The Tiniest Tiger Cat Community Caring about Cats, Big and Small Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:18:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 63145198 The New Contemporary Cat Handbag Giveaway Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:18:22 +0000 New contemporary cat handbag

The New Contemporary Cat Handbag

We listened to your feedback and revised the popular Contemporary Cat Handbag. The handbags are in production now and will be ready to ship in September.   Still sleek and stylish but smaller by request.  We love the classic black and white color pattern and the new light blue and cream color combination makes us purr too! The Light Blue and Cream handbag features a chocolate brown handle and cross-body strap.

cc black with ipad This handbag is a bit smaller but we kept the best features.  The handbag will hold your smaller tablets and has a zippered side pocket on one side and two slip pockets on the other side to hold your phone and other items you need to keep handy.

cc blue backThere is a zippered compartment on the outside back too!

Signature Cat Paw Protective Feet

We added our signature design patent-pending cat paw protective feet on the bottom of the handbag
CC blue paw feet

We added a magnetic snap closure on both sides of the front flat to keep the front flat smooth and flat.  We kept the zipper closure on the inside top to protect your valuables too.

cc blue magnetic closure

The Contemporary Cat Handbag is made from vegan-friendly textured material simulating pebbled leather.  The handbag has the top handle as well as the adjustable shoulder strap. The hardware on the handbag is silver-tone.

The Triple T Studios New Contemporary Cat Handbag Giveaway

Contemporary Cat handbag

One member of The Tiniest Tiger Community will win the New Contemporary Cat Handbag.  You can find more information about the New handbags here: Fashion With a Passion™

How to Enter

Enter your information in the contest widget so we know where to ship your prize if you win. Leave a comment below this post telling us; Will you choose classic Black and White or the new Light Blue and Cream?

This giveaway is open to everyone.

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Love Your Cat? Take Them For Their Annual Check Up! #AskYourVet Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:06 +0000 IDEXX image

Photo courtesy of IDEXX

This post is sponsored by Pet Health Network® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness for the importance of the IDEXX SDMA™ kidney screening test for pets, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Pet Health Network® or IDEXX is responsible for the content of this article.

Annie in carrier at vet

Annie growling like a wildcat while Eddie is examined.

Take Your Cats For Their Annual Checkups

Annie, Eddie and Mercy all went for their veterinary checkups a few weeks ago.  Eddie feels sturdy now when we hold him!  He was a little underweight for a while after his teeth issues.  But he is all better now, happy and healthy.  Annie will need to return in six months for a dental checkup.  All three cats are maintaining a healthy weight. As for me…I need to hit the treadmill more often.

Annie and Eddie just turned 3 and Mercy is 8.  Because 1 in 3 cats are likely to develop kidney disease in their lifetime, we want to make sure that Mercy remains healthy as he gets older.

Kidney disease is a leading cause of suffering and death for cats and because cats are hard-wired to hide any sign of weakness or disease, your cat might not show any sign of illness until their kidneys have lost most of their function.  The prevalence of cats kidney disease can be compared to heart disease for humans.  And as our cats age, the likelihood of developing kidney disease increases.  By the age of 15, more than half of all cats will be afflicted with kidney disease.

IDEXX SDMA™ Breakthrough Screening Test for Cat Kidney Disease

Now we can take action and be proactive helping our cats manage kidney disease.  IDEXX SDMA™ is a breakthrough new test that screens for kidney disease. This new test for chronic kidney disease in cats can detect this serious condition months to years earlier, while there is still time to do something about it.  This is great news for all cat lovers. This revolutionary new kidney function test will enable the detection of kidney disease while your cat’s kidney function is still intact making better management of the disease possible.  Managing kidney disease effectively can help keep your cat healthier and to live a happier life.

