Oct 22, 2011

Squirrel Eating Peanut Butter From Inside the Jar

It's a squirrel's dream come true: Eating peanut butter while rolling around inside the jar.

The little guy loving life and eating peanut butter is kind of a pet to these folks. They say they use the term "pet" loosely because the squirrel hangs out in his backyard and comes whenever it suits him. But they certainly love him, and the squirrel loves them right back!

Doesn't he look like the happiest squirrel ever? Admit if, if there was a jar big enough, you might do it, too.

Oct 21, 2011

Sniffin' Butts and Eatin' Birds: Pets Are Great, Aren't They?

Fair warning: If you only have one cat or dog, today's post might make you start thinking about adding to your family! :)

Ever wonder what dogs and cats talk about with each other? I honestly have before, but I never really thought about it too much. We're getting an inside look today though!

Pimp was an only child for 10 years before Moo came along. I always said I didn't want to get another cat because it would disrupt his world, but I never thought about the fact that he had no one to talk to when I was home!

These videos below were made by the people at Pets Add Life, whose mission is to show how much better pets make our lives, and how much better multiple pets are. (See, go get more!) I think they're so silly!

Aren't they cute? What a great idea!

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! :)

Winner of the "Crafting With Cat Hair" Book Giveaway!

Concats to Mary who was comment #25 out of 114 for winning the Crafting With Cat Hair book giveaway!

She has a bunch of kitties (eight of them!) so I'm sure she'll be able to make lots of crafts of all colors, thanks to Cutie Pie, Pancake, Pooka, Loki, Pixi, Zsa Zsa, Chessie and Sissy!

Happy crafting!

Oct 20, 2011

Kitten Plays Amazing Basketball Defense

Here in the U.S., there's an NBA lockout going on. Something about players who make millions of dollars complaining they don't make enough. Anywhos...

If any teams are looking for a great defense player, I'd like to suggest this kitten. Just look at his moves! It's clear that he's not even trying that hard, probably trying not to make the human feel bad.

I'm expecting him to steal the ball and slam dunk it any second... Kitty has skillz!

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Oct 19, 2011

Kitten Tries to Catch Mouse Pointer

Mowgli the kitten is trying his extra-super-best to catch that mouse pointer moving around on the computer screen. He keeps thinking he has it in his precious little paws, but then... Darn it! Not there.

But that won't stop him from trying over and over again to catch it!

I don't know about you guys, but I melted a little bit watching this video. Such a sweet kitty and so naive! He really thought he could get it in his paws. Love love love.

Oct 18, 2011

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp vs. Hair Tie

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today Pimp is playing with one of his favorite toys ever... my hair tie!

I highly recommend these "cat toys." They come in packs or 10 to 100 and a variety of colors. And best of all, when your cat is not playing with them, they double as something you can put your hair up with! Imagine that!

Moo, on the other hand, prefers real toys -- the bigger and more ridiculous, the better. Which is good, because those are more expensive, so they kind of even each other out.

I like fancy toys like my Cat Charmer!

What are your kitties' favorite toys? Do share!

Oct 17, 2011

Mexican Hat Dance Kitten

Fritz the kitten is putting on an impressive little dancing frenzy here!

He found the randomest thing to be his dancing partner, too -- a die (as in one of a pair of dice)! The music is what really puts this video over the top. Perfect!

P.S. Here are the giveaways we have going on right now if you want to enter:

-- Huge, fluffy cat bed from Luna's Apawthecary - enter here.
-- "Crafting with Cat Hair" book - enter here.

Oct 16, 2011

How I'm Celebrating National Feral Cat Day!

Today is National Feral Cat Day, a day dedicated to helping feral cats in communities from coast to coast. I love all cats, but feral cats, as many of you know, have an extra-special place in my heart.

I am one of three proud mommies to a colony of feral cats in my office parking lot. They are fed every single day (breakfast, lunch and dinner on workdays even!), are spayed and neutered, get all the vet care they need and all the love they'll let us give them.

We have found homes for several of them through the years, and also rescued more than a few kittens and other cats who were "dumped" in the parking lot by others who see cats and figure, "Hey, I can leave a cat here and they'll be fine."

They are fine, luckily, because of people like us.

Bully, Sweet Pea, Lilo, Stitch, Crybaby, Daisy, Petunia, Westin and Orange Guy are our kids. Little Meow, Westin Junior and J.T. are three cats who we've happily found homes for, who all hailed from our parking lot. Sal, who we rescued from the engine of a Mustang, is at Cats Exclusive and (fingers crossed!) has already picked out his future daddy, a man who works there.

Stubbie, a beautiful dilute tortie girl with no tail, is our latest project. She is gorgeous, timid, friendly to those she trusts... and FIV+. She is currently in a foster home with a friend of ours, and we're hoping someone will step up and give her a permanent place to live and be safe. Yes, she is FIV+, but that's not the end of the world. She can live as an only cat, with other FIV+ cats or with other cats like her, who are non-aggressive and soft-mannered. Read more about Stubbie here.

To some people who work in our offices, these cats are a nuisance, and we've had our share of run-ins and threats from people who wanted them out of there. We've defended our kitties tirelessly, and won every time. The parking lot is their home, and they're not hurting anyone!

Feral kitties deserve love and protection, and I'll always do anything to help them. Today, for Feral Cat Day, I'm going to head to the parking lot with some extra special treats, maybe some turkey or tuna and a bag of Temptations. I'll spend a few extra minutes petting those that let me and talking to those who don't.

They deserve love just like inside kitties, and I'm going to give it to them!

How are you celebrating Feral Cat Day? Do you have feral kitties you care for? Share in the comments!
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