Thursday, December 18, 2014

How My Cat Woke Me Up This Morning


I usually don't need an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning because I have cats. I'm sure you can relate. This morning, I awoke with a rough licking-sound happening above my head. I turned over and saw Cosmo's rear-half in my face. Then I looked further up and saw from where the sound originated. He was licking the wrought iron of my headboard, which is one of his favorite hobbies. He only has a few hobbies and most of them are kind of gross, but he's still my "deluxie-tuxie." I just made that up.

The back half.



















Cosmo's hobby, revealed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cat Feet Make Us Awesome


And now, for your visual enjoyment, here are Cosmo's giant rabbit feet and coffee-bean toes. Go ahead, take them in. Take your time.

Now you can go about your day feeling awesome.


Friday, December 12, 2014

This Guard Takes Her Job Seriously


Clearly, Phoebe wasn't going to allow me to fold the basket of clean laundry. She guarded that basket for a couple of hours, ate, and then kept guarding it. The next day I was "allowed" to fold the fur-covered laundry.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cosmo's Man-Panties, Plus a Bonus


I'm obsessed with Cosmo's fluffy "man panties." Yesterday I snagged a perfect shot of them, along with a bonus hint of his "man nipples." You like?


Monday, December 8, 2014

Photobomb Makes Way for The Cutest Shot Ever


Yesterday we decorated our Christmas tree and Phoebe immediately dove under the skirt, where she'll stay for a better part of the holiday season. She looks adorable, of course, so I had to grab a couple of pics (because I obviously don't have enough "Phoebe under the skirt ones").

As soon as I went for perhaps the cutest shot ever, Sir Cosmo decided to drop a huge tuxie-colored photobomb. Jealous, much? Poor kitty doesn't get enough attention. Ha -- that's funny.

































Well, he finally moved and I scored the cutest shot ever ... at least until the next shot shows up. Then that one will be the cutest shot ever.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tailio's Thinking Outside the Box With a New Cat Health Monitor

















What if you technology provided you early detection of cat-related health issues? And what if it all came down to a litter box? I'm serious! Tailio is a new product designed to keep track of your cats' behavior and, um, output while visiting the loo, and then sends the info to a connected smartphone. The mobile apps will be available for both Androids and iPhones. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how it works:

Tailio is a flat, WiFi-enabled device that's placed underneath a litter box. Each time a cat uses the box, it tracks data like weight, elimination patterns, and waste. Tailio is so smart that it even differentiates between multiple cats by creating a "pawprint" for each kitty -- an individual profile of physiology and behavior that's unique to each cat.













Tailo's founder and inventor Alex Trainer says, "I know the heartbreak of discovering your beloved cat's illness too late. I knew if I could develop a device that detected signs of disease or distress earlier, that it would help owners to avoid the pain of losing their pets before their time. That's why I created Tailio."

































Symptoms like weight loss, increase in urine levels, rapid weight gain or general changes in litter box behavior could indicate illnesses and diseases like cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary obstruction, diarrhea, constipation, hyperthyroid, and congestive heart failure. Tailio is not meant to diagnose, but gives a critical heads-up that your cat's physical health could be at risk. Always consult your veterinarian if you suspect your cat's health needs attention. And here's what you and your vet will love: You can share the data with the clinic by printing or emailing a report using the Tailio website.








































The team at Tailio has been busy fundraising for this smart health-monitor, and they've already exceeded their goal of $30,000, but with a stretched goal, they can provide more color options for the device (currently neutral white) as well as new features for the mobile app. Visit their Kickstarter page to learn more about Tailio and back the campaign, which ends on December 12.


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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Resetting the Router With Cat Butt


I don't know about you, but sometimes we have to reset our wireless router. We've found that cat butt is the most efficient way to do that.




Friday, November 28, 2014

Texts from Mittens Book Available for Pre-Order!


Many of you know I also write the Texts from Mittens blog. It's daily texts between a neurotic cat and his long-suffering human. I'm sure you can totally relate.

Well I have some exciting news! The Texts from Mittens BOOK will be available on March 31, 2015, but is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, or wherever you buy books!

It was a ton of fun to write Mittens and the gang, and I hope you enjoy reading the silliness and mega-drama.


And don't forget to follow Mittens on social media!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Know the Signs of Feline Diabetes #PetHealthAwareness


Catladyland is usually a place for laughter, but today it's important to cover a subject that's definitely no laughing matter.

November is Feline Diabetes Awareness Month, and I can honestly say, before writing this, I didn't know much about the very treatable, manageable disease that often affects older, overweight cats. Like in human diabetes, feline diabetes happens when there's not enough insulin in the body to balance out the glucose in the diet.

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It's important to know the symptoms of feline diabetes, and consult with your veterinarian if you're seeing those signs. The main signals from your cat will be increased thirst and more frequent urination. Some cats also display increased appetite, weight loss, listlessness sometimes even vomiting or diarrhea. Your veterinarian will run some tests to determine the cause of the symptoms.

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Although feline diabetes sounds scary, it can actually be reversed with dietary changes -- not all cats will need to receive insulin injections to regulate glucose levels. It's important for a diabetic cat (as well as all cats) to receive a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. You absolutely can't free-feed a cat with feline diabetes.

Knowing the signs of feline diabetes, immediately consulting with your veterinarian and making dietary changes could mean a lifetime of remission, and more precious years with your happy, healthy cat!



This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated by helping spread the word about #PetHealthAwareness, but Catladyland only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article.



Monday, November 24, 2014

That Feeling


Do you ever get the feeling someone is staring at you? Me too. Usually it's a Cosmo.


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