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Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

I stopped by my friend’s house a few days after she had hip surgery to drop off a pot of curry and check on her. After dinner and chatting, her shy new kitten, Harpo, came lurking out of the bedroom for a snack and to stalk a feather on a string. Like cat-lovers do, we quickly turned to feline-oriented conversation, and she bemoaned Harpo’s habit of darting around the house at all hours of the night.

“Why do they do that?”

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CBD for Cats?

 

CBD for Cats?

My family had a cat named Mariah when I was growing up, black and white, with a penchant for climbing into shoe boxes that were too small for her to fully fit inside. As she got older, she got cuddlier, and I grew even fonder of her every year. But her health declined. One night, she had a seizure in my room, and I woke up my parents, who rushed her to the vet......

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New Year’s Resolutions for Cat Owners


After a cozy white Christmas with my family in Massachusetts, I’m headed back to my
apartment – and Jade – tomorrow morning. And, with the new year approaching, I find myself thinking of all the ways I can be a better cat-mom to Miss Jade. Each year seems to come and go so fast, I often forget about the basics of cat ownership. So, for my benefit and yours, here is an annual checklist of cat care tasks, and changes to make so we can make our furry friends even happier and healthier.......

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Why Cats Love Christmas Lights and Tinsel

Anyone who’s ever had a cat in the same house as a Christmas tree knows how irresistible the seasonal foliage can be to a feline. Plants are already exciting enough to kitties without all the blinking lights, flashing ornaments, and twinkly tinsel. One of my treasured childhood Christmas memories is of my Dad’s cat, Dizzy, curled up underneath a huge, sparkling tree in the living room as we serenaded her with “O Christmas Cat” (an original carol to the tune of “O Christmas Tree”).....

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For National Cat Day, Help Us Help Shelter Cats

Did you know that October 29 is National Cat Day? I was thrilled to hear the news, and celebrated by picking up a can of Jade’s favorite tuna. I’m writing this from my cozy bedroom, where two human friends, two cat friends, and I are drinking hot coffee together. It seems a perfect way to mark the occasion....

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