Month: July 2009

  • Monday Movie: New Simon’s Cat Movie!

    In a reader? Click here. Hardly anything gets me more excited than a new Simon’s Cat movie. If I were Victor Tabbycat, you’d see me spinning and spinning right now!

  • Top Ten Wild Animals that Attack House Pets

    This week, VPI Pet Insurance released the results of a survey in which they analyzed bite wounds from attacks and determined the top ten animals that attack house pets. The release of the survey coincided with the publication of a story about Ozzy Osbourne being devastated by the death of his favorite dog–a Pomeranian named …

  • Need a Hug???

    [PHOTOS: chickencrap.com; funnycatpix.com; funpic.hu; pages.swcp.com; itchmo.com; leisureguy.files.wordpress.com; s2.buzzfeed.com;]

  • Kitten Narrowly Escapes Compactor Death at Dump

    In Rockford, Michigan this week, a cute grey and white tabby kitten sacrificed one of its lives for a shot at the remaining eight. The staff at the North Kent Transfer Station believes he survived a ride to the dump and ejection from the dump truck, then narrowly escaped a grizzly end by darting out …

  • 28 Catster Cats Bring Their Moms Together in Michigan

    In recent months, Catster and Catblogger peeps have been stepping out from behind their web personas to meet longtime online friends. This week Im spotlighting some of those meetups. The 4th of July was celebrated in Michigan by a group of Midwestern Catster moms who’d had two previous meetups. Catster mom Terry gives the report: …

  • Purina Creates a New Pet Food Niche

    Rocki, a cat who lives in the Nestl Purina learning center, relaxes in the “front room” of the test home. The company recently launched its Fancy Feast Appetizers for cats brand. (Christian Gooden/P-D) Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in the top secret development of new cat food and treat products? Take a …

  • Meet Crazy Cat Lady Artist Alison E Kurek

    As part of my continuing series on artists for whom cats figure prominently as subjects of their work, today I’m interviewing Alison Kurek of Buffalo, New York. Alison’s early artistic career focused on photographic imagery, often social commentary pieces. Over the years, her style mellowed, becoming more playful. Her work is aimed at people who …

  • Sammy the Post Office Cat Hit and Killed by a Car

    In what has got to be the worst news I’ve delivered this year, it is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that Sammy the Post Office Cat was hit by a car this week, sustaining injuries that required euthanasia. Sammy was a popular story on The Cat’s Meow, inspiring readers …

  • How Does Epo Help with Kidney Failure in Cats?

    I have a cat (Charlie) who has chronic kidney failure and his blood counts have gone down especially his red blood cells. He is now taking erythropoietin and is on his second vial. How long has this med been around for kitties? Does it just help the red blood cells or can it help the …

  • Catsters are Meeting Up Across the Country!

    In recent months, Catster and Catblogger peeps have been stepping out from behind their web personas to meet longtime online friends. This week Im spotlighting some of those meetups. In March, Guido’s mom invited me, Chai, Sugar and Little Bit’s mom and Luci’s mom to a dinner in her San Francisco home, and yowza! what …

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