The Most Amazing Cat Blogs

Obviously, we think that our blog is the best one, but if you are interested in reading some light-hearted fun blogs, or finding answers to some specific questions that are not covered in our blog, we have compiled our top 10 most interesting and informative blogs for you:

#1 The Catnip Times
www.thecatniptimes.com

This website offers posts on a variety of specific issues, such as fire safety for cats and how to care for a blind cat, and features a Cat Café Directory. Also, they offer a great service called Petfolio, which helps to contact your nominated kitty guardians should something happen to you so that they can rescue your kitty.

#2 Little Big Cat
www.littlebigcat.com

This is not the best-looking website, but the content is really great because it focusses on holistic cat health, nutrition, and behavior and covers less-common topics like cat supplements, indoor air pollution, and homeopathic remedies.

#3 Kitten Care Webinars
www.kittenlady.org/webinar

This website is a must for all first-time kitty parents as it offers a fantastic range of webinars on how to raise a happy and healthy kitty. The four webinars cover everything from feeding to caring for a rescued feral kitten.

#4 Chirpy Cats
www.chirpycats.com

This website is one of our favorites, because it offers hands-on advice and guidance for many fantastic DIY projects – including how to make a cat bridge, a cat puzzle, and a grass pond for your kitty! We love it!

#5 Your Cat Magazine
www.yourcat.co.uk/cat-advice/

The magazine’s website has a really helpful Cat Advice section that offers tips on cat-friendly gardens, cat health and diet for different stages of your cat’s life from kitten to senior, and cat training, and cat adoption.

#6 Katzenworld
www.katzenworld.co.uk

This blog offers advice on how to keep your kitty safe by using cat-proof cleaning supplies, how to update your cat’s microchip details, and how to care for a senior cat. And it features product reviews to help you buy the best for your kitty!

#7 Feline Solutions
www.felinebehaviorsolutions.com/blog/

This website has a very good collection of articles, and the reason why we picked it is that it has many great suggestions on how to enrich your cat’s life through play and how to build your cat’s trust and use positive reinforcement to bond with your kitty.

#8 The Fluffy Kitty
www.thefluffykitty.com

This is an amazing resource for any cat lover – the blog posts on the website range from sustainable and eco-friendly gifts for cats to how to make homemade cat urine cleaner and how to treat cat dandruff.

#9 Living With Loulou
www.livingwithloulou.com

Loulou is a cute French cat who posts almost daily, sharing his life with his fans. As a French cat, it is unsurprising that Loulou also cooks (and willingly shares his recipes) and paints. Such a talented cat!

#10 Jackson Galaxy’s YouTube Blog
www.youtube.com/JacksonGalaxy/videos

This is Jackson Galaxy’s YouTube channel, where Jackson offers hundreds of super helpful videos that will help you to make your kitty’s life super amazing. We literally can’t think of any topic that’s not been covered by Jackson yet, and you can also reach out to him with your questions!

We are soooooo tired from typing now – it’s not easy using our fluffy paws to communicate with you! We are off to let our humans know that it’s dinner time now, and then we will be watching our Backyard TV! A purrrrrfect evening!

It is amazing how many humans are not aware that many indoor and outdoor plants and foods that are harmless to them can poison their most important family members. A friend of ours, a fellow orange tabby, nearly died after his human let him chew on a lily in their garden, and another friend, a cute dachshund, had to be taken to the vet after he tried to clean his teeth by chewing some walnuts after playing with them. We checked with our vet, and here is the “don’t let your beloved pet chew on this stuff list” for you:

A Smart Kitty Should Never Eat:

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Apricot, peach, or cherry pits
  • Chives
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Apple seeds
  • Raw eggs
  • Persimmons
  • Potato leaves or stems
  • Tomato leaves or stems
  • Mushrooms
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Citrus oil extracts
  • Fish, poultry, or meat bones
  • Chocolate
  • Yeast dough
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Dog food
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Canned tuna (for human consumption)
  • Tobacco
  • Aloe plant
  • Azaleas
  • Amaryllis
  • Lilies
  • Daffodils
  • Ivy
  • Mistletoe
  • Sago palms

