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You Had Me at Meow! Art by Dogs for the Paws Giveaway

Love at First Purr!

You Had Me At Meow! by our good friend and artist Missy Johnson caught my eye and it was love at first purr.  Missy is  the creative force behind Dogs for the Paws; art making a difference for animals. Even though the name is Dogs for the Paws, Missy cares deeply for cats too.  In fact, just like us, she loves all animals.   When I saw her You Had Me at Meow! I  became super excited because I thought you would love it too!

Meow Valentine

Meow Valentine by Dogs for the Paws

Missy Johnson, Artist and Creator of Dogs for the Paws

The Tiniest Tiger Giveaway Winner ImageCongratulations and Supper Hurrah to our winners!!!!  We chose using randomizer.org because all the stories are so heartfelt and touching.  Thank you for loving all cats, big and small.

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Super Dog Sunday Photo Contest is for Cats Too

Can a Cat Crash Super Dog Sunday?

The super bowl is this Sunday and this is a great day for snacking and snoozing on the sofa with my dad.  In addition to the football game and the commercials, there is Super Dog Sunday™ hosted by our good friends at Event Barkers.  You know Event Barkers from the super terrific job they do hosting our Red Carpet Cat Events!

Super Dog Sunday™ is an annual charitable event in which 100% of the proceeds  go to the Petfinder Foundation to help them find more homes for adorable cats and dogs. There is a great lineup of sponsors and participants can enter to win up to $1500 in prizes too!  Helping find homes for our cousins and win great prizes?  Put me in coach!

Put me in Coach I am ready to Play!

Football Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger

Cat Crashes Super Dog Sunday

I got so excited  when Paris from dogtipper.com told me about this great event to help find forever homes for our cousins that I asked if a cat could crash the party and she said, I didn’t have to crash, that cats are welcome too! So I am calling all cats to enter to help our cousins in need of loving homes.

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Cat Anatomy 101 The Cute Factor

Cat Anatomy

Our friends at pet365.co.uk asked me if I would be interested in sharing this fun Cat Anatomy graphic with you. I thought you might like the graphic too and that we could chat for a moment about one of the fun facts.

The graphic says the cat has the largest eyes of any mammal. I think we need to add in proportion to their body size because whales are mammals too and a whale’s eye can be the size of an orange or a soccer ball depending upon the species. But in proportion to  body size, we felines have the largest eyes.

My What Big Eyes You Have

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Pets Add Life Childrens Poetry Contest

5th Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest

cat poetKsenia – Grade: 8 – Eighth Grade – Brooklyn, NY

Those furry paws
And friendly face
Are one in a million
That meow he does
When he wants food
Those eyes he gives
So kind and sweet
When I look at him
My heart beats faster
When he sleeps near me
He warms me up
He greets me from school
He is my cat
And no one can replace that

This poem is just one of the many wonderful poems created by children for the Pets Add Life 5th Annual Children’s Poetry Contest.  The Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets. PAL is produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).  The Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest helps to inspire the next generation to express their love and appreciation as pet lovers.

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GiveLitter Your Vote Donates Litter to Shelters

GIVELITTER™ – A UNIQUE CAT CHARITY

World's Best Cat Litter - GiveLitter

Our friends at World’s Best Cat Litter are donating up to 15,000 pounds each to two worthy shelters. The SPCA of Wake County, NC (http://www.spcawake.org) and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, AL (http://www.gbhs.org). [Read more…]

Happiness for a Blind Kitten Boots Adoption Story

Boots Adoption Story

Thank you to Helen Woodward Animal Center for sharing this wonderful story of pet adoption from their Most Heartwarming Story Contest . Boot’s story was submitted by The Society to Protect Animals, an Iams Home 4 the Holidays participating organization, in 2007.

Happiness for a Blind Kitten

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Vote Cat and Support Great American Heroes, our Veterans

Is America a Cat Country or a Dog Country?

Team Cat

Across our country, one debate continues long after the election is over.  Passionate Pet Parents wonder, “Is America a Cat Country or a Dog Country?”  We cats already know this answer, but we must exercise patience and wait for our canine friends to catch on.  They can’t help it they are a bit slower. They are too busy playing fetch and performing tricks for snacks to realize that cats have already taken over the country.

