Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in May? Here are some fun May 2019 cat events.
Get ready for two days of cats and fun at this festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop and art! Hang out in the cat playground, shop for hard-to-find cat (and human) merchandise, and enjoy all of the artists, influencers, workshops and photo ops. Takes place at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. For more info, visit popcats.org.
Head out to the Everett arena in Concord, New Hampshire, to play or cuddle with the Pet Me Cats. Or watch cats chase a teaser toy through tunnels, over bridges and around weave poles at the Cat Agility Competition. Check out the judges as they select best in breed, top 10 pedigreed cats and household domestic cats. Shop, enter raffles and enjoy free face painting and an ice cream social. Get more information at seacoastcatclub.org.
Join other cat writers for the 25th anniversary of this annual convention, held this year at the pet-friendly Drury Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri. Both Cat Writers’ Association members and non-members are welcome to attend expert panels, seminars and one-on-ones. Find plenty of cat-centric attractions like cat products, a cat café, catty awards and a massive pet-centric book signing. More information at catwriters.com.
Follow full-time pet sitter and part-time sleuth Daphne Templeton as she pet-sits pretty kitty Ms. Peebles – owned by top event planner Abigail Sinclair, who’s planning her sister’s wedding. When the planner is found dead, it’s up to Daphne to get her claws into who-dunit. This is the fifth book in author Bethany Blake’s humorous, pet-loving Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series, set in the pet-friendly town of Sylvan Creek in the Pocono Mountains. $7.99; published by Kensington Books.
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Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for 20 years and is currently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their four cats and an ever-changing clowder of foster kittens, all of whom enjoy being testers for cool, new products.