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Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Deer Max Dood, I LOVE CATMAS!!!! I love the trees and ornamints, and stuff all ofur the table. I especially love it on the floor. Apparently mine mom is a GRINCH and HATES me and HATES catmas. She WILL NOT get a tree. Again. Because she complains that I break everything off the tree, rip […]

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The Fine Art of Hairball Hocking

The Fine Art of Hairball Hocking

‘Tis the season…to hork up hairballs! The industrious cat can find a gazillion seasonal places to place hairballs: on the holiday table, the Christmas tree skirt, the gifts… the sky’s the limit! Where’s YOUR favorite spot during the holidays?

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2 Max Monday

2 Max Monday

An orange tabby named Max the Cat is the subject of a malevolent move to ban him from a library in St Paul, MN. As we all well know, cats are a superior species, always seeking ways to improve themselves (even though they’re purrfect as they are), and Max the Cat is no exception. He […]

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Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Max —- HALP!!!! I overherd the peeps I live with talking about NOT gitting a Crissmiss tress acuz they are tired of sweeping up broken ornamints. If I promiss them not to brake any if they git the tree, well, whut’s the point of even having one? I dunno why they hafta be so pissy […]

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Good News Tewsday: Missing Squishy Cat Found 80 Miles Away

Good News Tewsday: Missing Squishy Cat Found 80 Miles Away

Squishy the Cat is back in his Lathrop, CA home after being found 80 miles away in San Francisco a month after he’d gone missing. San Francisco SPCA volunteers doing some TNR of local ferals discovered Squishy, who impressed them as being unusually friendly. When scanned for a chip, they discovered he was 80 miles […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

My hooman has lerned to unerstand and speak cat purty well but, most hoomans don’t pay attention to what we say.  That includes dog hoomans.  My neighbor is a dogsund that hates to be put outside and left alone or left in the house alone; he keeps trying to tell his hooman and drives me […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Ask Max Monday: Strolling Into the Holidays. Kinda.

Deer Max Dood, I LOVE CATMAS!!!! I love the trees and ornamints, and stuff all ofur the table. I especially love it on the floor. Apparently mine mom is a GRINCH and HATES me and HATES catmas. She WILL NOT get a tree. Again. Because she complains that I break everything off the tree, rip […]

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Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Ask Max Monday: ‘Tis The Season!

Max —- HALP!!!! I overherd the peeps I live with talking about NOT gitting a Crissmiss tress acuz they are tired of sweeping up broken ornamints. If I promiss them not to brake any if they git the tree, well, whut’s the point of even having one? I dunno why they hafta be so pissy […]

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Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

Ask Max Monday: I’m Back!

My hooman has lerned to unerstand and speak cat purty well but, most hoomans don’t pay attention to what we say.  That includes dog hoomans.  My neighbor is a dogsund that hates to be put outside and left alone or left in the house alone; he keeps trying to tell his hooman and drives me […]

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Ask Max Monday: DO I LOOK HAPPY???

Ask Max Monday: DO I LOOK HAPPY???

DO I? I am not. There is a suitcase on the bed and the Woman has been throwing things into it. Pink things. Shoes. A water bottle. Candy bars. I know what this means. It means that she’s getting ready to head off to walk for the boobies again, and this time she’s taking the […]

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Ask Max Monday: My Breakfast Was Late, Too…

Ask Max Monday: My Breakfast Was Late, Too…

Max, we have two friendly ferals outside, and I’d like to coax them inside. We’ve built a stairway to the 2nd floor balcony, and both cats use it. But, one cat doesn’t want to come in, and gets mad at the other cat if she does come in! Food (good, stinky stuff!), toys, love, warmth…none […]

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Ask Max Monday: This Is What You Get…

Ask Max Monday: This Is What You Get…

…when I get no questions. Me, staring into the abyss. Or it might have been the Woman’s whiskers bothering me, but still. Yeah, that’s probably it. Like, she’s not supposed to have any? But she’s well on her way to growing the Freshman Starter Goatee. It’s kinda disturbing. Got a question for me? You can […]

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Funny Farmer Feline Interviews

Tessa and Kajsa from Helsinki

Tessa and Kajsa from Helsinki

We enjoyed meeting these new (to us) bloggers from When the Cat is Away. They seem to have a sweet rapport with their human and each other. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Tessa: We’re two female rescue cats named Tessa and Kajsa. Tessa is a gray long-haired cat. Kajsa is white […]

