Category Archives: Cats

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Adopt a Cat Month

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June is Adopt a Cat month. This is the time of year when local animal shelters are inundated with new cats/ kittens.   Mating season starts in early spring and the gestational period for a cat is only two months long, so that first batch of kittens are here.   And in many cases, the parents of said kittens are there too,… Read more »

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

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I do not identify as a crazy cat lady.  I only have 3 cats AND I have a husband (crazy cat ladies don’t have husbands).  That being said, I was more excited than I probably should be when I learned about today- Answer your cat’s questions day. I have a pretty good idea what questions my cats have had.  And… Read more »

Black Cats Rock!

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As I’ve mentioned at previous posts (see here    and here  )  Black Cat Appreciation day is on August 17th.   As I’ve also mentioned many many times  I currently share my home with three black beauties – Hershey, the geriatric, crabby one who hated me for years and now begrudgingly accepts my existence; Pumpkin, my sweet girl and “cover model”… Read more »


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Almost all of us have fold memories of a pet who is no longer with us, so this is a day that can touch us all. There is a lovely poem, author unknown about a place called the Rainbow Bridge, essentially a heaven for well-loved pets.  You can find it all over the internet, including here: Deborah Barnes is a… Read more »

Hug your Cat!

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Even a first time visitor to Knotty Things will notice a feline motif.   Even my logo, which I helped design, highlights my love of kitties.  So, today I’m combining my weekly musings with my weekly fun holiday post because today is Hug Your Cat day! Now, there are some folks out there who do not believe that hugging a cat… Read more »

Pet Day

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Today is Pet Day! As you know from my posts (if not my logo), I love cats.  I currently share my home with 3 black beauties- Hershey, Pumpkin (yes, she’s black) and Boots.  All three of these fur kids came into my life in different ways- Hershey was my husband’s cat before he and I got married, Pumpkin came from… Read more »

Operation Add 3rd Cat Is a Success!

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It’s been almost 6 months since we welcomed Boots into our home and I’m pleased to let everyone know that Operation Add Third Cat is a success! No, we don’t have kitties holding paws and meowing Kumbaya together, but the hissing and the growling is virtually nonexistent and we’ve even caught all 3 of them sleeping on our bed together… Read more »