Apr 24, 2009

Cat vs. Crab

I would have thought the kitty could do better than this, but I guess those crabby claws are pretty intimidating.

...even if the little crab kind of does look like he's reaching out for a big hug.

More funny cat battle, please.

Happy Hairball Awareness Day!

Happy? Is that appropriate, really? I mean, what cat is happy about hairballs?

Either way, today we're celebrating for a good reason -- a lucky kitty has been crowned the winner of the "Who's Your Favorite Furball?" competition!

Want to see the winner (she's a beautiful su-purr-model tabby!), go to Romeothecat.com and check out her fabulous picture and the winning entry that won her the contest!


Update on Pete (the Baby Birdie Who Showed Up on My Porch)

Morning, everybody! Last night I introduced you to Pete, the baby birdie who showed up on my back porch and thought my broom was his nest. Here's an update!

This morning, Pete was still there, but he'd moved his little feathery self to the bushes and garden area off the porch. He was kind of in a little ball, so I was worried at first that he'd had a rough night. He also had a little bit of straw, like a thread from a palm, kind of wrapped around his little foot, but he seemed OK.

I petted him a little (the recording last night assured me that touching Pete wouldn't make his mom reject him) and untangled his little foot -- and he seemed to be happy and perked right up! This is a video of the two of us having a cute conversation:

After I took the video, I started to hear a bigger bird chirping around, and Pete started to look up and open his little beak mouth. In hopes that it was Momma Bird coming to get him or feed him, I went back inside and watched quietly from my sliding glass door.

And a couple minutes later, Mommy Crow came down and gave Pete a little food in his mouth! (So now we know he's a crow -- a cute crow.) Yay, Pete! All this makes me very happy because now I know his mom is still around and that she'll take care of him.

If he's still hanging around for a while, I'll keep up with the Pete updates. He's really cute!

Note from Cute: If you missed the first post where I introduced Pete (and some cute pictures of him!), click here to read it.

Box Kitty Sneak Attack

Doggies beware: Boxes are not always what they appear... Sometimes there are fierce kitties inside waiting to sneak attack!

*Thanks to our friend Kerri for showing us this cute sneak attack!

Apr 23, 2009

Baby Birdie on My Back Porch!

Note from Cute: An update on Pete the next morning! Click here to read it...

Hello, everyone. Meet Pete.

I came home from the mall tonight to find the boys (my two cats, Pimp and Moo) with their butts parked by the sliding glass door, just staring out to the right. This usually means there's something fun out there... but usually it's a squirrel or another cat.

Not this time. I went over to see what all the excitement was about and this is what I saw... Pete! I named him Pete because I name everything.

Pete is a little baby birdie and, apparently, he thinks my broom is a nest. (Its straw. Makes sense, right?)

I have no idea where Pete came from because there aren't really any trees right out back -- there are bushes and a palm tree, but no real nesting spots. But, what I do know is that if he was going to show up on anyone's porch, it would -- of course -- be mine. I am Mother Nature and everything (and I do mean everything) comes to me to feed, pet and find a home for.

So, naturally, Pete somehow made his way to MY broom. And he's welcome to it. I'm not using it (clearly, from the pictures...), so he might as well.

I have never had a baby birdie experience, so I immediately called our Wildlife Rescue Center to see if maybe they'd come pick Pete up and take care of him. They were closed, unfortunately, but there was a really helpful recording that explained what to do if you find a baby bird.

Since Pete is fully feathered and not in any immediate danger, I'm supposed to leave him alone. His parents are nearby, the recording said, and will take care of him.

So I guess that's it. Pete's just going to hang out with my broom for a while until his mom comes to pick him up from his visit with us. He seems pretty safe out there. I'll check on him in the morning and if he's still there, I think I'll box him up and take him to the Wildlife Rescue Center after all.

Just one more little animal for me to care for. For Pete's sake...

>>> Read the next morning's update on Pete -- click here!

Tired Little Sphynx Kitty

Bald is beautiful, right? Well that applies to kitty cats, too.

What this pooped little Sphynx cat lacks in hair, she makes up for in cute!

More sleepyheads, please.

Who's Your Favorite Furball? One Day Left to Enter Contest!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow, Friday April 24, is National Hairball Awareness Day!

To celebrate, RomeotheCat.com and FURminator, Inc. are sponsoring the "Who’s Your Favorite Furball?" contest!The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on www.PeoplePets.com and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

See entry rules here.

FURminator Tips on Preventing Hairballs in Cats

Fuzzballs, cat scratches and dirty litter boxes may be top complaints from cat parents, but paws down, hairballs are among the worst of the worst. With peak shedding season underway, our cats are in full swing when it comes to grooming themselves, which means an increase in hairballs (since hairballs are caused when the cat grooms itself).

Friday, April 24 is National Hairball Awareness Day, and to help both cat and parents alike, below are some tips on how to prevent hairballs in cats:

1. Regular Grooming: Hairballs occur when cats over groom. To help cats look and feel their best, it’s essential to regularly brush them. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is recommended by vets and nominated by Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine as the number one product to reduce hairballs in cats. Using the tool on a regular basis, as well as the FURminator deShedding Shampoo for Cats, will help reduce shedding, thus reducing the amount of hair your cat ingests.

