Purr Prints of the Heart – A Special Conversation Shared on PetRadioShow.com

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Once again, even though I am a writer at heart, I will be wearing headphones! This picture was of me in 2011 when I was conducting my first ever phone interview… with none other than Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell. Was I nervous… you bet!!

Despite insisting I am not a good public speaker, Robert Hudson of PetRadioShow.com has invited me to co-host his show today… Bless him, some people are just gluttons for punishment! He has also been kind enough to let me spend some time talking about my new baby – my book Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond written in the voice of my beloved Mr. Jazz. If you would like to learn more about how the book evolved, or if you have general questions on the grieving process after losing a pet, please be sure to tune in.

Also appearing on the show will be a segment Robert taped earlier in the week with Richard Christianson, a man from Arizona who saved the life of a cat stuck on the center divide of a freeway. The show starts at 1:00 pm EST – to listen in, please click here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

 

National Hairball Awareness Day – The Furry Facts and a Little Help From FURminator

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2015cats-for-with-sunglasses-template-furballsCats and hairballs – they go paw in paw. More than likely you have stepped in at least one mushy projectile on your floor in your lifetime and it is a subject that is universally joked about because it’s something that pretty much any cat lover on this earth can relate to. But, the truth is, hairballs actually can be the sign of something much more serious in your cat and are no laughing matter. Having a good grooming plan in place to help your cat stay hairball-free is essential and that is why in our household we use the FURminator deShedding tool on a regular basis. Read more

Celebrating Earth Day in a Feline Friendly Way!

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Look at the world though the wonderment of a cat’s perspective. It’s an awe-inspiring beautiful place that we should be thankful for each and every day. Click image to enlarge and please feel free to share to spread the gratitude.

Today is Earth Day and I’m not going to write a long post about how precious our earth is and that we need to figure out ways to preserve the bounty we have been given. I would hope we already know that the land we live in, the air we breathe, and the water that is necessary to keep us alive is a gift that should not be taken for granted. Read more

Clockwork Kitty – Zee Works the Nightshift

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A sampling of Zee’s homage in the early days. These were some of his favorite toys – especially carrot in the center and grey kitty to the right.

For most of us the weekend means a bit of relaxing after a hard week of work. For Zee, however, when it’s time for bed, come hell or high water, he takes his job of bringing stuffed toys into the bedroom Dan and I share VERY SERIOUSLY. With the exception of a brief sabbatical a couple of months ago whereby not a single toy graced the floor of our room, this cat punches in for his nightshift like clockwork.

It all started after his kittens, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, and Zeuss Catt were born. I can’t say for certain what his reasoning was, but it almost seemed like he was teaching them how to hunt prey and then bring the kill to Dan and I as some sort of homage to us for providing them with a safe and warm house, food, love, and care. Read more

Texts From Mittens – The Snarkiest Book Review and Giveaway of the Year

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Wise Cat Lesson #1 – If there is a sun puddle to be found, always take the time to nap in it…

I’m always one of the first on board to champion looking at our cats to teach us wise lessons. You know, like taking the time to just relax, step away, and chill from all the stresses of everyday life with a wonderful nap in a sun puddle like they do. I’m also the worst at taking my own advice and tend to overwork myself to a frazzle sometimes. So, when I do relax, I’m often the polar opposite of my typically restrained, reserved, and logical persona. In other words, sometimes I go to the extreme and seek out entertainment like reality TV and way out there funny shows like South Park and Family Guy to just let my mind completely unwind. The same is true when I read. Most of the time I like to read assorted genres of novels that are 2 inches thick and take days to finish, but then there are the times I just want a quick read filled with fun, snark, sarcasm, and humor. And cats. Read more