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

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 my favorite Christmas cat story this time of the year. This touching legend, included in Complete Kitten Care book, tells the story of a simple Tabby cat, … Continue reading

How to Create A Cat Safe Christmas Tree

Cat safe Christmas tree? Is there any other kind? This is the first year we’ve put up a Christmas tree, since Karma-Kat joined the family. Our old girl, Seren-Kitty, had ignored the decorations for the past decade or so, and … Continue reading

Remembering Seren with Holiday Sparkles, A Cat-Mas Story

Remembering Seren Seren arrived at a time we’d been pet-less for many years. A friend called to tell me she’d found a kitten–and could I help? The wannabe Siamese baby climbed up my leg, wrapped her chocolate paws around my … Continue reading

Thanksgiving the Pet Writer Way: Giving Furry Thanks

It’s nearly Thanksgiving and I’m updating my annual blog. It’s time again to count my furry blessings. This year I’m thankful to be home with my family—furry and human—rather than on the bumpy road and bumpier plane. I’m thankful my … Continue reading