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.

Siamese on counter with flowers

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 6/12

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
It’s that time again when I purruse the web to find those little gems that I think you’ll like. I hope you enjoy!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Sharp to launch smart toilet for cats that can identify health problems – Japan Times

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Ok, I have to admit at first I was a bit unsettled by the word “toilet” but I guess it must be a translation thing because this looks like a litter box to me. What is amazing about this litter box is several things. First, it is being sold exclusively in Japan (for the equivalent of $226.00). Why is this kitty potty so expensive you might ask. Well, it tracks the cat’s weight, urine volume, frequency and length of time spent in the litter box and analyzes the data.  And just when I was getting ready to say, “Gee, that’s great if you only have one cat” when I read that there is a sensor that can be added for each cat.

If there are issues. the humans will be alerted via an app on their smart phones.  Now our Humans would love one of these because whenever there is a health issue that includes litter box assessment, it isn’t easy when you have five felines in the house. What would your humans think about this?

New VR Demo Let’s You Explore Cat’s Innards – Futurism

VR explores inside of cats

Did you know that they are using virtual reality to train human doctors? Well, it stands to reason they’d soon try the same thing with cats.  There is also an entertainment feature that allows you to “rebuild” the virtual reality feline. Anyway, if you’re medically inclined, this might be a way to learn more about how your feline’s body operates.

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Now I’ll be the first to tell you that I agree we felines are uber perceptive. But predicting the winner of the World Cup? I’m not sure about that.  But that’s just what they’re saying about Achilles, a resident cat of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

His method of picking the winner will consist of his choice between two bowls of food that are decorated with the flag of the competing nation.  Now this isn’t Achilles first rodeo, oh no. Last year, during the FIFA confederations cup, he correctly guessed three out of four major matches.

 

Role of Cats in Ancient Egypt is Focus of Carlos Museum Show – AJC

Divine Felines Cats of Ancient Egypt Michael C. Carlos Museum

We know how the Egyptians revered us felines (smart folks!) and now all you Atlanta felines can tell your human to go to the  “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” at the Michael C. Carlos Museum to educate themselves.  The exhibit says that the Egyptians saw cats as exhibiting godlike traits (again I say, smart humans!)

is a fascinating glimpse at just how crazy Egyptians were for the cats they mummified, commemorated in jewelry and furniture and saw as reflections of the divine on Earth; cats’ endurance, hunting skill and idiosyncratic personalities meant Egyptians saw them as reflecting certain godlike traits. They will see depictions of household felines and felines on a much grander scale. So tell them to get over there and, when they get home., to show you the respect and reverence you deserve!

35 Precious Photos Of Cats And Babies Just Because – HuffPost

photos of babies and cats

Well, it’s about time someone blew the lid off the old wives tale that says cats are dangerous around babies. In fact, it’s really quite the opposite (have you ever seen a baby or a toddler manhandle a cat? it’s not pretty). But these photos are only about love and sweetness and I guarantee you’ll enjoy them.

 

 

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

therapy cats

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!