Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year!

dottie started the party a little early today. whether you're out living it up tonight or staying at home with the furrkids, madcat would like to wish you a safe, happy and healthy new year full of kitty kisses!

if you're not interested in making resolutions you will never keep, check this out. goals are better than rules anyway!

now to go dress gabby up as the new year's baby....

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

another year, down the drain

year-end "best of" lists are everywhere. but who really cares about which pop star sang the loudest or which millionaire made more millions? rotorooter is where the cool list is, because we all knew weird stuff gets put down the drains all the time. even, maine coons.

Monday, December 29, 2008

fur ban in europe

the european union took another progressive step towards making the world a better place for dogs and cats. this fur-ban and the previous bans on declawing are making the usa look bad.

let's hope that russia, china and the rest of the world will eventually follow suit. to help make that a reality, check this out.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


we have a new happy cat at monroe st. we call him mr. ping-a-ling but you can call him ping for short. he's a very striking boy with black and white markings and a goofy personality. fetch seems to be his game of choice but he's also happy to lay around and purr up a storm.

for more info on ping and all the other kitties looking to get a good start on the new year please check out the happy cat club of madison.

on dottie, on gabby, on morty and lucy!

people like to ponder how Santa gets to every single house in just one night . the fact that NORAD tracks and reports his location tells me it's a cover-up. ok then, you say - how does he do it? cats. yup, cats...

Monday, December 22, 2008

SAD kitties?

as it turns out the wintertime blues aren't just for people anymore.

want to know dottie's cure-all? catnip. lots and lots of catnip. it makes everything better!

holiday hours

to celebrate the upcoming holidays madcat has a few schedule changes. we will be open until 5:00pm on Dec. 24th and will be closed on Dec. 25th and for new years we will close at 6:00pm on Dec. 31st and open at noon on Jan. 1.

so if santa is bringing any special toys to the furrkids this year, he may want to do his shopping early.

have a holly jolly festivus everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

another happy cat has found his home

we are proud to announce that remmy, the gorgeous lion of a cat, went to his forever home yesterday and is loving every minute of it. here is the big guy with his new "mom", karen. don't they look great together? this is what it's all about, folks.

interested in finding your own happy cat?

Friday, December 19, 2008

rescue gabby!

being that we just got dumped on by a foot of snow we would like to extend an offer of "help" to anyone who may be stuck in the snow or who may just need a little pick me up.  all you have to do is call for.....RESCUE GABBY!  she will come through rain, sleet and snow to bring you a little comfort and a warm nuzzle.  you can even wear her over your shoulders like a high-fashion, cruelty-free stole!  so remember, when in need just give a little whistle or shake a food bag and furry help will come to the rescue!

*offer void anywhere in the real world.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


yes, they are real. yes, they are awesome.

No Kill China

In a surprising turn of events we've seen some movement, albeit small, of a definitive call for no kill in china. ''these cats, they are like our children," said cui qingzhen, a 56-year-old woman who said she has been feeding street cats for six years. "we can't let these people do this to them." this is the beginning of the snowball. thank you, cui.

in related news, here's another call for president-elect obama to install a cat in the white house. who knows? this may be the final push china needs to just knock it off already.

and now, we resign ourselves to the snow gods. may they be gentle with our feeble humanity.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2 cats are better than 1

cats like companionship. adopting two cats has numerous benefits, the best one being that they can keep each other busy so you have to worry less about a lonely kitty getting up to mischief. plus there's the whole saving lives thing.....but really, that's secondary to the whisker kisses.

