Category: Lifestyle

Time to Get Your Turkey On, Kittehs!
[ 3 ] November 11, 2016 |

Time to Get Your Turkey On, Kittehs!

Did I hear a “Gobble Gobble”? Turkey Day is just around the corner, so you’re running out of time to get your turkey on. We’ve combed the interwebs for the best Turkey Costumes so you won’t be caught all nekkid on the big day. Click any image for purchase info. Pilgrim Girl cat costume $45 […]

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PBS’s The Story of Cats: Watch Ep 2
[ 0 ] November 10, 2016 |

PBS’s The Story of Cats: Watch Ep 2

In the second part of The Story of Cats, we discover how cats first crossed from Asia into North America and how they went on to become the top predators of the continent. Today there are 13 feline species in the Americas – from the mighty jaguar, to the urban mountain lion, to the curious […]

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PBS’s The Story of Cats: View Ep 1 Here!
[ 0 ] November 4, 2016 |

PBS’s The Story of Cats: View Ep 1 Here!

There’s new MUST-SEE-TV, and you can watch the entire first episode here! PBS is airing a new two-part miniseries, The Story of Cats, and it is breathtaking. In the first episode, we discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa. […]

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10 Cat Bling Pins You Can’t Live Without
[ 0 ] October 29, 2016 |

10 Cat Bling Pins You Can’t Live Without

Santa Claus in comin’ to town in a couple of months and here are ten pieces of cat bling you must put on your wishlist. The best part? Most of them are $10 or less. Click any photo to go to the product page. (Prices subject to change without notice.) This cat is proud of […]

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Take Quick/Easy Action to Save Pets from Domestic Violence #spons
[ 1 ] October 28, 2016 |

Take Quick/Easy Action to Save Pets from Domestic Violence #spons

34% of residents at the Urban Resource Institute (URI), a group of domestic violence shelters in New York, report that partners harmed their pets while they were in an abusive relationship. As many as 48 percent of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations because they don’t want to leave their pet behind.* They fear […]

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St Louis Children’s Hospital Kids are Better with Pets! #letslivebig #spons
[ 0 ] October 26, 2016 |

St Louis Children’s Hospital Kids are Better with Pets! #letslivebig #spons

Emotional support pets can help close the gap between despair and wellness. Research  shows that spending time with pets can reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a wide range of health issues, and those staying in long-term care facilities. At Purina’s Better with Pets summit in New York last week, we learned how passion […]

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5 Reasons You Should Eat Bugs #spons #betterwithpets
[ 4 ] October 22, 2016 |

5 Reasons You Should Eat Bugs #spons #betterwithpets

Jimminy Cricket! Would You Eat Bugs? Admittedly, a stupid question. Most cats eat bugs all the time. I think flies make up half of Reno’s caloric intake. But when it comes to buying pet food, few people would purchase food with bugs in it. And that’s going to change. This week I was the guest […]

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Raise a Glass to Hello Kitty Wine
[ 32 ] October 6, 2016 |

Raise a Glass to Hello Kitty Wine

Italy’s Torti winery has teamed up with Sanrio, the Hello Kitty company, to create wine with the pawpular cat’s face on the label. There’s an intoxicating array of sparkling rosés, whites, and a red… and our fave, the Sweet Pink rosé. Torti released a statement saying, “The Hello Kitty Wine collection has delivered a new experience to […]

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50% Off Black Cat Tees
[ 152 ] October 4, 2016 |

50% Off Black Cat Tees

If, like Bernadette Kazmarski, you’re a fan of house panthers, you’ll love the half-off sale on this black cat tee. 10% of proceeds benefit stray cats via the Meow Foundation. They’re only $15! Bad news is, they’re one-size-fits-most, which means it will either swallow you up or fit you like a sausage casing. So buy one […]

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10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!
[ 0 ] September 23, 2016 |

10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!

If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite cat lover and have less than $20 to spend, run–don’t walk–to the Barruntando Shop on Etsy. Barruntando was formed by a group of women from different parts of Spain with a common hobby: ceramics. They came together to create “happy and carefree designs” handcrafted with raw materials and traditional techniques. […]

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5 Ways My Life is Weirder with My Petfinder Pets #spons #MetonPetfinder
[ 2 ] September 12, 2016 |

5 Ways My Life is Weirder with My Petfinder Pets #spons #MetonPetfinder

Just as Match.com changed the way I shopped for a husband, Petfinder changed the way I searched for new furry family members, and in the best pawsible way. I found our two most recent cats, Banzai and Reno, via Petfinder. My Dirty Little Secret Here’s a confession: going to shelters to look for a cat to […]

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If This Isn’t Your Dream Job, Don’t Call Yourself a Crazy Cat Lady
[ 5 ] September 8, 2016 |

If This Isn’t Your Dream Job, Don’t Call Yourself a Crazy Cat Lady

It’s a circus, but with cats instead of clowns. And they’re hiring. The Amazing Acro-cats is an entertaining troupe of rescues that’s on tour, and they’re hiring a cat wrangler. (Bonus points if you can drive a 45-foot tour bus!) If it didn’t require that I turn my back on my own boyz while I […]

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6 Back-to-School Items Guaranteed to Make You Teacher’s Pet
[ 2 ] August 30, 2016 |

6 Back-to-School Items Guaranteed to Make You Teacher’s Pet

Back-to-School time is steeped in the excitement of a brand new school year, fresh PeeChee folders and a new Barbie Lunchbox. Throw in turning leaves, the scent of Crayolas, and a chill to the morning air and…. well, I get lost in reverie. And of course, it always makes me think of one of my favorite exchanges […]

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Pot for Pets?
[ 7 ] August 23, 2016 |

Pot for Pets?

Medical Marijuana is not just about getting a Cheech-and-Chong high. It is an accepted aid to cancer patients, glaucoma sufferers and others with debilitating health issues. Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana […]

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13 Black Cat Factoids for Black Cat Appreciation Day
[ 2 ] August 17, 2016 |

13 Black Cat Factoids for Black Cat Appreciation Day

There’s no better time than the present to adopt a black cat. August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and if you have some black cat luck, there may be a shelter near you (like the ASPCA’s adoption center in NYC) offering huge discounts on adoptions to celebrate. Black cats are elegant and mysterious, steeped […]

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Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off
[ 4 ] August 15, 2016 |

Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off

If you’ve ever run a Zazzle store or purchased from Zazzle, you know it can be a spendy proposition. I recently found an alternative that has left my wallet singing with joy. Even better, it offers you the option of designing custom printed shoes in a wide variety of styles. (I loved this option on Zazzle, but they discontinued it […]

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Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?
[ 1 ] August 11, 2016 |

Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?

Our newest household addition, affectionately referred to by Banzai as “That Stoopid Kittin” is a handful. When he’s not peeing on the duvet in the master bedroom, he’s annihilating the few houseplants we have inside the house, chewing them to tatters. This sent me scurrying to re-check the ASPCA list of poisonous plants, just to […]

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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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