Month: October 2008

  • Got Costume?

    Halloween is Friday, and there are a gazillion cats in the World’s Coolest Cat Show who are all costumed up and ready to go… take a look! Vote for Thelonius Monk in the World’s Coolest Vote for Sushi in the World’s Coolest Vote for Tabby Girl in the World’s Coolest Vote for Tucker in the …

  • Mars Issues Voluntary Recall of Special Kitty Sold at Wal-Mart

    This just in… Mars Petcare US has issued a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL KITTY(R) Gourmet Sold at Wal-Mart Locations in Fifteen States Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination: FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mars Petcare US today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL …

  • Does Secondhand Smoke Harm Cats and Dogs?

    Is it bad for my cat if my husband smokes in the house? Heidi Vacaville, CA Although I may contribute to marital discord in your household, I will answer honestly. Secondhand smoke is bad for cats. It’s bad for dogs, too. Cats and dogs have exquisitely sensitive respiratory systems. Their lungs, bronchi (tubes that carry …

  • Economic Downturn Hits Shelters Hard

    On Friday, an Idaho family had a tough time deciding which cat or kitten to adopt: 329 cats and kittens had been abandoned or taken in by the shelter in the past ten days. Some families can’t afford the expense any longer and turn their animals in to the local shelter. Far worse, many more …

  • Monday Movie: Sleeper

    If you’re neither a morning person nor a Monday person, you’ll empathize with this kitten:

  • Wet Weekend

    Got a great wet cat photo? You still have time to enter it in the Wet Cat Cateogory of Catster’s World’s Coolest Cat Show. Check out these entries: Vote for Captain Morgan’s Stowaways! in the World’s Coolest Vote for Wiyaka in the World’s Coolest Vote for Percy in the World’s Coolest Vote for Hailey in …

  • Moe the Cat Saved by Heat-Detecting Camera

    In Everett, Washington, yesterday, a firefighter heard crying inside a burning home. Searching room-to-room with a heat-detecting camera for a stranded child, he instead found Moe the cat. Listless and crying when they rescued him from the burning home, Moe was fitted with an oxygen mask, then transported to an emergency vet, kicking and scratching …

  • Costume-Shopping 101

    As we approach the last weekend before Halloween, I know some of you may be scouring the pet stores for Halloween costumes for your cats — or for something for your cat to pose in for the Costumes and Shades category of the Worlds Coolest Cat Show. As one who’s been dressing up the cats …

  • Just in Time for Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark Cats!

    Mr Green Genes under normal light: Mr Green Genes in the dark: Mr Green Genes, a 6-month-old orange tabby, is the first glow-in-the-dark cat born in the United States. Under normal light, he looks like any other orange tabby. But turn on the black light, and just like a vintage black velvet Elvis poster, Mr …

  • Stevie’s “Cat Guy” Dad

    (As part of an ongoing “Cat Guy” theme, I’m publishing user-submitted stories about their “Cat Guys.” This is one in the series. Click here for past “Cat Guy” posts. Are you a Cat Guy, or have a Cat Guy you’d like to tell the world about? Send me your story!) A couple of years ago, …

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