Month: August 2009

  • Thursday 13: Wet Cats

    http://www.picocat.com/2009/03/how-to-wash-cat.html

  • Top Five Tips for Photographing Your Cat

    This month, Skeezix was one of the winnersof Martha Stewart Pets’ Patriotic Pets Photo Contest, and I got a barrage of questions like, “Isn’t it all just Photoshop?” and “How do you get him to pose like that?” No, it isn’t all Photoshop. We get him to pose by picking a time to photograph him …

  • Thursday 13: Cat-Dog Hybrids

    Since The Cat’s Meow first published the news on April 1st of this year that Kotpies (above), a cat-dog hybrid, had been cloned successfully, we’ve been deluged with requests for updates. Using our super-secret unnamed inside source, we’ve been able to procure photos of what appear to be additional cat-dog hybrids developed in Dr Kwiecie …

  • Happy Purrthday, Matilda!

    Matilda the Algonquin Hotel Cat (above) is celebrating her 14th birthday today with a lavish pawty that benefits the North Shore Animal League. The Algonquin has housed a resident cat since the 1930s, when a stray cat (later named “Hamlet”) checked in permanently. Matilda has full run of the hotel. Her duties include greeting guests …

  • Tabby Tummy Tuesday

    Is there anything more irresistible than a tabby’s tummy? Tripper, my 20-lb Tabby, constantly taunts me by sleeping on his back, but I risk bodily harm if I try to snorgle his spotted tum. This week, Trip will be competing with nearly a hundred other tum-flashers in the annual “Do the Q!” contest. This popular …

  • Wild Animals Can Spread Disease to Pets

    The other night I put a young skunk to sleep. The skunk was captured by San Francisco’s department of Animal Care and Control. It had been behaving erratically, staggering, and acting disoriented. Animal Care and Control did not have a veterinarian on duty at the time (it was the middle of the night), so the …

  • Oliver the Cat Runs a Dog Grooming Business

    If you take your dog to the groomer in Fremont, Nebraska, you’ll have to do business with Oliver, Dogs-R-Us Grooming’s CFO (Cute Feline Officer). Carolyn Headrick owns the business and freely admits that Oliver runs the show. “He has his own fan club,” she said. “People will come in here just to see him, and …

  • Woof Report Barks Out Cat Tips This Week

    Hi everyfur! Just wanted to let you know that this week’s tips are coming to us thanks to our good friends over at Woof Report! Turns out those pooches know a lot about dogs AND cats, so they’ll be dishing out the tips this week on The Daily Cat Tip, the Catster blog that serves …

  • Right- or Left-Pawed? Survey Results Will Surprise You.

    Whether you’re doing the hokey pokey, or just trying to get some tuna out of a jar, you’ll use your left paw if you’re a male cat, or your right if you’re a female, according to research just completed at Queen’s University in Belfast. Psychologists Sarah Millsopp and Deborah Wells tested 42 housecats — split …

  • Monday Movie: Fat Cat – a Cautionary Tale

    I see SlimFast in this cat’s future. In a reader? Click here.

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