Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My Cat's Got Her Paws on My Work

Phoebe likes it when I write about her. To make sure she's top-of-mind, she sometimes weasels her way between me and my laptop. Then she turns on the oh-so-adorable kitty charm -- how could I resist? And I guess she wins, because guess who I'm writing about right this second? 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Take the Purina Pet Pledge, and Win Awesome Prizes For Your Pet!

The New Year is underway, and many of us kicked off 2016 with fabulous resolutions about losing weight, saving money, and finally organizing that everything-falls-out-when-you-open-it closet. Tell the truth -- you have one of those, too. 

This year, our friends at Purina want us to keep our four-legged family members in mind when we make these New Year's intentions, so they're encouraging pet parents to to make a Pet Pledge. There are no rules for the pledge. Maybe you want to spend more cuddle time with your kitty, or deck your home out with a super-cool cat tree. Whatever the case, pledge away! 

"I pledge that you feed me extra meals."

I find I'm more accountable to resolutions when I write them down somewhere or share them with others. You can do that on Purina's Pure Love for Pets site. It's easy-peasy. 

Here's mine: I recently moved into a new place and the windows are pretty high -- too high for my kitties to enjoy the good ol' "Cat TV" like they had at my old house. My pledge is to find a cat tree with a season pass to "Cat TV." My kitties fully support this pledge. And they also asked me to add a P.S. pledge about providing extra meals. Um, no.

After you've made your Pet Pledge, don't go anywhere because you can play an instant win game for a chance to score some pretty awesome prizes. 

  • Cat Prize Box: Cat Furminator, Kitty Hammock, toys, and other cat-related accessories
  • Cat Grand Prize: Deluxe Cat Tower (whaaaaat?!)

There are also dog prizes, for those with special canines in their lives. Woof. The instant win game runs now through February 17, 2016.  

In addition to the Pet Pledge and instant win game, PureLoveForPets.com features suggestions for Pet Pledges, along with tips on how to keep them throughout the year. Unless you're one of those people who naturally keeps your resolutions all year long. In which case, you're probably telling big lies. Kidding. Maybe.

Oh, and be sure to look for Purina coupons in local Sunday papers. Who doesn't enjoy a good coupon?  

There are so many ways for you and your pet to win with Purina Pet Pledge -- I've lost count! So get out there and make this year the best one ever for you and your beloved pets!

I was compensated to help spread the word about the Purina Pet Pledge. Catladyland only shares information we think would be of interest to our readers. The opinions are our own.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Naturally Occurring Cat Expressions

Cats can do smug, right? They don't even have to try -- it's one of their naturally occurring expressions.

Naturally occurring feline expressions include, but are not limited to:

  • Smug (see photo)
  • About-to-lose-my-damn-mind (usually relating to the sound of a shaken treat bag)
  • Empty stare (also known as open-eyed meditation ... leave me alone)
  • Focused stare (frequently happens for the hour leading up to meal time)
  • Love the CRAP out of you, human (heart-melt alert)

Friday, January 22, 2016

My Cat Flips Me the Tongue

You know how cats like to look away as soon as we press the button to take a photo? Well, Phoebe not only did the whole annoyed, head-turn thing, she stuck her tongue out at me, too. She basically flipped me off with her tongue. As if cats need a new way to look annoyed, right?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Win a Chairman Meow T-Shirt, Sticker, and Catnip!

Obey the kitty! We're all familiar with that command, and now you an wear the message on a Chairman Meow T-shirt. Catladyland and Chairman Meow are giving away one of their new T-Shirts (pictured below), in delightfully revolutionary army-green. In addition to the cool shirt, the winner will receive a Chairman Meow sticker and a bag of catnip. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with Chairman Meow, he's the ever-victorious leader of the cultural Kitty Revolution. I'm quite certain your cats know exactly who he is. He posts his feline wisdom on obeythekitty.com. You owe it to yourself to take a look. We humans need to be on top of this whole Feline Revolution thing if we hope to remain in good graces with the cats of the world. The kitties are just waiting for us to mess things up so they can take over. I know that sounds dramatic, but CATS!

