Archive for Category: "Cats"

Catnip: Just Say Yes

Catnip: Just Say Yes

I’ve never done drugs a day in my life but when it comes to feline fun, I’m a drug dealer. The way I figure, I need all my faculties to get through life. My expectations for my cats, however, are low, very low. Since I’m a vegetarian, I would rather they quit the mousing business [...]

Doggone It, Life is Taxing

Doggone It, Life is Taxing

  As the tax season draws to a close, one can’t help but think that it’s better to be born a dog or cat. The tax code is 3.8 million words long and it’s growing. The National Taxpayer Advocate says that in the past decade there have been 4,428 changes to the tax code. That’s [...]

No Kidding: Adopt a Pet and Save the Earth

No Kidding: Adopt a Pet and Save the Earth

In a world teeming with humans, pet parenthood could help save the planet. Forget cats and dogs, it’s raining humans. In 1999 the world population was 6 billion according to the US Census Bureau. In 2044, it’s expected to hit 9 billion, an increase of 50 percent in just 45 years. Our species is not [...]

Howliday Horrors: Keeping Pets Safe During the Season

Howliday Horrors: Keeping Pets Safe During the Season

Don’t let the Grrrrinch steal your Christmas. Safeguard your pets against holiday dangers so you can all enjoy the season. Oh! The Christmas tree can be hazardous to your cat and dog’s health. Stabilize these monkey gyms by using guylines or hanging trees from the ceiling. Leave ornaments off branches within paw’s reach. Avoid using [...]

Furrustration: Deciphering Hawaii Quarantine Laws

Furrustration: Deciphering Hawaii Quarantine Laws

Thinking about taking your kamaaiana kitty to Kentucky? Want a Weimaraner from Wisconsin? Moving to Poipu with a pointer? Hawaii is the only state in the nation that is rabies free and it’s rabid about keeping it that way. Unless your pet has been living in the British Isles, Australia, Guam or New Zealand for [...]