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    Kitten vs. Shoes

    If you thought that women loved shoes, check out baby Marmalade finding his “sole” mate!!! Whether it’s the smell of the leather, the sweaty gym (gag) or the enticing laces, this was one of his favorite items in our house when he first came to live with us. He would spot the string taunting him […] More

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    Cisco the Miracle Kitty!

    When we lived in Oceanside, California from 2014-2016, we were blessed to befriend Christine Hubbard, founder of Love Your Feral Felines (LYFF), a rescue group in Northern San Diego County. Their mission is to improve the lives of feral and homeless cats and kittens through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), a Barn Cat Program and an Under-Socialized Kitten […] More

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    Life of a Cat Rescuer

    One of the amazing rescue groups that we’ve become familiar with over the last year is the Cats of Curacao and the founder, Mariette Hanssen. In 2014, Mariette moved to Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island about 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. You can read her inspiring origin story here,, and how this one and ONLY […] More

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    10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

    Older cats make purr-fect pets too! If you’re thinking of adopting a kitten, consider a senior cat instead. They are often overlooked at animal shelters and it’s hard to find them furever homes, however long that may be. The mature gentleman featured in this video is Jack-Jack, a cat that we looked after for over […] More

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    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

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    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

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    Cutest Fish Vendor in Vietnam!

    Going to a store or merchandise showroom can be an exhausting and painful experience for those who HATE shopping. What usually makes it worse? An overzealous salesman pushing products on you for a meager commission. Now we know everyone needs to make a living and can sympathize with their plight, but at a local market […] More

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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