Irecently started working from home. And while I certainly don’t miss sitting in rush hour traffic, working from home comes with its challenges. The main chal- lenge? My cats: Stealing my chair. Head-butting my
hand so I can’t use my mouse. Walking across my keyboard
and deleting an entire paragraph of the article I’m working
on. Annoying, yes — but it’s also pretty cute. And since I get
to hang out with my kitties all day, I really can’t complain.
Working from home also lets me keep an eye on them.
My cats are all pretty well-behaved and don’t get into too
much mischief, but we do have the occasional mishap.
Several years ago, Agatha managed to break one of her
back kneecaps after she launched off of my husband’s
chest after hearing a strange, loud noise and landed
wrong. She’s just fine now and has no trace of a limp.
Some cats just can’t seem to stay out of trouble —
because they’re overly curious, oblivious or a tad clumsy.
Check out our article “Save Your Cats From Themselves”
by Susan Logan-McCracken. She’s got great advice on
helping your cat to keep from going through his nine
lives too quickly.
Halloween is just around the corner, and it still
amazes me how many crazy superstitions still exist
about cats. Our resident feline writer, Stella, tells us
how she feels about that.
As always, we’ve got lots of great kitty pics and
FROM THE EDITOR
Some great news!
Catster and our sister magazine Dogster have found their
new forever home! We are now published by Belvoir
Media Group, the same publishers who bring you Cornell
University Cat Watch and Dog Watch, Tufts University Catnip
and Your Dog, plus Whole Dog Journal. We’re so happy with
the knowledge and expertise of our new clowder, and
we’re very excited.
Of course, every move to a new home brings changes
— and these will be good changes! We’re excited about
putting out many more great issues and content on our
websites. Take a look at our masthead and check out our
new team members. We’ll keep working hard to make
every issue great for you and your kitties.
Email us your photos and kitty stories at
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Put Catster Instagram in the subject line. Include both your cat’s
name and your name.
If you’re an admirer of black cats, you’ll love our photo
spread on page 46 by Los Angeles-based photog-
rapher Casey Elise Christopher. Casey is an animal
advocate and self-taught photographer known for The
Black Cat Project and The Beauty of Blind Cats. She volunteers
with numerous rescues and shelters and uses photography to help animals get
adopted. She lives with her two dogs, Sherlock and Molly, and her cat, Imogen.
See more of her beautiful photos at CaseyElise.com.