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  • Cat Given Less Than 6 Months To Live; Proves Them All Wrong!

    A family in Canada received devastating news about their 13-year-old cat, Kitty Kitty. She had been found eating plastic, which caused fecal issues and constipation. Even though Kitty Kitty was a senior cat, she was running around and playing like a kitten. They took her to the vet right away. Not uncommon, many animals experience pica, […] More

  • We’re Learning Quickly! ~ Best Tips for Becoming a Kitty Foster Parent

    Fostering is a great way to help out your local cat adoption organization. Taking a cat into your home can reduce the burden on shelters and help socialize the kitty for a better chance at getting adopted. While inviting in a furry guest might seem like a fun activity, it takes work and isn’t right […] More

  • Kitten Thrown From Vehicle Has Heart Of A Heroic Warrior

    Marvel characters describe Thor, the Norse God, as follows: “As the son of Odin and Gaea, Thor’s strength, endurance and resistance to injury are greater than the vast majority”. The most recent kitten to be rescued by Animal Outreach Society (AOS) in Northern Illinois, fits this description to a “T”, aptly accepting the name. It […] More

  • How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

    There’s a popular myth that cats don’t require the same amount of veterinary care as dogs. Some owners assume these self-sufficient creatures are fine unless they show obvious signs of sickness, and they fail to keep up with regular vet appointments. If you have a feline friend in your home, it’s important to look past […] More

  • Kitten Plummets From The Sky After Attacked By Bird Of Prey!

    Occasionally, odd things fall from the sky, even unfortunate ground dwelling animals! Although not as bizarre as a 600 pound cow falling on a car …yes that DID happen, smaller animals are often in the same plight. One of the most common small animals that may find themselves in this situation are poor tiny kittens. […] More

  • How to Recognize Diabetes in Cats

    As a pet owner, you want to keep your cat as happy and healthy as possible. You may not be able to prevent your cat from developing diabetes, but you can help your kitty navigate this condition and provide necessary treatments as long as you know what to look for. Learn how to recognize six […] More

  • Why You Should NEVER Declaw Your Cat!

    We know that cats like to claw, but when their clawing starts to destroy our furniture, carpets, or skin, we start to look for ways to stop it. While some people will decide to have their cats declawed, this is an inhumane and painful option that should always be avoided… Discover the top reasons why […] More

  • Operation Catnip – Saving Community Cats

    Operation Catnip, an organization based in Gainesville, FL, saves feline lives by setting the standard for large-scale spay-neuter and vaccination services for free-roaming cats. They’re dedicated to nourishing the relationship between communities and cats through accessible, compassionate, high-quality care and host FREE monthly spay/neuter clinics. Their hands-on, local program is now being modeled across the […] More

  • “Ghost” Cat Returns After 14 Years!

    Florida’s oceanic East coast is threatened yearly by mother nature with tropical storms and possible hurricanes, making residents acutely aware of the need for emergency preparations. What of those families with pets as well? The most heartbreaking thing to happen would be to not only lose your belongings, but a beloved fur-baby escaping during these […] More

  • Moving with Cats

    In total we’ve driven almost 5000 miles with Cole and Marmalade on two cross country moves, Florida to California in 2014 and then California to Illinois in 2016. Many people have asked us for moving tips and advice so they can also provide their kitties with the most stress free experience possible when moving… So here’s a […] More

  • Marmalade the Injurer

    Cats will be cats… Last month Marmalade managed to scratch his eye on something, I’d been re-arranging our cluttered closet and then went to the kitchen to make a cuppa (I’m British and need regular cups of tea to survive, especially on cleaning days!) … Of course Marm followed me to make sure I wasn’t […] More

  • The Best Tip For New Cat Owners…

    We got pretty lucky with Cole & Marmalade, not only are they extremely cute, playful, funny and affectionate, they’re also relatively easy going when it comes to the not so pleasant moments of being a cat, like having their claws trimmed and being groomed. They also got along very well from the get go and here’s […] More