March 7, 2014
Hi Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:

Cat news...
  Holly's 25th birthday party. You're invited!

  Cat adopts baby chicks!
  Most affectionate cat breeds...

Cat food news...    
  Click to give...  
  Worst ingredien
ts in petfood...
A smile for you...  
  Latest video...

Take action...
  Donate to worthy causes, sign petitions, etc.


Holly's birthday page is ready for you with a lot of things to do, look at, or get, like a free report, Holly's photo album, my books, etc. (Soon to be ready is a link to a T-shirt site so you can get one with some of my kitties on them! Return soon to see when it's activated.)

We rescued Holly 10 years ago when she was 15 and since no one expected her to live this long, she was never placed on the adoption list. Besides, it's rare for anyone to be interested in adopting older animals at shelters. Most of them are simply put down (but not here). I took Holly home with me and she's been here ever since.

Come to her special web page to see what she has planned for the entire month of March:

(If that link fails, try this one:


Thanks to intrepid reader, Judy, here is a very, very cute
story about a cat that adopted 30 baby chicks!

A Chinese farmer placed 30 new chicks in an enclosure
by his bed to protect them, but they escaped! Fearing
his cat would eat them, he found them being mothered


7 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

This information was obtained by Yahoo reporters who called
the Cat Fanciers Association, and I suppose it's valid to the
point that certain breeds do have traits that allow them to be
laid back, or talkative, or unusually playful, for example.

However, in my opinion, any cat is more likely to be affectionate
if the owner is patient, considerate and respects the cat's needs
and personality, which can be more unique to the cat than to
its breed.

This article lists the most affectionate breeds as Persian, Exotic, American
Shorthair, British Shorthair, Ragdoll, Ragamuffin, and Manx.

What do you think? Is your cat affectionate?


Click to give:

Disturbing Cat Food Ingredients
Do you know what's in your cat's food? Here is a disturbing
look at the five worst ingredients in your pet's food. They
include such tasty-sounding things as animal digest, tallow,
meat and bone meal (don't let that one fool you; it's just a
nice term for outdated meat, animals that died on the farm,
and/or restaurant waste), corn gluten meal, chemicals used
as preservatives, such as BHA, BHT, etc. Read your labels.
And be sure to read the comments below the article. One
is from a guy who used to work at a petfood plant and saw
what the workers do to the mixture, like spit in it, etc.


Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page: Mirror, mirror...Simon's Cat


How to help the animals:

1. Always remember to check with your local shelter
to see what they need. Your donation will go directly
to the animals, in sharp contrast to some of the large
national groups, whose donation income goes toward
large administrative salaries and other expenses - not
necessarily for animals. The only large group I donate
to is Be sure to visit their site. I
think you will be impressed.

2. Buy my books if you haven't yet. Sales are used to
help support all the cats here, and you can enjoy some
heartwarming stories, too! Thank you.


Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!

Pawhugs and nosetaps,

Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @

Thought for the day:

Ask not what your cat should do for you, but what you can do for your cat!

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