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I walk into a cozy candle store in the capital region of Pennsylvania, ready to ask the staff to fetch the subject of my story — but there is no need. Wicks, a big, gray tabby, is already stretched out on the floor in the middle of Keystone Candle’s busiest walkway at the store’s center.
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Eric A. says after his cat suffered severe complications during routine surgery, he and his husband called a lawyer. “We want justice,” Eric says. Ann S. says after her kitten got injured at a neighbor’s house, she called a lawyer. “It felt good calling, so somebody could handle this for me,” she says. Paula K.
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun March 2021 cat events. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. All month: National Nutrition Month Sixth- through eighth-grade students are invited to enter the
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Looking for a new read? Here are some of books our editors are picking up this month. A Cat’s Tale With just a little help from Dr. Paul Koudounaris, Baba the Cat presents a one-of-a-kind history, spanning almost every continent and thousands of years. You’ll find a diverse cast of cats, including our felines’ prehistoric
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It was a dark and stormy night … really, it was. During a Maryland thunderstorm in late September 2018, a 10- to 12-week-old kitten showed up at a front door in search of a home. The family wasn’t there, but their grandmother was watching the house while they were away. She began feeding the little
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If you’re a cat lover with a quirky sense of humor, you’ll love the album Kittyland by Harry Tangos, a family band from Davis, California. After seeing a wave of homeless pets brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kidd family is trying to help a cooperating nonprofit by raising money through sales of hilarious
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New parents are often (and understandably) concerned about how their cat will react to a new baby. But even if things go well and the cat warms up to a newborn, life changes when your baby turns from a stationary bundle of joy into a toddler. “The toddler is a little different than the baby,”
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A few years ago, the novelist Margaret Atwood decided to write about cats. Her revered bibliography includes The Handmaid’s Tale — a dystopian book that became a hit TV series — but for her new project, she embraced the medium of graphic novels. Collaborating with the illustrator Johnnie Christmas, she crafted 2016’s Angel Catbird, which
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If you are a cat lover, you may have adopted a feral cat or are looking after a group of community cats. And as we all know, it gets pretty cold outside during the winter. This is why Catster loves to showcase heated cat houses — like the original and successive cat houses from K&H
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Thanks to a crazy coincidence involving our CFO, his wife and a Catster tote bag, we were “introduced” to this amazing cat. In December 2016, Zapp Zappleton’s kitten curiosity got the better of him when he bit into a wire in a faulty electrical socket and was electrocuted, causing major damage to his nose, tongue
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With Stella having just celebrated her 18th birthday and napping more than ever, I wondered: Do cats exercise? Would Stella exercise? How crazy would it be to ask her that? Stella, you’re 18 now. I was wondering how you might feel about starting an exercise regimen.What’s that mean? Regimen?Exercise. Ah. Well, you know how I
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun February cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. All month: Spay/Neuter Awareness Month; Pet Dental Health Month; Cat Health Month Now’s your chance
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Looking for something special for kitty? We’ve got the latest feline-friendly products to put on your shopping list. Ebo CatEntertain, chat, take photos, videos or livestream kitty with Ebo, a robot companion with an HD camera. It wheels, rolls and dances, or you can take control and play with kitty remotely using the Ebo app.
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Think fast: When was the last time you enjoyed a date night? The pandemic has forced local restaurants to close or switch to takeout and us to hunker down for — checks notes — almost a year. It’s made it difficult to go anywhere, let alone indulge in a date night.   It’s also given us
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When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Jafari Jamison Underfoot is a cat like no other. He’s not only mastered the art of wearing a harness and leash, but takes walks daily with his owner that often turn into short sprints. Living in picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia, the
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Roses are red, violets are blue, you love your sweetheart but want to keep your cat safe, too. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any day, flowers can bring a smile to a person’s face. But some plants pose health and safety risks for cats. The good news: Roses are safe. The bad news:
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Has your dating life been a cat-astrophe? Well, there’s an app for that! Tabby — The Cat Person’s Dating App is an offshoot of Dig — The Dog Person’s Dating app, launched in 2018 by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson. Tabby is a great way for cat lovers to connect. The app has partnered with
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Dr. Kwane Stewart, known as “The Street Vet,” has been a practicing vet for 22 years throughout California. Early in his career he had the difficult task of euthanizing unwanted/unclaimed cats and kittens at an overcrowded shelter. To cope mentally, he had to detach himself emotionally. But one kitten — Sushi — stood out with
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You know her as Blossom, or most recently as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory or maybe even as C.C. Bloom from Beaches. But there are two boys and three cats who simply call her Mom. That’s right, I’m talking about the incredibly talented Mayim Bialik! Recently, I was fortunate to welcome her
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun January 2021 cat events. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. Learn what makes cats cats at this virtual seminar. Photography by: ©rsmseymour | Getty
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Momma Kitty may look disheveled and angry in the post-wildfire photo that circulated — but, miraculously, the popular cat who lived under a California store survived. Cressman’s General Store and Gas Station, which had stood near the town of Shaver Lake since 1904, burned to rubble in the Creek Fire near Fresno on September 7,
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With the holidays upon us, I asked my cat, Stella, what she thinks of carolers. It went about as expected. Hey Stella, what do you think about caroling?Is that when the neighbors attack us? They don’t attack us, Stella.Waltzing up the front walk, howling and screeching, displaying TEETH — that’s apex-predator behavior right there. That’s
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When I found Brutus he had severe burns to all four of his feet, along with his ears and tail. He had spent 26 days on his own following the 2017 Tubbs Wildfire in Sonoma County, California. Brutus and his sister, Cleo, whom I rescued 10 days later, were adopted by a close friend when
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Bifford is the only cat in the family to enjoy out-of-state road trips. He flirts with the staff at his veterinarian’s office and is his family’s most successful mouse hunter among the other cats — and two dogs — he lives with. Last year, Bifford ran for president, on a platform of adoption advocacy, specifically
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This year’s stubborn pandemic promises to upend the holiday habits and traditions of many — and that increases concern among leading veterinarians. “Before this pandemic, people would have concerns about house-guests feeding table scraps that may be unhealthy or even dangerous to their cats,” says Jason Nicholas, BVetMed, a veterinarian and pet safety advocate in
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The goal of Swedish startup Animalist is simple: Make beautiful art for pets and their humans. Co-founder Jan Van Helleputte says that they want to “celebrate the beauty and joy our four-legged companions bring us through modern and personalized art inspired by Scandinavian minimalism.” With just a few simple steps, you can create a personalized
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