Category: Lifestyle

Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

In the last few years, a couple of services have been launched that provide alternatives to the standard bury-Fluffy-in-the-backyard or keep-Fluffy’s-ashes-in-an-urn-on-the-mantle solutions. One of these is Rooted Now, and as a purrmotion, you don’t need to make a purchase; they will plant a free tree in Fluffy’s memory in a local park or National Forest. You […]

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You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

We guarantee you that within this list of 45 people are some you never knew were cat lovers. And a few even dress their cats in natty attire. Hope you’ll find a few surprises! Katy Perry – Her cat is called Kitty Purry and she missed him so much on tour her staff had to find […]

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Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Looking for some comfy, kick-around shoes to proclaim your love of felinekind? Check out Bobs Skechers: a humungous selection of colorful cat flats adorned with whimsical cat faces, and most are less than $35. Click any shoe below for purchase information. It pays to shop around; prices and designs vary widely. $30.99   $33.96 $33.96 […]

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Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

The CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio recently hosted a Victorian fashion show modeled by a handsome kindle of Cornish Rexes. And WOW! Daisy the Curly Cat and Skeezix would give their right paws for a wardrobe like these beauties have! The fashion show extended throughout the day and was a runaway (or […]

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

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. Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get your house in order? No, I’m not talking about Susie Homemaker activities. I’m talking abougt making sure you have a will, and a solid plan for your cats’ […]

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Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are sprouting like mushrooms across the U.S., but the fad is about to be swallowed up by new cafe companions…

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Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats are naturals in a cafe, right? Remy and Emile (named after Ratatouille characters) are two young rats who love veggies and head scritches. And they are employed by Brooklyn’s Cat Cafe as nannies for the facility’s kitten pawpulation. They were rescued and raised by Helping All Little Things (HALT), a small animal rescue serving […]

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Kittens Take Over Puppy Bowl!

Kittens Take Over Puppy Bowl!

The Superbowl is no longer going to the dogs. This year, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday is being replaced by the Kitten Bowl. In the past two years, the Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl packed in the fans around a faux football field. Both the kitties and the puppies in the events are recorded […]

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Insanely Cheap and Fugly Cat Party Dresses

Insanely Cheap and Fugly Cat Party Dresses

If you’re the type who loves those ugly Christmas sweater contests, you’re gonna LOVE these cat lady dresses — none of them is more than $25! If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will! Click any image to go to its product page.    

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IKEA Offers Umlaut-Free Line of Cat Furniture

IKEA Offers Umlaut-Free Line of Cat Furniture

IKEA has always been feline-friendly, either actively–in the case of their cat curtains–or passively, in the case of the numerous IKEA-hacks-for-cat-furniture sites.  They’ve taken it one step further with their new Lurvig line of pet products. The little black cubbies above are only $5.99 each. (The shamrock-green cushions, also available in white, are another $5.) […]

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Find a Black Cat in the Dark During a 3-Minute Evac with TabCat

Find a Black Cat in the Dark During a 3-Minute Evac with TabCat

With the devastating wildfires burning 50 miles away, and with a home that sits on the border of a tinder-dry expanse of forested open space, I have been wracked with anxiety this week over the fire danger. The death toll is up to 40 and is expected to rise. Many of those who perished were […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

As I sit here, sunlight is murky, as if under a solar eclipse. I look at our back yard, thick with leaf litter and tree branches from an epic wind storm two nights ago that fueled a series of massive fires about 60 miles north of here. When I say massive, I mean that a […]

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All Aboard the Cat Café Train

All Aboard the Cat Café Train

You’re too late–it sold out immediately. Cat cafés are old hat in Japan, so one of the Gifu Prefecture’s most pawpular cafés, Sanctuary, has kicked the concept up a notch last weekend, offering the purrfect combo of kitty-time and a ride on the rails. The maiden voyage included a bento box lunch, sweets, a ticket […]

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Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

If you want to be served brekkies in bed, kittehs, take a page from Pecan’s book: dress snappy, ring a loud service bell, and say, “pleeze.” The combination seems irresistible to humans, evidenced by Pecan gaining 13 lbs. over a single weekend last June. [LINK TO YOUTOOB VID]

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Good News Tuesday: The Spotted Cheetah is a CHEETOS Restaurant!

Cheetos just announced plans to open “The Spotted Cheetah,” a fine-dining pop-up restaurant in New York City, bringing together two of my very favorite things: Cheetos and Cheetahs. It’ll be all-Cheetos-all-the-time at The Spotted Cheetah. Even better: there will be BACON!!!! But boohoohoo, it will only be open August 15th-17th, bolting from the culinary scene […]

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Top 3 Superzoo Showcase Products Includes a Mousebreath Fave

SuperZoo is North America’s premier show for the pet industry, attracting more than 18,000 pet industry professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. It’s THE place to get a sneak peek at what’s new in cat toys, treats and technology. The “Best New Product” in their showcase is selected at the show by […]

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Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

I love brilliant, saturated color. I love cats. And since I have a metal allergy, my fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. So naturally, I fell in love with these hand-painted silk scarves! They come in various generous sizes and generally run from $33-$44 each. The artist is Alice Rodionova, who’s from Saint Petersburg, […]

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

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

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

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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