The Making of a Therapy Cat

The Making of a Therapy Cat

Exercise & Enrichment

Outgoing. Confident. Friendly. Those three words size up Casey, my four-year-old orange tabby. I often say that Casey has yet to meet a stranger or feel as if he is in a strange place. But even though Casey assists me in our veterinarian-approved pet first aid/CPR classes and travels nicely inside his carrier on road […]

Nameowste: Cats Reap Yoga Benefits, Too

Nameowste: Cats Reap Yoga Benefits, Too

Exercise & Enrichment

As soon as I sit down, my cat Natasha becomes my yoga partner. She helps me stay focused when she swishes her tail under my nose while I’m in Half Moon pose or swats my ponytail while in Downward Facing Dog. She’s a master at shavasana, the relaxation pose at the end of practice. Cat-loving […]

Can An Adventure Lifestyle Benefit Your Cat?

Can An Adventure Lifestyle Benefit Your Cat?

Exercise & Enrichment

Anyone who spends much time on Instagram has seen them: cats in backpacks, cats hiking up trails, cats on leashes enjoying the wild outdoors with their people. There’s even a dedicated hashtag for these kitties: #adventurecat. In fact, a whole book was written about these intrepid felines. Adventure Cats: Living 9 Lives to the Fullest […]

Marriage Pending? How Do You Merge Your Pets?

Marriage Pending? How Do You Merge Your Pets?

Exercise & Enrichment

Moving from San Diego to Dallas a few years ago, I bravely left my being-single comfort zone and joined an online dating service. My biggest concern wasn’t if I would find the person of my dreams, but rather, how dating would emotionally impact my dogs, Kona and Cleo, and my cat, Casey. Seriously. And, I’m […]