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Pounce on these ameow-zing new cat products. Susabella Cat DishesThese adorable, ceramic cat-food dishes make a great gift for your own kitty or for someone else’s cat. Choose either the cat face or fish bone graphic. If you want to personalize, just add the name to the notes section when ordering. $25.95 per dish. Susabella;
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It seems that the term catio has become common language among cat people, but for the uninitiated, it is simply an enclosed outdoor space designed specifically for cats. Catios can range from small window box enclosures to elaborate rooms with all kinds of amenities. Thinking about adding a catio to your home? Consider the following:
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Happy New Year! Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun January 2020 cat events.  Jan. 17-19: The Acatemy 2020   Are you into boots-on-the-ground cat rescue – or do you want to be? Then pounce on this second annual two-day celebration of cat rescue and the unsung
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Cat lovers will want to check out these feline-centric reads. The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat    In 2007, street busker James Bowen found an injured cat in the hallway of his shelter home in North London. The friendship changed both their lives and led to the best-selling book A
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John Steinbeck is known for his epic novels like East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, but he also wrote short stories. One of those stories, The Amiable Fleas, was recently published in English for the first time, appearing in the June October 2019 issue of The Strand Magazine. Written in 1954, when Steinbeck
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If you’ve ever visited a Chinese or Japanese restaurant, Asian supermarket, or any Chinatown shop for that matter, you’ve probably noticed a little cat figurine perched quietly by the cash register. This Fortune Cat, or Maneki Neko, is a lucky cat charm that’s very popular in Japanese and Chinese cultures. The Maneki Neko is a
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To many of us, ringing in the new year means throwing on a party hat, dancing and raising a glass at midnight. Cats are no strangers to having a good time; however, theirs may look a little different than ours. Here are eight ways our fabulous felines would celebrate New Year’s in style. Going wild
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Given the popularity of smart products for humans, it’s no surprise that pet tech products are hotter than ever. Whether you turn to smart feeders and litter boxes or activity trackers and GPS homing devices, connected pet products can help you monitor your cat’s health, feed her when you’re away from the house and even
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Naming your cat might seem simple, but sometimes it can really take a lot of time and effort.  My husband and I tend to give our cats and foster kittens human names, especially old-timey English ones (I’m a bit of an Anglophile) – Agatha and Alastair got those. Mathilda got her name because it reminded
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It all started with an article about cat cafés in America. “I read it, thought what a great concept it was combining the two, cats and coffee, so I went home and told my husband about it,” says Kelli Steward, owner and founder along with husband Stephen of Alabama’s only cat café, Gatos and Beans.
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Cats are inquisitive and curious for good reason. As prey animals and predators in nature, their survival depends on knowing everything and everyone in their territory. They explore and test everything that is new to them. They specifically need to know: What is this? Is this edible? Will this eat me? Understanding our cats’ need
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I was looking for a way to help my cats glam it up during the holidays. I found this fun project while playing around on Pinterest. These collars are super easy to make, and your cat will look extra special this holiday season. What you’ll need: Recycled children’s collared shirt (I had fun scouring thrift
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What if you could spend just one penny and alleviate the suffering of hundreds of thousands of animals You’d probably do it in a heartbeat, right? The good news is, there’s a project dedicated to doing just that. PennyFix, founded in 2017 by five women in Central Pennsylvania, is lobbying the pet food industry to
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The post Bahama“Potcat”is Now a “Maine” Event by Arden Moore appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren’t considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in December? Here are some fun December 2019 cat events. Dec. 7-8: Snow Cats Convention Check out all the cool kitties at the Snow Cats Convention in Denver. All the cool kitties love snow. That’s why they flock to Denver, Colorado, in December for the Snow
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As the year starts drawing to a close, and the holiday and gift-giving season kicks into gear, it’s a wonderful opportunity to reach out and help pets, too. There’s a variety of ways to support worthy causes, including shopping on websites that automatically donate to designated organizations. It can be difficult to decide where to
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Let’s help find forever homes for rescue cats who need special help like Pumpkin. Please share her story in hopes of finding her the perfect forever home and human. Pumpkin’s Story Pumpkin has been at the shelter for eight years. Pumpkin is one of the oldest residents at New York’s Bideawee shelter. Found trapped inside
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A couple weeks ago, my husband and I spent a few days vacationing in Santa Barbara, California. It was our first time there, so I researched fun things to do and see. When I found the Cat Therapy cat café, I knew we had to pay a visit. And, because we were away from our
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Let’s help find forever homes for rescue cats who need special help like Emma. Please share her story in hopes of finding her the perfect forever home and human. Rescue cat Emma’s story Emma’s owner died, and a family member surrendered her to OC Animal Care in Tustin, California. This sweet 10-year-old girl has been
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in November? Here are some fun November 2019 cat events. Check out the November/December 2019 issue of Catster magazine for lots of information about rescue. For more cat fun, events, obsessions and products, check out the latest issue of Catster magazine – at newsstands now or
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For me, Halloween is more about the decorating than it is about dressing up. My cats feel the same way. While I occasionally make them wear silly witch hats (which usually lasts for about 2 minutes – just enough time for a quick photo), I would never make them wear an actual costume. Well, that’s
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Halloween is my favorite time of year, and I always try to get my cats into the spirit, too. I whipped up some fun witch hats to try this year. These are pretty simple and are meant to just rest on top of the cat’s head — hopefully long enough for a cute photo op!
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in October? Here are some fun October 2019 cat events. Check out the November/December 2019 issue of Catster magazine for lots of information about rescue. For more cat fun, events, obsessions and products, check out the latest issue of Catster magazine – at newsstands now or
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The much-anticipated movie version of this record-shattering stage musical hits theaters on Dec. 20. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music, it stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut. Directed by Tom Hooper, the
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Yes, you heard me — it’s mobile. I first talked to owner Janet Pao about a cat event she was involved in for our Happenings event section. She explained that her cat café was going to be at the event — the whole café — because it’s on wheels. Janet had my attention. “Why a
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We consider our pets part of the family, but resources for grieving a beloved pet are limited. Kaleel Sakakeeny began supporting pet parents through the grieving process after the loss of his beloved feline soul mate, Kyro. “Kyro lit up my days and when he died, the light went out of my life,” Kaleel says.
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Lori Wendin, our art director, sent me the link to this planter, saying — run this! Of course, I loved it, too and reached out to co-creator Angel Napoleon to find out the inspiration behind this great product. About five years ago, Angel and her partner Brent Napoleon were working at a 3D printing company,
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He favors a palette of yellow with purple, pink and orange for flowers. Nature is his muse and inspires him to paint several times a year, most often during seasonal changes. His technique is streaks, dabs and splotches applied with his right paw. Meet Quint Cole, acrylic artist. Born in 2012, Quint was the last
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Purr & Pour Cat Café just opened its doors this past June in Georgetown, South Carolina. Its vision is a big one: a Georgetown County free from the overpopulation of non-altered feral and homeless cats because they’ve found loving forever homes. The café — the dream of PURRprietor Patricia Devine-Harms — gets its 12 to
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