Cats and Coloring: No Better Combination


Celica Blue puts her seal of approval on a non-cat design by Kimberly Garvey from her book, “It’s Complicated.”

It goes without saying that many of us believe that cats are the best. But to kick it up a notch? Add coloring.

The adult coloring phenomenon has been sweeping the world. No topic is off limits for markers, pencils, gel pens, and crayons. Mandalas (the original inspiration), geometric designs, scenes from nature, and architecture have all been fodder for colorists. Now the cat has become a whole genre unto itself. Read more of this post

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Tekla at 12 1/2.

Tekla at 12 1/2.

A Year With Celica Blue

Just one year ago in a land far away, two Russian Blue kittens were born. Little did their moms (human and feline) know that one of them would travel 5,000 miles to live in her new home.

Celica Blue

November 2014

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Book Review: ‘Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much’

We cat people are sponges for information. Chances are you have a pile of books by your bedside, websites bookmarked on your computer, and scour the Internet for information the second your cat sneezes. Or call 911 when your cat has a hairball.

It’s all serious stuff. Enough to give the most caring cat lover information overload. Read more of this post

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Celica Blue – 10 months old

Celica Blue – 10 months old

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Katzenburg's Tekla of Dvinskaja

Katzenburg’s Tekla of Dvinskaja and stole my content

I’m posting this as an experiment more than anything.

A Spanish website – – and a French website –– have stolen a huge amount of material from ExclusivelyCats. They’ve also pilfered posts from Ingrid King’s site, The Conscious Cat. There is no attribution, no links to the original sites. Read more of this post

Product Review: The Vertical Cat’s Sisal Scratcher

Vertical Cat

Mollie relaxes on The Vertical Cat’s 36-inch scratcher.

Note: From time to time I receive swell products to review and report my observations (and those of the felines) objectively. I received no compensation for evaluating The Vertical Cat’s scratcher.

The Vertical Cat is one of the first companies to create a gold standard for catification success. With its wall-hung units and cubbies, a multitude of configurations can be created for the ultimate cat super-highway. Read more of this post

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 LV* Fantasy RUSsia Celica Blue

LV* Fantasy RUSsia Celica Blue


From Russia With Love: Part 2

Celica Blue at about 6 weeks.

Celica Blue at about 6 weeks.

We arrived at the airport in plenty of time. The board noted that the plane was on schedule and going through the normal de-planing process. We cruised the food court and got something to eat – I ate a half a wrap, ham with Swiss cheese.

The arrivals were in one general area, so it wouldn’t be hard to miss them as they came through. We chatted with a cute young guy who was waiting for his Russian fiancé; they hadn’t seen each other in a year and a half. Turns out he was a native of Cuba and worked for a printer in Virginia.

I wonder if anyone noticed that I was ready to jump out of my skin and that my eyes were spinning around in my head. Read more of this post


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