Top 50 Cat Bloggers

We have a large pet category on Thoroughly Reviewed that includes detailed reviews on pet products like flea treatment for cats and analysis of the best pet insurance companies. We wanted to take a moment and recognize bloggers who are passionate about our feline friends and who are producing great content on their blogs. Take a look at our Top 50 Cat Bloggers below. Congratulations to our winners. The list below is in alphabetical order.


7th Heaven Orientals

7th-heaven-orientalsAuthor: Marva Marrow

www.7thheavencats.com

Marva lives in the greater Los Angeles area of Southern California. She loved animals her whole life but it was when she was ten years old that she adopted her first cat, Dumpling, from a neighbor.  Dumpling became pregnant and a young Marva was fascinated by the birth and documented everything from the color, sexes and growth of the kittens with charts and detailed descriptions.  A true and dedicated breeder in the making!  As an adult, while searching for an “applehead” Siamese, she ended up with a Javanese male, justly named Java who became her first show cat.  From there her love of cats has only grown and today you can find her breeding Orientals and running her feline behavior consulting business, The Kitty Kouch.


A Tonk’s Tale

a-tonks-taleAuthor: Lisa Richman

www.atonkstail.com

Lisa’s blog, A Tonk’s Tale, will delightfully entertain other cat and animal lovers with the antics of her three cats; Faraday, a Platinum Mink Tonkinese male, Maxwell, a Blue Point Siamese male and Alexandria, a rescued female.  Lisa is a strong advocate of rescue groups and also hopes to educate and help with animal adoptions through her blog.  Additionally, her blog features product reviews and her three cats lovingly help with the input!  She also features vignettes of her beautifully photographed cats shot in candidly, humorous situations that every pet owner will connect with.  Check her out to see what fun they’re having.


Bling, Bitches & Blood

bling-bitches-and-bloodAuthor: Amy Shojai

www.amyshojai.com

Amy hails from Texas where she honed her skills for all things bling and came to love animals.  Additionally, she has skills that seem nearly unmatched in the pet world.  She’s a certified animal behavior consultant for dogs and cats, an award-winning author of 30 best-selling books on pets, she created the website puppies.com where she was the Puppies Expert and has accomplished numerous other achievements.  Her skills and knowledge have been featured in print publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Reader’s Digest to name a few.  She also finds time to be a musician, actor and playwright!


Buffy the Cat

buffy-the-catAuthor: Paul Smulson
www.buffythecat.com
Paul confesses that he spent most of his life feeling ambivalent about cats. It wasn’t until his family adopted two kittens from his neighbors that he realized there was an infatuated cat person inside of him. He quickly came to realize how funny cats could be with their quirky, playful antics. His cat Buffy, the namesake of his blog, even became a bit of a celebrity as he allowed Paul to snap away taking pictures of him in countless poses. Paul shares many of those pictures with his readers who often are amazed with Buffy’s personality and say that their cats would “never do that”! Paul hopes to inspire people to give cats a chance. They just might find out that they are cat people too!


Cat Blogosphere

cat-blogosphere

www.blog.catblogosphere.com

The Cat Blogosphere is the central, online news hub for the cat blogging community.  It was started in 2006 by Robyn Harton when she first posted as her cat Sanjee.  Today it is a central resource with a chat room, a calendar and links to shops run by cat bloggers among other amenities and is also a place for them to gather and have fun.


Catbox Press

b-cat-stoneAuthor: B. Cat Stone

www.catboxpress.com

Originally from the state of New York, B. Cat Stone (Barbara) currently lives in the Southwestern United States where she steadfastly accomplished the founding of a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter. The shelter, ARCH, has helped thousands of dogs and cats find their forever homes. Barbara is also an award-winning author and a member of the Cat Writers’ Association. Her book, The Cat in the Music Box: A Message from Pet Heaven, can be found on Amazon and her goal is to help bring people closer to their pets by helping them to better understand their animals. She lives with her furry family in a small house in a small town with majestic mountain views.


Cat Chat with Caren and Cody

cat-chat-wit-caren-and-codyAuthor: Caren Gittleman

www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

Caren is a life-long Clevelander who worked in advertising at The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper.  She is now a professional blogger who also does freelance writing.   Caren started her blog after her current snuggle-bug and co-author Cody came into her life.  Cody helped ease Caren’s heartache after her beloved Bobo crossed the rainbow bridge.  She hopes that her blog will be a warm, cozy and inviting place for cat lovers around the world.


