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They’re usually relegated to groomsmen and prom dates, but there’s probably a tuxedo in your room or on your friend’s couch right now. Yes, we’re talking about the best-suited felines, tuxedo cats. Famous tuxies include Felix and Sylvester the Cat. There was at least one tuxedo First Cat, President Clinton’s family cat, Socks. Dr. Seuss’ The
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Cats. So cuddly and sweet, soft and furry, pleasant to touch and caress. Cats are at their cutest, it seems, when they are sleeping, whether they’re all curled up in a ball or lying happily on their backs enjoying a sun spot. Who could resist reaching down to give that exposed belly a rub or
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Ever wondered: Why do cats knead? Why does your cat stomp on her favorite bed or blanket (or your leg or chest) with her front paws, as though making dough for biscuits? Ever wondered why cat kneading seems to make her high, intoxicated with sweet memories of springtime and youth? Here are five cool things about cat
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Tabby cats (a.k.a. “tabbies”) possess a distinctive coat. It may seem like they are a breed unto themselves, but tabbies are not a breed. The term “tabby” refers to their striped fur pattern. Many tabby cats have the trademark “M” created by the stripes on the tabby’s forehead. Tabby kittens can get their fur patterns
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With Thanksgiving upon us, I decided to see if my cat, Stella, was capable of experiencing gratitude. (Hmmm, I could be here all day …) Hey Stella, with Thanksgiving around the corner, I was wondering if you’re thankful for anything?I hope not. What should I be thankful for?Plenty of things. Me, for instance.You know I’m
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Let’s help find forever homes for rescue cats who need special help like Emma. Please share her story in hopes of finding her the perfect forever home and human. Rescue cat Emma’s story Emma’s owner died, and a family member surrendered her to OC Animal Care in Tustin, California. This sweet 10-year-old girl has been
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends in November? Here are some fun November 2019 cat events. Check out the November/December 2019 issue of Catster magazine for lots of information about rescue. For more cat fun, events, obsessions and products, check out the latest issue of Catster magazine – at newsstands now or
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For me, Halloween is more about the decorating than it is about dressing up. My cats feel the same way. While I occasionally make them wear silly witch hats (which usually lasts for about 2 minutes – just enough time for a quick photo), I would never make them wear an actual costume. Well, that’s
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Learning how to speak cat is not simply a parlor trick you can perform to amuse your dinner guests. It’s an important part of training your cat and reinforcing your bond with her. Teaching your cat simple commands like “DOWN” and “NO!” will make her a better pet, while words like “Treats!” and “Dinner!” will
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Cats may be a major Halloween symbol, but there are some parts of this holiday that just don’t mix with our feline friends. Being aware of the potential Halloween dangers for cats will help kitty parents celebrate this holiday with peace of mind. What Halloween candies are toxic to cats? Which Halloween candies are toxic
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It’s common to talk about tabbies as if they represent a cat breed. But they don’t. In fact, the word tabby denotes a coat pattern. And they don’t represent just one breed; the pattern is common to many breeds. The origin of the word tabby has an uncertain history. Some claim the name is associated
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What could former president of the United States Ronald Reagan and actress Lea Michele possibly have in common? They both added stray tortoiseshell cats to their families! President Reagan kept his two tortoiseshell cats, Cleo and Sara, at his California vacation ranch. It’s reported that Michele found her tortoiseshell cat, Sheila, on a Paramount studio
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About a week into our kitten Norton’s life at our house, we noticed that he was suckling himself, using one of his own nipples. He’d go at it in a really focused way, and knead his paws at the same time, purring loudly. Having no experience with this, we took him to the vet, who
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People are obsessed with the idea of cats, and other pets, going to work. We’re not talking about Mittens heading to a financial firm, but more doing a job other than being cute and begging for treats. Working cats are popular on social media, from the pages of CatsWithJobs on Reddit, and Instagram accounts like
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Cats are cute, and they make our lives better by just being there for us. It is our responsibility to take care of them and bestow all our love upon them. Unfortunately, even after proper care, these feline friends can fall ill to numerous diseases. One such disease that affects cats commonly is intestinal worms.
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Everyone knows that cats are wonderfully self-sufficient creatures. Left to their own devices in a safe environment, your favorite feline will happily snooze, snack and nap her way through the day, complete with partaking in self-care grooming sessions when needed. But that doesn’t mean our kitty pals don’t need a little extra human assistance in
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Morris and Garfield are just a few of the iconic orange tabby cats that are part of our culture’s collective cat consciousness. It’s not hard to know why. Their big, bold and brightly colored coats is one reason. But, as anyone who’s lived with an orange tabby cat can attest, it’s really their personalities that
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What’s up with all these wacky superstitions surrounding cats? Cats everywhere can’t believe the nonsense! We thought it’d be only fair for us cats to chime in on the subject. 1. Black cats are bad luck Let’s just start out with the elephant in the room, folks. Black cats are bad luck? Who decided this,
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Social media is obsessed with cats and so are we! Funny cat videos and memes are trending everywhere on the internet. Given their quirky personality and adorable face, you can’t help but fall in love with cats. It’s said that you can’t gain fame overnight; well, now you can with the power of the internet!  
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