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If You Can Train a Dog or Cat, You Can Train Yourself!

If you can train a dog you can train yourself. If you can train a cat you are even better equipped to train yourself into making and keeping commitments to self-care because really? Training a cat? Yeah it can be done but just like training yourself it takes commitment and consistency to get cumulative results. […]

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Cats and Coaching

Here’s what I know about cats and coaching: cats are coaches in furry disguise. They encourage us to change without even trying. They are quiet listeners (unless they have the 2am zoomies), they have the deepest eyes that make you talk to them thereby processing your junk and they support us without being overbearing or […]

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Smart Cat All Natural Clumping Litter? Yes, please!

  So I ran across this Smart Cat clumping litter at BlogPaws 2015 in the Cat Style Lounge which by the way was awesome! I talked with Shannon from Pioneer Pets because as we’re a multi-cat household I’m always on the hunt for new and improved cat litters. The first thing I noticed was the […]

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Desire Map, Self-Care and Pets

Quick post today because something is on sale that never goes on sale and I want y’all to know about it. The Desire Map planner is 50% off right now and seriously it won’t last long, it’s actually never been on sale before. As animal advocates and rescuers our emotions can be a roller coaster […]

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Product Review: Whisker Free Stress Food Dish

FTC Disclosure: This review was done in exchange for product from Burt’s Bees for Cats. Regardless of this, all review posts on Catty Shack Designs always reflect our honest opinions and feature products we use or have tried and believe would be useful to you and your pets. None of the links contained in this review […]

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PACT for Animals: Emergency Foster Care for Military and Medical Events

“PACT stands for People + Animals = Companions Together. Our mission is to provide programs that benefit companion animals and their owners.” PACT is truly a labor of love and I’m telling everyone I know all about it. I met Buzz Miller, the founder of PACT for Animals at the 2015 BlogPaws conference in Nashville. […]

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Product Review: Burt’s Bees for Cats Hypoallergenic Wipes

FTC Disclosure: This review was done in exchange for product from Burt’s Bees for Cats. Regardless of this, all review posts on Catty Shack Designs always reflect our honest opinions and feature products we use or have tried and believe would be useful to you and your pets. None of the links contained in this review […]

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A Final Plea to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series End

Recently a woman I know and have gotten a cat from (Ginger Rose who is currently living with my mom in Colorado) is closing her doors to her phenomenal cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) services because why? She’s burned the eff out. Her heart has in her own words “hardened”, she has no more tears […]

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Cats and Catification After Moving

We have recently moved from Colorado to north Georgia into the woods in a tiny home. Not super teeny tiny like Tiny Home Nation but less than half the size of what we were living in. It’s been quite the adventure! The cats have weathered the changes well with lots of Reiki, essential oils and […]

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Meditation Methods to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series 5

  “First, you should understand that it’s a process. It’s not a matter of one day, you’re living your life with a great deal of energy and enjoyment, and the next, you wake up exhausted and devoid of any energy – both physical and emotional. Compassion fatigue develops over time – taking weeks, sometimes years […]

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