Category Archives: Tamar

In The Days That Followed 9/11


I couldn’t let the sun set on this day without paying tribute in some shape or form to that fateful day 13 years ago. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the number of years that have gone by. … Continue reading

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Meditating With My Cats #DailyFancies

Kip making himself at home as I meditate.

Fancy Feast is celebrating the “Daily Fancies” of having a cat on their new Tumblr site. What’s a “Daily Fancy” you ask? It’s about the little things our cats do that bring joy to our lives each and every day … Continue reading

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petie bunny

    If you follow my personal Facebook page or the I HAVE CAT Instagram account it will come as no surprise to hear that I’ve been slightly….okay very obsessed with “The Big Egg Hunt”  that’s been going on in … Continue reading

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“Single and Living Fab” Calls Me An “It” Girl!

Single and Living Fab

  I was floored when journalist Jacque Reid, the woman behind an online lifestyle magazine where the single woman is encouraged to live her best life, asked to feature me as one of her “Single and Living Fab” ladies! She … Continue reading

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  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season from my brood to yours! Hopefully you have a little time off from work to enjoy your friends, families and cats! See you all next week!

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A New York Christmas

Rockefeller Center Tree 2013

I’ve been playing tourist and wanted to share a little New York City Christmas magic through photos and video with you. Enjoy! First up, the tree at Rockefeller Center. It was a hazy night which I think made it even more … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From Me and The Cats!

Petie with Kip and Haddie for turkey day_edited-1

Last Thanksgiving I wrote a post on the concept of Thanksliving, and the year before that told of my trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary where I celebrated a vegan Thanksgiving. This year I thought I’d mix it up and … Continue reading

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Two Hotties In Four Days: John Fulton and Joshua Bell

John Fulton at Alley Cat Allies

Normally contact with one hot guy in a given month is considered newsworthy (or rather blog worthy). But this past week I had the pleasure of enjoying the presence of two hotties within a mere four day period. In truth … Continue reading

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A Year Ago Today

A photograph showing the waters of the Hudson River on 10th Avenue. Photo by Katya Valevich

A year ago today I was in the dark. Literally. But I sure has heck wasn’t alone. Hurricane Sandy had come and in its wake left many of us without water or power (thankfully I had water – cold water … Continue reading

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New York City Living

View from Brooklyn - Copy

Inspired by a missed opportunity (a very big one in retrospect), I’ve been making an effort to notice and document things that catch my eye during the course of a seemingly ordinary day. I shared my first New York City … Continue reading

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Saint John The Divine, A Boy And Some Blessed Animals

Cute guy I went to church with

Last weekend found me at the historic Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine with one rather dashing Southern gent by the name of Philip (refer to photographic evidence below).   It’s not often I’m at church, let alone a … Continue reading

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September 11th Reprised

9/11/2013 Broadway and 23rd Street

“It’s just a day for me now,” said my ex roommate, the one who lived with me on 9/11/2001. I was taken back by her response to my text to her saying I couldn’t believe twelve years had passed already. … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Hanging out with dad

Just a quick note to wish all you 2 and 4 legged Dad’ s a Happy Father’s Day!  I’m fortunate enough to be spending the day with my Daddy today.   In honor of the day I wanted to share … Continue reading

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New York City Living: A Pictorial


I’ve been making a point of taking photos of things I find of interest throughout my day. I wanted to share some of the photos I’ve taken within the past month to give you a peek into New York City … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

lion in tree

  In all fairness, I didn’t see any tigers or bears on my safari to Tanzania but I did see a ton of lions. And while I’ve written about my trip for various guest posts (Catster, CatWisdom101) I have yet … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: My First Word

Baby Tamar  Arslanian with Kittens

Though I grew up without pets (unless you count goldfish and a short lived hamster), my Mother recently recounted that the very first work I ever spoke was the word for “cat’ in Armenian. My parents were living in London … Continue reading

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My Catster Confession

catster confession

Okay, the headline might be hyped-up just a wee bit, but check out my Catster Confession to learn about my road from non-animal lover to being an animal fanatic!

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Happy Easter!

coloring easter eggs

  However you plan to spend your day today I wish you a lovely one! Found this photo of me from when I must have been about four years old (pre-baby sister) coloring Easter eggs. Figured I’d post this in … Continue reading

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The Event of A Thread


READER PLEASE ADVISE: This is a feline free post. However, this exhibit did bring out the feline in me (and a lot of the kids who attended). Something about a moving curtain and lots of rope – very enticing! One … Continue reading

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What I Do When I Can’t Sleep

larger than life Petie head

I woke up way too early today for no reason. Well, technically Haddie thrust her head/whiskers into my face, but that’s not unusual. I’m normally able to pull the covers over my head and fall back asleep. Not this morning. … Continue reading

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