Friday, November 21, 2014

It's So Hard to Be a Cat


I was folding laundry, and Phoebe promptly plopped on top of a stack of towels. Of course, I wasn't surprised -- she's a cat, right? But then a fresh basket of laundry appeared, and she was faced with an impossibly difficult choice. It's so hard to be a cat.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Fall Guy


Cosmo doesn't want to get caught for stealing the bag of treats, so he's bringing a fall guy. Surely this scheme will be successful.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Win a T-Shirt Inspired by Friskies' "Dear Kitten" Commercials


Have you seen the hilariously adorable "Dear Kitten" commercials from Purina Friskies? They've been making the social-media rounds and, if you're like me, you've watched each one about a dozen times. In the four commercials (I say "commercial," but the advertisement is incredibly subtle), the senior cat of the house is teaching the new kittens the ropes when it comes to living in his new home.

The cat goes over important lessons like how to deal with the dog, living with humans, and the mysteries of the mirror (or as the cat says, "window that's lower than the others") and the cats who live on the other side of the "window." Coincidentally, those cats are total doppelgangers of the cats looking through the "window." Crazy, huh?

You can see all the videos here, but this one is my favorite. It's the older cat's sage advice on interacting with the dog.



As if the videos aren't enough, there are "Dear Kitten" shirts -- and Catladyland and Friskies are giving away ten of them!

























If you'd like to be one of the ten winners, please register via the Rafflecopter widget. After you click to enter, you'll be asked for your name, and email address. No one sees this information but me -- promise! Please remember to place all the information on the same line. If you enter before including all the info, Rafflecopter won't allow you to edit your entry. Just leave me a comment on this post and I'll make sure you're entered.

I will contact all winners and ask you about the shirt size you'd like (Small-X-Large)

Good luck!


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Purina Friskies is providing the T-shirts for this giveaway; we were not compensated for this post. Catladyland only shares information and products we feel are relevant to our readers. Purina Friskies is not responsible for the content of this post.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Make Your Cat the Star of a Book With the Free Animal Tales App! #read4animals


You know your cat is a total star -- mine are too. They like to think they're celebrities, anyway -- right? Well, now you can create a customized book starring your cat (or dog or rabbit or snake or guinea pig ... you get this picture) using the free Animal Tales iOS app that's available for iPhones and iPads in the iTunes store (Android app coming winter of 2015).












It's from the same people who brought you ResQWalk, the app for iPhone and Android users that lets you raise money for your favorite rescue while you take your walk. I use it all the time, and I know some of you do too. If you don't, get on it!

So I wanted to give Animal Tales a try, and Phoebe obliged. Well, I guess she didn't willingly oblige, but she's so used to my taking photos of her that she didn't bat an eye. "Here come the paparazzi again."

So I downloaded the app and chose one of three stories: "Your Pet's Amazing Search for a Home." All I had to do was upload a pic of Phoeebs, enter her name and that she's a female, and the app did the rest! Seriously, it was that easy. Going forward, there will be one story a week added to the catalog.

Phoebe!
























After the book is completed, there's an opportunity to share it digitally with friends and family, or you can pay $12 (U.S. shipping included) for a 5"x5" softcover book. And it gets even cooler: If you choose to order the softcover book, 20% of the sales goes to benefit animal rescue.




































"Our vision with Animal Tales was to create a unique, easy-to-use product for animal lovers to have fun with," said Animal Tales founder Bailey Schroeder. "I think we've achieved that goal and I'm excited to see the response."

If you're an iPhone or iPad user, check out the app here! You can also learn more about the Animal Tales on their site ... and don't forget to follow them on Twitter!


This post is sponsored by Animal Tales. I was paid to blog about Animal Tales, but Catladyland only shares information and products we feel are relevant to our readers. Animal Tales is not responsible for the content of this article.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Why I Can't Pee in Peace


Here's the reason I can't pee with the door closed when I'm home alone. It's either this, or be subjected to frenzied paws banging at the door -- you know, the kind the sound like they're being chased by "scawy monsters."




Monday, November 10, 2014

Heat-Seeking Cat


Here in Minnesota, we woke up to snow this morning. My area of the Twin Cities is supposed to get 12-14 inches, so I'm glad I get to stay inside and keep cozy all day.

When I woke up this morning, I tiptoed to the window to peek outside and check out the snowfall. As I pulled back the curtain, I heard a little kitty "meep!" so I flipped on the light and found Phoebe enjoying the heating-vent output. Just sitting there. In the dark. Soaking up the heat.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Indignant Cat Shows Me Who's Boss


Right before I shot this photo, Phoebe was gazing right at me, with the sweetest look on her fuzzy little face. What showed up in the preview window was an indignant little kitty with her "arms" crossed. Funny how cats can change on a dime. Not surprising, but funny.

Who's the boss? Not Tony Danza. And apparently not me.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cranky Sofa-Cats


Sometimes a cat wants to sit on the corner of the sofa.
Sometimes another cat wants the same spot.
Sometimes cranky faces happen.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Slacker Cat Sleeps on the Job


Phoebe told me she wants to be my part-time office assistant, so I gave her a cubicle on one corner of my desk. I asked her to do some simple filing for me, and five-minutes later looked over to find her sawing logs!

What has happened to work ethic?


Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Date Dilemma for My Cat


Halloween is here, and Saffy can't decide which of her suitors will be her date for the evening. It's so hard to be a cat.


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