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Cats Learn Fun Facts About Reindeer

Annie and Eddie are waiting for Santa

Annie and Eddie waiting for Santa

Reindeer are popular during the Christmas season. We see them in movies, in Christmas displays, on holiday greeting cards and of course pulling Santa’s sleigh.  But in northern Scandinavia, reindeer are a part of everyday life for the Sami people of Lapland. Lapland is the Arctic homeland of the indigenous Sami people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwest Russia.

Since it is Annie and Eddie’s first Christmas Eve and they are anxiously waiting for Santa, even though Annie’s naughty tally might total more than her nice, we thought it would be fun to talk to the kittens about a few interesting things about reindeer.

Fun Facts About Reindeer

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International March for Elephants

ONE every 15 Minutes

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One elephant is killed every 15 minutes.

Today is the International March for Elephants that is organized by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust through their iworry campaign.  The peaceful marches will take place in 15 cities around the world representing the single largest demonstration of awareness for elephants.  The ivory trade is an international crisis that must be acknowledged by governments world wide if we are to see any changes and hope for the elephant.  At this rate of killing, African Elephants could become extinct in the wild by 2025.

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Responsibly Sourced Fish for Cats and Humans World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is June 8. Celebrate by Committing to Responsibly Sourced Fish.

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Our oceans have a great wealth of diverse species but they are in trouble. Climate change is linked to the killing of coral reefs and destructive fishing practices have led to a responibly sourced fishdramatic decline in many types of fish and sea life we depend on. Today is World Oceans Day so I thought we could spend a few moments thinking about what we can do to help support our oceans.

McDonald’s, one of the nation’s largest single buyers of fish,  announced earlier this year that it would begin serving Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable fish at its 14,000 restaurants. This proved that responsibly sourced fish ,the once thought to be only a  niche market, was making its way in to the mainstream.

More than a third of consumers polled in 2012 ate sustainable food at least weekly, up from 27 percent two years earlier. According to Darren Tristano, executive vice president of foodservice research firm Technomic: “We’ve seen an increase in the marketing of sustainability for two reasons.  The first is that chains are taking responsibility for sustainability practices that were already in place and also because more restaurants and suppliers have taken a step in that direction.”*

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The Petties 2012 Best Blog Post Award

We are truly honored.

We are truly honored to have won The Petties 2012 Best Blog Post Award.  We were thrilled to be finalists and when we Petties 2012 Best Blog Postlearned of  the other finalists in our category, all super talented wonderful friends and fellow cat writers, we knew we would be thrilled no matter who won, because  Dogtime Media makes a generous donation to a non-profit shelter and we knew that our cousins in need would be getting some much needed help.

Just a couple days after we returned home from the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, we received and email from The Petties, asking us:

What makes the post that you’re nominated for so important?

Having just spent time learning more about the plight of the wild cheetah, as well as leopards and lions, the article that was nominated meant even more to us, and this was the answer that we sent back to The Petties.

Loss and fragmentation of habitat and depletion of prey are leading to rapidly declining populations of wildlife and in particular predators.   Ecosystems need predators to remain healthy, yet humans continue to persecute and eliminate them from our world.   “Cat Obituary Farewell Eastern Cougar”  is about the heartbreak of extinction  and a reminder to care for all animals big and small.

If you would like to read our article here is the link:  Cat Obituary Farewell Eastern Cougar.

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Earth Day, 2012 Small Acts Can Make a Big Difference!

Happy Earth Day to our Beloved Planet

Earth is our home sweet home! What would we do without our world?  Today is the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. This day is the official reminder to us that we need to protect our planet from further damage and make every effort you can to clean it up!

Our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub club’s motto is Small Paws United Can Make a Big Difference™ so when I saw the call to action for Earth Day, 2012 with the motto Small Acts Can Make a Big Difference it caught my eye.

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A Billion Acts of Green!

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Genesis Awards Celebrities Receive The Tiniest Tiger Hipster

The 26th Genesis Award Celebrity Presenters Gift- The Tiniest Tiger Hipster.

Merrilee from the HSUS with Gracey

Merrilee from the Humane Society of the United States and Flat Gracey

Last month Secret Room Event’s Luxury Lounge honoring the Academy Awards at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills helped to raise money and awareness for The Humane Society of the United States. The Tiniest Tiger Hipster was part of the Secret Room Event and celebrities attending and  The Humane Society liked the bag so much it was chosen to be part of the gift for the 26th Genesis Award Celebrity Presenters.

We are honored that The Tiniest Tiger Hipster was chosen to be part of the Genesis Award Celebrity Presenters Gift because The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club’s mission is to spread the  message that small paws united can make a big difference.

The Humane Society of the United States pays tribute every year to news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues. The 26th Genesis Awards will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Many Hollywood celebrities are compassionate and love getting

Christa Campbell with The Tiniest Tiger Hipster

Christa Campbell with wearing her The Tiniest Tiger Hipster

together to celebrate the media’s effort to raise awareness about animal issues. Many celebrities that are asked to present  feel that this is the award show where it truly is as much of an honor to present as it is to receive.

