Day: November 20, 2015

Cats and Kittens Go to Prison — And That’s Good for Everyone

Orphaned kittens. Mother cats with new litters. Adult cats recovering from injuries. These are among the felines who stand to benefit from a Washington state program in which female inmates foster felines until the cats are ready for adoption. The inmates benefit too as part of the Pawsitive Prison Program. It’s backed by the Kitsap …

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Recessionista: How to Deal With Terrifying Vet Bills

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the September/October 2015 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine. I’ll never forget the day I rushed my sweet cat, Dahlia, to the emergency clinic, thinking she was having an asthma attack. I was worried enough about my baby girl, but when the …

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So You Want to Write about Cats? Here’s Some Advice

I never intended to write about cats. I believed I was solely a literary fiction writer and a freelance writer. Strangely, I freelanced about anything but cats: education text, politics, literary criticism, biographies, commercial matters. I ignored the huge passion and life interest that was most obvious. But at some point, I started using cats …

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Are Cat Videos Good for Cats?

Editor’s note: Marilyn Krieger, a certified cat behavior consultant who writes the Ask a Behaviorist column for Catster, has teamed up with world-renowned fellow cat behavior expert Pam Johnson-Bennett to write this article, which we at Catster agree is an important issue to address. Cats and the Internet. Is there a more perfect pairing? Perhaps …

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