Mercy waiting at the Vet

Mercy at the Morris Veterinary Clinic

We are requesting the IDEXX SDMA test for Mercy with his next checkup.  You can ask your veterinarian for the IDEXX SDMA kidney screening test too. This test is available to all veterinarians via IDEXX Reference Laboratories.  I know you, like us,  want your cats to be as healthy and happy as possible.  To learn more and stay updated follow Pet Health Network®

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of IDEXX. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Beyond Cecil: Securing a Future for Lions Register today! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:17:50 +0000 lion and lioness

Image of Cecil by Ronna Tom

Beyond Cecil: Securing a Future for Lions

If you would like to learn more about African lion conservation, Panthera has created the perfect opportunity  for you to learn from one of the leading experts in wild cat conservation. Panthera’s President and Chief Conservation Officer Dr. Luke Hunter will be leading a special global webinar presentation entitled Beyond Cecil: Securing a Future for Lions.

Lions in the Wild

During the webinar you will learn about  Panthera’s  plan to channel the passion ignited  by last summer’s illegal killing of Cecil the lion to counter the serious threats facing lions, leopards, and cheetahs in Africa.  You will learn how Panthera is combining cutting-edge security technology with law enforcement trainings, implemented first to fight tiger poaching in Asia, to save Africa’s wild cats and the landscapes they roam.

About Dr. Luke Hunter

Dr. Hunter, just helped lead the Cecil Summit at Oxford University, and  will  share the latest news from this important gathering of lion conservation experts.  Luke Hunter, PhD, is an Australian biologist who has worked on the ecology and conservation of carnivores since 1992. . He has written more than 130 scientific papers and popular articles on cats and other carnivores and is the author of seven books.

Thank to your support of Triple T Studios, The Tiniest Tiger community  supports Panthera projects.

Sign Up For the Webinar

If you would like to attend this online Webinar, follow the below registration link and sign-up! Participation is free to all interested attendees.

 “Beyond Cecil: Securing a Future for Lions” to be held on Thursday, September 15th at 4pm EST

Pounce here to register:


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The Mercy Black Cat Clutch Giveaway Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:33:12 +0000 Mercy Black Cat Clutch

New Mercy Black Cat Clutch

You asked for smaller, lightweight, and fun! We listened and added the Mercy Black Cat Clutch to our collection.  The Mercy Black Cat Clutch is available for pre-sale now and will begin shipping in September.  We are so excited about the new Mercy line that we couldn’t wait to share a sneak peak with you today on Black Cat Appreciation Day!
Mercy with Black Cat Shaker
This cat clutch with three compartments will hold everything you need without weighing you down.  The wristlet features mischievous Mercy, our black cat, peeking out and ready to play. The vibrant red color block adds positive energy.
Mercy Black Cat Clutch
A zipper closure  keeps all of your valuables safely tucked inside.
Mercy Black Cat Clutch inside
The Mercy Cat Clutch features 4 card slots inside the front compartment, a middle zippered compartment, and an open section on the inside back.  Silver-tone hardware and a taupe lining.  The cat clutch is vegan-friendly.
Mercy Black Cat Clutch back
There is a detachable strap to secure your wristlet around your wrist when you are on the go.
This cat clutch is:
  •  8.25 inches (21 cm) in length
  • 5 inches (12.5 cm) high
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep when empty.

The Mercy Black Cat Line! Coming soon.

Coming soon to Triple T Studios! The Mercy Black Cat Clutch, Shoulder Bag and Handbag.

Mercy Black Cat Line

The Triple T Studios New Mercy Black Cat Clutch Giveaway

One member of The Tiniest Tiger Community will win the New Mercy Black Cat Clutch.  You can find more information about the New Cat Clutch here: Fashion With a Passion™

How to Enter

Enter your information in the contest widget so we know where to ship your prize if you win. Leave a comment below this post telling us; What do you think of our new Mercy Black Cat Line?

This giveaway is open to everyone.

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Behind The Scenes At The Elephant Nursery #WorldElephantDay Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:52:36 +0000 elephants single file

The baby elephants line up single file

World Elephant Day!

The Tiniest Tiger community focuses most of our attention on all cats big and small, but we care about all animals. There is a special place in my heart for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and their work with the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful baby elephant orphanage in the world and is devoted to rescuing and rehabilitating baby elephants from all over Kenya that have been orphaned due to poaching or human-wildlife conflict.  The nursery  is located along the northern rim of Kenya’s Nairobi National Park.

baby elephants at DSWT

I was able to visit the orphanage when I was in Kenya and see first-hand the love the keepers have for the babies in their care. Sadly, elephants are being murdered at a rate of 1 every 15 minutes. When mothers are murdered for their tusks, the babies are left traumatized, alone, and at risk. Without the elephant orphanage, these defenseless babies would not be able to survive.