Throughout the day, many celebrities stopped by to chat about The Tiniest Tiger and our mission to care for all animals big and small. Everyone was super interested in learning more about how to save our big cat cousins. We had a great time meeting so many nice people too.

Christa Campbell stopped by and she liked The Tiniest Tiger Hipster bag so much she posed for a photo wearing the bag.

HSUS Angela Kinsey of The Office

Angela Kinsey of The Office

Angela Kinsey from The Office is one of the presenters for this year’s Genesis Awards.

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The Tiniest Tiger Prepares to Walk the Red Carpet

The Tiniest Tiger community’s motto is Small Paws United  Can Make a Big Difference! Over the last couple of years since we began with our The Tiniest Tiger Facebook page we have grown to over 24,000 strong and have generated over $30,000 to help both our big  and small cat cousins in need.

When I was in my thinking circle a few months ago, I started to dream about a way to help more of our cousins. I didn’t want to keep asking you for donations because you have all been super generous.  I wanted  to reach outsidecat outline my circle and try something completely new. I thought about my mom and her friend Maureen. Between the two of them they have about 9 Lives worth of experience in product development, production, sales and marketing. They came up with all kinds of wild ideas, but finally when I showed them my sketch of a cat walking with her tail in the air, Triple T Studios was born and I am the CEO, Cat Extraordinarily Optimistic.

When you are on the right path, the pieces start to fall into place. Have you ever noticed this?  I batted the idea in the direction of making a super fun, yet classy line of handbags with a feline finesse.  We wanted to have the bags made in the United States, and if it could be close to my habitat, even better, because you know I am not so fond of traveling in my carrier.

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Announcing the #RedCarpetCat Twitter Party!

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A Special Message from our Friends at Event Barkers!

We are super, super excited to announce a new Twitter party that we, as part of Event Barkers, are hosting! On Wednesday February 22, we’ll be hosting the #RedCarpetCat Twitter party coming to you LIVE from Hollywood!!
Everyone in the cat world knows Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger from her Conservation Cub Club; Gracey will take to the red carpet for a special event leading up to the Oscars. Gracey will be giving out her brand-new The Tiniest Tiger Hipster bag filled with goodies from sponsors to pet-loving A-list celebrities.
To celebrate The Tiniest Tiger Hipster Bag’s debut on the red carpet, we’re hosting a special Twitter party! You can mingle with the stars as Gracey tweets photos of herself on the red carpet and you’ll be eligible to win prizes in giveaways every 10 minutes!
Also on the party will be Jackson Galaxy, the Cat Daddy himself! The star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” will be live tweeting along with Gracey during the party!
Are you ready to party and walk the red carpet? RSVP in the linky below with your Twitter handle. (Don’t have a Twitter account yet? It’s quick and easy to sign up for one at Twitter.com and you’ll be all set for the big night!)
Stay tuned for special giveaways leading up to the party and Hollywood swag every 10 minutes during the party itself. Step one, though is to RSVP below.

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Finds Homes for 1.2 Million Pets

The results are in for the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Campaign and over 1.2 million animals were adopted during the 2011 campaign.  That is an average of 9 adoptions per minute! The Iams Home 4 the Holidays is one of theIams Home 4 the Holidays Pets Adopted 2011world’s largest adoption programs and this year when the results were tallied there were 1,267,541 animals adopted in 95 days. The campaign began 13 years ago, and in that time , founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, along with more than 4,000 animal organizations from around the world have helped a total of 7,034,989 pets find their forever homes.

“In just three months, we’ve saved the lives of more than 1.2 million animals and have given them a second chance at life and love,” said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Not only is this a huge victory for these pets, but for the thousands of people working in animal organizations around the world who have dedicated their lives to helping end pet homelessness.”

The Bags 4 Bowls program also met its goal to donate 5 million meals to pets in need!

The Tiniest Tiger Community rallied to help “paw it forward” by participating in the Bags 4 Bowls program by uploading photos of pets and leaving comments that totaled up to providing 47,024 Meals to feed our cousins in need.  I am  super proud that our community rallied together to increase our Meals by 32% over the 2010 campaign when we generated 32,375!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart that you took the time to comment and upload photos to help feed our cousins in need.  We have the best caring cat community in the world.

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People Saving Pets empowered by PetSmart Charities

Volunteer Action Day

November 8 is Volunteer Action Day!

People Saving Pets™ is a social movement empowered by PetSmart Charities® that is dedicated to saving the lives of adoptable pets and solving the homeless pet problem by uniting pet lovers and inspiring local action.On Tuesday, November 8, in conjunction with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (Nov 6-12),  People Saving Pets is introducing Volunteer Action Day to bring awareness of how much animal welfare organizations need volunteers and to encourage animal loving people to help pets by volunteering in their communities.

What is terrific about Volunteer Action Day is that you can take action from the comfort of your home, right from your own computer.  All you need to do is take that first step in learning about opportunities in your area and if you are already volunteering, share your story on the People Saving Pets Facebook page.

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