February 29, 2012
Don’t get excited people! There is no new Simon’s Cat film. I repeat, there is no new Simon’s cat film…yet.
But to make it up to you, I know there will be soon (although I don’t know when, exactly). I wanted to share with you not only this fantastic drawing above, which to anyone who’s owned a cat, or lived with a cat, or even known a cat, can see is spot on. Cats love high places, and cats love to be naughty (when they’re not sleeping).
Put another cat into the mix and you pretty much have the scene in the picture above.
One of the things I love about Simon’s Cat is the awesome website, where we get to read blog entries, see behind the scenes stuff, learn about the new movies and also new books, plush toys (I totally want a Simon’s Cat plush toy…how long is it to Christmas again?), and we also get to read the story behind the drawing.
I thought so.
Also, the February mega deal is almost over (you have 90 minutes until midnight) for your Royal Treatment products. But don’t be too sad. If you miss it, you won’t be able to get a fantastic deal on the Italian Virgin Olive Oil shampoo; but you will be able to take advantage of whatever the wonderful March deal will be.
February 25, 2012
This video is so adorable it should come with a warning: namely, it just might make you cry.
Oskar the kitten was born blind – without eyes, apparently, and this video was taken the day after his adoption. I love how he just can see with his ears and his other senses and plays just like any other happy kitten – because he IS a happy kitten.
Things like this make you appreciate all you have at home, and shows you that all animals are deserving of love and a happy home. So when you’re looking for a special fur baby friend, just don’t look at the gorgeous kittens and puppies, look at the other kittens and puppies, look at the cats and dogs, too. Because you never know who is the one who’ll change your life for the better just by looking at the superfluous outer package. It’s what’s inside that counts, and the connection you feel when you meet your future best friend.
All you need to do is take one look at Oskar and know he’s something special.
August 23, 2010
What are catty stacks? They’re awesome cardboard cubes you can build into cities for your cat or cats to play in.
Haute or Not Pets tested them out, so read the review here…
May 24, 2010
by Diana Waldhuber
While most cats are happy to indulge in play, sometimes we, their humans, need to help things along a bit.
Often this is because cats prefer to have interaction during play, but sometimes it’s because your cat is getting older and may think kittenish ways are beneath her.
Play is important because it keeps kitty fit and healthy and it also keeps her young and spry, which is always a good thing.
If you’ve bought toys for your cat but she never really plays with them, we have some tips to get the ball rolling, so to speak.
- Catnip – not every cat loves catnip. Some simply don’t react to it, but certainly try it out. There are different potencies available and you can also try fresh nip. If it works, try storing toys like small mice and crinkly balls in it for added stimulation.
- Laser Lights – that little red dot is almost guaranteed to drive your cat crazy. Tease your cat with it. Waver it on the wall, just out of reach, or on the floor, then make it disappear. Sometimes you can turn the lights low and get your cat to chase that light down the hallways!
- String – is cheap and a great source of play, especially if you tie a big, bright feather to the end. Mimic the way prey might move in real life, let it suddenly go out of sight. Or you can get the feather fishing lines, which cats seem to go crazy for!
- Mice & Balls – Little mice stuffed with catnip, or mice without…if you move the mouse along on the floor, or toss it just past your cat, she’s likely to pounce on it. If she can hook her claw into it, she’ll toss it about, just like with real prey. Sometimes, I will tie string around the mouse and play with my cat that way – he loves it! Cats like shiny things, too. You can buy little crinkly balls or wad up pieces of foil. Just make sure you use them as if they were prey, skitter past kitty on the floor, and see what happens.
Of course, boxes and paper bags are things many cats can’t resist, so leave them out for your feline friend.
The most important thing is to remember interactive with you is much more fun than play time on her own. And if you wiggle toys, slide them past, tease your kitty from just the other side of the door (experiment and find what drives your kitty crazy!), you’ll find your cat playing like a kitten once again.
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November 3, 2009
More than just fun, though. It’s a great way to bond with your dog and sneak in a little exercise, too.
Playtime keeps the body agile, as well as the mind, and best of all it allows you to spend some quality time with your pooch away from the couch.
In warm weather go for strolls and investigate new neighbourhoods (dogs love new smells and horrible things on the sidewalk to sniff). Play frisbee and fetch in the park. Meet up with new friends for some impromptu play.
Cold weather – and anytime at all, really – is perfect for indoor shenanigans. There are so many fabulous, quality pet toys for dogs out there, made of either natural or organic materials. From soft toys, to squeak toys, to balls and some clever chew toys that have treats hidden in them (treats that clean teeth and freshen doggy breath). Don’t you love it? Pet supplements that both entertain and perform a task!
Whatever you decide to do, set aside some time each day to play with your dog.
You’re both going to love it!
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