Month: June 2011

  • Scowling Moggy May Be Britain’s Grumpiest Cat

    Mr. Pip doesn’t like noise or bad weather. He absolutely despises soccer. And he loves nothing more than to stare down dogs from his garden perch. Rose Oughton of Norfolk, England, is the caretaker of this disgruntled Persian-Burmese mix. She adopted the 8-year-old cat about a year and a half ago. In addition to his …

  • Cats Make Great Nurses, Don’t They?

    I got three wisdom teeth out yesterday. One had been hurting for the past few days and I told myself that if that ever happened, they’re all coming out. (I’d already had one out and I refuse to go through this four different times!) Lucky for me, I have two fabulous furry nurses at home, …

  • Hundreds of Tornado Pets Find New Homes

    Almost 750 pets from tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., found new homes … in just two days. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the Joplin Humane Society to host an adopt-a-thon, hoping to find families for some of the hundreds of pets left homeless in the wake of last month’s …

  • Special-Needs Cats Find Love — And A Forever Home

    A Michigan cat whose sad story has made the news several times in the last two years now has a “happy tail” to share. Hadley, a polydactyl orange tabby cat, went missing from his original home for a few days in July of 2009. When he returned, his family was shocked to discover that their …

  • Keeping Kitty Cool in the Summer Months

    When the thermometer shoots skyward during the summer months, your fur-covered feline may be at risk for the same kind of health problems that plague overly hot humans: heart difficulties, heat stroke, breathing issues and more. “Cats are like people,” says Humane Society spokesperson Nancy Peterson. “They can become dehydrated and suffer organ failure and …

  • Limited Friskies Grillers and Cat Chow Naturals Dry Food Recall

    Nestle Purina Recalls Limited Number of Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk (Shipped Only to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon) ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done …

  • Paralyzed Cat’s Recovery Is Going ‘Swimmingly’

    Four months ago, a British cat named Mog was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Although he didn’t sustain any broken bones, he spent six weeks at a vet hospital due to nerve damage that left his front legs paralyzed. His owner, Veronica Ashworth, was told that 1-year-old Mog would never walk again. But amazingly, …

  • The Secret Toy Hiding Place – Every Cat Has One

    If there was a treasure map for cat toys, “X” would mark the spot underneath my couch. At any given time, if I had to guess, there are probably between 10 and 20 mice, balls and other little trinkets under there, all carefully placed there by Pimp when he’s playing with them. For some reason, …

  • Sleepy Sunday: A Handful of Kitten

    If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, how much is a kitten in the hand worth? I’m guessing at least a squillion dollars. Don’t you think?