Feline Friday: Cats Lead the Way Towards Promoting Peace

One of the things that is difficult to mend after an election is the divide created by the polarization that seems inherent to politics. So in an effort to promote peace and harmony, I give you Cats with Unlikely Friends. If the species erroneously known for being aloof can be kind to others, we can embrace each other as fellow Americans and world citizens. Continue reading

Feline Friday: Super Cats Weathered Sandy

Dear Gentle Readers,

At BaxterBoo.com, we’ve been concerned about our furry and non-furry friends on the East Coast and the catastrophic storm they’ve been through this week. I have heart for the stray cat populations because of my own experience of not knowing where my forever home would be… not once, but twice. So I am pleased to give you an update on some of these cats in the affected areas. Continue reading

Black Cat Adoptions Controversial in October

Some shelters specifically don’t adopt out black cats during October for fear that they may be used for ritualistic sacrifices on Halloween. Some believe this is somewhat of an urban myth that complicates cat adoptions for black cats even more than usual. Black cats often have difficulty getting adopted because they are difficult to see in their cages, and difficult to photograph.  Continue reading

Hairless Cats: A Howl-o-ween Tribute

It’s a Freaky Feline Friday! In honor of the season, I set out to write about some of the more unusual, slightly scarier-looking members of the domestic cat world. I thought an article featuring a few members of the hairless cat breeds would be a fun freak show that would be much more interesting than talking about black cats, which are not scary at all.

When my wandering coworkers were stopping in their tracks and staring at the hairless cats on my computer screen, I knew I was on to something! Now, several hours later with much sleep deprivation, this blog isn’t going anywhere like I thought it would!  Continue reading

Feline Fridays: Circus Cats!

Dear Gentle Readers,

It’s the 12th Day of Dogtober… I can’t hardly even choke out that word, it’s so overdone! So I’m renaming it Catober! It is Feline Friday, after all!

I do, however, approve of today’s Circus theme. The reason for that is that there are simply dozens of videos of cats in circuses that I’m dying to show you! And not just my big cat cousins either. Continue reading

Feline Fridays: The Proud History of Storybook Cats

Dear Gentle Readers,

It’s the 5th Day of Dogtober, (I never signed off on that name, by the way) and BaxterBoo.com is doing a tribute to storybook characters. You may have noticed all that silliness with a castle, a prince, a princess, and a frog. I have to ask… where are the stories and tributes to cats? We’re lucky to have a black cat show up in one of the graphics for Halloween, and that is just so cliche. If I have anything to do with it, a cat will be making an appearance in our Dogtober themes!

This omission made me realize that I need to do a better job of educating our public. Cats have always held a prominent spot in literature, and well-known authors have said wonderful things about us, even going so far as to claim we are Muses. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: Siamese

I asked for a Siamese cat when I turned 12, which is a logical birthday request, since a doll and makeup just weren’t quite appropriate (at least back in the old days.) The tween and teenage years can be awkward, but sharing them with a beautiful, playful, friendly cat made that season of life much more enjoyable.

My mother was able to find me a kitten from a breeder at a fairly remote location in Colorado. I’ll never forget driving to their home and seeing several curious, beautiful, blue eyes staring at me from the woods as the sun filtered through the leaves. It was stunning and almost magical to my imaginative young mind. When I saw my new kitten, I knew she must have the most beautiful name imaginable: Jessica! Continue reading