Month: February 2010

  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway Winners are…

    The winners of five of The Cat’s Meow’s Valentine’s Giveaway prizes were selected last night (drawn randomly from eligible entries via random.org), and here’s who got the loot! My Funny Valentine Collar and Tie: Boo (koffeekat) Flirty Calvin Collar: Jillian Grace Hazel Lucy Cap for non-US residents: Aussies Fui & Suey of Forever Foster. Catnip …

  • Homeless Man Gets Back Beloved Cat

    Question of the Day: If you saw an unattended cat in a homeless encampment and were worried about her welfare, would you “rescue” her or leave her be? Once “rescued,” would you return her to a life of homelessness if you found her owner? Here’s the story from the San Francisco Chronicle (edited for length): …

  • Cat Body Language

    Cat Body Language: Decoding the Ears It might be hard to believe, but cat ears contain over two dozen muscles, enabling them to do an Exorcist-like 180-degree swivel forward, backward, up and down. Although they pan around like radar dishes scanning for sounds, they’re not just for hearing. A cat’s ears and tail (as we’ll …

  • Have You Entered the Valentine’s Giveaways?

    The Cat’s Meow is giving away a bunch of great prizes in our Valentine’s Giveaway… be sure you’re entered in all of them! Hazel Lucy Original Knit Cap (non-U.S. residents only). Entry deadline: 10 FEB at 5pm PT. “My Funny Valentine” collar and tie. Entry deadline: 10 FEB at 5pm PT. “Flirty Calvin Valentine” collar. …

  • The Mouse Discovers His Error too Late

    Meow Mix is the CAT food. Mouse Mix is the mouse food. Meowers don’t like you stealin’ their Meow Mix. [SOURCE: Sillycats.net]

  • No Jail Time for Serial Cat Killer/Torturer in NY

    Cat murderer Sean Lynde, 37, who had been charged in the deaths of five of his girlfriend’s cats (and is presumed to be responsible for the disappearance of a sixth), entered a plea deal which requires that he attend weeky psychotherapy sessions for a year and stay away from his ex-girlfriend and her dog. He …

  • Exciting Changes in the Works for Catster

    Dogster and Catster just celebrated our 6-year anniversary as a company and an online community, and we could not be more grateful and proud of what we have all done together. For those of you that have been with us for a while, we extend our deepest thanks. And to everyone from long-time members to …

  • Why is my Cat Chewing Off Her Hair?

    How can I stop my short-haired burmese -mix cat from chewing off her fur? Elizabeth Montreal, QC, Canada Based upon your very brief description, I suspect your cat is suffering from psychogenic alopecia, or feline trichotillomania. Many experts believe that the syndrome is related to obsessive compulsive disorder in people. Cats with psychogenic alopecia groom …

  • Cat Owners Have Higher IQs than Dog Owners?

    Who’s smarter? Cat owners or dog owners? According to a recent scientific study in the UK, cat owners tend to be smarter than dog lovers. (But you knew that, right?) The study found that university graduates were more likely to prefer cats as pets — possibly because they work longer hours and require lower maintenance …

  • Tabby Tuesday: Valentine’s Edition

    I guess this is the feline version of wearing your heart on your sleeve…

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