Saturday, May 7, marked five years (already?) since our “baby Bowie” took off for the Rainbow Bridge. How I miss him.
He sure loved to have his back rubbed, and would stand or sit on the floor beside me for hours, if need-be, looking at me until I would get the hint that it was time for me to rub his back!
At which time he would jump up onto my lap, turn so his back faced me, sit down and wait for me to stroke away. At other times, he would just stand on my lap and enjoy the strokes. (Flynn has gotten so he likes head and back rubs, too.)
Yours in missing Bowie,
Bowie Angel graphic source: Ann, Zoolatry
Earlier this morning, I heard on the radio that today is “Hug Your Cat” Day!
If you’re like me, you really don’t need a “day” to love on your kitty.
Nevertheless, I’m glad to share that bit of information with you – just in case you hadn’t heard it.
So this message is short as I have all these kitties I have to hug. And if you’re like me, you can’t just give one hug.
Yours in hugging on your kitty,
Photo source: ICanHasCheezburger
This week, the Kits found out that as recent as March 9, Grumpy Cat had introduced Friskies NEW flavor combinations called Cat Concoctions!
It’s a wet cat food that features flavors that “challenge the mind and flavor buds” of any discerning kitty.
Further, according to the Friskies press release, “The mashup of unexpected flavors includes: Chicken in Creamy Crabby Sauce; Cod in Cheesy Bacon Flavored Sauce; Lamb in Clam Flavored Sauce and Scrumptious Salmon & Chicken Liver Dinner Pate!” Num! Num!
Helping to bring the unexpected Flavor Mashups to life and to the purrblic at a three-day event, March 11-13, Platinum selling recording artist Ryan Cabrera and “American Idol” Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis, and pop culture phenomenon Grumpy Cat kicked off the party with a completely unexpected musical mashup performance Friday, March 11 in Austin, Texas.
They then held a meet-and-greet with our favorite Grumpy Cat! And we’ve got video of the performances to boot. As soon as we figure out how to get it to you from here, I’ll let you know!
Yours in rockin’ out with Grumpy Cat,
P.S. Let us know your favorite Cat Concoctions!!
Besides Flynn giving me a run for my money with his leaps to the TV, the DirecTV receiver, the dining room table, et al, I’ve discovered another activity he likes to use to get my attention.
Kleenex! He likes to play in (more like tear up) a box of Kleenex.
When I arrived home Tuesday morning after having been out for a while, I found “someone” had been in the Kleenex. (It had to have been Flynn as I’ve caught him digging in the Kleenex box on other occasions.)
The photo, top right, is the partially full Kleenex box on the floor with a pile of torn up Kleenex in front of the box.
In this photo < <<, the shot is the same pile of Kleenex, but looking down at the table where the Kleenex box was originally. And the rest landed on the floor.
I arrived home Wednesday to the same Kleenex in tatters scenario. I thought sure since I had covered up the box he would not be able to get into it. Wrong!
It seems to me that more and more Flynn’s true colors are showing! Or maybe he’s more comfortable with being himself! and so feels free to act accordingly.
Flynn and the others have plenty of toys to play with. They have the cat tree, and I make sure they have food in their tummies and water to drink or to play in!
In addition, they (almost) have the run of the house (I keep the door to the spare bedroom closed as I still need to sort through things in there), and they can go outside on to the front porch when the weather is nice.
In other words, he doesn’t want for anything that I can tell, so he doesn’t need to tear up Jack in the form of the Kleenex.
Although perhaps I ought to set aside specific play time with him and the others where each individually gets my attention throughout the day.
Yours in deciphering kitty’s actions,
What do you think?
If a kitty on your counter is an issue for you, there are several solutions you could try to keep him or her on the floor.
1. Make the counter less appealing. Some folks use double-sided tape placed randomly on the counter. It will stick onto your kitty’s feet; he’ll be surprised and try to get it off. It is not harmful to the feet.
Of course, you wouldn’t want to keep the tape on the counter indefinitely, especially since it would be in your way when you’re trying to prepare meals or if you’re wanting to use the counter for other activities.
2. Redirect your kitty’s mood to jump. This has sometimes been done by “sound”. Put pennies or rocks or cans inside cans and shake the can when you see your kitty get into the jump up position. It will startle him and it is hoped make him decide it’s not so important to be on the counter after all. If you don’t have a can, you could clap your hands or even make PSST sounds. Anything noisy that catches your kitty’s attention.
The drawback with this method is that you’ll have to watch your kitty over a period of time in order to tell when he’s about to make his move to the counter. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s a special day for a very special furriend of kitties and their beans – that’s right, it’s MO.
He keeps the daily linkies up and running for us at The Cat Blogosphere as well as keeps us informed of kitty remembrances, special events and giveaways and contests around “cat nation”. A purrfect way we can stay in touch.
Now it’s his turn! We’re joining in with all the furriends and beans around the Internet to say Happy Special Day, MO.
Yours in thanking MO for all he does,
Welcome to the final edition of Morris the Cat’s advice column, revealing need-to-know information on how to release your inner cat and get the best night’s sleep of your life.
As an iconic spokescat and star of over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s onward, Morris has a prolific career envied by many of the Internet cat sensations of today. The secret to his longevity? Well, for one, the fact that he eats 9Lives. But more importantly, he has a disciplined sleep regimen – racking up about 140 hours per week!
Morris wants to teach YOU the tricks of the trade and give you all the tools you need, so he’s hosting a giveaway on his Live Well & Prospurr site to win a Morris-shaped plush bed that’s big enough for you AND your cat to snuggle up on.
My cat and I are BFFs. We do everything together – play, eat, snuggle – we make a purrfect team. But in the bedroom, I prefer to have my space. My cat, on the other hand, thinks there’s no better place to sleep than right on my head! Why does she do this? I’m not all that fun when I’m sleeping.
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Hey readers, I’m back with iconic 9Lives cat food spokescat Morris, giving advice to us lowly humans about how to sleep like a pro, and by that I mean, a cat. After all, they do sleep up to 140 hours a week – that’s 3.5 times your typical 9-5. If you’ve missed his other shades of advice you can catch his doodles here and here
To help on your quest to catch more Zzzs, Morris is also giving my readers the chance to win a super-cool, human-sized bed in the shape of Morris himself… because who doesn’t sleep better when snuggling up with a cat? Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter and to check out his video with more sleeping tips.
So here is the next Dear Morris installment …
I’m a cat but as you know, even animals have ‘spirit animals.’ Mine is an owl – a night owl to be exact. I love to play “catch the speck of dust” or “chase your tail in the middle of the bed” into the wee hours of the morning. My humans have no idea what they’re missing out on.
They just lay there snoring, and swat at me when I come too close. How can I make them see that daytime is lame, and the real party happens under stars (the stick-on, glow-in-the-dark kind)?
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