Category: Lifestyle

5 Cat Lady Sandals and FlipFlops Your Paws are Screaming For!
[ 2 ] July 23, 2016 |

5 Cat Lady Sandals and FlipFlops Your Paws are Screaming For!

I live in sandals year-round. Not just because I live in California and it’s illegal not to, but because I have a debilitating bunion that makes enclosed shoes a special kind of medieval torture. So I was delighted to run acoross these hand-crafted sandals and flip flops. The special leather ones at the top are […]

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New Jersey Cats Will be Taken Out to the Ballgame Saturday
[ 0 ] July 6, 2016 |

New Jersey Cats Will be Taken Out to the Ballgame Saturday

If you live anywhere in or near New Jersey (as in, to the right of the Mississippi river) head over the FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood NJ this Saturday, where they will be celebrating CATurday. The BlueClaws will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit BlueClaws Charities. If you can’t be at the game […]

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What Happens to Your Pets When You Move to Assisted Living?
[ 5 ] June 29, 2016 |

What Happens to Your Pets When You Move to Assisted Living?

My June sucked. An emergency situation occurred that required immediate removal of my mom from her home into assisted living. She’s 87, so it wasn’t a shock, but I wasn’t expecting to get a call from the police on Memorial Day telling me she was being taken to the hospital after being found wandering around confused […]

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Got Poop? Win a Littervention! (GIVEAWAY) #spons
[ 4 ] June 24, 2016 |

Got Poop? Win a Littervention! (GIVEAWAY) #spons

I’m lucky to have cats with excellent litter habits. But try as I might to train them otherwise, they seem to delight in bolting from the box like Olympic gymnasts landing their dismounts, hoping to win points for flair. And after Tripper digs for China, the laundry porch could be mistaken for a quarry. This results in […]

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Kittehs! You Don’t Have to be 21 Years Old to Enjoy Vino!
[ 2 ] June 21, 2016 |

Kittehs! You Don’t Have to be 21 Years Old to Enjoy Vino!

Kittehs are often disappointed that most don’t live to the legal drinking age of 21. No cosmos, no brewskis, no vino. If you’re an indoor cat, you can’t sneak off to a liquor store, hang around outside and wait for a geezer cat to show up so you can ask him to buy for you in exchange for […]

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Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons
[ 3 ] June 14, 2016 |

Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons

At 12 years and 22 lbs, Tripp is a tubby tabby. And it doesn’t take a veterinarian or a PhD to help me figure that out. Over the years his swagger has morphed into a waddle. He boasts an impressive furchin*. I have to tend to his crusty butt hygiene because he can’t quite reach […]

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5 Fun Fab Feline Handbags
[ 0 ] June 4, 2016 |

5 Fun Fab Feline Handbags

Who can resist buying just one more handbag? Not me. I’ve got a gazillion totes, but then I see a cute cat purse and talk myself into buying just one more. Here are five I’m having a hard time saying no to:     This grey felted purse features a house panther, and goes as […]

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249 Cats Owe Their Lives to These Guys
[ 1 ] June 3, 2016 |

249 Cats Owe Their Lives to These Guys

If you’ve ever had a cat stuck up in a tree, you’re going to wish you lived in western Washington state. Canopy Cat Rescue’s Shaun Sears and Tom Otto travel throughout the Puget Sound area to rescue treed cats. And their efforts are being rewarded with their own reality show, “Treetop Cat Rescue,” which debuted […]

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Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Consider My Cats as My Kids
[ 6 ] June 2, 2016 |

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Consider My Cats as My Kids

A self-important mommy blogger just wrote the screed Saying Your Dog Is Your “Baby” Is an Insult to Moms Everywhere. Although her sentiments were directed at dog owners, I’m sure thinks no more kindly of cat owners. She describes how much more difficult it is to give birth vs. adopting a pet, how much more complicated […]

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Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions
[ 2 ] May 28, 2016 |

Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions

I’ve never been a particular fan of topiaries–I’m more of a wild child gardener–but these cat topiaries could change my mind. One day a “surrealist” artist from Stapleford, Hertfordshire, UK  Richard Saunders, spied an ornamental shrub that resembled the shape of his beloved pet cat while asleep. His ongoing cat topiary project, in which he creates images […]

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Pennsylvanians Want to Know: Do Cats Fart?
[ 1 ] May 25, 2016 |

Pennsylvanians Want to Know: Do Cats Fart?

Did someone get paid to do this research? A recent analysis of Google queries revealed what search words and phrases were used the most in which states. This wasn’t to determine the top search terms in each state, but rather which state searched for certain whimsical search terms the most. Interesting, Pennsylvanians searched for “Do Cats Fart?” […]

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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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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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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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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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Beat the Blues with Delft Blue Cat Brooches
[ 0 ] April 10, 2016 |

Beat the Blues with Delft Blue Cat Brooches

Just when you think that everything in the known universe that can be crafted has been crafted, you stumble upon something like these Delft Blue porcelain cat brooches that will kick cold weather blues to the curb. The artist, Harriet Damave, is a trained graphic designer and illustrator who turned to a ceramic substrate for […]

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Cat Ladies: Time to be Pretty in Pink!
[ 3 ] April 6, 2016 |

Cat Ladies: Time to be Pretty in Pink!

Triple T Studios produces some amazing jewelry and accessories for cat ladies, in a luscious spectrum of pretty colors… including PINK! Triple T Pink Cat Lady Wallet The newest additions to their line include a pink cat lady purse and wallet, both featuring an elegant house panther. Most mobile phones will fit conveniently in the […]

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I Don’t Know What They’re Selling But I’ll Buy It
[ 4 ] March 30, 2016 |

I Don’t Know What They’re Selling But I’ll Buy It

It’s one thing to dream up a commercial with one or two feline actors. But it’s a little insane to propose production of a commercial with a cast of half a dozen. These guys should get a Cleo for succeeding. In this foreign commercial (Thai, I think?), cats are used to sell home interior upgrades, […]

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Ask Max Monday: At The End of All, Let Them Eat Cake
[ 2 ] March 21, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: At The End of All, Let Them Eat Cake

Tuday I finds owt that akwar-yum fishies fud taste like fishie treats. They is small tho, so yu hafs to lik thems owt of can. But hoomin gets mads and yells that akwar-yum fishie fuds is for akwar-yum fishies! If not for kitties then why fishie taste? And why called “akwar-YUM” if not for noms? […]

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Bid on the Coolest Cat Condos on the Planet
[ 0 ] March 18, 2016 |

Bid on the Coolest Cat Condos on the Planet

The most jaw-droppingly amazing outdoor cat condos are being auctioned on eBay by Architects for Animals this weekend as a benefit for FixNation. Last week, a sold out crowd attended their “Giving Shelter” benefit at the HermanMiller showroom in LA, and the event was a runaway success. This year’s team or architects included: Abramson Teiger Architects; CallisonRTKL; DSH // […]

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