The Tiniest Tiger Cat Community http://conservationcubclub.com Caring about Cats, Big and Small Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:29:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Rachael Ray Nutrish Food for Cats #NutrishZeroGrain http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/new-rachael-ray-nutrish-food-for-cats-nutrishzerograin/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/new-rachael-ray-nutrish-food-for-cats-nutrishzerograin/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:29:03 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14991

Nutrish Zero Grain and Annie

Nutrish Introduces Grain Free Food for Cats

We know that you are interested in learning about food choices available for your cat.  Today there are many choices in a variety of price ranges. We all want to provide the best  nutrition that we can for our cats but we also need to stay within our own budgets.  Rachael Ray Nutrish introduced a new cat food that is not only grain-free but is available for purchase at your grocery and/or mass market retailer.

The new Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Whitefish  is made with real white fish. White fish is a flavorful and highly digestible protein that helps maintain strong muscles.  Nutrish sent Annie, Eddie and Mercy a bag of the Zero Grain Whitefish to try and Annie was so excited I could barely get the bag out of the box.  Here are few reasons that you might be excited about this new cat food too:

Zero Grain Whitefish & Potato Recipe:

  • Real whitefish is the #1 ingredient
  • Zero grains, glutens or fillers
  • Zero meat or poultry by-product meal
  • Zero artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
  • First zero grain dry cat formula from Rachael Ray Nutrish

Annie with fish toy

The cats received a super cute fish toy too and they sure had a lot of fun fishing!  Eddie was torn between whether to dive into the bag of food or to go fishing.

Eddie Fish and Nutrish

Rachael Ray Nutrish Helps Shelter Pets

Did you know that Rachael Ray’s personal proceeds from Nutrish go to Rachael’s Rescue, her organization created to help shelter pets.  As of today, over 9 million has been generated for food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need.

In 2007, with help from pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish ultra-premium food and treats for dogs. In 2014,  the brand expanded into  cat food. Nutrish recipes for both dogs and cats are made with simple natural ingredients and do not contain meat or poultry by-product meal or fillers. Real meat is the #1 ingredient in all the recipes that were  inspired by Rachael’s kitchen.

Nutrish is also proud to bring specialty premium quality food that is easier on the budget and available in your local grocery store, as well as mass retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.

 Save $3 When You Try Nutrish Zero Grain Cat FoodNutrish Zero Grain Whitefish

If you would like to try this new Nutrish cat food you will find a $3 off Zero Grain Whitefish and Potato Recipe on the Rachael Ray Nutrish site.

Download your coupon and then shop for Nutrish at your local grocery store, as well as mass retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.

Because Rachael Ray Nutrish may offer different ingredients than your cat is used to, it may take up to ten days for your cat’s system to become acclimated to Nutrish. Slowly mix with his or her other food over a five- to ten-day period until your cat is solely eating Nutrish.

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Cat Safe Spring Cleaning http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/cat-safe-spring-cleaning/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/cat-safe-spring-cleaning/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:53:29 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14978 Cat Safe Spring Cleaning

The sunroom is our cats’ favorite room in the house.  A friend who visited recently commented that our sunroom looked like a cats equivalent of a child daycare recreation room. The sunroom has the Cat Power Tower along with scratching posts, soft beds for sleeping and many of their favorite toys.  There is also a sofa and love-seat for us.

This room has large screened windows perfect for bird and wildlife watching  but the glass windows need to be cleaned not only to wipe off cat nose smudges and paw prints but also to help keep spiders and other insects out of the room. We only use cat safe cleaning supplies for Spring-cleaning and year round. These non-toxic solutions work great, smell fresh and clean and are often less expensive than chemical cleaners.

Vinegar for Cat Safe Cleaning

Keeping Spiders and Insects Away

To help keep the spiders away and your cats safe too, use a mix of half white vinegar and half water.  You can use a spray bottle or a bucket to apply the vinegar and water solution to the windowsills.  We use a rag to wipe clean all the dirt and debris that has accumulated over the winter.  This leaves our windowsills clean and inviting to us, but a natural repellent for spiders.

