zero gravity moves in one of these supercool spacecat pet carriers by […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
[ 3 ] December 1, 2015 |

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside! As winter approaches, you might have a heated cat cup, but still your top part freezes while your nether regions are warm as toast. Or maybe you like to venture outdoors, but you just can’t stay out too long, lest you turn into an icicle. We’ve got the solution: a warm and […]

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Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!
[ 0 ] November 27, 2015 |

Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!

One of my favorite pieces of cat “furniture” is our Katris set. It’s not just functional as scratcher and play structure, it’s also a nice sculptural addition to our living room. The new covers added a whole new level of chic. We have the black ones, as shown here: You can change up configurations whenever […]

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After the Rapture Pet Care: SRSLY???
[ 2 ] November 15, 2015 |

After the Rapture Pet Care: SRSLY???

The concern over how to handle pet care back down here on earth post-rapture has spawned a business, and oddly enough, the business kinda sorta looks legit. After the Rapture Pet Care says they’ll place your kitty somewhere in its vast network of non-rapture-bound heathen volunteers for just a $10 fee. (Actually, there may also be […]

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#BetterWithPets: Is Your Home a Purrfect Habitat? #spons
[ 0 ] November 10, 2015 |

#BetterWithPets: Is Your Home a Purrfect Habitat? #spons

By far, the most pawpular part of Purina’s #BetterWithPets Summit in NYC earlier this month was the cat habitat, complete with lots and lots of adorable cats and kittens. But it wasn’t just about getting to pet cute kittens. It was to demonstrate that your cat’s emotional wellness and his habitat are inextricably linked. Catification isn’t […]

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Best Fortune Cookies EVER Contain Itty Bitty Kitties
[ 3 ] November 9, 2015 |

Best Fortune Cookies EVER Contain Itty Bitty Kitties

Friday night I grabbed some Chinese food with Summer’s mom, and at the end of the meal got the. lamest. fortune. cookie. ever. I’d already had the good fortune that evening of meeting Summer so I didn’t feel I’d been shortchanged karmically, but I always hope for something life-altering when I unfurl that little strip of […]

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Life is #BetterWithPets. Here’s Why. #spons
[ 0 ] November 9, 2015 |

Life is #BetterWithPets. Here’s Why. #spons

Recently, I was invited to the third Better with Pets Summit in New York, sponsored by Purina. I was eagerly anticipating the day, since the last two #BetterWithPets summits were chock-full of the science, behavior and humor surrounding our pets. I wasn’t disappointed. Purina’s experts aren’t just the best in their fields, they are extraordinarily […]

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The Hatch Pet Carrier Purrmits Safe Petting
[ 1 ] November 4, 2015 |

The Hatch Pet Carrier Purrmits Safe Petting

Most cat people I know have cat carrier horror stories to tell. For me, it’s Mao stories. When crated, he brayed like a donkey. To keep my eardrums from imploding, I would open the carrier door a crack to pet him; the laying-on-of-hands seemed to calm him. It also gave him the opportunity to escape. […]

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Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun
[ 2 ] October 22, 2015 |

Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

You still have time to order your Halloween costume, kittehs, and the I Heart Needlework shop on Etsy has a bunch of comfy knit hats guaranteed to get you plenty of treats! Here are our top ten topper picks: This cat is cleverly disguised as our upstairs guest room — the one with the 70s-era […]

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Domestic Violence Shelters Get Purina Pet Upgrade #spons
[ 0 ] October 21, 2015 |

Domestic Violence Shelters Get Purina Pet Upgrade #spons

Urban Resource Institute (URI) and Nestlé Purina PetCare (Purina) hosted a gala ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to celebrate Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter. The new dog park is located at Urban Women’s Retreat (UWR), a Tier I emergency shelter that is part of the URIPALS (People and Animals Living […]

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