Me : Hi, Patrick.
Patrick: Hi, Mommy! I missed you! Did you have fun at the cat show? I smell other cats on you, but its okay because you came home to me! Did everyone like the lunches? Did you tell them I helped? Cuz I helped, right, Mommy? I helped bunches …
Me: Yes, my love—I couldn’t have done it without you and I did have a lovely time and your Gammy Beth sends her love, but I have something important to talk to you about.
Patrick: I LOVES my Gammy Beth. Was Gammy Martha there?
Me: No, not this time, sweetie. Sit down, okay—we need to talk. I have some sad news.
Patrick: I don’t like sad.
Me: I know, sweetie, but it’s important.
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Up Close And Purr-sonal
While cat people can seem to be just about the cats, they’re almost always about other things, too. In the case of Sibyl Zaden, that’s actually a LOT of other things: the arts, politics, academia, marathons, triathlons, and more.
Help! My Cat Is Stuck In A Tree!
It happens in an instant. Your door is open a split second too long, and your indoor-only cat is outside and up a tree—way up a tree, beyond reach of most ladders. You hear the piteous cries from above. Now what?
Why Pet Insurance Belongs in Your Kitten Kit
Most of us send our kittens off to their new homes accompanied by a packet of information: food samples, toys, vet records and lots more essentials and goodies. We want our kittens to get off on the right foot! Unfortunately, with the rapidly increasing cost of vet care, there are sure to be unforeseen expenses as the kitten matures, and very few of us educate new owners on how to manage the risk of major vet bills down the road.
What You Don't Know About Burmese
The Chatty Cathy of Cats … Burmese, Please!!!
Patrick Learns of a Sweet Girl's Passing in this 'Life With Patrick' Crossover
Lucille a reminiscence of GC, GPD, NW McPride Lucille Ball of Jaspurrcats, owned by Beth Feiniger
New Rules for Flying with Pets
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transport of services animals by air.5 One of the main revisions to the act was airlines would no longer to be required to treat emotional support animals (ESAs) as service animals. Airlines are required to allow service animals to fly in the cabin free of charge with their owners. Prior to this ruling, pets that the traveler needed to provide them with emotional support had been able to fly for no charge. The only documentation a traveler was required to produce was a letter from a licensed mental health professional that the traveler had some sort of emotional disability that required them to travel with a pet.
If Fluffy Can't Brush The Dental Health Challenge
Part of our everyday grooming routine is oral hygiene; we know we should brush and floss our teeth twice a day, and according to dental hygienists, for two minutes at each brushing. But consider the cat. Unless it became accustomed to a tooth brushing regimen during kittenhood, tending to an adult cat’s teeth may be difficult at best or impossible at worst, compared to “pulling teeth” if our readers will pardon the pun.
Names. Oh, what an important choice in the life of cat! It is how a cat will be known in the show rings and in daily life. A name can alternate between words of delight or new forms of cursing. Each name tells a story and this is the story of GC RW Starbourne Three Ring Circus, aka Ellie
CFA Breeder Publishes New Book About Siberians
A new breed book, The Siberian Cat, written by long-term CFA breeder Alice Wright, was released via Amazon, in paperback and Kindle formats on May 26, 2021. The book is a comprehensive history of the breed, providing extensive details of how the Siberian cat has traveled and expanded its conquest into hearts and families all over the world.
A Short Tale From a Short Season
Most of us have had that special cat—a heart cat with whom we had a deep connection. It may have been one we had as a child, or one that saw us through a troubled time, or one with whom we bonded as we exhibited at cat shows. Whether the cat found us or we sought it out, the connections cannot be denied. These are the stories of some of those special cats and what they meant to us.
MCDREAMY: A NIGHTMARE!
A NEW BOOK REVEALS THAT PATRICK DEMPSEY'S BAD BEHAVIOR LED TO THE DEATH' OF THE GREY'S ANATOMY FAN FAVORITE.
34 YEARS ON FROM ITS ORIGINAL 55, LAGOON SHOWS HOW MUCH CATAMARAN DESIGN HAS EVOLVED TOWARDS LOFT LIVING WITH A SEA VIEW FROM THE TERRACE. FRANÇOIS TREGOUET REPORTS
Not a Safe Space
Sanctuary City is an undocumented immigration story that takes a sharp turn.
A new book on Duran Duran’s Rio album highlights the role of bassist John Taylor, a hero in our community. Author Annie Zaleski digs deep into the pleasure groove
The Rescue of Portland's FIREHOUSE 17
IN WHAT BECAME THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME, THE REHABILITATION OF A 1912 FIREHOUSE IS ADAPTIVE REUSE WITH HEART AND SOUL. DECOMMISSIONED IN 1968, ALLOWED TO DETERIORATE AND LATER REMODELED, THE OLD FIREHOUSE HAD BEEN BUILT DURING THE DAYS OF HORSE-DRAWN ENGINES. THE PROJECT WAS SPEARHEADED BY RESTORAT ION CONSULTANT KARLA PEARLSTEIN, IN PORTLAND, OREGON. SHE NOW CALLS THE FIREHOUSE HOME.
Putting the pieces together
Analyzing the 53-man roster
ZIP-LINING ZAPS DUFFY'S ZEST!
Peppy Purl pushes him to the limit
WEEK 2: GIANTS AT WFT
Primetime divisional showdown in DC
Wild blueberry pie and muffin baking contest
Enter Saturday before noon, judging 1 p.m., Exhibition Hall
Snow's Cove Road reopens to traffic
Fishway passage restored