Cat in the Fridge

cat-in-the-fridgeAuthor: Alana Grelyak

www.catinthefridge.com

This blog is written by Crepes, a special-needs cat better known as Cat in the Fridge.   Crepes was first fostered and then adopted from Tree House Humane in Chicago which is a shelter that advocates for both normal and special-needs cats.  Crepes is full of fun and loves entertaining his “peeps” with good deeds.  His mom is Alana Grelyak, a pet lover since the day she was born.  Alana currently lives in Chicago, has a Master’s Degree in Music, and has been a writer for many years.  She is now Editor in Chief of Cat in the Fridge where she advocates for and helps find homes for special needs kitties.


Cat Lady in the Canyon

cat-lady-in-the-canyonAuthor: Pamela Knudsen

www.catladyinthecanyon.com

Pamela has lived in a sector of Laguna Beach known as the “Canyon” since 2004 and is strongly attached to its rustic wonderland which she feels has gotten her more in touch with nature.  She says it feeds her soul.  Her cat craze started when she was a toddler and she loves all animals but has a special affinity for felines.  Yes, she has even been called the “crazy” cat lady!  She has either adopted rescue cats or directly rescued all of the members of her feline family and she volunteers at The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, which operates a cat sanctuary in Laguna Beach.  He blog is filled with wonderful stories of all of her cats, both past and present.


CatTipper

cat-tipperAuthor: Paris Permenter & John Bigley

www.cattipper.com

Paris and John are a husband and wife team of professional writers who are also longtime cat (pet!) lovers.  They originally specialized in travel and business writing, but as of 2008 they’ve specialized in a subject dearer to their hearts, pets. Currently they share their home with their three cats: Lucky, Inca and Ochi as well as two dogs, Tiki and Irie (who inspire their blog DogTipper). Although they live in Texas, CatTipper focuses on cat adoption throughout the United States.


Cat Wisdom 101

cat-wisdom-101Author: Layla Morgan Wilde

www.catwisdom101.com

Layla Morgan Wilde, holistic cat behaviorist, celebrity cat and pet industry consultant founded the award-winning blog Cat Wisdom 101 in 2011 and The Annex Cat Rescue, a nonprofit in 1997. Layla is a passionate advocate for less adoptable cats especially black cats. Her new nonprofit black cat initiative includes: Black Cats Tell All: True Tales and Inspiring Images, a book and calendar to be published Nov. 2016 and multiple events occurring during Oct. 2017, International Black Cat Awareness Month. Layla is a professional member and elected council member of the CWA (Cat Writers’ Association).  A Canadian by birth, an E.U. citizen and U.S. resident since 2001, Layla lives in antique farmhouse north of New York City with an assortment of spoiled cats.


Catlines

catlinesAuthor: Lauren Merryfield   

www.catlines.com

Lauren lives in Eugene, Oregon with her three cats Maryah, Toby and Laynie.  She is the mother to one human, Lynden, and has authored two books: There’s More Than One Way to Love a Cat and There’s More Than One Way to Be Okay: A Blind Woman’s PURRspective on Life.  Lauren has an impressively prolific blog filled with great content on almost every cat topic.  Not to be overlooked is the fact that Lauren writes with the additional challenge of being blind.  She says this is an advantage in dealing with her kitties as they are unable to stare her down!  She is a member of The Cat Writers’ Association and the National Federation of the Blind.  She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nebraska and has also been trained to help with Pet Loss and Bereavement.


Cat’s Pajamas

cats-pajamasAuthor: Janet Wormitt

www.ottawacatgrooming.com

Janet lives in Ottawa, Canada where she is the owner of Cat’s Pajamas Feline Grooming Studio.  Due to an amazing experience she had teaching pet grooming in the Middle East, she had a life changing perspective.  She realized that compared to the Middle East, cats in North America were dirty and neglected.  This prompted her to open her feline-exclusive grooming studio.  Her studio is designed specifically for felines with feline appropriate equipment and products and once a month she donates her services to Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.  She is a Certified Feline Master Groomer and is also trained in Animal Reiki Level II.


