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Morris the Cat says S-L-E-E-P Like a Cat

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

If you stopped by yesterday, you know all this week we are sharing Morris the Cat’s insight when it comes to sleeping like a cat He’s our guest blogger and is responding to the sleep deprived Dear Morris style.)


Dear Morris,

I’ve been experiencing difficulties with falling asleep, tossing and turning once my head hits the pillow. I don’t get it because I feel tired all day at work; then I come home, brush my teeth, flip on the TV, and just… lie there. I’m hoping I can learn from the expert. Morris, what am I doing wrong?

Sleepless in San Fur-nando

Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,

Your case, unfortunately, is not at all uncommon. When you’re going all day long at the speed of a cheetah, it’s no wonder your mind darts around like a red laser dot at bedtime. Luckily, as a cat, I spend up to 140 hours per week sleeping and I can tell you there is hope!

For starters, I notice you mentioned turning on the TV before bed. Cats don’t watch TV – this is partly because the majority of us can’t speak English that well, but mostly because it interferes with our snooze time.

Scientifically speaking, the ‘glow’ emitted by an electronic screen enters the brain and slows the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. So next time you want to turn on the tube before bed, try counting sheep instead – or better yet, mice!

Kitty hugs,

Yours in enjoying insight from Morris,

and “The Boys”

P.S. There you have it! After getting a good night’s rest, tune back in tomorrow for the next edition of “Dear Morris”, and don’t forget to check out his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse.

P.P.S. Morris the Cat’s publicity reps contacted us about sharing Morris’s new promotion at his Live Well & Prospurr site and his “Sleep Like a Kitty” contest. As a result, they are sending to us a “Happy Kitty Kit” for “The Boys” and Hope.

It’s A Boy!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Dakota-2016-01-10-48To some, I might have been up to no good – again – but to one very special furball, I may just have been what he was hoping for.

He: Tyler (came to me as “Domino”)
Birth Date: 9/1/2011
Entry Date: 6/12/2015
Forever Home date: 1/7/2016

I got him from the Humane Society of North Iowa, the in-town local animal shelter; he had been picked up as a stray last June. He must have belonged to someone at one time as the Shelter listed him as having been found wearing a collar.

As is the Shelter’s policy, he was held for seven days in hopes his owner would come to claim him. After that, he was put up for adoption. And so he waited, and waited. And waited almost seven months until I came along!

After I went to see him, though, I wasn’t sure I wanted to follow through with submitting an application. In person, he was (or appeared so) a pretty BIG kitty. Thankfully, not Phillip big!

In Morris the Cat’s Own Meows …

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Hey Kittens n Things readers! Morris the Cat, from 9Lives cat food, here. (You may have thought that a cat’s only computer skills involve laying on the keyboard while others are trying to use it, but in fact, we are very tech savvy.)


For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve starred in over fifty 9Lives cat food commercials, am an advo-cat for kitty rescue, and was even crowned one of Advertising’s Greatest Icons by the Museum of Broadcast Communications. (But I must say, I took issue with this honor. I didn’t know I was *advertising* **all those years… I just really love 9Lives!)


In case you couldn’t guess, I’m purr-ty much an expert when it comes to eating, and that’s the subject of my next venture. As you know, the holidays are ‘prime eating time’ and I want you to be able to chow down like a pro.

I also thought, with everyone in the holiday spirit, it’s a great time to give back. Lucky for you, giving back is as easy as using your opposable thumbs. With those two bad boys – and the rest of your fingers – you can help feed a kitty in need. Watch this video to find out how. (Spoiler Alert: It’s totally FREE!)


I don’t know about you but all this meowing about food has gotten me hungry.

I’ve made it my mission to help cats and humans eat well – and by extension – live well. (I’ve often said the key to life can be found in your food dish.) With that in mind, I invite you to check out my Official Guide to Eating, Munching, Snacking & More. If you’ve ever caught yourself inhaling your food between errands or carting your human kittens around… or if you mindlessly shovel in your dinner while catching up on the latest episode of “Meownton Abbey” or “Silicon Alleycat”… then this guide is for you!

In it, you’ll learn how to eat like the true foodie you were meant to be. On my site, you can also enter to win a customized drivable cooler, so if you do have to eat on the go, you can do so in style. And don’t forget to tweet #MorrisFeeds to give hungry kitties the gift of a tasty, hearty 9Lives meal.

On that note, my stomach is starting to rumble. What’s on the menu tonight, you ask? 9Lives Lean & Tasty and a side of Meaty Paté with Real Chicken. For a beverage I’ll be enjoying some delicious tap water. How about you?

Yours in Morris the Cat’s view,

The Boys and “The Gurrl”

P.S. Thanks, Morris, for stopping by to share the news about your new Prospurr.9Lives site and your holiday mission to give hungry kitties the gift of a tasty, hearty 9Lives meal.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

“The Boys” and the “Gurrl” and I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you get lots of turkey and all the trimmings.

