Month: March 2009

  • UK Boy Saves Cat from Watery Death

    In the U.K. this week, a young tabby was sealed in a box with brick to weight it down and tossed into a stream to drown. Miraculously, 11-year-old Jack Carter noticed the box while playing with his sister Kayleigh (both pictured with the cat, right). “When I went down there we start nudging it and …

  • Article Discusses Feline Litter Preferences

    A link to an interesting article by Jacqueline C. Neilson, DVM, DACVB showed up in my inbox the other day. Here is a quote. Litter preferences probably originated with the domestic cat’s evolutionary predecessor, Felis silvestris lybica, the African wildcat. A desert-dwelling creature, the African wildcat used the desert sand as its toilet, establishing a …

  • Cat-Lovin’ Bulldog Memorialized with Research4cats Donation

    DENVER, March 19 /PRNewswire/ — Memorializing a beloved dog through a donation to improve cat health may seem unusual. Yet Florida resident Judith Ditfurth says her beloved English bulldog, Jeremy (right), would bark his approval of her recent gift to Morris Animal Foundation’s (MAF) Happy Healthy Cat Campaign, which was launched in November to raise …

  • Ever Talked to Your Cat Via an Animal Communicator?

    Janet Roper, Animal Communicator, with her horse, Shiloh Dr. Doolittle isn’t the only one wishing he could talk to the animals. It’s natural for people to want to communicate with their cherished pets. Today, we have a guest writer, Bonnie Koenig, from Samammish, Washington. Recently, Bonnie won a writing contest, the prize for which was …

  • Book Giveaway: Cat Capers

    The Happy Wag has a book giveaway running this week. Submit a comment describing something “funny about your feline or how your cat can make you howl with laughter. The most amusing comment, as judged by the best panel of experts I can assemble from a newsroom full of cat servants, wins the book.” The …

  • Cats Rescued in Marlborough, Massachusetts Fire

    Marlborough firefighter Tricia Richards, center, carries Catbert as an EMT, left, carries Picasso to a Marlborough Animal Control van after the cats were resuscitated following a house fire. In Marlborough, Massachusetts this week, firefighters used oxygen to revive two cats–Picasso and Catbert–who were overcome by smoke in a fire that damaged a single-family home. The …

  • Contest: Petsmart’s Pet Birthday Photo Contest

    Quite a few of you responded in a recent post which asked if you celebrate birthdays and special occasions with your cat. Do you have photos? If so, you should enter Petsmart’s Pet Birthday Photo Contest. Click here for details. Contest ends March 30th.

  • Happy St Patrick’s Day from The Cat’s Meow

    In a reader? Click here. This is must-see Skee-zy. The Grand Marshall of our St Patrick’s Day Parade is Louis LeBeau, who is also sellubrating his 9th berthday today! Let’s heer a big cheer for Louis, and get this parade underway! Louis LeBeau Seeted in a place of honor at the review stand are SAMOA, …

  • How to Add a Cat to a Kid-Friendly Family

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Yoo know, no famly is complete without a cat or a dog. Owning one will help teech yer kids responsibility and compassion. But how do yoo interdoose a cat into a howsehold with kids, dogs, and/or other cats? Planning is key to a suksessful introdukshun into yer house. Ask yerself the …

  • Don’t Take Vaccine Advice From Activists

    I am the first person to admit that I do not know how often pets need vaccines. I am not alone this lack of knowledge. Absolutely nobody knows how often pets need vaccines. I do, however, sometimes feel like I am alone in my willingness to admit that I don’t have all the answers when …

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