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The Cat Scene blog with Managing Editor Nikki Batalis.




Oscar

Oscar, the Cat Who Can Predict Death
In 'Making the Rounds With Oscar,' a doctor tells of a cat’s extraordinary gift.
Feb. 5, 2010


Jingle Cats

Jingle Cats Will Get You in Christmas Mood
Cute kitties meowing along to carols is a holiday craze.
Dec. 22, 2009


Buddy

Dogs Smarter Than Cats? Hmm...
The feline probably has the intelligence edge in my household.
Dec. 14, 2009


Gray kitten

Surprised Kitty Video Goes Viral
Seventeen seconds of unbelievable cuteness a hit with YouTube viewers.
Dec. 7, 2009


Orange kitten

Should Cat Declawing Be Banned?
Several California cities are pushing to outlaw the procedure.
Nov. 13, 2009


Bear

Does the World's Ugliest Cat Have Bear Counterpart?
Nikki Batalis blogs about a cat and a bear who look strangely similar.
Nov. 7 2009

Hey Jude

Could Your Cat Catch the H1N1 Virus?
CatChannel's Nikki Batalis blogs about ways to keep the influenza strain at bay.
Nov. 5, 2009

Magic

Housecat Attacks?
Postal workers say they’ll stop delivering mail if cat doesn’t behave himself.
Oct. 26, 2009

"Homer's Odyssey"

An Amazing Blind Cat Called Homer
CatChannel’s Nikki Batalis blogs about “Homer’s Odyssey,” a book offering lessons in love, loyalty and courage.
Oct. 16, 2009


Simon Tofield

Simon's Cat Lands a Book Deal
CatChannel’s Nikki Batalis blogs about how illustrator Simon Tofield's little YouTube video became a hit, and begat a publishing career.
Oct. 8, 2009


Dave Salmoni and lion

Traveling ‘Into the Pride’
CatChannel’s Nikki Batalis blogs about a new Animal Planet series in which a man lives among lions in Africa to help save them.
July 29, 2009


Hey Jude

Pets Not Only a Joy, but a Comfort, Too
CatChannel Managing Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about how cats and dogs help pick us up when we’re feeling down.
June 29, 2009


Housecat Housecall

‘Housecat Housecall’ Has the Prescription for Cat Woes
Animal Planet reality series returns with real-life feline dilemmas and practical solutions.

June 5, 2009


Midge

Midge, the One-Eyed Racing Cat
CatChannel Manging Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about a cat, a man and dreams of movie stardom.
May 18, 2009


A Lion Called Christian

Revisiting a Lion Called Christian
CatChannel Manging Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about an emotional YouTube reunion that prompted a book reissue, which is now a best-seller.
April 24, 2009


Kenley Collins

Is Assault With a Cat Funny?
CatChannel Manging Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about "Project Runway" star's arrest.
March 21, 2009


Ugly Bat Boy

There Are No Ugly Cats
CatChannel Manging Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about a recent news story — and readers’ reaction to it.
March 11, 2009


Feline agility

Feline Agility Good for the Mind and Body
CatChannel Manging Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about feline agility competitions and why they’re beneficial to cats and their people.
February 18, 2009


"Kick Litter"

‘Kick Litter’ Thinks Outside the Box
CatChannel Managing Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about an intriguing notion – toilet-training your cat.
January 24, 2009


Cooper the picture-taking cat

'Cats 101' Premieres on Animal Planet
CatChanel Managing Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about a show that cat lovers can curl up with.
December 5, 2008


Cat Is The Perfect Heroine for 'Wabi Sabi'

Cat Is the Perfect Heroine for ‘Wabi Sabi’
CatChanel Managing Editor Nikki Batalis reviews this winning children's book, and its celebration of the feline form.
November 27, 2008


These Cats Are Game for Anything

These Cats Are Game for Anything
CatChannel Managing Editor Nikki Batalis blogs about the new 'Meow Mix Think Like a Cat Game Show.'
November 19, 2008



Nikki Batalis is the managing editor of CatChannel.com. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three sons and mixed-breed dog, Buddy, and still misses her adorable rescue cat, Hey Jude.



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