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Distaster Preparedness for Cats #FoodShelterLove

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Eddie under ottoman

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Why Cats Make Us Feel Better

Annie and Eddie wrestle for warmth 5

Annie and Eddie keeping me company while I work

The Evolution from Pet Owner to Pet Parent

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Relieving Pain in Pets by Dr. Robin Downing from #BetterwithPets

better with petsOne of the speakers during Purina’s Better with Pets Summit, 2013 was Dr. Robin Downing. Dr. Downing has devoted her career to studying pet pain. She discussed myths about pain and aging and what we can do to help our aging pets mature gracefully.
Dr. Downing’s talk really hit home for me. I couldn’t help but think about Gracey and hoping that I had done everything possible to help her remain pain free. We all have moments where we wonder if we did all we could for our loved ones.

Listen to Dr. Downing talk to us about how to prevent our pets from suffering. She reminds us that aging is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

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Grumpy Cat’s Odor Eliminator Giveaway

Why Is Grumpy Cat’s Odor Eliminator Different?Grumpy Cat Odor Eliminaro

Grumpy Cat’s™ Odor Eliminator does not simply mask or act as a temporary cover-up for unwanted odors.  Instead, it uses 100% USDA-certified organic ingredients including Yucca schidigera. This plant has been used as a cleaning product and in more recent times to reduce ammonia levels, which are the leading cause of unwanted odors.

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Win $50 in our Tidy Cats Coupons to Help Your Human Giveaway

I really like this video, A Cat’s Guide to Taking Care of your Human because it portrays cats in a more authentic way as  affectionate, caring beings.  I think I can speak for most cat lovers when I say we are sick and tired of the  aloof,  unconcerned stereotype that keeps being echoed throughout the media.

Gracey would have said Super Hurrah to Purina for this video.

But don’t take my word for it.  Here is the video.

A Cat’s Guide to Taking Care of Your Human

Pretty great video, isn’t it?

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Brides Throwing Cats Cats Wearing Tights Reader Opinion Poll

Cat News Reader Opinion Poll

It seems almost every day something curious about cats pops up in the news.  I often find myself reading the cat news and wondering what you might think about some of the interesting new products, trends and ideas that surface on the internet.  So we started the Reader Opinion Poll  where  post a couple of cat topics and then we can all weigh in with what we think about them.

At the end of each topic summary, there is a poll that asks you to vote by selecting Purr, meaning you like this idea, Hiss, meaning you don’t like this idea. and Yawn, meaning you are indifferent; you neither like nor dislike the  idea.  Here is the first topic.

Brides Throwing Cats

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2nd Grade Students Chat About Favorite Animals

Imagine if Every Person Kept That Love of Animals Their Entire Life

St. Rose Students

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Cat Turf Wars Battle for the Top of the Cat Power Tower

The Battle for the Top of the Cat Power Tower

Eddie Prince of CPT

Annie and Eddie have a lot of fun playing together. Running, playing tag, chasing the red dot and more recently the battle for the top of the Cat Power Tower.    Eddie has been the [Read more…]

Vote for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies

Vote for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies

Gracey with Friskies Statue

 

Voting is open now  and our video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Semi-Finalist!  From the thousands of cat videos entered this year, Friskies and the contest judges selected 20 Semi-Finalists to compete for a spot as one of 12 Finalists. The top four Category winners and one Fan Favorite winner will be awarded $25,000 in total cash prizes and gold-plated Catuette trophies at “The Friskies” Award Show October 15, 2013. The show will be hosted by comedian and cat owner Michael Ian Black, and broadcast online at www.TheFriskies.com.

“In America, the vote is always in the hands of the people,” said comedian, cat owner and “The Friskies” host Michael Ian Black. “Take advantage of that right and vote for your favorite Internet cat videos at www.TheFriskies.com! It’s time to give back to those cats and their owners who create the videos that get you through work, public transportation and family parties. It just may be the most important thing you do. And you should do it every day.”

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True Nature of Cats by Purina One

By Joanne McGonagle

Discover Your Cat’s True Nature

Even though cats outnumber dogs living within homes, cats remain thought of by many as aloof, anti-social and not needing the love and attention that dogs are given.  Cats are mistreated and sometimes maligned because  they have been misunderstood. Stereotypes about cats sadly remain firmly in place so the team at Purina One decided to dig deeper and learn about the cat’s true nature and what makes a cat…a cat!

The African Wildcat   True Nature of Cats by Purina OneOur domestic cats roots can be traced back to the African Wildcat. So Purina One decided to go to Africa to learn more about our cats living ancestors so that we could all achieve a better understanding of what our own cats need to live their best lives.

I was thrilled to be asked by the Purina One team to join in the journey to discover the true nature of cats where we discuss and explore how to awaken, foster and nurture the natural instincts within our cat so that their lives will be enriched and in turn our own lives are better knowing that our feline family member is enjoying her life to the fullest.

I was in my final year completing my master of zoology with a focus on big cats when I first learned about the Purina One program.   I was so excited because The Tiniest Tiger children’s book compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the big cats and their domestic cousins that share our lives.

Who was your cat born to be?

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