Oliver has a lot to say about species discrimination.
Oliver has a lot to say about species discrimination.
Can you believe it, another year almost finished! Our Purrsonal Assistant has been working hard to get all our writing, photos, etc. finished and published by the end of the year and then enter them in the Cat Writer’s Association contest categories. This has put a bit of a crimp in our regular blogging schedule but I have to admit, she has been working hard.
The Friendly Fill Ins is a blog hop. You can hop on over to the host’s sites, either 15andMeowing or Four-Legged Furballs and link to your answers or you are welcome to opine on your answers in the comments here.
The Tribe of Five wish you a festive feline New Year and we are grateful for all our readers and supporters. You are all the cat’s meow!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
1. On New Year’s Eve, I __________________.
2. A goal that I have for 2019 is ________________.
3. If I had to choose a guide word for 2019, it would be _________.
4. New beginnings _________.
1. On New Year’s Eve, I plan to continue my normal routine of doing as little as possible.
2. A goal that I have for 2019 is to be as stealthy as I can when watching the wildlife on the upstairs deck.
3. If I had to choose a guide word for 2019, it would be cherish.
4. New beginnings can be scary but also exciting.
Hello my furiends. This holiday thing has been quite hectic. As The Tribe wraps things up from this season we wish you all a Happy New Year!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Hello There Furiends,
It’s that time again for me to share with you the fabulous feline news on the web. I hope you enjoy this week’s entries.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..those British humans know how to celebrate felines! We felines have been very litter-ary throughout the ages and this exhibit celebrates this. Alison Bailey, the lead curator of this exhibit says, “Cats on the Page showcases the light-hearted side of the British Library’s world-class collections through a selection of just some of the hundreds of paws prowling the pages of its books and manuscripts.’
I think our Female Human should get herself over there posthaste and bring us a first-hand report. As for me, I prefer the comfort of my house to the cramped accommodations of a cat travel carrier!
This one is for all the selfish humans (you know who you are) who deprive us domesticated kitties of the joy and pleasure of a Christmas tree. Just look at our big cousins and how much fun they are having. The Tribe of Five, sadly has no tree to enjoy. Why it’s Christmas kitty abuse!
Be sure and go to the link and see how much these big guys enjoy their trees.
Yes, yes, I can imagine you humans scoffing right now but the good folks at the Gulf Coast Feline Foundation will turn scoffers into believers.
The Jan. 26-27 event, “Felines, Football , & Fun’ will be the venue for agile kitties. You humans want to lump all cats into one purrsonality category but anyone who knows us knows that we are all very different. Just look at me and my brother Oliver…need I say more?
So take your scoffing selves off to the feline agility ring at this event and let us show you what we can do. There will be lots of food, fun and an opportunity to give some felines furever homes.
We cats love boxes. Boxes are benign. Boxes make us happy. There is no danger in boxes. At least that’s what I used to think until I heard Baloo’s story! This handsome fellow
This Halifax kitty decided to take a cat nap in a box and ended up far away from his home when his human sealed him in a box that she was sending to a friend in Alberta.
The poor human was desperate when Baloo didn’t come home the next day and she desperately searched the neighborhood for him. Imagine how happy she was when she received a call from a facility in Montreal. Baloo was well looked after by the local SPCA, who treated him like royalty, and even microchipped him for free so he can be found more easily if he takes any more impromptu vacations.
So my box loving feline furiends, let Baloo’s tale be a warning….make sure you know what box you are sleeping in!
Oh my whiskers! I’ve reported about many fantastic cat cafe’s but this one may just be my favorite! The Female Human has been in Stratford- upon-Avon , the place where one of her favorite writers came from. What a clever idea and how wonderful that these cat cafes embrace the culture and history of their area. You know, I might even let The Female Human put me in a travel carrier just to visit this wonderful place.
“I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.” – William ShakespeareI
We’ve missed the Friendly Fill Ins for the past few weeks. That nasty bug that our Purrsonal Assistant got hung on for quite a while and she wasn’t moving as fast as usual. She did manage to get our second book finished so I guess we can’t meow about her work purrformance too much!
This is a blog hop so you can hop on over to our furiends at 15andmeowing or
Four-Legged Furballs who are the hosts of the hop and join in the fun. If you prefer, you can opine about your fill in answers in the comment section of this blog.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
1. I really need to ___________________.
2. My favorite Christmas ( or Hanukkah) decoration is __________________________.
3. It’s beginning to look a lot like _________.
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of _________.
1. I really need to think about slimming down this year.
2. My favorite Christmas decoration is anything that is shiny, hangs down at paw length and that I can swat. Sadly, The Female Human has foiled our efforts however and doesn’t put up a tree. She decorates spaces far too high for us to reach. What a kill joy!
3. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, of course!
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of any of the delicious holiday treats I can get my paws on (ham is my favorite and a little cream is always appreciated). Sigh, and this answer is in direct contradiction to my response to question #1.
I don’t know what it looks like at your house but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. None of The Tribe of Five want to get out on the upstairs deck when The Female Human goes out to fill the bird feeder…brrr it’s cold out there. We’re staying warm and cozy by the fireplace until it warms up.
I hope you enjoy this week’s web wanderings.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
The Tribe of Five gets to see and often try some fabulous stuff and it takes quite a bit for us to be blown away. When we saw the great gifts from Tuft + Paw (for felines and the humans who love them) we said, “Meowza!” We think you’ll enjoy purrusing their online catalog.
