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Singing advice for cat owners

No singing telegrams from your cat to you. These are informative lyrics that entertain as well as educate.

If you have questions about your cat’s behavior, the Cat Lady will sing you an answer. Why? Because it’s more fun than reading yet another article on training your cat to use a scratch post or to stop spraying.

We all know a song is more readily remembered than black and white words on a page. The Cat Lady is tapping into that power to help you better understand Kitty.  Her quirky feline-inspired musical videos can be found on Catster.com and are just one more unique tool to help demystify cat behavior.

Sarah Donner, a singer/songwriter from New Jersey, is the Cat Lady and is coming to Portland on July 7. She is an “indie folk pop star who embraced the cat lady inside.” An entertaining performer, Sarah works the stage with powerful vocals, zippy guitar, and candid stage presence. You can catch her at Alberta Street Pub with the Doublclicks that evening or at her special appearance at the Cat Adoption Team Thrift Store in Raleigh Hills starting at 1 pm.

Sarah didn’t start out as a cat songster. She evolved into one as she offered soft songs of comfort to her family’s aging cat, Missy, in her final days. Fast forward to just a few years ago when Sarah’s conversion into the Cat Lady was complete as she witnessed a feral kitten rooting through her trash to find something to eat. She began trapping and fixing these cats as well as fostering for her local humane organization.

“Cats are more one-on-one. It is a more intimate relationship that owners have with their pet. You have to put a bit more effort into gaining a cat’s trust and friendship,” comments Sarah. “However, there is incredible value in that for both parties.” This seems to be the foundation for her videos.

Sarah lives with a few rescued cats. Her favorite, Puma Bean Jackson, is a smart, sleek black cat who was found in the back seat of a Triumph TR-4. After he began following her around the house like a little black shadow, she gave up all thoughts of finding him a home other than with her.

The Cat Lady videos offer real-world solutions and easy to understand explanations of cat behavior. Sarah boils down endless research on a topic into answers “that have more entertainment value.”  All her sources are listed for cat owners to dig deeper.

Sarah has written about 30 cat songs; each one to answer a specific question. The stars of her Catster videos are the foster kittens who join in as she belts out the lyrics. You might not hear any of her Cat Lady songs during her concerts. Even though she spends hours putting them together and is very passionate about them, they are a fun musical release for this serious songwriter. 

Check out her Cat Lady videos on Catster.

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