Hi there and welcome to The Happy Cat Site! Brought to you by the authors of The Happy Cat Handbook, Lucy Easton and Pippa Mattinson.
Who Are We?
I’m Lucy Easton, co-author of The Happy Cat Handbook. I created this site together with my Mom, Pippa Mattinson. You probably know her as the famous pet expert that wrote the best seller on dog recall, as well as that cool cat book she joined me in creating.
Together Pippa and I have over a century of experience raising and caring for cats, which we simply couldn’t fit into one awesome volume. So we built this site! A book is also one step removed from its audience, whereas The Happy Cat Site allows us to communicate directly with you through the comments section. Sharing your experiences, and giving you a hand when you need or want it.
Expert Advice and Personal Experience
We aren’t just crazy cat ladies, we are also scientists that are passionate about promoting high standards of care, ethical breeding and health. Pippa and I work with a great team of expert pet writers to bring you up to date information that makes a real difference to your kitty’s life and animal care decisions.
Genuine Product Reviews
On this site you’ll find information on cat care, behavior and training, and you can follow the story of Pippa’s kitten Billy and share their journey together as he grows up. Billy, and my cat Oscar, are our chief product testers. We have some great reviews of cat toys and supplies for you to browse through. The things we recommend in our shop section have all been tried and tested by our own cats, not just casually checked out online.
Pippa is a widely respected author on all things animal. Her published works include The Happy Puppy Handbook, The Happy Cat Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy and Total Recall (the dog recall one, not the Arnie one!)
She has a strong academic background with a degree in Zoology and years of experience raising and breeding animals. Pippa is set apart from a lot of people in the pet blogging field by her years of experience, scientific focus and strict moral compass.
Lucy has a degree in Psychology and a lifetime of immersion in the world of animals. She’s a passionate researcher and member of several animal organisations. Lucy co-wrote The Happy Cat Handbook with Pippa, and shares her strong ethics and enthusiasm for improving the general care and welfare of all pets. Even those like cats which are considered so common that people sometimes forget they have special requirements of their own.
Pippa and I provided the base layers of this site, but we work alongside an incredibly talented and educated team of feline inclined friends.
- Sarah Holloway – A Zoologist with an amazing eye for detail
- Clare Hemington – An expert feline behaviorist with a track record that speaks for itself
- Shannon Cutts – A highly regarded pet blogger with a great sense of humor
- Jane Pinzhoffer – An seasoned animal owner and researcher
Don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you have a question.
Share your cat photos or chat with us in our busy Facebook community. We can’t wait to meet you!