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Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Grab a hankie. Toby the Cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore. They rehomed him. Toby got confused. Why did his people leave him behind in somebody else’s house? So he quickly exited and walked the 12-miles back to his home. But his old family was done with him. They took the 7-year-old cat to the […]

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Kit-Tea Teatime!

Kit-Tea Teatime!

I’m more of a coffee drinker, but I absolutely love teapots that do double duty as works of art. Even better if they’re catified! Here are a few that could almost convince me to forsake lattes for Earl Grey: This Chester the Cat Teapot is $23.09 This colorful and cheery Romero Britto cat teapot is….. […]

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Ask Max Monday: It Never Snows In Catifornia…

Ask Max Monday: It Never Snows In Catifornia…

Max! For the last 15 years my Humom has been stealing my poop every single day but today I noticed an email confirming her membership in something called the Kitty Poop Club. Does this mean that it’s not just her but an entire club harvesting kitty poop? I’m stunned to learn that for so many […]

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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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Ask Max Monday: Salute Your (Rainbow) Shorts

Ask Max Monday: Salute Your (Rainbow) Shorts

Dood – how come my mom is stoopid? I mean, she can’t see me when I’m right in front of her and she calls and calls and calls mine name and then freaks out when I don’t show up. Because I can see her. Why can’t she see me? I mean, I am right in […]

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Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

The Troy, Michigan Police Dept. is recruiting kittens for its first-ever ‘Feline Unit’ Five kittens and one adult cat are in contention to be what TPD says will be the first-ever police cat in its new Feline Unit. The winner of this pawsition will be selected today. It all began on March 6th, when Troy […]

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Ask Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: It Never Snows In Catifornia…

Ask Max Monday: It Never Snows In Catifornia…

Max! For the last 15 years my Humom has been stealing my poop every single day but today I noticed an email confirming her membership in something called the Kitty Poop Club. Does this mean that it’s not just her but an entire club harvesting kitty poop? I’m stunned to learn that for so many […]

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Ask Max Monday: Salute Your (Rainbow) Shorts

Ask Max Monday: Salute Your (Rainbow) Shorts

Dood – how come my mom is stoopid? I mean, she can’t see me when I’m right in front of her and she calls and calls and calls mine name and then freaks out when I don’t show up. Because I can see her. Why can’t she see me? I mean, I am right in […]

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Ask Max Monday: Zzzzz

Ask Max Monday: Zzzzz

Please settle an argument for me: I say that pooping in the mom’s slippers took a lot of skill. She says it’s just gross. Who is right? Well, really, you both are. I mean, getting your asterisk over the opening in the slippers takes some wicked math skills, calculating trajectory and all, and success is […]

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Ask Max Monday: Mocking’s Not Just For Birds…

Ask Max Monday: Mocking’s Not Just For Birds…

Dear Max, Due to a mouse shortage in these here parts, of the live but soon to be beaded kind, what can I use to keep my hunting skils high and still get the fun of the chase ? Toodle pips and purrs Erin There are always things in a house that can be hunted. […]

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Ask Max Monday: You’ve Got To Be Kitten Me…

Ask Max Monday: You’ve Got To Be Kitten Me…

Max, you have such a catspractical solution to these daily human kitten issues. I really liked the one about kitten sitting, tell me, does this work on unruly kitchen staff too? Toodle pips and purrs Erin Kitchen staff are a bit different from kittens. I recommend sitting on them, but the only thing it teaches […]

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Ask Max Monday: Doomed. DOOMED!

Ask Max Monday: Doomed. DOOMED!

Max….so our mom keeps taking the kittens places (and bringing her back). Then she went and bought…a STROLLER for her. What is wrong with those two?? I’ve had to think long and hard about this, because at one time the Woman also bought a stroller with the intent of taking Buddah and me on walks […]

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Funny Farmer Feline Interviews

Kitty Loaf Cats Arya and Django

Kitty Loaf Cats Arya and Django

If you aren’t acquainted with Django and Arya from the blog Kitty Loaf, pull up a cushion and join us as we get to know them. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Django: Hi, my name is Django and I guess I’ll do the talking because my sister, Arya is pre-occupied with […]

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Handsome Happy Marv

Handsome Happy Marv

Many of you have met the cat rescued from overseas who now oversees the Marvelous is Marvelous blog. Marv takes great selfies. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Marv: Hi Guys! I am Marvelous, and I live with my human that I call Mom. Say Hi to Taylor, Cyndi, Rusty, Micah and […]

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Presenting Spider and Gracie

Presenting Spider and Gracie

Many of you will recognize these two feline ladies from their questions/comments on Ask Max, the Monday Mousebreath advice column. Yes, they are friends of Max the Psycho Kitty. We enjoy their wit and humor and believe you will too.  We invited Spider and Gracie to visit us so we can all become better acquainted. […]

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Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Miss Cuddlywumps, Webster and Paisley

Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Miss Cuddlywumps: I am Miss Cuddlywumps, but I prefer to be called Miss C. I am a classically educated calico cat who is familiar with mysteries. I am the brains behind our blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles, and I star in my own cozy mystery series, […]

