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  • How to Celebrate Easter with Cats!

    We try to provide as much enrichment as possible for Cole and Marmalade to keep their senses strong and bodies active, so taking advantage of any holidays or celebrations that allow this means we usually go a bit overboard for the boys… but we’ve come to terms with it and they don’t seem to mind! […] More

  • Lilo the Husky Dog LOVES Kittens!

    This pooch makes the purr-fect foster parent… “Our morning routine! Our foster kittens sleep in a playpen at night so they don’t get into any mischief, but Lilo and Rosie always greet them every morning! Fudge, Mint, and Waffle are still up for adoption! Please visit @minicattown for more info! . . Disclaimer: We do […] More

  • How Cats Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day humans! Cole and Marmalade may have gone a little overboard on the celebrating, but it was worth it =) Marmalade, dressed in his finest felt top hat and matching gold buckle collar sets out to help big brother Cole on the hunt for the golden riches and green “clovers” at the […] More

  • Who is Smarter – Cats or Dogs?

    We frequently come across articles online asking this question…and we’ll TRY to keep our completely biased opinion out of this comparison =) Some studies state that the key to understanding differences between the two species comes down to understanding their relationship to their environment. When humans began breeding dogs, they realized that these pack animals, […] More

  • What is Kitten Season?

    Most cat lovers automatically swoon at the sight of a little ball of baby kitten fluff when we see them. Baby “talk” flows uncontrollably out of our mouths and our hearts melt. However, when an experienced shelter worker or rescue group sees kittens, their initial reaction can be a bit different. Their hearts drop and […] More

  • Cats & Toddlers: Is There A Difference?

    Anyone that has been around cats and toddlers may have noticed some similarities between the two. We are blessed enough to have a nephew and niece that were a”purr”oved to help us explore these theories and investigate the correlations between felines and toddlers. Liam and his younger sister, Elina have a blast staying over at […] More

  • A Day at The Cat House on the Kings

    It is our pleasure to introduce you to The Cat House On The Kings (CHOTK). This 12 acre property is the largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center in California for feral, abandoned and rescued cats. In the past 26 years The Cat House on the Kings as rescued over 28,000 cats! Founder […] More

  • Homeless Chicago Man Dedicates His Life To His Feral Cat Colony

    Almost a decade ago, a homeless man living in Chicago’s West Loop, Antonio Garcia began a selfless mission that would eventually touch the lives of the entire community. Tucked away in an alley, Antonio created a home for himself using matresses and wood scraps. During the first months in the location, he came across a […] More

  • Cats First Experience With Snow

    In the CaM household, 2016 was accompanied by many firsts….we moved to Northern Illinois where Jess grew up and lived until she was 25. This region however was NOT fur-miliar territory for Chris nor Cole and Marmalade and when the first big snowfall hit, all the boys were in for quite an icy shock! Moving […] More

  • Kitten Found With Broken Legs is Now on the Road to Recovery!

    On Saturday December 9th, 2017 a called was forwarded to Animal Outreach Society of McHenry County from the Marengo Animal Hospital in Illinois asking if they could assist with a tiny kitten that was just rescued, but was showing signs of trauma in his legs. The very kind lady that found him said he was under […] More

  • What Does Catnip Do To Cats?

    What exactly is Catnip and why do some cats love it and others have no reaction? Catnip, or Nepeta Cataria, is a perennial plant (meaning plants that generally live for more than two years, returning even after deep freezes like in our current Illinois climate) and is a member of the mint family. The potency […] More

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