Category Archives: Cat Care

Thoughts for Thursday – You Are Your Cat’s Lifeline

While at the Cat Writers Conference last week, I met a lot of cat experts—experts in cat travel, cat safety, cat training, veterinary care, healthy diets for cats, cat rescue, specific cat breeds, the cat show circuit, judging cat shows, … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – It’s Still Kitten Season

Have you seen ads in your newspaper and messages in your email and snail mail boxes lately about the abundance of kittens needing homes or assistance? Shelters are begging for help of all kinds. More kittens are showing up at … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cats in Trouble

Cats and curiosity go together and this sometimes gets our feline friends in trouble. Here’s a short list of CAT-cidents I’ve witness with my own kitties or have heard about. If your cat’s reading this with you let me say, … 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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Newsday Tuesday – Have You Chosen Your Cat’s Godparent?

Yesterday I shared a happy-ending story about Smokey’s sudden loss and his rescue. You may recall the article I wrote for Cat Fancy some years ago featuring the importance of choosing a godparent for your pets and some tips for … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – A Sad Ending and a New Beginning for Smokey

You might recall my mentioning Smokey, my mother’s cat, a time of two or three over the years in this blog. You’ve seen numerous photos of him. He’s also my model for Rags in the Klepto Cat Mysteries. I chose … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – How Many Cats are Too Many Cats?

I’ve had as many as seven cats at once. I’d just lost a sweet marmalade tiger kitten through ignorance and started collecting cats. Tina Marie showed up on my doorstep and I took her in. Soon she had a litter … 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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Thoughts for Thursday – Happy and Safe Turkey Day

From our cats to yours, we wish you a wonderful feast with those you love most. Don’t forget to keep your cats safe during your celebration. Secure all turkey bones. Cats and dogs can choke on them or become injured … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – It Takes a Village to Keep a Cat Safe and Healthy

I believe in Hillary Clinton’s statement, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I used that quote the other day with regard to my aging mother. Yes, we’re finding that it takes a village—at least several caring family/friends and … Continue reading

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