We’re also thrilled to say today is Christopher’s 11th month Gotcha Day! (Actually, I’m not so sure Hope is thrilled.)

Most of all, our message today is to let you know we appreciate all of you. You’ve been with us through thick and thin, sad times and glad. You all mean so much.

Yours in Thanksgiving for your friendship,

and “The Boys” and “The Gurrl”

Happy Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Remembering All Veterans (Badge) 11.11.2015

Yours in thankfulness,

and “The Boys” and the “Gurrl”

“Thanks Veterans” graphic by Ann of Zoolatry

Grumpy Cat Takes Friskies “Create & Taste” Test Kitchen

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

grumpy-cat-8-20-15-event-shelter-smOne of my favorite-ist cats, next to my own, that is, is Grumpy Cat.

According to Christine Amoscato, Account Executive for Taylor Strategy, on behalf of Friskies, Grumpy Cat and her furriend, Nala Cat “recently engaged in a friendly competition with a little help from WWE Diva Natalya at the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen where they cooked up a one-of-a-kind experience at the Create & Taste Kitchen. Cats and Friskies foods went head-to-head in a truly unique way.

In late-August, attendees at the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen had a chance to meet and to take photos with Grumpy Cat and Nala Cat, to interact with WWE Diva and cat lover Natalya™, and to participate in fun, cat-food themed activities to help donate up to 10,000 meals to shelter cats.

At the event, Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen attendees participated in games and activities for both teams that triggered a donation of one Friskies meal to shelter cats. People outside New York were able to help shelter cats by sharing on the social networks whether their cat was on #TeamSaucy, like Grumpy Cat, or on #TeamTender, like Nala Cat.

Friskies also partnered with Petfinder to help showcase adoptable shelter cats at the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen who needed forever homes.”

While now it’s after the fact to attend the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen event, you can still participate in the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen sweepstakes as the contest ends 12 noon ET, September 30.

Go to FriskiesKitchen for a virtual Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen experience plus a BuzzFeed quiz to find out “What Kind Of Purrrsonality Does Your Cat Actually Have?”

There, you’ll also learn how you can feed your cat’s personality with SauceSations or Grillers – and you can download a coupon!

Yours in checking out Friskies’ Create & Taste Kitchen,

, “The Boys & The Gurrl”

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Join us on this first annual special day … to honor and remember “those cherished pets that we have lost but not forgotten” – created and sponsored by Zee & Zoey, as we remember our “first Boys” – Jonny Cat 2, Mikey, Daniel, Cody, Billy and Bowie!

For more information, visit Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles.

While you’re at it, include your Remembrance posting on their special FACEBOOK events page here.

Yours in remembering ours and all the special kitties, et al,

and “The NuBoys” and Hope

Remembrance graphic source: Ann Adamus, Zoolatry

World Cat Day!

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Just think! Two special things going on today: Phillip’s 7th birthday and

World Cat Day Badge 2015

Double celebrations!

Yours in celebrating World Cat Day,

, “The Boys” and Hope

P.S. “World Cat Day Celebration” graphic courtesy of the totally awesome Ann Adamus at Zoolatry. Thanks, Ann.

Good News!!!! Friskies Pull ‘n Play Treat/Toy

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

pullnplayLast week, I mentioned in Mews Nooz our weekly ezine and then again here at Kittens ‘n Things, about the new Friskies Pull ‘n Play Wobbly toy/treat

As a result of my “announcements, I’ve been asked where to find the Wobbly “first-ever edible strings” toy and treat to purchase. It was supposed to be in retail stores nationally starting mid-June.

However, some were unsuccessful in locating it; it was not at PetSmart or Petco. Although it is available now at Amazon (according to the Amazon website).

After hearing “new word” from Christine, my Friskies contact, that indicated it is in retail stores now like WalMart and Target, I checked our local Target yesterday/Wednesday; they don’t have it yet. I did not go to WalMart.

This morning, though, when I was in Hy-Vee I saw they “sort of” have it for sale – meaning there is a spot on the shelf for it; they were just sold out of the Wobbly toy. They did have the edible strings that can be purchased separately. I did not buy those yet as I want to get the toy, too.

So if you have a Hy-Vee, check there. And, of course, check your WalMart, Target, Petco, PetSmart – all the others like that. If they’re not there the first time you check, go back. I know sometimes here it takes a little longer for some things to hit shelves than it does in other parts of the country.

Yours in finding the Friskies Pull ‘n Play Toy/Treat

and “The Boys”

P.S. Yay for the Friskies Wobbly Pull ‘n Play Toy/Treat.

Happy Birthday, Jan

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Sometimes there comes along someone you just want to wish an extra special day to. And today, it’s Jan Price of Jan’s Funny Farm.

Happy Birthday, Jan Price (S)

Yours in celebrating birthdays of Special Cat People,

and “The ‘Three Men’ and a ‘Little Lady'”

Happy Birthday, Jan graphic compliments of Ann of Zoolatry (Thanks, Ann, for sharing your beautiful work and talent!)

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