Simon’s Cat Logic Offers Tips for Holiday Safety

The holidays are upon us, and while we may feel that “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” to cats the seasonal celebrations can be a source of confusion and fear. To alleviate the anxiety of both pet parents and our pals who purr, Cats Protection’s feline behavior expert Nicky Trevorrow has teamed up […]

Bringing Your Kitten Home From Spay Surgery

Jetty is our 12th cat but, I have to admit, she’s one of the few whose spay surgery was done after adoption. Most of our cats have come to us “pre-spayed” by their shelter; our late Coco was an exception since our neighbors found her at our local post office. We pre-adopted/fostered Lucky before his neuter […]

Tips for Living with an Incontinent Cat

Last night I dreamed that Lucky was peeing in my shoes. In the haze of a dream, I was inexplicably lying on the floor beside the shoes. I awakened to find that, no, I wasn’t sprawled out on the floor, but I was lying beside a puddle of pee. Lucky had dozed off on the […]

7 Tips for National Cat Day Photos!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Someone recently asked me what has been my favorite travel photography assignment. Through the years, we’ve had some great opportunities but one job really stands out in my mind. We had been in Trinidad photographing and writing about Carnival when we headed […]

Introducing Your Kitten to a New Litter

As you know, earlier this month we adopted little Jetty from Austin Pets Alive! Jetty had only been in the care of APA for two days when she came home with us; previously she’d  been at a shelter near the coast which was evacuated due to Hurricane Harvey. That’s a lot of changes in her […]

7 Tips for Visiting a Cat Cafe

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. This past week, I had the opportunity to visit the Eat Purr Love Cat Cafe in Columbus, Ohio with friends from Nutrish. You’re probably familiar with this cat cafe from our Cat Cafe Directory, one of the many cat cafes across the […]

7 Signs Your Cat May Be Hiding an Illness

We all know how difficult it can be to tell if our cats aren’t feeling sick. Unlike a person who will tell you what’s wrong, cats not only can’t tell you verbally but often try to hide the signs of illness. Today we have a guest post from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

Evacuating with Your Cat to a Hotel

On Friday we decided to evacuate and move to a hotel in our area. The projected track of Hurricane Harvey has been more unpredictable than any hurricane I’ve ever seen and, with our location beside a creek (and no way out other than driving across that creek), we decided to evacuate. Although we often travel […]

Why We Always Choose Clay Litter

Our cats use Cats Incredible litter from Lucy Pet Products for three reasons: This litter is specially formulated to prevent the formulation of ammonia in the litterbox. Ammonia is much of the reason behind that litterbox smell, and it’s harmful both to the feline and human residents in your home. It’s made by a company […]

Got Fleas? Check Out Natural Treatments for Your Lawn

I love many things about summer–but fleas are definitely not on the list. Although our cats are indoors-only, that doesn’t prevent fleas from finding their way into our home and on our cats if we don’t keep an eye on the situation. As I’ve written about before, part of our property is a preserve for […]

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