Out & About
“How was CatConLA?” It was
the question on everyone’s lips
the Monday after. They saw
our Tweets and our photos on
Instagram. But was it really as
great as the photos? Yes, it was.
All the cool cats came out in
force — more than 10,000 of them.
They shopped, laughed, listened
to great speakers, took pictures,
and rescued cats — 74 of them to
be exact, according to Michelle
Sathe, Public Relations Specialist
at Best Friends Animal Society, the
CatConLA rescue partner. What?
Didn’t make it? Don’t worry, there
will be a CatConLA 2016. Event
creator and organizer Susan Michals
told us to look for it Summer 2016,
and assured us that Lil Bub will be
back. “It will be bigger, better, and
Bubbier,” she said.
➊ (From left) Catster.com Executive
Editor Vicky Walker, Catster magazine’s Managing Editor Annie
Shirreffs, Senior Editorial Director
Melissa Kauffman, and CatChannel.
com Managing Editor/Catster magazine contributing editor Anastasia
Thrift all made the trip to Downtown
Los Angeles to attend the very first
➋ One of the sweet cats available for
➌ Emcee and Catster.com Senior
Editor Keith Bowers introduces
Catster writer Angie Bailey, author of
Texts From Mittens, and Francesco
Marciuliano, author of I Could Pee on
This: And Other Poems by Cats.
➍ Rob Reger, creator of Emily the
Strange and Bad Kitten Club, hangs
out with Annie.
➎ ➏ Cat chic! We snapped the latest
looks in cat fashion. See more looks
on Catstermag Instragram page.
➐ We saw lots of great cat tattoos.
➑ We found an injured homeless cat
on the streets of LA while walking
back from lunch. See the rescue story
➒ Free cat-themed manicures!
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