We cats like to tease our dog friends, but the truth is both dogs and cats give humans unconditional love, companionship, connection and a sense of purpose. Cats and dogs are also good for our human’s mental, emotional and physical health. There are  studies that prove we cats and dogs too  can lower stress, blood pressure and anxiety.

For Every Vote Purina will donate $1 to Pet Partners’ Veteran Programs

Early Voting Click Here

Now we can prove to the dogs that cats rule, and help support our great American heroes, our veterans at the same time!  Pet Partners’ veteran programs support America’s veterans, connecting them to dogs and cats so they can experience the real mental, physical and emotional benefits animals can provide.  The donation Purina will make on behalf of voters in America’s Pet Debate will help fund visits to veterans from therapy animal teams.

That’s why for every vote in America’s Pet Debate, Purina will donate $1 to Pet Partners’ veteran programs, up to $100,000.  Let’s rally together and get our friends and neighbors voting to help our veterans with this  meaningful effort!

How You Can Help!

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Black Cats Bring Good Luck. Here’s the Proof

Black Cats Bring Good Luck

Mercy Gracey Halloween Collage

Mercy and me in my Mercy Costume

The Scottish believe that the random appearance of a black cat at your doorstep foreshadows prosperity. Since my mom is of Scottish descent,  she and my dad must have known that when my brother Mercy was just a tiny little kitten fending for himself in the alley behind our old house, he was going to bring joy, love and happiness into our family.

Mercy, a black cat, was born into a feral cat colony that occupied the alley behind our house. He was a  super tiny little kitten when he first popped up by the feeding rock. This was a rock hidden from the view of a mean neighbor that didn’t like that my parents were feeding the alley cats.   My parents were smitten by him.  My dad said that he would jump up on top of the rock and shake his back end from side to side to keep the other cats  two to three times the size of him off the rock until he got his share of the food. My parents couldn’t stand the thought of little Mercy  fending for himself in the alley, so they caught him, got  him cleaned up and off to visit the doctors at the Morris Veterinary Clinic.  Mercy was a healthy kitten and Dr. G even said that if we didn’t want to keep him,  he would take him because he could already tell that he was super smart and was going to be a great cat with a sweet personality.  And Dr. G was right!

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Me-Wow! It is Time for BarkWorld! #BTC4A

BarkWorld Begins Tomorrow!

BarkWorld 2012 is just about ready to begin and it is going to be a conference packed full of social media, lifestyle and technology all about pets. And don’t let the name fool you, cats are more than welcome to attend too and to make sure that cat parents feel a part of the conference, there are networking opportunities just for the feline inclined.

MeowWorld logo

Cat Networking Opportunities:

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If Cat People are Crazy, Dog People are Ditzy!

Why are cat lovers called crazy?

Lazy Leopard and Gracey

Lazy Leopard and Gracey

Lazy Leopard and I have to get this off our chests.  We are tired of the term Crazy being used to describe humans that love and care for cats.  Why crazy? I understand that the words flow, I too am a fan of alliteration.  The Tiniest Tiger™,  Conservation Cub Club™, feline finesse™, you see what I mean?   But why the word crazy?  Let’s take a look at the definition of crazy that I copied from my Dictionary (version 2.1.3 (80.4)) on my iMac.

crazy

adjective informal

1 he was acting like a crazy person: mad, insane, out of one’s mind, deranged, demented, not in one’s right mind, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare; informal mental, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one’s rocker, not right in the head, round/around the bend, raving mad, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, ditzy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, not all there, out to lunch, crackers, nutso, out of one’s tree, wacko, gonzo. ANTONYMS sane.
2 Andrea had a crazy idea: stupid, foolish, idiotic, silly, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, preposterous, farcical, laughable, risible, nonsensical, imbecilic, harebrained, cockamamie, half-baked, impracticable, unworkable, ill-conceived, senseless; informal cockeyed, daft, kooky. ANTONYMS sensible.
3 he’s crazy about her: PASSIONATE ABOUT, (very) keen on, enamored of, infatuated with, smitten with, devoted to; (very) enthusiastic about, fanatical about; informal wild about, mad about, nuts about, hog-wild about, gone on. ANTONYMS indifferent, apathetic.

Crazy has several meanings

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