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    November 14, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Skateboarding Kitty

    The raddest cat around. You go, dude!

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    November 13, 2014
    DIY Pet Spray

    Last year, I lived in an apartment with an adolescent male cat, and a kitten. Now, I live in a house with two cats and two dogs. So, I understand what “bad pet odor” is. Cat urine, litter boxes, wet dog- I’ve lived with all of it. But, while I love my pets, and my house is always cluttered and messy, the one thing I can’t stand is a dirty house. Dirty dishes, trash everywhere, animal feces on the floors, roaches- the thought of it just makes my skin crawl. I don’t mind a little chaos, as long as the trash is where it belongs and the house smells clean and fresh. That’s why I love this post by Joanna at Jojotastic for DIY pet odor spray. Check out her recipe:

    • 2 cups distilled water
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 10 drops lavender essential oil
    • a few sprigs of dried lavender (optional)

    Simply combine the baking soda and essential oils in a bowl with a fork. Fill a spray bottle with water and add the mixture along with dried lavender. 

    Photo Credit: Elminium 

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    November 3, 2014
    DO NOT Give Your Cat….

    My cat loves “people” food. She’ll eat anything: Poptarts, Cheetos, pickles, bread- if I’m eating it, she wants some too. Usually, I shoo her away and make sure she has enough dry cat food. But sometimes, I can’t resist her big, adorable kitten eyes and I give her a bite. I know it’s bad, since many “people” foods can be very harmful- even fatal- for kitties. Read this post at Lovable Friends, for a list of foods to never give to your cat, including one that’s very surprising:

    -Cow milk (!)

    -Bones or seeds

    -Anything citrus


    -Fat and liver

    -Onions and garlic

    -Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, or tea

    -Tuna (an occasional treat is fine, but overdoing it is bad!)

    Photo Credit: Elisa Self 

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    October 28, 2014
    Cat Hacks!

    Cats, depending on their personalities, are pretty low maintenance pets. You give them food every day, play with them, and change their litter every week or so. There’s not a whole lot more to them. However, as simple as cats are to please, they can sometimes be a handful. Why not make you and your cat’s life easier and try out some of these ideas by Peggy Wang at Buzzfeed:

    -Fold in toilet paper when not in use to keep Kitty from shredding it

    -Remove a cabinet door panel and add a curtain with a tension rod to hide a litter box.

    - Cut out squares in a bookshelf to create a kitty exercise tower.

    -Give your cat a place to hang out besides your workspace by flipping over the top of a board game box.

    -Save money by growing your own catnip

    Photo Credit: Katieb50 

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    October 17, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Cats Who Love Their (Human) Babies

    Well, my cat always runs away from my 8 month old nephew- mostly because he likes to pull her fur out. This is adorable though!

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    October 9, 2014
    Urine Trouble? Here’s A Solution

    I love cats, and one of the most convenient things that cats do is use the bathroom indoors. If you have to go out for a couple of hours and leave the cat alone, they will be perfectly fine, and you usually won’t come back to any unpleasant surprises. Unfortunately though, because cats “go” inside, your house can stink up quite quickly if you’re not constantly changing litter. And- sometimes kitties have accidents. And it smells really, really bad. So- how do you keep a clean smelling home AND your cats? Try out this recipe from Pinterest! Here’s how to get rid of cat pee smell for good:

    16 oz. Hydrogen peroxide

    1 tsp dishwashing liquid

    1 tbsp baking soda

    -Mix together and soak area. Let dry and wipe up/ vacuum white residue. Cat smell = gone!

    Photo Credit : Vijay Sonar 

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    October 3, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Overly Attached Cat

    Yeesh- and I thought MY cat was clingy. :)

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    September 26, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Why You Should Be A Cat Person

    Personally, I love cats and dogs equally- but I think I identify myself as more of a “cat” person. This is why they’re better :)

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    September 24, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: DIY Cat Hotel

    Photo and Instructions from Handmade Pretties

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    September 19, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Cat Helping With Twister

    That’s one way to play with your cat! How cute!

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