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




Halloween Cat Costumes For Kids
This post contains affiliate links Kids. Costumes. Halloween. Just add cat and you’re done. Halloween is just around the corner and if you have little people in your life you are probably worn out with the excitement and anticipation of the day. The candy, the creepiness, the running wild, the candy, the pumpkins, the costume, the candy. If you have a typical child the costume choice has already changed a few times as there is such a dazzling array and […]

Halloween Cat Costumes For Kids


Something Big In The World Of Cat Decor
Stop the press!! In case you haven’t heard, there is something big in the world of cat decor. There is a new sheriff in town. IKEA has launched its first pet line. And yes! they have included cats,  catering to the feline family very well. IKEA, the darling of millennials and those seeking sleek, Scandinavian decor that is reasonably priced, and available across the globe, has finally realized that pets are part of the family and they could incorporate their […]

Something Big In The World Of Cat Decor ~ IKEA Creates Purrfection!



URGENT!! Hurricane Harvey is gone and the clean up in south Texas and Louisiana continues. There have been so many disasters that attention is continually diverted to what the immediate crisis is, and little to no news is heard from what already happened. It is easy to assume that everything is ok and progressing. However, there are news reports that animal rescue shelters are full to overflowing and with no where to place the animals there is a possibility that pets […]

Hurricane Harvey – Pets In Crisis


  tis SeptembARrrrr 19 ‘n ’tis International speak Like a scurvy pirate day (Translation, in English – it’s September 19 and it’s International Talk Like a pirate day.)   The day created in 1995 by two good friends John Baur and Mark Summers who wanted to celebrated the Golden Age of Piracy. Or just have fun. They chose September 19th as it is the birthday of one of their wives (probably hoping that it would help them remember the date!) Lots of […]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day



natural disasters and your cat
  Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wild fires, snowstorms, ice storms.  These are  natural events that occur with alarming regularity. They may not hit the same place twice (but sometimes they do) and the one good thing about most of them is you often know they are coming and you have time to prepare. Except for earthquakes. If you live in an earthquake zone you really need to keep supplies ready and available at all times. Being prepared is key, especially if you have […]

Natural Disasters And Your Cat – What You Need To Know


Hurricane Harvey ~ How To Help Cats In Need Watching the news about Hurricane Harvey and the utter detestation in Texas and parts of  Louisiana shows that this is one serious storm and it is lingering. The destruction is vast and the images are heartbreaking. People have lost everything and despite all the fancy words this will be their lives for years to come. Recovery from destruction of this magnitude is very slow. It takes years. Years.     There have […]

Hurricane Harvey ~ How To Help Cats In Need