2. Home Remedies: Try adding a little butter and canned pumpkin to your cat’s meals once or twice a week. The butter may loosen the hair clod and the fiber in the pumpkin can help move it through the system.

3. Stay Hydrated: Encourage your cat to drink plenty of water by placing various bowls throughout the house. The water will help flush out the hair before it has time to clump in the stomach.

4. Consult Your Vet: If you believe your cat has chronic hairball problems, ask your veterinarian to recommend a laxative supplement to help prevent ingested hairs from forming hairballs.

Click here to enter your favorite furball in the "Who's Your Favorite Furball?" Contest!

Apr 22, 2009

Bet Your Puppy Can't Do This!

Sure... your puppy is talented. He's cute, he fetches, he might play Frisbee and he doesn't only chews your shoes if you leave him alone too long -- but is he a gymnast?

Didn't think so. But this lil guy is!

More cute puppy, please.

Epic Cat FAIL

I feel bad for the cat, but at the same time... had to laugh. Poor little thing!

Apr 21, 2009

"Who's Your Favorite Furball?" Contest!

Hello Cuteheads! Your Daily Cute is proud to bring you a fabulous contest with our good friends at RomeotheCat.com! Read the details below, and good luck!

Friday April 24 is National Ha
irball Awareness Day!

To celebrate, RomeotheCat.com and FURminator, Inc. are sponsoring the Who’s Your Favorite Furball? contest.

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on PeoplePets.com and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

Entering is easy!

1. Visit www.romeothecat.com and click on the FirstGiving link to donate $1 (or more if you choose!) to Romeo’s FURPOWER beneficiary of the month, Kitten Rescue (www.kittenrescue.org) of Los Angeles.

2. Submit your favorite, funniest, furriest furball photo (cats only, please!) via email to romeo (at) romeothecat dot com and tell us how winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball's life!). Make sure to include the following information:

--> Your Favorite Furball’s name
--> How winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!)
--> Your name
--> Your email address
--> What name you used with your FirstGiving donation

Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST Thursday, April 23, 2009.

3. A Favorite Furball gallery will be posted on www.romeothecat.com leading up to the big announcement of the winner.

4. The winner will be selected via a random drawing.

5. The winner will be announced on www.romeothecat.com, www.PeoplePets.com and participating blogs at 12 p.m. EST Friday, April 24, 2009.

Contest parameters:

-Contest is only open to cats (sorry doggies!)
-Entrants must be located in the U.S. or Canada
-Entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2009
-Entrants agree to allow their photo to be posted on participating blogs

If you have additional questions, please contact romeo (at) romeothecat dot com.

Good luck!

The Cat and the Feather Duster

This cat really, really wants the feather duster... and he'll go to great lengths and through treacherous territory to get it.

He stumbles and falters, but never gives up! Does he get it? My question is: How did whoever was videotaping not help the poor guy?!

Dolphin Playing with Bubble Rings (beautiful!)

There are just some videos that you can just watch all day, and this is one of them.

Beautiful animals, beautiful music, beautiful video! I think I'd like to be a dolphin for a day...

More fishies, please.

Pet Hippo Lives in the House

Meet Jessica the hippo. Sure, she's a hippo, but don't tell her that.

She's got free reign of the yard and the house, and even curls up to sleep at night with the dogs -- bundled up in a pink blanket!

More odd pets: Christian the Lion

Apr 20, 2009

Should We Keep the Baby?

I'm sure this cute little girl was complaining about not getting attention or throwing a general fit before she got hit with the question she never thought she'd actually have to answer...

More cute kid, please.

Cute Pet Spotlight: Kitty's Got a Major Motor in Him!

We love a cute little squeaky kitty... so you know we LOVE this one.

He had us at mew, but then he goes and revs up the super purr motors... and suddenly we're totally smitten with Lamont.

Note from Cute: If you are too, you can follow him on Twitter: @TotallyLamont

*Thanks to our Twitter buddy, PetietheCat for pointing out Lamont's cute video!

Apr 19, 2009

Three Cats, One Fishbowl

Q: What do you get when you cross three kitties and one fishbowl?
A: A whole lot of cuteness!

If you liked Cat in a Vase, you'll love this -- especially the first part where the cute kitty does this break-dancing, squirmy thing to fold himself in...

More cats in fishbowls, please.

Five Spooning Kittens!

Have you ever seen anything as precious as these spooning kitties?

I dare you to find something cuter... :) (And when you do, email it to me!)

More sleepy kitties, please.

Then a sleepy giraffe.

And then we'll throw in a sleepy Spudgie (he's a doggie)!

Funny Dancing Bear

Go bear... go bear... go, go, go bear!

Sure, we know he's just scratching his little back, but let's pretend that disco ball is real, and let's pretend he's really doing a sweet jungly boogy. Now, there, that's way more fun, isn't it?

Then, check out the Ninja Bear.

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