Month: October 2009

  • Microchips Proven Effective as Collar & Tag Backup

    http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/10/26/osu_microchip.ART_ART_10-26-09_B1_I9FFR95.html?sid=101

  • Frozen Tuxie Kitten Pulled from Storm Drain

    A tiny tuxie kitten who was clinging by his claws to his 9th and final life was rescued from a frigid Long Island storm drain this week. A passerby heard his faint mews and investigated, locating him beneath a drainage grate in a parking lot. She called the Humane Society, and was lucky enough to …

  • Costume Shopping for Cats

    As we approach Halloween this weekend, I know some of you may be scouring the pet stores for Halloween costumes for your cats — or for something for your cat to pose in for the Costumes and Shades category of the Worlds Coolest Cat Show. It’s a great time to be shopping – huge discounts …

  • Win 50 Zealies and a $25 Gift Card in TCM’s Halloween Photo Contest!

    We’re celebrating Halloween all week, and you’ll have a chance to win big in The Cat’s Meow’s Halloween Purrade and Photo Contest. Grand Purrize Package: 50 zealies $25 gift card. Winner’s choice of PetSmart, Petco, Amazon or Shutterfly. Trophy* Eligibility: Each entrant must have a Catster profile page or a cat blog. All cats in …

  • Farewell, Calvin

    There is a gaping black hole in the Catster universe today as everyone’s best friend, Calvin, made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge this morning after a six-week fight with stomach cancer. His arresting green eyes suggested an old soul of a cat, wise beyond our knowing and as loving, cuddly and affectionate a cat …

  • Sita the Cat is a Campaign Manager and NPR Fodder

    Whiskers are twitching in Boulder, CO, after disclosure that one of the candidates for City Council, Rob Smoke, used campaign funds to buy food for his volunteers. Nothing against the law in doing that, but it attracted attention when it was disclosed that the food was purchased at Only Natural Pet Store. Campaign finance reports …

  • It’s time to celebrate Halloween with The Cat’s Meow’s Halloween Photo Contest. Eligibility: Must have a Catster profile page or a cat blog.

  • Monday Movie: 3 Cats, 1 Steak

    In a reader? Click here. Is this a cat IQ or logic test? Or just the way this family gets the steaks tenderized?

  • Oreo the Cat Foils Kidnapping

    In a rural area outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa, this week, Oreo the Cat saved a five-year-old boy from a possible kidnapping: It’s unimaginable. A mother finds a stranger, standing over her sleeping son. The boys mother tells Channel 6 News it happened to her Wednesday evening. The family lives in rural Pottawattamie County, southeast …

  • Why is my Cat’s Tongue Inflamed?

    My seven-year-old rescue cat has really gross lumps on the back of his tongue. My vet tested for FIV and feline leukemia – both came back negative. He gave the cat a cortisol shot (I think – some kind of steroid) and the cat is going back after 2 weeks to see if that helped. …

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