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Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

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?

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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This Halloween, Hug a Black Cat for Luck

This Halloween, Hug a Black Cat for Luck

This Halloween, Hug a Black Cat for Luck

One lazy Saturday morning, as Jade and I were relaxing with coffee and a book, the doorbell rang. It was a Jehovah’s Witness come to hand out her literature. I’m not religious, although I’ve spent enough time canvassing and cold-calling that I empathize, so I opened the door with a smile. 

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Where does your kitty come from?

Where does your kitty come from?

Where does your kitty come from?

When I met Jade, she was living on the streets in the Bronx. It was January of my first winter in New York after graduating from college in Florida, and I was acclimating to the cold weather (and bulking up my newly-defunct Florida wardrobe). So, when I heard that a tiny black cat with big green eyes and matted fur followed my friend home in the snow, my heart melted. I could barely handle the sub-zero weather, and I had three square meals a day, a big winter coat, and a warm apartment to come home to.......

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