Category Archives: Tamar

Giving Thanks During The Highs and Lows


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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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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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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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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Happy New Years!

NYE Empire State Building

This will be a short one, but I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2016. The last few years have made me realize the importance of being healthy, and how easy it is to take … Continue reading

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Feline-Fierce Holiday Nails!

Zoya Holiday  Nails

I’m excited to announce that I was asked  by hip fashion beauty blogger pal Nuy Chu of Nuy Beauty to write a guest post for her. Of COURSE it had to include cats, so I wrote a piece about a … Continue reading

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#BetterWithPets (Cats and Kittens!)

Tamar Arslanian

Last week I was fortunate to be invited to the 3rd Annual Nestle Purina Better With Pets Summit that focus about the human pet bond and how pets and people are better together. As you can see I was excited to … Continue reading

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Cats of the Pacific Northwest (Part 3)

Oskar The Blind Cat

If you’re just joining us now, be sure to check out the first and second installations of this three part series (part 1 is rather dramatic – as it pertains to me not cats). Seattle: Felines, Food and Form I won’t keep … Continue reading

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Cats of the Pacific Northwest (Part 2)

meowbox catman

If you haven’t yet read Part 1 of this installment I encourage you to do so as it was certainly eventful! I was remiss in not including a few things about my trip to Portland. Namely that we did of … Continue reading

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Inside KitTea, San Francisco’s Cat Cafe

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Today’s post is written by my friend and San Francisco resident Karen Merzenich who went to hang out with cats at KitTea just for us (so selfless!). So here’s a sneak peek until you can get there yourself. And yes, … Continue reading

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Cats of the Pacific Northwest (Part 1)

Cats of the Pacific Northwest

I’ve long wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest and finally had the opportunity to take a week long whirlwind trip to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver Canada last week. As you might imagine, no trip is complete with out cats. I … Continue reading

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Never Forget. I Remember.

the hopes of light

My Father used to speak of remembering where he was when JFK was shot. Each generation has certain key historic moments seared into their brains. I remember where I was when the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan took place … Continue reading

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Raw Beauty: Bradley Theodore

Raw Beauty Bradley Theodore

Earlier this Summer (I can’t believe it’s almost over!), I had the great luck of happening up on an Instagram invitation for a Bradley Theodore exhibit, an artist who does lots of street art in downtown NYC. I discovered his … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask About I HAVE CAT

I HAVE CAT in Meow Quarterly

I’m so honored to be included, along with my three cats, in the Summer Issue of Meow Quarterly and in the company of cats like Princess Monster Truck and the Acro-Cats among others! You’ll learn how I “got” cat (s) … Continue reading

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A Manhattanite Goes To Ikea

My Ikea Finds for Cat Parents

I’m not sure what it’s like for folks elsewhere, but if you live in Manhattan, an IKEA outing is a pretty big deal. Back in the day it required a trip to the very depressing Port Authority Bus station and an … Continue reading

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(Post) Mother’s Day Post

Tamar Arslanian with Mom

To honor Mother’s Day’s in past year’s I’ve covered a lot of different territory* from:  5 (Cat) Mother Archetypes – which one are you? Writing about my Mom (complete with old school pics!) and how she always recounts my birth … Continue reading

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“Of Turks and Armenians” (Not About Cats)

(source: I think he has a feline look about him don't you? Our last name is "Son of the Lion" after all...

No, this is not the normal fare of this blog. Let me explain. The article below was written by my father, Doctor Artin Arslanian (The PhD kind – he never uses the title for fear he’ll be called upon to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

Best I HAVE CAT posts of 2014

It’s always fun to take a look at the posts from the year to see which were most popular. And it gives readers a chance to catch-up on any “good stuff” they’ve missed along the way. This is particularly relevant … Continue reading

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A Trip To New York At Christmas Time

Rockefeller Center Tree 2014

Okay, so I’m a day late in wishing everyone a proper MERRY CHRISTMAS! Here’s the card I created but ever got around to printing. Thankfully I made it though the night without being eaten alive after taken these photos! Thought … Continue reading

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