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Month: July 2009

  • Snuzzy is Seeking MJ Tribute Photos

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. You mite be sik to deth of all the Michael Jackson coverage, but maybe yer cat wood like to pay tribute to the self-proclaimed King of Pop. If so, Snuzzy wants you! Hed over and uplode your MJ tribute foto today!

  • Socks’ Ashes Scattered at Governor’s Mansion

    The ashes of former first cat, Socks Clinton, have been scattered in the rose garden at the Governor’s Mansion (see photo, below right) in Arkansas. The ceremony was attended by Linda Dixon of the Clinton Presidential Library and first lady Ginger Beebe, who read a poem she wrote in honor the famous tuxie. On a …

  • moderncat Bonus Giveaway: Illustrated Cat Note Cards

    This week, four lucky moderncat readers will win a set of note cards from The Illustrated Cat. Just leave a comment on the giveaway post to enter. Winning names will be drawn July 8th, so enter today!

  • Contest: Win a Year’s Supply of Purina One Cat Food

    Enter Martha Stewart’s 4th of July Patriotic Pet Photo Contest for a chance to win a year’s supply of Purina dog or cat food. Just submit a patriotic-themed photo by July 15th. See rules here. How did your cat celebrate the Red, White and Blue? Whether it was for the Fourth of July or just …

  • Can Pets Suffer Razor Burn?

    Hello. My two-year-old female dog was spayed four days ago. Immediately after surgery I noticed a rash about 1 inch above the incision (not touching the incision). Is this normal? How do you care for the wound and the area aound the wound? Can I use hydrogen peroxide? Su Miami, FL I suspect that your …

  • Pet Artist Darlene Pucillo is the Cat’s Meow

    Darlene Pucillo (who goes by “Puci”) is an artist based in Spokane, Washington. For most of her professional life she focused on fine art paintings. Within the last couple of years, however, she’s branched out into pet portraiture, much to her clients’ delight. Darlene put the paintbrush down for a few minutes to chat with …

  • Got Kittens? Check out “The Kitten Connection” from Purina.

    Kittens are only kittens for a year, but this short time is the most significant stage of a cats development. Its important for kitten owners to recognize how impressionable kittens are and arm themselves with tools and expert advice to ensure they give their kittens the best start in life. As part of its continuous …

  • Why do Shelter Kittens Cough?

    We have a kitten. I adopted her from a pets and people shelter. I took her in last week for her second set of vaccines and the next day she started coughing. It sounds like she’s hacking up a hairball but nothing comes up and she’s not long haired. I have been reading online and …

  • Tango the Tabby Seeks the Spotlight in Cornwall

    In a reader? Click here. Tango the Cat has become something of a local celebrity in Newquay, Cornwall, after an appearance on the UK television show, “Question Time.” The popular show was being recorded at Treviglas community college, where Tango’s owner, Jackie Ellery works in the school canteen. Ellery got a call from a neighbor, …

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