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Kitty Stars of the Week
Our stars this week are 2 kitties who live in Canada, and their names are Maya and Marvin:
Maya and Marvin
Their person-mom writes,
"Marvin is the one with the blue collar, and Maya is the one posing so pretty for the
picture. They are both really sweet cats. Both of them are indoor cats, so they are very
family oriented. They love a roaring fire and they are quite frankly...lazy...LOL...
They sleep with whomever has the coziest bed at the time and have no problems snuggling
in. Now and again, you'll catch them play-fighting and running up a storm from one end of
the house to the other. And believe me, elastics are not safe...they'll find them."
[Editor: Maya and Marvin's mom is right to be careful of elastics (rubberbands or
stretch strings). It can be a serious medical problem if your cat eats one. If your
cat does swallow one, don't try to get it out yourself. Take your cat to the vet
immediately and explain what has happened.]
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From the Crazy for Kitties mailbox: One of the casting directors for Animal
Planet's "My Cat from Hell" is looking for more people (4th season)
who have cats with behavioral issues. The show features cat behavior expert
Jackson Galaxy, who has helped many cats and their people -- maybe he can
help your cat or the cat of someone you know. If you live in the Los Angeles
area and have a crazy cat, contact the show -- check out the casting information page at My Cat from Hell.
Maybe your cat has that devilish star quality!
|Crazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!
Dear Cats, an open letter to the cat mob...[More...]
Baby, who is a frequent guest, likes to sleep on her back -- and snore.
See the video.
|Crazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!|
The Newton Street Cat in Residence...[More...]
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Baby (the cat) and Tink (the dog) have an interesting relationship...
Tink tries fierce
Tink tries innocence
Tink thinks maybe another bite attempt...
Tink tries bite action number two
Tink tries nice -- Baby is not impressed
Aren't we just the cutest? Baby bides her time...
Baby makes her move!
Tink says, "Hey!"
Friends again -- sort of
A visit from Sweetie (August 2002):
T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Cat Lovers
More shirts here...
cat-themed stickers, ornaments, and keepsake boxes
||We've separated out the cat themed items here and have
organized them into some different price categories. About 400 are
priced under 10
dollars (be patient for that page to download!). And around 500 are between
$10-$25. Magnets, notecards,
art prints and other goodies are available, too. Whimsical and funny, cute and
cuddly, realistic and photographic -- something for everyone! Great gifts for you
cat-loving friends and relatives.
How many felines do you have? Please take our poll:
A visit from Spooky (December 2002):
I like the view from here!
Some cat facts...
- "Muzzle" is the projecting jaw and nose of a cat.
- The nutritional need of cats depends upon their age, size and activity level. But on average, the adult cat needs about 30 calories per pound. An 8 pound cat needs about 240 calories/day.
- Today's cats remain close to their wild ancestors; virtually nothing has been added or taken away from the wildcat's nature.
- The first cat show was held in 1871 in London, England.
- "Snub" means the short noses seen in some of the longhaired varieties.
- "Ghost markings" are faint tabby markings seen in some solid colored cats, especially when the cats are kittens.
- Cats can get acne! Usually, the acne takes the form of blackheads on the cat's chin and/or upper lip.
- Cats have 4 kinds of hairs: down hairs are closest to the skin; awn hairs are in the middle of the coat; guard hairs keep the cat dry; vibrissae are the hairs that make up whiskers.
|Crazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!|
Daisy Mae adopts her new people one cold winter morning....[More...]
||The Daily Cat:
Your guide to caring for, understanding and loving your cat! Check it out!
Parts of a boat named for a cat: cat back, cat beam, cat boat, catfall,
catharpin, cathead, cathole, cat hook, cat rig, and catwalk.
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Give your memory and concentration a workout by playing our
How many English words do you know that have
the word cat in them? (How many do other people know?) Find out and play
How Many Words?!
Want to shop online? Check out these
online shopping tips.
Lots more posters and prints here!
The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter.
No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by
Please consider donating to help animals (and their humans) affected by
recent disasters. There are many good organizations, but here are two:
ASPCA -- 866-275-3925
Humane Society of the United States -- 888-259-5431
What is "TNR"? It stands for "trap-neuter-return" and is a humane way to
control feral (wild) cat populations. Alley Cat Allies is an organization
that promotes TNR. For more information, visit
Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-548-2423
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