Everything About Cats and the Humans That Love Them


My first experience living with a cat (my sister’s cat, Cuddles) didn’t come until just before I went off to college. I was hooked on kitties from that moment. Right then, I knew I wanted to share my life with one of my own. My first kitty, Obi-Wan, was adopted by my husband and me in spring of 2004.



Cats are so unique! There was a learning curve that came with that uniqueness. Life with a cat was different than life with other species of animal. We didn’t see the early signs of an illness that appeared in Obi-Wan and he passed away in February 2005. His passing left me with a lot of questions and a burning desire to learn everything I could about cats.

When I found out that I could combine my passions for creative work and cats, Playful Kitty was born! Blogging is a way for me to share what I was learning about cats with others. It is also a way for me to showcase all of the things I love about being a cat owner and engage with other cat lovers all around the world.

If you are looking for an answer to a cat-related question, you are in the right place! I’m always learning something new about cats and I would love to help you find answers too. You’ll find posts here about cat health, cat behavior, cat nutrition, animal rescue, the human-animal bond, cats in human culture, and so much more!

Looking for a laugh? Check out our weekly Wednesday feature, Niptoons, for a funny cat comic starring my very own Manna and Dexter. On Sundays, my cats will give you a chuckle with their Funny Cat Picture of the week. My cats are always making me smile!


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Robin Mudge

Blogger/Owner of Playful Kitty

10 Random Facts About Robin

Everyone knows that I love cats, but there may be quite a few things that you don’t know.

  1.  I’m professionally trained in acting, singing, and dancing. I have experience in theater and on film. Yes, I do sing to my cats.
  2. My favorite color is Royal Blue.
  3. When I was a kid, I told people that I wanted to be a clown when I grew up.
  4. My college major was Special Education – Cognitive Impairments. I spent several years working with special needs students.
  5.  I have read the entire Bible from cover to cover more than 10 times. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”
  6. I have a huge sweet tooth. Peanut M&M’s are my favorite candy.
  7.  I love movies that have a great twist! Thrillers, Fantasy, and Drama are my favorite genres.
  8. Silliness is a staple in my life. I love to laugh.
  9. I played the trumpet from 5th grade all the way through high school.
  10. I’m one of those people that knows tons of useless facts.

Playful Kitty’s Co-C.F.O.s (Chief Feline Officers)


Birthday: June 2007

Manna has been a part of our family since she was 3.5 weeks old. She was an abandoned kitten found in a local trailer park. No matter how old she gets, she has the spirit of a kitten. Manna loves to play! She knows that she has everyone wrapped around her dainty paws. Her favorite things are catnip, my husband (Dave), and napping in the sun!



Birthday: April 8, 2016

Dexter is the newest member of our family. He was born to a stray pregnant cat that had been taken in by a friend of ours. It took him no time at all to make friends with Manna. She has cared for him like he was her own kitten. Dexter is a super energetic guy that loves everything about life! He is a catnip addict and he can’t get enough of the laser pointer.


Dave Mudge

Dave is my husband and a self-proclaimed cat man! He is a school bus driver for special needs students for our local intermediate school district. On weekends, Dave and I run a business called Designated Dave which helps get intoxicated people home safely.

Looking for the perfect greeting card? Dave is an independent representative for a SendOutCards, which offers cutsomized greeting cards and gifts. He has a real passion for making people smile!


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