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Author Terry Pratchett said, “In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” When you hear this phrase, do you automatically think of ancient Egyptian cat goddesses and cat gods? Probably. Do you think of any other cultures when it comes to cat goddesses, cat gods and worshipping cats? Probably not. But
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As a cat lover and an art lover, I was intrigued when I heard about artist Gretchen Kish Serrano and her custom pet portraits. Her pieces combine her creativity with inspirations from classic artists. These vibrant works of art are not only beautiful, but they honor the bond her clients share with their pets. She
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Love cuddling with furry felines but curious about their naked counterparts? Prepare to have your appetite sated with this crash course on hairless cat breeds. A word of warning: by the end of this article you’re definitely going to want to add one of these hairless cat breeds to your feline family! 1. Bambino A
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For indoor cats, windows provide hours of entertainment and mental stimulation — vital to keeping your cat happy and healthy. It’s really easy to create a special space near a window for your cat to enjoy the view. You don’t have to have any special skills or spend a lot of money — just pick
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in January? Here are some fun January 2019 cat events. All Month: Workman Publishing 2019 Calendars Check out this and other fun 2019 calendars from Workman Publishing Do you have your 2019 calendar yet? Workman Publishing has 34 new titles joining its best-selling lineup that are
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Many of us begin the new year by creating a list of resolutions — which last at least until January 27. All (mostly) kidding aside, the new year feels like a clean slate, right? It makes sense to dream and set goals, and why wouldn’t cats want to do the same thing? They’d probably change
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We all love showing off a gazillion pictures of our cats on our phones these days. Unfortunately, many of those photos are terrible. This comes to a head during the festive season, when you’re guaranteed to receive at least one holiday card starring a photo of a friend or relation’s cat who winds up looking
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Sometimes a cat shows up in your neighborhood or on your doorstep, and it’s obvious that the cat is feral. There’s no way you’re going to lure the cat inside or touch her, and the best you can do is feed her, and hopefully, implement some TNR. The large gray area with free-roaming cats, however,
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The holidays are here. As we start planning the festivities, let’s not forget about our cats. We like to indulge our cats just as much as we like to indulge — or in some cases overindulge — ourselves this season, but when it comes to our furry friends, it’s important to keep in mind what’s
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in December? Here are some fun December 2018 cat events. All Month: Workman Publishing 2019 Calendars Check out this and other fun 2019 calendars from Workman Publishing. 2019 will be here before you know it! If you don’t have your calendar yet, we’ve got you covered.
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While there are no hard statistics about senior cats in shelters, we know anecdotally that senior cats spend a longer time in shelters than younger cats. Many end up there because they’ve been given up by their family or their guardian has passed away. Why Adopt a Senior Cat? Cats are considered senior between the
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They’re usually relegated to groomsmen and prom dates, but there’s probably a tuxedo in your room or on your friend’s couch right now. Yes, we’re talking about the best-suited felines, tuxedo cats. Famous tuxies include Felix and Sylvester the Cat. There was at least one tuxedo First Cat, President Clinton’s family cat, Socks. Dr. Seuss’ The
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Choosing the right kitty isn’t as simple as picking out the most adorable whisker face you can find. You need to consider how your lifestyle is able to meet the needs of your chosen feline pal. It’s not as much your age but your stage in life that plays a role in deciding what type
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While in many parts of the world black cats are seen as bringing good luck, in the United States it’s no secret that black cat superstitions still abound and that black cats still have a PR problem. It’s said to be a bad omen if one crosses your path, and they’re the classic witch sidekick.
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There are differing opinions in the animal welfare world on what the cost of a pet adoption should be. Some believe that waiving or severely reducing adoption fees diminishes the value of the animal or worse. Big adoption events where adoption fees are low cost or zero have come under scrutiny. Data refutes that pets
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Of all the cats in the world of felines, the gray tabby cat is arguably one of the best-dressed kitties around. Gray tabbies sport that striking “M” on their foreheads like crowns. Remember — tabby is not a breed of cat, it’s a reference to a most recognizable coat pattern. The striped tabby motif appears on
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Today’s weird science question covers a query that many cat parents have — Why do cats lick you? Kendraw says: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. [My cat] won’t lick
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