Having a philosophy and a good attitude can make all the difference in how much you will enjoy your cat 'hobby'... these articles provide some food for thought

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  • Animal Rights Agenda
    Understanding the difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a critical distinction that all people need to make in order to choose the philosophy that best represents their hopes and wishes for the future of both domesticated and wild animals.
    August 2007

  • Cat Lover's Things To look For When Searching For A Soul-Mate
    So, what are some of the signs you should look for in a potential spouse? Here are the top seven tips to help you in your search for the purr-fect cat-friendly guy...
    February 2012

  • Cherokee Wisdom
    A cat breeder shares a story...
    January 2008

  • * Consider The Source
    The internet makes it easier then it has ever been for people to share suggestions regarding problems from the most basic to the most complex. It is now even more important to consider the experience, wisdom and personal agenda of the person giving you the advice.
    March 2004

  • Corn Farmer
    The cat fancy can learn a lesson from a successful farmer or corn.
    March 2005

  • Difference
    A pet owner muses over the difference her cats have made in her life...
    March 2004

  • * Different Breeds are Different
    What is true for one breed, may not be true for another. When we talk about a breed other than our own we need to understand that different breeds are just that... different!
    April 2002

  • Different Opinions
    Do you know how to have a lively discussion with someone with the opposite opinion to yours—without it getting nasty?
    September 2015

  • * Fancy Friends
    In the cat fancy, what is a true friend?
    July 2019

  • If I Didn't Have A Cat
    My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated...
    September 2021

  • Just A Cat
    From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a cat,"
    January 2011

  • Lesson Of The Goose
    Whenever a goose falls out of the formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front... Are you as smart as a goose?
    September 2022

  • Lessons Learned Living With Kittens
    A breeder reveals the sometimes painful lessons his kittens have taught him....
    October 2019

  • Love At First Sight
    A chance meeting at a vet's office is the beginning of a love affair
    December 2002

  • Man At The Dog Show
    This is a true tale about the favorite exhibitor at the Rough Collie Club of Ireland Championship show held on St. Patrick's Day.
    March 2002

  • My Philosophies
    The editor of, shares her personal life philosophies and illustrates how she has applied them to her involvement in the cat fancy.
    January 2009

  • Never Stop Learning
    Knowledge is Power. Living in the digital information age, has never been easier to learn more about almost anything as long as we have the willpower to seek out the knowledge.
    September 2022

  • New Year's Resolutions 2003
    At a 'Recovering From Too Much Holiday Eating' brunch, a group of friends gathered together and made a list of resolutions for the New Year.
    January 2003

  • New Year...
    As we begin the month of January, take time to think about your goals and hopes for the new year...
    January 2006

  • Omerta
    A dog breeder shares her observation of the code of silence in the fancy regarding undesirable genes in bloodlines
    January 2005

  • Play Nice
    A breeder remembers her first 'show' cat and encourages exhibitor's to welcome newbies, regardless of the quality of their cat.
    March 2007

  • Practice Makes It Easier
    Are you afraid of giving your cat an injection? Does tube-feeding intimidate you? How about giving a cat a pill? Learning new skills can seem overwhelming to the new cat breeder. The good news is that if you can muster up the courage (and knowledge) to try, almost everything is easier to do with just a bit of practice.
    February 2020

  • Run In The Rain
    A story to remind you to not forget the little joys of life...
    July 2005

  • Starfish
    Making a difference begins with small steps... perhaps with something as simple as saving a starfish on a beach...
    July 2007

  • Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership
    If your cat could talk...
    September 2004

  • * Ten Rules To Being A Successful Cat Breeder
    Learn 10 simple rules to becoming a successful cat breeder...

  • Things I Have Learned From My Cat
    Climb your way to the top. That's why the curtains are there.
    October 2007

  • Three Filters Test
    Use this test next time someone at a cat show starts to share the latest gossip with you.
    January 2003

  • Top Breeders Are Not Measured By Wins Alone
    Havana Brown breeder, Candice Massey, shares her vision of what makes a "Top Breeder" in the cat fancy . . .
    August 2013

  • Trust Your Instincts
    A Somali breeder learns to listen to her instincts..
    March 2021

  • We Are A Family
    A fancier shares her thoughts on the cat fancy as she honors friends lost in 2020 . . .
    January 2021

  • What Cats Do For Us
    Taking a look at what our cats do to enrich our lives
    December 2003

  • Words of Wisdom
    A cat lover muses on the words of Mark Twain, "the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
    February 2008



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