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
About a month ago, I wrote about spaying and neutering cats. My conclusion was that there was no simple answer to the question of when or even whether cats should be altered. A commenter accused me of obfuscation and derided me for not...Show More Summary
One summer day in 1994 I woke up at about 4:30 a.m. The air was so full of smoke I thought my house was on fire. I ran around to check everything and finally I woke up enough to realize the smoke was coming from outside, not inside. Then I thought, "Oh my God, there's a wildfire, and it's right near my home!" I was ready to evacuate that minute. Show More Summary
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about men who love cats and what it says about them. The reason I have cats at all is a guy I dated who had two cats of his own. My sister is lucky enough to have found a cat-loving man, and I can only hope I will too someday (soon!). So I put out a call for cat men and received the photos and stories below. Show More Summary
Although having a cat is certainly a hobby in itself, I never guessed when I adopted my sweet little calico, Tulip, that she'd partake in all of mine. As an elementary school teacher, I'm always hearing about the importance of helping...Show More Summary
If we do not like the way the cat has trained us, we can get them to re-train us in a way we like better. Cats who open the bedroom door by walking on our heads, cats who get us … Continue reading ?
Cat Poisoning Advocate Ted Williams "There are two effective, humane alternatives to the cathell (sic) of TNR. One is Tylenol® (the human pain medication) -- a completely selective feral-cat (sic) poison. But the TNR lobby has blocked its registration for this use. Show More Summary
When I took my calico cat, Phoenix, to the vet in March, I received some unsurprising news regarding her health. "Your cat is too fat," the vet said, while Phoenix ("Fifi") cowered on the scale. "Ideally, this cat should weigh nine pounds, at most." The scale read closer to 13. Show More Summary
It’s easy for me to get angry about the way cats are treated. Whether people are abandoning unwanted cats on farms, refusing to adopt cats because of their special needs or the color of their fur, or encouraging people to poison ferals, there’s a lot for a cat lover like me to get hissed off about. Show More Summary
Why would our cat need flexibility help? Just look at them! But while they have marvelously flexible bodies, their minds could sometimes use a bit of adjustment. Cats are Masters of Scheduling. This comes from their hunting style, based on … Continue reading ?
Every single one of them is your baby. You’d do anything for them, and you love them with all your heart. But do you find yourself loving one of your kitties just a little bit more than the others? We’re not supposed to, of course. Just like you’re really not supposed to like one of your human kinds more than the other... Show More Summary
I spent several years living on the family homestead in a small, rural Maine town with my brother, sister-in-law, and an assortment of goats and poultry. It seemed like a good life at the time, but little did I know that when I moved...Show More Summary
Some people think cats are little lap loungers who scurry from any loud noise. Even worse, I've heard some people say they think cats have no personality at all. What? Cats are chock-full of personality, and no way are they complete scaredy cats who jump at their own shadows. Show More Summary