October 2017 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kitty Karma Books Helps Cats In Need

Today I am so pleased to bring to you a guest post by Wai-Lin Terry, Founder & Publisher of Kitty Karma Books. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know that rescue is a topic near and dear to my heart because the stars of this blog, Lola and Lexy, are two rescued cats who changed my life. When Wai-Lin contacted me about her book I was more than happy to spread the word. The first phase of her Indiegogo Campaign ends  on 10/31/17, but you still have time to check out her pawtastic perks. 

I, for one, cannot wait to read this book. As an author and a cat advociate, I wish Wai-Lin much success with her project. 

Kitty Karma Books Aims to Fund Shelters for Abandoned, Unwanted Cats in Need

Kitty Karma Books|Wai-Lin Terry
“They say cats choose us, we don’t choose them. I believe that cats, with their nine lives and their super-fine senses, are able to see things beyond this world and are more wired to divine will than we humans are. We can ignore a cat’s blessing and beckoning, but at our peril.

I learned these lessons from adopting one special calico cat. I thought I rescued this little feline, but in the end, it was she who rescued me.”

That’s how the closing chapter of Kitty Karma: Big Stories of the Small Cats Who Change Our Lives begins. (More about the book in a moment.) It’s my account of the calico beauty who adopted me. Kealani taught me much during the years she graced my life. Her lessons included a tour through the depths of despair, after she suffered a heart attack and died right in front of me. 

Selfie Sunday - Phoebe's Traveling Shades

Lola: Hello, and Happy Sunday! Lexy and I have very special selfies for you today. Our dear friend Phoebe, of 15 And Meowing, sent her very cool sunglasses for a tour around the country to several kitty bloggers. Lexy and I thought we were too late to sign up for the tour and were SO surprised when we received her shades from our pals  Eastside Cats

So, without further ado, here are our selfies! 

Phoebe's traveling shades

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Throwback Thursday - This Is Not A Cuddle!

Hello, and Happy Thursday Purrsday! Today I have a throwback that goes back to this time last year.  

cats sleeping on a bed

All I have to say is that is must have been a chilly day or we would have been on opposite sides of the unmade bed. 

Do your kitties cuddle on a cold day? 
Monday, October 23, 2017

Frisco Scratching Post/Tower - A Cat's Scratching Delight

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with our monthly Chewy.com review. Last month Mother thought she was very humorous with her choice of products. The folks at Chewy must have felt bad for me because this month they offered me the opportunity to review one of the most spectacular scratching posts I’ve ever seen… The Frisco Scratching Post/Tower! 

Chewy.com|Frisco Scratching Post
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Lexy Conquers The Treat Cabinet!

Hello, and Happy Thursday Purrsday! Today's Throwback (which goes all the way back to 2011) features Lexy. 

Mommy left the cabinet open and when she walked back into the kitchen she saw Lexy looking very intently into it. Can you guess what she's looking at? 

It was treats! Lexy was so fast grabbing the package that she's a blur in the photo! 

Some things never change! Lexy still takes the treats any chance she gets! 

Do you have a treat stealer in your house? 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project is a Model Program for TNR #GlobalCatDay

This past July I was disappointed that I couldn’t attend the Best Friends Animal Society national conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I had found out about it too late and I just wasn’t able to swing it. But when Alley Cat Allies announced they were holding tours of their famed Boardwalk Cat Project in conjunction with the conference I was a happy cat lady! Early on a Sunday morning my boyfriend and I took the 2 ½ hour road trip to Atlantic City to meet the Boardwalk Cats. (Lucky for me he’s a cat man, so it didn’t take much convincing for him to join me.) Since today is Global Cat Day, I thought it was the perfect time to share my experience with you. 

Alley Cat Allies|Atlantic City Boardwalk Cat Project

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Lexy's Naked!

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with a selfie for Sunday. This week my collar, umm.. ahem... went missing, so I decided to take some "undressed" selfies. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Catnip Nation's October Report: What Happens to Cats After a Natural Disaster?

In August I brought you the third installment of a series of posts by Tina Traster, Producer and Director of the documentary film Catnip Nation. This month Tina gets us thinking about what happens to cats after a natural disaster. Do cats get left behind? Do dogs and livestock get more attention? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 


Catnip Nation Documentary

Where Are The Community Cats After A Natural Disaster?
We’ll never forget the images of Texans rescuing their cows from flooded fields in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey last month. Today, as I scroll on my Facebook page, my heart stops when I see the picture of a man carrying a dog on his shoulder, trying to escape the ravages of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The man was also trying to save his horse.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuft & Paw's Sustainable Cat Bed Design Contest

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! I have some news to share with you today! Tuft & Paw is having an exciting design competition that will benefit both kitties and humans. Read on for details. 

The contest is aimed at students who can come up with a winning modern sustainable cat bed design. The winner will receive $1,500 towards their education and their design will go into production in the USA and debut as a new flagship product on Tuft + Paw’s website. 

The design should be: 
  • Sustainable
  • Affordable
  • Beautiful 
  • Easy to ship
  • Practical
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2017 and the winner will be announced before November 30, 2017.  For more information or to submit a design visit this page.  

If you like to design and draw, run on over and enter! Good luck to all who enter! We can't wait to see the winning design. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Practicing My Raspberry

Hello, and Happy Monday! Many of you know our friends The Lone Star Cats. And if you do, you're very familiar with Crockett's raspberry! One evening when I was sitting on Mommy's lap I meowed to myself, I meowed, "I'm a little bored. What can I do to liven things up? I know! I'll practice my Crockett Raspberry!". 

cat with tongue out

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Selfie Sunday - Taking Care of Mommy

Hello, and Happy Sunday! Today's selfie is presented by... me! 

Mommy was a little under the weather one evening and I was taking care of her. My purrs did wonders! 

We're part of the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with our good friends over at The Cat On My Head. Click on the image for more selfies.