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Christmas Scents Can Be Toxic To Cats

© Caroline Henri Dreamstime.com It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. While the scents of baking cookies and a freshly cut tree may be almost as enjoyable to your cats as they are to you, some of the scents of Christmas can be toxic to cats.​ Candle, Candle Burning Bright Those scented candles we…

Can You Afford A Cat?

Boots As I’m typing, our newest family member is curled up in my lap. Boots came from my rescue’s shelter as a foster. That’s how most of my cats got here! Like many of the others, I brought him here because he was sick, and he wouldn’t get the care he needed (eye drops three…

When Cats Hate Each Other

It’s been one of those nights. Katie and Sizzle had a heated discussion about … well, only they know what they were disagreeing about before Katie turned on her heels and stalked off into another room. Then, Ginger got so annoyed with Belle, she disappeared into the woods, leaving Belle confused and alone outside our…

Can Cats Predict Floods And Natural Disasters?

juliasudnitskaya – Fotolia.com Can cats really predict natural disasters and get out of harm’s way? I’ve been hoping against hope that they can since last weekend when the historic district of the town next to ours was devastated by the worst flood in its very long history. Cars were upended by the rushing water, and…

The Ways We Love Our Cats

Soda — Photo by Christine Krebs A few weeks ago, I received an anonymous and hurtful email from someone who calls herself nikkin515@aim.com. One of my cats is missing, and she (I’m assuming nikkin515@aim.com is a woman) just had to tell me that if I really loved my cats, I’d keep them inside.  All of us show…

Cat Ladies Forever

Cat ladies forever© John Takai – Fotolia.com

I admit it. I’m a “cat lady” through and through. I love and admire cats for their independence, their resourcefulness and their grace. Nothing makes me feel more at peace than spending a few minutes just sitting quietly with a cat. And while many people would think this is odd, most of my closest friends are cats. I enjoy their company and love the time I spend with them.I realize not everyone feels the way I do, but I was still surprised and sad to read this news. Cat ladies are going to the dogs!