Category Archives: Cat Care

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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Newsday Tuesday – Spoil Your Cat the Right Way

How do you spoil your cat? You notice that I didn’t ask if you spoil your cat. I know you do. But are you spoiling her to death with too much of the foods she shouldn’t be eating? Or letting … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – What People Will Do For Cats

There are hundreds of cat shelters across the nation and the majority of them are run on donations. I love hearing about some of the creative fund-raisers launched on behalf of these shelters. In Winthrop, Maine, for example, two men … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats in Trouble

Just this week I saw a piece on TV showing a beautiful cat in Russia frozen solid in ice. She had evidently stopped for a little too long—maybe she was ill—and she became frozen to the ground and could not … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Signs That a Cat May Need Your Help

If you’ve lived closely with cats for very long, you’ve seen a cat in distress—a urinary tract problem, abscess, ear mites, fleas, or injury, perhaps. And you’ve learned that your cat seems extremely tolerant when it comes to pain. In … Continue reading

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