Jul 16, 2011

Corgi Helps His Friend Escape

The scene: Dot the corgi puppy is stuck in her cage, waiting patiently for her knight in shining fur to coming rescue her.

Enter Ferris. Finally our hero arrives! And with a little sniffing and pawing around, Ferris finally frees the fair lady.

The End.

Jul 15, 2011

Cats Happen: How One Kitty Undid 10 Years of Saying No

How many of you swore forever that you'd only have one cat? You don't need more than that, you said. All that poop scooping, the vet bills, the cat hair...

And then somehow, for some reason, you caved.

That's exactly how it happened in our house. Pimp was an only child for 10 whole years, the king of the condo, the mayor of the apartment, the only child.

It never even occurred to me to get him a friend early on, and after years of him being used to peace and quiet and hogging the whole bed or couch, I figured he was just too old to throw another cat or kitten in the mix. I couldn't do it to him, I always said.

I turned away more than a few strays that showed up at my front door. I wrestled with my love of my parking lot kitties, The Meows, and not being able to bring them home, I ooohed and awwwed at kitten after kitten at adoption centers -- but I never caved. I just couldn't do it to Pimp.

And then, one day, a crazy little cow cat showed up on my back porch and my whole resolve melted away.


Don't know what it was about that silly spotted kitty that made me change my decade-long resistance, but whatever it was, I'm so glad I did!

Seriously, when people say two cats are better than one, they're not just saying that. They are! More cuddles, more love, more meows, more purrs! And if one of them doesn't feel like snuggling, the other one probably does. I'm never, ever, ever lonely or alone (sometimes to the point of annoyance, but that doesn't last long).

And Pimp? He's just fine and I think that secretly (he'll never admit it or show it publicly), he loves him and is glad he's around.

Now, when I leave for work all day or for a weekend away, I know they have each other to keep themselves company.

Yeah, I scoop poop more and have a little bit more vet bills, but I think I still come out ahead. I have two furry sons now, and I can't imagine life without BOTH of them.

I'm not getting a third one though... Yet.

Do you have more than one pet? Thinking about it? Pets Add Life (PAL) is celebrating multiple pet households. They're all about how pets add life to our lives. And they do! Check out PAL on Facebook.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership, which is nice, of course, but I would have done it anyway! :)

Jul 14, 2011

A Sneaky Little Intruder!

You can lock your doors and close your windows, but nothing can stop this sneaky little intruder from squeezing his way into your home!

I wish cute things like this crawled under my door. All I ever get sneaking into my house are ugly lizards and bugs. I'd welcome this surprise guest anytime!

BONUS CUTE: Watch another sneaky intruder!

Jul 13, 2011

Cats vs. Bubble Wrap

This is what happens when humans are bored...

The humans laid out bubble wrap on the group of the cats' patio while the cats watched anxiously and curiously to see what was going on, knowing something special was being set up for them. Then, when they were finally allowed out, they all ran out and were a little surprised by the bubbles under their feet!

Don't worry, no cats were harmed in the making of this video, most of the popping sounds were actually made my humans popping bubble wrap (fun!) and the next day the cats were all out there lounging on the bubble wrap like it had been there forever. :)

P.S. Have you entered out SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box giveaway yet? No? Head on over and enter!

Jul 12, 2011

Giveaway: SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box!

We have an exciting giveaway today, Cuteheads! If you're tired of being a slave to the poop scoop, then you'll definitely want to enter!

We're giving away one SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box (valued at $149.99) to one lucky reader! An automatic litter box sounds like a dream, doesn't it? Well, Cute can make your dreams come true!

Scroll down to see how to enter, but first, here's everything the lucky winner gets:

It’s time to upgrade to a smarter, fresher litter box! The clumps are deposited into a covered bin where the Activated Carbon Filter absorbs and eliminates odor. For clean up, just empty the No-Touch Waste Bag from the waste bin, tie it and toss it. Based on a single cat household, bags are often changed about once a week and filters are changed once a month. The SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box is $149.99 value and comes with everything you need for 6 months (over a $40 value!): 24 No-Touch Waste Bags, 6 Activated Carbon Filters and a Litter Catching Ramp and Mat.

HOW TO ENTER (There are LOTS of ways!):

1. Leave a comment below and tell us how many times a day you have to scoop the litter box.
2. Follow @SmartScoopStan on Twitter (and leave a comment to say you did!)
3. "Like" SmartScoop on Facebook (and leave a comment that you did!)
4. Subscribe to Cute by email (up there on the very top left) and tell us you did!

So, basically, everyone can leave up to 4 comments for 4 entries! If you are already following or "like" or subscribed by email, leave a comment to say you are and that counts, too!

All entries must be received by midnight EST, Tuesday July 19. I'll pick a random winner on Wednesday and make the big announcement soon after! U.S. shipping only. Good luck!

P.S. Don't forget it's Two Cats Tuesday, too, so don't forget to go visit Pimp and Moo on their post!

Two Cats Tuesday: We Have Long Whiskers!

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today Pimp and Moo want to show off their luxurious whiskers. Both of them have very fancy facial hair.

My whiskers are all colors - white, brown and black!

Mine are all white, but don't they look handsome in contrast to my black cow spots?

I think Moo was pouting a little bit in his picture because Pimp's photo was so much more glamorous. Maybe he needs to take some modeling lessons from Pimp!

NOTE FROM CUTE: We're having a giveaway for a SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box today, too! Go here to check it out and enter to win!

Jul 11, 2011

So a Cat Walks Into a Fish...

That's it. That's the punchline.

A silly, cute kitty walks right into the mouth of a big fish mouth and the only thing sticking out is her tail. Good thing this fish is a phony!

Jul 10, 2011

Apples are Terrifying!

Psst... Do not miss today's video! You'll love it. Promise.

This silly kitty is doing the crazy kitten dance around two apples that someone put on the bed. The crab walk, the hop, the poof, the back arch. And the music is choreographed with her every move!

Who knew apples were so scary? ;)

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