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    December 8, 2014
    Quirky Cat Gifts

    If you’re like me, you love to spoil your cat. She gets wet food every night, catnip toys every few months, sleeps in my bed, has photoshoots with my phone, and yes, gets presents on Christmas. I know she doesn’t really care, but I feel like I get her the same thing every year (more catnip toys). So, what do you get for the cat who already “has everything”? Check out this list by catingtonpost at Ebay.com for unusual ideas:

    -Silvervine- like catnip, on steroids! (It is safe for cats)

    -Jewelry for cats

    -Toilet training kits (no more kitty litter for you!)

    -Upcylced cat beds-Add charm to a typically boring pet bed, with an upcycled pet bed made from a vintage suitcase, cozy sweater, or salvaged appliance. 

    -Cat TV- Your cat is sure to love watching a DVD made especially for cats! One to two hours of video of cats’ favorite things to watch – squirrels, birds, fish, mice, and bugs – all filmed from a cat’s perspective – and irresistible to kitties. 

    Photo Credit: Corina 


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    November 20, 2014
    Cat Toy Crochet Pattern

    I absolutely love crocheting. I’ve only taken it up in the past year or so, but it’s easy to learn, cheap, and I love the feeling of making something new, pretty, and useful. I’ve made a baby blanket, washcloths, coasters, drawstring bags, slippers, and I’ve just started learning how to make “amigurumi” (stuffed toys). I also love my cat. This pattern for a crocheted catnip toy by Amy Lim at Nicely Created For You is perfect for me, and all the other crazy cat ladies out there. All it takes is the single crochet stitch, the chain stitch, and decreasing. Check it out!

    Photo Credit: Roy Saplin 


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    November 14, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Skateboarding Kitty
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2aegry

    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

    -Mushrooms

    -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
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox279bvj

    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
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox1zhc3s

    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
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2681dk

    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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