Category: Lifestyle

Best Fortune Cookies EVER Contain Itty Bitty Kitties
[ 3 ] November 9, 2015 |

Best Fortune Cookies EVER Contain Itty Bitty Kitties

Friday night I grabbed some Chinese food with Summer’s mom, and at the end of the meal got the. lamest. fortune. cookie. ever. I’d already had the good fortune that evening of meeting Summer so I didn’t feel I’d been shortchanged karmically, but I always hope for something life-altering when I unfurl that little strip of […]

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Life is #BetterWithPets. Here’s Why. #spons
[ 0 ] November 9, 2015 |

Life is #BetterWithPets. Here’s Why. #spons

Recently, I was invited to the third Better with Pets Summit in New York, sponsored by Purina. I was eagerly anticipating the day, since the last two #BetterWithPets summits were chock-full of the science, behavior and humor surrounding our pets. I wasn’t disappointed. Purina’s experts aren’t just the best in their fields, they are extraordinarily […]

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The Hatch Pet Carrier Purrmits Safe Petting
[ 1 ] November 4, 2015 |

The Hatch Pet Carrier Purrmits Safe Petting

Most cat people I know have cat carrier horror stories to tell. For me, it’s Mao stories. When crated, he brayed like a donkey. To keep my eardrums from imploding, I would open the carrier door a crack to pet him; the laying-on-of-hands seemed to calm him. It also gave him the opportunity to escape. […]

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Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun
[ 2 ] October 22, 2015 |

Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

You still have time to order your Halloween costume, kittehs, and the I Heart Needlework shop on Etsy has a bunch of comfy knit hats guaranteed to get you plenty of treats! Here are our top ten topper picks: This cat is cleverly disguised as our upstairs guest room — the one with the 70s-era […]

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Domestic Violence Shelters Get Purina Pet Upgrade #spons
[ 0 ] October 21, 2015 |

Domestic Violence Shelters Get Purina Pet Upgrade #spons

Urban Resource Institute (URI) and Nestlé Purina PetCare (Purina) hosted a gala ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to celebrate Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter. The new dog park is located at Urban Women’s Retreat (UWR), a Tier I emergency shelter that is part of the URIPALS (People and Animals Living […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters #spons
[ 3 ] October 19, 2015 |

Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters #spons

Twenty-four years ago today, I was working on a Sunday at my office in San Francisco’s financial district. Early in the afternoon, one of the security guards dropped in on me, asking if I lived in the East Bay. (At the time, I did not.) He told me the Oakland Hills were afire. We went […]

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Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad
[ 4 ] October 6, 2015 |

Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad

Got pee problems? I will never forget the time that Rocky had a urinary blockage (on a holiday weekend, natch, requiring an ER visit). It was awful, just awful. Fortunately, I recognized the problem and we got him to a vet, pronto. Urinary blockages, if not treated immediately, can be fatal within a couple of […]

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4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn
[ 1 ] September 23, 2015 |

4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn

There’s brrrrrr coming, and you’d better be ready! Today we’ve got 4 whimsical cat caves to keep you toasty, each hand crafted of natural wool by Yuliya Kosata of the Felt Field shop on Etsy. This one-of-a-kind pumpkiny cat cave is crafted of felted wool in Autumn colors. Purrsonally, I think it would be purrfect […]

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Japanese City Launches Cat Street View
[ 0 ] September 15, 2015 |

Japanese City Launches Cat Street View

Onomichi, Japan claims to be “a town of slopes and cats.” The city has an area called “Cat Alley” and even has a museum dedicated to Maneki-neko, those lucky cat figurines. Now, it’s gone a step further in launching “Cat Street View,” a Google-esque street view map from a cat’s purrspective. “We were seeking to […]

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5 Catastrophic Ways to Catify
[ 1 ] September 10, 2015 |

5 Catastrophic Ways to Catify

When I think of my experience at CatCon in LA a couple of months ago, I have a vivid memory of seeing an “Indiana Jones cat bridge” and swearing that I must. have. it. It was at the CatastrophiCreations booth, and I was mightily impressed by the quality and ruggedness of their cat furniture. CatastrophiCreations’ […]

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7-1/2 Spots for Mochas ‘n’ Moggies in the U.S.
[ 3 ] August 26, 2015 |

7-1/2 Spots for Mochas ‘n’ Moggies in the U.S.

Cat Cafés–spots where you can nurse a chai while getting your purr on–have been the rage in Asia since 1998, but it’s taken a while for U.S. bureaucrats to give the go-ahead for kitty tea houses in this country. In addition to the usual red tape, there’s also a concern about keeping the cats in the […]

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Katris Covers Kickstarter Campaign Offers Great Perqs!
[ 0 ] August 17, 2015 |

Katris Covers Kickstarter Campaign Offers Great Perqs!

The makers of Katris launched a KICKSTARTER campaign this morning to fund the production of special covers to make your Katris scratcher blocks even more fashionable! If the campaign is successful, the covers will be available in 3 models – Wood, Mono and City -so you can choose what works best based on your design needs and preferences. They and stick onto […]

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Cat Café  Opens in the Lone Star State
[ 0 ] August 6, 2015 |

Cat Café Opens in the Lone Star State

If you live anywhere near DFW, you MUST visit the first ever Texan Cat Café, opening this weekend! It’s running for four weekends only,  but that’s a start — and hopefully it will be the genesis of a full-time Cat Café in Dallas. Its home is the fabulous  Cat Connection (a woman-owned business: YAY), a local pet […]

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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 […]

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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
[ 4 ] 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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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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