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Lil Bub

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Lil-Bub Last week while I was watching “Fox and Friends” on Fox News, the hosts were talking about this cute little kitty, Lil BUB that had taken the Internet by storm.

They then announced she was “in the studio” and said they’d talk about and with her shortly.

What a sweetie!

Her owner has written a book about her. And there is a blog and a Youtube site with videos

At two years old, Lil Bub is tiny, has no teeth–and six toes. Her tongue hangs out; actually, it does not quite fit in her mouth so her mouth seems open all the time. She was very inquisitive on the TV set, as she ventured off her owner’s lap and onto the couch her owner was sitting on.

Lil BUB was originally a “stray”, and now she’s become a star!

Yours in getting your Lil Bub fix at YouTube,

and “The Boys”

P.S. If you’re looking for the book, just click here.

Purina FortiFlora

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

cat-paw-small“The Boys,” our “Cat Seen Investigators” (aka CSI), like nosing around the Internet for really cool toys and new kitty litter, and other stuff of interest to all their kitty friends.

A while ago, Mikey and I made yet another tip to the vet when he again was not eating (or at least not when I was looking) and his stools were somewhat splatty; they also had a few traces of blood. Uh oh!

During the course of the visit, the vet took blood and urine samples. The good news is both tests had positive results, and he had gained a few ounces!

However, since at that time Mikey was experiencing the diarrhea, the vet suggested we try him on some pro-biotics for a time to help to settle things down. She prescribed Purina FortiFlora, and said you just “sprinkle it on the food”. She added that if his brothers would happen to get that food it won’t hurt them.

Well, let me tell you the others (they all) absolutely love FortiFlora. (more…)

Voting for Friskies Video Contest Semi-Finalists Now On

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Friskies-2013-video-award-smFriskies, about The Friskies “Best Cat Video of 2013” contest.

You may recall that a month ago I posted in Mews Nooz and here about The Friskies search for cat videos made by people and kitties like you and me.

Well, Christine tells me “Friskies and the contest judges have selected 20 Semi-Finalists to compete for a spot as one of 12 Finalists.” I’ll be posting more information here at Kittens ‘n Things as I get it, or repeat some of this here and in Mews Nooz.)

Voting is now open through noon ET, September 16, 2013, so get your voting paw or fingers ready, your favorite treats (cat munchies or pop corn), find a soft spot to relax and watch those videos. Then choose your favorites!

$25,000 is on the line here! “Four Category winners and one Fan Favorite winner will be awarded the money. AND a gold-plated Catuette trophy.”

So let’s help make it happen!

Yours in watching cat videos and voting our favorites,

and “The Boys”

P.S. We’re pretty certain you’re going to be pretty busy watching those videos from now until September 15. However, we also think you might want a “7th-inning stretch” to get the kinks out! So, here’s a bit of fun where you can direct your attention–it’s the FroliCat DART Laser Pet Toy

Kitties, run don’t walk to Friskies

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Kitties, listen up…


Last week, Wednesday, the 10th, to be exact, I wrote about the “end days” of the Friskies “create a video” contest.

Today is the “end date”–so if you’re making a video you’d better get a move on.

And let us know, as “The Boys” and I are eager to see you in the movies!

Yours in hurrying to make a video for Friskies,

and “The Boys”

Final Days of TheFriskies 2013 Cat Video Award Show Contest

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, the Friskies “2013 Cat Video Award” contest comes to an end July 15, 2013.

It’s not too late to enter!

For a chance to be eligible for $25,000 in cash prizes, you “build a video” of your cat and submit it by July 15 to Friskies.


The award show will be held in New York City October 15, 2013; it will be broadcast live at

In addition, Friskies is participating in a “Share to Care” giving back program where they will award more than 25,000 cans of Friskies cat food to 20 partner animal-rescue organizations nationwide throughout the term of the contest.

Interested? Grab your favorite kitty, your video camera, and create your original (up to) 2-minute video of him or her being your special funny or adventurous furball self!

For all the details and to enter, get thee to Friskies now and no later than July 15.

Yours in viewing kitty videos,

and “The Boys”

P.S. While you’re creating your video, your kitty may just need a “snack” to keep up her strength. So try one of these.

Graphic source: Friskies


Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Featured Blogger Badge We were recently contacted by Sharon Nichols, Lead Content Editor for Petocracy, about a blog post I had published here earlier this month: You Can Lead A Horse to Water…

Sharon had “come across the post” and “thought I might be interested in being a featured writer at Petocracy”, their website.

I was thrilled to say “yes”!

If you’re not familiar with Petocracy (I wasn’t), Sharon writes, “It’s a community for pet owners to connect, share advice, and even get answers from verified Resident Experts, who are real veterinarians and pet professionals.”

The site itself reminds me a little bit of a Pinterest board.

Sharon also indicated that the site is available to 13,500 Facebook fans.

Petocracy also has a message board/forum to help you connect with like-minded pet lovers. You do have to register to use the site. It’s a terrific resource for all kinds of things “cat”–there is also lots of information on dogs, too, as well as a whole lot more!

Yours in “playing” at Petocracy,

and “The Boys”

P.S. If you can’t find us, go see if we’re at Petocracy; it’s a really neat place to hang out.

What Will Kitty Do?

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

friskies-will-kitty-playWe were contacted about a “new web series” created by Friskies called “Will Kitty Play With It?”

The first video in the game series is now live at YouTube where you’ll meet “Digger + Spork.

According to the Friskies ad campaign information, the gist of the web video series is that “Each episode of the game show focuses on one specific item, hidden under a cardboard box, to be revealed to a curious cat. Once the box has been lifted, suspense builds as the item is revealed and described in detail before the big question, and moment of truth: “Will Kitty Play With It?”

You’ll also find this video (and other subsequent creations) posted at FacebookFriskies and TwitterFriskies.

And if you’re so inclined to create your own videos with your favorite feline, Friskies encourages you to do so and to upload them to Friskies. Just tag your videos and comments with #willkittyplay and upload to Twitter @Friskies, or Friskies Facebook.

Yours in wondering if kitty will play,

and “The Boys”

P.S. While your kitty is enjoyng the cat in the video, don’t forget the treats. How about some Friskies Gravy Sensation Sea food

Fido and Facebook

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Check this out, kitties.

Our furriends at “Internet Service” made this really cute graphic to show how you and the woofies might get more socially involved than your human!


Yours in sharing social networking with your kitty,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Elizabeth M. Hodgkins shares some secrets in her book, Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life

Graphic source: “Internet Service”

Top 100 Pet Blogs to follow in 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

“The Boys” and I are thrilled to say we were chosen to join in as one of the

Top 100 Pet blogs to follow

An infographic by the team at CouponAudit

Yours in pet company,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Kittens ‘n Things is in good company in this list (we’re 87). See for yourself.

Bet You Can’t Say “No”!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Yours in irresistible furbies,

and “The Boys”

P.S. While the computer is nice and warm for a kitty’s tootsies, this can also be a comfy winter attraction for kitty tummies and feets!

Video source: YouTube

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