Jasmine Opines on Friendly Fill Ins Week 108

Hello Furineds,
Jasmine here. I’m taking this Friday’s fill ins. You can play along too by meandering on over to the hosts 15andmeowing and Four Legged Fur Balls and entering the blog hop or, you can opine about your answers in our comment section. Have fun!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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Here are this week’s Fill Ins:

1. My favorite Disney character is ____________________.

2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age _________________.

3. _________ is my secret talent.

4. Life is like a _________.

My Answers:

1. My favorite Disney character is Marie from Aristocats. I don’t have a pink ribbon but I do have a pretty pink special collar.

2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be the age I am now. I’m older and wiser and can offer advice to the younger felines in the tribe. This is me giving everyone my “wise look”.

siamese Jasmine Tribe of Five

3. Talking is my secret talent. I am quite the conversationalist and every night, when the Humans come to bed I talk about my day (I have Siamese in me so of course I’m a talker!) I also like to chat with the Humans during the day as well.  In this photo the Female Human just said something I found quite surprising.

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4. Life is like an empty box. You never know what you’ll find inside but you have to jump in, take a chance and see the world from a different purrspective. Now mind you, I am far too much of a diva to jump into empty boxes myself so I’ve included a photo of my brother, Tucker in a box.

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Walk Through The Web Wednesday 6/6

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
Alberto here with my Wednesday web wanderings. This week  I found lots of things for you humans to spend your money on so get out your credit card and enjoy!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

11 Expert Tips for Adopting a Cat – Mental Floss

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Lily at the shelter the day the female human met her.

The best thing about this article is the word “ADOPT”. The Tribe of Five were all adopted by the Male and Female Human. The second best thing about this article is #5..”consider multiple cats”. Our humans learned that long ago and they adopt in “2s”  now. You humans should try it!

So, There;s a Secret World for Cat Lovers on Amazon – House Beautiful

items for cat lovers on amazon

Well who’d a thunk it? There’s a secret list on Amazon of purrfect items for the human cat lover in  your life. The list is called “The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee” and there’s some great stuff there. And while we’re on the subject of fun merchandise for cat lovers, I need to mention that the Tribe of Five opened a store with FelineOpines merchandise. We’re just getting it going but we’ve got logo t-s and bags and mugs. Visit often to see what new items we add. Here’s a little sample of what we have.

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Cat Hats Disney Style – Taxi

Disney hats for cats

If the truth be told, The Female Human has a pink Minnie Mouse ears hat (with her name embroidered on it) sitting on the top of the cabinet in her office. Now, as if it isn’t enough for humans to humiliate themselves, Disney Japan and cat hat maker Necos have collaborated to create these Disney cat hats. You can order a hat from your feline’s favorite Disney character, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy or Chip & Dale. Just a note to our Male and Female Humans……DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

This Man Has Been Creating Cat Cartoons for Over 20 Years – Bored Panda

Scott Metzger cat cartoons

If I ever hear The Female Human laughing out loud, there’s a good chance she’s reading a Scott Metzger cartoon. This guy really gets felines! That’s probably because he lives with two rescue cats, Hannah and Max. If you visit Metzger Cartoons, you’ll see that he also does cartoons for barkies too but I believe the feline ones are much more funny!

KittyKorner on Kickstarter Cuts Door Corners for Cats – Reddit

kitty korner cat door

Neither of our humans are very handy and then add to that the Female Human’s obsession with home aesthetics which explains why there aren’t a lot of feline home adjustments built into our house. That’s why we’re giving KittyKorner two paws up because it’s a simple hinge system. So simple our humans could probably handle it.  It’s created for inside doors to allow felines to come and go as we desire while till keeping the kids and the barkies out of the room.

The product has been tested on robust felines so I think it would work okay for Tucker and Oliver. If you humans think this is something you need in your house, head on over to Kickstarter and help the KittyKorner reach it’s financing goals.

 

 

Alberto Opines on Friendly Fill Ins Week 107

Hi folks,
It’s Friendly Fill Ins time again. Don’t forget to head on over to 15andMeowing or Four-Legged Fur Ballsto join in the fun or you’re welcome to opine on your fill ins in our comment section.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Here are this week’s fill ins:

1. My neighbors_____________________.
2. The last thing I purchased online was __________________.
3. I have never _________.

4. Anything is possible if _________.

Here are my answers:

1. My neighbors are very interesting forest creatures and I do all I can to reach out a paw of friendship to them.
Siamese cat standing at bvird feeder

2.The last thing I purchased online was nothing, I’m a cat, I can’t shop but I do enjoy when the humans order stuff.

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3.I have never jumped on the dining room table while the humans were eating, but I do enjoy lounging there at other times.

Siamese cat on the dining room table

4.Anything is possible if you believe it’s true. I am king of the jungle!

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Walk Through The Web Wednesday 5/30

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
Alberto here, walkin’ along the Internet highway searching for purrfect feline news items. I hope you enjoy.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Instant  Cat  Daddy – Bustle

Paris Zarcilla cat daddy

As if it’s not funny enough for someone to come home and find a cat in their house, this guy went upstairs to get a sweater and found a cat momma and her babies under his bed. So what did he do, you might ask? He tweeted about it and then accepted his new position in life as Cat Daddy. I made our Purrsonal Assistant read me all his tweets and they were pawsome! Do yourself a favor and fly on over to Twitter to congratulate the proud new Poppa!

