“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”

Mark Twain

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

Sigmund Freud

“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash.  That one is the cat.  If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but deteriorate the cat.”

Mark Twain

Miss Meowsers, Haiku poet

High Coos

by Miss Meowsers
(translated by T. C. Gardstein)

On the tabletop
I can view the whole wide world…
Loud claps can’t stop me.

I’m the sex police
Patrolling perimeters
For gross goings-on.

Beyond the screen door
An opossum pines for me…
We’re star-crossed species.

I’ll answer questions
As long as I’m in the mood
And know the answers.

Please do not shower!
It will wreck all my hard work
Grooming your elbows.

When all’s said and done
I know how lucky I am
To have a good home.

Oh, Mercy! All about MRSA Cat Infections

For those of you who haven’t heard the buzz, there is a a “new” strain of bacteria which is resistant to widely used antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria which has acquired a gene that prevents certain antibiotics from binding to it. Obviously a pathogen which is drug-resistant can be dangerous, and this has been a growing problem in the past 10-15 years. More

What Should I Feed my Cat?

It’s important to remember that cats are different from dogs and people in terms of what they need in their diet to maintain health. They have evolved as obligate carnivores, which means they need nutrients similar to those represented in the animal prey they consume in nature. More

How Many Litter Boxes Do I Need?

Experts recommend that you follow the “one plus one” rule. You should provide one litter box for every cat in the household plus one additional box. Cats do prefer uncovered boxes with 1-2 inches of litter. More

What type of cat litter should I use?

Your cat may not prefer what you prefer in terms of cat litter. Most cats will choose unscented over scented litter. Finer “sand-like” clumping litters are also more popular. More

Fun Cat Videos

The Cat Burglar

Surprised Kitty

Kitten Boxing

An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

“Cat Man Do” Animation

Lion Reunion (from “The View”)

Policeman vs. Kitty

Handy Links

Cat Publications

Click here for a long list of cat magazines and other cat publications.

Cat Breeds

Click here for information about cat breeds.

Pet Projects

For additional handy links for your dog or cat, check out MetVetNYC’s Pet Projects.