Adventure

Who doesn’t love a good cat café? Especially one that opens in a city near you. Cool Beans Café opened up recently a few cities away from me in Gastonia, North Carolina. The opening made all of our local media here in Charlotte. I immediately reached out to the owners, Julianna Coon (pictured on left)
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Cat adoption is associated with greater empathy and less separation anxiety for autistic children, according to a study published online in December in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. The study, which was the first randomized controlled trial of cat adoption in families of children with autism spectrum disorders, was funded by the Human Animal Bond
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Hi everyone, Please find below a guest story from Louise and her cat Kizzy: Kizzy is a rescue cat who came to us at 6 months old. Her story before she was found by Cat’s Protection is unknown, but she was found wandering, afraid and alone, very nervous and disliked her back being touched. She
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This post contains affiliate links* Summer seems to have arrived early this year, so this is a good time to review PetFusion’s new cooling blanket. This innovative blanket absorbs and releases your cat’s body heat, keeping her cool and comfortable. Cooling blanket features Made of 80% nylon and 20% cool technology polyethylene fabric. Lightweight &
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What’s better than one cat? Two cats, that’s what! And most of the time, kitties will agree, there are some moments when two cats are needed to make a situation just right. While society has dubbed felines as aloof solitaires, cat lovers know kitties crave companionship. Not only do cats enjoy the company of their
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Your cat pees on your bed. She leaves tootsie rolls just outside the litter box. Or, you see the urine on your pile of fresh, clean clothes. What’s happening? Is kitty mad at you? The answer is no. Might be a medical issue According to Dr. Carlo Siracusa, director of Ryan Hospital’s Companion Behavior Medicine
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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on what I call my post-pandemic reunion tour, meeting friends I hadn’t seen in over a year for lunches and dinners at favorite restaurants. And it was glorious. I feel like a weight has been lifted. I feel lighter, everything feels brighter, and, well, normal. There were
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Sponsored content brought to you by Sleepypod. Yes, you too can teach your cat tricks. Trick training is a great way to bond together, while also providing enrichment through mental stimulation. To get started in trick training with your cat, keep your sessions short. Five to 10 minutes is plenty of time, just set aside
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We already have two of PetFusion’s fantastic scratchers: the iconic Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge, and the three-sided vertical scratcher. Both have held up exceptionally well. When I was looking for a smaller scratcher, PetFusion was nice enough to send me their flip pad scratcher. Cat Scratching Flip Pad features Made of recycled cardboard with non-toxic
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Does a werewolf howl? Or does she say meow? If she’s a little Lykoi kitten name Gracie, she’s definitely a werewolf who meows at the full moon! And because she’s a werewolf, it makes sense Gracie carried an air of mystery about her for a while. One that vexed foster mom Brianna Waltman until Gracie
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (catvets.com) updated its policy in January to end the elective declawing of cats at all veterinary hospitals designated as Cat Friendly Practices. The AAFP has previously issued a position statement in 2017 that expressed the organization’s strong opposition to elective declawing. The elective declaw ban is aligned with the
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As of today, I am considered “fully vaccinated,” and it’s finally safe to go back out into the world again. There are so many things I’m looking forward to: hugging my friends, eating in restaurants, going back to stores. I’m excited, but I’m not going to throw caution to the wind overnight. I’ll be stepping
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My younger sister and I spent endless hours playing the original Memory game when we were kids. It’s been fun seeing newer versions of the game crop up — especially when cats are involved! This version in particular is hilarious. Have you ever noticed how some people look just like their pets? Well, you’re in
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Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Today is Mom’s birthday, and I’m surprising her with flowers and a special present! Mom feels so much happier to me this year than she did this time last year and that makes me happy, too. Last year, we were on something called a lockdown. I didn’t mind it, because it
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According to The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, between 6 and 10 million Americans are allergic to cats or other pets. If you’re an allergy sufferer who also happens to be a cat lover, you may be interested in low-allergen cats. But what makes a cat hypoallergenic? Low-allergen, or hypoallergenic cats, are those
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