2020 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020!

We wish all of our friends the merriest of merries. May your holiday be bright and safe! 


Lola, Lexy, and Dawn

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Our Letter to Santa - 2020

 Hello, and Happy Monday! This year, like every year, Lexy and I wrote a letter to Santa, and we decided to share it with all of our friends. 

What's in your letter to Santa this year? 

Lola and Lexy

Friday, December 18, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 7

Hello, and Happy Friday! It's been a while since we've posted in our "Working From Home With Cats" series, but I'm here with part seven today! I'm going to pick up where we left off in July. (Don't forget to click on the photos to see the post on Instagram.) 

working from home with cats

Monday, December 14, 2020

How I "Catified" My Small, Rented Apartment

I have always been envious of people who can create the ultimate catifed environment, complete with perches, shelves, and superhighways. I always thought Lola and Lexy could not have a catified home because I live in a rental and I'm not able to make any permanent changes. Well, I was wrong! When I was at Cat Camp NYC last year, I attended a presentation given by the fabulous Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther entitled "Catification Challenge: How to Catify When You Rent."

Kate's presentation inspired me to write a post about catifying small, rented spaces. After drafting the post, I decided to take it a step further and make changes to my own apartment to show our readers that it can be done. Read on to see how I catified my rented apartment.

Catify small rented spaces

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Six Budget-Friendly Enrichment Ideas for Your Cat

Welcome to the third post in our new series, Enriching Your Cat’s Life. Today we are going to discuss inexpensive ideas to create an enriched environment for your cat.

Enriching your cat’s space not only makes them happy, but it can also reduce stress and eliminate behavior problems. There are some very nice products available to cat parents, many of which can be on the expensive side. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enrich your cat’s life, though. I have some fun, easy ideas that are cheap or free! 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Petmate Makes Your Cat's Holiday Purrfect!

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with some fab holiday gift ideas from Petmate that will make your cat's holiday just purrfect!

Petmate cat toys

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Book Review: Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats: Felines Who Make a Difference by Anne E. Beall

Today I am very excited to tell you about a wonderful book Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats; Felines Who Make a Difference, that I am honored to be featured in along with Lola.

I met The author, Anne E. Beall, Ph.D., in July 2019 when I attended Meow Meet Up in Chicago. In her workshop, “How Cats Help Humans”, Anne shared her foray into the world of rescue and advocacy by telling the audience how she became a managed colony caretaker with Tree House Humane Society in Chicago through their Cats at Work program. When Anne asked attendees to share personal stories about how their cats help them and have made a difference in their lives, I knew I had to share Lola’s story with her. 

Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Selfie Sunday November 2020

Hello, and Happy Sunday! Oh boy, Lexy and I are excited to be participating in Selfie Sunday today. We haven't had the chance to join in quite a while because of Mommy's schedule.  We're so excited to share our selfies with you today. 

This is me, enjoying a sunny day in the window. I love watching the world from the window, seeing what's going on in our neighborhood. 

Tabby cat looking out of a window

Don't tell anyone, but I like spying on the doggie next door. 

Lexy decided on doing a super close up selfie today. 

closeup of black and white cat

She also did a glamour photoshoot a few days ago. Maybe she'll share those soon. 

We hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. To see more super selfies, visit our friends at The Cat on My Head

Lola and Lexy
Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Sale 2020

Hello, and Happy (Black) Friday! We know a lot of people aren't going out to stores to shop today because of the pandemic, so we decided to do something to help make shopping at home easier! 

Do you want to cross the cat lovers off of your holiday list today? Well, we've got the purrfect gift for them! 

Welcome to our Black Friday Sale! Now through December 2, 2020, our book is on sale at 25% off! 

Get your purrsonally pawotgraphed copy for $11.25. 

Shipping and handling: 

$3.00 via media mail. Please note that delivery via media mail can be two to ten days.

$7.75 Priority Mail

Our Black Friday sale is only available directly through us, not through any online booksellers.

If you'd like to purchase a book, please do the following: 

  • Send your payment (including postage) to: 
    •  PayPal: LolaTheRescuedCat@gmail.com
    • Venmo: @white-dawn
  • Email us at LolaTheRescuedCat@gmail.com with "Book Purchase" in the subject. Please include the following in your email: 
    • Mailing address (we can mail to someone for you!)
    • How you would like the book personalized

Here is what people are saying about our book: 

"What a delightful book. I couldn't put it down. Lola and her friends made me laugh and cry."

"Wonderful true story!"

"What a beautiful story. Well written and very emotional. Loved it! I recommend this book to all ages." 

We're sure all the cat lovers on your list would just love our book! So make sure to get your orders in to lock in the Black Friday price and get it in time for Christmas! 

