Tuesday, August 31, 2010

cat plays duck hunt - does it wrong

remember that annoying dog who'd point and laugh at you whenever you missed one of the ducks? yeah, that guy. well, he had it coming. watch kitteh claire give him his comeuppance. revenge is sweet. and furry.

Monday, August 30, 2010

wheelie bin woman is not amused


she says she only put the cat in the trashcan as a joke and doesn't understand all the hate being thrown at her because "it's just a cat."

meanwhile, threatening posts and groups are being removed from facebook out of fear for her safety.  even the cats are fighting back.

want to get even?  take your anger out on this whack-a-cat-dumping-woman game.  it's harder than it looks.  we only got 9 out of 30.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

got a taste for the wild?


cuz we've got you covered.

 taste of the wild dog formulas are here by popular demand.  it's grain-free, full of novel proteins, and in stock at all locations.



pick yer poison:
high prairie - roasted bison & venison
prairie salmon - salmon (duh)
wetlands - duck, chicken, quail, & turkey

Friday, August 27, 2010

the doggie gaga project

some genius recently had the brilliant idea of dressing up man's best friend as the fashion weirdo icon lady gaga. he called it the doggie gaga project.

hear that? that's the sound of the world collapsing under the weight of its awesomeness.

he should do cats next. i'm thinking gabby might be into it.

what's the weirdest thing you've ever made your pet wear?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

nyc's catwoman caught, identity revealed

and it's not selina kyle.

it turns out the woman who donned a cat mask to rob fancy stores is actually the lead singer of a death metal band.  crazy, right?  but not too surprising.   morty toured with ozzy for a few years back in the nineties.

cats are drawn to the darkness.  or is the darkness drawn to them?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

cou-grrrr

those crazy cougars are back in the news today.  this time the DNR isn't sure if all those sightings were actual cougars or just some sort of mystery beast.  we vote mystery beast, preferably unicorn or dragon.

but it's bad news for any big cat that is found - it'll end up in a drawer, piece by piece.

hope they can read.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

the cat and the wheelie bin


it's everywhere.  the story of the woman who  put a cat in a wheelie bin (that's fancy brit talk for garbage can) and all of the outrage that followed is hard to miss.  there's even a facebook group.

but why is this story so big?  the cat is ok.  the woman did a horrible thing, yes, but it was not a crime.  and isn't that what we should be more outraged about?  that it's so easy to throw a cat away and not be prosecuted for it?

i suppose what i hope to see come out of this is a new way of thinking about cats and an end to their status as "disposable" pets; ones that can be tossed to the shelter whenever we tire of them.  so if nothing else, let lola's story outrage you.  but focus that anger on the real crime - the deaths of shelter cats every day, everywhere.

Monday, August 23, 2010

compassionate kittehs


remember oscar, the nursing-home cat that predicts deaths?  he'll soon be taking his incredible gift to hollywood.

also in california, a rescued cat named christopher lives in a vet clinic where he helps save kitty lives and soothes the sick and dying.

"he'll often paw at a cage door to be let in so he can comfort and clean a cat in there."  aww.  what a wonderful guy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

les chats - amusant!

current obsession - a new webseries from funnyordie.com called les chats that explores the complex societal stigma of the "mad cat man." and yeah, it's pretty funny too:


just another day at the office here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

hey, thanks madison!

... for voting us number one in isthmus's annual madison favorites poll - for the fifth year in a row!

the (inside) block party was last night and madcat was again given the honor of being named madison's favorite pet supply store.

thanks madtown! you're our favorite, too. also, gabby's 20 feet tall!

Friday, August 20, 2010

yay! new simon's cat!

this time it's every cat's favorite thing - the box. go to the official site for all things simon's cat, including a totally rad umbrella and a musical iPhone app.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

meet mandy

edit-Mandy found a great home at the adoption fair on august 29!
this little girl is about 13 weeks old, is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and available for visits at our monroe street store.  her beginnings are unknown; she was found by herself under a car in the vilas neighborhood and was taken in by happy cat  club for foster care.

mandy loves doing all the regular kitten things like getting into trouble and rough-housing with other cats but she's also a big cuddle-bug with a thunderous purr.

more pics after the jump (you won't want to miss them.  trust me.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

oreo goes home

some punks just can't handle the 'nip, huh?

this bunch o' double-stuff goodness is  oreo, who found a great home during sunday's adoption fair. hard to believe she was scheduled to be euthanized a couple weeks ago.

and why? - shelter "overcrowding", and the fact that oreo needed some dental work. but local no-kill group happycat intervened, and this lapcat is going to her forever home.

we need more success stories like oreo's, and we need no kill now.

bonus - more pics of oreo after the jump!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

madison's favorites block party!

hey hey party people!

it's time to find out who won the 2010 madison's favorites poll.  join us down on king street this friday evening from 5-11pm for drinks, food, live music and strange movements we call dancing.

summer's almost over but the good times keep-a-comin'.  just don't celebrate too much.  or you'll end up like this guy.

