22 | Floppy Fun
The loveable Ragdoll is the perfect cuddle buddy. These playful cats keep owners entertained with their outgoing personalities. Perfect for “dog people,” many Ragdolls enjoy splashing in the water and playing a game of “fetch.”
by Carly James
26 | City of Cats
Cats normally aren’t the first thing one associates with Ireland. But in the small Irish town of Kilkenny, cats are as much a part of the heritage as their fighting spirit. Discover the rich and fascinating feline links with Kilkenny’s history.
by Mindy Farabee
30 | Fetid Felines
Do you have a smelly kitty? Discover what causes unpleasant odors and how to banish them for good.
by Arnold Plotnick, DVM
34 | The Age for Altering
Learn the truth behind what age is best to have your kitten spayed or neutered. The latest recommended age might surprise you.
by Ramona Marek
38 | Bringing Home Baby
An all-in-one look at everything you need for your new kitten. Find out the best way to introduce the kitten to fellow family members too.
by Leslie J. Wyatt
40 | Safe Home
The average home is loaded with common chemicals that can be lethal to your cat. Learn what they are and how to protect your kitten.
by Lindsey Hadwin
42 | Cats’ Play
Every kitten needs lots of play and exercise to stay healthy. Discover the latest and greatest toys for your new little tiger.
by Charlotte Reed
44 | Walk This Way
Leash-training your kitten is much easier than most pet owners think. It only takes four simple steps and some repetition.
by Laura Lee Bloor
From Our Readers
6 | PURRS & HISSES: Reader letters
6 | NEW! Letter of the Month
8 | PLUS: Vocal Cat Contest Announcement
10 | FLIGHTS OF FANCY: From Throw-Away to Supreme, The Orange Cat Convention, The Cat’s House
New For You
12 | IN THE MEWS: All the mews that’s fit to print.
14 | WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? New feline products
15 | CURL UP WITH KITTY: New books
16 | ASK THE VET: Encouraging Social Behavior
18 | PURRSONALITIES: Second Loves
20 | HOMELESS TO HOUSECAT: Bagheera Finds Sanctuary
46 | CREATE WITH CONNI
by Conni Gordon
Cats for Kids
47 | Pictures, Stories and poems
48 | Tiger's Tales
by Stu Hample