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Green Cat of Bulgaria: A Cat DIY Job First?

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If this light-colored tabby of Bulgarian street stock has its way, cat dye jobs will be the next big feline street fashion rage. The avant-garde cat colorist is clearly a natural at the full-body dye job, giving the illusion he was born that way. Sorry Lady Gaga’s cat, this new trend train has already left the station, and cats everywhere have begun demanding all the latest shades of aqua and teal, among other gem tones, from their fur dressers.

What can possible be next in new kitty street trends? Better subscribe to Self Help for Cats so these important moments in cat culture history don’t pass you by.

Learn more at https://twitter.com/sh4cats/status/546506081678008320

 

 

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Thank You for Tuning into Self Help for Cats Reality

For no reason at all, we’re having a reader-appreciation moment…

Dear reader,

Thank you from our hearts for tuning into the Self Help for Cats reality, so far as we can present it.

Most people find us looking for the answer to the question, Why Does My Cat Go Crazy at Night?  I’m afraid humanity hasn’t yet found an adequate answer to this conundrum, truly, but we love you for asking and finding our site. Or finding it any old way.

Each of your clicks hits our little kitty-human collective right in the heart. Dear reader, thanks for being here and being you!

This world is so bloody serious too much of time, yes?  By living a cat-o-centric lifestyle, as many millions chose to, you have a clear and immediate cat antidote to the all-too-human world. Self Help for Cats is by cats for cats. We all know why we are here.  For cats. Naturally.

At Self Help for Cats, it’s okay to put cats first. And second, and third. Cats are us and we are cats. We’re not seeing a lot of distinction here.

I was recently thinking about how perfect cats are, as I often do. I was probably looking at my kitty Brody. He’s the perfect mini-tiger. I had to wonder, why didn’t God stop at cats?

Then I realized, that’s another question… for another post.

In conclusion, I hope we’ve been at least a little helpful here, in adjusting your reality, that is. For that is all any man-cat-woman-cat can hold claim to, and it is the work we do. Or should be doing, more like it.

Oh sweet honeysuckle hockey-puck of a universe, please let this be an extraordinary year for everyone in the Self Help for Cats community! We know it’s in you!

Cheers to you!

The Staff

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Cats & Christmas: The Evergreen Challenge

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Here’s a holiday classic post and a perrenial favorite from Self Help for Cats. Merry merry!

Picture a quiet night by the Christmas tree. You sink into your comfy recliner and think about how nice it is to feel so relaxed, and then, wait, what’s that?  The Christmas tree starts to shake violently, all the baubles banging and clanging. “What the hell?” you blurt!  The tree is absolutely possessed.  Like at any moment it could split open and give birth to the alien.

You stare deeper through the pine needles and the tinsel and something is –staring back!  Then you recognize it.  That’s not the alien glaring back at you;  It’s the very wide eyes of your cat having the closest thing to a back-to-the-wild experience he is ever going to have in your living room. Continue reading

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This is not a treat (and that ain’t no tootsie roll either)

enhanced-buzz-6977-1380209010-7I just ran into two terrifying wiener dogs dressed as devil and witch.  What is the end of October day coming to??

In the future, all holidays will be celebrated only by cats and dogs. Humans are too busy playing grown up.

 

Until then, Happy Halloween!

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Don’t Pet My Vampire

Don't Pet My Vampire

Warning: Dressing your cat up for Halloween may lead to blood loss.

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I’ll be in my Egg

I'll be in my Egg

Don’t bother me, I’m hibernating in my high-concept fashion bed, AKA my egg. Fortunately, the dog doesn’t have the juevos to enter this ovum. If he tries, I will make sure there will be egg on his snout. He’ll be the yoke of the neighborhood.

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Cat Scouts of America: Good, Red-Blooded Adventure

CAT-SCOUT-HANDBOOK-COVERNot every cat can cut it as a Cat Scout. But the few who make it past their swimming merit badge will always know how to be purrpared…  So maybe your cats, like mine, will never know the incredible backcountry survival skills of a Cat Scout, but you can still check out all the gear @ http://catscouts.com/

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Stylin’ Kitty Pawdicures: Beauty That’s Not Skin-Deep

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Having trouble finding a good pawdicure for kitty? Search no more, the best kitty nails are available on the internet for home application. Imagine the hours of fun playing kitty nail salon, as you apply this timeless claw art. Your cat will love every minute of his fashionista kitty nails, and so will your furniture!

Soft Claws for Cats – CLS (Cleat Lock System), Size Medium, Color Pink

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Live Simply, So Your Cat May Simply Luxuriate


Okay, maybe your cat doesn’t need a Louis Vuitton bag.  That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t appreciate a cheap knock-off! If you were wondering what the cat high life looks like, wonder no more. I don’t read German, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing that Luxury for Cats is an instant Self Help for Cats classic.

High-end cat purses are only the beginning. You have modern cat architecture, cat couture, camps and spas, diamond collars — even a kitty motorcycle. Not exactly my taste, mind you, but maybe your cat’s. It’s true this kind of excessive luxuriating is not sustainable, even while at the same time it’s a source of inspiration for what the future can bring us all. That is why it is so important that we live simply, so that our cats can simply luxuriate.

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Fang Shui: The art of rearranging everything for your cat

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As the feline elves work furiously to get Time Management for Cats out in paperback form ($6.99 @ Amazon coming in early July), I realized upon review that I had never fully pimped my published work here at Self Help for Cats. So here goes. This also happens to be a sample chapter, since this piece ended up in the book. It’s a story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle a few years back. Timeless as this essential topic is, they have kept the link up on their site. It’s my first published piece of cat writing, so you could say it’s the story that started it all here at Self Help for Cats.

Americans can’t get enough feng shui these days. Despite this ancient Chinese art form’s esoteric demands on our most personal, private spaces, which, by the way, all need to be torn down and rebuilt, well, we just can’t pass up a concept — a wisdom — that confirms what we already knew: The best response to life’s thorny problems is to redecorate.

My own meager attempt to apply a little feng shui around the domicile hit a few snags named Brody and Panther. Ancient Chinese wisdom may rule your roost, but my housekeeping is largely dictated by a couple of fur dragons on paws. I see now that what determines the order of my life furnishings can more accurately be called fang shui.

Read the full story at SFgate.com

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