In Memoriam: To My Sweet, Soulful Petie (2006-2016)

I HAVE CAT

I can’t believe it’s been a year. A year ago today I had to do something I’d never done before in my life. I made the decision that it was time to say goodby to my sweet, beloved, painfully shy, carb-addicted, … Continue reading

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In His Words: Kip’s First Interview

Kip - Bowtie - Handsome-Cat-Tabby

Those of you who have been frequent visitors to I HAVE CAT  over the years know my cats don’t write. They don’t post, they don’t give quotes and they most certainly do not give interviews.  Until today. When contacted by the … Continue reading

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The Cone By Wiski: A Modern Cat Scratcher & Bed

modern cat furniture

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know my belief that making a home cat friendly and expressing one’s design aesthetic do not have to be mutually exclusive. And I love finding and sharing products and tips that … Continue reading

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Cats in Film: 2016

Cats in the movies

With the Oscars coming up this weekend I wanted to take a moment to recognize 2016’s cats in film. In 2015 four Oscar-nominated films featured cat actors (cactors?). Inarguably, it was the character of Bleeker from Gone Girl who received the most attention. 2016 seems … Continue reading

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Kedi: Much More Than a Film About Cats in Istanbul

cat documentary

I was intrigued from the moment I saw the trailer for Kedi (Turkish for cat), a documentary by Ceyda Torun. Having recently published Shop Cats of New York, a book about cats living in a variety of New York City … Continue reading

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I Had My Bachelorette Party…at a Cat Cafe

Crumbs and Whiskers cat cafe Los Angeles

When I read that Crumbs & Whiskers, the folks responsible for Washington DC’s first cat cafe, had opened the first cat cafe in Los Angeles,we asked followers of I HAVE CAT on Facebook if anyone had checked it out yet.  As it turned out, Danielle … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Foster Mom & Cat Photographer Tania Hennessy

Tania Hennessy

Tania Hennessy’s life is literally enveloped in cats. As a foster parent for Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA), her apartment is frequently home to a clowder of kitties. And as a member of the thriving the Vancouver art scene, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I HAVE CAT Petie

Wishing you and your family – 2 legged and 4 – peace and health this holiday season and in the new year. Thank you to all of you who have supported me and I HAVE CAT throughout the years. 2016 has personally … Continue reading

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Does a Cat Make a Good Gift? The Answer Isn’t As Obvious As You May Think.

cat as a gift

Your friend tells you how much she adores your cats and frequently comes over to play with them, your young niece asks Santa for a kitty, an elderly neighbor living alone loses her cat of 20 years. Saving a life by … Continue reading

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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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