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The Cat Who Learned to Look Out Windows

Sometimes it takes years with a cat to fully figure out their personality, or underlying oddities about their personality. In the case of Keiran, our (suspected) Turkish Van cat, I now have some hypotheses about why he is the way he is. We rescued Keiran in 2007 by the side of our house, on a [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|cat care, cat welfare, Life with cats|

Book Review: Purr Prints of the Heart, by Deborah Barnes

Those of us who are fortunate to share a life with loved animal companions know that there comes a time when we have to say goodbye to these loved ones. Generally, we outlive them. This subject is covered in Deborah Barnes' Purr Prints of the Heart: A Cat's Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond.   [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Author, book review, cat care, cat welfare, creative writing|

Up at Catster.com: Cat Bloggers Talk: Does Writing About Cats “Overexpose” You?

As an author and a cat blogger, I am very intrigued with the line between what we give to the world and what remains private. I'm a pretty private person, myself, though I'm sure my personality leaks through in my writing and blogging. Cats are, for us in the cat world, very personal, and a [...]

Zorro’s Rescue Story to be Part of Rescued, Volume Two

My Rama was one of 12 cats who told their compelling stories of rescue in the award-winning Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. FitCat Publishing is publishing Rescued Volume II, which will be live (print and e-book) in January 2017. Last week, Zorro and I learned that Zorro's story of rescue will [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: Rama Teaches Mama

Rama here! I'm doing just great! I'm pretty much back to normal now, running up and down stairs, even jumping! Still, Mama sometimes needs to be reminded of the nuances of healing. It doesn't happen all at once, you know! Just a few days ago, I thought Mama was going to have a sad-attack, just [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday — Rama Goes Back to the Vet

  Rama: Mama, are we going to take a long car ride? Cat: Yes, my handsome boy! Rama: Well, that's okay, because I will get YOU all to MYSELF for the whole day! I don't even mind riding in a car! Cat: I feel the same way! It will be a love fest! Rama: Love [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|Author, blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life with cats|

Mindful Cat Monday — Gratitude; Rama; Life Stuff

I am feeling immensely grateful today. Not sure why, but I'll take it. It probably helps that the weather has been amazing. I love love love fall. Even though it's very warm, and I would actually call this pre-fall, I love this time of year. All things are coming up that I love: garden harvest, [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life, Writing|

Mindful Cat Monday — Rama Update

I taught yoga this morning and I stumped myself trying to explain Rama to someone who was asking about him and his recovery. Rama is kind of a complicated cat, and yet he's not. Sometimes he swaggers around like a sexy sultan, and sometimes he acts like an insecure little boy. Sometimes he loves me [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Rama is Home!!

In a whirlwind couple of days last week, my cat Rama (who has had recurring low grade (Stage 1) neurofibrosarcomas for years) was referred to a veterinary oncologist. We made a three hour trip through Maine and ended up minutes from the ocean, though we never got to see it. At the specialty veterinary clinic, [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|cat behavior, cat care, cat welfare, Catherine Holm Author|

Wicked Good Wednesday: I’m the Manager!

Chester: What is it about me? I do mean business -- don't let my quiet way deceive you!                     Cat: I don't know, Chester. What is it?   Chester: Is it my cool demeanor?   Cat: Probably.   Chester: Is it the fact that [...]