Author’s Life

The Night Before Catmas

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I’ve always loved Clement Clarke Moore’s poem The Night Before Christmas. Over the years, there have been many cat versions of the poem out there, but none better than the one dictated to Harry Shubin by the Ghost of Catmas Future on a dark winter night.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving ABC’s

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Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States and it’s time for my annual tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. I maintain a gratitude practice every day, but I still love doing this list every year. Some of the items repeat year after year, others are new. Here’s this year’s list:Continue Reading

Happy Halloween

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Allegra and I would like to wish you and your kitties a safe and happy Halloween!

We’re offering tips on how to keep your kitties safe today (and some delicious treats for kitty!) here.

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Do You Suffer from Separation Anxiety When You Have to Leave Your Cat?

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Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a well-documented psychological condition in which an individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from those to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment. And while we usually think of separation anxiety in terms of pets being stressed about being separated from their guardians, I think it exists in reverse, too. For most of my adult life, I’ve felt anxious about traveling – and I actually like to travel. I enjoy a change of scenery, whether it’s visiting friends in familiar places, or whether it’s traveling to someplace I’ve never been before.Continue Reading

Welcome to Purrs of Wisdom

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If you’ve followed me for a while, you know me as the founder of The Conscious Cat, a website dedicated to conscious living, health and happiness for cats and their humans. I created the site in March of 2009 as a resource for cat parents to find solid, well researched information about feline health, nutrition and everything else that keeps cats and their humans happy and healthy. Today, I’d like to welcome you to Purrs of Wisdom!Continue Reading