Month: September 2009

  • CONTEST: Meow Like a Pirate Day!

    Avast ye mateys! Unless ye be wantin’ to walk the plank, it’s time to don yer best pirate garb and Meow Like a Pirate this Saturday! The Cat’s Meow will set sail for a raucous day of pillagin’ and keel-haulin’, so join in the fun! Photoshopped pirate garb is purrmitted for those of you who …

  • Corn: Evil Filler or Nutritious Additive?

    Last week, Skeezix and I visited Iams/Eukanuba’s facilities in Dayton, Ohio. This is one in a series of posts on what I learned. Every discussion of corn in the cat’s diet starts out something like this: “You have corn on the cob for dinner, and the next morning, if you care to peek, you’ll note …

  • Monday Movie: I Want My Nom Nom Noms!

    In a reader? Click here. If Fancy Feast doesn’t sign him up for a commercial, they’re missing the boat!

  • Animal Testing’s Happy Healthy Test Subjects

    Last week, Skeezix and I were the guests of Iams/Eukanuba in Dayton, Ohio. Pictured above is Dan Rajczak, the CEO of Iams/Eukanuba, with Skeezix and me, which illustrates the access we had to everyone in the company. This week I’ll give you an inside peek at what goes on behind the scenes at Iams/Eukanuba. Today …

  • Some of Your Iams Questions are Answered

    For those who are waiting, I promise that a ton of cat Q and A is forthcoming. But first, let’s talk a bit about Iams. Procter and Gamble, the Parent Company of Iams and Eukanuba, recently flew me (and seven other pet bloggers) to Dayton, Ohio to tour the Iams facilities. They treated us very …

  • Slice of Kitten Heaven on New York’s Upper West Side

    There’s a little slice of kitten heaven in Tammy Cross’ 450-sq-ft Beaux-Arts apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Tammy is the force behind Kitten Little Rescue, an organization that rescues sick, abused or abandoned kittens and showcases them on summer weekends at 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue, in the hope of finding adoptive or foster …

  • Heavy Petting at a Cat Caf

    A few months ago, I published a post about a new rage in Japan: Cat Cafs. Like an Internet Caf, it’s a place to hang out, but with furry felines taking the place of computer stations. Recently, I ran across a first-person account of a visit to one of these cafs by Sarah Marchildon. Here’s …

  • Move over, Nora the Piano Cat!

    From the folks who brought you the Hello Kitty M16, it’s a pattern for Papercraft Keyboard Cat, a cat who plays the keyboard when you crank the handle. Cut out the paper pattern, put it together, and you’ve got your own Nora the Piano Cat. How cool is that? Click here for the pattern, instructions …

  • If You Could Ask the President of Iams any Question, What Would it be?

    Coming soon: tons of cat Q&A! But first: Tomorrow I will be part of a small group that will meet with the President and CEO of Iams and Eukanuaba, Dan Rajczak. He will give us a brief presentation. A question and answer session will follow. I realize that it is late notice, but I am …

  • Miracle Cat Found in Building’s Burned-Out Ruins

    It’s miraculous enough to find a cat buried but still alive beneath a huge pile of rubble from a building destroyed by fire, but even more miraculous when that cat is found a month after the fire. Smoka the Cat was last seen on August 9th, the night that the Franklin, Ohio apartment building in …

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