Category: Lifestyle

Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!
[ 12 ] July 27, 2015 |

Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!

Katris, the amazingly versatile and innovative modular scratching and play system is about to get a whole lot better. Can Katris Get Any Better? Better than infinite configurations with five different shapes?Better than eco-friendly materials? Better than an elegantly simple modern sculpture that functions a cat play structure, scratcher and furniture? Better than a playtoy for your people […]

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8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

Even if you’re cursed with a black thumb, you’ll lust after these cute cat planters. Some handcrafted, some kitsy-vintage, they’re all purrfect vessels in which to cultivate your catnip crops. Plants pictured are not included, so you can pick your own greenery to kill. First up: the “Nerd Cat Planter” is handpainted by an Dona […]

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7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up
[ 3 ] July 8, 2015 |

7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up

Banzai is the most vocal Siamese I’ve ever had, and after Mao, that’s saying a lot. Sometimes it’s helpful–for example, when he wants to come in the house or is ready to eat. When he was younger, he would joyfully announce when he was laying pipe in the litter box. Mostly it’s just an incessant […]

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Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home
[ 2 ] July 4, 2015 |

Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home

  If you’re married, you might find it difficult to convince your spouse to let you fully explore the love you have for cats. But these vinyl stick-on stickers are subtle ways of expressing cat love without hubby or wifey worrying that you’re stuck with kat kitsch for 30 years. They stick on the wall until you don’t […]

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No Surprise: Cats Love Yoga
[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

No Surprise: Cats Love Yoga

I was looking on youtube for a video that Max‘s mom had shared on Facebook of a cat who photobombs a woman doing a selfie vid of her yoga headstand. Yoga Interruptus is quite a thing with cats. And puppies: And then I remembered that great viral vid from a few years ago of Indie […]

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Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Consider My Cats as My Kids
[ 6 ] June 18, 2015 |

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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6 Vintage Laurel Burch Scarves You Can’t Live Without
[ 4 ] June 16, 2015 |

6 Vintage Laurel Burch Scarves You Can’t Live Without

Can you call yourself a Cat Lady if you don’t own at least one Laurel Burch accessory? These Laurel Burch cat scarves are 100% silk, and generously sized. Most are from the 80s, before Laurel Burch mania really hit. Best of all, they won’t cost you many cat treats – they range in price from about […]

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Yoga Cats Supplant Cat Cafes as the New New Thing
[ 3 ] June 13, 2015 |

Yoga Cats Supplant Cat Cafes as the New New Thing

Forget Cat Cafes. They’re soooo 2014. The new new thing is yoga. It’s no secret that cats are natural practitioners of yoga. And Yoga is as good for the soul as a lap full of purry furry felines. Homeward Bound, a no-kill shelter in Decatur, Illinois is exploiting the synergy between cats and yoga by […]

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Kitteh iPhone Cases are Squeelicious!
[ 0 ] June 10, 2015 |

Kitteh iPhone Cases are Squeelicious!

This Monomate iPhone 6 jelly case features a silicone case that provides a confident grip on your iPhone 6. If that fails and you do drop it, the silicone absorbs any shock. It’s easy to insert and remove your iPhone 6 from this case. It has an opening for the on/off button, the camera, earphone […]

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CatConLA: Crazy Cat Lady Craziness at its Best
[ 5 ] June 9, 2015 |

CatConLA: Crazy Cat Lady Craziness at its Best

If you are a disenfranchised crazy cat person, CatConLA is where you’ll find your people! Billed as a ComicCon for Cats, no one knew what to expect when the doors opened Saturday morning. What no one could have predicted is that over 10,000 people showed up for the weekend event. And they took it very […]

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249 Cats Owe Their Lives to These Guys
[ 1 ] June 2, 2015 |

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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Pets Give Life through the Living Urn
[ 2 ] May 28, 2015 |

Pets Give Life through the Living Urn

New Biodegradable Pet Urn That Grows a Memory Tree! If you have been a pet owner for any length of time, you’ve had to face decisions about disposition of your pet’s remains. Often, that includes planning memorials that will keep the spirit of our loved ones alive long after they’ve left us. For those of us […]

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Best Way to Remove Skunk Spray from Your Pet
[ 3 ] May 20, 2015 |

Best Way to Remove Skunk Spray from Your Pet

Banzai has a thing for the little skunk who comes around early in the evening. He wants so badly to make her his BFF! We’ve had to keep him inside from late afternoon on, because we are pretty certain he’ll do like he does with Tripper and jump on top of her, trying to get […]

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Cat Pair Bikes from Amsterdam to London
[ 1 ] May 16, 2015 |

Cat Pair Bikes from Amsterdam to London

Mushi and Cheesy may be the first cats ever to bicycle from Amsterdam to London. As brand ambassadors for Poopy Cat, they have to dig in and purrmote the business any which way they can. What better way, they thought, than to commandeer Thomas Vles’ popemobile-ified bicycle for a trip to a foreign land? Their company, […]

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It’s True! Purr Therapy Cures All Ills [INFOGRAPHIC]
[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

It’s True! Purr Therapy Cures All Ills [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you’re a cat or a cat lover, this isn’t much of a news flash. But if you want some hard cold facts to convince your significant other that you need to get “just one more cat,” maybe this will help. (Click on image for full-sized infographic.)

