Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Cat Wants to be a Cat, and She Wins

Me: "Phoebe, I'm trying to make up the bed."
Phoebe: "I'm trying to be a cat."

And so my bed goes unmade ... again.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

My Cat Must Like Politics

Cosmo must like politics because he's always looking for a cabinet position. Seriously, if there's an open door, he'll find his way inside and hang out there until he's had enough in-the-dark-time. Then he'll paw at the door until someone releases him. Sometimes I'll happen upon him sitting inside a cabinet ... doing absolutely nothing. Really -- just sitting. Meditating, perhaps? Or maybe taking inventory of my paper products? Who knows!

A few days ago, he wandered inside a bathroom cabinet and Phoebe became exceedingly curious about the whole situation. Of course she had to investigate. Did she walk around and look inside the wide open space? No. Instead she chose to peer over the door, all sneaky like. Maybe she's looking for a career in politics.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Cat Wants "Wings" Like a Flying Squirrel

Saffy's obsession with the outdoors is fueled by the hungry beasties that gather at the bird feeders on our deck. And we have quite the variety of hungry beasties - squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, chickadees, finches, sparrows, and the occasional cardinal. Saff's wild chirps can't keep up with all the frantic seed-eating activity on the other side of the door. I'll bet if I opened the screen, she'd jump into the air and swoop across the deck like a giant flying squirrel to get to those guys. She'd even grow those flying squirrel "wings". I'd pay good money to see the wings happen.

Wishing for an open screen door and wings.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Triple T Studios Won Me Over With the Refined Feline Wallet

I'm beyond particular when it comes to wallets. I tend to find the "perfect" one and then use it until it falls apart because, well, it's perfect. I require certain compartments: one for receipts, one for business cards and other misc. small pieces of paper, and one for mystery items that don't seem to belong anywhere. I also must have an adequate number of slots for my driver's license, credit cards, library cards and of course my Costco card. The wallet has to have a decent-sized compartment for coins. A wallet is like a good bra -- it must be a perfect fit.

Joanne and I at CatConLA.

I met up with my friend Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger and Triple T Studios while I was at CatConLA in June. Triple T just has the cutest items. Aside from being particular regarding wallets, I'm also picky when it comes to cat-themed items, in general. Her offerings are top notch and classy -- just like her!

Two color options!

As I was perusing the merchandise at her CatConLA booth, my eyes fell on the Refined Feline wallet. At first glance, it looked like a nice size, but I questioned its ability to hold my must-carry items. I grabbed one (politely, of course) and unzipped it to find a veritable wonderland of compartments! OK, I was hooked. I needed this wallet, and to be honest, my old was was getting pretty threadbare. Joanne agreed to send me a wallet to try. Of course, I was thrilled at the prospect of a new wallet! I couldn't wait to see if it would be as perfect as a well-fitted bra.

Ohhh, roomy!

I received the package and quickly transferred all my important wallet cargo from the old to the new one. Guess what? It all fit, and I was even able to zip without completely busting the cute little bag. The site claims most cell phones fit inside the wallet, and my iPhone 6 did indeed fit. There's a removable strap for the wallet, so you can leave the strap on and carry it as a small purse -- cell phone and all. Cool!

Please note the detachable handle. Handy!

Here's the general 411 about the Refined Feline Wallet from Triple T Studios -- you can visit the site for more details and to order the discounted item!

  • Available in beige and black.
  • Made of poly-synthetic, water-resistant leather.
  • 8-inches long, 4-inches wide, and 1-inch deep.

My refined feline approves.

If you're as picky about wallets as I am, I suggest taking a look. Again, it's discounted, and the holidays are closer than we think! You know it's true.

Triple T Studios provided us with free product, but Catladyland only shares information we think is valuable to our readers. Triple T Studios isn't responsible for the content of this post.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Peeky-Tongue Cats are the Best

One of my favorite cat faces in the world is "peeky tongue". You know, when a kitty bathes and the little pink bubble-gum tongue never completely makes it back into the mouth? Cosmo's tuxie "I'm better than you" demeanor makes his peeky tongue especially pleasing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My Cat's the Best Poser Ever

Oh, Cosmo. Look at him. For real -- LOOK AT HIM! Yesterday I was feeling sad, and he struck this extra-special pose just for me. And for you, of course. Soak him in because he's a gem.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Katris Modular Scratching System: It's a Kickstarter Giveaway!

When my kids were young, they loved Lego building blocks. They'd sit for hours constructing shapes, buildings and contraptions with the various shaped and colored components. The cool thing about Legos is that just about anything is possible -- the builder's imagination is the limit. I've always loved the magic of creation, and am a fan of function. If something looks fun, but is also practical, it's a winner in my book.

When Katris approached me with details about their modular scratching system for cats, needless to say, I thought the concept was top notch ... and fun! Katris has been around for a little while, and offers five shapes of blocks that can fit together, well, kind of like Legos!

Not that I'm doubting your ability to visualize, but here's what I mean -- Katris offers the following shapes, as pictured in the below image: L, I, O, T and Z. Can you see the shapes in the blocks? You could even line up the blocks and spell fun words like ZIOTL, TOZIL AND ILTOZ. Teach your cats to read! Haha.

But for real -- these blocks rock, right? I knew you'd agree. Well, there's more. That's right, friends -- Katris has kicked it up a notch by adding fashionable covers that easily adhere to the blocks. And you thought the plain blocks were mind-blowing enough. Prepare yourselves for THREE styles of Katris block covers that will rock your form-meets-function world.

