Category Archives: Living With Cats

Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – More Cats I Know

I continue to collect pictures of cats from friends and take pictures of cats I see out and about. Here are some you might enjoy. This is Tommy. He had a horrendous bout with a mysterious illness a few years … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Sophie’s 15! How Can That Be?

Dear Sophie, it seems like we just brought you home from the veterinarian who spayed you and determined that you would adjust nicely to a home atmosphere. He opted not to return you to the streets where you were found … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – A Summer Fur-do for Cats

  Have you ever thought about shaving your cat so she’ll be cooler in the summer? Don’t do it. Experts say that cats have coats for a reason. A cat’s fur insulates her from the heat in summer and the … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Smokey (aka Rags) Update

As most of you know, my mother’s cat, Smokey, is my model for Rags in the Klepto Cat Mysteries. He is the bigger-than-life, confident, sociable, clever, and interesting half Ragdoll cat my mother adored for almost nine years. When Mama … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – A Place of The Cat’s Own

Cats love cubbyholes, tents, caves, and other hidey places. They curl up in boxes, drawers, closets, and even under the bed. How many times have you opened the linen closet and found a cat resting on a stack of towels … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – What Did That Cat Say?

This is a fun topic. If you have one or more cats, you know that cats have opinions and desires and dislikes and some cats are quite the expert at communicating these. They use lots of body language. You know … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Why Don’t My Cats Get Along?

While I’m certainly no expert on cats, least of all their behavior, I write about them, live with them, advocate for them, and love them. And I get questions, and I attempt to respond. (I do know how to conduct … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cat Hangouts

If your cats are like mine, you never know where you might find them. Cats like to explore interesting places: the refrigerator, dishwasher, drawers, wastebasket, bags, boxes, the stove, and even, as you can see, a baseball cap. They love … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – A Little Help From the Cat

Cats like to be involved. I call it helping. Lily helps me tie my shoes when I’m preparing for a walk and remove them when I return. There’s something about the laces that intrigue her. She’s always dragging my cozy … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – How Many Toys Does a Cat Need?

This is an interesting question. Is your cat’s toy box overflowing with bell balls, rubber balls, golf balls, wand toys, spongy toys, and crackly foil toys? At our house it’s mostly stuffed toys. Sophie likes the furry toy mice with … Continue reading

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