Feral Cats & Adolescents: Not as Different as You Might Think!

I start every day on Periscope with a scope on spirituality however it often becomes live coaching and parenting was the coaching topic that arose a few days ago, specifically introverted teens. I can’t think of any better analogy for parenting introverted teens than working with feral/community cats! I always recommend the book Quiet by Susan […]

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Kitty Kush: Your Cats Want This!

So I got a bottle of Kitty Kush at the BlogPaws 2015 conference. It looked cool, it said catnip on the bottle and I have 4 heathens, I mean cats so I thought I’d give it a whirl or a grind as the case is here. You twist the top like a pepper grinder dishing […]

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What’s Your Hashtag?

So I’m wrapping up my self-care book for healers and helpers and it occurs to me I need to revamp it just a bit. In a conversation with my mom this morning about Periscope (get it, use it!) I’m yammering on and on about how I’ve thought for years that the Internet is our clumsy […]

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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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