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Astrologically Speaking: What’s Your Cat’s 2013 Horoscope Say?

By: Kathy Blumenstock

Cats believe every year is The Year of The Cat (and of course, they’re right!). They’re happy if the year includes the requisite amount of treats and toys, a cozy home life and our affection and devotion. But what do the stars have in store for the kitty in your life this year? Check his or her sky sign for what to expect:

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb 18): Always looking for a little extra “Me” time, the Aquarius feline will welcome a new kitty condo, especially if you make it yourself, for a place to meditate and groom that lustrous coat. A vet visit early in the year will offer reassurance of continued health by resolving any small issues.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): The Pisces cat will radiate luck this year, simply by knowing it’s within a paw’s grasp. Test his good fortune by letting him help you choose lottery numbers (and of course, you’ll split the winnings!). Pamper him a bit, perhaps with new comb and brush, or a professional grooming to keep that victorious look.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Your Aries feline is in a giving mood this year, generously willing to share the home you’ve created with another critter in need of affection. Whether it’s a new kitten who comes to stay for good or a foster cat camping out for awhile awaiting a forever home, your own sweet pet will put out the well-scratched welcome mat and even share a few cat secrets.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Taurus cat, a busy, inquisitive creature, will welcome a new hobby or two. Shredding tissue or the arm of the sofa is not enough; for Taurus kitty, becoming a dedicated birdwatcher will fulfill feline fantasies and increase her appreciation for nature. A sturdy birdfeeder or wren house near a favorite window will enliven your cat’s appreciation for feathered friends.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): Smile for the cameras: the Gemini cat knows where that lens is trained, whether to capture amusing antics or a regal pose worthy of a cat calendar. And why not? Let Gemini kitty star in his own cat-of-the-month universe by setting up cool cat-centric photos for each calendar month. Then produce a perpetual calendar in limited edition for family and friends, always handy gifts that keep giving and keep Gemini front and center year round.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Feeling fit is part of a cat’s heritage. How else do cheetahs and lions stay ahead of the game? The Cancer cat will boost her health this year with a customized nutrition plan that addresses any health concerns and increases energy. Extra play time, perhaps with one of those new Kitty Apps for iPads--why shouldn’t cats enjoy those tablets too? -- will boost your cat’s intellect and vitality. Maybe “Wheel of Fortune” will come calling: after all, Vanna White loves cats!

Didn’t see your cat’s sky sign? Check the next Chateau Cat for part 2 of 2013’s feline horoscopes.

Kathy Blumenstock

Kathy Blumenstock

Kathy Blumenstock has been passionate about animals since childhood, when she had dreams of becoming a veterinarian - caring for injured animals that showed up in her family backyard - or a jockey (fueled by reading every book about horses in the library). She's been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight and TV Week.

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