About Pain in the Bud

Uh, is this site about a cat?

Yep. Pain in the Bud is about Buddy, a seven eight-year-old gray tabby with a big heart and an even bigger ego.

What kind of stuff do you write about?

We cover feline-related news, publish cat humor and follow Buddy’s adventures. We write about big cats too, including conservation efforts, and we interview a wide range of people — veterinarians, scientists, enthusiasts — to learn more about cats. PITB publishes an average of four posts a week, and sometimes a lot more if there’s something big happening in the world of our furry overlords.

Where and with whom does Buddy live?

Buddy the Cat

Buddy lives with his human servant, Big Buddy, just north of New York City. Big Buddy is responsible for providing a range of services such as grooming, interactive play time, serving yums on a precise schedule, serving snacks at appropriate intervals (mostly whenever Buddy wants them) and existing as a human mattress for Buddy’s beauty sleep.

Buddy’s human servant is a career journalist with more than 15 years’ experience covering crime, technology, politics and public policy.

What is ‘Dear Buddy’ about?

Cats around the world write to Buddy for his sage advice on matters of feline import.

I would like to offer a modeling contract/marriage proposal/lordship/book deal/TV adaptation. How do I get in touch with Buddy?

You can reach Buddy via the contact page for personal or business enqueries. Comments about Buddy’s stories are always welcome on individual blog posts as well.


Do you review cat products or accept sponsored posts?

We accept pitches to review cat-related products, but we have ground rules. We serve our readers. We will not recommend any cat product we haven’t tried ourselves.

That means if you want us to review your product, you’ll need to send us a retail version of the item or a demo and allow us time to test it out. Use the contact form to get in touch.