Month: October 2008

  • Got Costume?

    Get a Little Cat Costume Inspiration See some of the amazingly dressed cats in this year’s “World’s Coolest Contest” to gain inspiration for your own feline companion’s 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! …

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

    Cat Food Recall for Certain Areas in the United States US residence in specified areas should take precautions if they purchased Mars Petcare cat food from Walmart. 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 …

  • 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

    Shelters Across The United States are Experiencing a Boom in Abandonment of Cats and Kittens 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 …

  • Monday Movie: Sleeper

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

  • Wet Weekend

    See These Crazy Cats from Catster’s World’s Coolest Cat Show! 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 …

  • 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

    Halloween Cat Costumes 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 World’s Coolest Cat Show. As one who’s been dressing …

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

    Mr. Green Genes is the First Glow-in-the-Dark Cat Born in the United States 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 …

  • Stevie’s “Cat Guy” Dad

    Paul, the Epitomy of a Cat Guy (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 …

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