How to Train a Famous Cat

A cat handler discusses the business of cat fame

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In some ways, Cindy Ruggiero works for her cats. “Cats are like potato chips—you can’t have just one,” says Ruggiero, a cat owner who lives in New Jersey. Her family has 30 of them. To care for that pack, she says, she has refinanced her home several times, bought a trailer and turned it into a cat residence complete with condos and a section for elderly cats, and bought them iPads filled with cat apps. 

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