Category Archives: Cat Safety

Thoughts for Thursday – The Danger of the Recliner Chair for Kittens

One of the most under-considered household dangers in your house for kittens is probably the recliner chair. We have two—one is used every single day for back pain relief. Up and down that thing goes many times each day and … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – The Value of a Chip—and I Don’t Mean the Chocolate Chip

Don’t you just love to hear stories of lost or runaway cats being reunited with their family? And these reunions are made possible most often by the microchip. There was a story in the news last week about a cat … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Hidden Household Dangers For Cats

People wonder how I come up with ideas for my blog posts 5 days a week for the last 10-and-a-half-years. I have to stop and wonder sometimes, myself. That’s around 2,600 posts. Well this post was born of this picture … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Driving Miss Kitty

First, let me announce that it’s National Tabby Cat Day. I will celebrate with Lily, even if she isn’t exactly a tabby—she’s a dilute torbie (a pastel tortoiseshell tabby) and she has only a partial M on her head. Now … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – When You Move a Cat

As you know we’ve been concerned about Smokey’s big move after losing his favorite person. It is not uncommon for a cat to be displaced when his human becomes ill or dies, moves and leaves the cat behind, develops an … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Christmas Eve With Cats

You’ve decorated your home or maybe just a room in your house or apartment. You’ve finished your shopping and wrapping. You may even have done some baking for a holiday gathering. And you’ve kept your cat safe through it all. … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Holiday Pet Dangers—and a HAPPY Klepto Cat Holiday Announcement

First the announcement: Book 32 of the Klepto Cat Mystery series, Cats Don’t Squeal, is now available in both print and Kindle versions. Buy the hard copy or download the book onto your electronic reader today. Escape for a few … Continue reading

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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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