Author: Karen Nichols

  • Spring Fever Can Prove Fatal to Cats

    As the weather warms up, everyone wants to be outdoors, including your cats. However, springtime is the season when cats are most vulnerable to predation. The predators most likely to be a threat to your cats include cougars, bobcats, foxes, owls, eagles, hawks and coyotes. Later in the Spring, they’re also more likely to be …

  • Katy Perry’s Cat, Kitty Purry, is Trending on Twitter

    Kitty Purry has gone viral. Ailurophile songstress Katy Perry tweeted a photo of her grey and white tabby lounging in a posh shark bed, saying, “cutest picture of the day: Kitty Purry in her Shark bed being a boss! http://twitpic.com/4gwv9k.” It was not unlike any other crazy cat lady’s cute cat tweets, but this one …

  • I Could Pee on This! and Other Poems by Cats

    I Could Pee on This! is a work-in-progress edited by Francesco Marciuliano, a comic strip writer and humorist whose work you might recognize from the Onion News Network or PBS’s Emmy-award-winning series, Seemore’s Playhouse. It’s a non-Norton anthology of poems by cats, for cats, so all you kittehs out there should get your lit on …

  • Cat Returned to Owner 9 Years Later

    She thought it was a cruel April Fools joke when she got the call that her cat Rusty had been found. Stephanie Fulkerson had lost Rusty nine years ago in Otis Orchards, WA and had given up hope that she’d see him again. I was really sad when I lost him, he was a really …

  • Matilda III Moves into the Algonquin Hotel

    Earlier this year, Matilda II, the famed Algonquin Hotel cat, retired from active service. Her replacement is now firmly ensconced in the lobby, fulfilling “head greeter” duties. Here’s the story: In a reader? Click here to see the new Matilda.

  • Monday Movie: Baby Skunk Plays with Kitten

    CAUTION: You’ll be dead of the cute! In a reader? Click here to watch these cute babies at play.

  • Five Tips That Will Save Your Cat’s Life in a Disaster

    The recent disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia have raised our awareness of the need of a good emergency plan. Although most people admit they need one, only a small percentage of people will take the steps necessary to execute a plan. In crafting a plan, consider all scenarios: what will you do if …

  • Sleepy Saturday

    Have a great weekend, Kittehs! And just remember, if your dreams reek of poo, it’s time to reposition yourself.

  • Kittehs! Time’s Running out to Buy Your Easter Finery!

    Kittehs, if you want an Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it, you’d better hand over your green papers pretty soon or you could miss out on all the fun! This sunny flower hat from Pampered Whiskers is easy to wear (your ears don’t get too mooshed down) and will take you from Spring …