You can show your support and be treated more favorably by cats, should the Revolution occur, by sporting a Chairman Meow shirt. Here's how you win one:

  • Giveaway runs from now through midnight Central, January 22, 2016.
  • Enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Complete the Twitter portion of the widget if you'd like additional entries.
  • Open to all readers.
  • Giveaway subject to change.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Chairman Meow is one of Catladyland's advertising partners. We were not paid for this giveaway post, and only share information we think would be of interest to our readers. The opinions are our own.

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Cat's Thoughts Before the Laundry Basket

A cat's thought's moments before making the leap to a laundry basket:

I wonder if the towels are warm. It might not be worth my time to move if they're not warm because this loaf is pretty comfortable. 

I can see myself burrowed under that top towel. Plus that color accentuates my features. I've always been a "spring."

What is that blue towel? Is that new? What happened to the yellow one? I liked that one. It had some interesting fray.

Have the other cats seen the basket? Time is of the essence. The loaf will wait. #first

Friday, January 8, 2016

My Cat's Pulled the Welcome Mat

Sometimes cats don't want to set out the welcome mat. Sometimes they want to pretend like they're not home, even though we clearly see they are indeed present. Cats think if they can't see us, we can't see them (Cat Logic 101). I play along because sometimes I don't want to entertain visitors either. Totally get it, Phoebe. Check ya later.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Cat's Wake-Up Face is Always Camera Ready

This is the look I get when I wake Cosmo so I can snap a cute pic of him.  I suppose I'd give the same look if someone woke me up with a camera in my face. He looks way cuter than I would, though. Cats are always camera-ready, aren't they? No fair!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year from Cats ... and Boxes!

It's a brand new year and the cats of Catladyland are really getting their party on. Ain't no party like a box party ...

Catladyland opened its bloggy doors in January, 2009 -- I can hardly believe it's been seven years! There's never been a shortage of wacky -- and sometimes informative -- material from which to draw, and we've loved sharing every single laugh and thoughtful moment with you. So THANK YOU for visiting Catladyland, and we hope you'll continue to enjoy your mini-vacations to our silly little corner of the Web, where the litter boxes are always welcoming and the cats are usually snarky ... in the best possible way, of course. 

Here's to another year of fun!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Win a Year's Supply of Tidy Cats Litter ... and a Unique Tiny Hat! #TidyCatsNYEHats

New Year's Eve is quickly approaching -- can you believe it's nearly 2016? Where did the year go? Our cats are probably wondering the same thing ... because they slept for most of the year: "Where did the year go? Did I dream the whole thing? By the way, where did my food go? Not dinner time? Wake me when it's time to eat." 

Yeah, that's what a lot of cats would say if asked about their memories of 2015, but that doesn't mean they don't like to party. Cats can be total party animals ... after a nice nap, that is.

Cosmo's ready to party in his own Adam Ellis design. He's even wearing his tux.

Many of us humans like to don fun hats, grab festive (yet annoying) noise-makers, and get our groove on at New Year's Eve parties. I admit it -- I've worn New Year's party hats. If you're gonna go all in, go all in.

Why should people be the only ones with cool hats? This year, Tidy Cats is teaming up with tiny-hat designer, Adam Ellis to offer readers an opportunity to win their very own, hand-crafted tiny hat for their party-going kitty. 

But wait, there's more! Tidy Cats is offering the same winner a year's supply of Tidy Cats litter -- in the form of 12 full-value coupons. Free cat litter is a legit reason to party! 

Here's how the giveaway works:

  • Giveaway runs from now through midnight Central, January 1, 2016.
  • Enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Complete the Twitter portion of the widget if you'd like additional entries.
  • Open to U.S. readers.
  • Giveaway subject to change.

Good luck, and Happy New Year to you and your kitties!

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.

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