The Road to Happiness and Well-Being is the Love of a Cat

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My school picture back in 1968 when I was 8 years old.

They say a picture can tell a story, but sometimes that is not always the case and the image can be misleading. For example, the above picture of me was taken back in 3rd grade when I was 8 years old. I had posted it on Facebook a couple days ago for “Throw-back Thursday” and on the surface, the picture is one that evokes a reaction of “Aww” from most people because admittedly, I do look rather sweet, precious, and innocent. A lovely moment captured in time of cherished days gone by… Read more

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Cats, Dogs, Friends, and More at the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo

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Christine and I at our booth right before the expo opened – she had brought two of her fosters for adoption, Sobe and Daphne, but unfortunately we did not find them forever homes. If anyone in the South Florida area is looking for beautiful calico cats to adopt, please let me know.

So, I went to the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo last Saturday on behalf of Pawsitively Humane with Christine Michaels and the big question on everyone’s mind (especially my cats) was, was I capable of coming home without another cat/kitten in tow given my prior history of impromptu adoptions with Kizmet, then Jazmine? Read more

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Deb Barnes and Christine Michaels to Attend the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo for Pawsitively Humane, Inc.

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This was Mom and Christine at an adoption fair last year… One look at the two of them and you know they are nothing but trouble… Who do they think they are? Cats?

Human Mom and her buddy, Christine Michaels of Riverfront Cats are heading out to the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Pet Expo today to represent their nonprofit, Pawsitively Humane, so that they can help teach people about topics such as pet responsibility and the importance of spay/neuter. Read more

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Sometimes With Cats, Love Hurts…

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Just look at these sweet faces!! These are my seven furbabies and I love them with all my heart even though sometimes it can hurt!

I obviously love my kitties my than words could possibly convey, but I gotta admit that sometimes loving them hurts. Such as when Peanut makes biscuits on my belly – sometimes she does it with such vigor that it nearly draws blood with her sharp claws and it rearranges my innards to the point I hear all kinds of weird gurgling noises coming from my stomach.

Or those times that one of the cats will use my head as a launching pad when I am  innocently sitting on the couch… this too can draw blood, or at the very least scare the heck out of me. And then, of course, the numerous times I fall as a result of tripping over one of them as they wind around my legs as I try to walk or the times I trip over a toy on the floor…

But there is no love more painful than that of trying to show someone(or somecat as the case may be) just how much you love them… Check it out to see what I mean… Read more

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My Personal Experience With Waffles, Bona-Fide Cat Celebrity for Mike’s Harder Mad Kitty Cocktail

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This is Waffles looking at his image on the Mike’s Harder can for “Mad Kitty Cocktail.” If you haven’t tried it out you should… it’s similar to a glass of spiked apple cider and would be a great cocktail to serve for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Photo by Glogirly.com.

In continuing coverage of my BarkWorld/MeowWorld Cat Writers’ Conference experience, one of the more entertaining moments was finally meeting bona-fide cat celebrity, Waffles. Waffles was on site with his human, Debbie Glovatsky (aka Glogirly) to host a party in his honor as a result of him being chosen to be the feline spokes face for Mike’s Harder Lemonade “Mad Kitty Cocktail.” Read more

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