Friday, May 5, 2017

Share Your #PetPraising Pics With Purina and Win a Photo Shoot!


This post is sponsored by NestlĂ© Purina. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. Catladyland only shares information we think would be of interest to our readers. 

It's National Pet Month, and Purina is doing their part by helping us celebrate what our pets do right. How many times do you say, "good kitty!" I know I must say it at least eleventy-billion times a day, along with such phrases as. "who's a good boy?," "who's the best kitty girl in the whole wide world?" We won't go into the voices that come out of my mouth while saying those phrases, but my guess is you use similar voices.



Here's the part where Purina comes in and joins you in a pink cloud of pet-praising goodness. They're inviting pet owners (just like you!) across the nation to share their special pet pics.

You:
  • Take a photo of your pet with your unique pet-praising message -- similar to the one below of Phoebe.
  • Share your photo on pureloveforpets.com.

#NotALie



That's all you have to do. All photos submitted between April 26 and May 24 will qualify a professional photo shoot that'll be featured on RealSimple.com. How 'bout that?

And while you're on the Pure Love for Pets site, take a peek around at all the ways Purina is celebrating National Pet Month, and check out the new products they have to offer.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rejoice! Today is National Cat Lady Day!


It's about time cat ladies had their own day, and today is it. That's right, friends -- April 19 is, and shall always be, recognized as the official National Cat Lady Day.  

CatCon creator, Susan Michals, says of National Cat Lady Day: "The notion of the cat lady as a dowdy spinster has shifted dramatically over the past few years. Now it's chic to be a cat lady! Designers like Stella McCartney and Kate Spade are using cats in their designs, and celebrities like Dita VonTeese, Ke$ha, and Kate McKinnon are embracing their love of the feline with enthusiasm."

I, for one, and relieved that the world is finally realizing you can be a cat lady, and also be social, have a sense of style, and show some sass. 

Phoebe celebrates National Cat Lady Day by ignoring me.


























To demonstrate how far we've come, CatCon created a video featuring the modern cat lady. Come on, girls -- it's time to fly your chic flag!



Get in on the National Cat Lady Day fun by using the hashtags: #NationalCatLadyDay, #CatCon, and #CatLadyCool

CatCon, the convention with cattitude, takes place on August 12 and 13 in Pasadena. Tickets go on sale May 2. To keep up with all things CatCon, sign up for the newsletter, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ceva Feliway® and Catego™ Keep Your Cat Calm and Comfortable

This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of Ceva Cat.

I've always shared my life with more than one cat, so I'm familiar with the dynamics of multi-cat households. I've heard some people say they don't think cats have personalities, but I beg to differ ... big time. My kitties have always demonstrated distinct -- many times colorful -- personalities and each have had their own "vibe" in the home. Because of that, there's sometimes a bit of stress in the air.

For example, Phoebe is definitely way more dominant than Cosmo. She's little, but has no problem bossing him around, which creates anxiety for poor Cos, and a bit of in-fighting between the two. I'm always looking for ways to keep the peace, and one effective way is by using Ceva's Feliway®, which mimics natural feline facial pheromone.

Phoebe's already feeling more relaxed.



I remember using it when I first moved into my apartment because Cosmo was so anxious with his new surroundings. It definitely helped -- and it's been a welcome addition to my toolbox for peacekeeping between my two little fuzzbutts.

Studies found that Feliway® helped reduce urine spraying in nine out of ten cats within one month's time. It also helped reduce stress-related scratching in eight out of ten cats in as little as seven days. How cool is that?

Stress is diffused!



The Feliway® Multi-Cat Diffuser plugs right into the wall, and emits the pheromone that makes cats feel comfortable in their own environment. I love that there's no noticeable smell and it's not a drug of any kind.

Handy-dandy travel spray is the perfect size for my purse.



It's also easy to toss the Feliway® Wipes or Feliway® Travel Spray into your bag (or keep them in your car) for on-the-go needs.

Like many cats, mine are not fans of riding in a car, so when I moved I was worried about the stress of the long drive. They "sing" on the short drive to the vet, but I thought I might be in for a full-blown opera. I used Feliway® spray on the blankets inside their carriers and was quite pleased with the results. I love opera and all, but was happy to forego that particular performance.

Phoebe and Cosmo are ready.


My cats stay indoors, but I had no idea that parasites can find their way inside our homes.

Ceva's Catego™ is a powerful flea and tick formula designed specifically for cats. It's topical, and comes in an easy-to-apply tube with a patented applicator.

Easy peasy!


Even Cosmo, my skittish guy, sat still while I applied the formula, which is no small feat.

Catego™ kills fleas within six hours, and takes care of all life stages of ticks through contact. You can get a tick off your cat without ticking your cat off!

I'll always keep Feliway® on hand, and if you'd like to try it yourself, you can pick it up through your veterinarian. Catego™ can be purchased through Amazon and veterinarians -- plus, it'll soon be on the shelves at PetSmart.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cat-Bathroom Haiku


I've come to expect
A visit to the bathroom
Always includes cats



Friday, March 3, 2017

Cat-Butt Dangle Love


Because sometimes it's relaxing to let your butt dangle over the edge of the chair. And sometimes (all the time) we humans think it's hopelessly adorable.





Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Cat's Flipped

It's not all that uncommon to find Phoebe with an ear flipped inside out. I always laugh because cats act so dignified all the time, so the ear-flip thing is extra funny. Normally, the ear pops back into place after a few minutes -- usually before I have a chance to grab my camera, of course. Yesterday, though, that flip stayed flipped ...





















... for an entire hour! She even moved into another room! I know, I know -- it takes so little to amuse me.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Guard Cat Keeps Gifts Safe


Because sometimes your Christmas presents need guarding.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Triple T Studios Wool-Blend Gloves Are Cozy and Cute


The cold weather has arrived here in Minnesota and, once again, I've been taking inventory of my winter gear. I somehow lose hats and single gloves -- I have no idea how that happens. Maybe the gloves go to that that place where single socks retire -- a secret hideaway where they live it up, partying 24/7 and laughing at us humans who sit perplexed, questioning their whereabouts.



Just as I was mourning the loss of a few single gloves, the calvary arrived! That's right -- my friends at Triple T Studios™ offered to send me not one -- but two pairs of gloves. I absolutely adore the Triple T merch -- and I needed gloves -- so of course I gratefully accepted.

I love both pairs of gloves, but am especially enamored by the cashmere-wool blend gray ones. The embroidered black cat is classy and sassy, and I find them warm, comfortable, and super cute with my black coat. Not only are they cool, they have touch points for technology on the thumb and index fingers. I've been wearing these sweet things nearly every day.



The Sweet Annie Cat Gloves are pretty in pink with a cute little embroidered image of Annie the cat. These wool-blend gloves are cozy and whimsical. Like the grey ones, they come with touch points for technology. 



Looking for a cat-tastic holiday gift for a cat lover in your life? These gloves are the perfect fit, Speaking of fit, they come in both medium and large sizes. 

You'll GLOVE them!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pee Alone? Nevermore!


Once upon a morning dreary, while I wandered weak and weary,
To the bathroom down the hall --
While I lowered myself to sitting, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone wildly rapping, rapping on my bathroom door.
"Tis some feline," I muttered, "tapping at my bathroom door --
Only this and nothing more."

BUT THE CAT WOULDN'T STOP POUNDING ON THE DOOR, SO I HAD TO LET HER IN SO SHE COULD WATCH ME PEE.

The End


Friday, November 18, 2016

Tidy Cats Direct and Amazon Prime Membership Giveaway!


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


What's your favorite part of life with cats? Don't say "cleaning the litter box" because you'd be a big fat liar. No one likes the "doody duty." Litter box maintenance is, however, one of the tasks that comes along with cat ownership.



Here's some scoop for you: Tidy Cats has a brand new product called Tidy Cats Direct. Curious? Of course you are. Get this -- it's a disposable, all-in-one, one-time-use litter box that you can easily order online and have shipped to your door.



It's pre-filled with Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance clumping litter to provide constant control. TidyLock Protection locks away urine, fecal, and ammonia odors. Each disposable box contains enough litter to last up to one month for one cat with typical use. All you have to do is open, scoop, toss, and replace! easy-peasy.



I was excited to give Tidy Cats Direct a try because anything that makes litter box maintenance easier is, well, worth a try. It arrived looking like a regular cardboard box. I'm not one who's known for following directions, but I wanted to make sure I opened the box properly, so I located the instructions on the box. Super simple. All I had to do was peel, pull back, and fold under. Voila! Litter box!



Cosmo and Phoebe were curious, of course. Any time I do anything with their litter box areas, they have to be all up in my business. I suppose they consider the boxes their "property," and I suppose their right. I'd be curious if they were making changes to my toilet. Little kitty plumbers -- cute!



The cats used the box for a full month and maintenance was a breeze. They took to the new addition just fine, and I continued with my usual scooping schedule. One might think the cardboard would allow for leaking, but no way. There's an anti-leak coating on the box. Science!



Another cool feature is the little lip that runs along the box's edge. It helps keep the litter inside the box, which is key for me because my Phoebe is a champion kicker. Another feature I appreciate is the lack of dust clouds because there's no pouring. That means less sneezing for Phoebe, who's also a championship sneezer.



When the life of the litter box had come to an end, all I had to do was close the flap and toss it. For real. That easy. Since I didn't have to scrub litter boxes, here's what I had time to do:

  • File my nails
  • Make a smoothie (banana blueberry with some flax seeds, in case you're wondering)
  • Blow raspberries on my cat's belly and try not to get my face rabbit-kicked off
  • Dispense cat treats
  • Take a Facebook quiz to discover my celebrity look-alike 

Really???


SO ... now comes the part where you get even more excited. Tidy Cats and Catladyland are giving one lucky winner the opportunity to win their own one-year Amazon Prime membership (or a $99 gift card if you already have a membership) and two months' worth of Tidy Cats Direct.

To qualify, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below AND comment on this blog post with what you would do with the time saved from the convenience of Tidy Cats Direct. You have to do BOTH, and there are also additional opportunities. Although Tidy Cats will only ship to U.S. addresses, readers outside the country are welcome to enter and, should they win, can donate their prize to a U.S. shelter or friend.

Good luck!


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