Your cat loves a clean toilet -- don't we all? Catster's singing Cat Lady, Sarah Donner, explains why.3
Catherine (or Cat) Holm is the author of Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time,a memoir of life, love, and the human/animal-companion bond. As Ann Catanzaro, she writes cat fantasy fiction. She is a professional member of the Cat Writers' Association.
Cat is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor, and occasionally gives workshops for writers using the simple and powerful tools of yoga.
Full Name: Catherine Dybiec Holm. I also go by, and love, to be called Cat.
Location: The boreal forest and swamps of northern Minnesota
What I Do for a Living: I write books and stories, including literary fiction, cat fantasy fiction, and creative nonfiction. I freelance write and edit for a web design company and I am an online writing tutor. I also teach yoga, which I love!
What I Do for Fun: Gardening, dancing, music (making it or listening to it), writing, reading, yoga, cross country skiing, getting together with good friends, being in the woods and in nature, traveling!
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Karma (beautiful and sweet silver tabby with Siamese markings), Rama (big beautiful black male cat with a clownish streak), Chester (loving orange tabby male who takes care of everyone), Kieran (sweet Turkish Van male who loves music), Jamie Bluebell (lively female tortoiseshell), and Norton (sweet orange tabby male kitten).
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Our relationship to the land, magic, magical realism, cats and cat fantasy, human emotion.
My Pet Peeves Are: Not sure I have any. I'm pretty easygoing. Winter driving can send me over the edge.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Massage!! Deep tissue and/or hot stone massage are special favorites. And chocolate -- the good stuff.
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: I religiously use a Dyson vacuum. And I brush my cats.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Exactly what I'm doing now, with more traveling and more money rolling in:)
Yesterday — Peter Wolf of rescue group Best Friends talks about the study and its outrageous recommendations.
3 Days Ago — Cats can help us get through big life changes such as moving from a city to a rural area like I did.
5 Days Ago — Believe it or not, some cats love greens such as lettuce; here are some tips on which ones are safe.
Nov 22, 2013 — Certain behavior and routines change in my absence, and if you're a cat, that's not all bad.
Nov 21, 2013 — I met her when I volunteered at a Humane Society in Minnesota, and even years later she remembered details about the cats I'd adopted.
Nov 20, 2013 — Does it seem like there's no place to put them in your apartment or house? Think outside the box.
Nov 18, 2013 — Your cat sitter will be prepared, and your cats will be more comfortable while you're gone.
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