Archive for February, 2012

The Feline Quotable Series – A Cat is to be Admired


One look at Zoey is all it takes – there are simply no further words needed to do justice to this quote by the late author, Georgina Stickland Gates.

Dr.Georgina Stickland Gates (1896 – 1981) was born in Brooklyn, New York and received a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1919. She was an assistant professor at Barnard, retiring in 1934. Her book, “The Modern Cat: Her Mind and Manners,” was published by Macmillan in 1928.  Source: The New York Times.

It is of note as well, that the spelling of her last name remains somewhat inconsistent in the usage of this very popular cat quote. I have seen it spelled “Strickland” with an “r” as well as “Stickland” without the “r.” Her obituary is spelled without the “r” as well as her listing in The Cat Fanciers’ Association Foundation library. If anyone has an actual copy of this book, I would be very interested in how her name is spelled in print as the author.

February 28th – World Spay Day: The Human Connection

 Please continue to read about the human connection and what we all can do to help in the battle against cat overpopulation. Read more

AND THE WINNER OF THE HIPSTER BAG IS…

Zee, Zoey, Billy Crystal, and Cheysuli the Siamese. Click photo to enlarge!!

For tonight’s Academy Awards, Zee and Zoey have decided to go with a classic look this year. Zee is sporting a traditional black bowtie and Zoey is resplendent in a simple, but elegant diamond necklace. They make quite the couple and will surely be the talk of the Red Carpet runway. Read more

A Cat’s Ode to a Sun Puddle…

by Deb at 6:50 AM • Uncategorized32 Comments


Sometimes a Sun Puddle


is just so GLORIOUS


a cat has to SHOUT


OH MY, GLORY BE, THAT WARM & DELICIOUS SUN PUDDLE WAS MADE JUST FOR ME!!

Wordless Wednesday – Wild Thing!

by Deb at 6:50 AM • Wordless Wednesday19 Comments

Zoey is a purebred Bengal and based on her lineage, her wild bloodline derives from the Asian Leopard Cat. Purebred cats typically come in three categories – pet, show, and breeder – with the pet quality cat being the least expensive and the breeding quality most expensive. Bengals also come in a range of generational types, from F1 to F4, with F1 cats being the closest to their wild ancestry, and F4 being the closest to the domestic. This also changes the price significantly and F1 cats should not be purchased without serious consideration, as they require informed owners who are equipped to take care of them and their special needs. Read more