Hi Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Is your cat left- or right-pawed?
Bus-riding cat...
Cat food updates...
Web sites...
Smile for you: can you tell the boys from the girls?
...and more

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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Is your cat left or right handed, er, pawed?
Recent research has uncovered an interesting trait among cats:
Females are mostly right-pawed, whereas male cats are mostly
left-pawed. Who knew?

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/07/23/cats-handedness.html

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This cat rides the bus... alone!
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32240386?GT1=43001

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My friend Nancy is writing a new book about cats and has a
question. We're hoping some of you can help with whatever
you know on this topic: Are black cats considered bad luck
in your country? (Non-U.S.)

Drop me an email with your comments and perhaps even a
story about any black cats you've known. Thanks! I'll let you
know when Nancy gets her book finished and how to get one.

Right now her most recent book is called Book of Animal Poetry
and it's on Amazon, here:

http://bit.ly/catverse

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Some info you should know and may want to share with your friends:

http://www.iamscruelty.com/

http://www.thedogbowl.com/PPF/category_ID/37/dogbowl.asp

http://www.preciouspets.org/truth.htm

Thanks to Claudette for this info. I have stopped using Iams here...
Unfortunately, it's getting harder to figure out what foods to use.
I have too many cats here to be able to afford the really premium
products. Consequently, I do a lot of home preparation with fresh
ingredients. It's no more expensive than the cheap foods, but it
costs more in terms of time needed to prepare their meals.
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Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.

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PRODUCTS FOR CATS
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If your cat hates having to wear that darn big cone/collar
for certain problems, here is an alternative that may be
more comfortable: inflatable E-collars!

http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=12670

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WEB SITES to explore
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http://www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/?Id=398
Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines

ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening - Link to full page:
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/pet-safe-gardening.html

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/917149
ticks and flea treatment

http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/
(How to move when you have pets)

http://www.thebestcatfurniture.com
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

http://www.everypetmatters.com
(Information about getting pet insurance)

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A SMILE FOR YOU
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http://www.top-greetings.com/G.py?P=/art/515/

Take the test to see if you can tell the girl cats from
the boy cats!

Thanks to Al for sending this in!

----------------------- LATEST VIDEO -----------------

Check out this video, about a "cat burglar"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-0GsbMHYw

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If you want to see more videos, go to my blog:
http://loveablecat.blogspot.com
and then go clear to the bottom of the page, where I have
a "Video Bar" with several cat videos that change out every
so often. So there is always a fresh one there in case
you need a cat video fix and can't wait for the next Kitty Times!

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
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This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be listed that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read about these, do not click on the links.

http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
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Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)

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