Editor's note: Alana is a writer for Catster's sister SAY Media site, xojane.com. This article first ran on xoJane, and we're running it (with permission!) so you can comment on it. Some women get IUDs because they are a long-term and often inexpensive solution for delaying pregnancy. Show More Summary
I may be making a crazy statement here, but I had a thought last week: If rescues want people to adopt more FIV+ cats and really and truly want to educate the public that an FIV+ diagnosis is not the end of the world, then I think they...Show More Summary
Lots of people leave cats at animal shelter doors in the middle of the night. You don’t often hear about people who steal cats who are already at the shelter. Authorities believe that earlier this month, Emily Uckele of Burlington, NC, wanted some cats, and she knew just where to get them: the Burlington Animal Shelter. Show More Summary
On my post, Clues for Personality, I got this comment: What a beautiful post. I wish everyone would adopt their next cat. Maybe then the demand for breeders would go down and we wouldn’t have so many kitties in need … Continue readi...
When I was a kid, it took six years of consistent whining and pleading to persuade my parents to let me get a cat. I finally wore them down the summer following my first-grade year. When we went on our annual trip to visit my mom's family, my parents let me choose a kitten from my aunt's farm. Show More Summary
Share this image Oh, the things we do for cats: clean litter boxes, pick up hairballs, bandage "love scratches" on our hands, wake up at 4 a.m. and drive 428 miles... Let me explain that last one. For the past year, I have happily given my time as a volunteer at a spay and neuter clinic. Show More Summary
We’ve got amazing technology that helps us understand what a cat’s daily life is like. Whether it’s webcams to watch cute kittens or collar cams on roaming kitties, we can easily learn about all aspects of our feline friends’ lives. But...Show More Summary
I've always believed that dogs would eat anything and everything, and that cats were finicky eaters. As my time with cats has grown, I've learned that some cats have some very unusual food preferences. My black cat, Rama, is one of these cats -- he goes completely crazy for lettuce. Show More Summary
Let the podcasts continue! I discuss a recent Olwyn incident, which is also the subject of a blog post about cats and ownership. Topics include: how Mutual Respect Works, Why Blessing the Spot is so powerful, and lots of my … Continue reading ?
The death of a pet is a heartbreaking event for the whole family. Sometimes the pet's passing is a child's first experience with losing a loved one. It's important that we help our children process their feelings as they find their way...Show More Summary
I typically feed my outdoor feral cats twice per day. In the morning, they’ll receive kibble distributed evenly between five bowls. In the evening, they’ll receive an additional five bowls of kibble and a few cans of soft canned food spread over the five bowls. Show More Summary
I recently heard from a man named Alan who comes from a family of professional dog-trainers. He says he always had dogs in the house but never cats, because "family members either don't like them, are indifferent to cats, or think they...Show More Summary
Fifty minutes. That’s all it took for a mile-wide tornado with wind speeds as strong as 210 mph to destroy hundreds of homes and businesses in and around the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. The devastating storm injured more than 200Show More Summary
A reader writes: Recently I have met a 6 year old cat who I just think is wonderful. My cat Z- died in March and my remaining 8 year old cat really needs a companion. I have noticed the cat … Continue reading ?
Editor's Note: Brian's article originally ran on Thought Catalog. We're rerunning it here with his permission. My cat died about a month ago. It’s awful news. The kind of news you want to crawl up with for a week and beg to go away.Show More Summary
The latest cat kerfuffle to blow up the Internet involves a Gawker blogger and an online food delivery company called Seamless. Caity Weaver had some time to kill, so she did a little Internet trolling. “@Seamless and I had already been chatting because I was trying to game them out of a $7 friend-referral fee,” she writes in her Gawker post. Show More Summary
Cats love laundry baskets. (Duh.) My Phoebe was born with fresh-laundry detection skills. She can be anywhere in the house and as soon as I place a basket of the good stuff on the floor, she's all over it. Even if there's no warm laundry...Show More Summary
It’s been over three years since I wrote The Kitten and the Couch. We loved the new couch. Olwyn loved the new couch. Olwyn wanted to own the couch through scratching. We continually thwarted that will. Olwyn wins. It’s not … Continue reading ?
We’ve all heard about tortitude, snobby white cats, and universally loving tabbies -- but just how true are these behavioral expectations? I suspect that they’re really not as true as most people think, and I know that stereotyping cats based on the color of their fur does more harm than good. Show More Summary
Sometimes I wonder if I’m living with a bunch of idiots. Two idiots, to be exact: my gray tabby, Bubba Lee Kinsey, and my calico, Phoenix. They are probably my favorite living things on this planet, but if Phoenix was human, I suspect she’d be a ditzy cheerleader. Show More Summary