A Day at CatCon

If you’re a feline aficionado, then chances are you’ve heard of CatCon – the cat convention held in Los Angeles. The third annual CatCon took place on August 12th and 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center, chock-full of cat products, cat lovers and even cat celebrities (both human and cat)! Here’s my little recap of my day at CatCon. And stick around for the giveaway at the end!

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Catfe – a Cat Cafe in Vancouver

Tucked into the corner on the second story of a shopping mall between Gastown and Chinatown in Downtown Vancouver, there sits a cat cafe fittingly called Catfe.

Catfe opened its doors as Vancouver’s first cat cafe back on December 14, 2015. According to their website, “Catfe is part cafe, part foster home for cats, and a community gathering space for cat lovers of Vancouver in need of some quality kitty time.”

Since opening about a year and a half ago, Catfe has already adopted out nearly 400 cats! All cats at the cafe are from the BC SPCA.

photos of adopted cats from Catfe
Look at all of the adopted cats!

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Shelter Me: Community Matters (Episode 7)

Last year, I shared with you Episode 6 from the “Shelter Me” series, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching. So, I was excited when I recently had the opportunity to watch the latest episode of the national PBS show “Shelter Me: Community Matters”.

Created by filmmaker Steven Latham, hosted by animal welfare icon Dr. Jane Goodall, and presented by the Petco Foundation, the latest installment of “Shelter Me” focuses on when communities come together to help animals in need. Continue reading “Shelter Me: Community Matters (Episode 7)”

Animal Authors Unite: A Day at the OC Children’s Book Festival (and giveaway!)

On a picture-perfect, clear blue sky day, with the aroma of kettle corn filling the air, a young child runs up to a book display, pointing at the book cover and shouting back to her parent in tow – “A kitty, a kitty!” This scene played out numerous times this past weekend, where I had the privilege of attending the Orange County Children’s Book Festival with my friend, author Jaimi Ilama.

Jaimi was stationed in an author booth, where she sold and signed her book, The Upstairs Cat, for her new adoring fans, and I was Jaimi’s steadfast booth buddy. But I brought more to the table than just my payment processing skills. I provided signs for the children to hold and pose with in front of…you guessed it…cats and kittens!

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