Friskies Grumpy Cat Birthday Party Pack Giveaway

Grumpy Cat Friskies party

Enter The Instagram Challenge to Celebrate Grumpy’s Birthday in NYC

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First Snow Without You Our Message to Gracey After 6 Months

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Messages to Gracey








It snowed overnight Monday. Not much, just a couple of inches. Enough to cover the ground and the golden blanket of ginkgo leaves that danced to the ground over the weekend.  I missed the leaves falling this year and that was fine with me.  You weren’t here to watch with us and that was one of our favorite things to do  in November. Your dad said the leaves fell so quickly that even though he was home he missed them too.  I think that might have been on purpose.

Paul and Gracey watching ginkgo tree

Paul and Gracey waiting for the ginkgo leaves to dance last year.

I went to Washington D.C. for the Alley Cat Allies conference.  I learned a lot about community cats and what we can all do to help them coexist with humans.  When Becky Robinson, the founder of Alley Cat Allies, asked me how I came to be a cat advocate, I told her your story of  how we found you after being dumped at the dog pound and that I bottle fed you and hoped you would grow strong and thrive. I told her your story and she smiled and said, how amazing it is that many people become cat advocates because of  rescuing one special kitten.

Later I thought about how you fit in the palm of my hand and I used to put you under my coat, zip it up and you would ride there, snug and warm.  I think of you every day. Six months since you’ve been gone.  Six months without you.

Your video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure won the CatVenture category at The Friskies. This was an amazing surprise.   After I returned to my seat from accepting the award your video was shown to the audience.  Your dad and I weren’t expecting to be hit so hard with sadness seeing you up on that big screen.  I had watched that video many times at home, but during the video when you climb back into your heated thinking circle and the words Home Sweet Home were displayed, I felt a tear roll down my cheek.  I looked at your dad and he just shook his head no, like don’t look at me because I understand and feel the same way.

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The Friskies SWAG Giveaway

The Friskies in New York CityThe Friskies Banner

Last Tuesday, October 15, Paul and I had the honor of attending The Friskies in New York City.  Gracey’s video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure was a finalist in the CatVenture category and we would find out later that night if we would be taking home the golden Catuette.

Early that evening, all the finalists gathered in the hotel lobby and walked a short distance to Arena, the venue  for The Friskies.   During the cocktail hour from 6:00pm- 7:00 pm, we mingled with the other finalists, chatted about our videos and had our photos taken.

Everyone at  Friskies was super nice and made sure all of our needs were met and then some taking very good care of us the entire time.   We listened to our instructions on what to do if our video received the most votes.  We would be called to the stage to accept the golden Catuette and share a 30 second acceptance speech.

And then I got nervous.  I am cat like in the fact that I like to see but not be seen.  Heading to the stage gave me the jitters.  What if you fall down, what if…what if…. what if.

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Text to Vote The Tiniest Tiger Fan Favorite in The Friskies

The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Friskies Finalist

Friends, we did it!  We are one of the official Finalists in The Friskies.   Your  support helped Gracey’s video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure make the top 12! Thanks to Friskies we are heading to New York City to find out if our video won the 2013 best video for CatVenture at The Friskies

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The Tiniest Tiger is a Finalist in The Friskies 2013

The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Finalist in The Friskies!

A Thousand Thanks is not enough to tell you how much we appreciate your support and perseverance voting for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies, 2013.  We are so happy to tell you that with your help our video moved on from the Semi-finals to the Finals in the CatVenture category.  We hope you will join us and watch The Friskies live from New York City on October 15, 2013 at 7pm ET.

The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure

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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

“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! 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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Cat Bored? Friskies has an App for That!

Friskies releases Happy Wings

Friskies®  breaks the boredom for cats with  the release of “Happy Wings,” its newest tablet game for cats available now at  Happy Wings entertains cats with a garden full of fluttering fun, including a  hummingbird,  moth and  dragonfly.  The birds, moths and dragonflies fly across the screen attracting your cat’s attention. When they capture a few of the creatures by touching them with their paw, the setting changes and the game becomes more difficult with quicker patterns and multiple birds, and bugs appearing on screen.

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger with iPad

You vs. Cat

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“Will Kitty Play With It?” Win Your Own Home Version

A Game Show for Cats!

We cats are super smart with minds of our own.  You already know that we won’t just play on demand like our canine pals.  So Friskies created a new Game Show for Cats called Will Kitty Play With It? Here is an episode from the show with our cousin Rosie.  She is being put to the test with a  plastic bottlecap ringlet thingy.  What do you think? Will Rosie Play with it?

Let’s find out.


Home Version of the Game Show for Cats

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Friskies Search for Next Great Original Internet Cat Video

Friskies® Presents “The Friskies

Films have the Oscars®, television shows have the Emmys®, and now internet cat videos have “The Friskies.” Sponsored by Friskies cat food brand, “The Friskies” is a national contest to find and honor the best in original Internet cat videos with tiger sized prizes and charity donations, including a $15,000 Grand Prize.

And if this isn’t super exciting enough, one of the judges is our good friend Karen Nichols, mother of Skeezix and editor of Mousebreath!  This makes me want to run and scratch the sofa from excitement.

The Friskies Internet Cat Video Contest

Cats Rule the Internet!

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