Tag: cats

Pets of the Week: Iris and Jackie


Meet Iris and Jackie, both available for adoption at the Baltimore Humane Society.

Finding Signs from the Universe in a Newfound Cat


After setting some intentions around creative goals in July, I asked the Universe for a sign that I was on the right track, designating the black cat as the symbol that would indicate Universal approval.  This exercise comes straight from The Universe Has Your Back, the book that I groused about in my last column while suffering from a bad back. I’m still not so high on Gabrielle Bernstein’s book, but the exercise has already borne fruit.

Crowdfunded Charm Kitty Café is Finally Opening to the Public on Saturday

“Star” sits on a bed in Charm Kitty Café. Photo by Julia Flaccavento.

Inside a new storefront in Whitehall Mill at the edge of Hampden, cats roam free, weaving between human feet or squatting placidly atop oversized cushions. A couple cloister themselves inside empty merch cubbies along the wall. Several jump up periodically to walk on the front desk, accompanying staffers who warmly greet guests coming in the doors.

Pets of the Week: Starlight and Albert

Starlight the dog, via Baltimore Humane Society

Starlight and Albert are both looking for new families to call their own.

Pets of the Week: Pepper and Tiny



Pepper here, coming to you from Baltimore Humane Society where I am looking for a family to call my own. The good news is I’m not just gorgeous, I have a personality to match! I’m a really fun, active girl who likes to run around and play. It’s very cute to watch me get my zoomies and go, go, go! I also love treats, I will do just about anything for some. I’m also very smart. I know a few commands like sit and down and would love to learn even more with whoever adopts me. I will be a very fun, faithful companion. If you think we’d be a good match, please come and meet me soon!

Pets of the Week: Buddy and Maven

Buddy the dog. Photo via Baltimore Humane Society.

Meet Maven and Buddy, both of whom are seeking families to call their own.

Pets of the Week: Venus and Betty Blue

Venus the dog. Photo via Baltimore Humane Society.

Meet Venus and Betty Blue, the Baltimore Humane Society’s featured pets of the week.

Top Stories: Williams Sonoma Joins Stores Departing Downtown Towson, Sagamore Pendry to Open March 21, A $2 Million Townhouse in Little Italy


The top story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ weekly real estate development column, which led with the news that yet another store is leaving downtown Towson. The kitchenware and home furnishings retailer Williams Sonoma, located in Towson Town Center, has posted signs on its windows indicating it plans to close.

A Co-Working Cat Café is in the Works at Whitehall Mill

Cats sitting in a cat café in South Korea. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Cat-loving telecommuters and entrepreneurs will be excited about this one: Baltimore is set to get its very own cat café in the recently restored Whitehall Mill development near Hampden and Woodberry.

Top Stories: Nearly 100 Cats Saved from Charm City Animal Rescue; John Waters’ Kidney Stones; Liam Flynn’s in Station North Closes


The top story of the first week of 2017 involved a Maryland animal shelter that allegedly wasn’t taking great care of its cats in need. Allegany County Animal Control officers seized 97 of the felines from Charm City Animal Rescue in Cumberland, Md., earlier this week. An officer from the agency who we spoke with wouldn’t go into detail, except for describing the conditions of the facility as “deplorable.” The operator, Michelle Ingrodi, was charged with 97 counts of animal neglect.

Here were our other most popular stories from Dec. 30, 2016–Jan. 5, 2017.