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  • Planning a Birthday Party For Your Cat

    The day your cat came into your life is one of the best of the year, so why not celebrate your cat with a birthday or “gotcha day” party? Cat parties are a great way to get your friends together and treat your cat to fun games, toys, and snacks. Check out these five tips to create […] More

  • Tips for Leash Training Your Cat

    Taking your indoor cat to explore outside can be fun for both you and your kitty. Before you step foot outside, however, training your cat to walk on a leash is essential for safety. Not sure where to start? Check out these five tips for leash training your cat. Choose the Right Harness and Leash […] More

  • Top 5 Toys Your Cat Will Love

    Most cat parents know the frustration of excitedly buying a toy their furry family member rejects. Many of us have a stash of toys that couldn’t sustain the interest of our curious kitties. We know they love to play, but finding the toys that strike a chord with them has always proved challenging … until […] More

  • 5 Easy Steps To Creating Your Own Cat Tree

    Do you wish that you had someplace for your furry friend to climb, but you can’t afford to spend a few hundred dollars on a cat tree? Don’t worry; you can create your own in a few easy steps! The best part is that you can tailor the cat tree to your feline friend’s personal […] More

  • A Guide to Sailing with Your Cat

    When your cat loves being by your side, you want to take your beloved pet with you everywhere you go. Taking your cat out on the open water might seem risky, but with careful preparation, your kitty can even accompany you on your summertime adventures. Use this guide to sailing with your cat to ensure […] More

  • Meet Big Cat Rescues “Fur”ocious Mini Felines:

    Five years ago, Big Cat Rescue located in Tampa, Florida, decided to expand their efforts to help more felines… even if that expansion was on a smaller scale than they were used to! On April 5th 2013, the dedicated sanctuary that provides a permanent home for unwanted, abused and neglected EXOTIC cats, took in their […] More

  • Big Cats vs. Easter Eggs!

    Just like their miniature cousins, big cats occasionally like to release their rambunctious inner child through exploration and adventures. Although we can’t join in their fun directly, we can certainly enjoy their crazy antics from a safe distance! Check out these delightful big cats living at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida as they hunt down […] More

  • 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

  • Ball Pits for Cats and Kittens!

    In keeping with our desire to enrich the lives of the cats and kittens everywhere, what could be easier to make than a ball pit?! You need 3 things: Large box, Balls, Fluffy, adorable fur-babies (any age will do) Viola! Simple as that =) Now there are many variations and upgrades on this interactive playtime […] 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

  • EPIC Cat Castle!

    Join Cole & Marmalade in their quest to conquer the flying invaders, capture the flag and rule the land with a furry paw! Many people have asked for a how-to guide on building a cat castle. Here’s what we did to construct this medieval version =) “I need boxes, lots of boxes!”. As usual, we […] More

  • Music for Cats!

    Yep you read that right… Someone has made music specifically for cats! David Teie an accomplished cellist began writing music for animals back in 2003 to demonstrate his universal theory of music: The idea that music taps directly into our emotional core by remixing the sounds that marinated our developing brains in the womb… Did you know […] More