Clean Screens and Windows

We  spray the screens with the 50/50 vinegar -water solution.  Then from the outside use a hose to rinse off the screens.  When the windows are dry we clean the glass with a solution of 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup vinegar and water in a 32 ounce spray bottle.  We spray this solution onto a lint free cloth and the result is streak-free clean windows.

Cat Safe Clean Floors

For the tile floor we use our Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum & Steam Mop.  This great machine vacuums and steams clean at the same time!  This lightweight handy tool is one that I use almost every single day.  It is convenient not only for the sunroom but  for the keeping the kitchen floor clean and cat safe.

Eddie Spring cleaning

Eddie supervises window cleaning.

Once we get started Spring-cleaning one area of the house, we just keep going.  When we see the clean and clear sunroom windows, we realize that the other windows in the house need a good cleaning too.

 

Cat Safe Clean Bathroom

Dawn and Vinegar

 

Another room that we like to keep super clean is the bathroom.  We try to keep the cats out of the master bathroom.  Try….to keep them out but Annie wants to be a lifeguard while we shower and Eddie likes to spend the mornings with Paul so we opted for a cat safe clean bathroom too.

Dawn & Vinegar Cleaning Solution

We use a solution of Dawn dish detergent and distilled white vinegar.   We  have used this solution for the last year and our glass shower stays clean and clear.  The soap scum just washes away.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Dawn liquid (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 part white vinegar (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 spray bottle and/or one fillable scrub brush.

Preparation:

  1. Heat 1 1/2 cups vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour vinegar into spray bottle.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups liquid Dawn to spray bottle.
  4. Shake well.

We keep the solutions on hand and use after showering.  Simply spray on the glass and tile surfaces and rinse the solution off with the shower wand. We keep a squeegee in the shower to wipe down after rinsing.  There is a strong vinegar smell that dissipates quickly, so you might want to keep your exhaust fan running or open a window if this smell bothers you.  This keeps our shower, bathtub and sinks clean without the harsh chemicals.

 

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The Art of Cat Food #InspiredByCrafted http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/the-art-of-cat-food-inspiredbycrafted/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/the-art-of-cat-food-inspiredbycrafted/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:51:28 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14957 This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Crafted™, but The Tiniest Tiger only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

Hill's Crafted

 The Art of Small Batch Crafted Food

Before I went back to school for my Master of Zoology degree, I spent my time in the specialty food channel.  I apprenticed in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy to learn the art of making pasta.  I learned about the different types of wheat flour that are used to make pasta with the best flavor and texture. I learned the Italian way of preparing a meal by choosing  quality ingredients from the local markets.  These carefully selected items were then prepared in a simple way but yielding fantastic flavor.  This was the secret to our award-winning pasta; that we made our ravioli in small batches, with carefully selected ingredients with unmatched flavor.

Annie and Eddie crafted

Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s Ideal Balance™ Crafted™

Ideal Balance Crafted

Now crafted foods are available in everything from chocolate to cheese and are in demand from consumers.  This desire for feeding our families the best was the drive behind the creation of Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s new Ideal Balance™ Crafted™ brand.  Hill’s knows we love our cats and want to feed them foods made with quality ingredients and balanced nutrition made the way we cook at home.

Ideal Balance Crafted cat products are made in an innovative way through an unusual slow cooking process with new, unique and custom shapes to maximum appeal for finicky feline palates.  This innovation is the result of many years of Hill’s research with pets to understand the important impact of texture and shape in improving palatability for cats.  The Ideal Balance Crafted dry cat foods are gently cooked at 250-300 degrees and made into kibble featuring custom shapes and a crispy texture cats love.