A Clever Dog Should Always Stay Away From:

  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Salt
  • Walnuts
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Tea and coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mustard seeds
  • Yeast dough
  • Potato, tomato, and rhubarb leaves and stems
  • Candy and chocolate
  • Apple seeds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Sugar-free foods that contain Xylitol
  • Apricot, cherry, and peach pits
  • Mushrooms
  • Asparagus fern
  • Aloe vera
  • Amaryllis
  • Azaleas
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Lilies
  • Foxgloves
  • Hemlock
  • Hydrangea
  • Ivy
  • Oak
  • Lily of the valley
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulips
  • Sweet pea
  • Wisteria

Purrrr purrrr purrrr stay safe friends! Yourrrrr Simba & Shasta

Famous Cats and Dogs

We are very happy that their posts seem to be getting a lot of interest, so we decided to compile a list of 18 famous dogs and cats to demonstrate their valuable contributions to society, and to show that humans who love cats and dogs are super cool! Woof woof meow meow have a barking amazing day!

FACT #1

Florence Nightingale, Pope Paul II, Mark Twain, and the Brontë sisters owned and loved cats.

FACT #2

In 1957, Laika became the first dog in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. JFK’s terrier, Charlie, fathered 4 puppies with Laika’s daughter.

FACT #3

The iconic Algonquin Hotel in midtown Manhattan employs a much-adored lobby cat named Hamlet. He’s one of a dozen rescue felines that have lived in the hotel since the early 1920s.

FACT #4

If you are a Star Wars fan, you will be excited to know that George Lucas modeled the Ewoks after his family dog!

FACT #5

Abraham Lincoln was absolutely crazy about cats – he had four cats who lived in the White House with him.

FACT #6

Franklin Roosevelt spent $15,000 for a destroyer to pick up his Scottish Terrier Fala in the Aleutian Islands when his beloved pooch had been accidentally left on one of the islands.

FACT #7

A rich British antiques dealer named Ben Rea loved his cat Blackie so much that when he died in 1988, he left most of his estate, worth $13 million, to the lucky kitty. And in 2011, Maria Assunta from Rome, Italy left her entire $13 million fortune to her rescue cat Tomasso.

Tomasso

FACT #8

Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, famously ripped a French Ambassador Jules Jusserand’s pants off when he visited the White House.

FACT #9

President Bill Clinton’s cat, Socks, was a media darling during the Clinton administration and was said to receive more letters than the President himself. A video game called Socks the Cat, featuring the First Feline was released in 2018.

FACT #10

Walt Disney’s family dog named Sunnee was the inspiration behind Lady and the Tramp.

FACT #11

An orange tabby cat called Stubbs was the mayor of Talkeetna, a small town in Alaska for 20 years! Although he didn’t hold any legislative power, locals and tourists alike loved him.

FACT #12

Revolutionary War soldiers sometimes brought their dogs with them into battle – including George Washington who was a passionate dog breeder, and brought his favorite dog Sweet Lips with him.

FACT #13

In 1963 Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat’ was the first and only cat to go to space as part of the French space program.

FACT #14

In the 11th century, a dog named Saurr was appointed king of Norway, and for 3 years he was treated regally, with a collar of gold, courtiers, a throne, and a mansion.

FACT #15

Isaac Newton invented the cat flap! When he was working on his experiments at the University of Cambridge, he was constantly interrupted by his cats scratching at the door. So he called the Cambridge carpenter to saw two holes in the door, one for the mother cat and one for her kittens! Apparently these holes can still be seen at the university today.

