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    August 17, 2015
    DIY Crochet Mouse

    I love crocheting, and I love my cat. I also love making gifts for others (no I’m not a grandma yet, I just have a grandma soul)! When I saw this crochet mouse toy pattern by RC at NyanPon.com, I was so excited! It’s so cute! Stuff it with some catnip and stuffing, and your cat will love you forever. Here’s the pattern for you fellow crochet geeks! It’s a fairly easy and cute amigurumi style toy!

    Photo Credit: Sherrie Thai 


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    August 7, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Work Out Motivation
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox313nua

    Ready to start exercising and getting healthy? Let this kitty show you how it’s done!


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    July 27, 2015
    Healthy Herbs For Kitties

    Having an herb garden is not only beneficial to you, but also your pets! Giving cats certain grasses to chew on can help with digestion, exercising, allergies, and relaxation. And it goes way beyond catnip! Plus, most are also edible for humans. It’s a win-win. Check out this post by Nicolas at Care2 for the best herbs to give to your cats:

    Valerian- Works as a stimulant for cats, and helps them get more exercise.

    Licorice Root- Soothes itchy kitties with allergies

    Cat Thyme- has similar soothing effects like catnip

    Photo Credit: katieb50 


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    June 30, 2015
    Keeping Your Cat Active

    My cat has always been extremely active. From the time she was a six week old kitten, to now as a 14-year-old golden girl, she has always loved running, jumping, and playing. All I have to do is bust out the laser pointer, and she is ready to run! However, some cats grow extremely lazy in their old age. All they want to do is sleep, sleep, and maybe eat. While it’s pretty normal behavior, it can be unhealthy for your cat. They need exercise to stay fit! Check out these tips by Go Pet Plan for ways to get them off their furry little butts and get them playing:

    -Buy a kibble-dispensing toy, or make your own by cutting holes in a paper towel roll.

    -Provide different, high perches for your cat to jump on.

    -Open the windows and let your cat explore the outdoors by looking through a screen.

    Photo Credit: Shira Gal 


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    June 26, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Pro Soccer Cat
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2w2s7l

    This cat has some mad skillz.


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    June 19, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Chipmunk TV
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2vcykw

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat and dog stand together that still!


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    June 17, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Cat Got Your Tongue?

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    June 5, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Taking His Pet For A Walk

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2t6bkm_chow-chow-dog-attempts-to-take-kitten-for-walk_fun[/dailymotion

    Or at least…trying to walk her. Haha!


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    June 3, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Kitty In The Rain

    Photo credit: Darren Stone


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    June 1, 2015
    Got A Problem With Cats on Counters?

    This has never been a problem for me personally. My cats will scratch holes in the walls/carpet, launch themselves at blinds, and get stuck up on bookshelves, but they’ve never had any interest in being on kitchen counters. Yay me, I guess? But, one of my best friends does not have it so easy. He has to lay out plastic grocery bags on his kitchen chairs, table, and yes, counters, to keep his cats off. If you have the same problem, check out this post by Tess Wilson at Apartment Therapy for tips:

    -Use cookie sheets or aluminum foil on counter edges. It will make your cat jump to the floor, and create an unpleasant sound (kind of like the plastic bag idea)

    -Or, use sandpaper or tape/ something sticky. Your cat will hate the feel under her paws.

    -Pull down blinds so cats can’t bask on counters in the sun, block their view of the birdfeeder

    -Spray a peppermint solution to deter your cat.

    Photo Credit: Lori L. Stalteri 


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