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All Aboard the Cat Café Train

All Aboard the Cat Café Train

You’re too late–it sold out immediately. Cat cafés are old hat in Japan, so one of the Gifu Prefecture’s most pawpular cafés, Sanctuary, has kicked the concept up a notch last weekend, offering the purrfect combo of kitty-time and a ride on the rails. The maiden voyage included a bento box lunch, sweets, a ticket […]

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Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

If you want to be served brekkies in bed, kittehs, take a page from Pecan’s book: dress snappy, ring a loud service bell, and say, “pleeze.” The combination seems irresistible to humans, evidenced by Pecan gaining 13 lbs. over a single weekend last June. [LINK TO YOUTOOB VID]

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Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Ask Max Monday: The Inside Scoop on Outside

Hey Max, I keep looking out the window and it looks interesting out there. I tried to sneak out the door but my mom caught me and said NO. I am an inside kitty only. But why? Why can’t I go outside? Dood. You don’t really want to go outside. There are rude introoder things […]

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Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main worry I had when I first heard about the Irma threat was how The Hemingway Cats would fare during the storm. The Hemingway Cats are a tribe of 54 polydactyl and polydactyl-gene-carrying felines who reside at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. Some of […]

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Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

How many hundreds of us would never had met without Catster? How different our lives would now be if we had never connected through the world’s first cat social network, the brainchild of Ted Rheingold, who has lost his battle with Stage-4 Metastatic Carcinoma. Ted was brilliant, funny, down-to-earth, and a loving and lovely soul. […]

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Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Ask Max Monday: Total Eclipse of the…

Hey Max…. So the foster lady shut me out of the foster room and then ran the sucky thing and then moved some other kittens in there and now I can’t get back in there. OK – so when I was in there I kept running out, but I thought that was MY room. She […]

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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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20 Pics Prove that Cats and Pigs Were Destined to be BFFs

20 Pics Prove that Cats and Pigs Were Destined to be BFFs

  I have zero doubt that if I convinced hubby to let me adopt a micro pig, the demonic duo would fall in love. Homer’s already BFF with a skunk (though he hasn’t been “initiated” quite yet). I can see the three of them on the kitchen setee, playing thundering herd of elephants up the […]

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Ask Max Monday: He Ain’t Heavy But I Want Him Off My Head

Ask Max Monday: He Ain’t Heavy But I Want Him Off My Head

Max – how come my mom keeps torturing me by putting something around my neck? I keep taking it off, and she keeps putting it back on. She says I’m not allowed to be nekkid yet. Why not? And why does goody-four-shoes Flynn not mind the torture device? Quinn People get weirdly obsessive about neck […]

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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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Ask Max Monday: Please Don’t Eat the Puppy

Ask Max Monday: Please Don’t Eat the Puppy

The IScream truck came by and the mom did NOT let me go out and buy any. I WANT ISCREAM and I think that, since I stole, um, FOUND a whole dollar bill I should be able to buy some. How can I make this happen? Dood. Save your dollars until you have enough for […]

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Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

The most difficult part of dealing with cat litter? Not #1, and not #2. Of course, I’m able to say that because hubby is pretty OCD about scooping any deposits shortly after they hit the box, and I lost my sense of smell in a brain injury, so even the most mephitic of bowel evacuations […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Scoop on the Poop

Ask Max Monday: The Scoop on the Poop

  Dear Max: My cat Ozzy is bored, and he expects me to entertain him. But he’s not interested in anything I suggest. Screened porch bird watching?(Too hot) Toys? (Boring) Catnip (Also boring) Ice in a bowl? (Been there; done that) Play with sister? (Eeeeewww!!!) He’s only 8, but he acts like a grumpy old […]

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Ask Max Monday: WE’RE SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER I THINK

Ask Max Monday: WE’RE SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER I THINK

Dear Max, Cood you wish my goofy sister from annuder litter Gracie a happy twelf birfday today? I turnt nineteen lass munf, and the Food Lady sez if I make it to twunny, she’ll let me visit a real live rotissery chukkin farm and eet anyfing I kech. Do you fink she’z pullin my leg? […]

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Ask Max Monday: IT’S A GIRL!

Ask Max Monday: IT’S A GIRL!

Hey Max Dood Mine brofur Sammy is sick – he has some sort of cancer on his tummy and it’s icky. The mom says Nicky and I has to leave him alone, but he WANTS us to chase him. He whaps me first. When we does, he leaves all his furs all over the house […]

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Ask Max Monday: ON MONDAY, Y’ALL!

Ask Max Monday: ON MONDAY, Y’ALL!

Hey Max – we just moved into this house and were stuck in a room. We heard another cat living outside of the room, but the tall lady person took him away last night and she didn’t bring him back home. Today, we’ve been allowed out into the rest of the house. Why didn’t he […]

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Ask Max Monday: Oops, I Did It Again…

Deer Max How many chomps can youse give de woman fur de taco hat?  Iz dey allow to do dis type of thing to the rulers of de planet. Wez want to know de rules and regulations in case we wake up wid a taco on our heads Your fans Oakley an Sugar Actually, it’s […]

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Ask Max Monday: Oops

Ask Max Monday: Oops

HAY DOOD! WUTS WITH THE HOTS? HERE’S MY QWESCHUN: THE LADEY TOOK ME IN THE BIG SILVER MASHEEN THAT HAD ****AIR KUNDISHUNNING***. THAT IS BLOWY COLD AIR THAT I JUST COODN’T GIT ENUF OF. I WUZ REELY GETTIN IN TO IT CUZ WE DO NOT HAVE AIR KUNDISHING INSIDE OWR HOWSE. BUT THE LADEY STOPPED […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Sharing Edition

Ask Max Monday: The Sharing Edition

Mr Max I share my toys with my girl all the time, but when I play with her toys I get “No, no that’s mine” How do I teach her to share? Thanks Pippin Take your mighty paw and give her a good smack down when she refuses to share. Repeat as needed. Oh, it […]

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Ask Max Monday: Love At First Bite

Ask Max Monday: Love At First Bite

Max, when will your new book be coming out? We are still reading “Forked” cause my glasses need to be changed! We luv you! Jamie’s mom It might be a while. A lot of the next book is written, but just the vomit draft. So basically, there’s a story but it’s in the sheesh-this-sucks phase. […]

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