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Fixing up an old cat tree

When Ben and Desmond were kittens, we bought this giant cat tree for them to play on. I even have this adorable video of the first time they ever climbed it! If you have indoor cats, it’s important to provide them with furniture that allows them to climb and scratch. Being able to climb keeps their minds and bodies active in an otherwise mundane environment, and giving them something to scratch encourages them to destroy […]

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DIY Weekend

City living is starting to weigh on me lately, especially since I feel like we have outgrown our tiny apartment. Unfortunately, it will probably be another year before we’re able to move into our own home and buy lots of pretty new furniture. Most of the furniture we own was bought nearly 10 years ago when my husband and I moved in together. I know once we buy a house we’ll probably trash a lot […]

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Keeping your cats hydrated in those hot summer months

Well, summer is finally here and I couldn’t be happier! To me, summertime means concerts, vacations and the beach! We might live in the northeast, but Boston can get HOT in the summer. In fact, the last few weeks have given us several 90-degree days in a row. Keeping a keen eye on your cat’s water intake is important during these hot summer months. To help you stay in tune with your cat, check out […]

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The Door Buddy: New Favorite Product Alert (plus a Giveaway)!

The last few weeks have flown by for us–why does summer always seem to go by so quickly? In June, I flew to Phoenix, Arizona for my first ever BlogPaws conference! What an experience. And man, was it hot! It was 116 degrees outside on my first day there. If you don’t know what BlogPaws is, let me fill you in. It turns out I’m not the only person who keeps a blog about her […]

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National “Take Your Cat on an Adventure” Day with Purina Pro Plan

I must admit I have always wanted my cats to somehow be able to enjoy the outdoors, but in a way I could know they were safe. We live in an apartment in the heart of Boston, right between the train tracks and a major highway. It’s definitely not an ideal place to let your kitties roam free. But, when I learned that Purina Pro Plan declared June 15 National “Take Your Cat on an […]

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Thinking of Desmond this week

Yesterday marked two years since that awful day Desmond died. For those of you who don’t know the story, it was very sudden and completely unexpected. Up until that day, Desmond had been a healthy, happy cat. He would have turned 3 years old a few months from then and had never had any health issues before that day. He was a little more relaxed than the other two cats–opting to stay snuggled up in […]

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Go away, Winter!

Well, it’s April 4th and it’s been snowing all day. Not only that, but it snowed yesterday, too. We are not fans of this cruel April Fool’s joke Mother Nature is playing on us–especially since a few weeks ago it was sunny and in the 70s. I know that we live in New England and we should be used to this by now, but it’s starting to get old. While we’ve had a relatively mild […]

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How do you keep your cats active and healthy?

When you live in a city, keeping your cats active and healthy can prove to be a challenge. Apartment living doesn’t provide much room for indoor cats to run around like they would in the wild, so we like to make sure we give them a chance to stay fit and active each day. Luckily for us, our three tuxedo boys are always up for a game of catching the feathered “bird” on a string. […]

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Help Ben advance to the Final Four in March Meowdness!

Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? What about a March Meowdness bracket? No? Well I’ll let you in on a little secret–March Meowdness is way more fun than a bunch of basketball games! The non-profit website Cats vs. Cancer has set up a kitty bracket with famous social media kitties, and you can can cast your votes to pick the ultimate cat champion! Psst…guess what! BEN HAS MADE IT TO THE […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

On Cupid’s favorite day, we just wanted to send all our followers a bit of cheer. We “loaf” you all! We wouldn’t be anywhere without all of you liking and commenting on our photos. We hope you spent your Valentine’s Day with those who mean most to you. Sandpaper kisses and purrs, Ben (and Jack and Hugo, too!)