Hello There Furiends,
Alberto here. I’m doing the Friday Fill Ins this week (Oliver has had far too much blog exposure lately! This is a blog hop which means you can hop on over to the hosts, 15andmeowing or Four-Legged Furballs and enter your blog post or, just opine about them in our comments section.
Here are this week’s questions:
1. I would love to be a personal assistant to ___________________________.
2. If I had a boat, I would name it ________________________.
3. I want to improve my _________.
4. Surprises are _________.
Here are my answers:
1. I would love to be a personal assistant to the manager of a box factory. I can’t think of any other product I could be more excited about.
Good morning sir. May I shred some papers for you? Knock over your coffee? Alberto
2. If I had a boat, I would name it the SS Alberto. If The Female Human ever gets the lead out and takes me in the kayak, I will tell her she needs to rename it.
Me, still waiting for the female human to take me kayaking, Who could resist how handsome I look in my live vest? Alberto
3. I want to improve my guest greeting skills. This is the little settee in the foyer and I love to hang out here and greet guests. The problem is, some that haven’t met me before have been a bit startled.
Why hello there, Welcome to the house of Felines. Alberto
4. Surprises are great as long as you are the one doing the surprising.
Why hello there, don’t I make a lovely dining room table decoration? Alberto
I hope you are staying warm and safe wherever you are. All the cats and kittens in the mid east US are freezing their whiskers off today! Oliver and I keep ourselves warm and cozy on snowy days by chatting by the fire
The Female Human is always meowing about how I get in the way or prance
across her computer keyboard when she’s working. Well, all working humans now
have a reason to rejoice. Meet the CATable where humans and felines can work in
purrfect harmony. The table, carved from one piece of wood, is entirely flat on
top aside from one cat-sized hole that leads to small network of tunnels,
hideouts and caves carved into the side of the table. With these additions you
and your feline can work together.
creative folks at LYCS recently created a 2.0 version of the CATable, as well.
This version consists of stackable blocks which can be built up to be
aesthetically pleasing shelving for you, and an “ant farm” of sorts for your
Find out about these feline/human work tables at the LYCS’ website.
Where there’s will, there’s a way. This woman saw a very handsome feline across the street from her workplace every day. And how do you communicate with a feline across the street from you? Good old fashioned pen and paper of course. She posted a sign in her window asking for the cat’s name and six weeks later the cat’s human posted a sign with the cat’s name..Marshall. The woman tweeted about this and Marshall and his story went viral. This is a delightful story and shows the resourcefulness and determination of those who love cats. Be sure to read the tweets and find out how other cats and their humans got in on the story.
Oh I do love creative adoption ideas and this one is a doozy. The
Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are taking advantage of
America’s love affair with cats.
The Squirrels announced on Monday that
they will plaster the face of a local shelter cat on their jerseys for a game
this spring and are asking people to vote on their favorite feline candidate. The
idea is that the program will promote the adoption of cats in need of a home.
There are three candidates Dove, Duke Silver and Big Guy, all from the Richmond SPCA. And the program is working…Dove was adopted before the end of the contest! And the humans who adopt the three cats will also be eligible to throw out a first pitch for the Squirrels. The team’s jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with all proceeds going to the Richmond SPCA, so humans…..PLAY BALL!
World’s first AI-powered stray cat shelter
Wan Xi, a computer engineer based in Beijing, created
the most innovative feral cat shelter I’ve
ever heard of.
The refuge provides felines with food and water,
plus a temperature-controlled environment which keeps the mercury at 27°C. It’s
also able to identify 174 types of cat
while flagging-up possible diseases via the use of a smart camera.
Mr Xi just wanted to provide a warm place for feral
cats but then his vision got bigger after he worked with a team of animal
They provided him with detailed evidence which
showed how many of China’s 40,000 strays die within two years because the
felines don’t get medical attention during the early stages of illnesses. This
amazing shelter is self-powered and manned by volunteers who are alerted to any
concerns by regular updated data sent to their office.
Two paws up Mr. Xi, now let’s get cracking and get these out to every city in the world!
You humans have been arguing about which species is better, cats or dogs, for years. We felines never argue about this as we know we are superior. For you humans still arguing this issue, I suggest the new monopoly game that can settle the argument. The game is played in teams so you’ll have a “Team Dog” and a “Team Cat”. Instead of buying properties, teams travel the Monopoly board and pick up funny titles and traits — like Trick Master and Best Pout. The team with the most titles at the end of the game takes home the win for their species of choice.
