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Cat Needs Brain Surgery

Save rescued kitty, who needs brain surgery.

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Cat Digs Out of His Own Grave!

Like something out of Stephen King’s novel, Pet Sematary, Bart the cat returned five days after he was “killed” by a car and buried.

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House Cat has a new Publisher

I received a letter in the mail recently stating that Howell Book House, the publishing company that bought and published my book, House Cat How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane & Sound, sold off over a thousand of their titles. They sold them to Turner Publishing Company, and House Cat was one of those […]

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My Indoor Cat is Missing; Diary of Binx

Day One, Friday, May 17th 2013: I woke up late because I had to drive a long distance and spend three days doing a horse show photo shoot. When I awoke, my mother came in my room and told me she “saw a cat who looks just like Binx” on the porch and then up […]

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Cyber Cat Monday

It’s Black Friday Weekend (and Cyber Monday) and I still don’t know why it’s called Black Friday! Perhaps because the stores “wake up” in the middle of the night so people can shop in the dark? In any event, Black Friday is the start of the holiday shopping season… ie, hectic! So, save your gas […]

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Cat Agility: The New American Sport

Back in the 1980’s, I used to train and show my Doberman pinscher in obedience. Agility was on the high end of the obedience scale, and we never got that far due to my dog’s back issues, but it was always fun to watch. Though I love all animals, I have always been more of […]

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Doctor’s Hero Cat Rescued from Fire

An apartment fire in St. Louis took the lives of many pets, but for Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt, relief came four days later when her rescued, one-eyed cat named Satin was reunited with her thanks to the Humane Society of Missouri. The fire broke out Tuesday night at the four-story, 197-unit apartment complex on Lindell Boulevard […]

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Toto the Tornado Kitten

Toto is aptly named. Rescued after being taken by a tornado last year in Brimfield, Massachusetts, Toto was rescued and adopted and now has his own book. You can read about Toto and see his photos here. http://www.examiner.com/article/toto-the-tornado-kitten

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Keep Free Roaming Cats off the Streets

When I wrote my book,¬†House Cat, How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane & Sound, it was the mid-1990’s and the movement to keep cats indoors was not completely new (believe it or not, people have been keeping indoor cats since the beginning of the domestication of cats), but was spreading throughout the world. My […]

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Yes, They Really Did Race Cats

In my¬†Hartford Horses Examiner column, I often discuss horse racing and the problems associated with racing horses, a sport that has grown in a multi-billion dollar industry. But, what about cat racing? Never heard of it? Well, at one time it was a reality. In the latter half of the 1800’s, cat racing took place […]

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