Covered in Cat Hair

covered-in-cat-hairAuthor: Robin Olson

www.coveredincathair.com

Robin A.F. Olson used to have a life as an art director, but now she’s a very tired cat-mom to nine mischievous cats as well as the President & Founder of the non-profit rescue, Kitten Associates. Celebrating her tenth year writing award-winning stories about her life doing rescue, sometimes Robin jokes that the purpose of her blog is to act as a warning to others. In reality, there are few greater champions for cats. Whether they have behavioral problems, or seemingly insurmountable health issues, Robin is there for them no matter what it takes. Robin also has a wicked sense of humor and never shies away from difficult subjects that go far beyond stories about cats. Don’t miss her April Fools’ Day posts!


Dash Kitten

dash-kittenAuthor: Marjorie Dawson

www.dashkitten.com

Marjorie brings us her blog, Dash Kitten, from the beautiful country of New Zealand.   She aims to educate and entertain her readers with reviews and tutorials as well as a generous dash of humor and fun!  She considers her blog a helping blog created with respect and well-researched content and has a readership that spans the globe.  Rescue work is also important to Dash Kitten as are fund raisers and auctions.  Marjorie will gladly provide guidance to anyone needing assistance with these as she has run several major fund raisers and auctions in the past.


Dusty Rainbolt’s Universe

dusty-rainboltAuthor: Dusty Rainbolt

www.dustycatwriter.com

In 1986 a chance event changed Dusty’s life.  A neighbor moved away leaving their pregnant tabby cat behind in the snow.  Dusty became an accidental midwife and fell headfirst into the world and plight of unwanted animals.  Since this life-changing event, Dusty’s was set on a new course.  She became determined to do what she could to help find homes for unwanted pets.  To date she has successfully bottle fed over 800 orphan kittens and rehomed over 700 adults and weaned kittens. She is the editor-in-chief at Adopt a Shelter which is an online shop that donates to animal charities.  She is also the author of two cat care/behavior books:  Kittens for Dummies and Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace & Sanity in your Multi-Cat Home.


Feline Behavior Solutions

Photo by Erica J Mitchell

Photo by Erica J Mitchell

Author: Marci Koski

http://www.felinebehaviorsolutions.com/blog/

Dr. Marci Koski holds a doctorate in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and has worked as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2006.  She is passionate about animals and their welfare and has received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior. Her primary goal with her blog is to help prevent cats from being abandoned to streets or shelters as the result of treatable behavioral issues.  She believes that the number of cats abandoned in shelters can be greatly decreased if guardians better understand what is driving their cats to unwanted behaviors and teaches how to redirect the cat’s behavior to a more appropriate action.  Marci was recently nominated as a finalist for the Women in the Pet Industry Network’s Woman of the Year Award.


Feline Opines

feline-opinesAuthor: Anita Aurit

www.felineopines.wordpress.com

Anita is an entrepreneur and writer who lives in the inland Northwest with her husband and five rescued felines: Oliver, Jasmine, Lily, Tucker and Alberto.  She has been a cat lover and has lived with and studied cats all of her life.  She is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association and recently, her story, “All My Children Wear Fur Coats” was chosen for the newest Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul book. She works with her local shelter teaching classes to High School students and has created a lost pet social media team.


Floppycats

floppy-catsAuthor: Jenny Dean

www.floppycats.com

Floppycats is a blog dedicated to the Ragdoll breed of cats, “Floppy Cats”.  Jenny and her three siblings were given their first Ragdoll cat, Skittles, when Jenny was only 8.  The family loved Skittles, but unfortunately he died of FIP when he was only two. The family subsequently adopted Rags, a seal mitted Ragdoll cat. Jenny was completely smitten with Rags and even in her later life often returned home to Kansas City to be with him.  After a long and arduous journey of studies and work, Jenny came realize that blogging is what she wanted to do.  She started a blog-writing business from home and continued to work on Floppycats.  Today she has a strong blog and social media following and hopes to provide owners and breeders all over the world with information on the Ragdoll breed.


