Category: Lifestyle

Judge Pronounces Pet Sitting Something High Schoolers Do, Not a “Real Job”
[ 7 ] December 22, 2015 |

Judge Pronounces Pet Sitting Something High Schoolers Do, Not a “Real Job”

With the holidays upon us, anxiety ratchets up for many as we worry about what to do with our cats while we travel. Last month, for the first time in over ten years, hubby and I traveled together on a very short trip to NYC. Until last year, because of Mao’s ill health and separation anxiety, […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: PURRfect Cat Gifts for the Holidays
[ 0 ] December 15, 2015 |

INFOGRAPHIC: PURRfect Cat Gifts for the Holidays

Ideas for Holiday Gifts for Your Cat (Click for full-sized version). Links below for purchase info. Feel free to share! Silvervine CatIt Treat Maze Pet Loc8tor Da Bird Kickeroo Pure Bites

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Want to Smell Like Your Cat’s Forehead? This Spray’s Your Answer!
[ 0 ] December 11, 2015 |

Want to Smell Like Your Cat’s Forehead? This Spray’s Your Answer!

What are some of your favorite smells? Bacon? Just baked bread? The top of your cat’s head? If it’s the last one, you’ll be thrilled to know that you now can buy a bottle of cat smell and spray it all over so that you smell like a cat’s head. All. Day. Long. You read […]

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Spacecats! Put this on Your List for Santa!
[ 3 ] December 5, 2015 |

Spacecats! Put this on Your List for Santa!

Have you dreamed of growing up to be an astrocat? Elon Musk and Richard Branson are THISCLOSE to sending you into the heavens to explore the universe. While you’re waiting for your space ship to be ready for liftoff, you can practice your zero gravity moves in one of these supercool spacecat pet carriers by […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
[ 3 ] December 1, 2015 |

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside! As winter approaches, you might have a heated cat cup, but still your top part freezes while your nether regions are warm as toast. Or maybe you like to venture outdoors, but you just can’t stay out too long, lest you turn into an icicle. We’ve got the solution: a warm and […]

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Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!
[ 0 ] November 27, 2015 |

Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!

One of my favorite pieces of cat “furniture” is our Katris set. It’s not just functional as scratcher and play structure, it’s also a nice sculptural addition to our living room. The new covers added a whole new level of chic. We have the black ones, as shown here: You can change up configurations whenever […]

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After the Rapture Pet Care: SRSLY???
[ 2 ] November 15, 2015 |

After the Rapture Pet Care: SRSLY???

The concern over how to handle pet care back down here on earth post-rapture has spawned a business, and oddly enough, the business kinda sorta looks legit. After the Rapture Pet Care says they’ll place your kitty somewhere in its vast network of non-rapture-bound heathen volunteers for just a $10 fee. (Actually, there may also be […]

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#BetterWithPets: Is Your Home a Purrfect Habitat? #spons
[ 0 ] November 10, 2015 |

#BetterWithPets: Is Your Home a Purrfect Habitat? #spons

By far, the most pawpular part of Purina’s #BetterWithPets Summit in NYC earlier this month was the cat habitat, complete with lots and lots of adorable cats and kittens. But it wasn’t just about getting to pet cute kittens. It was to demonstrate that your cat’s emotional wellness and his habitat are inextricably linked. Catification isn’t […]

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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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