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Three Chatty Cats Chat

Three Chatty Cats Chat

Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Sophie: Hello, there! My name is Sophie, I’m the youngest and most beautiful of the Three Chatty Cats. My older and much less beautiful sister, Olive, is the grumpiest. And Dexter, our big bro, is the handsomest (and shyest). Olive: I’m only grumpy when you’re around! […]

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The Cat’s Eye Boyz Tell All

The Cat’s Eye Boyz Tell All

Actually, Thompson, Diego-san and Theo don’t tell all, but they do tell enough to get your attention. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves. Theo: Hi! My name is Thelonious, Theo for short! I’m happy you are all interested in me and my brothers. The food guy says I’m such a friendly and playful cat! He […]

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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

Kit-Tea Teatime!

Kit-Tea Teatime!

I’m more of a coffee drinker, but I absolutely love teapots that do double duty as works of art. Even better if they’re catified! Here are a few that could almost convince me to forsake lattes for Earl Grey: This Chester the Cat Teapot is $23.09 This colorful and cheery Romero Britto cat teapot is….. […]

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Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

If you ever spent hours of your girlhood playing with paper dolls, this art from Kitty Cat Studio might be right up your alley. Hand painted, with heat laminated decorative paper and embellishments, all of the appendages are movable, providing an endless number of configurations. Each hngs by a wire hanger on the back that is […]

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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Like most of us, Cole and Marmalade’s mom and dad had way too much time left over once Christmas eve rolled around, so they decided to make Cole and Marmalade a gingerbread house. And, Cole and Marmalade helped. Just a quick project you can squeeze in this weekend before Santa squeezes himself down the chimney:

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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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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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Other Recent Posts

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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26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

GOOD NEWS TEWSDAY! A 26-year-old cat is getting a new lease on life after a foster home decided to “take a chance” on him. The elderly cat, named Thomas, was surrendered to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter last month after his owner was no longer able to care for him. A 26-year-old cat with senior […]

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Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

This might convince you to chip your cat if you haven’t already. T2 (short for Thomas Jr.) went missing 14 years ago just after Hurricane Jeanne. His owner, Perry Martin, moved in with a friend right after the storm and a few days later, T2 escaped. Despite extensive efforts to locate him, Martin was unsuccessful. Martin had […]

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World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

There are a few wild cats with whom I am completely enchanted and intrigued, eager to learn more. There’s the Pallas’s Cat who has an owl-like countenance when viewed at the right angle, the rusty spotted cat that can fit in the palm of your hand, and the sand cat who lives in the desert. […]

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2 Cats Missing after Cat Café  Burglarized

2 Cats Missing after Cat Café Burglarized

Cat Town, the beloved cat café and adoption shelter in Oakland (the first cat café opened in the U.S.), suffered a break-in Thursday night, necessitating what turned out to be a dramatic cat rescue. The intruder was captured on video throwing a brick through a window and entering the shelter at 1:22 a.m., according to […]

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Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

He’s rescued 147 cats since December 2014. Just a couple of days after retiring, Randall Kolb discovered what he would do in his sunset years: rescue cats stuck in trees. No, he wasn’t an arborist or climber; he was a tech guy with no tree climbing experience. He saw a cat stuck in a tree […]

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The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

When a loving 10-month-old cat named Ivan was repeatedly passed up for adoption during his time at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the staff at the shelter knew it was time to give the special needs kitty the spotlight he so deserved. In a press release, the MSPCA-Angell explained that this “super social” feline was surrendered […]

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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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Ask Max Monday: Looks Like Everyone Was Busy This Week

Ask Max Monday: Looks Like Everyone Was Busy This Week

There really weren’t enough questions this week (one) and the Woman was all OOOOHHHH LET’S WATCH THE OSCARS INSTEAD OF WORKING last night, so here we are. I was pretty much like this all evening, staring at the Woman, trying to get her to do anything other than watch people celebrate movies that she didn’t […]

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The Expanse Recap …. by Cats

The Expanse Recap …. by Cats

I do not know how I missed this: an elaborate recap of season one of The Expanse… acted out by cats. Sets, costumes, everything. The costumes need to win some kind of Edith Head award — extremely elaborate and detailed. And of course, there’s a recap of the zero grav sex scene. You need not […]

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Ask Max Monday: Let’s ALL play “People Freakout!”

Ask Max Monday: Let’s ALL play “People Freakout!”

Wait, I can get genital acne? Should I find a blog post outlining a cure? Yes. Yes, you should. Find it, then summarize it, and submit it to every freaking address that seems remotely like a place that runs articles on genital acne. Like, dog blogs. Apparently, pet blogs are the place to submit things. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Ask Max Monday: Look, I just work here…

Dear blog owner, I just HAPPENED to run across your blog and I think it’s OH SO NEAT and I wanted to write to you and heap tons of FAKE PRAISE on it so that I can convince you to write me back and confirm that this is a real email address. I’m going to […]

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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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