Following Cats

following-catsAuthor: Tina Barbour

www.followingcats.com

Tina’s blog, Following Cats, is about the life you live and the joy you receive from following a life with cats.   She is a self-proclaimed late bloomer when it comes to living a life with cats as it took her awhile to realize that welcoming a cat into her life would be one of the best things she could do.  She has a passion for words and her blog and social media sites are meant to be a welcoming place for all kindred spirits who love their cats as family. She currently lives in Altavista, Virginia with her husband and three cats Abbey, Natasha and Connor.


Glogirly

glogirlyAuthor: Debbie Glovatsky

www.glogirly.com

Glogirly is a hilarious and award-winning cat blog featuring cats Katie and Waffles and their catgirl, Glogirly.  Their uproariously funny stories and banter will keep you on your toes and coming back for more.   Behind the scenes, Debbie Glovatsky is the clever girl behind Glogirly and she works tirelessly to help homeless and abused cats and the organizations that rescue them.  Glogirly is proud to be able to say that they have raised over $40,000 in cash, supplies and food for cats in need.  Debbie has won over 50 awards for excellence in blogging, social media, photography and design.


Hannah & Lucy

hannah-and-lucyAuthor: Sue Farr

www.myblogoffurrycreatures.blogspot.com

The inspiration for Sue’s blog is her two cats, Hannah and Lucy.  They all live in the middle of the United Kingdom in the village of Markfield in the county of Leicestershire and are about 90 miles from the sea and the nearest coastline.  Both Hannah and Lucy are rescue cats having been saved from a “home” with over 100 cats.  Sue arrived at the rescue intending to only bring home one kitten but when she saw Hannah and Lucy snuggling up together she couldn’t resist and brought them both home.  Her delightful blog is filled with lovely pictures and stories of their antics together.


I have Cat

i-have-catAuthor: Tamar Arslanian

www.ihavecat.com

Tamar began her blog as a way of expressing her life as a 30-something female living in New York City and trying to find love despite owning a cat.   After growing up pet-less, she only discovered her love of cats later in life thanks to an ex-boyfriend.  The men came and went but her four legged friends remained and with them came a new thinking about life, food and even men of the 2-legged variety. Her funny and insightful blog and social media channels are a joy to read and her readership is growing quickly.  She refuses to fall prey to the “Cat Lady” stereotype and currently has a book in presale, “Shop Cats of New York” featuring 40 of New York’s favorite felines.


Just for Cats Pet Sitting

just-for-cats-pet-sittingAuthor: Rita Reimers

www.justforcatspetsitting.com

Rita has had a love of cats ever since she was a young girl.  Her grandfather gave her her first cat, a grey tabby kitten, at the age of 7 but Rita was unable to keep her. She still continued to love cats and even insisted on dressing as a cat every Halloween and longed for the day when she would be an adult and have a kitty of her very own to share her home.  As an adult, and finally with a kitty of her own, she came to realize how difficult it is to find good quality in-home cat care.  She decided to start her own company to fill this niche and Just for Cats Pet Sitting was born.  Today her successful company has two locations, Beverly Hills and Charlotte, North Carolina.


Traveling Dog Lady

k2k9Author: Kathleen Mueller

travelingdoglady.blogspot.com

Kathleen lives in Massachusetts with her three cats: Cali, Tux and Newman as well as her twin dogs Charlie Brown and Cooper, three-legged boy.  She has shared her life with many pets and is proud to have also cared for many senior pets.  The purpose of her blog is to share with the reader her many experiences raising and caring for animals.  Because of having endured quite a bit of loss in her life, she is also qualified to write about and help readers with the loss of their pets.


Katzenworld

katzenworldAuthor: Marc-Andre

www.katzenworld.co.uk

Katzenworld is written by a group of blogger friends who are united by their passion for cats.   Although the group is stationed around the world they all come together to write, blog and post about their love of cats. Their writing is not just limited to their own cats but they strive to be a one-stop shop on all things cats for their friends, followers and fellow cat lovers. They have a strong social media following and you can find some terrific photos, articles and insights on their social channels.