Hello Furiends, 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!
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.
Hello There Furiends,
Lily here. the weather is turning cooler and the colors are beautiful. I like to sit on the window sill in the warmth of the house and enjoy everything that’s happening out there. I hope you are enjoying fall (whatever fall looks like in your neck of the woods).
I am purrticipating in the Friendly Fill Ins blog hop. You can hop too, just go over to our friends 15andMeowing or Four-Legged Furballs. and join in the fun. If you purrfer, you can always opine about your answers in the comment section of this post.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Here are this week’s fill in questions:
1. My favorite font is___________________.
2. October is perfect for _________________.
3. Where I live, _________.
4. I feel very _________ this time of year.
Here are my answers:
1. My favorite font is ..well at first I had to ask our Purrsonal Assistant what a “font” is. After she explained to me that it’s different of styles for words. I had her search the web for feline fonts and found this one which I think is purrfect and yes, it is my favorite font!
2. October is perfect for cuddling up to your favorite nap buddy, Tucker.
3. Where I live, I am considered a diva and a bit of royalty. This is me on my favorite throne, errr…chair
4. I feel very sad that my summer upstairs deck outings are coming to an end this time of year.
Tucker here. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday. The Tribe of Five is getting ready for a relaxing Caturday but before that, I am sharing my fill in answers this week. This blog hop is hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs and you’re invited to join in. If you’d rather opine about your answers here, just note them in the comments. Have a great weekend and thanks to all of you who sent prayers and good wishes to my sister Jasmine. She is doing better and we’re grateful!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Here are this week’s Fill In Questions:
1. ______________________ brings out the best in me.
2. _______________________makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.
3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.
4. I have a fear of _________.
Here are my answers:
1.A fresh, new boxbrings out the best in me.
2. Getting my breakfast or dinner latemakes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.
3. If money grew on trees, I wouldhave The Humans buy a furry throw for the sofa to enjoy my morning, mid-morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon and evening naps.
I’m doing the Friendly Fill Ins this week and hope you enjoy my answers. This is a blog tour so you can hop on over to the host’s sites, 15 And Meowing or Four Legged Fur Balls to enter. If you prefer, you can opine about your answers in the comment section of this post.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Here are this Week’s Questions:
1. I am going_________________.
2. I want to be more ______________.
3. Once in a blue moon, I _________.
4. I have a large collection of _________.0
Here are My Answers:
1. I am going to be more creative in the sleeping positions I choose. Here are some of my “greatest hits”
2. I want to be more assertive when it comes to fighting for a spot in a box. Oliver seems to be taking over the box supply. I think I’m too polite.
3. Once in a blue moon, Ihave to have a serious discussion with our Purrsonal Assistant about her job purrformance.
Need I remind you that “Walk Through The Web Wednesday” needs to actually be published on Wednesday?
4. I have a large collection oftoys and I still can’t find anything to play with.
Alberto here. Todays letter is “I” and that stands for “Indulge”. This is a word that all felines are quite furmaliar with because felines are known to indulge themselves, frequently and with gusto.
I am including some photos of The Tribe of Five and our furiends indulging themselves in the hopes that your humans will be inspired to indulge the felines in their home in new ways.
Oliver: If you live in a cold place (as we do) be sure your humans indulge you by purchasing you a down sofa throw (make sure it’s the real thing, do not accept cheap imitations.)
Alberto: When I was a little guy I really enjoyed the Human’s electronics. They indulged me and pretty much let me take over the iPad mini. This is me with my iPad enjoying Jitterbug. The Female Human downloaded this for me from Friskies.
Jasmine: My favorite blog post was about our furiend Navi and the amazing tea party her human treated her to. Meowza, this is indulgence to the max. (Please pass the catnip tea)
Alberto: There’s no better place on a warm summer day than the kitchen sink. If you observe the photo closely, the water is running so that I can stick my head under it for an extra dose of cooling off.
Lily: When indulging yourself by taking up a large portion of the sofa, do a little kitty yoga. It’s important to stretch out those paws!
Tucker, Alpha of The Tribe of Five
Tucker: When appropriating any of the human’s furniture, be sure that you settle yourself in the most comfortable way. If there is a soft throw on the piece, so much the better, confiscate that and the comfy pillow as well.