Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6 Favorite Features in Catster's Premiere Issue
Along with so many others, I mourned the demise of Cat Fancy, while at the same time eagerly anticipated it's reincarnation as Catster magazine. Catster is one of my favorite websites (many of my friends are fortunate to be writing for them and I aspire to one day as well!) and I could not wait to see what they would do with a magazine.
Last week I was ecstatic to find an advance copy of Catster in my mailbox and I eagerly dove right in. I found it to be fun, fresh, colorful, informative...definitely a magazine I will be subscribing to. (And I'm not a big magazine reader at all.)
In no particular order, here are my 6 favorite features from the premiere issue of Catster:
* There's a Cat App for That by Catherine Holm. Cat apps are all the rage right now, and since I'm a first time iPad owner as of last week, this article could not have come at a more purr-fect time! Along with naming some of the most popular apps right now, there are also great tips on how to get kitty more interested in playing with the apps.
* Recessionista by Janea Kelley. This is going to be a regular feature each month with tips for cat owners on how to save money while still meeting their needs. I'm always on the lookout for money saving tips so I'm sure that I'll continue to find this column useful.
* Cat Biz by Kate Benjamin. My dream is to one day start my own cat-related business. (This blog is hopefully the launch pad for that.) This regular column, writen by Hauspanther's founder, will be introducing readers to real people who have already made that dream a reality, starting with the owner of The Cat Ball. I love stories about entrepreneurs pursuing their passion, while at the same time making the world a better place for cats!
* Catify Your Cubicle & Make Work Amewsing by Phillip Mlynar. Like so many others, part of my day is spent in a boring office environment with not a cat to be found. This article showcases cool products to satisfy your need for "all things cat" even when you're at work.
* Catster Obsessions. I freely admit to being obsessed with anything cat-related, and I'm proud of it. This is a section of the magazine with little tidbits on cats in the news, kitty craft projects, and feline style.
* Feline-interest stores. Stories about a therapy cat and the fostering of a special needs feral cat give the well-known human interest story a feline twist :)
The May/June issue of Catster is on newsstands today so make sure you keep an eye out for it. If you were a Cat Fancy subscriber, you make already have received your copy. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it!
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