Life with Dogs and Cats

life-with-cats-and-dogsAuthor: Susan Willet

www.lifewithdogsandcats.com

Susan lives with four rescue cats and three rescue dogs, and while she is a certified cat lady, she refuses to take sides in the cats vs. dogs debate. She enjoys observing and writing about the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. There’s inspiration all around her: hiding in box, taking up an entire couch, or ruling an empire from the top of the stairs. Her award-winning blog features stories, photography, and humor, and includes popular features such as Dogs and Cats Texting™, Haiku by Cat™ and Haiku by Dog™. A member of the Cat Writers’ Association, Susan considers herself a writer first, then a blogger, but an animal lover most of all. Life with Dogs and Cats is a fast-growing site and it can also be found represented on numerous social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Little Big Cat

little-big-catAuthor: Jean Hofve

www.littlebigcat.com/category/blog/

With Jean’s background as a holistic veterinarian, she is able to provide her readers with educated information about holistic feline health, behavior and nutrition.  She has a passion for feline health and has extensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry since the early 1990s.  She has written dozens of articles and been interviewed on the subject by print, radio and television around the world.  Her blog contains over 100 articles and a free monthly e-newsletter that she hopes will help cat owners provide a happy and healthy life for their pets.


Lola the Rescued Cat

lola-the-rescued-catAuthor: Dawn White

www.lolatherescuedcat.com

Dawn is passionate about animal rescue and animal welfare and for her this also includes cruelty-free living.  Her insightful blog is written for and read by a community of cat lovers who are dedicated to giving animals the wonderful lives they deserve.  She decided to share Lola’s story as a way of bringing attention to animal rescue and has also written a book, “Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat” and pledges to donate ten percent of its proceeds to animal rescue organizations and shelters.


Meg Dendler

meg-dendlerAuthor: Meg Dendler

www.megdendler.blogspot.com

Meg has considered herself a writer ever since she won a picture book contest in 5th grade and continued to entertain her classmates with ongoing sequels for the rest of the year.   However, it wasn’t until the 1990s that she began serious work as a freelancer.  She has over 100 articles in print which include interviews with Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone and Dwayne “the rock” Johnson.  Meg currently has been enjoying success with her best-selling children’s book series, “Cats in the Mirror”.  Meg and her family (including her four cats and her dog, Max) live in Arkansas.


Mochas, Mysteries & Meows

mochas-mysteries-meowsAuthor: Melissa Lapierrre

www.mochasmysteriesmeows.com

Melissa’s blog is a fusion of her two most favorite things:  books and cats.  Even in her playpen she could be found with a cat in one corner and a book in the other.  Now, over 30 years later, she is nearly always surrounded by these two things which is where she finds her bliss.  Although she prefers cats, she adores all animals and is passionate about animal rescue.  She also loves reading and writing and nothing makes her happier than doing either with a cat curled up in her lap.  Her blog was started in 2011 as a predominately book blog but now she describes it as either a pet-centric book blog or a pet blog with a literary flair. She currently lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her kitty Mudpie.


Mollie Hunt

Author: Mollie Hunt

https://lecatts.wordpress.com

Mollie writes from the rainy Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband and a varying number of cats.  She calls herself a crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer and Trekkie as well as a mystery writer, in fact, the tag line of her books is “A Crazy Cat Lady Mystery”.  She is a member of the Cat Writers’ Association and also belongs to a group that sends out notices on lost pets in her area.  She believes strongly in Spay and Neuter programs and volunteers at a number of her local shelters.


Mousebreath

mousebreathAuthor: Karen Nichols

www.mousebreath.com

Karen lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she is a pet industry influencer, writer, author and illustrator.  She has been a professional blogger for over 8 years and also works as a freelance writer.  She is a member of the Cat Writers’ Association and in 2010 was one of seven finalists for the Cat Chow Correspondent search. Her blog is filled with articles on lifestyle, humor and entertainment about cats and you can even find some information on cat art and crafts pertaining to cats.  She hopes to provide some enjoyable reading for cats and cat lovers alike.


Natural Cat Care Blog

natural-cat-care-blogAuthor: Liz Eastwood

www.naturalcatcareblog.com

Liz is dedicated to the health and wellness of cats and their owners.  The particular emphasis of her blog is to prevent cat cancers which she says have been escalating at an alarming rate in the last couple of decades.  She is a writer with a holistic nutritionist background and has always been obsessed with felines.  The catalyst in starting her blog was that she lost her soul-mate cat to high-grade intestinal lymphoma which was a great shock to her.  She felt she could have been able to prevent the cancer through nutrition and wanted to help save others from making any of the same mistakes that she had.  Her blog is filled with lots of good information on how to give your cat a happy, healthy and all-natural life.


