#BlogPaws Report 4/20

Hi Folks,

It’s been quite a day, learning about photography and winning, winning winning! The Female Human won us tons of cat litter (not kidding it’s 20 boxes of premium litter) and a very cool cat bed.

Tonight is the big gala when all the two and four legged folks put on their sparkly duds and walk the red carpet. It’s being live-streamed on the #BlogPaws Facebook page, in the meantime here are some random photos.

Purrs & Head Bonks,

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#AtoZChallenge R

Oliver Here,
Today’s letter is “R” and the word is “Runt”. When you look at my rather full physique, it’s hard to imagine that I was born the runt of the litter. My brother Alberto was much bigger than I was and my size, and the fact that I was always hungry is how I got my name, right out of Dicken’s Oliver Twist (“Please sir, may I have some more kibble?”

As you can see from the photos I was a tiny, yet adorable little fellow and have definitely outgrown my “runt” status.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver

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Friendly Fill Ins #102

Hello There,

Alberto here. I’m taking a break from my #BlogPaws reporting to do this week’s friendly fill ins. This blog hop is created by our furiends 15and meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Hop on over to add your blog or post your fill in answers in our comment section.

Purrs & Head Bonks,

This week’s fill in questions:

1: New ____________ are _________________.

2. I love to ______________ on the ________________.

3. When I was a child, I loved to play                          .

4. One                    , I                          .

My Answers:

1. New toys and treats from the BlogPaws vendors are always greatly appreciated by The Tribe of Five. (What wonders await us from the generous vendors? We’ll be blogging about it)

2. I love to open everything from the #BlogPaws swag bag on the day the Humans bring it home. (This is Tucker our Alpha, snoopervising the inspection of the swag from a previous year’s #BlogPaws)

3. When I was a child I loved to play with my Aunt Mitzi.

4.One day, I want to be named “Male Cat of The Year”

#AtoZ Challenge Q

Hi There,
Jasmine here. Today’s letter is “Q” and that stands for ‘QUEENLY” and don’t Lily and I look the part? We are the only two girls in The Tribe of Five and we take our diva roles quite seriously. Now all we have to do is to get those males to treat us with the deference and respect we deserve! And a reminder, even rescue kitties like us can be royal!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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The Tribe of Five Opine on Boxes,Buddies and Strange Seating Positions, Friendly Fill Ins Week #101

Hello All,
The Tribe of Five is taking turns answering this Friday’s Friendly Fill in Questions, hope you enjoy our answers! Remember that our good furiends at 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader host this fun blog hop. You can join in or, if you purrfer, leave your fill in answers in our “opining” section.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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Here are this week’s fill in questions:

1.___________________keeps me _____________________.

2. _____________________is the secret to _______________________.
3. A friend                             .

4. Right now, I am thankful                          .

Here are this week’s responses from The Tribe of Five.

1._Having a new box keeps me happy. (By “me” we mean every member of the tribe. Boxes are the BEST!)

 

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2. Sitting in weird positions on the sofa is the secret to making my Humans laugh. (Alberto)

 

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3. A friend means always having a cuddle buddy. (Oliver)
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4. Right now, I am thankful that the Female Human bought some “Scaredy Cat” solution for Jasmine so that maybe we can be friends again! (Lily)

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Walk Through The Web Wednesday 4/4

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Hello Friends,
Alberto here. Boy have we been busy with the April Blogging A to Z Challenge. My little feline noggin is getting tired looking for new ideas to write about every day. You know we felines are not overly excited about working under pressure but we committed to do the thing and The Tribe of Five believes in following through with our commitments. The Female Human is a bit cranky about all the typing though.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Man Has Genius Plan to Feed Cat When Keys are Misplaced – LAD Bible

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Let me just say that this is one of the nightmares The Tribe of Five has every time the Humans go away. Humans, PLEASE make sure that the cat feeder has keys before you leave town. Evidently, someone from work was going to drop the keys through the mail slot of the neighbor’s door so they could feed the cat. Except it was the wrong door and the neighbor had no key. What did the neighbor do? Their solution was quite innovative but let this be a lesson to all you humans!

Boy Bullied Because of His Unusual Eyes Finds Purrfect Friend – Love What Matters

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We felines will never understand why you humans bully. Granted, we felines will mix it up a bit now and then but it’s only for play. The little boy’s parents were shown a photo from a rescue in Minnesota. Now mind you any cat photo is worth another look but this cat was extra special! The kitty had a cleft lip and heterochromia iridum (different colored eyes) just like the little boy Madden. The boy’s parents knew that cat was destined to be a part of their family. Some kind friends helped the family fund the road trip from Oklahoma to Minnesota. If there ever was a match made in heaven, this one is it. We give this story a 2-paws up and wish Madden and his feline friend many happy years!

What Your Cat’s DNA Can Tell You – LifeHacker

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We felines are curious things. I mean, look at me and my brother Oliver. One of us looks like a pure-bred Siamese and the other, hmmm, is a stocky black and white feline with a heart over his eye. Our Humans often say they’d love to know the story of every Tribe of Five member but because we were all rescues they have no history about us.  And then there’s our strange behaviors like why do we all run and hide when a human sneezes, why do some of us love beef and the others turn their noses up at it, and there are lots more questions the Humans would like to have answered.

Now not all of your questions about your fabulous felines can be answered but you can get more information about them from Basepaws, a company that says through a DNA kit, you can learn about your feline’s ancestry and their habits.

Our humans were intrigued by this article because the human who wrote it said that the kit covers several areas such as health, ancestry, predicting traits, physical traits and more.  Can you imagine what our Humans could learn about us? Now that I think about it, I’m not so sure I want them to know all our secrets!

Catios Are The Newest Way to Spoil Your Felines – Simplemost

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I’ve reported on catios before but they are becoming more of a “thing” and, as felines who enjoy the out of doors safely at our house, I thought this article was great, offering many options for you humans to choose from. Our Humans didn’t want a permanent structure built on the house (and during times when we have 6 months of winter I can understand) so they got us a “pop-up” catio that can be moved from the upstairs deck to downstairs by the waterfall or on the front porch. We blogged about it if you want to see what our catio is like. So my feline friends, tell your humans to get you a catio posthaste!

Crazy Cat Guy – PeopleMusic

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When The Female Human read this article she said, “Hah, I knew it! There are crazy cat guys too!” Now I am confused as to why The Female Human found this surprising, after all, she’s married to a crazy cat guy…but I digress.

The singer, Granger Smith recently wrote a parody of his song, “It Happens  Like That” titled, “I happen to like cats” and we think it’s quite a catchy tune. The best part about this song is that he and his crew took over a cat cafe to film the video and this wasn’t some publicity stunt, Granger Smith DOES like cats! Meow!

 

 

 

Oliver Opines on Inspurration -Blogging from A to Z..”A”

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Hello Folks

This is our first time purrticipating in this challenge and we’re a bit apprehensive about coming up with a post inspired a letter every day but The Tribe of Five has resolved to do it.

Today’s letter is “A”, so I’m blogging about All of The Tribe.  I figure many of you will be new to our blog so I thought an introduction would be a good idea. We are five rescue felines who live in the Northwest with our two humans.

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My brother Alberto and I are the youngest, (2 years)  fostered and then adopted by our Humans. Lily is four years old, she was adopted from our local shelter and Tucker (the Alpha) and his sister Jasmine are 14 years old and moved with the humans to this home.

We will be taking turns opining on things that strike our fancy (in alphabetical order, of course). We hope you enjoy our feline view of the world and we look forward to having our purrsonal secretary read the posts of the other purrticipants to us.

Purrs & Head Bonks,

black and white cat Oliver