Month: October 2009

  • You are Getting Very Very Sleepy … Now Feed Me Tuna Juice!

    George the Cat, a clever orange and white tabby in the U.K., has figured out that the best way to get all the tuna juice and Tempations he wants is through hypnosis, and thanks to his owner, he’s accredited as a hypnotherapist. George’s owner, Chris Jackson, registered George with the British Board of Neuro Linguistic …

  • “Mouse” Burgers!

    In their most recent newsletter, Banfield published a recipe for “Mouse Burgers” that you can prepare for your cat occasionally as a special treat. RECIPE: Mouse Burgers When your kitty brings you fresh “kill” (her favorite plastic mouse or jingle ball), it’s nice to reward such adventurous and strenuous activity with Mouse Burgers, a special …

  • Giveaway: Simon’s Cat – the Book!

    Last week’s Monday Movie was the latest short featuring Simon’s Cat. This week, English animator Simon Tofield provided The Cat’s Meow with exclusive cartoons of Simon’s Cat with President Obama’s dog, Bo! Of course, Simon’s Cat is a perennial favorite on The Cat’s Meow, and we can’t wait to read SIMON’S CAT, the new book …

  • Cody the Cat Goes Brown from Dallas to Chicago

    Cody the Cat is safe at home after a cross-country adventure that started in a Dallas UPS truck and ended in Chicago. The adventuresome blue-eyed tuxie was accidentally packed and sealed in a packing box by his owner, Marie Webster, who runs a company which supplies materials to chiropractic offices. She was taping up a …

  • Suncoast SPCA Gives Pet Food to Needy

    Last year, the Suncoast SPCA in New Port Richey, Florida (outside Tampa), gave away 384 batches of pet food. This year to date, they’ve given away 1,043 batches. The SPCA Suncoast works with a food bank to help feed families who have fallen on tough times. The Volunteer Way provides meals and hands out vouchers …

  • Children and Pets are Good for Each Other. Follow Basic Guidelines so Nobody Gets Hurt.

    I have said repeatedly on this blog, and I firmly believe, that children derive emotional and physical health benefits from pets. I believe that pets help children to learn patience and empathy. Studies have shown that children living with cats or dogs may be less likely to develop asthma, and that pet visits motivate hospitalized …

  • Good Housekeeping Halloween Photo Costume Contest

    It’s time for Good Housekeeping’s annual Halloween Pet Photo Contest, and they’ve got some great prizes: Grand prize: Five-night stay at the Hotel Vintage Park in Seattle, Washington, airfare for four, pet-pampering package, $2,000 cash, and great pet products from Bissell. First runner-up: $500 gift card for Amazon Pet Store. Second runner-up: $250 gift card …

  • Craft Project: Create a Glitter Painting of Your Cat

    This glitter painting craft project was recently showcased at MarthaStewart.com, and is an easy project for memorializing your favorite pet. It’s also a great family project for you and your kids. Think of it as paint-by-numbers … with glitter. I’ve included a summary of the instructions below. Go to Martha’s Glitter Painting Site for complete …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Celebrities Owned by Cats

    Ann-Margret Paulina Porizkova Elizabeth Taylor Judy Blume Brigitte Bardot Mischa Barton Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen with Num Nums Carole Lombard Amy Carter Halle Barry – natch! James Dean – (who received his Siamese as a gift from Liz.) Mary Pickford Elizabeth Montgomery and maybe, just maybe….. House: Click here for The Cat’s Meow’s 13 …

  • Miko & Atticus Run King’s Bookstore in Tacoma WA

    Mary, a TCM reader, recently told me the story of hardworking cats Milo and Atticus, who run King’s Bookstore in Tacoma, Washington. Bookstore employee Sweet Pea says that King’s Bookstore has had resident cats for about six years. Their first cat, Harriet (photo at right) was adopted from the Humane Society, but sadly, she went …

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