Category Archives: About Cats

Mindful Monday — Should You Tattoo Your Cat?

Thirty years ago this concept would be scoffed at big time. Tattoos on people were even a bit shocking. Only service men and wild women had tattoos—and most of the women hid there’s from view. I was surprised nearly forty-five … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – The Cat’s Got Talent

What is your cat’s super power? Is he a great jumper or climber? Can she find the best and most unique hiding places? Do her claws grow extra long and thick? Does she have a gorgeous tail, a pretty ruff … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats and Kids

Is your cat a kid magnet? Does she like children? Is she curious when little ones visit? Or does she hide under the bed or under the covers when she hears the pitter patter of little feet? When Lily was … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Record-Breaking Cats

Everyone with a cat believes he or she is the best or most unique in some way. Lily’s claim to fame is her klepto habit—she carries all sorts of things around in her mouth—money, socks, her toys, paper wads… The … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Cubbies for Cats

I wrote a recent post suggesting that when you leave your cat alone, consider providing a security blanket to keep her calm and comfortable. I often toss a recently worn, unwashed garment on the bed for Lily and Sophie. When … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Cats and Their Most Unusual Friends

I got this shot of Annie-kitten (from next door) with a life-size replica of a dog. Annie didn’t seem to know at first that it was actually made of cement. I recall once wearing a t-shirt with a large screen-print … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Cat Siblings and Friends

I’ve said before that Lily and Sophie aren’t actually related and they’re not super close. They have a relationship—they seem to care about each other, but they don’t sleep in a sweet snuggle puddle, they don’t lick one another. They … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Cats Walking on the Wild Side

I think it’s interesting to see a mostly indoor cat like five-month-old Mollie (pictured) changing into her outdoor persona. Here she is swaggering down her driveway, obviously feeling her ancestral oats. She’s conquered everything inside the house, now she’s out … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – How Well Do You Know Your Cat?

A week ago today I determined that Lily might have an ear infection—maybe even mites. Ick! Where do mites even come from? So she got another trip to the veterinarian the following Monday. I’d noticed that she was paying more … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Is Your Cat Suffering?

We lost a beloved neighborhood cat last week. The Smurf was a beautiful Maine coon cat of just fifteen years. She had recently been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer. While she was an indoor cat for most of her life, … Continue reading

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