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Being Irish Is the Only Reason to Enjoy March!

MARCH 3rd – What If Cats Had Opposable Thumbs Day – Imagine a world where our favorite furry companions had thumbs. Opposable ones… Thumbs that allowed them to open their own tins of food, easily steal your possessions and generally make them more trouble than they already are. What kind of world would that be?
MARCH 3rd – 9th is Professional Pet Sitters Week – There... Read more

Published: 02/28/19

One Month Down and 11 to Go!

The entire month of February is dedicated to two cat care topics – National Cat Health Month and National Pet Dental Health Month. 
If you’re like many cat owners who are lax about getting regular checkups for your feline friends, it’s a good time to get them in for a vet visit.  By numbers alone, Americans have a love affair with cats. As house pets, they outnumber do... Read more

Published: 01/31/19

A New Year Begins to Enjoy Your Cat!

JANUARY is Walk Your Pet Month – Sure most of the articles online talk about walking a dog but you can get some good ideas for walking a cat as well.  Just type in walking a cat on a leash and let Mittens read the articles with you so you’ll get his opinion as well.
JANUARY 2nd – Pet Travel Safety Day. -  This is an excellent article ... Read more

Published: 01/05/19

December – A Busy Month for Cat Owners!

December is now officially – Cat Lover’s Month!  Check out the how’s and why’s:
Tis’ the season for lots of happening things to take place in our homes.  Here are 5 of the biggest Holiday Freak-outs for your Felines:
Decorations, Holiday Parties, boxes & wrappings, rich foods, a... Read more

Published: 12/01/18

November Has LOTS of Cat Stuff Going On…

November is Adopt a Senior Cat Month (ASPCA) and Pet Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Month.  Okay the last two are important but not much fun.  Let’s do fun cat stuff in November.
November 1st is all Saints Day – did you know there was one Saint who has the honorable title of The Patron Saint of Cats and Cat Lovers (that’s us).  Show your love for St. Gertrude of Niv... Read more

Published: 10/31/18

October Lots of Cat Celebrations and Halloween

National Animal Safety and Protection Month AND National Pet (Cat) Wellness Month
Many organizations are working toward animal safety, protection, and wellness.  This is their month to shine.  Help them do their jobs by making a donation, or two, to your favorite cat charities or rescues.
Take October 12th – it’s National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. I don’t think they e... Read more

Published: 09/30/18

September Is Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month is dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long.  The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released a list of the top 10 ways cat owners can keep their pets happy:

Visit the veterinarian. This won’t make Fluffy happy but it' needs to... Read more

Published: 08/31/18

The Dog Days of Summer – What About Cats?

In the summer, Sirius, the dog star, rises and sets with the sun.  The ancients named this period of time, dog days after the dog star. Today, dog days occur during the period between July 3 and August 11. Okay, so maybe cats shouldn’t be connected to hot and muggy stretches of weather.
So other than hot and humid weather, August is usually a pretty uneventful month.  There are no ... Read more

Published: 07/31/18

Pet Friendly Shelters in Your Area

July’s news if for Cat Pet Sitters and Cat owners alike.  I live in Florida, so July is a Hurricane Month for sure.  The county that I live in, Hillsborough County, has a total of 4 hurricane pet shelters.  We now have a shelter in each county quadrant.  Even though hurricanes may not be your state’s summer adventure, you should still know where your pet friendly she... Read more

Published: 06/30/18

June Is All About Adopting a Cat – Purrfect…

American Humane's Adopt-a-Cat Month® - Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or ... Read more

Published: 05/31/18