Exclusive Peek Inside “Cat Town”: America’s 1st Cat Cafe!

First ever cat cafe in America opens in Oakland

  I’m excited to be writing about Oakland’s Cat Town Café today. I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the founders, Adam Myatt on Tuesday, and in addition to sharing the story of how the café came to … Continue reading

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MEOWSES: Cardboard Cat Houses With Personality

Meowses cat houses

As any cat parent or fan knows, boxes are universally loved by felines. Even if they don’t fit, they must sit – or squeeze into them. But the indisputable truth is: cardboard boxes are unsightly. Ugly even. Particularly after acquiring that “lived-in” … Continue reading

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#GetHealthyHappy, Stay Healthy Happy

Get Healthy Happy

  As the last post in the #GetHappyHealthy initiative, I wanted to provide a quickie recap of the topics covered to date, and remind you of the $10 cat food rebate available to I HAVE CAT readers. The importance of … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Creating Magical Photographs with Cats and Dolls

secret-shhh cat and doll photography

Sharon Wright could easily pass as Kim Basinger’s sister. The kick-ass sister with more talent, two cats,  a pig and a new husband to boot! (Be sure to check out Sharon’s bio below – for a real sense of her talent and sense of humor!) … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being A Libra Cat

Libra scales with kittens

  It’s October, election season is once again upon us and the sun is entrenched in the astrological sign of Libra. Represented by the cosmic scales of justice, Libra is the ruling sign of those born between September 23rd and October 22nd. … Continue reading

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Kotex Ad Claims Women Are As Sensitive as (Pussy) Cats

Kotex Ad Using Cats

  A Kotex ad in Asia created by the illustrious advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather compares the sensitivity of a women’s who-ha/down-there/v-jay-jay through the use of felines. Hardly subtle.   The agency assures us the cats were not harmed by the tape … Continue reading

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“AS SEEN ON TV” Feather Whirl™ Offer + 6 GIVEAWAYS!

Feather Whirl As Seen on TV

“AS SEEN ON TV” is not copy I envisioned writing in an I HAVE CAT post, but here you have it! The folks at SmartyKat®, makers of the Feather Whirl™ cat toy, are extending their “made for TV offer” through cat bloggers just in time … Continue reading

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A Year Ago Today: The Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals at Saint John the Devine

Not exactly 365 days ago, but close enough. The first Sunday in October s closest to a Sunday is the Blessing of the Animals at Saint John the Devine in upper Manhattan.  Today is that day and they certainly have glorious … Continue reading

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The Importance of Playtime (a giveaway too!) #GetHealthyHappy

Tara the Hero Cat needs toys too (notice anything special about this one???!!!)

While I’d like to think I’m a great/good cat mom, there’s one area in which I’m greatly lacking. I don’t carve out playtime with my cats. I’m either too busy, get bored or figure they’ll play with each other (aka. … Continue reading

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CAT MAN MONDAY: Lil BUB’s “Dude,” Mike Bridavsky

Tamar Arslanian, Mike and Lil Bub

While on the West Coast last week to attend the “LA Feline Film Festival,” I had the good fortune of sitting down with Mike Bridavsky (aka. Lil BUB’s “Dude”) at “Adopt and Shop” in Culver City (a nonprofit pet retailer). Mike has seen me … Continue reading

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