This new cat food is created in small batches, just like we make our own food. Their experienced, dedicated craftsmen create unique recipes using high-quality proteins, wholesome vegetables and ancient grains.  Hill’s Pet Nutrition took time to study and create this new line of cat food with the following benefits:

Crafted with Care

  • Made in small batches
  • Natural ingredients, perfectly balanced
  •  100% Balanced Nutrition Guaranteed or your money back
  •  Made in the USA
  •  No wheat, corn or soy
  •  No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  •  Available in Grain free varieties

Annie Eddie crafted

Annie and Eddie loved the Grain-Free Herbed Chicken & Chickpeas.  This cat food is a  blend of natural chicken seasoned with rosemary, natural spearmint and green tea paired with iron-rich, gluten-free chickpeas for a delectable, grain-free indulgence.  I  noticed the texture and shape right away and think the kibble was easier for Eddie to pick up and chew.  He liked it so much he even crowded Annie a bit making sure he got more than his share.  Both cats were left wanting more.

Ideal Balance Crafted is currently available at PetSmart.  The new line will be on store shelves at Petco, Specialty Retailers and on Amazon.com by the end of April.

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Adopting Cat Philosophy to Live in the Moment http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/adopting-cat-philosophy-to-live-in-the-moment/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/04/adopting-cat-philosophy-to-live-in-the-moment/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:45:13 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14895  

Live in the moment Cat Credo

 

I sing in our church’s choir and this week is the most active week of the year. Between practice and the services during Holy Week, I spend more time away from the computer than I do most other weeks of the year.  I love the calming smell of frankincense and the silence that allows quiet reflection. Sometimes our day to day To-Do Lists get in the way of truly living our lives.  The 24/7 online world has the potential to take over our real life experiences if we aren’t diligent.

Yesterday while I was updating images for Triple T Studios I ran across a photo of Gracey.  Most of the time  I smile and feel at peace when I see her photos, but yesterday, seeing her face grabbed at my heart. How can it be that next month it will be two years since we lost her?  And how can it be that Annie and Eddie will be celebrating their 2nd Adoption Day Anniversary soon and they still seem like kittens to us? Life goes by so quickly even if some of the days seem too long.

Adopting Cat Philosophy

This week I am reminded to slow down, take time to be like our cats and live in the moment and by living in the moment, we are more likely to enjoy the journey of our lives instead of racing towards the finish line of goals we have set.  This made me think about  a cat’s philosophy on life.   We all know the words Hakuna Matata mostly from The Lion King. “Hakuna matata” is a Swahili phrase meaning “there isn’t a problem/trouble” or  “no worries”.  Our cats live this credo, don’t they?  Well except on their way to the veterinarian for a check up perhaps.

Cat credo bracelets

When I think of Annie, the word fearless comes to mind.  Although, the new memory foam rug in the bathroom seems to be giving her a bit of trepidation.  She does not like the way that rug feels under her paws and she performs acrobatic maneuvers to avoid stepping on the rug.  But that doesn’t stop her from racing into the bathroom when the door is opened.

Cat Credo Bracelets Fearless

I like the statement bracelets worn  as reminders to live our best lives.  So I thought about our Cat’s Credo.  What would their statements be to help us enjoy our journey?

  • Listen More, Meow Less
  • Purr
  • Enjoy the Journey
  • Live in the Moment
  • Fearless
  • Live Laugh Love

What do you think?  Which Cat Credo™ Statement Bracelet would you like to wear as a reminder?

 

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Meet Your Sponsored Lion Guardian. http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/meet-your-sponsored-lion-guardian/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/meet-your-sponsored-lion-guardian/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:28:38 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14931 Lipap with Lion Guardian logo

Meet Lipap Ole Sayioki, Your Sponsored Lion Guardian

We did it.  Through your support of Triple T Studios, The Tiniest Tiger community is sponsoring Lipap Ole Sayioki, a Lion Guardian in Kenya.   Lipap is one of the newest Guardians having joined the team early this year.  He monitors a very important zone in Olgulului Group Ranch called Oiti (outlined in black in the image below) that provides connectivity between Amboseli National Park, Oswean and the Matapatu hills.  Lipap is currently monitoring the movement of two sub-adults and one mature male African lion in his zone.

