Category: Lifestyle

Catdance Film Festival Now Open for Entries
[ 0 ] September 11, 2014 |

Catdance Film Festival Now Open for Entries

Buckaroo is still licking his wounds over his Fainting Goat Cat video not making it to the finals of a recent cat video contest despite pandering to the sponsors and doing some damned fine stunt cat work. He lost to a bunch of lame Vines. So he was very excited to see that Fresh Step […]

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Tsk, Tsk, Tsk: Trash those Ticks with One Quick Spritz
[ 2 ] September 9, 2014 |

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk: Trash those Ticks with One Quick Spritz

Ticks are gross. They give me the heebie jeebies. There is absolutely nothing worse than getting all lovey with Tripper only to discover a hard little bump on his skin. I recoil, make shrieky squirrely girly sounds, and he gets this sad, “What’d I do?” look on his face. Tick Removal the Old Timey Way […]

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Mid-Century Modern Feline Style
[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

Mid-Century Modern Feline Style

  If cats were Mad Men, how would they feather their nests? They’d fill their mid-century modern cat houses with retro chic objets d’art, no? But you have to move fast to snap up those swell vintage finds these days, as I sadly learned when this pawsome teak bottle opener set featuring three cats had […]

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Shoesday: Cat Zombie Shoes
[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

Shoesday: Cat Zombie Shoes

If you’re unafraid of zombies, check out these cat zombie shoes. They are custom handmade and handpainted on ballet flats. Just don’t let them eat your brains, and keep them away from kittens who could die of fear upon seeing zombies.) They are quite cheap — only $55.00. Order them at Etsy.

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Bailey Boat Cat – Adventures of a Feline Afloat
[ 3 ] August 14, 2014 |

Bailey Boat Cat – Adventures of a Feline Afloat

Bailey Blue lives on a boat and has many exciting adventures, as you might guess. The intrepid Siamese sailor has just published a book about his adventures, and it’s a doozy! The book is beautifully produced, with lush photos of Bailey in action. He swims! He sails! He threatens to make his humans walk the […]

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CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Taste Treats GIVEAWAY
[ 8 ] August 5, 2014 |

CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Taste Treats GIVEAWAY

Want a cat treat your furry friend will gobble down with fervor? One that’s not loaded with cheap grain fillers? Then grab a pack of CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Taste Treats right now! No, wait a minute. First you need to enter our CANIDAE giveaway! I recently got a pack of Chicken and of Salmon […]

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50% Off Pet Apparel This Weekend Only at PetSmart!
[ 1 ] August 1, 2014 |

50% Off Pet Apparel This Weekend Only at PetSmart!

Don’t miss out on this month’s savings for cats at PetSmart. There’s a huge sale this weekend, with much of the pet apparel marked at 50% off, 20% off  Halloween costumes, and savings on flea and tick treatments. Here are the details — sale is only Aug 1st-3rd, so get your furry little tushes down […]

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What if You Let a Cat Design Your Home? INFOGRAPHIC
[ 2 ] July 31, 2014 |

What if You Let a Cat Design Your Home? INFOGRAPHIC

Cat owners are increasing eager to catify their homes, as evidenced by Kate Benjamin and Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Catification. But hey, who’s better at catifying your home than your cat? Kittehs: Are there any rooms you would add to the list below? What if you let a cat design your home by Terrys Fabrics. […]

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Shoesday: Cat Shoes Featuring Custom Art
[ 1 ] July 29, 2014 |

Shoesday: Cat Shoes Featuring Custom Art

You can order a one-of-a-kind pair of Vans from ChooseYourShoes.net and get custom-painted cat shoes like these! (No, you don’t have to have the three-eyed cat on your shoes.) How to Order Custom Cat Shoes To get started, you email the artist your design ideas, shoe size, and shipping info. Work will start when you […]

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Modernist Cat House
[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

Modernist Cat House

Your cat house is the most impurrtant purchase decision you’re likely to make in any of your nine lives. But finding one that both you AND your people love can be a challenge. If your peeps are into modern decor, this one might be the answer. This modernist Post and Beam Mancat Mancave uses classic […]

