— Advances in veterinary medicine give cats a longer life expectancy. But that raises an ethical question: Is that always a good thing?
— Cat care seems like an increasingly complicated task; is there a happy medium between not knowing enough and knowing too much?
— I used to judge those who gave up their cats, but not anymore -- because I nearly did it twice.
— Last week we learned that Hello Kitty is NOT a cat, and the Internet screamed in pain; now we hear that she is a cat after all -- well, sort of.
— Robin Williams's death reminds us that depression is a silent, isolating epidemic. My cats have seen me at my worst and give me a reason to carry on.
— It says here that this target of feline fear and loathing might be a cancer cure. How 'bout that!
— My challenge to the world: Let's make cats more trendy and hip, and expand adoption beyond shelters and into more places people go.
— Hybrid-derived domestic breeds have no more behavior problems than other cats, yet several groups petition to ban them in California.
— A lethal bait might be the next prong of Australia’s attack on feral cats. When will the madness stop?
— Two groups campaign for the regulation of "Frankencats," scaring people with exaggerated depictions of the dangers posed by hybrid cats.
— I recently talked to a woman about her son dying, and I found myself digging from my well of experience in grief with the passing of my kitties.
— A man who has never had a family of his own says that if you have cats and not children, you’re going to end up lonely and bitter. Oh, that’s rich.
— Most of my adult life I've tried to toughen up, but nothing has worked more than writing about cats
— When breeders care only about making money from kittens, it’s the animals -- and the people who fall in love with them -- who suffer.
— You might be surprised how important the answer can be, and an organization called HABRI is educating medical professionals on the benefits.
— A recent study has revealed that cats release the same “love hormone” as people do. Well, duh!
— Vets warn of the risk, but most recent pet food recalls over Salmonella have involved kibble.
— Scotland continues to celebrate charismatic redheads -- this one just happens to be a cat.
— A shelter had an outbreak of a treatable disease, and management decided the only solution was euthanasia -- and then blamed the community.
— A New York Times column says so, but it's based on bad science and misinformation. Again.
— My adopted calico girl Phoenix started off as a foster, and I do not feel like a failure for loving this silly cat more than I should.
— Some readers have told me that kids and cats shouldn't mix, and sometimes they're mean about it. I think that viewpoint is too much generalizing.
— A recent Time quiz shows some correlation, but I think politics has nothing to do with love for cats.
— I'm in a bad relationship with my veterinarian, and I want out. Here's the story.
— This year’s list has plenty of repeat offenders, but there are a few rising stars to make up for that.
— I've heard horror stories about vets, but most I've met have been awesome, honest, and not money-grubbing in the least.
— An eco-blogger posed this absurd question, but she’s not exactly factoring in all the hazards of smug, faux-eco-friendly yuppitude, is she?
— My friends know they'd better settle into my groove -- and my groove is all about the cats!
— You moved out of your Brooklyn apartment and abandoned your cat in the lobby -- that's brilliant.
— I never want a puppy, but with kittens it's a different story -- the best story in the world.
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