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How To Help Your Cats Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

halloween park bench with cats

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Cats Not Up for Halloween Costumes? Make them a Part of Yours!

Gracey never liked wearing a costume.  She especially didn’t like wearing anything that restricted her ear movement.  Annie takes after Gracey when it come to costumes.  If your cat is like Gracey and Annie, then Kat Sherbo from PetCareRx has a solution to the Halloween costume for cats.

Cats Not Up for Halloween Costumes? Make them a Part of Yours!

Annie in Princess Leia costume

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Halloween Themed Imperial Cat Scratcher and Toy Giveaway

Halloween  Themed Imperial Cat Scratcher  Perfect for Autumn Decor

Imperial Cat Pumpkins

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My Favorite Tree and Memories of my Grandpa

November Memories of my Grandpa

October has passed by and now there is a short lull before Thanksgiving and onto the rush of the Holiday Season. I like this

The Tiniest Tiger's ginkgo tree

My grandpa's ginkgo tree

break between Halloween and Thanksgiving, while we prepare our habitat for winter.  Thicker and softer blankets come out of hiding and my heated thinking circle takes its place in the sun room.  Even though the sun begins to play hide and seek with us  for the next few months, the warmth of my heated circle allows me to close my eyes and pretend the sun is shining down on me.

As the days shorten and the temperature cools, the leaves on all the trees around our home begin to turn color and then float to the ground. Some leaves are super spooky, like the giant Maple tree leaves that scritch and scratch across our porch. But my favorite leaves dance and float down to the ground from the ginkgo tree.

I have a great view of the ginkgo tree from the front bay window.  I know that sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving depending on the temperature fluctuations that the ginkgo tree will perform a mesmerizing leaf dance as  she sheds her leaves for winter.  The  leaves twirl and float down to the ground forming a golden blanket upon the ground. I must stalk the tree, because once the dance begins, it continues until all the leaves participate and take to their winter resting place.

Paul and Gracey watching ginkgo tree

My dad and me waiting for the ginkgo leaves to dance

The ginkgo tree is extra special to me and my family.  You see, my grandpa planted and loved this tree.  He nurtured her from a sapling and made sure she was protected and able to grow.  Today she is a mighty tree with strong limbs and gorgeous leaves.  This tree stands as a living memory of my grandpa and we feel his presence every day when we come and go year round.

But in November, when the  ginkgo leaves turn gold, memories of my grandpa turn bittersweet. Our hearts feel a little heavier  remembering the November  the ginkgo leaves performed for us when my parents came home from Grandpa’s funeral.  The sun was shining, the leaves were dancing, and I was waiting in the bay window for my mom and dad to come and watch with me.  And just like that,  in the middle of our heartbreak. our spirits were lifted watching his tree and feeling his spirit dancing  with the leaves.   Grandpa lives on in our hearts, and we dance in November.

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Cat Mask Trick or Treat Giveaway!

The Tiniest Tiger Giveaway Winner ImageSuper Hurrah to Sherree and Maria the Winners of the Lion and Tiger Bags!!!!

Happy Halloween!

Tiger and Lion Trick or Treat Bags

Trick or Treat Bags

Tonight we will be passing out treats in our neighborhood so Bad Kitty and I thought that we would like to have a Trick or Treat Giveaway here on our The Tiniest Tiger Conservation Cub Club!  So we have packed two treat bags, one Tiger and one Lion full of feline fun and savings! There are cat toys, and snacks as well as a few items for cat parents too!

Some of our friends are ready for Halloween fun too.

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