Celebrating Old Cats: What Is Old?

Seren celebrates her 18th birthday on February 1st and it’s the purr-fect time to celebrate old cats and talk a bit about what is old age for cats. Actually, February 1st is a chosen birthday since she was found on … Continue reading

Why Tabby Wears An M–A Christmas #Cats Story

It’s become a tradition on the blog (and in my PETiQuette newspaper column) to share one of my favorite Christmas stories. This touching legend, included in Complete Kitten Care, tells the story of a simple Tabby cat, and her gift … Continue reading

Cat Behavior & Dog Training Gift Books for Parents and Lovers

MERRY CAT-MAS & HAPPY HOWL-IDAYS! This time of year means visitors of all ages and your pets may object to these INTERLOPERS. These tips can help–and the books are FREE today (Weds), Thursday & Friday! Please share with anyone you … Continue reading

How To Give Pets As Gifts

The professionals used to say that the holidays were a TERRIBLE time to get a new pet–that impulse adoptions could leave the cat or dog without a home after the cute-holiday-thrills wore off. More recently, though, the ASPCA conducted some … Continue reading

Holiday Sparkles, A Cat-Mas Story

Crash-galumph-galumph-skiiiiiiid-thump! “Amy! Will you please get your cat before she tears up the house?” I sighed, and pushed away from the computer. My husband grew up cat-less. Mahmoud neither understood nor appreciated kitten antics, especially while he watched television sports. … Continue reading