Hello My Furiends,
How is the forced incarceration with your humans going? We find it a bit weird and sometimes stressful. The Female Human often wants to sit in our designated spots on our furniture and, we can’t figure out why our treat times have not been increased now that she has a little more time at home. There are some new things on the itinerary too. Now, instead of going to this place called “church” our Sunday naps are interrupted for this “church” thing.
In the spirit of lending a helping paw, Oliver has appointed himself the “Director of the Door” and ensures that there are no unauthorized comings or goings.
Lily is taking things in stride. As long as she can nibble on her grass and snoopervise the neighborhood from the kitchen window, she is quite content.
The best advice we can give to all our furiends is make sure you spend time with those you love and let them know you love them.
Before I bring you this week’s feline focused news I wanted to say that I always seek to provide upbeat and pawsitive news items in this weekly feature. If I could have included only articles that had nothing to do with COVID-19, self-distancing, isolation or quarantine I would have but sadly, these are the topics everywhere in our world. But rest assured, this feline looked long and hard for positive, funny and/or uplifting articles. I hope you enjoy them.
There are many reasons to have your csabinet maker install a kitty ramp in your house. It allows the felines to bypass the kitchen, allows the cats a place to hang out when non-feline loving guests are in the house. And most important of all, when the house barkie is a little too rambunctious, the cats who live here can easily escape.
The ramp is constructed of 1 X 6 inch wood beans with side rails. We think every kitty should have a ramp in their house!
Clearly you humans have waaaaay too much time on your hands but, if you spend your time coming up with stuff like this to delight feline lovers around the world, then we’re okay with it.
There is a new place to while away some time called kitties dressed up as Pokemon to make us smile.
You will see how fans of Pokeman have dressed up their cats as their favorite pocket monsters.
Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency Layer has collaborated with American startup Cat Person on a collection of modular furniture for cats that can change as the animal grows. The line includes a modular feeding station called the Mesa Bowl and an adaptable 3-in-1 canopy bed.
Those of you humans who are a bit OCD about décor (our Female Human is) will apurreciate the fabric and color options. The folks behind these products said, “The collection is based on extensive research into cat and cat owner behaviours to find new insights that have driven innovative features,”
The Mesa Bowl is a modular feeding station with a round bowl made from durable non-BPA plastic and a sculptural stand, which sit on a semi-rigid plastic placemat to make the area easy to clean. This bowl is designed to avoid whisker fatigue which is what happens when cat’s whiskers continually brush up against the sides of their food or drink bowls. Kittens can use the bowl directly on the mat and then, when they grow up the bowl can be placed on the stand .
The Canopy Bed has three different configurations to fit a feline’s changing moods. If kitty is feeling more reclusive, the cone-shaped fabric can be added or folded down to half it’s height to remove the over the head cover. It can also be taken off completely if kitty is feeling sociable. And get this, the bed is made from memory foam! Now that’s living.
Continuing with the themer, “You humans have waaay to much time on your hands” I bring you some of the creative sport and game ideas people are playing with their felines. Our friends of the British purrsuasion are playing cat cricket with their moggies. You can also find directions for playing cat air hockey, cat dominoes and my favorite, cat bowling. Bravo humans!
Paws up for the education experts at Cats Protection, the U.K.’s largest feline charity. They’ve come to the rescue of lockdown families with feline-themed resource packs including quizzes, worksheets, creative writing exercises and recipes.
The learning tools in the Moggy Modules cover the five welfare needs we felines have: a place to live, behaviour, the right diet, good healthcare and space. They are designed to educate and entertain the cat owners of the future.
And when the little humans have completed the courses, they can download and print a color certificate of completion. Meowza, I love this idea!