Lipap's Lion Guardian territory

Lipap’s territory is highlighted in orange.

Lipap our Lion Guardian

Lipap Ole Sayioki

The Lion Guardian team tells us that he is already proving to be a worthy Guardian with his discipline and good tracking skills.  They receive field reports from him almost every day. Furthermore, Lipap uses his strong written and oral Swahili skills to help his fellow Guardians by working with them on their literacy.  So far this year, he has found 293 livestock out of the 299 that were reported lost to him.  The Lion Guardians are happy that he is now part of the team.

 A Message to You From The Lion Guardian Team

We would like you to know that your sponsorship provides multiple benefits – strengthening lion conservation and improving local livelihoods.  We hire only exceptional candidates and commit to building their skills and capacities so that they grow as individuals and also help strengthen our programs.  As part of their training, our Guardians learn to read and write in basic Swahili, use GPS tracking devices, and gain field research and data collection skills.  All of this helps the Guardians monitor and protect the lions in their communities. In addition to supporting successful conservation, your sponsorship provides employment to Lipap, who is a member of the local community where employment opportunities are hard to find.  He uses his monthly wages to buy food for his family and pay medical bills. Your support is not only helping Lipap but also his entire family. 

Thank you again for your important support –100% will go to conserving lions and preserving traditional culture.  

It takes a community to conserve lions and preserve cultures, we are grateful you are part of ours.

ASHE OLENG (Thank You)

Best regards on behalf of the entire Lion Guardians Team.

 About Lion Guardians

Lion Guardians conservation model is adaptable to various cultures and wildlife species. Founded on local value systems, community participation and science, it is based on a decade of research and rigorous measures of success.  The Lion Guardian approach includes recruiting young, non-literate Maasai and other pastoralist warriors to learn the skills needed to effectively mitigate conflicts between people and wildlife, monitor lion populations, and help their own communities live with lions.  This solution based conservation model  is successfully transforming people who were once lion killers into lion protectors.

Thank you for being a part of The Tiniest Tiger community and for helping save  wild lions.

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Ban the Importation of African Lion Trophies http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/ban-the-importation-of-african-lion-trophies/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/ban-the-importation-of-african-lion-trophies/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:07:40 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14918 African Male Lion photo by Beverly Joubert

African Male Lion photo by Beverly Joubert

Australia Bans the Importation of African Lion Trophies

Last Friday, at the Global March for Lions in Melbourne’s Federation Square, Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced a ban on the importation of lion trophies to tighten down the heinous practice of canned hunting. Effective immediately, Australians who hunt and kill lions in Africa will be stopped from bringing hunting trophies back into the country.

Mr. Hunt stated, “Canned hunting is real. It exists, It shouldn’t exist.  It is about raising the most majestic of creatures for a singular purpose and that is to kill them, to shoot them for pleasure and for profit.  It is done in inhumane conditions. It is involving things such as raising and then drugging and in many cases, baiting. It is simply not acceptable in our day, in our time, on our watch.”

Trophies from elephants from safari hunts were already on the banned list of imports to Australia and rhinoceros trophies were added last year. The ban on the import of trophies from African lions by Australia sends an important message internationally that Australia will not support the possible extinction of the African lion.

Canned Hunting Does Not Protect Wild African Lions

In South Africa, there are an estimated 160 lion farms breeding more than 5,000 lions a year to feed the demand of cruel trophy hunters from the USA to China. These canned hunts are poorly regulated and the intensive breeding of the lions and their later transfer to be murdered are inhumane.  Canned hunting operations allow incompetent  marksmen to shoot lions with high powered rifles or a bow. In many cases the lions are only wounded by the amateur hunter and have to be killed by a professional marksmen, making the lions suffer a long and painful death.

