National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

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National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month Written by Town Cats This year has surprised us all! From the uncertainty all around us to our loved ones' safety, this year has been challenging for all of us in some form. However, as we move forward together, we arrive at the most selfless time of November. This month, most of us think back to what or who we appreciate in our lives the most. In conjunction with National Adopt-A-Senior Month, we would love to take the time to talk about Town Cats' senior population and how we work to socialize them and match them to their forever homes!  Our beautiful Ginger is a Siamese / Mix female senior of eleven years and five months. This queen is a caramel mocha royalty who has come a…
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Sheet Day – Time To Play!

Sheet Day – Time To Play!

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Sheet Day - Time To Play! By C. M. Saracco Sometimes, I wonder why it takes me so long to make the bed on Saturdays.  But one look at Little Lizzie, our 3-year-old rescue cat, and I have my answer. You see, Saturday is “sheet day” in our house — the day I change the bedsheets.  It’s also the day Lizzie likes to exercise her predatory instincts. As soon as I strip the bed, she jumps on it, wide-eyed and enthusiastic.  She braces herself for the unfurling of the fitted sheet, attacking each corner as I attempt to tuck it around the mattress. This can take several minutes, as adjusting the sheet with a 12-pound cat running across it is no quick task. Next, I slip the pillows into their…
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Let’s Get Your Kittens Adopted!

Let’s Get Your Kittens Adopted!

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Let's Get Your Kittens Adopted! Written By Jose Parra & Rena Henderson Good day cat lovers! It’s a great time to be fostering kittens and cats due to our prolonged-time indoors. Some of you have already been fostering cats and have had a lot of success adopting out your foster kitties. As you know, the number of cats needing homes can sometimes seem endless!  So, here are a few tips that might help even more kittens and cats find their forever homes. Let’s get to it! First, let’s make sure that our foster cats are healthy and ready to be adopted. Are your foster cats feeling ill or under the weather? It is good to differentiate between a kitty cold and a more serious underlying condition that could require more…
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Cats and Classical Music

Cats and Classical Music

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Cats and Classical Music by Giselle Stancic As a cat adopter and classical musician, I’ve long been intrigued by the influence of our feline friends on composers and their music. Cats hold a special place in keyboard, vocal, orchestral, and contemporary music.  Going back in history, one of the earliest cat-inspired compositions was Domenico Scarlatti’s “Cat’s Fugue” from 1739. As the story goes, the composer’s cat wrote the melody as she walked across the harpsichord keyboard. Here’s a piano version. Can you hear the kitty on the keys? Moving into the 19th century, Gioachino Rossini’s “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” consists of one word —   you guessed it —  “meow.” Check out this performance by opera sopranos Kiri Te Kanawa and Norma Burrows, complete with a little playful purring. …
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How To Be A Proactive Eco-Friendly Cat Owner

How To Be A Proactive Eco-Friendly Cat Owner

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Vet's Corner
How To Be A Proactive Eco-Friendly Cat Owner By Anna Huerta Some people easily live an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Others may be too overwhelmed even to try, perhaps fearing the high costs or overthinking the effort required. Besides that, people might not even be considering how their pets could add to their household’s environmental impact. However, some simple swaps in your own pet’s, specifically cat’s, lifestyle could help reduce your total carbon footprint. Starting with food, it’s essential to select brands that require fewer resources during the production process, like valuable areas of land or large amounts of water. Some environmentally friendly options include foods made from organic ingredients from companies like Open Farm, Lily’s Kitchen, and ZiwiPeak. It’s also important to check if most of the cat food you buy…
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How Are The Wildfires Affecting My Cat?

How Are The Wildfires Affecting My Cat?

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How Are The Wildfires Affecting My Cat? Written by Sela Garza If you live in California at the moment and own a cat, you might be wondering how the wildfires are affecting cats and what we can do to keep them safe. Smoke and low air quality can affect your cat just as they affect humans. It’s easier to keep indoor cats safe from harm, but we can protect our outdoor cats, too, by limiting the amount of time they spend outside. It will be an adjustment for them—and probably for you—but it will be worth it when you see them emerge from the house happy and healthy! As in humans, smoke can irritate your pet’s respiratory tract, which can lead to labored breathing and coughing. Needless to say, they cannot…
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