Month: November 2008

  • Put a Buck in Muppet’s Bucket

    Would you be willing to donate $1 to save a cat’s life? Most of you are probably aware of last year’s horrific cat hoarding situation in Pahrump, Nevada (at the edge of Death Valley), in which over 800 cats were kept in nightmarish conditions at FLOCK, which posed as an animal sanctuary but was in …

  • Are You a Cat Person?

    The following quiz is from Workman.com, publishers of the New York Times bestselling book All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat, by Suzy Becker (and her muse, Binky, a “Holstein” cowcat). The Double-Platinum Collector’s Edition of the book features 48 new pages, including this quiz. (Okay, I know most of you won’t …

  • ASPCA Suggests 10 Ways to Save Money on Vet Care

    From purrsonal experience, I know that the first thought you have when you’re laid off or money is tight is “How will I care for my cat(s)?” It’s overwhelming for some — just look at the explosion in the number of pets surrendered to shelters or simply abandoned this year. Dr. Louise Murray, Director of …

  • Your Saturday Morning Cartoon: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

    The following is a sequel to this memorable cartoon I posted a couple of weeks ago. Aside from the humor, the astute depiction of cat behavior and the expressive line drawings, the sound effects are purrfect. Enjoy!

  • Dogster Gets Props on Albuquerque ABC News

    Albuquerque ABC news affiliate KOAT recently aired a clip about Dogster, interviewing Top Dog Ted Rheingold by phone. Ted spoke about the amazing lengths that Dogster and Catster members have gone to in order to find homes for or help relocate Dogster pets. [Click here for more information about the Catster Railroad and check out …

  • Dogster Saved by Caring Catsters

    Recently, TV station KOAT in Albuquerque reported that Dogster Noelle (left) was saved from euthanasia in a shelter by the members of the Dogster community, who arranged to transport Noelle (who was on death row in a Florida shelter) to a new home 1500 miles away in New Mexico. But several of my Catster friends …

  • 25% Off at the Etsy for Animals Store

    The Etsy for Animals Store is closing, and they’re offering 25% off everything in the store. A lot of the products are animal-themed, and ALL of the proceeds go to animal charities. November’s Charity is the Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary. Check it out — bargain shop for Christmas shopping and help animals in need …

  • Two-faced Kitten born in Australia

    Imagine veterinarian George Huber’s surprise when a cat he was helping through labor gave birth to a two-faced kitten in Perth, Australia. The mother suffered complications during the birthing process, so was brought into the Swan Veterinary Clinic. She subsequently gave birth to three kittens, the smallest of whom had an extra face, the result …

  • Is Garlic Good for Cats?

    Is garlic good for cats? Have an older cat that has constant diarrhea, a friend had suggested maybe garlic being something that would get rid of any minor parasites. Lauren Kingwood TX Garlic is not good for cats. There are two potential problems with the use of garlic as a flea or parasite preventative in …

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