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Shoesday: Flip Flops Leave Paw Prints
[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

Shoesday: Flip Flops Leave Paw Prints

I live the summer (and most of the rest of the year) in flip flops. Wheter it’s because of bunions, one of my 17 other maladies, or just because they let my toesies breathe, I always have my eye out for a pair. And I could hardly contain myself when I saw these Ashiatos…. they’re […]

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Purrfect Pink Luxury Cat Bed
[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |

Purrfect Pink Luxury Cat Bed

If you want to find the purrfect cat bed, you may have to look in unusual places. In this case, it was an Etsy Shop (PoochieofBevHills) that sells dog beds. Ignore the fact that it was designed for little yappy dogs. Or that it’s not in Beverly Hills but in Scottsdale AZ. Just feast your […]

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7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die
[ 8 ] July 7, 2014 |

7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die

First, the disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Consult an estate attorney before taking any action. In the last year I’ve had several experiences that got me obsessing about my own mortality. Cancer surgery, a Tramatic Brain Injury with complications, and the passing of my mother-in-law helped me appreciate that life is fleeting. […]

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13 Pain-Free Cat Tattoos
[ 3 ] July 3, 2014 |

13 Pain-Free Cat Tattoos

Maybe you have a deathly fear of needles. Or you’re afraid of making a commitment to a permanent tattoo. The solution? Temp Tatts. The best part? They only cost a couple of bucks. Here are 13 Temporary Cat Tattoos that look like the real thing, but you can scrub them off tonight and try a […]

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Win up to $25,000 with Your 1-minute Cat Video
[ 1 ] July 1, 2014 |

Win up to $25,000 with Your 1-minute Cat Video

I was one of the judges for the first ever “The Friskies” Video Awards. It was SUCH a fun event. In true Friskies style, it was first class all the way. Not only did I get to spend some QT with Sparkle’s mom, Janiss, it was there that I got to meet Will Braden, the […]

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13 Cat-Eye Sunnies No Cat Lady Should be Without
[ 1 ] June 19, 2014 |

13 Cat-Eye Sunnies No Cat Lady Should be Without

If there are two things I can never keep track of, it’s keys and sunglasses. So, I have multiples of each. Even if you don’t have that problem, you can use it as an excuse to buy a pair — or ten — of these tres chic Cat Eye Sunglasses. Click any photo to go […]

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There’s a Reason This Dear Kitten Vid Has Gone Viral
[ 1 ] June 8, 2014 |

There’s a Reason This Dear Kitten Vid Has Gone Viral

This video just went viral, and for good reason. If you ever had a curmudgeonly older cat teach a kitten the ropes, you won’t want to miss it: And yes, I’m a sucker for the orangies!

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Hints from HELLoise: Your Cat Owns the Best Latex Paint Remover
[ 0 ] June 3, 2014 |

Hints from HELLoise: Your Cat Owns the Best Latex Paint Remover

If you follow me on Facebook, you know we’ve been going through an epic house reno project. It started simply enough– I just wanted to pull down the wallpaper and paint. Which turned into new carpet and new closet, and geez, all that drywall that needed to be sanded a squillion times. Many layers of […]

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Study Proves Cat Owners Smarter than Dog Owners
[ 3 ] May 31, 2014 |

Study Proves Cat Owners Smarter than Dog Owners

Oh, don’t act so surprised. A new study shows that “Dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities, and in fact, those who favor felines tend to be smarter. Dog lovers tended to be more extroverted and lively, while cat lovers were more introverted and sensitive and tended to be non-conformists. Denise Guastello, […]

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Dave’s Cat Food: Nutritious, Nomilicious and Affordable
[ 1 ] May 22, 2014 |

Dave’s Cat Food: Nutritious, Nomilicious and Affordable

Recently, my boys had the good fortune to try out Dave’s Cat Food. You might not yet have heard of it, but it’s worth tracking down. It was a home run hit and our house, especially with Mao, who steamshoveled it into his mouth with more enthusiasm than he’s done anything (besides taking a dump) […]

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