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Jasper McKitten-Cat and Siblings

Jasper McKitten-Cat and Siblings

Today we interview one of the old time bloggers. We remember Jasper McKitten-Cat and his siblings from our own early blogging days. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Jasper McKitten-Cat: I am Jasper McKitten-Cat. I am a ginger mancat and the primary blogger here. My first blog post was way back on […]

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Taylor Swift and April Paris

Taylor Swift and April Paris

It was such fun meeting and learning about today’s interviewees. They do not have a blog but they do have an Instagram account. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Taylor: Hello! My name is Taylor Swift (my mommy named me after the singer Taylor Swift, because I am also smart and talented. […]

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Meet the Four-Legged Furballs

Meet the Four-Legged Furballs

Oh, you’ve already met them? Well, prepare to learn more about this fun-loving furry family known as the Four-Legged Furballs. Funny Farmer Felines:  Please introduce yourself and your human. Evan: I’ll start. After all, I’m the oldest. Well, pup Astrid is actually the oldest, but only by 2 months, which rounds down to 0, so […]

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Erin The Tuxedo Princess

Erin The Tuxedo Princess

It has been such fun meeting and interviewing Erin the cat princess from her blog of the same name. She has a resilient spirit and a happy ever after story. After all, how many cats can say they have gone from bare survival on the streets to living in a Palace with a plentiful supply […]

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The Eastside Inside Outside Cats

The Eastside Inside Outside Cats

What could be sweeter than an adorable non-edible chocolate cat? Chocolate and his inside / outside family are from the blog Eastside Cats. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Chuck: My name is Chocolate, but everyone calls me Chuck, or Chucky. My humans are The Cat Mama and The Hubby. Funny Farmer […]

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Read a Good Book Lately?

Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays by Britt Collins is a purrfect companion to A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life, telling the true story of a scroungy, starving stray cat who finds her way into a homeless man’s sleeping bag, and eventually (of course, you knew this was coming) his heart. The story sucks you […]

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GIVEAWAY! Makin’ Biscuits (Weird Cat Behaviors Book)

GIVEAWAY! Makin’ Biscuits (Weird Cat Behaviors Book)

Imagine getting out of the shower and wrapping your hair in a towel when a cat lands on your head. If you’re Deb Barnes, it’s the genesis of a book project on weird cat behaviors: Makin’ Biscuits. She groups common strange behaviors into chapters like “You Can Pet Me, Just Don’t Touch Me.” (If you’ve ever […]

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Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!

Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!

Ok, so there weren’t any questions for this week, so ya know what? I’m gonna engage in a little self-promotion, that’s what. A lot of you know that the Woman is a writer and she’s written a couple or six novels all on her own, and she helped me put together a few of my […]

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Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

Over the last few months, about five dozen cats submitted their rescue tales in the hopes of being featured in the second volume of Rescued, an anthology of stories by rescued cats, scheduled for publication in January 2017. Competition was fierce, and selection of the final twelve cats wasn’t easy for FitCat editor Janiss Garza […]

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GIVEAWAY: Catification Book and Insulated Kitty Noms Bag

GIVEAWAY: Catification Book and Insulated Kitty Noms Bag

Cat People often encounter a sticky wicket when trying to convince their significant others to "catify" the house. My hubby doesn't want a house that looks like it could reek of cat pee. You know what he means: ragged blue carpet cat towers, slouchy beds, bright blue litter boxes and Sticky Paws over every square inch […]

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Gwen (Homer’s Odyssey) Cooper’s Book Tour

Gwen (Homer’s Odyssey) Cooper’s Book Tour

Last week, we finally met Gwen Cooper, the NY Times best-selling author of Homer’s Odyssey. She’s on a book tour purrmoting her new work, Love Saves the Day. Gwen read excerpts of Love Saves the Day, then spoke about Homer and fielded questions from the rapt audience. Everyone was eager to find out how Homer […]

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Cat Art and Crafts

Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

I’m a color person. My favorite part of house painting is collecting paint chips (then convincing hubby to paint the walls something other than white). So I fell in love with Heather Galler’s art on Etsy. Her folk art style is rich with saturated jewel tones, similar to the color palettes used by the late, […]

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Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

If you’re looking for a fresh way to immortalize your cat in a portrait, check out these custom 3D cat portraits by kooeepapercraft.com. You send a photo of your cat, and for about $35 (priced at $45AU) you’ll receive a printable that you cut, fold and paste, ending up with a 3D portrait of your […]

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Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Spoonflower is THE place to go if you’re a quilter or seamstress. And it’s great fun strolling through the site. You miss out on the fabric store smell, but you can find exactly what you want–or you can design your own! They offer a bunch of different fabric types in every pattern, and quilters can […]

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The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

Artist Sandy Mastroni draws from the heart, with her cat, Buddy, snoopervising and giving her pointers. It is a purrfect pairing, enabling Mastroni to create weird and whimsical cat art that can best be described as “Grandma Moses goes to Twin Peaks.” Mastroni says, “I’ve always drawn people , and funny odd characters. These drawings become […]

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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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The Feline Lifestyle

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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Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?

