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Welcome to Crazy for Kitties and Cats!

Kitty Star of the Week

Snowball lives with her people family and her cat brother, Hairball.

She loves to lap sit. If she spies an open lap, she's there in a second. She also enjoys a short shoulder ride, and she will lay across her human's shoulders like a warm, soft shawl.

Enjoy all the Previous Stars of the Week. Some of them were noted as being very affectionate cats!

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From the CrazyForKitties mailbox:

Homer the beloved Blind Wonder Cat was perhaps the Internet’s first celebre-cat. Now the late Homer’s mom Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author of Homer’s Odyssey, is back with more hilarious and heartwarming tales about Homer and the rest of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family.

Cooper has two new books hitting the shelves in November, just a week after National Cat Day on October 29 and right in time for the holiday gift giving season. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Homer and the Holiday Miracle: A True Story: The perfect stocking-stuffer for any cat lover, this gift book will leave you filled the true spirit of the season. Only two weeks before Christmas, with doctors decreeing that Homer didn’t have much time—that he wouldn’t even make it to Christmas Eve—Homer showed everyone that he still had one more miracle left in him. The heroic blind cat proved again, once and for all, that hope and love aren’t things you see with your eyes. You see them with your heart.
My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines: Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this collection of eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen’s devoted readership has come to know and love. An adorable, five-week-old rescue kitten slowly learns to trust the woman who saved her. An obsessive cat teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning and night from his hapless mom—whether she’s working, sleeping, eating, bathing, or trying to enjoy some “alone time” with her husband. And Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in a new story about life and love after worldwide fame.

Some of the stories from My Life in a Cat House (plus many more) are also available in the "Curl Up with a Cat Tale" short story subscription series. You can learn more at gwencooper.com/cattales.


Raphaella Bilski and cats

Raphaella Bilski has written a book in which she invites us to Discover the World of the Street Cat:

For 14 years I cared for a community of street cats that lived in my garden in Jerusalem. This book is their story. "My Street Cats" provides a rare look into the lives of these cats not only as individuals, each with a distinctive personality, but also as members of a community. And therein lies its uniqueness.

As a rule street cats do not form communities. Instead, they live as individuals within a specific territory, with little interaction between individual cats except during mating season or in rare cases of feline friendship. What happened in my garden was unintentional. By starting a feeding station, I inadvertently created a community of cats that spanned several generations at a time when TNR programs were uncommon in Israel.

As we read of the social life of street cats we encounter their hierarchies and leaders, extraordinary displays of courage and friendship, different forms of motherhood, including joint motherhood, compassion towards the sick and dying, cats teaching one another, and much more. No other book offers such a long-term and in-depth exploration of the lives of street cats in a communal context.

The book also examines the complex interplay between the world of the street cat and our own human world. People often see street cats as a nuisance, at best to be ignored. Throughout the years I have formed deep bonds with individual cats. In this book, I try to convey the special nature and depth of these relationships, showing that the street cat can be a warm and loyal friend if treated correctly.

And this is really why I wrote this book. I want to change people’s attitudes towards street cats, raising compassion for an animal that is either hated or overlooked. I also hope that the book will help people connect with others who care for street cats, ask questions, share experiences, and so raise awareness of the plight and beauty of these amazing animals, living all around us.

"My Street Cats" is available at your local Amazon shop, Barnes & Noble, or here: http://www.amazon.com/My-Street-Cats-Personalities-Behavior/dp/1888820721.

And you can read an excerpt -- Grayush: the Pavarotti of Cats.

All profits from the sale of "My Street Cats" go towards the continued care & Trap-Neuter-Return of Jerusalem's cats.

Dr. Raphaella Bilski is a political scientist, teacher, writer, & previous adviser to three of Israel's Prime Ministers. But mostly she’s an animal lover, with a passion for street cats. You can see Raphella talk about her book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQEzhUsdQwc.


Elizabeth Ellis is a painter who is painting an 8x10 inch watercolor of an adoptable animal in a shelter each week in 2015. At the beginning of 2016, she will have an exhibition of the 52 paintings at the Dreaming Tree Galleries in Grove City, Ohio. After the exhibition, she will mail the original paintings to the shelter where the animal is still living, or hopefully, to the family that has adopted the animal.

She is calling it the "Year of 52 Rescues" and will be blogging and tweeting the whole process. She is starting near where she lives, in Ohio, but will include shelters in other parts of the United States. You can see her work at Elizabeth Ellis Art and Elizabeth Paints on Facebook.


Baby, who is a frequent guest, likes to sleep on her back -- and snore. See the video.

Shower catCrazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!
Singing in the Rain -- Or in the Shower?...[More...]

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Baby (the cat) and Tink (the dog) have an interesting relationship...

Tink biting
Tink tries fierce

Tink innocent
Tink tries innocence

Tink open mouth
Tink thinks maybe another bite attempt...

Tink biting too
Tink tries bite action number two

Tink snuggling; Baby face
Tink tries nice -- Baby is not impressed

Baby and Tink closeup
Aren't we just the cutest? Baby bides her time...

Baby swats at Tink
Baby makes her move!

Tink eyes Baby
Tink says, "Hey!"

Friends again -- sort of
Friends again -- sort of


new T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Cat Lovers

Adopt a Cat Women's T-Shirt

Adopt a Cat Women's T-Shirt

Adopt a Cat. Whimsical dog and cat rescue folk art from the Blessing Art Series. S. Fernleaf and Nearholy Studio. Copyright 2005. Celebrate furry blessings!



Or Browse -- the Buy button will let you look at different colors and products

More shirts here...

Plus some cat-themed stickers, ornaments, and keepsake boxes


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A visit from Kramer (January 2003):

cat picture
I like it up here
Copyright 2002, Gregory Euloth


Some cat facts...

  • "Stumpy" refers to a Manx cat having a stump of a tail.
  • Cats can "taste" smells because they have a well develped vomeronasal organ below their nasal cavity.
  • "Cat Fancy" is a term that refers to pedigree cats and their breeding, and to cat clubs and societies.
  • A cat at rest has a heart rate of between 100 and 140 beats per minute.
  • "Cat" in Yupik (an Eskimo language) is "kuskaq."
  • Do not feed your cat people-food or dog-food. A cat's dietary needs are very different from humans and dogs.
  • Change your cat's food only gradually by mixing the new food into the current food in small quantities at first. Abrupt changes can cause diarrhea.
  • A cat's stomach normally holds 12 fluid ounces (350 milliliters).


Parts of a boat named for a cat: cat back, cat beam, cat boat, catfall, catharpin, cathead, cathole, cat hook, cat rig, and catwalk.

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The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter. No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by visiting PetFinder.com.

Please consider donating to help animals (and their humans) affected by recent disasters. There are many good organizations, but here are two:

ASPCA -- 1-800-628-0028
Humane Society of the United States -- 1-866-720-2676


What is "TNR"? It stands for "trap-neuter-return" and is a humane way to control feral (wild) cat populations. Alley Cat Allies is an organization that promotes TNR. For more information, visit their website.

For information about foods to avoid, please see this article by the ASPCA: People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets.
Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-426-4435


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