In August, we reported that Sana Hamelin, a lawyer by training, was hoping to crowd-source enough funds to open a cat cafe -- a place that would combine a coffeehouse, book shop and art gallery with real cats that customers pay to spend time with. The concept popular is popular in Japan and, despite ... More >>
Sana Hamelin used to be a corporate litigator. Now she's an entrepreneur looking to create Denver's first cat cafe. Cats, coffee, books and art would all be featured at the Denver Cat Company -- if Hamelin can just raise the money to open her place. Currently her crowdfunding campaign is far from th ... More >>
The Cat Care Society's Tails of the Painted Cats fundraiser has proven so popular that it's become an annual event: Each year, the fanciful fiberglass felines decorated by local artists make the rounds to different galleries and art districts before winding up at a gala auction at the end of July. ( ... More >>
Endless runners -- if you've played Temple Run or Jetpack Joyride, you know the routine: Collect coins, jump over stuff, die, rinse and repeat. Jones on Fire, made by Denver-based developer Glass Bottom Games for iOS and Android, is a little different. Its low-fi graphics and little blocky kittens ... More >>
Take a look at these cats: These are the Amazing Acro-Cats, which have skills that make even the cutest of house cats look like Garfield's fatter, more sarcastic cousins. The second I saw this photo, I wondered (and then doubted) whether my cat has similar chops -- whether she's secretly a showcat w ... More >>
The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur is safe from wildfires and will be open with free admission for children 12 and younger this weekend only. We'll be there photographing our favorite costumes and chowing down on our latest obsession, turkey legs. Festival-goers can enjoy a 16th century ... More >>
Miller moths are back, molesting porch lights, swarming cars and generally pestering the good citizens of Colorado earlier than usual this year due to our recent warm weather. Pest control companies are helpless in the face of these flapping demons; their best advice is to suck them up with a vacuum ... More >>
Blankenship.Last month, Danielle Blankenship, 21, was accused of misdemeanor animal cruelty for allegedly killing her cat by blowing heroin smoke in its face -- and Boulder authorities talked about upping the charge to a felony if any heroin turned up in the cat's system. But none did, prompt ... More >>
Yeah, yeah. We're a little late on the Kelly Oxford Twitter train -- so sue us. The Canadian stay-at-home mom and tweeting goddess has been working with CBS over the last year to produce a show about her life -- which, by all accounts, is funny. Even if you don't have kids or like kids, Oxfor ... More >>
Video below.The Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance is at it again. The Feline Fix organization, which has promoted spaying and neutering via unique campaigns involving Tom Cat condoms applied by the indefatigable Nurse Nancy is now tackling B.C.H.O.B.C.S.I.D. -- Baby Cats Having Other Baby Cat ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Welcome to the cat show.While you were outside enjoying the beautiful springtime weather in Denver this last weekend, people from around the country were showing off their pussies. That's right. Hundreds of cat owners and breeders gathered for the Springtime in the Rockies all-breed cat sho ... More >>
Spawn of Satan?Cats are weird. As a rule, they pretty much just do what they want all the time, and what they want to do is usually spastic and inscrutable and occasionally evil -- which is why, when we heard about the Springtime in the Rockies Cat Show this weekend, we knew we had to go (don ... More >>
Yep, they are some weird-ass looking animals.Here's a fun fact: Bald cats can get sunburned. Like, really sunburned. I know this because I used to live with a bald cat; my ex-wife randomly decided she wanted one for reasons I never really figured out. His name was Frances. He was a bizarre cr ... More >>
A Flickr PhotoDid you use conventional flour in those? That's so 2006The holidays bring out the crazy in multi-tasking moms. As the seasons turn and after all the "My kid didn't fail third grade English" bumper stickers have been purchased, they turn their attention to cookie-exchange parties ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.Putting on a condom can be tricky, what with all the strategic placement and careful unrolling at a time when your mind is on other things. So imagine how difficult it would be to put one on your cat. He can't do it himself, since the love glove could get punctured by ... More >>
The City of Denver will decide today whether PETA can install a 250-pound, bloody and butchered chicken sculpture -- dubbed "McCruelty," but really looking like a worse-for-the-wear Foghorn Leghorn -- on the 16th Street Mall. This isn't PETA's first stunt, of course. Last year, Jason Sheeh ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraKristen Des Marais, on the prowl. The last time I saw Kristen Des Marais, she was trying to track dozens of feral cats that had set up a fast-breeding colony in the crawl spaces under a Denver apartment complex. Des Marais and volunteer Carol Tudor were trapping the cat ... More >>
The meat skull. Yummy.So you're headed to a friend's Halloween party or hosting one of your own and the pressure's on to find the perfect party food to delight and entertain. You've done cute mashed potato ghosts, are bored with spider web cheesecakes, and are so over doll hands reaching ... More >>
A Flickr photoOpen wide...A new Associated Press-Petside.com poll reveals that 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners surveyed would be at least "somewhat likely" to perform CPR on their pets in the event of an emergency. But undoubtedly the number of people who'd actually know ... More >>
Today, October 16, is National Feral Cat Day. This is not really a day of celebration; it's more of a day of scolding and sobering statistics, since the growing phenomenon of feral cats has a lot to do with the human capacity to abandon domesticated animals. Thirty thousand cats are euthanize ... More >>
A Flickr photo."My poop? Not my poop." Your dog's poop could cost you a lot more come September -- if you don't pick it up, that is. The Denver City Council last night passed a bill that allows the city's Department of Environmental Health to set fees and fines related to animal control and care. ... More >>
A Denver Metro Young Republicans ad supporting three 2008 amendments, including Amendment 54. Yesterday, Judge Catherine A. Lemon granted a temporary injunction against Amendment 54, a measure passed by Colorado voters in 2008 that makes it illegal for any entity that gets a six-figure or higher no ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Mmmmm, Denver. If you're furry, sleepy and sort of bitchy, Denver is apparently where you want to be. The Mile High City was recently named one of the top 10 cat-friendly cities by the national CATalyst Council, a group dedicated to championing the house cat. (If you fit the above de ... More >>
Cute cats rule the Internet, as documented in the February 10 Salon.com article "The Internet Is Made of Kittens." And in the hierarchy of kitty-cuteness-overload, the LOLCATS reign supreme, mostly because the combination of furry adorableness and cheeky spelling mistakes is enough to turn the world ... More >>
Hey, cats and kittens, got ten bucks? Dig Dressy Bessy? Want to be the envy of every discriminating pop fan in your neighborhood? Than you better high tail it over to the Kindercore Shop with a quickness. There's a limited (we're presuming they're limited, anyway) number of white vinyl copies of Pin ... More >>
Want to be a millionaire? Who doesn't? Well, do you own a cat? More importantly, can you think like your cat? And why are we asking these seemingly inane questions? To determine your eligibility for the Meow Mix Game Show, that's why.
Thursday, November 16, Fox Theater, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Help the Colorado Humane Society celebrate its birthday.
Tuesday, April 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
The Whole Cat
If one schnauzer is nice, what's wrong with 150?
Wednesday, August 18, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Animal Behavior Helpline
Cat Cradle Cattery
Hard-rocking Kittie specializes in smashing expectations. Starting with yours.
The Cat Hospital of Wheat Ridge