 Today is World Elephant Day! Thanks to your support of Triple T Studios, The Tiniest Tiger community is fostering  a baby elephant named Lentili  and Lasayen at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  

Certificates Lenitli and Lasayen

Every Day is World Elephant at the Elephant Nursery

Every day is World Elephant Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust!  To show our love and support to the elephant keepers and orphans Triple T Studios donated a Canteen Feast for The Keepers and stockade staff at Nairobi. They all need hearty meals to continue their on-going care of  the orphans. We also donated  a few signature green keepers’ coats and a sack of Dairy Treats and important snack full of vitamins for every elephant and rhino.  If you would like to support the elephant nursery you can learn more about their work here: Elephant Nursery Wish List

Behind the Scenes at the DSWT Nursery

Take a moment to see behind the scenes at the nursery.  I think you too will find a special place in your heart for this wonderful lifesaving haven.

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Pledge to Save Lions on World Lion Day #LetLionsLive Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:32:04 +0000 World Lion Day header

The lion is one of the most magnificent and revered animals on earth, yet few realize the species is in a race against extinction.


The African lion is iconic. When you think of Africa, you think of lions.   Africa’s challenges to save her wildlife and habitats are vast and with  only an estimated 20,000 wild lions remaining in the entire African continent, we are racing against the clock to save them. We need a  global uproar,  to implement the plans and gather the  resources necessary to save wild lions.  If you love African lions, and I think you do too, please take the #LetLionsLive pledge of support by pouncing here:

Take the #LetLionsLive pledge of support today!

Panthera World Lion Day


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Eliminate #Stankface With Tidy Cats TidyLock Protection Giveaway Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:00:53 +0000 Annie Serious Stankface

We are a member of the Tidy Cats Insiders and are being compensated to help spread the word about innovations and updates about Tidy Cats. The Tiniest Tiger only writes about topics that we think will also be of interest to you and all opinions are our own.

Are you a victim of Stank Face?

With three cats in our home we have three times the love. But we also have three times something else!  Litter box smells.  And if we are honest there are times when we become victims of Stank face!  What is stank face?  Glad you asked.

Stank Face (st?NGk f?s) n.: The universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Stank Face indiscriminately strikes cat lovers, friends and family alike, typically in the comfort of their own home. Symptoms include watery eyes, feeling like you’ve lost control of your face, crinkled nose, curled lip, contorted mouth and, in extreme cases, involuntary gagging.

Paul and I aren’t the only ones to suffer from Stank Face.  Annie living with two male cats has fallen victim to Stank Face.  Imagine going to your own litter box only to be overwhelmed by a cloud of stank drifting over from one of the other litter boxes.  This is a serious matter and not to be taken lightly as you can see by the seriousness of Annie’s face in the photo above.

Angela Kinsey and Tidy Cats Launch a Public Awareness Initiative

Angela Kinsey with Flat Gracey

Angela Kinsey

But, there’s good news: Tidy Cats’ litter now features guaranteed TidyLock™  Protection that better locks away the odors that can lead to Stank Face.  This summer, Tidy is partnering with actress and cat-lover Angela Kinsey, (best know for her role as Angela Martin on NBC’s The Office) for a public awareness initiative to shed light on Stank Face and how TidyLock™ Protection can help alleviate this smelly condition.

Angela filmed a public service announcement about this important topic and the need to Stop Stank Face. “Stank Face is a horrible condition from which no cat owner, their friends nor family should have to suffer,” said Kinsey. “As a cat-lover and an actress, I know the value of having a stank-free litter box, as well as the importance of having control over my face. Now, thanks to Tidy Cats with TidyLock Protection, I can live a Stank Face-free life.”

A Public Service Announcement from Angela Kinsey and Tidy Cats

TidyLock Protection to the Rescue!

