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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


World Lion Day and the Terrifying Reason it Is Needed
August 10 is a special day on the calendar at Cat-Opedia central. Not just because it is a special person’s birthday. It also happens to be World Lion Day. A day to celebrate the King of the Jungle.     The magnificent creature with a mane and deep amber eyes.   Unfortunately, the day was created for a terrifying reason. 100 years ago there were 200,000 lions. Any idea how many there are today? A guess? 20,000. Take a moment […]

World Lion Day And The Terrifying Reason It is Needed



Cats In The News Summer Edition
Summer is in full swing Or frantically hurtling to a close – depending on whether you are a glass full or half empty kind of person – and there is so much going on it is possible to miss all of the cat news that has been going on. And there has been a lot. The cat’s have been busy. So here to keep you in touch with what you might have missed is a little round up of cats […]

Cats In The News Summer Edition


This post contains an affiliate link Take one kitten, a couple of hapless and funny guys, a Los Angeles drug gang, a hitman, lots of action and what do you get?   Keanu!! And the kitten is teeny tiny and super cute!   Starring: Keegan-Michael Key  Jordan Peele  Tiffany Haddish Summary When an L.A. drug kingpin’s kitten unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through gangs, hitmen and drug dealers who claim him in order […]

Keanu (2016) ~ Or What Happens When You Mix Funny Guys And Cute Kittens




Hurry Over To Gilt Right Now!!!
Gilt is THE place to be for cat lovers today and as sale are only on for a limited time you had better hurry over to Gilt right now!! The hip purveyor of gorgeous and fashionable clothing, jewellry and home design doesn’t often offer items for cat lovers. BUT today is something special. They have a sale not only for cat gear, but also for the very well heeled cat mom, or just somewhere cool for the rest of us […]

Hurry Over To Gilt Right Now!!!