One Drawing Daily

one-drawing-dailyAuthor: Thomas Clausen

www.onedrawingdaily.com

In September of 2014 Thomas challenged himself to draw just one drawing a day for a year.  His challenge was meant to encourage him back into the world of drawing which he had gotten away from.  Low and behold, he was able to accomplish his dream and often found himself drawing even more than one.  His drawings became so popular the he now finds himself commissioning custom pet portraits. He loves the uncomplicated and inspiring relationship that one can have with their pet and he loves capturing that in his portraits.  He is now living in Denmark and finishing up his master thesis in architecture.


Paws for Reflection

bj-bangsAuthor: BJ Bangs

www.bjbangs.net

Paws for Reflection is a way for BJ to share her total love of cats and she hopes to share that love by writing about many of the issues that affect cats around the world. She says that cats truly are her BFFs and that there is nothing better than snuggling up in front of a wood stove with five of her best feline friends. Her blog is a way for her to share her thoughts on anything that impacts cats, such as rescue, state and local legislation, travel, humor and stories of pet heroes to name a few. She mixes her real-life experiences with hard-proven facts in hopes of bringing her readers a unique point of view.


Pet Blog Lady

pet-blog-ladyAuthor: Lisa Taron

www.petbloglady.com

Lisa is a professional pet blogger from Canada whose main goal is to celebrate the incredible bond and love we have for our pets.  She began her blog in 2006 and it features interesting articles, product reviews, reader contests, giveaways and more.  She has a soft spot for rescue groups and looks forward to supporting them any way she can.  Also, she is always looking to helping promote pet-loving entrepreneurs who have products she believes in.


Playful Kitty

playful-kittyAuthor: Robin Mudge

www.playfulkitty.net

Robin and her two kitties bring lots of learning and fun to their blog.  Playful Kitty was started in 2013 as the result of Robin losing her first cat Obi-Wan to chronic illness.  He had been experiencing non-stop urinary tract issues and no one could give her any helpful answers.  After researching what she could have done, Robin wanted to share her information with other cat lovers and so started her blog.  Robin currently lives in the Detroit metro area with her husband, Dave and her two playful kitties; Manna and Dexter. She volunteers at the local animal rescue where she writes their weekly online newsletter.


Rascal and Rocco

rascal-and-roccoAuthor: L.E. Mastilock

www.rascalandrocco.com

The blog Rascal and Rocco follows the adventures of two brothers adopted together when they were three.  L. E., her husband and two young children went in to adopt a kitten but came out with these two, fat, belly-rubbing-loving goofballs.  Since that day they have been entertaining the family with their crazy antics and unique personalities.  They are far from graceful, eat weird things and even try to sleep in weird places.  The only thing catlike about them is their extreme curiosity, especially Rascal.  L.E.’s blog will delight readers with stories of Rascal and Rocco as they continually get themselves into strange and hilarious situations.


Reigning Cats and Dogs

reigning-cats-and-dogsAuthor: Sandy Robins

www.sandyrobinsonline.com/blog/

Sandy’s blog documents the wonderful relationship that we have with our pets as she writes about and highlights trends and innovative ideas in the industry that ultimately promote the human-animal bond. Her award-winning work is published across an extensive platform that includes magazines and such diverse websites such as Today.com, MSNBC and real estate giant Zillow.com. She believes that many dogs and cats have lives that mirror their owner’s and that nothing is too good for our pets. Because of this, the $63 billion pet industry is bigger than toys, candy and jewelry combined. Sandy has authored four books and is a regular visitor at all major pet expos and an advocate for animal shelters and laws that protect animals.


Sandpiper Cat

sandpiper-catAuthor: Rachel Shubin

www.sandpipercat.com

Sandpiper was originally a foster cat that ultimately became a permanent cat and is Rachel’s inspiration for her blog.  Sandpiper arrived as a pregnant foster. Rachel intended to blog about Sandpiper and her litter and to give beach names to all of her kittens.  Unfortunately, Sandpiper miscarried her three kittens and had to have an emergency spay the next day.  Afterwards ‘Piper’ settled into household life just fine (after a few disagreements with the more senior cats!) and Rachel decided to continue with her blog as a way of channeling her “cat thoughts”.  Now she writes about cat topics such as product and book reviews and also promotes giveaways from her home in Fairfax, Virginia.


