This Cat’s So Cool She Has To Wear Shades

Bagel, known as Sunglass Cat on social media, was born with no eyelids. That’s not slowing her down though! With the creative recommendation from her veterinarian, Bagel leads a relatively normal life by sporting a pair of bejeweled sunglasses. A photo posted by @elliskirk on Mar 6, 2015 at 8:12am PST A photo posted by Sara Kelley (@number1platypus) on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:42am PST The shades help keep debris (which could cause irritation, vision problems, or blindness) out of … Read more

Meet Cat Photographer Andrew Marttila (And See Plenty Of His Beautiful Photos!)

Andrew Marttila, the mastermind behind @iamthegreatwent on Instagram, wasn’t always the most likely candidate for a cat-based career. In fact, he was severely allergic to most animals when he was a kid. “I wasn’t just allergic to cats,” he recalls, “but almost all animals. Anything that had dander. I could never be around cats or dogs without the risk of having to go to the hospital from an allergic reaction. I was asthmatic and I would close up really quickly.” … Read more

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

February is Pet Dental Health Month. A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing … Read more

You Know Your Cat Is A Work Of Art, So Why Not Make It Official?

We all think of our cats as works of art– perfect, one of a kind, and lovingly made just for us. And why not? It certainly seems that way! If I were more artistically inclined, I’d probably sketch my cats all day. Luckily, my lack of artistic talent doesn’t mean I can’t adorn my home with their sweet faces. There are tons of artists who’d love to capture the unique beauty of my cats– and of your cats too! Here are some … Read more

Meet The Cats Of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary (And Send Them Life-Saving Valentines!)

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, provides a healing home for formerly farmed animals who have nowhere else to turn. Since they began in 2005, they’ve rescued and cared for over 600 animals! Today the sanctuary is home to almost 200 animals of 11 different species, and nearly 100 of those animals are cats! Indra Lahiri, founder of the sanctuary, says “We are all one big family, and the cats of Indraloka are a big part … Read more

A Kitten Became BFF With An Owlet And Their Friendship Is A Hoot

Cat cafes are becoming more and more popular, popping up all over the country and world. You may even be lucky enough to have one in your own city. The reason behind their popularity is no mystery. Who wouldn’t  like to curl up with a sleepy cat while they sip a latte? Hukulou Coffee in Osaka, Japan has pushed the boundaries of what we’ve come to expect from cat cafes…they’ve combined cats with owls. Yes, you read that right. And, to … Read more

Homer: The Ninth Life Of A Blind Wonder Cat (Book Review)

I read Homer: The Ninth Life Of A Blind Wonder Cat while I sat alone at a wobbly table in the corner of my favorite coffee shop. I received several uncomfortable glances as I laughed to myself one moment and nearly sobbed into my mug the next. Homer: The Ninth Life Of A Blind Wonder Cat picks up several years after author Gwen Cooper’s first Homer book, Homer’s Odyssey (which tell show she met him as a three-week old eyeless kitten and the lessons … Read more

6 Ways You May Be Endangering Your Cat

If you’re reading this, I’d be willing to bet you think of your cat as a family member who you’d never put in harm’s way. You may be surprised to find out that quite a few common habits could be accidentally putting your cat at risk. Some of them are things you may even be doing to avoid a risk! The good news is that once you learn to view your home environment from your kitty’s perspective, it’s easier to create … Read more

Is The Internet Cat Video Festival Coming To Your Town?

The Internet Cat Video Festival has caused quite a purr since it’s inception in 2012. The festival, which is the brainchild of Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, travels the world with its videos. According to the website, “The Internet Cat Video Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips– from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in … Read more

8 Ways To Keep Your Cat Purring

Cats have a reputation for being aloof, but those of us who love them know that they are incredibly loving creatures. One of the reasons cats make such great friends is because they’re so intuitive and sensitive. They’re able to use all of their fine-tuned senses to understand when we’re happy or sad, so they can snuggle us right when we need it the most. Their super strong senses can also cause them to feel neglected by small things that … Read more