Category Archives: Interesting Pets

Blog Tour — Day One – Tortie-to-Tortie Interview (A Cat Behind the Scenes)

It’s an exciting day here in our household as we celebrate Sophie. Mudpie, over at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows, has interviewed our look-alike tortie. Sophie meows about her precarious feral beginnings, her adjustment to living indoors with a human … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Smokey aka Rags the Klepto Cat

You know him as Rags the Klepto Cat. But to us he’s just Smokey, my mother’s beloved big-boy cat. He’s half Ragdoll and half no-one-knows. He has a mind of his own and he brings my mother a lot of … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Swimming Cats

Yesterday we talked about adventuring cats. In the past, I’ve featured cat breeds that tend to like water, such as the Turkish van, Turkish angora, Maine coon cat, Abyssinian, and Bengal. But have you ever seen a cat love…I mean … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Unique Gifts for Unique Cats

Here’s a site featuring gifts for cats. http://www.starkravingcat.com If your cat likes catnip, you can purchase catnip toys of all kinds—in shapes of hearts, rocket ships, and even cigar-shaped catnip called “joints.” My fave is the cowboy boot catnip toy. … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Therapy Cats–Even at an Airport

You might say that you need therapy after trying to manage a difficult cat. But did you know that more and more cats are being used as therapy animals these days? I’ve written about cats that have become therapy animals … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Klepto Cats Unite!

Those of you who are familiar with Rags and his thieving ways, will be interested in knowing that he’s not the only klepto cat around. Of course, when I decided to feature a cat burglar in my cozy mystery novels, … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Cats Who Choose Their People

Have you ever been chosen by a cat? I mean, he might belong to someone else, but continually show up at your house wanting your company. Several years ago, we were frequently visited by a tangerine beauty and we didn’t … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats in the Most Unexpected Places

I came across this story in the New York Times about foreign bureau-cats—cats that foreign news correspondents take in for companionship while on assignment for months or years in Iraq, Kabul, Baghdad, Cairo and other places around the world. It’s … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – The Best Man is a Cat?

A couple in Colorado invited two rescue kittens to their wedding last month and even included them in their photo sessions. It was actually rather apropos as both the bride and groom are veterinarians and they volunteer at a feline … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Why Does My Cat Do That?

I’m beginning to think my torbie, Lily, can use telekinesis—that she has the ability to move things with her mind. Why? We call her our little decorator because she constantly moves her stuffed toys around the house when we aren’t … Continue reading

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