Tidy Cats With TidyLock

TidyLock Protection better absorbs liquids and features an improved deodorizing system that neutralizes odors to stop little box stank.  TidyLock Protection is available in the Light Weight and traditional versions of the 24/7 and Instant Action clumping litters. Look for the TidyLock Protection Silver image on the cartons of Tidy Cats!

We are grateful to TidyLock Protection helping to alleviate Stank Face in our home.  Here is Annie’s before and after photos. As you can see, TidyLock Protection helps Annie live a Stank Face-free life too.

Annie Stop STank Face

 Learn More about Tidy Cats

You can learn more about Tidy Cats by pouncing on these links.

The Tidy Cats With Tidy Lock Protection Giveaway

One member of The Tiniest Tiger Community will win a 5 Coupons for Tidy Cats with TidyLock Protection.  TidyLock Protection is available in the  is available in the Light Weight and traditional versions of Tidy Cats 24/7 and Instant Action clumping litters.

How to Enter

Enter your information in the contest widget so we know where to ship your prize if you win. Leave a comment below this post telling us; Do you sometimes suffer from Stankface?

This giveaway is open to everyone.

The Rules:

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Leopards Return to the Russian Caucasus Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:41:53 +0000 Persian leopard

Leopard from special breeding center in Sochi. WWF Image

Leopards Reintroduced in the Russian Caucasus

The first-ever attempt to reintroduce the Caucasian leopard, also known as the Persian leopard, into the wild, happened on July 15 when researchers released three young leopards into the mountains of the Russian Caucasus.  The plan is that the trio of cats, being tracked with the aid of GPS collars will be the beginning of a revived population in the region.

By the middle of the 20th century, leopards had disappeared from the region. The expanding human population proved tragic for the big cats. No regulations limiting the number or methods of killing leopards wiped the cats out.  Local people would shoot or even leave out poisoned meat for the cats to eat. By 1949, leopards were on the edge of extinction in the region.

Born to Be Wild in a Special Breeding Center in Sochi

The World Wildlife Fund has been working with the Russian state ecological services  since 2007 on a project to reintroduce the Caucasian leopard into its natural habitat. Leopards taken from an ordinary zoo can not be released into the wild because they lack the ability to hunt and an instinctive fear of humans. For this reason a special leopard-breeding center was set up in Sochi.

All of the leopards released into the Russian wilderness were bred at the center in Sochi. Before the individual leopard earns their freedom,  they  must pass a series of tests.   Each leopard must catch a roe deer, a stag or a sheep, and demonstrate they understood the danger posed by humans.

Leopard Russian Caucasus WWF

Leopard ready to be released in the Russian Caucasus Image from WWF

Four leopards, Akhuna, Viktoria, Killi and Sinbad passed the first test, but Sinbad proved too trusting and inquisitive of humans failing the second test. This led to the release of  the three leopards, instead of the original plan to release four cats, into the wild. Sinbad will remain at the breeding center for the time being.

Leopard release into the Caucasus

Leopard release into the wild Russian Caucasus WWF image

Increasing the chances for the leopards’ survival in the wild, local people have been told how poaching is a criminal offense and how important the leopard is to the Caucasus. Zoologists explained that leopards are not aggressive animals and will only attack humans if provoked. Locals were told not to approach a leopard or their cubs.  Over the past ten years, the mountains have experienced an increase in the populations of deer, the prey of choice for the leopards, helping the cats to survive on their own.

The goal of the reintroduction plan is to  add a minimum of 50 individuals of breeding age into the specified area so that the leopard population will be sustainable.

World Wildlife Fund Release Video

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Cat Style For Your Home Giveaway Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:06:19 +0000 Felt Planet Cat Coasters

Can you believe it is August?  That means we are well into planning the holidays at Triple T Studios and our friends at CatLadyBox are doing the same.  In order to make room for new cat-astic products, we need to clear out some of the products we love.  While we are sad to see some of our favorites go, we know you will love the new items coming in soon.  You can shop past CatLadyBox items too while supplies last and save 50% off everything with your discount code 50SALE 

I thought we would share a couple fun things that we have here too.

