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Roger the Wonder Cat

Roger the Wonder Cat

We had just lost our beloved Tortoiseshell of fourteen years, and it was clear that Tom Tom, our social tabby, was lonely. Although he always required a lot of attention, it had gotten to the point where he wouldn’t let us out of his sight. When we had to leave him alone, Frank Sinatra would …

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Cats in Mythology

Cats in Mythology

Our reverence of cats has deep roots. Tens of thousands of years before the ancient Egyptians held them in highest regard, felines figured prominently in world mythologies. In the pantheon of gods and deities, the majestic feline has reigned supreme for over 30,000 years.  Mythology is a civilization’s collection of stories addressing its worldview, beliefs …

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A Rare Vintage

A Rare Vintage

Our new obsession? Vintage cat posters. While in New York, we happened upon La Belle Époque, a magical little shop in Greenwich Village, and proceeded to while away hours digging through a veritable treasure trove of art from the Golden Age of advertising. The posters carried at La Belle Époque, all originals, date from the …

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Tiny Cat Stories

Tiny Cat Stories

My Special Ferals It all started with one black cat at our apartment block. My husband and I saw a cat and her kitten one morning, and we gave them some ham. From that day on, and for the next six years, I fed the feral cats on our premises. We endured many a dispute …

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Adoptable Cats!

Adoptable Cats!

Spitfire This is Spitfire. She is a 3-year-old orange and white tabby!  Spitfire is shy to start out, but she likes to observe her surroundings and watch people until she’s had time to adjust. She’s very sweet and just needs a loving family to get her out of her shell! Spitfire is a cute and curious …

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Miracle Kittens

Miracle Kittens

When kittens Cassidy and Aura made their appearance on a live stream of rescue cats, no one at TinyKittens, a Langley, BC-based rescue group, expected them to become Internet famous. But the duo’s incredible story, perseverance and, yes, super-cuteness made them instant stars. The adorable pair have racked up over 2.7 million views on YouTube …

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Cattoos

Cattoos

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Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer 2021 Four Cuts Too Many Debra H. Goldstein Cozy mystery fans will delight in Four Cuts Too Many, the latest installment in the Sarah Blair mystery series. Between her job as a law firm receptionist, co-owning a restaurant with her twin sister, and caring for her pets, Siamese cat RahRah and rescue pup Fluffy, …

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Special Cats of Instagram

Special Cats of Instagram

1. @rexiecat | 607k followers This heart stealer is known as a “living emoji cat” thanks to his pricelessly emotive expressions. Rexie is a male “handicat” with just two working feet, but despite not having the use of his back legs, this cutie is enjoying life to the fullest. Follow for definite day-brightening photos guaranteed …

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D.I.Y. Craft: Cat Litter-Box Cabinet

D.I.Y. Craft: Cat Litter-Box Cabinet

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Happy Cat!

Happy Cat!

We asked Mikkel Becker, a certified trainer and behaviour consultant and head trainer for Fear Free Pets (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com) for her top 10 things you can do in your home to improve your cat’s life and general happiness. She readily shared her list. Mikkel uses positive reinforcement and non-force based training strategies rooted in …

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Cat Friendly Interior Design

Cat Friendly Interior Design

YouTuber Alexandra Gater has become an authority on home makeovers on a budget, transforming small, uninviting interiors into dream spaces for millennials and beyond. The Toronto-based 28-year-old’s YouTube channel, featuring snappy how-to’s for rental-friendly upgrades and DIY projects on a budget, has clearly tapped into a need—it’s amassed over 300,000 subscribers, with some videos racking …

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Best Friends Animal Society Suggests the Adoption Option to Brighten End of 2020

Best Friends Animal Society Suggests the Adoption Option to Brighten End of 2020

Americans are inundated each year by classic images of bow-bedecked puppies or kitten-stuffed stockings, so it’s not surprising that many families bring pets home for the holidays.  And in a year like no other, with the end of 2020 finally in sight, more people than ever are looking to welcome the calming companionship of an …

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Rescue Cat Reality TV

Rescue Cat Reality TV

At TinyKittens their motto is “rescuing locally, educating globally,” and through the power of technology and social media they’re making it happen, streaming irresistible live kitten footage into homes around the globe. Shelly Roche, the heart and mastermind behind the nonprofit organization, found her way to the world of rescue quite accidentally. After moving to …

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Super Chonk

Super Chonk

‘Chonky’ Mr. B, the Internet-famous hefty cat who finally found his forever home, is now giving back to cat lovers impacted by COVID-19. The then 26-pound cat became a familiar face online last year after Morris Animal Refuge’s Facebook post in search of an adopter for Mr. B went viral. Today, Mr. B is living …

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Fall/Winter 2020

Fall/Winter 2020

Fall/Winter 2020 Snowball’s Christmas Kristen McKanagh This cozy novel is just the thing to curl up with on a chilly afternoon. Snowball the kitten is spending her first Christmas at the Weber Haus, a Victorian B&B run by Miss Tilly and her dedicated team. Emily Diemer, the cook, quickly falls for Snowball’s feline antics; however, …

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One Bike, One Cat, One World

One Bike, One Cat, One World

When Dean Nicholson left Dunbar, Scotland in September 2018 and began his global cycling journey, he was not expecting a kitten to change the course of his trip–and his life. But that’s exactly what happened. Three months into his journey, Dean found a kitten lost along the remote Bosnia-Montenegro border. Despite being in the midst of a gruelling, …

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Due to Covid-19, the Shelter of the Future May Look a Lot Like Our Homes

Due to Covid-19, the Shelter of the Future May Look a Lot Like Our Homes

For the first time ever in many towns and cities, shelters found themselves with empty kennels as pet lovers stepped up to foster pets while sheltering in place. The pandemic has forced the entire animal welfare field to imagine what could be for homeless dogs and cats beyond the concept of sheltering as four walls and a roof, according to Julie Castle, CEO of …

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Hero Cats

Hero Cats

According to an old adage, dogs regard us as family, while cats see us as staff. Veterinarian Gary Weitzman, President of the San Diego Humane Society, isn’t buying it. “Cats bond to us the same way as dogs…they (just) show it differently,” he says. While canines crave round-the-clock petting, felines are more restrained in their …

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