Celebrating Valentine's Day If It Is Just You And Your Cat(s)
Valentine’s Day ♥♥♥ The day for love, romance, chocolates, flowers. Candy messages, lace doilies. Hearts. Or, maybe not. The fact that everything in February is red & pink and hearts & cupid’s arrows surprisingly only 55% of people actually celebrate this day. Which means 45% don’t. Quite a significant number. And they don’t quite know what to do. Despite the fact that Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries and is can be found around the world, it has evolved into […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day If It Is Just You And Your Cat(s)

What Do Cats and The 2018 Olympic Games Have In Common?
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea have started with much fanfare and excitement in arctic temperatures.   Athletes are bracing the cold. Except for one fellow.     The dazzling displays from the skaters, the downhill skiers, the luge and much more will have billions of people glued to their televisions cheering on their country and favorites athletes. So what is the connection with cats and the 2018 Olympic Games? Well, it is big cats.     Meet Soorhorang, the official mascot […]

What Do Cats and The 2018 Olympic Games Have In Common?

Valentine’s Day is just ten days away. 10!!!   Time to get busy. As always cat lovers are taken care of with super cute cards. Here, to help you get in the mood, is a small selection of some of the cutest cards available – 10 purrfect Valentine’s Day cards for cat lovers. (Links to cards in caption)   Paper Source For tiny kitty lovers with big hearts who need to send several love notes these are purrfect.   More […]

10 Purrfect Valentine’s Day Cards For Cat Lovers

Super Bowl. Kitten Bowl V
Super Bowl 2018 is fast approaching and preparations are running high for the wings, salsa and nachos. New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans are hotly anticipating the game, have been in strenuous training and are now counting down to the big moment the game kicks off. Sigh But there is relief in sight for those of us want action of a fluffier kind!! Thankfully, as in recent years you can, once again if football isn’t your thing, you can […]

Forget The Super Bowl. Kitten Bowl V Promises More Action Of A Fluffy Kind

cats in books
This post contains affiliate links  Cats are introduced into our lives almost from birth and become popular companions through the books, songs and nursery rhymes shared with babies and children. From the very beginning the nursery rhymes  “The Three Little Kittens” and “Hey Diddle Diddle”, the stories “The Tale Of Tom Kitten”,  “Puss In Boots”,  and “The Owl And The Pussycat” and many, many more introduce cats and kittens to us and become part of  our world. As beginning readers children discover “The Cat In The […]

Cats In Books

Happy 2018! Don’t you love the start of a new year? A chance for new beginnings, a change of course perhaps, to set new intentions. The opportunity to reinvent yourself. Not just you, let’s not forget Fluffy. It is not just us humans who need to take stock and correct bad habits, learn new ones. Drop a pound or two, take more exercise, relax. The new year is the perfect time to re-evalute Fluffy and consider what might ensure a happier, […]

2018 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Cat

To all the wonderful cat people who visit and share a portion of their day with Cat-Opedia….. Wherever you are Whatever you celebrate Wishing you the warmest of the holiday season  

Seasons Greetings

  With much of southern California experiencing wild fires, the likes of which have never been seen before, people are evacuating with little to no notice and fleeing to safety. And they are desperately trying to save their animals. If you are are in Southern California or know someone there here is a list of places accepting small animals (also a little bit of information on larger animals) Ventura County: The Humane Society of Ventura Country Thomas Fire Animal Shelter […]

Southern California Wildfires – Saving Pets & Finding Safe Shelter For Them

This post contains affiliate links Ugly Christmas sweater season is here and the unofficial day (Friday December 15) is rapidly approaching. Don’t be left out in the cold with last year’s sweaters. Or worse still, no years’s sweater. Time to get a move on and hasten to shopping so that you stand out in the crowd with your Ugly Cat Christmas Sweater: The Good The Bad, The Ugly. Blizzard Bay Women’s Crew Neck Tunic with sequined cats and light up […]

Cat Christmas Sweater: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Nearly the night before Christmas And all through the house not a creature is stirring Not even a mouse The sweaters are hung with holiday glee In the hope that their beauty is something to see The cat in it’s basket looks up where it lays And knows that the sweaters will be worn for many days The Christmas Sweater, aka the Ugly Christmas Sweater. It has become a really big thing. And even has a date. 3rd Friday in December. […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters With Cats

Black Friday For Cats
The day after Thanksgiving what do you do? After all the cooking and feasting, family time and friend making how can you possibly top it? Do you head to the mall for Black Friday? Deal with the masses for those intoxicating bargains? Head to a national park for #OptOutside? Sit in front of the television for a big game? If none of this takes your fancy how about Black Cat Friday? In a twist from the usual cat Friday #catfriday […]

Black Friday For Cats

Lullaby For The Cat Minnow, go to sleep and dream, Close your great big eyes; Round your bed Events prepare The pleasantest surprise. Darling Minnow, drop that frown, Just cooperate, Not a kitten shall be drowned In the Marxist State. Joy and Love will both be yours, Minnow, don’t be glum. Happy days are coming soon — Sleep, and let them come… Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)

Lullaby For The Cat ~ Elizabeth Bishop

  Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! English traditional verse   November 5 is Bonfire night. A night in the United Kingdom that commemorates the gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up the British parliament in 1605. A huge part of  British culture it is celebrated with bonfires, children who make ‘guys’ and burn them, and fireworks. Lots and lots […]

Keeping Your Cat Safe – Bonfire Night and Fireworks

  November is here.   The sweets and candy have been given out and the costumes worn and twirled in. Time to settle into autumn and the darker nights, swirling leaves and heavier clothes. Time for the winter kitty beds to come out, fuzzy blankets, for fires to be lit and laps to be found. (Apologies to friends in the warmer climates, your turn will come soon enough!) How do you prepare for the coming cold with your kitties?

The Day After Halloween

national cat day
  October 29 is National Cat Day a day when all things kitty are to be celebrated and enjoyed. Founded in 2005 by Colleen Paige, a Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate, National Cat Day  aims to raise awareness of  all the cats that need rescuing and placing in loving homes and to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the wonderful relationships they have with the cats in their lives. Their wonderful website is full of beautiful images of cats […]

October 29 Is National Cat Day