Felt Cat Coasters 3-Pack

These are the purrfect coasters for cat lovers! Handmade by  feltplanet in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with all the luxury and beauty of ultra thick 100% German Merino Wool Felt, which is sustainable, renewable, eco-friendly, recyclable and just plain gorgeous! Set contains 3 coasters. The cat coasters are  4.25″ x 4.25″  so they will easily fit everything from  stemware to a coffee mug.

12-Pack Removable Cat Wall Decal Set

Cat Decals from CatLadyBox

A set of 12  kitties to decorate your walls and add a stylish cat theme to any room in your house! A looksugar original design, these cat head wall decals are handmade in Los Angeles, California! The cats are made from commercial grade vinyl material, and are manufactured with environmentally friendly technology. The vinyl has a matte surface that gives a wall-paint look. Plus, they can be removed from your walls without leaving any sticky residue, and won’t damage your current wall paint.

The Cat Coaster and Cat Sticker Giveaway

One member of The Tiniest Tiger Community will win a set of 3 Cat Head Felt Coaster and a set of 12 Cat Head Wall Decals. You can find more  meowvelous cat things  by shopping CatLadyBox  past boxes and save 50% off everything while supplies last with the code  50SALE!   

 How to Enter

Enter your information in the contest widget so we know where to ship your prize if you win. Leave a comment below this post telling us; Where you will place your cat decals?

This giveaway is open to everyone.

The Rules:

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Keeping Your Cat Fit By Having Fun! Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:00:08 +0000 Annie on the hunt

This post is sponsored by Purina. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about Purina’s Google Hangout with Dr. Kurt Venator discussing how cat owners can help their cats stay fit and healthy this summer, but The Tiniest Tiger only shares information we feel is of interest to you.

Google Hangout with Dr. Kurt Venator

I was invited to participate in  a Google Hangout hosted by Purina with Dr. Kurt Venator  discussing how to help keep our cats fit and healthy during the summer. One of Purina’s goals is to promote the health and well-being of pets and their people so they can live bigger, healthier and happier lives together.   The hour was filled with lively conversation and tips on how to fit a workout for you and your cats into every day.  Play time with our cats is not only fun but good for us too!

Keep Your Cat Fit By Having Fun

One of the questions asked during the Hangout was when you have more than one cat, what is the best way to play to make sure all the cats are engaged and enjoying the play time.   Sometimes if two cats are playing with the wand toy, one of the cats will disengage and walk off.  You will learn what your cats like and what they don’t like.

Paul and I try to engage in play with the kitties every day.  It is one of the best parts of our day.  Annie is  the perfect hide and seek partner.  She loves it and we love to see her go into  leopard-like stealth mode while she sneaks up on us. Eddie loves wand toys and Mercy likes to chase after the red dot.  Annie loves to run through the tunnels and will even jump through a hoop for us.  Eddie plays independently with toys far more often than Annie or Mercy.

Annie Playing with Catit

Annie and Eddie playing

Annie, Eddie and Mercy are pretty active.  They play tag and race around the house every single day and sometimes in the wee hours of the morning.  I love to hear their paws scampering up and down the stairs. Mercy was living a more sedentary lifestyle prior to moving in with Annie and Eddie. Now, Mercy is engaging in play and has gone from being a bit pudgy to being at his ideal weight.

Mercy and Annie chatting on CPT

Annie is asking Mercy to play

Where Does Your Cat Fall on the Body Condition Chart?

Another great question during the Hangout was how do we know if our cats are overweight?  We always recommend asking your veterinarian to confirm your cat’s body condition but you can check out a Body Condition Chart to get an idea of where your cat falls on the scale of 1 to 9 with 5 being Ideal.

Purina Cat Body Condition Chart

Are Your Cats Treat Motivated?

If your cats are treat motivated, our Annie is the most treat motivated among our cats, make sure you follow the suggested portion control guidelines.  Even these small bites can add up and make it harder for your cat to maintain and ideal weight if they are given too many.    Dr. Venator talked about the fact that the portions on the packages of your cat’s food and treats are based on research from the veterinarians and scientists at Purina.  To learn more about how to make a big difference in the life of your pet check out


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