Category Archives: Activities for Cats

Mindful Monday – Remembering the Cats of 9/11 on National Pet Memorial Day

With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 occurring a day ahead of National Pet Memorial Day this year, we’ll acknowledge both on behalf of our pets. Among the victims of the atrocity twenty years ago were animals, including cats—those cats living … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – National Take Your Cat to Work Day

I don’t know why I have so many dates on my calendar wrong this year. Is it a pandemic thing? I’m usually careful to transfer dates from one calendar to the other at the beginning of each year. When I … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Fun With Cats 

A friend, colleague, and fellow cat writer coined a phrase in an email over the weekend—a phrase that I wish I’d said. I’m preparing for a blog tour and the company who is helping me with that contacted Debbie de … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Enrichment for the Indoor Cat

Many of us keep our cats indoors only. Some provide outdoor enrichment through harness and leash-training or an enclosed catio. But for many indoor cats, their only experiences beyond the confines of the house are views from the windows and … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Yoga With Your Cat

We talked earlier in the week about how smart cats are. And there are probably many things our cats can teach us: to relax—I mean, really relax; to be alert to potential dangers around us; to do a thorough job … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Lets Make Cat Toys

Cats have different experiences with different toys and from those experiences seem to choose favorites. Olivia likes toys that she can carry around in her mouth and that skid nicely across a smooth floor. She generally carries toys to our … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Cats in Boxes

Is there anything as cute as seeing a cat peering at you from inside a box? She may be in full view, but she sits there as if she thinks she’s invisible. She’s sitting in a box, after all, so … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Dress Your Pet Day

It comes around every year—Dress Your Pet Day. Do you comply? Does your cat or dog or horse or ferret appreciate you squeezing them into silly dresses and shirts and plopping hats on their head or glasses on their nose? … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – National Cat Lover’s Month

December is National Cat Lover’s Month and there are countless ways to celebrate. Of course your cat gets the benefit of your love every single day. Some of you go beyond taking in one or two needy cats and caring … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – New Products for Cats

Technology and innovation is advancing to the point that you can have a cat without ever lifting a finger to care for her. I say, then what’s the point of having a cat? The only alternative care apparatus I haven’t … Continue reading

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