If you read our book already, we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review

Lexy and I can't wait to start pawtographing! We hope you get yours today! 


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020


Lola and Lexy

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

5 Tips to Catify Your Small or Rented Home

Space in most city apartments is limited and unless you own your apartment, drilling holes into walls and making other permanent changes are not always possible. This can make catifying your home a little challenging, but not impossible. There are a ton of alternate solutions, and with an open mind and a little creativity, your cat can be living a "catified" life in no time.

If you’re worried about looking like the stereotypical “crazy cat person”, fear no more. I have five tips to help you catify your home in a way that are environmentally enriching for your cat and aesthetically pleasing to the human eye.

catify small spaces

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Household Poisons for Cats

Hello, and happy Tuesday! It's me, Lola, and I'm welcoming you back to another of our "Top Five" posts. In our last post, we discussed some tips on how to get your picky cat to eat. (Mommy said that was about me, but don't believe her!) Today we have another very important topic to discuss with you, household poisons.  Let's get into it! 

Top 5 Household Poisons for Cats

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Hauspanther's MaxScratch Oversized Cat Scratching Post & Perch

Scratching is a natural behavior in cats that serves many purposes. In a recent post I discussed the importance of cats having appropriate scratching surfaces. The Hauspanther MaxScratch Oversized Cat Scratching Post & Perch is just what you need to give your cat a place to scratch. 

Hauspanther MaxScratch Scratcher

Friday, October 30, 2020

Rescue Stories - Sly Pie: He Found His Way to the Other Side of the Glass

Hello, and Happy Friday! We are so excited to bring you a very special rescue story today. It's not only our last story for 2020, but it's the story of one of our great friends, Sly Pie of Chirpy Cats. We're sure you'll love reading how Sly found his way from watching a cat family through their window to being welcomed into their home with open paws. So, without further ado, we introduce you to Sly Pie. 


Cat Rescue Stories|Chirpy Cats

Monday, October 26, 2020

Lola and Lexy’s Top 5 Tips to Get Your Finicky Cat to Eat

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in, and Lola and I have another great topic for our new “Top Five” post. In our previous post gave you some great tips you can use to encourage your cat to drink more water. Today we have five tips to encourage your picky cat to eat.

5 tips to get your finicky cat to eat

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scruffy Paws Nutrition's Kidney-Vitalize Helps Support Your Cat's Kidney Health

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with another product review for you. If you're a long time reader of our blog, you know that one of our goals is to bring all of you information that can help your cats live a happy, healthy life. Telling you about products that are on the market is one of the ways we do this. 

Kidney-Vitalize Twitter Graphic

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

6 Tips to Excite Your Bored Cat and Relieve Cabin Fever

Welcome to the second post in our new series, Enriching Your Cat’s Life. Today we're going to discuss ways to excite your bored cat.

Cats playing with the Cat Amazing Puzzle Feeder

Friday, October 9, 2020

Lola's Unspoken Story - #MyUnspokenPet

This post is sponsored by CUDDLY

Hello, and Happy Friday! We are very excited to be partnering with CUDDLY for today’s post as part of their #MyUnspokenPet campaign.

#MyUnspokenPet CUDDLY intro graphic
Monday, October 5, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Ways to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with another of our "Top Five" posts. In our previous post, we discussed ways to keep your cat cool on hot days. Today, Lola and I have five ways to encourage your cat to drink more water. 

Five Tips to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Monday, September 28, 2020

A Cat Friendly Home – Make Your Cat Happy in Five Easy Steps

Welcome to the first post in our new series, Enriching Your Cat’s Life. Today we’re going to discuss the importance of creating a cat-friendly home.

Make Your Cat Happy in Five Easy Steps Twitter graphic

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Monmouth County SPCA Helps Others #SeeTheLight for Shelter Cats - #RememberMeThursday 2020

Ever since I adopted Lola in January 2011, I've made it a point to advocate for shelter cats and encourage adoption. In addition to our blog, I accomplish this through our Facebook page, our book, and through being a contributing writer for the Jackson Galaxy Project's Cat Pawsitive Pro Program. It brings me great joy to write about how shelters and rescues work hard to shine a light on cats who may be considered "unadoptable" so they are not forgotten and forced to live their lives in a shelter setting.

Remember Me Thursday 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Enter the #RememberMeThursday Contest to Win Money & Prizes For Your Favorite Shelter

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in to tell you about a wonderful contest for Remember Me Thursday. 

Remember Me Thursday

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Help Others #SeeTheLight for Rescues on Remember Me Thursday (9/24/2020)

Happy Thursday Purrsday! Lexy and I are purring today because we are excited to be partnering again this year with Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to host our annual Blog Hop for Remember Me Thursday. 

