Giving Thanks During The Highs and Lows

Petie I HAVE CAT

When challenged to think of what I’m thankful for my list isn’t very unique. Health, family, friends and my cats. The usual suspects. I also don’t think I’m alone in often taking these things for granted. Thinking back on 2016 … Continue reading

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“Shop Cats of New York” is here!

Shop Cats of New York

It’s been over two years in the making but I’m thrilled to announce that SHOP CATS OF NEW YORK ” dropped” (I feel so Kanye!) on November 1, 2016! I’m so impressed by the job the HarperCollins Design group did in creating it … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Catification Queen

Cat Lady

As a young child Priscilla Forehand grew up with a cat named Biscuit, but when her sister developed allergies there were no more furry family members after he passed. She fulfilled her love of felines by helping her mom care … Continue reading

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5 Ways Cats Can Improve Your (Human) Relationships

Grey Tuxedo

In the past I’ve written about my belief that cats can provide women with insight into male behavior. Today’s post takes this concept a step further. Cat mom to two black cats, Emily Parker of Catological.com writes about five ways to improve your human relationships … Continue reading

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I Owe My First Book to: A Shower, Gone Girl & Grumpy Cat’s Birthday

Grumpy Cat reading

I could never relate to statements like, “I love running, it clears my head and helps me work through problems” or “I had a great idea in the shower.” Running is something I avoid at all costs unless I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: The Cat’s Meow(box)

Meowbox

I’m excited today to introduce you to our Cat Woman Wednesday, Olivia Canlas, a hip Canadian cat entrepreneur whose love of animals led her to start the very successful business meowbox, a monthly subscription box that also helps rescue cats … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Housecat Club Founder Ashlynn Brink

cat toys

Today’s guest post from Ashlynn Brink recounts how her lifelong love of felines (read on to learn the depths of that love!) combined with a college course, inspired a career change culminating in Housecat Club, a whimsical vegan cat toy business. She also talks us about meeting … Continue reading

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To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me (Book Review)

Heather Green

To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me is a memoir written by former journalist Heather Green about a time in her life when she was a single – albeit with a boyfriend – career woman living and working … Continue reading

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Stylish Multipurpose Cat Furniture

multi purpose cat shelves

When I found out my friend Kate Benjamin, of the well known website Hauspanther, had designed a line of cat furniture I was thrilled! If you didn’t already know, Kate is one of the authors of  the book, “Catification: Designing a Happy … Continue reading

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A Giveaway for You and Your Cat!

Catnip and Cat Wine Bag

I often look around my apartment and wish I’d started a shoe blog. So many things for my cats, but what about me?? If you feel like your cats are the ones getting all the love, then this giveaway is … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: The Kitten Lady

Kitten Lady interview

In honor of Cat Woman Wednesday I’m excited to share with you our interview with Hannah Shaw (aka The Kitten Lady)! For those of you who don’t know about Hannah it’s time that you did! And for those who do who do, … Continue reading

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Dating In The City (with cats)

dating in nyc

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my dating life. Primarily because I haven’t had one. If there’s one thing this city seems to have an over supply of, it’s single women looking for a companion – or just … Continue reading

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30 Things We Say To Cats…And Kids!

Children and cats

Some people say cats are their kids, and I’ve written in the past about the similarity between the two. We thought it would be fun to look at the things we say to our cats that also apply to human kids (or … Continue reading

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The Kitten(s) of The Movie “Keanu”

Tamar Arslanian at The Movie Keanu

When I first saw the posters for the movie “Keanu” I thought it was a joke. Upon finding out it wasn’t a hoax, I vowed never to see it – kittens be damned. But after reading the mostly positive reviews, … Continue reading

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Inside Brooklyn’s First Cat Cafe

Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Upon visiting the latest addition to the NYC cat café a week after its opening (by which they’d already made 6 adoptions!) I noticed a few things that make Brooklyn’s first cat café distinctly different from its counterparts on the island of … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Mom To City The Kitty

Lori Shepler with City The Kitty

While Lori Shepler had cats in her life since she was in her twenties, she didn’t realize how significantly one seemingly innocent-looking, homeless, ginger polydactyl kitten she crossed paths with about six and a half years ago would impact the course … Continue reading

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Which Landmark Best Suits Your Kitty?

Landmark Taj Mahal for cats

Does your cat have a penchant for baguettes and brie? Expects be treated like a tzar or pharaoh (whose cat doesn’t?!). Wants to travel the world, or thinks he/she would be a better presidential candidate than the current options? Now with Landmark play … Continue reading

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10 Things My Cats Taught Me

Cat as teacher

In the past on Mother’s Day I’ve written about my own Mom, Mom archtypes, and even featured feline Mothers. This this year I’d like to share many of the ways my three fur kids have impacted my life – resulting … Continue reading

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Cat Chic Haven

Tamar Arslanian of I HAVE CAT

I’m super excited to announce that I’m featured in the May issue of Good Housekeeping (on stands now)! I was interviewed about how to create a home that accommodates the needs of both two and four legged residents! Now run … Continue reading

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Relationship Advice From A Cat

Cat with heart hat

I’ve written in the past about how my cat Haddie became my third unplanned cat because she made a unilateral decision not to leave my home (check out the post HOW HADDIE CAME TO STAY – AKA THE SQUATTER, for … Continue reading

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