Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy Signed Copy Giveaway

The Tiniest Tiger Giveaway Winner ImageCongratulations and Super Hurrah to Sue and Tahirih!  They won the signed copies of Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Daddy!  Thank you to everyone that participated.

Happy Book Release to Jackson Galaxy!

Jackson Galaxy

Jackson Galaxy

May 10, 2012 was  the release day for  Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean, by Jackson Galaxy star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. Earlier this year, we talked tiger with Jackson about how his love for cats goes back to his youth when he was enamored of the big cats.

Today, Jackson, a cat behaviorist opens up his life, heart and soul in his new book, the fulfillment of a promise Jackson made to Benny his cat, that he would tell his story.  When we spoke with Jackson a few days ago, he  hoped readers would obtain a better understanding of how their own cat sees the world and if the reader is not already sharing their home with a cat,  that the book would motivate the reader to adopt one!

Jackson credits Benny  with saving his own life.

The book is about me and a cat named Benny, meeting each other at a busted up point in our lives, living a life together under incredible challenges, healing one another.”

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Jackson Galaxy, Cat Behaviorist, Talks Tiger with Gracey

My mom and I had the privilege of talking tiger with Jackson Galaxy, the Cat Behaviorist and the Host of the Animal Planet series, My Cat From Hell. Jackson’s love for cats goes back to his childhood days when he was enamored of the big cats. Who doesn’t admire the strength and stealth of the tiger as well as the independence yet

Jackson Galaxy

Jackson Galaxy

connection to the pride of the lion?  His love for the feline family stayed with him into adulthood and we agreed, that in our opinions, the wildness inside each and every cat is the reason for the fascination, admiration and attraction by humans towards the domestic felines that share their lives.

Those that have feline family members sharing their home know that the feline-human bond is quite similar to the human-human bond, because the relationship is a connectedness that is based on love, respect, and compromise.  Cats are intelligent and willful beings that refuse to be ruled. To successfully change what one thinks is a cat’s undesirable behavior, the human must first understand that a cat is just doing what a cat does, and that the compromise will need to come from the human.

Jackson has learned from his 16 years in the cat psychology realm that in order to succeed in mending the relationships between cat parents and what is deemed a problem cat might be simple changes that cater to the cat’s need to be “wild”.  The very thing that attracts humans to the cat, their wildness, is often what is also  interpreted as a problem. Cats are hard-wired to hunt. They can’t control this instinct.  Playful pouncing and stalking as a kitten is the preparation for survival as an adult. Cats that are  part of a human family don’t need to hunt for food, but they still need to release energy and express themselves by activities that mimic the hunt.

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John Vaillant, Author of The Tiger Chats with Gracey + Giveaway

Friends, it is my privilege to introduce to you Mr. John Vaillant, the author of The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival (Knopf,2010). John’s book is a bestseller in the U.S. and Canada and has won numerous awards, including British Columbia’s National Award for Non-Fiction.  John’s first book, The Golden

Author John Vaillant

John Vaillant, author of The Tiger

Spruce (Norton, 2005), was also an award-winning bestseller. John’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside.

John is giving away a signed copy of his award winning book to one lucky Friend that shares a comment or asks a question in the comment section below this post.

Gracey: Welcome to The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club. I am honored to be interviewing you because your book, The Tiger; A True Story of Vengeance and Survival is my favorite book.

John: Thank you, Gracey.  I’m so glad you like the book!  And I’m happy to be able to talk with you about this tiger, and cats in general.

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Red Tango Creator Talks with The Tiniest Tiger + Giveaway

Congratulations to Sheree1022  the winner of the Classic Red Tango Top!

Thank you everyone for being a part of The Tiniest Tiger Community,

Friends, please welcome Cynthia Petrovic to our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club.  Cynthia is an amazingly talented artist and she is the creator of Red Tango, a vintage modern cat with the iconic curly tail, one of my favorites! Cynthia is so nice, she is  giving a beautiful  Classic Red Tango Top to one lucky Friend. So ask a question or share a comment for Cynthia below this post and you might be dancing in a super cool Red Tango shirt!

