Month: August 2009

  • 4 injured in attempted cat rescue

  • Cat-Walking in Wales

    Tom Cox, author of Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man, recently wrote a piece in the Financial Times about walking with cats in Pembrokeshire, Wales. He visited Jackie Morris, a writer and childrens book illustrator, who regularly takes her ginger cats over hill and dale on walks of up to five miles. Of …

  • Why is my Cat’s Nose Irritated?

    My cat seems to have a cut on front of her nose. But she is acting rather lethargic and shys away from me. Is that normal? Or is it other than just a scratch? I don’t know what to do for her. Jeannette Lake Tahoe, CA Several things could be going on. Cats’ noses are …

  • Cat’s Meow Giveaway: Framed Oil Portrait of Your Cat

    It’s time for The Cat’s Meow’s End-of-Summer Giveaway, featuring a fabulous prize from Linden Alley with a retail value of $300. Linden Alley makes it possible and affordable for anyone to commission custom-made oil paintings from master portrait artists. For our End-of-Summer giveaway, they are giving away one custom oil portrait painted by a master …

  • Monday Movie: Mama Mia!

    A loving Golden Retriever plays doting mom to a pack of white tiger cubs: Golden Retriever takes on white tiger cubs from Travis Heying on Vimeo. In a reader? Click here.

  • Streisand Fans: Win Trip + Concert Tix with Cutest Pet Photo

    Sammie’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest Barbra Streisand is sponsoring a pet photo contest named after her beloved dog, Sammie (pictured above). To promote her new album “Love is the Answer,” she’ll be playing a once-in-a-lifetime show at the Village Vanguard in New York City on Saturday, September 26 to an intimate group of 100 fans. …

  • Sleepy Saturday: Lazy Cat Photo Contest

    This month’s contest at Martha Stewart Pets is a “Lazy Pets” photo contest… a natural for catnappin’ kitties! The prize is a year’s supply of Purina One cat food. Official rules are here. Entry deadline is September 15, 2009. Click here to enter.

  • Calvin the Cat Keeps Dogs in Line at Calvin’s Used Books

    17-year-old Calvin the Cat started out life as “Jane,” named after Jane Austen. As a wee kitten, he was dumped in a bookstore parking lot, and store owner Heidi Sampson brought him inside and fed him. Sampson said said she “tried to get rid of him, but after about two weeks, all anyone wanted to …

  • Get 2 Months of Free Pet Medical Insurance

    In yet another great benefit for Catsters, Catster has partnered with Trupanion Pet Insurance to offer Catster members 60 days of free pet medical insurance from Trupanion. All you need to do is join the Pet Insurance Clubhouse Group on Catster and fill out your pet’s info. You don’t even need to provide a credit …

  • Do Cats and Dogs Weep?

    I am curious, do cats “Cry” tears? My Patches, who went to the Rainbow Bridge, this past Sunday, had gotten extremely thin, and her eyes were somewhat “sunken”-in, and she would constantly be having tears in her eyes. I don’t know if this is because she was feeling pain, and “crying” or it was a …

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