Monday, December 15, 2008

contacts for kitty

just imagine what doors this may have opened up for our feline friends. quality of life is about to take on a whole new meaning. though, personally, i'd like to see dottie cat sporting a pair of hairy potter glasses; she's too nerdy for contacts. plus there's the whole "specs appeal" angle.


we've all seen them. they are always a bit unsettling, but still cute nonetheless. now to find some meow tse-tungs and genghiss kahns.

what's your kitler story?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

christmas tree kitties

tis the season to be extra vigilant about keeping the cats out of the christmas tree. here are some good tips for those of us with the most tenacious tabbies who can't resist a giant, sparkly fortress of lights. another suggestion would be to get the cats their own cat-tree, just for them, especially if it's taller than the christmas tree. that way they can look down from on high and laugh at that puny thing you call a tree.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

if you build it....

.....a cat will likely destroy it.

no-kill news

looks like the mission of no-kill is starting to pick up steam! animal shelters in both indianapolis and houston, two major urban areas, are considering the switch to no-kill methods. nathan winnograd, himself, of the no kill advocacy center, is being requested by the houston buruea of animal regulation and care for his recommendations and mad skillz. here's to hope and compassion, and the dream of no kill everywhere.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

meet remmy

let me introduce you to mr. remmy, currently hanging out with dottie and the gang down on monroe st. he's a gorgeous orange tabby with a flair for the finer things in life. he enjoys head-butts, catnip and lazy naps in the middle of the floor. if you think you need a little gentleman in your life then this guy is for you. make him a happy cat and he will love you forever.


since it's snowing like crazy here in madison, today, and everyone is a little down about all the shoveling, i thought it'd be fun to show you a most unlikely video of a cat who actually loves the white stuff. what a nut!

Monday, December 8, 2008

another adoption at monroe!

good news, everyone! our adorable happy cat, chai, went to his forever home yesterday! if you are interested in bringing home your own happy kitty, check out their awesome site.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

pretty kitty pictures

i'm pretty sure that if we strapped a camera to dottie's collar all the pictures would consist of would be food, bed, food, bed, food, bed, food. what a fascinating idea, though, and beautiful pictures, too. good job, cooper! can we hire you for our next family photo?

Friday, December 5, 2008

cats rule, robot cats drool

now there is no refuting it, cats will dominate the robot war.

hello kitteh!

nursing home and hospice cats are old news. now it's the hello kitty maternity hospital in taiwan! apparently the cartoon cat helps to calm mothers with her cute, yet vacant, stare.

"I wish that everyone who comes here, mothers who suffer while giving birth and children who suffer from an illness, can get medical care while seeing these kitties and bring a smile to their faces, helping forget about discomfort and recover faster," he told Reuters.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

spaghetti cat

ok. this is a clip from the e channels' the soup. no one is quite certain what was going on here. a normal talk show on normal topics quickly became an internet sensation. just wait until the 14 second mark for the saucy surprise.

edit: here's the explanation for spaghetti cat. very interesting and doesn't make it any less humurous.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

as old as mischief

isn't it great that the cats who get the most publicity have the best cat-names ever? mischief is the cool cat who just turned 29, that's 100 years in feline time, and creme-puff is the oldest kitty ever at 38 years old.....and she's from texas! creme-puff! what's next? mr. precious twinkle-toes? senorita sillykins?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

in case you missed it...

....this is kind of a sad story. but hey, at least the deer got to get in a few punches. i'm telling you, soon the pigs will be walking. it's animal farm time.

making happy cats at monroe

we're proud to announce that since the inception of our in-store happy cat adoption program two weeks ago we have already seen two happy guys go to forever homes. first redford, the beautiful calm kitty, and then bw, the black and white heartbreaker, burrowed their way into hearts and never looked back. now we are delighted to be in the company of a playful, talkative fella named Chai. though he's fun to hang out with i sure hope he doesn't hang out too long. i'm sure there's a family out there somewhere already thinking of waking up to his furry face on these cold winter mornings.

Monday, December 1, 2008

free food for kittehs!

check out this neat site that asks you to answer trivia questions in exchange for donating free kibble to oregon animal shelters. bonus, it's good food, too. good enough to get dottie thinking of starting a site of her own. she's always looking for more food and another sucker to give it to her.