Gracey: Welcome Cynthia to The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club!  We are honored to have such a creative genius join us for a chat.  As you know we are a community of cat lovers, so Red Tango, CupCake Kitty, and Boo too as well as all of your characters are right up our alley!  Were you born super talented or did you learn to draw in school or perhaps a combination of both talent and training?

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The Tiger by John Vaillant Author Video

I  had the honor of interviewing John Vaillant, the author of The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival and I will be posting our interview here on our Conservation Cub Club on Friday, June 24.

Here is  the Author Video for The Tiger.

John has graciously offered to give away a signed copy of his book.  If you have a question or a comment that you would like to ask or share, please  write in your question or comment below the interview post on June 24.

One lucky reader will win the signed copy of The Tiger!

The Tiger is my favorite book and I think you will like it too.  We look forward to hearing your questions and comments for John Vaillant  on the June 24th post.

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Cat Power Tower! The Ultimate Cat Entertainment Center

Friends, Please give a warm welcome to Pat, the  feline behind the creation of the  Cat Power Tower.

GRACEY: Pat, first I want to welcome you to our Conservation Cub Club. I am truly honored to be interviewing  a creative genius. Not only are you the Chief Feline Officer at Cat Power Tower, weren’t you also instrumental in the design of the Cat Power Tower (CPT)?

PAT: The honor is mine Gracey. Yes, I had a paw in the creation of the Cat Power Tower. I started out as product inspirer, and then moved up to product tester. Now I’m actually the company’s CEC (Chief Executive Cat), but I think I like Chief Feline Officer (CFO) better! It sounds more feminine and with my name being Pat, I’ve been mistaken as a boy by some of my Facebook friends.

GRACEY: Oh, I like that term  product inspirer!  I thought you had to be involved, because only a feline mind could create such a fantastic cat entertainment center. Ask your dad if you can have both the CEC (Chief Executive Cat) and the CFO (Chief Feline Officer) titles at Wiser Pet Products. That way you won’t be giving up any power!  What first inspired you to create the Cat Power Tower?

Smart Cat Box Inventor Chats with The Tiniest Tiger

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series To Clump or Not to Clump? Is Clay Litter Safe?

Friends, I recently had a chat with Sara, the creator of the Smart Cat Box.  I thought that you would find our conversation interesting and am posting it here for you to read in a Question and Answer format.  For those of you that are living with feline diabetes,  this might just seem too good to be true.

Gracey: Sara, I want to tell you thank you.  The Smart Cat Box is the best litter box ever!  And also thank you for agreeing to answer some questions for us. Here is my first question.  We cats are quite clever, is that why you named it the Smart Cat Box?

Sara: Gracey, I called it Smart due to the box’s New Advanced Design. The fundamental difference is that the SMART CAT BOX is an entirely new approach to the way we collect and dispose of cat urine. The new, patented design is amazingly simple. The SMART CAT BOX is a three component Urine Collection System. The top box has a slotted floor to hold non-absorbent cat litter. The bottom box has a slanted floor and drain allowing urine to flow directly into a removable covered urine collection reservoir for easy collection and disposal.

Gracey: That is quite interesting, but to clarify, you do think Cats are clever right?

Sara: Yes, of course! It is a known fact that cats are the smartest species on the planet. I think I heard that from my own cats.

Gracey: OK, just checking.  Most Cats do not like change. With the New Advanced Design, are we going to have trouble adjusting to the change when we switch from our old litter pans to the Smart Cat Box?

Sara: You will  jump into the top box and urinate as usual. All urine passes through the non-absorbent litter and through the slotted floor to the bottom box. Urine flows down the drain into the covered reservoir. The urine can be tested for blood glucose levels, if necessary, and then disposed of down the toilet. Firm feces do not stick to the litter and is scooped out and disposed of. So it is easy and natural for you. Gracey, I must mention one thing. If you live near an ocean please tell your parents to place the feces in a paper bag and dispose of it in the trash. There is something in cat feces that can harm sea otters if it reaches their ocean environment. Of course, if you don’t live near an ocean then the feces can be flushed down the toilet.