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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Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons

Time for Your Cat To Be a Loser #spons

At 12 years and 22 lbs, Tripp is a tubby tabby. And it doesn’t take a veterinarian or a PhD to help me figure that out. Over the years his swagger has morphed into a waddle. He boasts an impressive furchin*. I have to tend to his crusty butt hygiene because he can’t quite reach […]

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Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions

Topiary Cats Capture Imaginations of Millions

I’ve never been a particular fan of topiaries–I’m more of a wild child gardener–but these cat topiaries could change my mind. One day a “surrealist” artist from Stapleford, Hertfordshire, UK  Richard Saunders, spied an ornamental shrub that resembled the shape of his beloved pet cat while asleep. His ongoing cat topiary project, in which he creates images […]

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Katris Black Friday Special: Don’t Miss Out!

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

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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Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Cats across the globe are madly ordering cardwood boxes from Amazon in an attempt to build the winning vehicle in this year’s Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Competition is friendly, but fierce. At stake is a purrsonalized trophy, the envy of your peers, and eternal fame. Rules are simple. You must design and build a vehicle […]

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Top 6 Dangers Your Cat Should Avoid During the Holidays

Top 6 Dangers Your Cat Should Avoid During the Holidays

As we race toward the holidays, take a breath and contemplate the dangers that your holiday house presents to your cat. It’s printable, so you can pass it along to fellow cat lovers. Keep Fluffy Safe!!!!

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Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Remember when Alaskan photographer Tim Newton was visited by a Lynx and her 7 kittens last month? THEY’RE BAAAACK! This week, Newton’s wife Cathy heard some weird thunks and knocking outside that she attributed to maybe an owl or a woodpecker. When she decided to investigate, she was delighted to discover that the Lynx family […]

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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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Good News Tewsday: Whiskers R We’s Fall Cat Giveaway!

Good News Tewsday: Whiskers R We’s Fall Cat Giveaway!

It’s always a crap shoot when you combine live comedy and wriggly cats, and a nekkid Sphynx cat took on the role of Grumpy Cat on this weekend’s Whiskers R We’s skit on SNL. Kate McKinnon doesn’t miss a beat, and oh, the sqweeeee! Whiskers R We of course helped grown adoption rates exponentially by […]

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Good News Tewsday: Eagle Scout Makes Life Beautiful for Cats

Good News Tewsday: Eagle Scout Makes Life Beautiful for Cats

Boy Scout Seth Bally transformed a dingy kitteh socialization room to a sparkling chic catification success as part of his Eagle Scout project at his local shelter in Middletown, New York. Bally, a member of Boy Scout Troop 66 in Goshen, New York wanted to make life a little more beautiful for the animals at […]

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Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

A handsome tabby named Pilot went missing from his Santa Rosa, CA home one night in 2007. “It was not like him to wander and we were hopeful that he would return soon but he didn’t,” said his owner, Jennifer Leigh Thompson. “He had always been a very friendly, social cat so the chances of […]

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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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Ask Max Monday: October Chill

Ask Max Monday: October Chill

Dear Max, my doggie minion, Bessie the Basset, has a weird fettish. She keeps rubbing herself up against my human’s leg most evenings! It is so-o rude & crude! Has she no decency? Has she no dignity, no self respect?! Does she not know that she is a female & a “fixed” old doggie to […]

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Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

The fires have produced too many heart-wrenching stories, so it’s a gift finding a few happy-ending tales that have come out of the devastation. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I’m most concerned about when having to make a 3-minute evacuation is being able to find all four of our […]

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Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Ask Max Monday: Pucker Up

Max…. so we got a new addition. Only we think something may have broken in transport cause her head sits kind of funny. Mom says it is due to an ear infection the kitten had. We think we should sue the delivery company. What do you think? Random Felines Well, you could, I suppose. The […]

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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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