Monday, August 16, 2010

who you gonna call? the handicats!


a new webcomic features two special needs cats, homer and ajax, teaming up to fight the gulf oil spill and other devious things.

you might remember homer as the blind cat we blogged about last year and the character of ajax was inspired by oscar, the kitty who has bionic back legs.

just another fun way to get special needs cats some attention and give us some LOLs.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

oscar gets pwnd

madcatter oscar should know better than to pick on his big sister cleo. they worked it all out later tho.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

snooki and snooky


in a bit of completely irreverent news, jersey shore's tiny terror, snooki, was denied a trademark on her name because an illustrated, backwards hat-wearing cat already beat her to it.

how about that for poetic justice?

at least we know she likes cats.  that should soften the blow.

Friday, August 13, 2010

cat - it's what's for dinner?

in case you haven't heard, some guy in upstate new york tried to marinate his cat in the trunk of his car. police found the cat covered with oil, crushed red peppers and chili peppers.

what a lousy cook. everyone knows you season cats with a little garlic.

all joking aside, we're happy the cat is safe with new owners, who named him oliver. i woulda named him stu.

bonus -  is it legal to eat your cat?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

snip snip!

dane county friends of ferals are having a spay-day this sunday, august 15th.

events like these are a crucial step in achieving a no kill community.  at the last marathon spayathon in may 148 cats were fixed in 24 hours. that's a lot of cats!  and a lot of unwanted babies.

if you're interested in supporting FoF or adopting a kitty come to the west-side store this saturday for the adoption fair from 12:00-3:30pm.

for more fun spayathon pics (including madcat's own Dr. Adam) take the jump!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

it's hot

really, really hot.

so hot that refrigerated canned food actually tastes good.

you probably already know this, but, just in case, here's a tip:  "hot weather dangerous for pets."

so be careful.  goodman pool is still open.  go for a  swim.  it's hot.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

miss moochi drops by


it's already august but there is still plenty of summer left to roll around in (and get caught in your furrz, am i right?).

madcatter moochi stopped in last week to be fitted for a harness so she can go out in her courtyard and run around with the dogs and eat grass.

take the jump to see more pics!

Monday, August 9, 2010

t-n-r roundup


good news coming out of corpus christi - the A&M campus has been working alongside a city t-n-r program to manage and reduce its feral population with success.

wish we could say the same thing about racine's countryside shelter.  there are disputes over their annual kill percentage because they don't want to include all the ferals automatically killed.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

crikey!

here's yer sunday weird for you:

scientists have unearthed the 100 million year old fossil remains of an african creature that resembled a cross between a crocodile and a cat - fo sho the most fearsome creature of the cretaceous period.

the pakasuchus was an evolutionary game changer. it had teeth and jaws resembling a cat, giving it the ability to chew and grind food. the ability to take a long catnap? yeah, not sure where they got that one.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

link went home!

good news, everyone!  happy cat kitten, Link, was adopted last night.

the little guy was at the west-side store for a few weeks doing his best to woo potential adopters while we all got our kitten-fix by squeezing and loving and hiding him in a bucket of ninja rats.  it's what we do.

good luck, link.  may the force be with you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

is your cat scratch happy?

i spent about a half hour this morning covering the back of my couch with double-sided sticky tape. why? it's cleo's favorite spot to scratch.

what - you don't love when your couch looks like this?

there are just as many remedies as there are surfaces to scratch on, but they all follow one basic principle....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

shark weeeeeeeeeek!

hope you guys are living it up hammerhead-style on this most special of weeks.

want to know dottie's favorite shark?  tiger shark!  ba-dump-ching!

we've still got shark beds in stock and you won't even have to worry about your arms being chomped off.  (unless kitteh is extra hungry).  be brave and take one home with you.  mwhahaha.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

more iams/eukanuba recalled

the iams food recall we told you about last week has been expanded to include more varieties that may be contaminated with salmonella.

we don't sell any of these products, but better to be safe. here's the list:
  • eukanuba pure, all sizes and varieties
  • eukanuba naturally wild, all sizes and varieties
  • eukanuba custom care sensitive skin, all dry sizes
  • iams veterinary dry formulas, all sizes and varieties

the official 411 from P&G.

get chipped


want to protect your kitty?  got 15 bucks?

the dane county humane society is holding a microchipping clinic at their main shelter this Sunday, August 8th.

it's quick and easy and your cat will not turn into a robot.  even if you want it to.

Monday, August 2, 2010

happy cat adoption success


it's been a couple of good weekends for the happy cat club with four adoptions last week and another four yesterday!  double-w00t!

maybe adoption fairs are the cool, new thing to do in madtown?  you can't beat a room-full of kitten comedy.  tessa, here, is the craziest of the bunch.  like a wind-up toy that never unwinds.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

splish splash

watch out michael phelps. nazzaning the cat might be creepin up on yer record.

after swelling on her vertebrae paralyzed her entire left side, nazzaning learned to walk again through hydrotherapy. the swimming motion in water helps her muscles re-learn the correct way to move, and if she makes a mistake it’s much less severe than if she’s walking on dry land.

i just love the look on her face in the picture. it's like, "oh noes, they be stealin' my dry land!" just don't forget the shower cap.

check out a vid of nazzaning swimming after the jump!