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  • In Memory of Buckley

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    Thursday November 27th, 2014 at 09:10 PM

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    Six years ago, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Buckley passed away after a long illness. For all those years, Ive always commemorated her anniversary on the Friday after Thanksgiving, regardless of the actual date. This year, the anniversary falls on the actual date, November 28, and somehow, even though its been six years, this confluence makes this anniversary more poignant for me.

    Thanksgiving will always be associated with Buckley for me and not just because Thanksgiving Day 2008 was...

  • Catsong by T.J. Banks: Updated With More Stories

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday November 27th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Catsong, a 2007 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award winner, is back with more stories, more poetry, and more what else? cats. This charming and delightful collection of stories about special cats and the impact they had on the authors life celebrates the immense love, joy and comfort they have brought, each in his or her own individual and special way.

    From Alexander, the Czar-cat who befriended a childto Keisha, the blue tortie who was a natural-born healerto Phoenix, the Ruddy Abyssinian who...

  • Cat Print Scarf Winners

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday November 26th, 2014 at 09:43 AM

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    Congratulations, Markella Vavaka, Stephanie B. and sepo! You are the winners of a Cat Print Scarf from Triple T Studios!

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    *Winners were selected by random drawing. Winners need to provide a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours of receipt of notification e-mail. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen.

    The post Cat Print Scarf Winners appeared first on The Conscious Cat.

  • Custom Cat Portraits by Michelle Wolff

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday November 25th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    I had been admiring Michelle Wolffs cat drawings and paintings for quite some time. Six months ago, I received a lovely email from Michelle, thanking me for including her in an article I wrote for Answers.com, titled 5 Cat Artists to Watch in 2014. Michelle offered to draw Allegra and Ruby as a thank you. Needless to say, I said yes!

    I sent Michelle a selection of photos. I love the two she chose, theyre two of my favorite photos of the girls.

    Michelles drawings are absolutely beautiful. She...

  • Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday November 25th, 2014 at 05:46 AM

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    Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

    Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The...

  • Animal Tales: Create an Illustrated Storybook Featuring Your Cat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Animal Tales is one of the most fun apps Ive come across. Created by the same folks who brought you the successful ResQWalk, this free IOS app allows you to create custom story books featuring your cats. The storybooks can be created and shared for free, or printed for $12 with 20% of proceeds going to animal rescue.

    Our vision with Animal Tales was to create a unique, easy to use product for animal lovers to have fun with, said Animal Tales Founder Bailey Schroeder. I got to try the app and...

  • Reducing Stress for Cats in a Boarding Facility

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday November 23rd, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Cats have a reputation for being independent, which often leads people to believe that theyll do just fine on their own when their guardians have to go away for a few days. As long as someone comes in and leaves fresh food and water, thats all they need, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. Accidents happen. Cats could stop eating while their guardians are away, or become ill. Cats need more than just food and water to thrive they need human interaction, and a chance to play.

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  • Giveaway: Cat Print Scarf from The Tiniest Tiger, and Free Shipping Offer!

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    We have a lovely giveaway for you this week, brought to you by our friends at The Tiniest Tiger and Triple T Studios.

    These beautiful scarves, as modeled by Annie above and Eddie below, are sure to please any cat lover. The subtle design does not scream crazy cat lady but complements the feline finesse of The Tiniest Tiger handbags. The scarf is made of chiffon for a soft and light weight feel and is available in black, beige or light pink. At only $9.99, these scarves are a bargain, and they...

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