for every cute kitten, there's at least one mad cat...

It's all their fault. They turned me into a mad cat, and there is no option but to make them suffer for the rest of their sorry, fur-less lives. I can say is, Thank God I can type.

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If you are a human who has stumbled upon this site, please, if there is one shred of decency in that body of yours, leave this site open for the cat to find while you're at work.

Thank you.

Archive: Personal Thoughts

I’m So Depressed – I Can’t Even Insert An Exclamation Point

Signs of Depression in CatsWe know Humans can get the blues, feel down, or can actually become depressed, clinically speaking.  But what about Cats?

After the loss of our dear friend Simon, one of our most beloved founders here at, we Cats noticed something happening.  Oh sure, we lay around a lot.  Oh sure, we sleep 20 hours a day.  Oh sure, we lick and groom a lot.  Oh sure, we walk away from our food only to beg our Humans for it later.  But hey, we enjoy all that stuff.

So, what’s happening?  There seems to be a general malaise settling in around our little community.  The Cats and Humans all are, well, just not right.  Could it be that we are depressed?  Could it be that the sadness has lingered and not working its way through?

The Humans have talked it out and, yes, they are depressed.  And, yes, the Humans are able to figure out what they need to do.  Because they know what happened!

But we Cats don’t have a voice, to speak of (sorry.)  We are trying to communicate in the only ways we know how – with our behavior.  Have the Human’s noticed?  We are not sure.  One thing we know for sure…

Cats can suffer depression, too.

Some Humans who should know (like Katherine Houpt, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y.) recognized depression in Cats way back in the 1990s.

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The Passing Of One Of Our Most Beloved Founding-Felines

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of our most beloved founding-felines here at MadCatDiaries, Simon.

After a courageous battle against CRF, Simon went peacefully out of this world and into the next.

Simon was a handsome Blue Point Ragdoll.  Because of his breed, he was almost not allowed to join our community.  As you know, Ragdolls are notoriously benign and pleasant.  However, Simon showed us that not all breed descriptions can, or should, be believed.  As a matter of fact, Simon proved to be the very epitome of a Mad Cat.

Simon went from a cute kitten to a Mad Cat before he lost his first kitten tooth. His feisty, sassy personality kept many Humans at bay, but not all.  The Humans who loved him also loved his sassy behavior.  The Humans here at MadCatDiaries also believe that it was that spunk that kept him strong and brave during his illness.

We Humans and Cats at MadCatDiaries miss Simon very much.  We believe all Mad Cats go to Heaven, and we know that he will enjoy tormenting all the other Cats in Heaven for eternity.

So, Simon, until we meet again, you are sadly missed by us all here at MadCatDiaries.