Category Archives: Cat Safety

Newsday Tuesday – Is Fire Approaching–Flooding? Please Don’t Leave Your Pets Behind!

It has happened again. There are horrific fires raging in Southern and Northern California. Along with news reports of the fire’s intensity, evacuations, deaths, etc., come personal stories. Many of those focus on the animals. I’m appalled by the number … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – It’s Getting Dark Out: Do You Know Where Your Cat is?

How often have you wondered where your cat goes and what she does all day when she’s out of your sight? I think we’ve all had indoor-outdoor cats and some of us still do—my mother, for example. Her cat, Smokey, … Continue reading

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Wild (And Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Protect Your Pets Today

This is a noisy and generally HOT day and there can be all sorts of hazards for our pets. Here’s a short list of things to watch for with your own pets and those in your neighborhood. 1: Protect your … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – How to Safely Restrain Your Cat For an Outdoor Jaunt

Yesterday we talked about keeping cats safely indoors. I know, I know, sometimes it’s not so easy to do. We once adopted a cat who refused to be a housecat. She loved being inside, but insisted on outdoor time, as … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Cats in Trouble

Oh my, the predicaments cats can get into. Once, when Lily was about six or eight months old, she was playing with a sheet of newspaper, rolling around on it. Pretty soon, she managed to get herself rolled up into … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – The Homeless Helping the Homeless

Not such a frivolous topic: Yesterday we touched on homeless people helping homeless pets. You have to wonder how they connect. Where do homeless people get their pet cats, dogs, birds, etc.? Most probably can’t afford the adoption fee. I … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Strange Things We Do To Our Cats

We play with our cats, brush and comb them, and give them treats. Some of us take our cats for car rides, swimming, or horseback riding. Some others dress their cats, put colored caps on their claws, or decorate them … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – How to Help Cats When the Elements Turn Against Them

Much of the US is experiencing a killer freeze. Wildfires rage through the Western states. Some communities are still dealing with the aftermath of mega-storms. And, while there are wonderful stories of animals being rescued from dire situations caused by … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Easy Ways to Avoid Serious Injury for Your Pet

Do you ever take your pet for a ride in your car? Sure you do—even cats are driven to the veterinarian or the groomer or to a new home when you move across town or across the states. Heck, our … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Count Down to Christmas With Your Cat

The big day is almost here and if your cat is still healthy and unharmed despite holiday hazards in your home—good for you. But there could still be dangers lurking. During the last few days you’ve had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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