Tags Life with cats


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



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



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


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!!!




Unless you have been living in a cave or are on the International Space Station you can’t have missed the fact that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. You know this, don’t you? And if not, why not? If you need anything to help you make your mind up consider that shelters around the US are full to bursting with kittens as this is the kitten month. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of tiny kittens needing homes to go […]

It’s June So Adopt A Cat or Buy A T-Shirt



  In case the days are running away from you, have you heard? June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.  The month which starts with all the kittens arriving at shelters helps to highlight the plight of cats ~ young, old, healthy and unhealthy ~ and their need to find homes and love and companionship. There are needs for homes for far too many cats and kittens.     Which brings us to the somewhat delicate subject of shelters. Not […]

Shelter Cats or How You Can Save A Life Today!


If you have a cat you surely know how much they love catnip. ♥ ♥ ♥ LOVE  ♥ ♥ ♥   (If you are new to cat parenting this aspect of feline ownership will become apparent to you once you introduce it to them….)   A visit to the cat section of the pet store shows a vast amount of catnip toys, treats, and enticements. Not just a great activity treat but it is also good for cats to eat as a food […]

Why You Should Grow Catnip



  June the 1st is a very busy day. It is National Nail Polish Day. National Hazelnut Cake Day. National Heimlich Maneuver Day. Wow! Who knew? But much more importantly it also starts National Adopt A Cat Month aka Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. A month long reminder that this month brings kittens, and so many that shelters will be bursting with them. Some kittens will arrive so young that they will need to be cared for in special care […]

It’s June!! It’s National Adopt A Cat Month


Have you every lost a cat? It is a sickening nightmare. Independent by nature they wander, or get out, or hide, or get disorientated. Have a fight and flee fast. Or find themselves in a car or van having a cozy snooze and wake up somewhere else. The owner is frantic with worry and little ones cry. Signs get posted on power poles with pictures of the missing love in the hope that someone will have seen the kitty and […]

Do You Recognize This Cat?



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Adored, much oh sweet furry little love? Cat lovers often have an obsession about their feline babies. They are spoilt, indulged and sometimes idolized. Cute things are acquired for them. And even cuter things are acquired for the owner to remind them of Fluffy and Slasher. The internet and retail stores are full of things the smitten human can buy. Mugs, handbags, artwork, figurines. But what if you want something really permanent and personal? Have that everlasting homage to your baby? Or to an […]

Cat Tattoos ~ Showing Your Love In Ink


  They come into your life. Small and helpless. With those big ears that don’t really fit their heads. Or, maybe they weren’t so young, and were adopted, and came from another life. They looked at you with some kind of knowledge of………..what is it? And those eyes. They melt your heart. These wonderful creatures become part of your life. They intertwine their lives with you and snatch time. Parts of days. Whole days. A lifetime.     And one […]

Saying Goodbye To A Cat



Earlier this summer the local grocery had some catnip plants that were clearly struggling, and had a seriously reduced price of 99¢! At this almost giveaway price a catnip garden was in the future.  Cats love catnip, there is no doubt about it.     And in a lifetime of cat ownership they use a lot of catnip. The toys, the treats, the bags of the dried herb. So given this opportunity now was the time to become a catnip farmer […]

Harvesting Catnip – A Little Guide


Cats and catnip
  Catnip Botanical name: Nepeta Cataria Common names: catnip, catmint, catswort Native to: just about everywhere except cold northern places and Antarctica Herbaceous perennial (not woody and grows every year): member of mint family Attracts butterflies and cats Deer resistant Drought resistant Uses – humans: can be brewed for tea / medicinal uses Uses – cats: (from wikipedia): “With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats’ enjoyment, and catnip and catnip-laced products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to […]

Cats And Catnip