Tuesday, November 25, 2008

lone wolves?

it's so unfair that kitties have been stereotyped as "loners." while some may be a little shy at first every cat needs a good chin-scratching every once in awhile. even our adorably feisty miss nikki.

cat + printer = fight!

even cats have tough days at the office. this is proof, once again, that cats will dominate in the robot war. look out flatbed scanners. you're next!

Monday, November 24, 2008

giving thanks at madcat

turkey day (tofurkey day, for some of us) is coming up fast this year. since we will be stuffing our faces with family and friends madcat will be closed at all locations on thursday, nov. 27th. have a happy holiday and remember, you can even get some of merrick's "thanksgiving day dinner" for your thankful kitty!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

seniors for seniors

i love this program. people helping cats help people.

"This is a marvelous opportunity to capitalize on what has been proven over and over again," he said. "That is, having animals around assists the elderly in terms of their health and mental outlook. Obviously, it also helps the animals."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


we all know that in the great robot war of 2028 humans will fall to machines. however, this video makes me wonder if cats might be the ultimate victors.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

no-kill stays afloat in the economic downturn

this is a testament to the power of people. the message of no-kill is one of love and compassion. luckily, those things aren't measured by the dow index.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

madcat monroe - bright and early

good news! madcat on monroe is now opening at 9:00am monday through friday. so come on down, get your coffee next door, and spend a little time with dot in the early morning sun.

Monday, November 17, 2008

fast and furrious

this new toyota commercial is pretty cool. i wish i had a cool cat-head like that.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

a cat gameshow?

the idea could actually be kind of cool. too bad the execution is a little off. not to mention the whole meow mix thing. i think our cats deserve better.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

devious cats

check out this story on the new book, the devious book for cats. notice anything familiar in the story pic? that's right, the author's photo was taken right here at madcat-monroe, in the presence of the queen, herself, miss dottie madcat.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

big cat rescue in wisconsin

check out dottie's bigger cousins at the big cat rescue of rock springs, wisconsin. they sure are cute. i'll bet the dot-ster could out-eat them in a race, though. she's like the takeru kobayashi of cats.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

russian cat gymnastics

alright. this is insane. i don't know whether to be horrified or tickled pink. i can't stop laughing at the white-ish cat. his glare of hatred while riding that bike is simultaneously the saddest and most hilarious thing i've ever seen.

dottie, get your track suit on. training is about to begin.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

"like night walking"

after years of fears that black cats would be adopted out near halloween only to be tortured by modern-day witches, some humane societies have started programs to promote their adoptions using the holiday as free marketing.

i think black cats are cool because they are sweet and hilarious while being the total absence of light. they are like the black holes of catdom. how awesome is that?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

no-kill keeps on keeping on

from the los angeles times, an update on the wild cat "problem" at cal state long beach. looks like the philosophy of no-kill and tnr is picking up speed despite the many bureaucracies bent on doing things the "old-fashioned way." good job, cal state!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

why not a cat?

during his acceptance speech in grant park tuesday night, president-elect obama mentioned that his daughters would soon be getting a dog to take to the whitehouse. mrs. obama has confirmed that they intend to adopt a shelter dog, another long shot candidate, if you will. well now the internets has lit up with people asking, "why not a cat?" here is a petition that asks the obamas to open their hearts and their future, white home to a shelter cat, too. give it a sign and maybe we can persuade our future president to bring a washington fat cat home with him.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


this is one exceptional cat. footsie works at a library in little rock, arkansas where he selects his favorite children's books with the help of a human assistant. he not only helps blind children learn to love reading but he also has a physical peculiarity that endears him to his public. he is polydactyl, and sports 22, versus 18, toes. it is said that poly cats can be calmer than their normal-toed brethren so he must fit in perfectly with the quiet library atmosphere. i'll be those extra toes make it a little easier to turn the pages, too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

election day - Gobama!

ugh. it's election day and i'm far too anxious to come up with something witty or clever so you'll just have to settle for this.....kitty boxing! it's kind of election-themed, right? two competitors sparring for a coveted title? man, am i good or what?

Monday, November 3, 2008

cats in costumes are hilarious

how are the candy corn hang-overs coming along? to celebrate the day-before-the-election, and hopefully to assuage some dooms-day jitters, i thought it would be fun to look at cute cats in funny costumes. the leprachaun kitty is my favorite!

angelo, a madcat kitty, looks pretty fierce as feline-spiderman. i wonder if he gives upside-down kisses, too?