Month: May 2009

  • Brain Tumor Patient Loses Everything but Cats in Fire

    Here’s a happy ending story for you: A man with a brain tumor arrives home to find his home in flames. His first thought is of his “therapeutic” cats, Boo Boo and Mew Mew: When Glen Schallman got off the bus after work on Thursday, he gasped at the sight of his Rolling Meadows apartment …

  • Casey Lomonaco Guest Stars on the Daily Cat Tip

    This week, we’re super pleased to be able to offer up tips from trainer and pet expert Casey Lomonaco who is stepping in as the guest tipster on The Daily Cat Tip, the Catster blog that serves up a juicy tidbit of feline information every weekday. We’re excited to have Casey join our team of …

  • Save Your Furniture in 8 Easy Steps

    Last week’s Catster poll was “Declawing. What are your thoughts?” I’ll spare you the declawing screed, and segue straight in to 8 steps you can take to render declawing unnecessary. I’ve always felt that people who are too fussy about their “things” should maybe rethink having pets or kids. When hubby and I first consolidated …

  • Contest: American Greetings Furry Face-Off

    Calling all cats! American Greetings and Frontline Plus are sponsoring a Furry Face-Off between CATS and DOGS! The furry friend with the most votes wins: A $250 Petsmart gift card A $50 Photoworks gift card Free 1-yr subscription to Webshots and AmericanGreetings.com AND the winner will be featured on the Webshots.com Pet Channel. Check it …

  • More Mother’s Day Love

    We had so many terrific entries for the Mother’s Day “Best Cat Mom” contest, that I wanted to give some blog space to a few of the entries that fell into the very large “best of the rest” category. Enjoy! Chai posted a comment on May 6th, 2009 at 6:17 am Me-Wow Skeezie – youve …

  • What are the Rationales Behind Rabies Vaccine Schedules?

    Rabies vaccination became a discussion in a dog park . . . Is the 3yr rabies vaccine exactly the same as a 1yr rabies vaccine and just, on first use, it is only good clinically for 1 yr? Why, in some states, is the first vaccination a 1yr only vaccination and, in other states, a …

  • Free Feliway Wipes and $10 off Diffuser

    There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but at Catster you CAN get some free Feliway Wipes and $10 off the Feliway diffuser just by joining the Feliway Felines Group on Catster. (Not a Catster member? Join now, it’s free!) Is Feliway for you? Does your cat: Urinate on walls or furniture? …

  • Monday Movie: I Will Feed Him

    This is for all of you who waited in line for Star Trek this weekend: one of my favorite STTNG scenes featuring Data, Worf and Spot: In a reader? Click here.

  • Cat Mothers are the Cat’s Meow

    I’ll just start by saying Happy Mother’s day to all of our cat mothers out there, both feline and humine (hee hee). Mothers are amazing, with our without fur, and they deserve all of the recognition that they get on this special day. That said, don’t let it be a Hallmark holiday — it’s okay …

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to Cat Moms everywhere! This weekend I’ve had the pleasure of selecting a winning entry from the 200+ entries in The Cat’s Meow’s “Best Cat Mom” Contest. Actually, I don’t know if “pleasure” is the correct descriptor: it was bloody difficult picking a winner because every single one, truly, was a winner. …

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