Month: September 2009

  • And the Winner Is…..

    The winner of the custom painted oil portait by Linden Alley is Ashley of Mantua, NJ. Ashley wins a framed custom painting. Ashley, I’ll be in touch with you on how to claim your prize! Ashley’s name was drawn at random from all elligible entries through random.org, which guarantees complete impartiality. Thanks to everyone who …

  • Thursday Thirteen: Cats on the Beach

    It’s that time of year again when you sit down to write your “How I Spent my Summer Vacation.” Did any of you cool cats head for the beach? [PHOTO CREDITS: animalol.com;i290.photobucket.com;stockphotosofcats.com;webshots; wetasschronicles; sent via email w/ no source; kranial.com,flickr.com, spanishlife.com;flickr; peshlon.net;dailykitten; flickr; sent via email w/ no sourc; petsfunky.com]

  • Millions of Cats Protesting Cat-Free Internet Day

    This morning, Skeezix and I left home under the cloak of darkness to avoid the massive grass-roots protest on our front lawn against Cat-Free Internet Day. The hisses of protest were just too much for us, and Skeezix has a nervous disposition as it is. So we got the heck out of town. Before things …

  • Want to See More Cat Topics on the Vet Blog? So do I!

    The following complaint was sent to Catster headquarters and subsequently forwarded to me. I’m a little miffed the “vet” talks mostly about dogs. He has a photo of him with a dog. As a Feline only CVT, I practice at a feline only hospital and would like to read about feline topics on a feline …

  • Cat-Free Internet Day

    Today we are pawticipating in cat-free internet day, an idea started by Urlesque who just felt that the Internet was getting oversaturated with cat cuteness, and everybody needed a little breather. So breathe in and clear your mind. We were scheduled to announce the winner of the custom oil painting today, but in the interest …

  • How is Ringworm Diagnosed?

    How can you tell if your pet has ringworm? Sherry Montgomery, AL Ringworm is an extremely frustrating syndrome. Ringworm is not a worm. It is a fungus. The fungus is ubiquitous. It can spread from pets to people, and vice-versa. It also can be contracted from the environment. It is almost impossible to eliminate ringworm …

  • Kay’s K9s is a Cat Lover’s Best Friend

    Today I’m interviewing Kay Stahler of Kay’s K9s as part of my ongoing series on Cat Artists. Yes, you read that right. But despite the name, Kay’s K9s doesn’t discriminate by species and embraces cats and other animals in the subjects she sculpts. And her miniature sculptures are enchanting. Made of wool through a process …

  • On Labor Day, Labor Not!

    Yo, kittehs! Remember that Labor Day is all about NOT laboring. So after you’ve finished reading The Cat’s Meow, get down and do some serious nappin’! Don’t forget! You can leave a comment on this post for an entry in The Cat’s Meow’s giveaway of a custom oil painting of your cat by Linden Alley. …

  • Win a Custom Oil Portrait of Your Cat – Deadline Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is the last day to enter The Cat’s Meow’s End-of-Summer Giveaway, for your chance to win a custom oil painting of your cat from Linden Alley with a retail value of $300. The winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries (via random.org) and announced on 9/9/9. You not only can enter …

  • Is Grey Hair a Sign of Bad Health?

    Hi Dr. Barchas, I have a female Lab/Golden cross who just turned four years old. Her fur is a light golden color. I have noticed that the fur on her face, around her eyes and on her muzzle, is already starting to lighten up and turn white. I didn’t expect this to happen until she …

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