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Katie from Glogirly on Living With Kittens Giveaway

Living With A Crazy Kitten

 

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Katie Thought Bubble Waffles

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Those of you that follow me on my blog, GLOGIRLY.com, know that my precious, peaceful townhouse fell under attack some nine months ago. I call it the Waffles Invasion. …and I’m not talking about breakfast.

Waffle RoarMy girl, Glogirly, came home one day from the shelter with what appeared to be a carrier in tow. The contents: One small mass of orange fur, teeth and claws named Waffles. As much as I held onto the hope that is was all a bad dream, I eventually woke up and smelled the, well … Waffles.

My life would never be the same.

Living with a kitten-turned-teenager in what used to be a single-cat townhouse is tricky business. Fortunately for Glogirly, I’m incredibly smart for my seven years and I’ve been able to teach HER a few tricks along the way that keep the crazy kitten at bay.

 

Working Out With Wand Toys

I’m a simple cat. I don’t ask for much. Yummy food, a little bird TV,  a place to scratch, poop and sleep.  Oh, and some peace and quiet, please.

Waffles doesn’t understand the concept of peace and quiet. So in order to get him to leave me alone, it’s important to maintain a regular exercise and fitness schedule. That’s cat-speak for play therapy. And when it comes to play, wand toys rock.

 

Air Waffles Triple Screen

At least once a day, Glogirly opens up the wand toy cabinet and grabs one of Waffles’ favorites. It takes about 30-45 minutes of REALLY active play to wear him out. But after a few dozen 5′-high jumps and flips, after some quality stalking-the-prey play, she gets him so tired he doesn’t have enough energy left to annoy me. Win-Win.

Glogirly knows he’s gotten a good workout when he starts flopping down on his side and panting like a (gasp!) dog.

Catch Air Waffles on our GLOGIRLY YouTube Channel HERE.

Inside My Comfort Zone

The Townhouse isn’t huge, but we do have three floors. One for sleeping, one for eating, playing & window whiffing, and one for well…. that’s where the litter boxes live.

Comfort Zone Talk

On every floor we have a Feliway Comfort Zone diffuser.  Glogirly says that it releases something that mimics a kitty’s facial pheromones. Kind of like when I walk into a room and rub my face and mouth against the table leg to remind you it’s mine.  It makes many of us kitties feel more calm, content and safe. Many vet clinics, ours included, use these diffusers inside their exam rooms and although they don’t make it feel like a day at the spa, it’s at least a little less stressful.

We noticed a difference within just a few days of using them. Our tussles and spats were not as “spirited” and Glogirly sensed that I, in particular, was more relaxed and easy-going.

When the diffusers ran out, we discovered that they really DO work. So we refilled them right away.

Spirit Essences To The Rescue

Who knew that a little bottle of spring water and flower essences could make all the difference. In fact when Glogirly first heard about these holistic remedies for animals, she was admittedly a skeptic.

But Waffles the teenage-mutant-ninja-kitten was still causing me more stress than I could handle sometimes. In fact…don’t tell….but I started to over-groom one of my legs. After conferring with my vet, Glogirly decided to try a holistic approach to helping me as opposed to resorting to medication right off the bat.

We started using Stress Stopper Spirit Essences. She just puts a few drops in her hand and pets me with it. It feels just like water and evaporates before she’s even done petting. Within only TWO days, she said I was like a changed kitty. I was more relaxed, more affectionate and less preoccupied with Waffles.

We still use it a couple of times a day and I’m happy to report that I have four full legs of fur.

Special thanks to our very smart and kitty-savvy friends who’ve helped and advised us through the Waffles Invasion:

Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat

Robin Olson, Covered in Cat Hair

Dr. Carolyn Karlin, Westgate Pet Clinic

 

Glogirly Bio ButtonWaffles & Katie are the cats behind the hilarious, award-winning cat blog, GLOGIRLY – Tails Of Two Cats & Their Girl.  Follow their daily antics at GLOGIRLY.com.  Go ahead, laugh your fur off.

Visit their girl at GLOGIRLYDESIGN.com, whimsical & savvy graphic design for the blogosphere and beyond.

 

 

 

Stress Relief Giveaway Package

Katie and Maggie's Prize Package
Pink GLOGIRLY Tote & Pen, Waffles and Katie Mugshot Postcard (frameable), Jackson Galaxy’s Spirit Essences Stress Stopper,
Wand Toy, The Tiniest Tiger Mug and Get Some ZZZ’s Tea from The Republic of Tea

To Enter:  

Go to Glogirly.com  Find the photo of Katie and come back and tell us in the comments below, what Katie says when she has had enough of Waffles.  Then tell us what your code word is when you reach your maximum stress level.  If you don’t have a code word, what would you like  your word to be?