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Human Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines
[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

Human Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Most of us know how dangerous it can be for a cat to accidentally ingest our medications. What most of us are not aware of is the danger posed by topical prescription ointments and pain relief creams. Contact between cats and owners can expose the animals to fatal doses of medication. That’s what happened in […]

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“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation
[ 1 ] April 26, 2015 |

“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation

A book released last month which provides a bunch of patterns for crocheted cat hats has become a viral sensation. “Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty” started as a lark for author Sara Thomas, to honor her grandmother, who taught her how to knit. Thomas’ Etsy shop, ScooterKnits, was […]

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Fancy Feast Broths WOW Factor Beats the Box (Part 2 of 3)
[ 1 ] April 24, 2015 |

Fancy Feast Broths WOW Factor Beats the Box (Part 2 of 3)

I’ve been tasked with a challenging project: WOW my cats. You can read the backstory from my first post here. The first part was easy: get them to try Fancy Feast Broths’ new chicken flavors. Slam dunk. They’d mainline them if they could. Banzai’s approach is to slurp out all the broth first, then finish […]

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Challenge: Can You WOW Your Cat? (FREE SAMPLE FANCY FEAST BROTHS!)
[ 1 ] April 22, 2015 |

Challenge: Can You WOW Your Cat? (FREE SAMPLE FANCY FEAST BROTHS!)

Cats are hard to impress. Even when they really really really like something, it’s hard to get them to wake up and acknowledge your efforts to please them. Every day they challenge you to serve them better. When was the last time you were able to WOW your cat? WOW ’em with feathery toys Last Christmas, […]

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Maison de Moggy is Scotland’s First Cat Café
[ 3 ] April 18, 2015 |

Maison de Moggy is Scotland’s First Cat Café

Scottish cat ladies are flocking to Stockbridge, Edinburgh, eager to visit Scotland’s first cat café, the Maison de Moggy. Sleeping nooks with pitched roofs are mounted on the wall, with a number of rope bridges, walkways, stepping stones, and even a “quiet room” where they can escape the frenzy. Their loo is open  to both […]

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Aspen with Sisfurs Willow, Mango and Tigger

Aspen with Sisfurs Willow, Mango and Tigger

When we first met today’s interview subjects, they were just joining Cat Scouts and looking for a fun furry niche to call home. Their human didn’t have a PC or a laptop, just a phone. We would like to put our paws together to acknowledge her determination in attaining a goal because Aspen and her […]

[ 9 ] July 31, 2015 |
Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika

Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the popular human treat peaches and cream. Now meet the purrfect combination of sweet and spicy sisters from the blog Peaches and Paprika. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and Carol. Peaches: Good morning, my name is Peaches. I am a tiger Calico, and I am 5 years […]

[ 6 ] July 17, 2015 |
Attention All Kitties

Attention All Kitties

Attention!  Attention!  Calling all kitties! Are you a cat with a blog?  What about a Cat Scout?  (You Cat Scouts can earn a badge for an interview.) Or are you a cat with your own social media account(s)? You’re in luck.  We are looking for some chatty catties … er, cats, who would like to […]

[ 2 ] July 10, 2015 |
Cat Scout Cat and Future Scout Nugget

Cat Scout Cat and Future Scout Nugget

We love stories with a happy ending and a new beginning. Pull up a cushion for the story of Cat Scout Cat and Nugget, two cats who found a new beginning. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Cat: Hi, I’m Cat and I’m about 6 years old. When I was about 1 […]

[ 4 ] July 3, 2015 |

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[ 7 ] July 27, 2015 |
Last Day to Enter Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter GIVEAWAY! #spon

Last Day to Enter Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter GIVEAWAY! #spon

Today’s the last day to enter for a chance to win a jug of Tidy Cats new Lightweight clumping cat litter with Glade. To help give you first-hand experience with this revolutionary new product, we’re giving away a jug of Tidy Cats Lightweight formula to TEN lucky readers so that you can try it for yourself. Find […]

[ 1 ] July 24, 2015 |
8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

Even if you’re cursed with a black thumb, you’ll lust after these cute cat planters. Some handcrafted, some kitsy-vintage, they’re all purrfect vessels in which to cultivate your catnip crops. Plants pictured are not included, so you can pick your own greenery to kill. First up: the “Nerd Cat Planter” is handpainted by an Dona […]

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |
Tidy Cats LightWeight Clumping Litter GIVEAWAY #spon

Tidy Cats LightWeight Clumping Litter GIVEAWAY #spon

I spent three months of the last year on crutches after two knee surgeries. I suck at crutches. Those experiences demonstrated to me the challenges faced by those who are mobility-challenged. I came to appreciate ADA-mandated ramps and bathroom stalls, and marveled at random acts of kindness by total strangers. One of the crutch-challenges was […]

[ 28 ] July 21, 2015 |
Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun

Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun

Deer Max – one of mine favorite things to do is to walkout on the teeny tiny bit if floor on the “wrong” side of the balcony. It’s fun but how can I get mommy to clap for me instead of yelling at me to “get down or you’re going to break your neck”. It’s […]

[ 1 ] July 20, 2015 |

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