Scratchings and Sniffings

scratchings-and-sniffingsAuthor: Yvonne DiVita

www.scratchingsandsniffings.com

Although she claims it was a loooong time ago, Yvonne was once a veterinarian’s assistant.  She loves all animals, especially cat and dogs and her goal with Scratchings and Sniffings is to connect with other dedicated and sincere pet lovers.  She hopes to encourage everyone to engage and share stories, photos and videos.  Together with Tom Collins she also runs BlogPaws which connects brands with pet parents and pet parents with each other.  Scratchings and Sniffings includes mixes relevant news from the pet world with a splash of fun.


Stunning Keisha

stunning-keishaAuthor: Pattie Kleinke

www.stunningkeisha.com

Pattie types the blog Stunning Keisha for her cat, Cathy Keisha – the kitten who keeps it real.  CK was born and raised on the streets until “arrested” and taken to a local shelter.  In 2006 she was adopted by Pattie and her husband and has now lived with them for ten years.  She arrived without any past proper nutrition or interactive play and it took a while for her to soften up and begin to calm down.   Today she is a real character whose blog is filled with entertainment and meant to make people laugh but she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is when a serious situation is called for.  Pattie has been rescuing cats since the 1980’s when a friend and she used to trap stray cats and have them spayed/neutered and she spent her career in the publishing industry.


Sundays at the Shelter

sundays-at-the-shelterAuthor: Maggie Swanson

www.shelter-cats.com

Maggie’s blog, Sundays at the Shelter, is filled with her gorgeous photographs of cats that she has mainly taken at the local shelter.  For many years, she has spent her Sunday mornings volunteering at PAWS, Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, Connecticut, thus the name of her blog.  PAWS is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that is dedicated to rescuing homeless animals and finding them all loving, new families.  Maggie’s pictures play a large role in helping these animals get adopted.  You can see more of her beautiful photography on her Instagram page where you’ll also get to meet her two at-home beauties, Mickey Mouse and Rufus.


The Cat on my Head

the-cat-on-my-headAuthor: Janet Blue

www.thecatonmyhead.com

Janet and her husband live in their 100-year-old, three-story house with anywhere up to eight cats at one time.  Despite growing up as a dog lover, Janet has come to prefer cats and now calls herself a crazy cat lady.  She has a B.A. in English and has written for both the local city magazine and her regional business journal.  She is a poet and designed, edited and contributed to the poetry textbook “Sky Hooks and Grasshopper Traps” and edited the textbook, “Finding the Spark”. As the internet took on steam, she decided to turn to blogging as her creative outlet.  Her blog contains the antics of her past, present and future cats.


The Cat Site

the-cat-siteAuthor: Anne Moss

www.thecatsite.com

The Cat Site is a community of over 100,000 cat lovers from all across the world.  The site brings cat lovers together in a forum where they can share their love of felines.  The site is family friendly and is a place where followers can share stories, advice and cat pictures.


The Conscious Cat

the-conscious-catAuthor: Ingrid King

www.consciouscat.com

Ingrid’s cat Amber was the original inspiration for her blog.  Amber spent ten years sharing her life with Ingrid and was her first “conscious cat”.  She was a wise old soul in a feline body who shared her wisdom in her own column, “Amber’s Mewsings”.  Today Ingrid shares her home with her two newest conscious cats, Allegra and Ruby who are helping to show her how to live a conscious life each and every day.  Together they write and share information on how to keep your feline family members healthy, happy and content.   The Conscious Cat is a comprehensive resource for conscious health, living and happiness for both cats and their humans.


The Creative Cat

the-creative-catAuthor: Bernadette Kazmarski
thecreativecat.net

Bernadette founded The Creative Cat in 2009 and has won several professional awards for both her articles as well as her art and photos. She is a professional writer and a fine and commercial artist. On The Creative Cat she shares articles on feline and pet health and welfare, pet loss and backyard wildlife habitats, rescue stories, cats for adoption along with many other subjects. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she volunteers locally with a TNR/rescue organization as a trapper and clinic medical volunteer. She also fosters ill, geriatric and feral cats needing socialization. Bernadette says that life with rescued cats can be full of joy one day and sadness the next along with humorous episodes and somber moments. Her goal with her blog is to share stories that reflect her typical day and she would like to encourage others to open their homes to foster, and to view all cats, housecats as well as shelter cats, strays and ferals, as deserving of the same dedicated care and loving treatment as their own cats.