TWO CHANCES TO WIN!  You can enter to win by leaving a comment here on The Tiniest Tiger and you can enter to win by leaving a comment on GloGirly too!

The Rules:

This contest will end on September 13, 2013. Please one comment per person. I will enter all names in to Randomizer.com. The winner will be notified by email or through facebook depending on the contact information you provide. If you connect through facebook, check your Other messages not just your main messages.  Make sure you are watching for an email from us. The subject line will say Stress Relief Giveaway Winner  Void where prohibited by law.

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  • Kittie Danger

    “Serenity now”, I need some of that Spirit Essence, all of my cats act like ADHD kids on steroids. Thank you for all you do for kitties.

  • Cindy Loohoo

    She says, “Serenity Now.” I don’t have a code word, but if I did it would be either “kitties” or “meow.” :)

  • sandy weinstein

    katie says”serenity now”…..i just say xxxxxx many times, which has been a lot lately….i currently used several of spirit essences products…when my dogs continue to bark when the deer are out, someone coming down the road, my neighbors mowing….i tell them to shut up….or stop it….3 little girls barking all t once….can really get to you…..

  • Cynthia G

    Katie says “serenity now” — I should say that too, but mine is usually “$@#%&! :{

  • Melissa Wetterow

    LOL
    Serenity Now!!
    I wish both Katie & you (Maggie) luck in dealing with the new kittens in your lives!! :)

  • Maria Goldberg

    Katie meows, “Serenity now.”
    My often-heard code word is, “KITTENS, PLEASE!!!” I need to learn how to say that in Cat though because sometimes my furbabies just ignore me.

  • Theresa Spaid

    I don’t really have a code word. I guess my glaring at someone is more of my code word.

  • Theresa Spaid

    She says “Waffles, You can’t live with him and can’t live with him.

  • Tiger

    Katie: Serenity now. Me: Vodka! :)

  • Joyce

    Katie: “Serenity Now.”
    Me: “Seriously?!”

  • Michelle Manta

    Katie says “serenity now” I say “you have got to be kidding me”, I have to laugh when I get stressed otherwise I’d go crazy

  • Maggie

    Katie says, “Serenity now.” I say, “Just take a deep breath.”

  • queencatlady

    I don’t have to look as I am a big Katir fan, I have a beastie boy little brother too! She says ‘Serenity Now’.
    My comment when things get too much is usually ‘Blessed Bastet!’
    -Ms. Phoebe
    Gracey was a ladycat I looked up to, also being a senior with special needs. I miss her so and am so happy mew all are carrying on her message- she will never be forgotten. I’m sure she is having fun watching over mew and glad mew have the kits to keep mew and Mercy company. She was a true icon and beautiful ladycat.

  • Angela Miller Dejesus

    Serenity Now. To your bed!

  • Barbara McIntosh

    Katie says: Serenity now.”
    I say: “OLIVER!!!”

  • Ariel Carman

    ‘Serenity Now’….and I say, ‘It’s go time.’

  • Lj Baehr

    Serenity now! :0)

  • fiona64

    Katie says: Serenity now!
    My code word: I need a bubble bath! fiona64 at livejournal dot com

  • Milene Mittelhauser

    “Serenity Now.” I think I’m going to start using this to cope with my 7 month old kitten pestering my two year old, Enzo.

  • Cheryl

    Katie says “serenity now” I say ahhhhhhh finally!

  • AnnaZed

    Too cute! Kattie intones,”Serenity Now!”
    I say “Hello!” (not just as a greeting but something about saying that word with glee makes them pay attention, well that and the distinctive sound of opening the treat box)

    margueritecore@gmail.com

  • Angela Carrigan

    Katie says “serenity now”

    I say “peachy”.

  • Lisa Cochran

    Katie says “You can’t live with him. And you can’t live with him.”
    I don’t have a code word but it should probably be “Mercy”!

  • Pleshette McGrady

    Serenity Now!!! As we all say now and then

  • Dani

    “Serenity now” although this wouldn’t work in our house.I have a cat that is overgrooming his legs and will have to try that calming essence on him.

  • jrhodes

    Waffles:You can’t live with him and you can’t live with him. My stress word: that’s it I have had it.

  • Susan Michaels

    “Serenity Now” is Katie’s magic word. I surrender to the moment, and play the game my cats are trying to involve me in, saying “THERE you are!”
    ;)

  • Carolyn Schellhardt

    What a wonderful prize!!!!!

  • Katie Mitchell

    Katie says serenity now, I don’t have a code word, when the cats start being annoying I just take the dogs for a walk

  • B Matheny

    She says “serenity now” and I say “s@/t!”