As former shelter cats who were once forgotten, the Remember Me Thursday movement is very important to us, and we are always proud to shine the light on shelter pets who are waiting for their forever homes. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Bootsie's Combination Scratcher Satisfies Your Cat's Scratching Needs (Giveaway)

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with a review of a great product for you. Today I present you with Bootsie's Combination Scratcher by SmartCat®. 

 Two cats with the Bootsie's Combination Scratcher

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Rescue Stories - Mudpie: She Mended Her Mom's Broken Heart

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! I'm very excited to share a very special rescue story with you. Today, I bring you the tail tale of our very good friend, Mudpie of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows! We've been friends with Mudpie and her Mom since just about the beginning of our blogging adventures, and we just adore them. And we remember when Mudpie arrived at her forever home and how excited the cat blogosphere was! Read on to see how she mended her Mom's broken heart. 


Tortie Rescued Story

Monday, August 24, 2020

PetFusion BetterBox Litter Box and ToughGrip Litter Mat Giveaway!

Hello, and Happy Monday! If you read our last post about our new litter box privacy zone, you'll know we announced a giveaway that starts today! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Create a Litter Box Privacy Zone with PetFusion

I am in the middle of a “catification” project in my apartment, and one of the areas I needed to take a good look at and change was the litter box area.

Lola and Lexy’s litter box is in the living room. Previously it was in a boxed-in corner, and if one of them decided to engage in some “litter box stalking” the other was pretty much trapped. And the tracking! Oh, the tracking! Even though I use a good, low tracking litter, it would still get on my carpet and all over my furniture. It was also right in front of a bookcase that I would frequently need something from, and I would have to move the box to open the door. We all needed an update!

PetFusion Litter Boxes and Accessories

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our newest "Top Five" post. August in New York is hot and muggy, and it's not unusual for temperatures to soar into the 90's. Mother always worries about our safety in this weather, but she has some tips and tricks to make sure Lola and I are comfortable. 

Today we're sharing our top five tips to keep your cat cool during the dog days of summer. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Rescue Stories - Linus & Tubby: They Changed Their Human's Life Forever

Hello, and Happy Caturday! What better way to celebrate Caturday than with a fantastic rescue story? Today we present the tale of Linus, brought to us by fellow blogger B.J. Bangs at Paws for Reflection. Read on to see the beautiful impact they had on her life. 


Monday, August 3, 2020

Hound & Gatos® Cat Food - Real Goodness For Life™ (And a Giveaway!)

Regular readers of the blog know that in 2019 I attended Global Pet Expo where I had the opportunity to learn about many pet products on the market. One of these products is Hound & Gatos pet food, and I'm happy to share this high-quality, high-protein cat food with you. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Signs of Dehydration in Cats

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our latest “Top Five” post. July is Pet Hydration Month, and Lola and I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the top five signs of dehydration in cats. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Feline Meow House Cat House by Petique is the Cat's Meow!

One of my goals here at Lola The Rescued Cat is to bring information to our readers that can help their cats live happier lives. (Well, not only cats but their people, too!)  I accomplish this by doing product reviews so pet parents get a glimpse of different cat-related products out there that can enhance the lives of both their two-legged and four-legged family members.

Petique Feline Meow House
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Working From Home With Cats - Part 6

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! We spent so much time focusing on Adopt A Cat Month in June that we fell a little behind in our "Working From Home With Cats" series. Don't worry, Lexy and I are still busy keeping Mommy on track. Here's a peek into what we've been up to. (Don't forget to click on the photos to see the post on Instagram.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Divya - She Found Herself in Dire Straights After Being Abandoned on the Street

Today I'm rounding out my group of Tabby's Place cats for our "Will You Adopt Me? series with a beautiful diva named Divya

Tabby's Place Cat Sanctuary
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Bebe - From Pauper to Princess of Tabby's Place

  1. Adopt A Cat Month may be over, but that doesn't mean we stop promoting advocacy and rescue here at Lola The Rescued Cat. I still have a couple of more Tabby's Place cats to share with you as part of our "Will You Adopt Me?" series. Today I have the beautiful Bebe to introduce to you. 

Tabby's Place Cat Sanctuary
Monday, July 6, 2020

The CWA 2019 Certificate of Excellence Winners are Announced and We're Very Surprised!

The Cat Writers’ Association has announced the winners for their 2019 Communications Contest. Last year I was very surprised at the results, but this time I was completely blown away! This year I won 14 Certificates of Excellence for the 15 entries I submitted. I’m very excited to share the top spot with my good friend Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey. I have admired Deb and her work for many years and thought I could only aspire to be her equal in any way. To say I am extremely honored to be on par with her in the contest is an understatement.

