Category Archives: Living With Cats

Mindful Monday – Should Seniors Adopt a Pet?

Since I’m now a senior…who am I kidding? I’ve been considered a senior for quite a while now. Well, because I am, this question has serious meaning for me. I dread the idea of someday being without a cat. It … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday — Are Your Cats a Tax Advantage?

Among other things it’s tax season. If you’ve had an expensive year with your cats you may wish their care and that medical procedure, vaccines, special food, and boarding/pet sitter were deductible. Believe it or not there are tax breaks … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – You Adopted a Cat? What Inspired You?

All of us with cats have stories about how we acquired them. We find them by accident, we rescue them from a variety of situations, or we seek out a particular breed. We buy cats, invite strays into our homes, … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – The Emotional Support Cat

We’ve all heard of cats waking their family when fire breaks out in the home. We’ve seen videos of cats fending off coyotes, saving a child from a dog attack, and protecting her kittens from an intruding animal, for example. … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – How “Supportive” is Your Cat?

I think most of us would scoff at this question. I mean what happens in your household when you try to sleep in or when you want to take a nap after a hectic day? What about when you feel … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Meet Bootsie

This is Bootsie. I never had the opportunity to meet Bootsie, but I fell in love with her from hearing her story and seeing her pictures. Doesn’t she look like a really cool cat? I received this story from a … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – When Your Guests Are Allergic to Cats

We all have them—friends and family who are allergic to our cats. What to do? How do we make them comfortable in our home? Here are a few suggestions: 1: Remind the guest to take their allergy medicine before arriving. … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cat-Girl Fight!

Twice last week our two female cats, Lily and Sophie had serious scuffles. They’ve been together now for ten years and they get along just fine. Oh, occasionally when they’re bored and they find themselves in close quarters with one … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Are You a Crazy Cat Lady?

This story was in the news ten years ago, but I thought you might find it interesting. Joy Ciarcia-Levy decided to do a piece featuring four women that others probably consider crazy cat ladies and she really went to the … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cat Staves Off Coyotes, But Not All Cats Are That Lucky or Gutsy

Cats are without a doubt courageous critters. Some more so than others. Females with kittens are the fiercest cats of them all when it comes to potential danger. I saw my small mother cat jump a full grown great dane … Continue reading

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