  • Kitties Blue

    We just gots to have that Spirit Essences stuff for our boy, Mauricio. He’s bout to drive the humans and the rest of us c-r-a-z-y. Mom tried those Feliway Diffusers, but they didn’t help at all. Please, oh pretty please, enter us in your giveaway. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  • Lisa F.

    She says “serenity now”. When I’ve reached my limit, I don’t necessarily have a code word, but I WILL ignore calls from certain people I know will ramp up my stress level.

  • Shadow Dance Ranch Kittehs

    Katie likes to say “serenity now”. Our Momma just says “seriously?”

  • Fur Everywhere

    Katie says “Serenity now.”

    We don’t have a code word. The mommy says her grandma always said “Simmer down.” We like that. :)

  • Christine Johnston Dutton Beeh

    Poor Katie wants “Serenity Now” (Maggie does too) .. lovely story
    My code word is 2 actually – in a phrase “Patience and tolerance”

  • Monica Best

    Oops, posted before I could finish…. Katie says “SERENITY NOW”. I say, “Calgon Take Me Away”.

  • Monica Best

    She says “serenity NOW”

  • Allison Colony

    Katie says “Serenity Now” – I don’t have a word yet, but maybe it should be “Enough already” – my meezer is still a bit stressed but I like calming down some of her energy with some play time.

  • Elizabeth Hudson

    Elizabeth Hudson Great pic. My cat is so anxiety filled, It drives me batty. She is older and does NOT want to play or be bothered. She likes to talk and sleep near me but not with me. She sleeps on top of a loaded large suitcase at the foot of my bed. She claimed it and has been there ever since. I change the contents inside the suitcase and can move it around but she has to have it. She put one of those moving little animals that make noise when they bump walls and she RAN OUT and would not come back for 2 days. She slept on a chair by the front door in case that thing came after her!LOL. But I love her so, She many scratch pads, that what ahe uses to relieve her anxiety

  • The Kitties of Purring Pines

    Katie says Serenity Now! Our mommy tells us to hush …

  • Mary

    Katie says “Serenity now!”. I usually say PFffftt!

  • RubyMaeN

    Katie says, “Serenity now.”
    I say, “I am now at peace.”

  • The Army of Four .

    “Serenity now!” Ha roowooroo! Katie makes me laugh. And she’s very wise!
    Cammie!

  • Lisa D Acord

    Katie says, “Serenity now.”
    I usually yell, “STOP IT!” I yell it at least once a day, usually when the kittens, Edgar and Jack, are tormenting their three sisters, Maggie, Sophie, and Frannie. In fact, I have to go yell at them now…

  • Cathy Keisha

    Katie says Serenity now. I’d say “Bite” when I reach my limit and well TW says “You Effing B—-!” like she said this morning when I attacked her arm viciously.

  • Rebecca Hendricks

    Katie says, “Serenity now.” In our house, Faythe says, “HISSSSSS.”

  • Retta Shanahan

    Katie’s word is “Serenity Now”. I usually say “Seis!” It is “Stop” in Finnish. It works! LOL!

  • Piper O

    Katie says, “Serenity Now.” Mom would shout my name, “SUSHI!!!”

  • Danielle Murgia

    Katie’s word is “Serenity now”. I say “I’m putting it away for now”. Thanks for the great contest.

  • Kate

    Katie says “Serenity now.”
    Me: That’s it! I’m trading you in for a guinea pig!

  • katsrus

    Love their blog. Waffles is so like my Tubby. So much energy. Love air Waffles. Katie’s word is “Serenity Now.” I don’t really have a word but; would probably be ‘give me peace now.” LOL. Thanks for the wonderful contest.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

    • http://www.freezertofield.com Joanne McGonagle

      Super Hurrah! Congratulations Sue! You are the winner of the Stress Relief Giveaway Package. I am sending you an email!!!!

      • katsrus

        I can’t believe it! Thank you so much! You have made my day!
        Sue B

  • Heidi P-O

    Katie: Serenity now!
    Me: I give up. I”m going to bed!

  • Judi

    Katie says “Serenity now.”
    We say “Maturity please”

  • The Island Cats

    Serenity Now!

    Katie…I’m gonna steal that from you. ~Wally

  • http://www.friendsfurevercatblog.blogspot.com/ The Florida Furkids

    Katie Says “Serenity Now”

    We say (or Mom does) No!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  • Amy Orvin

    Katie says, Serenity Now.
    My code word is “GOODNESS!”
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net
    Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

  • Andrea

    Katie says, “Serenity now” but I usually have to say “breathe” so I don’t forget :)

  • Robin Wilson

    “Serenity Now” for her. My code word is “Remember the Alamo”! Thanks for the chance.

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://pricillaspeaks.blogspot.com Pricilla

    Katie says, Serenity Now.
    Me, I maaa, No more ABBYGOAT.