This Friday we are featuring brothers Tiger and Snowboots of the adorable blog Catbook – a Facebook for Cats! Read below for a summary of their personalities by their mom Emma, and check out their site for more cat pics and stories.
Tiger: (tabby with spots on his belly) cuddler, not very adventurous- doesn’t go past the front yard, uses the scratching post, food obsessed, chunky (a little bit fat), darker fur than his brother, no white points – just a cream colored belly and chin, he will do the meerkat pose if the treat is held above him, skittish.
Snowboots: (tabby with white points and spots on belly) adventurous – goes down the street and in the neighbors who have a big dog’s back garden, uses the carpet and the furniture as a scratching post, bites our feet at five am to get food, not cuddly very often but when he is cuddly he likes to sleep on the pink dog bed, my bed, and sometimes the couch, has a kink on the end of his tail, always covered in dust even if you can’t see it.
Sometimes you just see something and know it is meant for you, and you are meant to have it. That’s how I felt when I saw this play on the California state flag…I live in California, and I love cats – enough said. And put this graphic on a slouchy eco-friendly pullover and I guarantee I will live in it on weekends.
But beyond the adorable graphic, the company that makes it, Arm the Animals, has a bigger goal in mind than just creating stylish animal-adorned clothing. They also aim to make a statement, raise awareness and generate funds for small, struggling animal rescues. So far in the past 2-3 years they have paired with 11 small organizations (see full list here).
The graphics on the apparel range from cats to dogs to wild animals, and come in many sizes, styles, and colors (for women, men, and children). Even celebs have been supporting the cause, like Jessica Alba and our personal fav, Jackson Galaxy. And you know if Jackson wears it, it’s definitely kitty-approved!
We all know that cats need to scratch. It helps to maintain healthy claws as well as stretch and condition arm muscles. For me, it also helps me get out the rage. For this reason, most indoor cats should have a good scratching post that they can use (instead of the furniture!).
As you can see, I’ve been going to town on the first scratcher my parents got me (it lasted a year though which it pretty good), so they thought it might be time for a new one. They debated getting me a more substantial one or a carpet scratcher, but I just love my cardboard scratcher so much that they bought me a similar model from Cosmic Catnip. And yes, comes with catnip that you can sprinkle on it which just sweetens the deal in my book.
I like that I can face down the slope or up the slope when scratching, and usually do both during a scratching session. Sometimes I even just like to lay on it and roll in the catnip. See me in action below!
I was just laying in my bed sleeping and minding my own business on Sunday when mom creeps up with her camera and starts taking pictures of my toes. What a weirdo! She explained that they were positioned nicely to show off my toe beans and toe fuzz, but seriously, can’t a guy get a little privacy around here?
But I guess while we’re on the subject of my feet, did you notice my one little black toe bean? Mom especially loves that one and says it makes me a unique little kitty. I can never really see it that well but I’ll take her word for it.
Meet our friend Oliver! He is an adorable rescue cat just adopted by Max and Leigh. Leigh tells the story of Oliver’s adoption and his new furry brother below.
After much deliberation and agreement, Max and Leigh (Oliver’s parents) decided it was time to get another fur baby. They already have a chigi (Chihuahua-Corgi mix) named Rocco, but he needed a friend. So Max drove to the Marin Humane Society and instantly connected with Oliver, then named Davis, a 3.5 month old Bengal kitten. While Leigh was at work, Max would constantly send pictures and videos and they both decided he was the right kitten to bring home. Luckily for Leigh, she’s not allergic to Oliver mainly because he’s a Bengal kitten with short hair, therefore less likely to shed and less dandruff.
Oliver and Rocco were scared of each other for about an hour, but are now inseparable. Multiple times a day they cuddle together and touch noses to say hello. Oliver is the perfect addition to Leigh and Max’s home.
We are always a fan of cat-adorned shoes (like these and these), so when we saw that Taylor Swift designed a pair of black cat sneakers for Keds we had to report on them. The shoes will actually not be available for purchase until October, but you can head over to the website and put yourself on an email list to be notified when they become available.
I like the gold detailing and subtle cat face (“Sneaky Cat”) on the sides – rather than being an obvious cat face on the top of the shoes. I can only imagine that kids everywhere are going to go crazy for this one!
You know you’re having a good nap when the side of your face squishes up against the blanket. This isn’t a pretty-face light nap – this is a mouth open, drool-bubble nap. And I’m loving every second of it. Please don’t wake me up, unless it’s for treats.
I’m not much of a tv junkie, but when mom and dad put on Puss in Boots this weekend I was enthralled. The sound of the cats meowing grabbed my attention, and all of the action on-screen kept me hooked. I just sat back in my recliner (aka cat bed) and enjoyed a lazy Saturday afternoon movie. Hope everyone else had a great weekend!