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A young Kathy Blumenstock
Tabby Tales by Kathy Blumenstock

Kathy Blumenstock has been owned by cats most of her life. She is a career journalist who's covered news, sports and features for television, print and the web. She now writes about animals, humans, books, knitting and everything in between. Kathy believes true high fashion is enhanced by a hint of pet hair.

June 26, 2013
Cats love to ‘customize’ our furniture, even if furniture manufacturers don’t market to felines with shreddable fibers and wooden accents that invite claws. But a new item from Imperial Cat offers Kitty a more agreeable scratching outlet than your ancient sofa and Aunt Laura’s oak table.
June 6, 2013
When we see heart-twisting images from tornado-ravaged areas, we ache for those affected, losing everything, including beloved pets. We want to help the lost cats, reunite pets and owners. Some angels are doing just that.
May 26, 2013
With the unofficial arrival of summer, humans dust off grills and picnic tables for delish dining on the season’s fresh flavors. Why shouldn’t cats have a picnic too?
April 25, 2013
Your cats may celebrate by gacking up a hairball on your newly cleaned carpet, but you really can keep hairballs at bay with a little extra TLC.
April 15, 2013
In the season of open windows and doors, even indoor cats may make a run for it, so an accurate ID is crucial for getting Kitty home again.
April 4, 2013
A soft, adorable sign of spring: kittens arriving by the caboodle. Will one find its way into your heart/home? And if you and your cat are traveling, we know where you’ll find a feline-friendly hotel welcome.
March 26, 2013
Cats are mesmerizing---just check the constantly growing number YouTube cat videos—and sometimes maddening. We adore them, but the air of mystery surrounding feline behavior can baffle even the most cat-savvy humans.


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