Category Archives: Cat Care

Mindful Monday – Let’s Talk Water and Cats

Here in parts of Southern California, we’re experiencing severe drought. But the cats who live in this state don’t much care. Most domestic cats don’t typically drink a lot of water and that’s not necessarily a good thing. In the … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cats With Too Many Toes and Claw Issues

Have you ever seen a cat with extra toes? It’s a seemingly weird phenomenon called polydactyl. According to an article at the Catster website, polydactyls are not all that uncommon. I guess most of us have seen or known a … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Declawing Ban Passed in Denver

Denver is the first US city outside of California to ban the declawing of cats. There are eight cities in California with that ban in place, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. http://people.com/pets/cat-declawing-ban-passes-denver/ Declawing is a gruesome subject, but one … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Should You Leave Your Cat Alone?

People have busy lives—even cat people. We have to go to work. We go out for exercise and social activity. And sometimes we go out of town, especially during the holidays. Guess what? Cats don’t really like it when you’re … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday — Do Cats Need Claws?

The declaw controversy comes up every once in a while and, whenever anyone mentions it to me I feel sick. If the professionals and owners whose cats suffered after this surgery are to be believed, declawing a cat is still … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday—Catnip, a Cat’s Drug of Choice.

This week, I found a container of catnip that I didn’t know I had and sprinkled a little of it around Sophie’s and Lily’s playground. Their playground consists of a shipping box that has become Sophie’s Cat Cave, a cat … Continue reading

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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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