Canned hunting operators boast they are protecting the future of wild lions by breeding lions for  trophy hunters. But this is not true.  The vast majority of trophy hunters only take the skin or the head of the lion leaving the bones and the bones are a valuable commodity to the medicine markets of China, Laos, and Vietnam.  This growing source of revenue from the lion bone trade is thought to be leading to an increasing level of poaching of wild African lions.

The thought among conservationists is that the mostly legal trade in bones from farmed lions killed in canned hunts could provide a cover for the illegal trade in wild lion bones and perhaps even tiger bones too.  DNA analysis could give important indications of the presence of wild lion remains because the farmed lions are likely to be more genetically uniform than wild lions. But wouldn’t it be best to just stop the cruel canned hunts altogether?

The Exploitation of African Lion Cubs

cub being hand fed

Young lion being hand fed

Canned hunting businesses exploit lion cubs and young lions to support their revenue stream.  There are tourist attractions in South Africa offering the opportunity to spend time in close contact with cubs and young lions.  Many of these operations claim to be conservation programs and even have volunteers help look after the lions.  But the truth is much more sinister.  These lions are being socialized to trust humans so that when they are placed in front of a brutish trophy hunter they will be easier to murder with a rifle or bow.  These lions associate humans with food and survival until they are betrayed by the people they learned to trust. But that lesson comes too late for the lions.

It is simply not acceptable in our day, in our time, on our watch

Mr. Hunt’s words certainly ring true don’t they? “It is simply not acceptable in our day, in our time, on our watch.”  We as a people know better.  We need to do better.  Australia took this step.  Come on, United States, do the right thing.

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Cats Imitate Kitty Cat Coin Bank http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/cats-imitate-kitty-cat-coin-bank/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/cats-imitate-kitty-cat-coin-bank/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:13 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14905 Annie and Eddie in box

Cats and Boxes

It is certainly no secret that cats love to play in boxes. Whenever we get a delivery, as soon as I unpack the box, and remove the tape (Annie likes to chomp on the tape), Annie jumps right in and begins to play.  After he comes back out from under the ottoman, making sure the loud truck has left the driveway, Eddie joins Annie and the shenanigans begin.

The two cats will play off and on all day long and probably through the night if Paul didn’t lock the box with the crinkly brown paper up in the sun room so he can get some much needed rest.  The cats take turns hiding inside the box while the other sneaks around waiting to be pounced upon. Sometimes Annie and Eddie team up and hide inside the box waiting for Mercy to walk by.  But Mercy is smart enough to take the long way around the box on his way to the sunroom.

The Itazura Kitty Cat Coin Bank

A few days ago, after I unpacked a larger box, I took a few moments to watch Annie and Eddie playing.  I couldn’t help but notice their behavior reminded me of the Itazura Kitty Cat Coin Bank.

Japanese Kitty Cat Coin Bank

 

Have you seen this cute coin bank?  The kitty hides inside the box waiting patiently to pop out to take your coins.  When I saw Annie hiding inside the box with just her ears and eyes showing, she reminded me of the kitty inside the coin bank.  Then when I saw Eddie keep coming back to check on her, I imagined the two cats pretending that Annie was the kitty inside the coin bank and Eddie was looking for a coin.

You can see the cats playing kitty cat coin bank in this short video.  We hope you like the video.

Cats Imitate Kitty Cat Coin Bank

 

 

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Cats Put Paws in Snow For First Time http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/cats-put-paws-in-snow-for-first-time/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/cats-put-paws-in-snow-for-first-time/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:04:55 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14845 Annie looking at snow

Annie checking out the snow.

Cats Fascinated By Snow

Paul and I do our best to provide environmental enrichment for our cats Annie, Eddie and Mercy.  The sunroom in our home, designed by Paul, was built to enable Gracey to see comfortably out of the lower row of windows. The larger windows have screens we used to be able to open but now with Annie, we need to place a bar in the window to prevent the windows from opening too wide. We open just enough to let the fresh air in but not wide enough for Annie to get overly excited and bust through. The cats have toys and beds and their beloved Cat Power Tower in the sun room so it’s no wonder why it is their favorite room in the house.

