Walk Through The Web Wednesday 4/7

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
I hope you had a great week. This week was better for some of us than others. This week is our veterinary wellness visits. Lily sailed through with flying colors. I have my appointment tomorrow but poor Oliver did not fare so well. He’s gained over a pound in 9 months, and is tipping the scale at 20+ pounds. Needless to say, The Human was beside herself and concerned about health issues so, Oliver is now on a D-I-E-T. This is as painful for all of us as it is for him. No more free feeding (kibble bowls magically disappear in the morning and evening) and a new low-calorie kibble. Really? Why do Lily and I have to suffer?!

Oliver has decided he will keep a diary during these dark days and here is his first entry.

While Oliver suffered, I had some fun this week. After listening to my furiend Rosie’s Cat Chat I told The Human that I too would like to watch some cat videos at bedtime. Well, she set up her kindle thingy and I had a blast. I like the string video but my favorite ones are the ones with the birdies and the red string. Meowza, those were exciting! I give them two paws up. The best part of this is I get a movie and a snuggle!

Ah, the sounds of nature!
It’s really hard to catch that red string

So my furiends, make sure you tell your humans to get out their tablets so you can do some evening TV watching! And don’t forget, you can share your secrets on our Cat Chat feature, just email us with what you want to meow about (FelineOpines@gmail.com) and send us a photo.

Animal center’s Snip ‘n Tip taxi to give free rides to Fairview cats

I always love to feature shelters and their human supporters who think of creative ways to help felines and this one is a great idea! The Williamson County Animal Center’s (WCAC) created a  Snip ‘n Tip taxi that will offer free rides to free spay/neuter surgeries for outdoor cats from Fairview on April 8 and 15.  

Pick-up and delivery is offered and, if people don’t have cages or traps, the shelter can rent them to you.

These clinics stop overpopulation by sterilizing outdoor cats. There are an estimated 50,000 community cats in the county where the shelter is located. Once the cats are spayed or neutered, they are microchipped, receive an FVRCP vaccination, rabies shot and ear tipping as part of the shelter’s ongoing Community Cat program. 

Paws up for the Williamson County Animal Center!

Bobby Flay and His Cat Nacho Create a Cat Food Brand with Your Feline In Mind

When a famous chef creates food for cats, that’s great but when a famous chef’s cat creates food for cats, that’s fantastic!

Bobby Flay and his Maine Coon cat Nacho have collaborated to create their new food line, Made by Nacho.

Flay has been a cat lover all his life and toyed with the idea of a cat food before Nacho came into his life. Nacho has a Maine Coon sister at home named Stella and they both work hard to make sure Bobby has a stress free home.

Flay’s creative culinary talent and Nacho’s palate make great business partners. If we weren’t on a diet, we would love to try it!

Fancy Feast Releases Petites Feast Cookbook- A Recipe Guide for Humans Inspired by Their New Single Serve Entrees for Cats

Now here’s a twist, human food inspired by feline food! To celebrate their launch of Petites, Fancy Feast released a companion cookbook for humans. Now I never thought humans would want to eat what we eat but these recopies are inspired by the cat food and not exactly like the cat food.

The best part of this is you can download the cookbook hat has 12 human recipes. Fancy Feast’s in-=house chef, Amanda Hassner and James Beard award winner Jerrelle Guy collaborated to create the Petite Feast Cookbook.

“From Chicken and Ramen with Tomato Honey Butter Sauce to Whitefish and Asparagus with Beurre Blanc, the cookbook features recipes that are elevated but easy enough to whip up on a weeknight,” said Fancy Feast’s in-house chef, Amanda Hassner. “Each dish was inspired by the small-plate restaurant trend. The recipes are for humans but were created in honor of the dishes you will be serving your cat.”

“From Chicken and Ramen with Tomato Honey Butter Sauce to Whitefish and Asparagus with Beurre Blanc, the cookbook features recipes that are elevated but easy enough to whip up on a weeknight,” said Fancy Feast’s in-house chef, Amanda Hassner. “Each dish was inspired by the small-plate restaurant trend. The recipes are for humans but were created in honor of the dishes you will be serving your cat.”

Download the cookbook and let us know what you think of the recipes. Meowza, they sound delicious to me!

Spritzer the cat’s Easter egg treats for Fairfield Hospital

This is another heart warming feline tale from our friends in England. Spritzer is an 11-year old rescue cat who lives on the grounds of Fairfield Hospital and he helped collect over 1,000 easter eggs for the paitents and staff at the hospital.

Spritzer spends her days visiting patients on the mental health ward and is loved by all.

Spritzer has a home and when she went missing five years ago, her human, Heléna Abrahams fit her with a tracker and this is how she found out Spritzer was “working” at the hospital. Spritzer is one of the most popular employees at the hospital and she uses her social media presence to encourage purrticipation in the Easter candy donations.

Attention, Cat Lovers: Crescent City Cat Club in New Orleans Hits the Market for $550,000

Every feline should live in a house like this! Tell your humans it’s only $550,000.00 and they can find it on Realtor.com. There’s plenty of space for humans and felines with four bedrooms and three bathrooms and has been recently renovated. It’s unique because it’s a house and a rescue called The Crescent City Cat Club as the current owner created a non-profit, taking in cats for adoption. We’re keeping our paws crossed that the new owners will keep the rescue going.

Rosie Chats!

Hello There Furiends,
Oliver here. I am excited to introduce our Cat Chat guest for this week, Rosie from 15andmeowing. Rosie talks about some cool things and we wanted to share links to some of the thing she discusses. The book her mom wrote, called, “I Am Not A Skunk!” looks great (and her mom wrote another book called “Prancie’s Prayer” which our Angel Tucker reviewed.)

Rosie is also a member of The Tabby Cat Club. Rosie mentioned some of her favorite feline YouTube videos and we found links for two of them, White String Video, and The Red String video.

Okay folks, put your paws together and give our furiend Rosie a big welcome!