FACT #16

The most successful search and rescue dog was a St. Bernard named Barry who worked as a mountain rescue dog in Switzerland and Italy. Barry saved around 40 people in his 12 years of service and was proclaimed Swiss National Hero.

FACT #17

It’s official, cats can inspire poets! The musical Cats is based on a collection of T.S. Eliot poems called Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

FACT #18

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s love for Toto is what puts the entire film into motion.

Woof woof! We collaborated with Tiffany (our cute Maltese dog cousin from Italy) to put together a list of fun facts about dogs that she found online and would like to share with you to make your heart smile:

Top 15 Facts Make Us Admire Our Dogs:

  1. The famous puppy dog eyes are not a sign of guilt but fear – when people berate their dogs, the pooches may look ashamed but don’t really feel guilty as they don’t experience the emotion of guilt.

  2. Paul McCartney added a high-pitch frequency that only dogs can hear to the end of the Beatles song A Day in the Life.

  3. Not many people know that three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.

  4. An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will.

  5. Dogs are as intelligent as a two-year-old child – they can understand up to 250 words and gestures and even perform simple mathematical calculations.

  6. About 70% of people who own a dog sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards.

  7. Dogs are just as likely to suffer from jealousy as humans. Scientists in California found that most dogs were indifferent when their owners ignored them until the owners showered their attention on a stuffed dog. Then their behavior changed dramatically, and dogs started snapping and snarling.

  8. Nearly half – 45% – of all US dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.

  9. Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull that closes with age.

  10. 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away.

  11. Dogs are among a very small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward.

  12. A recent study showed that 66% of men and women would not date someone who didn’t like pets.

  13. Spiked collars were originally used and popularized in ancient Greece to protect dogs’ throats from wolf attacks.

  14. In ancient China, people kept warm by putting dogs up their sleeves.

  15. There are many smartphone applications that facilitate dog dating.

Meow! This is our first post, and it is so exciting to be sharing our thoughts with someone who really understands us.  We are always amazed how our humans react when they find out new cool facts about us, and to make their week a little bit better – enjoy and have a purrrrtastic week!

Top 15 Facts That Make Cats Super Special:

  1. A female cat is called a queen, a male cat is referred to as a tom, whereas a group of kittens is called a kindle.
  2. A cat has the ability to rotate their ears 180 degrees and uses 32 muscles to control them.
  3. Most cats are lactose intolerant and therefore should avoid milk.
  4. Cats walk like camels and giraffes: They move both of their right feet first, then move both of their left feet. No other animals walk this way.
  5. A person who loves cats is called an ailurophile. The word ailuro is the ancient Greek word for cat.
  6. Cats only sweat through their paws and nowhere else on their body.
  7. We are particularly happy to report that orange tabbies can have freckles around their mouths and on their eyelids.
  8. For some reason, male cats are more likely to be left-pawed, while female cats are more likely to be right-pawed.
  9. In Ancient Egypt cats were considered part of the family and when a pet cat died, all family members would shave off their eyebrows in mourning.
  10. Cats hate citrus scents and are the only known mammals who can’t taste sweetness.
  11. Each cat’s nose print is absolutely unique, much like human fingerprints.
  12. Meowing is a behavior that cats developed exclusively to communicate with people.
  13. In 2015, composer David Teie partnered with animal scientists to make an album with music especially composed for kitties called Music for Cats.
  14. People with university degrees are 36% more likely to own a kitty than any other pet.
  15. It looks like very mean people dislike cats – Napoleon, Genghis Khan, and Hitler are all said to have hated cats. We are sure that the feeling is mutual!

Welcome

Simba and Shasta, who are on the mission to make all felines around the world feel purrrrfectly happy write the cat-related posts of this blog. Their cousin Tiffany, who lives in Italy, is a huge dog expert, and has kindly agreed to contribute to the blog, produces the dog-related posts. Simba, Shasta, and Tiffany welcome your questions and post ideas, and are working with experienced guest contributors for professional advice and guidance.