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Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

I don't know him, but I love Pieter Hanson. This week, his mom took to Twitter to try and make him a #himtoo poster boy. She tweeted, "This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects […]

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Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

The days are getting shorter and fireplace weather is fast approaching. Time to think about…. Christmas!  Yeah, ugh. Already? It's not even Halloween, yet! But what better time to take care of a few gifts on your Christmas list? I've got the PURRfect present for cat-loving youngsters!  It's Prancie's Prayer, a new book by Ellen Pilch (better known […]

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Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

In a new program designed to save pets’ lives, Pima Animal Care Center (in Arizona) has partnered with residents from Catalina Springs Memory Care to provide bottle feeding, socialization, and love to kittens that have come into the shelter. The result is magical!

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Windows 10 Just Got Catified

Windows 10 Just Got Catified

Microsoft has a gift for blogging cats and the people who love them: a Windows 10 theme pack featuring felines. Available now on the Microsoft Store, “Cat Expressions” for Windows 10 is a theme that comes with a pack of 18 free wallpapers. For the low low price of FREE, it's worth checking out. I liked […]

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Farewell, Rusty

Farewell, Rusty

We were heartbroken this week to learn that Rusty made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge. Rusty was a real cuddlebug, sweet as could be, and he'll be sorely missed by Jan's Funny Farmers and the Mousebreath team as well. If you haven't already, please stop by Jan's Funny Farm and give Jan a big hug […]

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Lucy and Benny Chat About the Cats

Lucy and Benny Chat About the Cats

We would like to introduce Lucy, Benny. and their siblings Sadie and Ringo from the blog About the Cats (It’s All About the Cats). Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Lucy: This is Lucy. I run this household! I’m a four-year-old orange girl. Benny: Wait! This is Benny. I will be helping […]

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Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Endearing photos of Terry, a shelter volunteer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, have gone viral. In the photos, he’s shown napping with the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary’s cats, whom he comes to brush every day. He doesn’t just brush them. He gets to know them, learning all their likes and dislikes. Wiped out from all that […]

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Fat Cat Slims With Underwater Treadmill

Fat Cat Slims With Underwater Treadmill

Do I hear a “Heck No!” from more than a few cats out there? For plus-sized cats who’d like to combine swimming fun with a treadmill workout, take a look at George the Himalayan’s solution: an underwater treadmill workout. Owner Aimee Good of Urbandale Iowa, says folks think it’s a joke, but the workout offers […]

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Hold Onto Your Underpants if Bella’s in Town!

Hold Onto Your Underpants if Bella’s in Town!

Jailhouse stripes, or an orange jumpsuit? Those may be Bella’s fashion choices if she doesn’t curb her klepto ways. Looks innocent enough, doesn’t she? But behind that “Who, Me?” exterior is a klepto cat who is now bringing home three or more purloined clothing items per night from her Vancouver BC neighborhood. Her criminal career […]

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The Catio Project is Complete and Cats LOVE It!

The Catio Project is Complete and Cats LOVE It!

We finished work on the catio this week by installing a mezzanine shelf around the perimeter of the west and north sides: We painted it black and put a carpeted mat on the top (rubberized on the bottom, carpet on top, designed for outdoor use). It was affixed to the enclosure using zip ties and […]

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Gidget Bluesky and Honey Sunshine

Gidget Bluesky and Honey Sunshine

We are pleased to have an unusual and interesting interview today with our new friend Gidget Bluesky and our old friend Honey P. Sunshine, who went to the bridge May 29, 2015. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and your human. Gidget Bluesky: My name iz Gidget Bluesky. I will be 4 years old on […]

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NFL Star a Self-Professed Cat Guy

NFL Star a Self-Professed Cat Guy

I don’t know who he is; I don’t follow football. (He’s the highest paid running back in the NFL.) But he’s my new favorite football player. Todd Gurley loves cats. In an interview with ESPN’s Sam Alipour, in response to “What would you list as your dislikes?” he revealed that he hates dogs and loves cats. […]

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Catio 101

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Catio 101

Homer and Reno have a spankin’ new catio that wraps around an oak tree, providing opportunities to observe nature, climb trees and (mostly) nap. (Note: the stain/finish color is not the bright red that you see in these photos; it’s more of a terra cotta color.) The brothers LOVE being outside. They were as happy as […]

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Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

The Down in Denver Bookstore is nowhere near Colorado. It’s in upstate New York, hugging the Massachusetts border. The founding owner of the bookstore was a rabid fan of Beat writers and its name is from a Kerouac quote (“Down in Denver, all I did was die.”) If you can pry yourself away from Amazon […]

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Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno is a chatty, chunky 25-lb Russian Blue who likes to stand on his back feet like a blubbery Buddha. And he doesn’t just come with a couple of extra pounds–he’s got extra toes as well. Bruno is one of the adoptable pets at Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Il. Here are some of […]

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My Black Cat Appreciation Day Story

My Black Cat Appreciation Day Story

Two years ago, we adopted Reno (the Demon Kitten) from a Community Concern for Cats mobile adoption unit at the Petco in Lafayette CA. I cannot do the browsing-cages-at-the-shelter thing; it rips my heart apart that I can’t adopt every single one. Instead, I search online using AdoptAPet.com. When we adopted Reno, we wanted a […]

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Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Tired of U.S. politics and wanna emigrate? This PURRfect dream job could be your ticket away from American craziness straight to the land of spanakopita and feta cheese. And cats. Lots of cats. God’s Little People Cat Rescue on the Greek Island of Syros is hiring a live-in caretaker. The job comes with free housing, […]

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Cuddly Cleo

Cuddly Cleo

We were pleased to snag this interview back in January. Yes, January, then life went haywire and we’re still trying to catch up to how far behind we were at that time. If you haven’t met Cleo yet, you’re in for a treat. She might be a senior kitty, but her mind is still sharp. […]

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Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

When Rebecca Collins West got the call that Tigger, her cat who had gone missing seven years earlier, had been located via a microchip, she was over the moon. “I look at my husband and I say, ‘I told you so!’ We listened to the message three times to make sure it was true,” she […]

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Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as he awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued this week are recovering from burns with the help of the SPCA. The buddies were found huddled together on […]

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