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And Just One More Feline Zoombomb…

And Just One More Feline Zoombomb…

And those Feline Zoombombs just keep coming! If you haven’t done it yet, it’s time to up your game, kittehs!

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Wanna Be a Taco Cat Fashionista?

Wanna Be a Taco Cat Fashionista?

Cats and Tacos. Does it get any better than that? Would you believe…a taco cat summer dress to celebrate a little covid freedom? Bored of attending pants-free zoom meetings and scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel trying to find something we haven’t already binged, we went looking for cat stuff. A recent pop in […]

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Streaming Services to Help Fluffy Navigate the Covid Lockdown

Streaming Services to Help Fluffy Navigate the Covid Lockdown

A couple of streaming services for cats have emerged, purrfect for helping Fluffy make it through her shelter-in-place nightmare in one piece. More than one cat has complained to me that their attempts to make their peeps’ zoom meetings more interesting have not been appreciated. And their helpful suggestions of how to spend time locked […]

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Homer’s Magic Pixie Dust

Homer’s Magic Pixie Dust

This is National Pet Appreciation Week, or so Alexa told me. These days, the pet I appreciate most is Homer. So today I’ll subject you to a tail tale I’d previously written describing Homer’s gotcha story: Homer is black and nobody wanted him. Not even me. A few years ago, I adopted Reno, a flame-point […]

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Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

You’d be hard-pressed to find a rabid cat lover who hasn’t been enchanted by the vintage illustrations of Louis Wain. He created a whimsical world of wide-eyed cats, each scene rich with detail and activity. As a cat artist, I’m amazed at the number of cats featured in each of his illustrations as well as […]

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Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

It’s almost Taco Tuesday. What kind of tacos should I order? Taco Bell ones give me the [redacted] TOONA You should get TOONA TOONA TACO TUESDAY You’re welcome. = = = I was reading “Purrfect Advice” by Nic Saint, and saw this: “Well, we could start a column with pets writing in and asking questions, […]

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Kiss Your Cat, Contract Covid?

Kiss Your Cat, Contract Covid?

According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, cats can spread the new coronavirus to each other without any of them ever having any symptoms. Scientists who led the work say it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people […]

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Back in 1918, Cat Flu Masks Were the Rage

Back in 1918, Cat Flu Masks Were the Rage

In 1918, Dr Woods Hutchinson had strongly-held opinions about the flu epidemic’s transmissibility. “The reason for the spread? Pig-headedness, not another thing,” he raged in in Des Moines on November 25, 1918. “We knew it was prevalent in Europe and that it would find its way here. “The ‘flu’ germ doesn’t care a hang for […]

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Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

One of the highlights of my week is watching John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and it’s not just because I’m an anglophile enchanted by anyone with a British accent. I also love Brits who’ve mastered American accents (Michael Sheen, Damian Lewis, Hugh Laurie, etc. etc.). This week I was delighted that CATS were a […]

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Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many TV production studios have had to temporarily shut down, but that doesn’t mean viewers have to do without their favorite shows and news broadcasts. From famous musicians’ home concerts to John Krasinski’s “Some Good News/SGN” YouTube show, many celebrities are broadcasting from the comfort of their homes during […]

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Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Today is Pallas’s Cat Day, and I’ll bet it’s a wild cat about which you know very little. That’s okay. Neither do many scientists. The Pallas’s cat has been classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2002, negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting. It is native to the […]

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Ask Max Monday: Week in Review

Ask Max Monday: Week in Review

All right, doods, I hope you’re all doing well and your people aren’t driving you six kinds of nuts while they’re staying at home interrupting all your naps. I’ve had it pretty easy; the Woman has always worked from home and the only thing that really changed is that she can’t take breaks to go […]

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Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Did you ditch too many cute cat clothes during a ruthless quarantine-boredom-busting binge of spring cleaning? Need to wear something besides that ratty college logo top for Zoom meetings with your office mates? Wary about spending big bux with everyone’s financial future in limbo? We gotcha covered. Not JUST covered, but covered in cute cat […]

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Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Cat owners feel there’s a significant lack of products designed specifically with cats and cat owners in mind, according to a survey by Cat Person, a New York-based brand founded just this past March. Cat Person officials said that they conducted the national survey of 1,000 cat owners to better understand the attitudes, challenges and […]

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Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Out of the gloomy morass in which we are currently immersed, it is especially uplifting to know that some good is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, I said GOOD! This week, Shenzhen became the first city in China to ban the consumption and trade of dogs and cats as part of its new […]

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Cover Your Face with Cats!

Cover Your Face with Cats!

First, we were told not to wear masks unless we were symptomatic of covid-19. Now everyone is now being encouraged to wear one. But if you don’t have one, it’s unlikely you can scuttle down to CVS and buy one; most places are out of stock. Why wear one? Well, my brother-in-law (who teaches medicine, […]

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Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

It’s not news that social media, clickbait headlines, and others often exploit human emotions to generate interest. One major way human emotions are exploited is via “cute” photos, videos, and memes. Scientists are exploring how cuteness encourages people to share information, good or bad, shaping perceptions that could influence public opinion. The Office of Naval […]

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Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Felicia’s Etsy site features several different categories of original cat art. Our fave category is Cat Paintings. These whimsical epictions are spot on and will put a smile on your face during this difficult time. Click any image to go to its product page.

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10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

Cat Hair Forks, anyone? After I grew my hair out this year, I found myself in need of something to hold my hair in place when I pulled it up into a bun. Etsy to the rescue! They have a nice selection of cat-themed hair forks that are guaranteed conversation starters. Check ’em out below!

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Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

@AnthonyHopkins tweeted a vid of himself playing piano for his cat while the two are holed up at home under our state’s mandatory lockdown. “Niblo is making sure I stay healthy and demands I entertain him in exchange… cats”: No Hannibal Lecter vibes here! It’s feel-good footage purrfect for a time when so many are […]

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