Eddie snowflakes

Eddie watching snowflakes fall.

This winter we had quite a bit of snow and both Annie and Eddie seemed fascinated by the white blanket surrounding their sunroom.  Mercy was happy just to curl up on the sofa and take a long winter’s nap.

Mercy tummy up in sun room

Mercy soaking up the sun.

Annie and Eddie Put Their Paws in the Snow.

When the last significant snow for this winter season fell earlier this month, we let Annie and Eddie experience snow under their paws. Though they both couldn’t seem to contain their excitement at first, their enthusiasm was rather short lived as you will see in this short video.

My favorite part is Eddie giving us the stink eye in the end. He was quick to run inside and warm himself on the chair by the fireplace. I don’t think we will get Eddie back out in the snow anytime soon…or… ever.

You might remember that Gracey wasn’t so fond of the snow either from her video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure. If you are new to The Tiniest Tiger community here is the video that won us the CatVenture Category in the 2013 The Friskies.

The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure

Annie and Eddie, just like Gracey, prefer to experience the great outdoors from the safety of their sunroom.   Good riddance winter. We are ready for Spring.

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Help Choose the Cheetah Color For Our New Handbag http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/help-choose-the-cheetah-color-for-our-new-handbag/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/help-choose-the-cheetah-color-for-our-new-handbag/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:38:49 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14754 Namibia

 The Namib Desert

 I was able to travel through the Namib Desert after spending time at the Cheetah Conservation Fund during my zoology studies. The Namib is referred to as the world’s oldest desert and has existed for an estimated 43 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form for the last two million years.

The Namib is an enormous expanse of constantly moving gravel plains and dunes of all shapes and sizes stretching along the entire coastline. The western section of Namibia is comprised of the Namib, which expands beyond the borders of Namibia into southern Angola and the northern Cape Province of South Africa. With transient rivers flowing unexpectedly across the ancient landscape, its dunes, plains, rivers and a foggy coast are all vital to supporting  a fascinating array of unique desert flora and fauna. Despite the harsh conditions, the southern Namib is home to over 600 species of plants, the central Namib 400 species and some 1,000 species in the northern Namib. Even though starved of water for most of the year, succulents and shrubs survive in ridges and valley floors during periods of extremely windy conditions.

My friend Kim and I were fortunate enough to have the owner of the tour company pick us up and take us on a private tour of the Namib.  He rarely gives tours. He said he was in the office and decided to do the tour himself that day. A conservationist, owner of his own preserve as  well as a former Nat Geo photographer, this native Namibian was an amazing wealth of information and his passion for the Namib was contagious. We were just lucky that day. When I close my eyes I can still imagine the smells, sounds and feel of that magical place.

Namibia is Home to the Largest Population of  Wild Cheetahs

Namibia is also home to the largest remaining population of wild cheetahs.  This unique cat is Africa’s most endangered cat.  Just like all the other species fighting for survival, the problems facing the cheetah are complex and multi-faceted but can be  grouped into three familiar categories:

  1. Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
  2. Human-wildlife conflict
  3. Illegal wildlife trade
Cheetah in front of waterberg plateau

Cheetah in front of the Waterberg Plateau in Namibia

Cheetah running at CCF

Cheetah running in Namibia

Cheeta Bellabino

Cheetah at Bellabino, CCF

Triple T Studios Namibia Inspired Handbag

I wanted to create a handbag that looks like Namibia feels.  I wanted the colors to reflect the Namib and also pay homage to the cheetah.  The images below are the final designs for the new Triple T Studios handbag coming later this summer.  But I need your help.  Would you be willing to tell me if you prefer the lighter or darker embroidered cheetahs?  I honestly, like them both but am partial to one.  I would love it if you would help us make this decision.

