January 8, 2019

Playing with a cat is one of the cutest, funniest things to witness! They get so excited and show off their best hunting skills. One minute they're relaxing on the floor and the next, they perk up, eyes dilate and they're ready to go! That all sounds great but what abo...

December 12, 2018

It's that time of year! The season for giving and putting amazing cat gifts under the tree. Whether you're shopping for your cat, a cat loving friend or yourself, I've created a list with items we love, for every budget!

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November 9, 2018

On November 6, 2016 I started @chicagoblackcat on Instagram. Eleven months later I had (well, my cat Mikita had) 2,000 followers. Fast forward another year and on November 8, 2018 that number turned into 100,000. Gaining a large following always seemed like a mystery t...

October 31, 2018

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I love making costumes and dressing up but this year I didn't. I thought about making something but I've been so busy running @chicagoblackcat that I decided to skip the costume. In an effort to get into the Halloween spi...

October 22, 2018

Cats have an adorable ability to do exactly as they please while simultaneously thriving on routine. They appear to be self sufficient yet they rub up against us and need our attention for pets, treats or second breakfast.  They know how to work the system to get what...

September 23, 2018

When we transitioned Mikita to a raw diet, I didn't have a guide walking me through and I didn't even realize at first that commercially prepared raw diets existed. I did find some great websites though. This helped educate me on the importance of a fresh diet. It gave...

September 22, 2018

I always thought about adopting a cat...one day. My childhood cat, Buster taught me how cool animals actually were. Not that I needed convincing. He was an awesome tuxedo cat who loved the outdoors more than anything else. Fast forward several years and Rich and I woul...

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a veterinarian or a certified pet nutritionist. My information is based off of experience and my own personal research. I am not liable for any choices you make for your pet. My experience is meant to serve as an anecdotal resource.  As always, consult your veterinarian, preferably integrative or holistic to treat and diagnose any issues your pet may be experiencing. I cannot diagnose or treat any ailments.