The Island Cats

the-island-catsAuthor: Sue Doute

www.island-cats.com

Wally, Ernie and Zoey are three island cats living the good life with their humans in Grosse Ile, Michigan.  Sue and her husband started calling their cats “island cats” since moving to the beautiful island of Grosse Ile where their spacious home has many large windows, along with trees, birds and lots of empty space outside.  Sue has been blogging since 2008 and has quite the loyal following of cat-loving readers both on her blog as well as her social media channels.


The Opinionated Pussycat

the-opinionated-pussycatAuthor: Kiril Kundurazieff

www.opinionatedpussycat.com

Kiril Kundurazieff is a creative writer, editor and publisher with 14 years of experience in storytelling, poetry, reporting, and photography among other things. He is respected in the pet blogging world and a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. The Opinionated Pussycat began New Year’s Day, 2010 and features the voices of his cats, the gentleman Nikita (RIP), the sassy lady Elvira Mistress of Felinity, the Texan Tuxedo Miss Sneakers and Friday the Bearded Lady. It features their creative writing, experiences, outspoken observations and opinions on life and the world around them as they embark on a Journey of Discovery and Enlightenment that comes with having 9 Lives. Kiril would rather be known as just their official research assistant, photographer, provider, playmate, belly rubber, litter box cleaner, and human liaison. Originally from Southern California, Kiril moved to Houston, Texas in 2012 where he now lives with his cats.


The Swiss Cats

the-swiss-catsAuthor: Claire Bertolini

www.swisscatblog.ch

The Swiss Cats live in Switzerland with their human Claire who helps them to write their blog in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.   Claire is the secretary and technical person for the blog which was started in 2012 and she also is a teacher, nail technician, artist and blogger.  The Swiss Cats and their blog are inspired to educate and entertain cat lovers around the world, and help cats in need by donating both money and time to homeless cats in their region.  They also take part in Blog the Change which promotes the protection and well-being of all animals.


Thoughts Fur Paws

thoughts-fur-pawsAuthor: Jaime Lynn Smith

www.thoughtsfurpaws.com

Throughout her life Jamie Lynn has always brought home animals.  Her mother told her that when she was six she brought home frogs, turtles, lizard, cats, dogs as well as nearly every other animal imaginable!   She calls herself an “Animaniac”.   From her deep love of animals, she started her blog to share her ideals on topics such as animal welfare causes and welfare legislation, pet care and nutrition as well as support for charities and rescues.  Along with these she also shares stories, funny pet photos and has come to be known for her pet photo contests.  She currently lives in Ohio and volunteers at local shelters and donates to many organizations including the ASPCA and the WWF.


Way of Cats

way-of-catsAuthor: Pamela Merritt

www.wayofcats.com/blog/

Pamela learned to love cats later in life when she married a man who adored all furry felines. He welcomed her into his home by accompanying her to the local shelter to bring home a cat of her own.  From here she was hooked.  She could never say no to any cat in need and quickly formed a large family of cats.  From this family she learned to deeply understand cats, their needs and communication styles.  The partnership that she developed with them inspired her to start her blog.   She hopes to share with others all that she’s learned in hopes that they, too, can fully enjoy their cats and love them with all their hearts.


Weggieboy’s Blog

weggieboys-blogAuthor: Doug Thomas

www.phainopepla95.com

Doug retired in January of 2009 and hit the ground running.  He says he was made for retirement and finds all sorts of things to keep him company, most notably his two cats Andy and Dougy. Once, when Andy was a kitten, there was a time that he was so sick he had to be hospitalized for one week.  When Doug arrived to bring him home the technician came out with another kitten that Andy had played with all week.  Yes, this new kitten, Dougy also came home with Doug and Andy that day. Although the kittens both created a veterinarian bill nightmare, Doug, Andy and Dougy are now bonded for life.  Doug would have it no other way and loves sharing their life and silly antics with his readers.