America’s Got Talent….and Cats! Shortlist

cats on Americas Got Talent

So, this happened. Two humans brought their very talented felines on the show. You must have your human show you the video. The best part is the smug expressions of disbelief on the judges faces…until the fabulous felines start their act. The normal crotchety Simon Cowell said, “You know why that was so impressive? Because dogs want to please. Cats are like, ‘Make me.’ They had sort of like ‘cattitude.’ I think there’s a gap in the market for this. I thought with my dogs sometimes, it’s like I want to take them out and see a show and this is a show I can take them to.”

So if there are any feline furiends out there who are considering a career in show biz, now’s the time!

The Five Best Cities in The World for Cat Lovers to Visit – Matador Network

Siamese cat in St. Petersburg Russia

For all my human furiends who love to get their “cat fix” when they are traveling, these cities are for you. The strays and outdoor cats of Rome are well looked after, some folks even leave plates of pasta for them.

The Turkish people are huge cat lovers and they treat their felines very well. There is an actual cat village in Taiwan (I reported on this on my April 11 Web Walk). It started as a refuge and morphed into a complete remake of the town. And then there’s the cats of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia and that museum has one of the longest histories of caring for felines, since the 18th century no less.  And finally there’s Tokyo, and we all know how the Japanese folks love us cats! And there are even cat islands outside of the city.

 Cats Can Be Life Changing for People With Mental Illness – Metro UK

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We felines are very good for our human’s well being and some of us are even trained to help with our human’s health.  The Tribe of Five has two special furiends named Deszi and Raena, at Deziz World, who are real service cats.
Deziz World
As their human explains on their website, “They have been Individually TRAINED to do work and perform tasks related to my disability. Examples of such work or tasks include alerting before a Syncope episode (passing out), Driving an electric wheelchair, Dialing 911 for emergency assistance, Calming me during a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) anxiety attack, Massaging to alleviate debillitating migraines and warm muscles do to neuropathy/fibromyalgia among other duties. That being said, I love the girls more than life itself and aside from their duties as service animals I could not go on without their love and affection.”

So, if you don’t think felines can do valuable work….think again!

Britain’s Most Caring Cat? – itv.com

Britain's most caring cat

Those Brits really know how to treat felines. They even have a Britain’s ‘Most Caring Cat’ national charity competition. And if that isn’t enough, they have other categories like hero cat, Furrever Friends., Outstanding Rescue and more.  This guy named Arthur, is on the short list for the honor as he A helped his human live an independent life following a three-and-a-half year stay at a mental health unit. We felines add a lot to the lives of you humans so be sure and thank your cat today!

Tucker Opines on.. Pumpkin?

pumpkin for cats

Hi There Folks,
I know this might sound like a weird topic for a cat to opine about, but please bear with me.

The Male and Female Human went to a place called BlogPaws where animal purrsonal assistants and staff gather to learn how to better help their felines, canines and other critters blog and write.

While at this event, The Female Human met some nice folks from Raw Paws Foods and they had a conversation about a rather embarrassing medical situation I experienced which has now resulted in me being forced to eat organic pumpkin twice a day. I hate the stuff, always try to eat around it no matter how hard The Male Human tries to hide it with smelly fish gravy. It’s been a battle and The Female Human related this struggle to the good folks at Raw Paw Foods when they met.

Fast Forward to a month later and The Female Human received a very nice email from Carrie Sokolov from Raw Paws Foods asking if she would like to try the Pumpkin Powder Digestive Daily Support Supplement for Dogs & Cats for my “delicate” situation. The Female Human was thrilled and so impressed that these nice folks followed up, remembered the conversation and cared enough to offer a free package of the product.

Raw Paws Foods sent the package. They did not ask for  a review but being a feline with great integrity, I felt it was important for me to opine about it….good, bad or indifferent.  The opinions are mine alone and are presented here because I believe my other furiends with similar “conditions” might benefit from this pawsome product.

cat with raw paws pumpkin powderTo be honest, The Male and Female Humans were skeptical as to whether this pumpkin powder would work. I am a master of sniffing out anything that even vaguely resembles a medicine or supplement. For instance, Pill Pockets stopped working with me the second time they tried to give them to me. One experience with icky medicine hidden in a treat and I had their number! So it was with trepidation that the Humans added the powder to my food. I gobbled it down. The Male Human even started to sprinkle it on the top of my wet food and I still ate it. I really like the stuff and because it’s concentrated it’s easier for them to see if I’m getting enough to keep me “regular”.  Even my sister Jasmine is now getting it in her food (we fourteen-year old felines have to keep ourselves healthy).

Boy am I happy I don’t have to suffer through that nasty canned organic pumpkin anympre. If any of my furiends out there have a regular problem of not being regular, I’d recommend you give it a try!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
TuckieSig

 

Oliver Opines on The Great Outdoors – Friendly Fill Ins #106

FriendlyFillInsYay! Friendly Fill ins are back! This blog hop is hosted by 15andmeowing and Four Legged Fur Balls. You can join the hop or opine about your answers in our comment section.

Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver

The Questions:

1.It is __________________.
2.The best part of last week was ____________________.
3.Every summer, I _________.
4.Once upon a time, _________.

My Answers:

1.It is always best when Tucker does not go out on the upstairs deck because he has fallen off it twice (The Humans have a nice pop up catio for him when he wants to venture out there.
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2.The best part of last week was my first foray of the season out to the upstairs deck (as long as The Male or Female Human are out there, the rest of us can go out if we stay off the railing.

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3.Every summer, I  have to remind the Male and Female Human that I want to join them on the upstairs deck. Good grief, how many times does a cat have to stand inside and look sad?

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4.Once upon a time, my brother and I were shelter kittens and now look at me, I’m livin’  la vida loca!
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