Category Archives: Cats

All about cats

Meet My Babies

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I mention my cats a lot in passing, but how well do you really know my critters?  Not very well you say?  Then you are in luck, because today you’re going to up close and personal with the cats of Casa Palmer. First up is our elder statesman- Hershey. Age: 17 Nicknames:  Big Boy, Captain Crabby Pants Likes:  my husband… Read more »

Adopt a Cat Month

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June is Adopt a Cat month. This is the time of year when local animal shelters are inundated with new cats/ kittens.   Mating season starts in early spring and the gestational period for a cat is only two months long, so that first batch of kittens are here.   And in many cases, the parents of said kittens are there too,… Read more »

Black Cats Rock!

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As I’ve mentioned at previous posts (see here    and here  )  Black Cat Appreciation day is on August 17th.   As I’ve also mentioned many many times  I currently share my home with three black beauties – Hershey, the geriatric, crabby one who hated me for years and now begrudgingly accepts my existence; Pumpkin, my sweet girl and “cover model”… Read more »


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Almost all of us have fold memories of a pet who is no longer with us, so this is a day that can touch us all. There is a lovely poem, author unknown about a place called the Rainbow Bridge, essentially a heaven for well-loved pets.  You can find it all over the internet, including here: Deborah Barnes is a… Read more »

International Cat Day

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Today is International Cat Day! This day requires little explanation- today is a day for celebrating kitties!  Cats are the most popular pet in the world.  The sound of a cat’s purr has been shown to reduce stress in humans AND felines.  If that isn’t a reason to love them over dogs I don’t know what is (no offence dog… Read more »

Hug your Cat!

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Even a first time visitor to Knotty Things will notice a feline motif.   Even my logo, which I helped design, highlights my love of kitties.  So, today I’m combining my weekly musings with my weekly fun holiday post because today is Hug Your Cat day! Now, there are some folks out there who do not believe that hugging a cat… Read more »

Pet Day

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Today is Pet Day! As you know from my posts (if not my logo), I love cats.  I currently share my home with 3 black beauties- Hershey, Pumpkin (yes, she’s black) and Boots.  All three of these fur kids came into my life in different ways- Hershey was my husband’s cat before he and I got married, Pumpkin came from… Read more »