Category Archives: Living With Cats

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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Thoughts for Thursday – Collections—a Joy or a Burden

Do you collect things—heart-shaped rocks, hat pins, Olympic emblems, anything with snails on it, or interesting vases? I think a lot of us have collections. I used to collect thimbles and I still have about 100 of them. At least … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday –Litter-Box Art

Have you found anything interesting in your cat’s litter box lately? Yes, you should be checking it when you clean it. You want to make sure your cats are using it. If you don’t find clumps in there (or wet … 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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Newsday Tuesday — Happy Mew Year and Prayers for Smokey

Please send good and healing thoughts to Smokey today. Smokey is my mother’s cat–the one I patterned Rags–the klepto cat after. He’s in the hospital with a urinary tract blockage. Ouch! So glad one of my daughters and I popped … Continue reading

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