Month: January 2009

  • How Can I Treat my Cat’s Refractory Gingivitis?

    I have an eight-year-old blue silver Maine Coon, Sterling, who for the past several years has had problems with recurring gingivitis of the upper left side of his mouth. Our vet has tried several rounds of antibiotics, and several rounds of monthly cortisone shots. The gingivitis clears up for a few weeks or a couple of months, and then comes back. …

  • Prisoner Stabbed for Scaring Cat

    Hopefully The Human Victim Had Nine Lives To Spare In the oddest story of the year so far, a prisoner in New Zealand attacked another prisoner for scaring his cat. Here’s the story from UPI.com: WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 1 (UPI) — Prison officials in New Zealand said a prisoner nearing the end of his …

  • New Year’s Interview with Jeter Harris

    Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. As many of yoo know, da grate Jeter Harris spends evry New Yeer’s in Times Sqware with his best frend Reebok and thare galcatpal, Madison. I was lucky enuf to score an interview with Jeter this morning — and he happily accommodated me despite having …

  • And the Winner of the Cat’s Meow Photoshoot Contest is….

    And America’s Next Top Model Is… … Finn! It was a difficult choice — there were some gorgeous cats from whom to choose, but Finn’s fresh face and cross-eyed charm was irresistible to our judges. Finn wins a free purrfessional photo shoot from the great Mark Rogers, Skeezix’s purrsonal photographer. Mark was recently voted the …

  • San Jose’s Cat Lady Dies at 76

    Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom… The San Jose Mercury News reported yesterday that Sadie Malone (San Jose, California’s “Cat Lady”) has died of congestive heart failure: For nearly 16 years, rain or shine, Sadie Malone would pack up her battered carryall bag, grab her cane and head out for the theater the …

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