Phew am I tired from that April A-Z blogging challenge. It was great fun though and The Tribe of Five will be purrticipating next year.
The snow around our house is finally gone and evidently mating season is over because so is that pesky woodpecker. The Humans will need to come up with a new solution before woodpecker dating season starts next year!
Here are my web wanderings for the week,
Purrs & Head Bonks
Now if you’re scratching your head and asking, “Who are Meyers-Briggs” you probably don’t live with a fiction writer. The Female Human always runs her characters through these tests when she starts a book. After reading this article I must confess, I might suggest the Female Human find another personality test for her characters because Psychology Today says that the Meyers-Briggs types that are classic cat people tend to be overwhelmingly introverted. Meowza! These folks have never met the Female Human. There is absolutely nothing introverted about her! And I don’t care that Psychology today did two studies to confirm this. I hiss at their study and suggest that the folks who did these studies are not cat people! What do my feline and human friends think about this? Any extrovert, cat loving humans out there?
Now as to the traits that certain Meyers-Briggs like about cats, I have no argument with that. What traits do you like best about your feline friends?
Pizza Cat – Eat Meow – ToledoBlade.com
The title of this pizza place definitely got my attention. The Pizza Cat (and their new establishment, The Pizza Kitten) give a shout out to feline lovers with their name and market branding and to that I say, a job well done. What do cat’s and pizzas have in common? Not that much, but the name (and evidently the pies according to the review in this article) attracts attention. Why not use a feline theme for your business? It’s a great idea. Two paws up to Pizza Cat and, if you’re in the Toledo area, stop by, order a pizza and say “meow”.
Those of you who wander the web with me on Wednesdays know how much I like a good working cat story. Well this story is all that and more. These pawsome folks in blue vowed to adopt a shelter kitten for Adopt A Shelter Kitten Day. The department pledged to get a police cat if they could hit 10,000 Twitter followers. They reached that goal in only eight days!
They then “booked” a kitten for the role of police cat from five felines that the Michigan Humane Society brought in for auditions. They chose their fellow pawfficer and then ran a Twitter contest to find a name. There were many entries but the winning name was Pawfficer Badges. This is the statement that was released; “We love the name. The cat will officially start her duties on May 11. She will be officially appointed to her position by Judge Hartig and Judge McGinnis of 52-4 District Court (our local court). We thank everyone that has supported this initiative, and look forward to getting the cat involved in many community outreach projects in the future.”
Con-catulations to the newest pawfficer with the Troy Police Department and two paws up to the great folks there for promoting feline adoption!
Humans, PLEASE, if you’re going to travel with your feline friends, please make sure the cat carrier is secured!! Pepper the Tabby was scheduled to board a flight with her human to travel to China, but escaped her carrier during check-in and got loose inside the airport’s huge Terminal 4. The owner missed her initial flight but had to board her newly scheduled one even though her feline was still MIA. Apparently, she was moving back to China permanently and was devastated to leave her kitty behind.
Now the human had a friend that vowed to head up the search and, with the help of the Port Authority police the search continued. It then occurred to the friend to call for the cat by it’s Mandarin name, “Dai Meng” (which is said to mean “little dork”) and that’s when the magic happened.
The friend yelled out for the kitty by her Chinese name and within 15 minutes the cat poked her head out and began yowling. They lured the unhappy feline out with a snack and then duct taped and sealed her carrier so she couldn’t escape again. Pepper aka Dai Meng, is now safe and happy with her human friend and waiting to be reunited with her owner.
I had to send the Female Human (and purrsonal assistant) to do some research as the actual headline for this story is “Tokoroa op’-shop cat winning hearts.” I had no idea what an op’shop was and where in the world is Tokoroa? Well, “op shops” are thrift shops connected with New Zealand shelters and Tokoroa is in New Zealand. Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s get on with the story.
This tabby takes his job seriously and loves on all humans, young and old, big and little alike. it just might be because he is so grateful as he was surrendered by his human to a veterinary clinic to be euthanized. The St Vincent de Paul, Vinnies Boutique, op-shop in Tokoroa took him in and it’s a win-win for Hugo and the shop.
Hugo splits his time on the job as a mouse catcher and a therapy cat for customers. The shop manager said they had just been discussing getting a cat when they heard about Hugo. He had a skin condition and when the owner learned about the cost of the steroid injections Hugo needed, they decided to euthanize him. The vet gave Hugo the treatment for free, Hugo was healed and rescue by the shelter boutique.
Hugo works at the shop on site cafe making people feel more at ease. “A lot of the people who come in here to take advantage of it are older people who have gone into rest homes and Hugo sits on their knees and cuddles them,” said the manager.
Everyone is invited to visit Hugo and if you go, don’t forget to drop a coin or two into the donation box to help with the cost of his food.