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BJ Bangs is an award-winning cat blogger/journalist/photographerBJ Bangs: Paws for Reflection

At BJ Bangs: Paws for Reflection, we’re serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We sprinkle in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information  on the cat crazed Internet.

About the Author

BJ Bangs is an award-winning blogger, journalist, photographer, and communications professional. Over the years, she has developed a real love for cats, and wants to share that love by writing about the issues that affect them.

Cats are unique in that each has their own personality. No two are alike. They show undeniably unconditional love. They are there for  you when you are down, upset, happy or jubilant. There’s nothing better than snuggling up in front of the wood stove with five of the best feline friends. They truly are my BFFs (/Best Friends Forever).

A different twist to cat blogging

bjbangs.net – Paws for Reflection, focuses on anything and everything that impacts cats around the world. That includes travel, books, rescue, state and local legislation, abuse, social media, humor, pet heroes, and problems caused by overpopulation. While there are lots of cat blogging sites on the internet, I believe Paws brings a bit of a different twist to the mix because we incorporate our personal experiences with hard and proven facts. With five cats, and three that has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge, there’s lots of stories to share.

Social Media

What I find is that the more I write, the more I find to write about. Presently, there are at least two posts a week, sometimes more depending upon the issue. You can find us on social media at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatsPawsforReflection

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bjbangs @bjbangs

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bjbangs

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bangs.bj

Google Plus: www.google.com/bjbangs

That’s in addition to maintaining a full-time job, contract web work, maintaining a house, and yes, spending time with my five best feline friends.

I’ve been pretty amazed at the depth of the blogging world. I’ve met lots of wonderful people through Blogpaws.com, the Cat Writer’s Association, and online cat networks including social media. And I am looking forward to connecting with many, many more in the cat world in the future. Here’s some examples of my work:

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Education & Certifications

BJ holds an APR from the Public Relations Society of America, has a masters in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in journalism/ political science. She also designs newsletters, brochures, websites, and more. To say the least, she keeps ‘more than busy’ and her feline friends are her solace as well as her motivation to keep on blogging and writing about cats.

Additional accomplishments

  • Former Vice President and Council member of the International Cat Writers Association
  • Member of the Maine Public Relations Council
  • 2016 Thoroughly Reviewed Top 50 Cat Bloggers

Winner of the following International Cat Writers Association’s Awards:

  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence, Health & Other Issue, Blog
  • 2015 Certificate of Excellence; Magazine Article: Other
  • 2013 Certificate of Excellence: Color Photo
  • 2012: MUSE Medallion (Newspaper article: other)

Published Works

In addition to writing this blog, Paws For Reflection, I write news stories about pets and their people for newspapers,magazines, and other publications. She also aspires to write a book, about, you guessed it – cats.

Check out some of my cat works.

Meet the Cats:

Clyde, Mom’s Cat

Meet the cats: Tuxedo Boy Clyde

Clyde, now in his twilight years, can still scale to the top of the glass cabinet.

Black Cats, including Pink Collar, rock my world

Cats contemplate, what can I do next?

Black cats rock, and my Pink Collar has been rocking my world for 17 years.









Lenny, a feral cat, learned everything from humans

Kitty Lenny looking up to see 'what's up there?

Kitty Lenny looking up to see ‘what’s up there?






3 Responses to About

  1. […] article is posted and shared through the courtesy of BJ Bangs an accomplished journalist, photographer and pet […]

  2. Jonas says:


    Just checking it you would write about my cat furniture.

    Thanks in advance.


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At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.

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