CWA Communications Contest

Friday, July 3, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Shifty - A Handsome Senior Gentleman at Tabby's Place

Today we have another Tabby's Place cats for our Will You Adopt Me series. Regular readers know I'm a big supporter of Tabby's, and I sponsor a special needs cat, Rose, on a monthly basis. Today I introduce you to Shifty, a staff favorite at the sanctuary. 

Tabby's Place A Cat Sanctuary

Monday, June 29, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Bounty - A Chatty Deaf Girl at Tabby's Place

As Adopt A Cat Month comes to an end, we have a beautiful  Tabby's Place cat for our Will You Adopt Me series. Bounty is a beautiful, chatty girl who would make the perfect addition to anyone's home.   

Tabby's Place a Cat Sanctuary

Friday, June 26, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Raya and Emily - Two Friendly Senior BFFs.

Hello, and Happy Monday! Adopt A Cat Month continues, and we have two beauties who are currently at Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT to tell you about today. Our great friends Kevin and Tracey from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life posted about them on our blog and we just had to share them, too. Our mom visited PAWS a few years ago and was blown away by the facility and the work they do. (You can read that story here.) 

Today we bring you Raya and Emily, two BFFs who were returned to the shelter when their owner could no longer care for them. 

Will You Adopt me series
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Reasons Cats are Great Pets - Cat World Domination Day

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our latest “Top Five” post. Today we’re celebrating Cat World Domination Day with our good pal, Summer. Lola and I put our heads together and decided in honor of today we would put together a list of why cats are great pets.

I present to you our top five reasons cats are great pets!

Cat World Domination Day
Friday, June 19, 2020

Rescue Stories - Rose: Hit by a Car in VA, She's Now a Star at Tabby's Place!

Hello, and Happy Friday! I'm so excited! Can you guess why? Never mind, I'll just tell you. Today we have a very special rescue story for you. Our sponsor sister at Tabby's Place, Rose, is sharing her story with all of you.  Her dedicated correspondent, Ilene, helped her put it together and it's just fabulous! We just love Rose to pieces and bits and we're happy to share this very brave and strong-willed (and cute!) girl with you. Without further ado I present our beautiful Rosie! 


Tabby's Place a cage free cat sanctuary
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

It's Lexy's 10th Gotcha Day! And We're Raising Money for Tabby's Place!

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in on a very special day. It's my 10th Gotcha Day! Well, my Gotcha Day is actually in  April, but with the COVID-19 Pandemic and New York being on "pause" we didn't' get to celebrate it publicly. Until now, that is! 

Tabby's Place

Friday, June 12, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Hello, and Happy Friday! Lexy and I continue our celebration for Adopt A Cat Month by bringing you our Top Five Reasons to Adopt A Cat. Now, we know there are a billion reasons, but these are five of our favorites. 

So without further ado, let's get into the post! 

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Cat
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Rescue Stories - Harry and Hermoine: Mended Two Broken Hearts

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! We're continuing our Adopt A Cat Month Celebration by bringing you a fab rescue story today. Meet Harry and Hermione, two adopted cats who mended two broken hearts. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Will You Adopt Me? Meet Leaf - A Snuggly Senior Boy

In April  we introduced you to a beautiful cat named Purrogi at Monmouth County SPCA who just happens to be their Cat Pawsitve Pro (CPP) shining star. We have great news to share with you; Purrogi was adopted! Cinnamon, who we shared with you in March, is also enjoying her forever home! This month we're featuring another Monmouth County SPCA cat - meet Leaf, a senior gentleman brought into the shelter as a stray. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month

Hello, and Happy Monday! Today is June 1st, which marks the start of a very important month. It's Adopt A Cat Month! Lexy and I just love meowing about it because adoption is very important to us. 

Today Lexy and I are sharing our Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month. But it doesn't stop here! All month our Top Five will focus on adoption, and there will be other posts about rescue as well. June is going to be a great month! You can read our post from last year here where we explain everything in detail, including some very important statistics. 

So, without further ado, here are our Top Five Ways to Celebrate Adopt A Cat Month! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Litter Box Tips

Lola: Hello, and Happy Wednesday! As you know, we had to re-think our blog a little bit this year because of the "pause" in New York. Well, Lexy and I came up with a fab idea!

Lexy: I agree, Lola. I think it’s quite outstanding.

Lola: Okay, let me tell you all what it is. Drumroll, please…… *chases tail in a circle*

Lexy: While Lola is making herself dizzy, allow me to elaborate. Lola and I are starting a series on the blog called “Lola and Lexy’s Top Five.” We’re going to talk about different subjects and give you our top five tips, or the top five reasons, or the top five ways…. you get the picture.

Lola: It’s going to be just great! I’m so excited to be taking over the blog again.

Lexy: To start it all off, today we have our Top Five Litter Box Tips.

Lola: We hope you enjoy it! 

litter box tips