Category Archives: Cat Care

Frivolous Friday – Why Does Your Cat Yowl at Night?

If your cat is older—even past eight-years-old—and she walks around the house at night crying, she may be suffering from the onset of dementia. Just as with us humans, age-related dementia can cause anxiety in cats and cause them to … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Hug Your Cat Day–Here’s How!

Sunday is Hug Your Cat Day. Now that’s a no-brainer. If your household is like mine, your cats get hugged regularly, whether they want a hug or not, right? I’ve found that there are different ways to hug a cat–especially … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Strange Cat Stories in the News

I write cat fiction—that is, my mysteries involve and include some interesting cat characters. And I’ve made up some intriguing stories. But, as they say, fact is stranger than fiction and these news stories prove it. Have you read about … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Summer Cuts for Cats. Is it a good idea?

A cat’s fur is often what attracts us to them. A luxurious coat of fur certainly invites petting. But a cat’s most alluring feature can also be your biggest headache. While some cats seem to have nice, tangle-free fur, others … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cat Claws Laws and Care

There are a couple of things about living with cats that can be annoying. Some people find these things so annoying they take strong measures. An inside cat, who sheds, claws furniture, chews on or digs in house plants, or … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Get Ready for Kitten Season

According to experts, kitten season begins this month and lasts through October. The number of unwanted kittens in the US and beyond is staggering—absolutely staggering. And the truth still remains–there are not enough homes for the number of kittens produced … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Designer Feline Sanctuaries

Many of us grew up knowing about the local animal control facility in our community. Here, it was called the pound. You could go there to adopt an animal, to search for a lost pet, or to drop off a … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – When You Need a Pet Sitter

Do you ever find yourself needing a pet sitter—someone to come into your home and feed the cats, clean the litter boxes and/or entertain an energetic dog? Most often, we exchange pet-sitting favors with a willing neighbor, or a relative … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Keep Outdoor Cats Cozy This Winter

Although cat advocates recommend keeping cats indoors for their ultimate safety, some cats just won’t tolerate being cooped up inside. The model for my Klepto Cat Mysteries, my mother’s cat, Smokey, is one of those. When he arrived special delivery … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Water Baby Kitties

There’s water, water everywhere here in Southern California these days. And boy do we need it. For years now, we’ve been tearing out lawns and replacing them with gravel, decomposed granite, succulents, etc. We’re taking shorter showers and shallower baths, … Continue reading

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