And guess what? The good folks at Tuft + Paw are giving away two “fish” cat toys to some lucky winner. To enter, just send an email to FelineOpines@gmail.com and type “I want my cat toy” in the subject. Two winners will be drawn at random at the end of the month and we’ll notify the winners and get their address information.
Dominic Pimenta, a doctor who lives in London, drove his wife to her night shift — about half an hour from their home — and on his way back, he stopped in at the supermarket for milk. When he got out of the car he heard meowing. He checked around everywhere and couldn’t find the source but still he kept hearing the meowing. Then he realized it was coming from his car. After enlisting the help of a passerby who was a nurse, they discovered Max inside the car engine. The fire brigade was called and after a complicated extrication Max was freed. And today he’s prancing around like nothing ever happened. Good grief my furiends, stay away from human’s cars!
Head on Over to The Cool Cat Gallery and cast your vote for the coolest cat in Livingston Parrish. I’m rather fond of Flapjack.
First, allow me to say that some cats just look like they are angry. Take our Alpha Tucker for instance. He is a sweet guy but sometimes he does look a bit grumpy. Having said that,it does happen that we felines get miffed about things. I would suggest if you have a feline in residence that you read this article in order that you are able to take care of the expected apology post-haste.
Might I suggest that you take a break from all the great cat photos and videos online and take some time to have a conversation with your felines? We know our names and we often respond to you when you talk to us. Jasmine addresses this issue in our new book Felines Opine on Etiquette (What Humans Need to Know About Guests, Cat Sitters and Furniture) and says that her Siamese heritage accounts for her being a very “yakky” feline. And she also says that she appreciates it when humans engage her in conversation and she never judges any human on their cat language skills. We felines just appreciate the effort humans make when they talk to us.
Two paws up for the good folks in Denver who created the “Snowcats Cat Convention. Humans will love all the vendors there and there will be meet and greets with famous cats like Lil Bub and Baloo The Cat. (Now I ask you, when will the Tribe of Five get on that list of famous cats?!). The most innovative event at this conference is not the holiday cat sweater contest (which isn’t too shabby), no, it’s the “catchelor auction”where cat loving men are auctioned off for dates (Note to single cat ladies,get yourself to Denver!)
You’ll hear great performances from one of our favorite human celebrities like MoShow, The Cat Rapper.
And of course, there will be an adoption eventas well. Lest you scoff at Denver for hosting this feline extravaganza, they’ve already sold 1800 tickets and the event isn’t until next weekend. They expect a turnout of 3,000 people and yes, you can buy a ticket for your cat to accompany you too!
There are humans who don’t always understand the way other humans love felines. This collection of 25 cat quotes (plus the beautiful kitchen pictures) will help you explain this to your uneducated furiends. How sad that there are humans who are so unenlightened as to not see the beautify and benefit of living with cats!
The animal shelter on Prince Edward Island in Canada was out of power for a very long time and it was cold! The shelter had a generator but it would only power two rooms, leaving Kitty Corner and adjacent rooms in the cold. The enterprising humans at the shelter posted their problem on Facebook, looking for another generator to borrow. Community members responded quickly and one of the first was Princess Auto. They brought a generator and hooked it up and wouldn’t you know it, the power came back on.
But the shelter had another problem as the basement had flooded and their sump pump didn’t work. The good humans at Princess Auto came through again and brought them a pump and the basement was cleared of water.
Two paws up to the helpful humans on Prince Edward Island who came through for a shelter of cold kitties!
This just might be the “scoop” of the century (MOL). Seriously though, what a win win. The Human gets a million and never scoops another litter box again. I love it when Human and feline plans come together so well! Watch the video to see how it works.
While we’re on the subject of inventions for cats, you should check these out. The Kitty City looks like a fun play area but for some of us lean more toward the zaftig side (I’m not going to name names….Oliver), I’m not too sure how it would hold up.
The Mod Kat litter box is very interesting but I still haven’tfigured out how to get inside it.
The Catit 2.0 Wellness center speaks to me, I mean what feline could resist something that offers relaxation and grooming?
The Pets Best Hidden litter box is nice however The Female Human purchased one of these for us and Oliver and I spent copious amounts of time chewing away and getting read of the faux palm frond on top (just a word to the wise pet owner)
My favorite in this list is the Frolic Cat toy. We have one of these and we love it, although we refer to it as the “red dot machine”.
Hi there furiends,
I do not understand why our Humans continue to chase this bug they call “flu”. I sometimes despair of every understanding them. They say they’ve caught this bug, they lay around and complain and they sneeze a lot. And when they sneeze (especially The Female Human), oh my whiskers what a loud and scary sound! I have to run
It is not fun when The Humans catch this bug, there is coughing, sneezing, complaining and a definite decrease in service for The Tribe of Five. Conclusion, catching this bug is no good for the felines or our Humans.
Despite the ill effects of catching this bug, The Humans insist on catching it again and again and the drama starts again. Good grief, our Humans are fairly intelligent, once they’ve captured this insect and the results were so negative, why in the world would they catch it again?
The Humans are letting things slide and I know our Purrsonal Assistant has been remiss in checking in with all our blogging feline furiends. This situation is
unconscionable and The Tribe of Five is quite concerned about our onine presence. (Don’t get me wrong, we care about The Humans too but there are things that need to be done!).
And so we wait for the Humans to leave that darn bug alone and get back to work….er health. If any of my feline friends have humans who like to catch this bug, please do whatever you can to intervene!
Purrs & Head Bonks