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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Dyson Fans: Stylish and Pet Friendly

circus cat goes through a Dyson fan

  Kip the flying circus cat? Do not fear.  I’m not training him to be part of the cat circus in Vegas. I’m just proving a point. I’ve written about the similarities between children and cats. But I left out … Continue reading

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What Major Would Your Virgo Kitty Be?

cafe cat virgo

September is in full swing, as is the school year. Between August 23rd and September 22nd the sun moves into the astrological sign of Virgo, which is, coincidentally, one of the most studious signs of the zodiac.   The Virgo Cat … Continue reading

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The live “Scoop” from LAFFF plus 336lbs of Swheat Scoop!

drowing in sweat scoop

I’m excited to announce that Swheat Scoop is sending me to the LA Feline Film Festival (LAFFF) to report live throughout out the day! By following my social media feeds, you can  see the coolest things the festival has to … Continue reading

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#GetHealthyHappy: Why Mealtime is So Important

cat with ice cream cone

Sometimes I feel like a crazy person, (shush to the peanut gallery) particularly when I’m feeding my three cats in the morning and at night. Since each of my cats eats a different wet food – for various reasons we’ll … Continue reading

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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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Internet Cat Video Festival Goes to LA (Giveaway!)

keyboard cat

Back in 2012, the folks at the Walker Art Center thought it would be neat to have a public viewing of cat videos. Everyone seemed to enjoy them at home or work alone behind their computers. Some watching with one … Continue reading

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My Picks from SuperZoo (turns out not a real zoo)

Tara the Hero Cat and Tamar Arslanian

It took a pet product trade show called SuperZoo to finally get me to Las Vegas for the first time in my life. I guess it’s not that much of a stretch given I don’t gamble, most of the nice restaurants one … Continue reading

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#GetHealthyHappy: The Importance of Regular Vet Visits (for your cat)

Sobe, a Riverfront Cats rescue from South Beach in Miami Florica

You might miss your annual exam and think it’s no big deal. But did you know that pets age much faster than we do, so if your cat were to miss his or her annual visit it’s as if they … Continue reading

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A Peek Inside North America’s 1st Cat Cafe – In Montreal!

North America's First Cat Cafe

I’m ecstatic to report that I HAVE CAT fan and Montreal resident Evelynne Weakley agreed to share her experience visiting “Le Café des Chats” (literally “the cafe of cats”!), North America’s very first cat cafe, on the day of its Grand Opening!  … Continue reading

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Manly (Giant) Men Meet (Tiny) Kittens – Video

Manly Men Meet Tiny Cute Kittens

HAPPY LABOR-FREE DAY! What better way then to spend day-off than watching cat videos? Yeh, I can’t think of one either. Oh wait, I thought of one. Watching video with KITTENS and HOT HUNKY GUYS. And oh look, I just HAPPEN to … Continue reading

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CATWALK JEWELRY (International Giveaway!)

Catwalk jewelry

  Jacqi Chew is a jewelry designer who works from her studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands (please do not ask me to point it out on a map!). While she is known for her feline themed jewelry sold around the … Continue reading

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Cats + Pizza = Japanese Pizza Hut Commercial  

Pizza Hut Commercial In Japan With Cats

Not too long ago, in a piece that ran on The Cat Channel, I expressed my surprise – and confusion- over the recent trend of pairing cats with pizza. The pizza cat so to speak (a few examples below). Am … Continue reading

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The Leo Cat: Dominant and Dramatic

Ely Valy's cat Mish Mish - talk about making a bold fashion statement!

I realize today is the last day of the astrological sign of Leo which runs from July 23 – August 22nd (or 23rd depending on who you ask). But this is certainly a case of better late than never as it … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Happy Feet

Laurie Ruettimann and her cat Emma

I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie Ruettimann at BlogPaws a few years ago. In addition to loving that fact she has four cats, she’s potentially one of the coolest HR people I know. Granted she’s a former HR person but … Continue reading

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SmartCat (Grass) Litter Giveaway For You & A Shelter

SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter

It’s true. SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter by Pioneer Pet – the folks who’ve been bringing you awesome pet fountains – is made from…grass! Well, grass seeds to be completely accurate. SmartCat first caught my attention at Global Pet Expo earlier this year. It was … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Diane Hoeptner, The Painter

Diane and Coco very small

Diane Hoeptner is a prolific artist. According to her bio, ” Saks Fifth Ave offered hand signed limited edition giclees of one of her water-lily paintings, and Modern Cat Magazine featured her cat paintings in the premier issue.” Born in Ohio, … Continue reading

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CAT MAN MONDAY: Pet Friendly Living

Josh Garay (sorry, sadly that's not his kitten - yet!)

If you live in New York City or another metropolitan area, you may well be familiar with the challenges of finding a pet-friendly building. Today’s Cat Man Monday, entrepreneur Josh Garay, combined his love of animals with his knowledge of … Continue reading

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Bistro Cat With Facial Recognition, A Flash in the Pan

Bistro Face Recognition Feeder

WARNING: This may be my most opinionated post yet. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know if I’m spot-on or being too harsh! The video for the Bistro feeder begins, “Have you ever worried about your cats when you … Continue reading

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