Katris Covers for Modular Cat Scratching System – A Kickstarter Giveaway Designed for Fun and Function!

by Deb at 12:01 AM • Contest and Giveaways1 Comment

katris0183_1414609862_280 I rarely do product reviews (paid or not) for an item my cats have not personally tested out, as I don’t want to be misleading about something I am not familiar with. There are times, however, when I absolutely know my gang of seven will like something without even seeing it, allowing me to feel comfortable sharing information. That was the case when Katris – a company that makes eco-friendly, innovative, high quality block shapes that can be configured into a custom created modular cat scratching system  – reached out to me with the possibility of letting my readers know about a Kickstarter campaign that will start on August 17 to create special decorative covers to make the Katris blocks even more fun and fashionable.  Read more

It’s Caturday – A Weekend Filled With Cat Toys, Dogs, Chores, and More!

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Uncategorized9 Comments

Well, here it is, another weekend upon us! Time to put up my feet and just relax after a hard week of work. Well, that is, after the yard work, laundry, vacuuming, grocery shopping, cleaning, running errands, getting caught up on emails, blog posts, and bookkeeping. What? It’s Sunday evening already… but wait, I didn’t have any fun yet! Oh well, at least I know the cats will be having a good weekend. What kind of plans do they have? Napping, eating, and, of course, playing with toys. I already shared some napping pictures earlier this week, so today I thought I’d concentrate on the toys… Read more

I Surrender to the Cat Nap

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Uncategorized13 Comments
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When I came home from work on Monday, I was already longing for the weekend. By Tuesday, I was ready to crawl into a hole. Don’t get me wrong – everything is okay, it’s just that I’ve had to do an intense amount of data entry lately and my head is literally spinning. It’s truly amazing just how exhausting typing numbers all day long for weeks and months on end can be. To top it off, at night Dan and I have been catching up on watching Game of Thrones (we just finished season 4) and I think I am probably the only person on earth that literally finds Game of Thrones to be one giant sleeping pill. Read more

Finding the Joy in Scooping Cat Litter

Litter in use

Yup… the litter boxes in my house have more traffic than a grocery store deli the night before a big holiday…

I get up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready for work and I’m quite organized with my routine. Brush teeth, shower, get dressed, do my make-up, scoop litter. Scoop litter again. Do a cat count – Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, and Jazmine. Check. Okay. Say goodbye to Dan and the cats and get ready to leave. Scoop litter. Scoop litter again… What? Yes, sigh… Much as I love my little furry darlings, they drive me crazy with the litter and I honestly think they deliberately coordinate their efforts so that as soon as I scoop the box, they already know who will instantly be in line, ready to use it again. I literally will have one foot out the door, ready to leave, and I will hear them in one of the litter boxes, so I have to come back in and scoop again. Read more

Kittenish by Gwen Cooper: Cat Selfies With a Serious Mission – Raising Funding for the Nepal Earthquakes

For those of you that know me, you know pictures aren’t my thing. I have a blog filled with gorgeous pictures of cats, but probably 95% of them are taken by Dan. Of the remaining 5%, 2% are stock images and 3% are really horrible, blurry pictures that I have taken – usually at an event like a BlogPaws conference where I travel alone. Even though it should be relatively obvious, I try to point out when I have taken the image, because I don’t want to discredit any of Dan’s beautiful pictures.

When it comes to selfies – those pictures that one takes of oneself, at very close range – my photography skills actually become even worse. And truthfully, at my age, selfies are not my flattering, best friend so I rarely attempt taking them. Cats and selfies – that’s an entirely different story because in my mind, there is just no such thing as a bad picture of a cat, and that is why New York Times bestselling author, Gwen Cooper’s newest book, Kittenish, is such a home run. Read more