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City Collection: A playful and colorful collection printed with non-toxic soybean ink, and gives a nod to Katris HQ in San Francisco. Made of 100% recyclable paper!

Mono Collection: A simple, clean and modern collection in classic black and white. Also made of 100% Recyclable paper!

Wood Collection: Traditional wood tones (maple and teak) made of high-quality veneer real wood. 

And the covers are simple to place on the blocks. As if the Lego comparison didn't already make you feel like a kid again ... stickers! Watch this.

Katris is starting a Kickstarter campaign on August 17 to create these fashionable and fun covers, and they're giving Catladyland readers the opportunity to win two blocks and covers of their choice (approximate value is $188)! Isn't that the best?

Entry Details:

  • One winner will be randomly chosen.
  • U.S. and Canadian residents only. Worldwide readers are encouraged to enter and, should they win, donate the prize to a U.S. or Canadian friend or animal shelter.
  • In the widget below, leave your name and email address. 
  • Comment on this post with your two favorite block shapes and covers.
  • Giveaway begins today, and ends at midnight Central on Sunday, August 9.
  • Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours from the email date and time to reply or another winner will be chosen.
  • You will be contacted by Katris with updates on the Kickstarter goal progress.
  • If Katris doesn't meet its Kickstarter goal, winner will receive the blocks without the covers.

Here's the part where you enter -- good luck!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Play Instant Win Game -- Win Pure Love for Pets Purina Prize Package #sponsored

Purina is celebrating summer and the love our pets give us all year long by giving away $45,000 in prizes through the Pure Love for Pets -- Purina Prize Package Instant Win Game!

Visit the Pure Love for Pets page and enter up to twice a day (once for dog prize and once for a cat prize) now through August 12. The prize package's approximate retail value is $20 and the box includes a variety of fun samples and goodies. Who doesn't like to win goodies?

While you're on the Pure Love for Pets site, be sure to check out the money-saving coupons on Purina products. Who doesn't love coupons?

In addition to the daily opportunity to win a prize package on the Pure Love for Pets site, you can qualify to win one cat package right here from Catladyland! Enter your information in the widget below. We'll notify you if you win -- please note the package will arrive in late August/early September.

One winner.
U.S. residents only.
No PO box addresses.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Cats Love Outdoor Drama

This is my cats' view from the patio door. It's a visual feast of rodents and birdies! I love how the one squirrel is standing on top of the concrete kitty statue to reach the bird feeder. The birds are not amused. They're all like, "Wha' happened?" (those Mighty Wind fans will catch that reference -- see it if you haven't).

This is the drama that happens on my deck. Like seed through the bird feeder, these are the days of our lives.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Giveaway: Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions

We are a member of the Tidy Cats Insiders and are being compensated to help spread the word about innovations and updates about Tidy Cats. Catladyland only shares information we think would be of interest to our readers. The opinions are our own.

Science was never one of my favorite school subjects; however, cats have always been at the top of my "favorite things" list. Because my three cats are of special interest to me, of course I was all about what's been happening in the Tidy Innovation Lab. Take a look for yourself:

That's right, there's a new power couple in town. Tidy Cats® Lightweight with Glade® Tough Odor Solutions has hit the scene, and we wanted an up-close-and-personal visit.

Ask and you shall receive! Guess what appeared on my doorstep, ready for a visit? You guessed it! And of course, we're gracious hosts in our home, so we invited the little visitor inside.

At first, Phoebe and Saffy were standoffish, afraid the jug would monopolize my affections.

Soon after, they realized the visiting jug would benefit them, and they became fast friends -- especially Phoebe, who is our own petite lightweight.

I've been buying Tidy Cats LightWeight for a while now, and am a total fan of the reduced weight -- 50% to be exact. I was eager to test the new formula because I'm usually a little wary of scented litter. In general, I don't like heavily-scented products. I was happy to find the scent light and pleasing, and it clumps like a charm. My cats took to the litter right away, and told me they enjoy the newest blend. Yes, my cats talk to me about all kinds of important things, litter being at the top of the list. Like me, they know anything bathroom related is serious business!

You know what else is cool? Tidy Cats LightWeight is 99.9% dust free. This is great news for my cats, as well as my asthmatic daughter, who sometimes helps with the scooping.

Sure, the jug's lightness is aces, but it also sports two handles! This makes pouring a breeze. Plus, I'm not afraid to admit I'm not at all what you'd call "buff". Gym was right up -- or rather, down --  there with Science when it came to my school schedule. I'm proud to say I can lift the Tidy Cats LightWeight jug with one hand -- and my less-dominant left one! I feel like such a power lifter when I leave the store with a jug in each hand. I know shoppers are impressed with my sort-of strength. But really, the reduced weight has saved my back multiple times. Now I can do all those toe touches I've been meaning to do. Stop laughing.

Would you like to win your very own full-sized jug of Tidy Cats LightWeight with GladeTough Odor Solutions? As a part of the launch of their latest innovation, Tidy Cats is giving ten (10) Catladyland readers an opportunity to win one!

Here are the details:

  • Entries accepted through 11:59 ET PM on July 27. 
  • U.S. residents only.
  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Enter your info through the widget below, so we can contact you if you win.

Good luck!

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