If you would like to participate just fill out the form below the images of the new Cheetah handbag. As a thank you for your helping us decide, if you leave your email and name with your color choice, we will send you a discount code to purchase our new bag at a low introductory price sure to make you purr.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this handbag will support the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Triple T Studios Cheetah Handbag

Lighter Embroidered Cheetahs

Triple T Studios Cheetah Bag

Darker embroidered cheetahs

If you are reading this via email, here is the link to the survey form.   Help Us Choose the Cheetah Color

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Thank you so much for your support of Triple T Studios!

 

 

 

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Bring Some Love Home #FoodShelterLove http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/bring-some-love-home-foodshelterlove/ http://conservationcubclub.com/2015/03/bring-some-love-home-foodshelterlove/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:45:56 +0000 http://conservationcubclub.com/?p=14762 This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® and Food, Shelter & Love™ Program, but The Tiniest Tiger only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

 Cats Come into Shelters for a Lot of Different Reasons.

Annie and Eddie in their cage

Annie and Eddie waiting for their forever home.

As you might already know, we adopted Annie and Eddie from the Grayson County Humane Society after Annie caught my eye while  looking at my Facebook newsfeed. There was a little twinkle in her eye and I could tell she was the cat for us. When Donna sent us the video of Annie and Eddie together, it didn’t take long for us to load up the Jeep and drive the 14 hour roundtrip to adopt our new family members. Annie and Eddie were a bonded pair and they are still best friends today. Annie and Eddie were part of the kitten season population explosion that year and were lucky enough to enter a wonderful shelter that took such good care of them.

Annie and Eddie kissing

Annie and Eddie, still best friends.

 Meet Emma!  A Senior Cat Adoption Success Story

Sherri's Emma

Emma in her new loving forever home.

Sherri is a member of our The Tiniest Tiger community. She was heartbroken when she lost her two cats, Claude and Trixie. Like all of us who loved and had to say goodbye to our cats, Sherri thought that she might adopt another cat some day but she just wasn’t ready.

Then she saw the video the shelter made of  Emma, a senior cat surrendered by her former owner after ten years. Sherri told me she knew immediately Emma was the cat for her. Emma

Like Sherri, Paul and I didn’t think we were ready to adopt a cat after we lost Gracey. But, then I saw Annie’s photo. Sherri told me she thought about something we talk about here in our community about how there are so many cats that need homes and we have homes, so why wait to bring some love home.

 The Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ Program Helps Cats Get a Fresh Start

Food Shelter Love

Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program helps cats in shelters  get a fresh start at life. The program offers shelters the opportunity to offer quality nutrition to their resident cats and kittens while providing the proper nutrition for each individual cat’s current need.

One of the biggest needs is to help overweight cats shed the unnecessary weight in an easily duplicated process that can be continued when they find their forever home. Hill’s offers that with their Perfect Weight Diet.  The Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight dry cat food provides breakthrough nutrition formulated to help your cat achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life.

Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight

 

The Adult Perfect Weight formula is 100% precisely balanced nutrition and is ideal for multi-cat homes and shelters too with cats of different breeds and weights. In fact, over 70% of cats lost weight within 10 weeks when fed this nutrition.  We all love our cats and want what is best for them.  Helping them maintain a healthy weight adds to quality of life and life expectancy.

With the help of the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program shelters are able to turn a cat from unadoptable, or difficult to adopt, to a pet that people walk into the shelter and point to and say, “That is the cat for me!”

The Denver Dumb Friends League is a participant in the Food, Shelter & Love program and has been feeding their overweight cats Hill’s Perfect Weight cat food.

Here is Stoli, from the Dumb Friends League’s Success Story,

If you’re interested in trying Hill’s Perfect Weight cat food, you can buy it here.  There are dry and canned varieties, and your purchase helps support the Food, Shelter & Love program.

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