Gracey: Can you demonstrate how to use the Smart Cat Box for us via a YouTube video?

Sara: Well, umm, I don’t know… Maybe, with a little help from you.

Gracey: HAHAHAHAHA, Sara I am kidding of course.

I agree, the Smart Cat Box is easy to use. I took to it right away. When it first arrived at our habitat, my mom placed it in the office for me to investigate. At first, I preferred to sleep on top of the shipping box, but what Cat can resist a nap on top of a box? Then my parents replaced one of my litter pans with the new Smart Cat Box. I of course, pretended not to notice it for a period of time, but I couldn’t resist trying it out. My parents were so excited they were high fiving each other and dancing around the house. Why do you think my parents were so excited?

Sara: The Smart Cat Box is much easier to keep clean and the litter stays dry. No more scooping and scraping. The non-absorbent litter remains dry and virtually odor free with minimum maintenance. The litter pellets last for several months.  The Smart Cat Box is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to maintain. Under normal conditions, with one cat it can pay for itself in 7 weeks and with two cats it can pay for itself in 4 weeks.  Your parents were probably excited to be odor free and to save money.

Gracey: That makes sense.  I admit, at times I can be a bit of a “stinker”. I really like that the litter stays dry. No more icky wet paw feeling stomping around in the clumpy used litter. Sara, I had transient diabetes from pancreatitis. I have recovered, but my parents remain obsessed with checking my pee, I mean urine.  The Smart Cat Box seems ideal for Cats and Cat Parents living with diabetes.

Sara: Gracey it is a great help for Cat parents. While blood sampling may be the best test for diabetes and chronic renal failure(CRF ) and other health issues, urine sampling for blood glucose levels is a much less traumatic second best. It all but eliminates the need for veterinarians to squeeze or puncture the bladder (cystocentesis) to obtain urine specimens for urinalysis.  With the Smart Cat Box you can now test for blood sugar levels easily and naturally at home as often as needed using urine test strips and reporting results to your veterinarian.

Gracey: ~shiver~ I remember my ear and paw sticks. Oh, this is much easier on everyone as a way to monitor blood glucose levels at home.  What is different about this litter that allows the urine to flow through to the reservoir?

Sara: The non-absorbent SAFFFLOWER seed litter is all-natural, ecologically & environmentally friendly, renewable, sized specifically for the Smart Cat Box and is grown in the US. Because it is non-absorbent, the urine flows through to the covered urine collection reservoir which can hold 24 oz. of fluid. This is normally enough capacity for one cat for several days or a few days for multiple cats. The reservoir drawer is easy to remove and easy to replace.  It has a spout so that urine can be poured into the toilet without removing the snap-on lid.

Gracey: The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club cares for all Cats both Big and Small. Our Big Cat Cousins need our help in preserving their habitats. I really like that the litter is all-natural, ecologically & environmentally friendly, and renewable. Using the Smart Cat Box helps reduce the volume of cat litter being dumped into landfills.  That is great for our earth.

Sara: The Smart Cat Box is the only cat litter box featured in the 2009 edition of the Whole Green Catalog 1,000 Best Things for You and The Earth (pg. 341).  As a special bonus to Friends of The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club, I am offering a 15% discount for Starter System & Value Paks. Friends will type CCC15 as the discount code when they order the Smart Cat Box.

Gracey: HURRAH!  That is so nice of you Sara! I have already had several Friends inquire about the Smart Cat Box.  Soon more Friends will be odor-free and saving money and the environment all at the same time. Thank you again Sara, You have eliminated one of my elimination problems.  Hahahahaha, do you get it?

Sara: Yes, I get it.  You are welcome.  Thanks for letting me talk to you about the Smart Cat Box. You can find more information at

Gracey: Would you like a Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Treat?  They are quite tasty.

Sara: No thank you.  I am good.

The Tiniest Tiger and the Smart Cat Box