Walk Through The Web Wednesday 10/25

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Hi There Folks,
Alberto here with my favorite feline tidbits from the web.
Enjoy!

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Modern, Architect-Designed Outdoor Cat Dwellings for Charity – Design Milk

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Architects  pulled out all the creative stops when they designed, built and donated unique and functional outdoor dwellings for cats.  Even celebrities got into the act and they decorated and auctioned off food bowls to benefit local shelters.  Thirteen cat-tastic dwellings were created this year. Which one is your favorite?

 Miniature Furniture Designed Especially for Cats – Maxim

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Once you have that condo purchased and set up, you’re going to need to furnish it and there’s a Japanese furniture manufacturer, Okawa City who can handle the task.  Purrrsonally, I’m a fan of the kitty sized bed and the matching nightstand and lamp. Check them out and watch the video  of felines enjoying their new furnishings.

Paddles, The “First Cat” of New Zealand – HuffPost

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I attempt to stay away from purrrlitical things here but my love of working cats forces me to report on purrrlitical felines. Paddles will be New Zealand’s “First Cat” when his human, labor party leader Jacinda Ardern becomes Prime Minister.  And that’s not the only thing unusual about Paddles, she has opposable thumbs so I’m thinking she will be typing her own purrrlitical announcements on her Twitter account @FirstCatofNZ

The Camping With Cats Instagram Page is Purrrfect – Cheezeburger

gray tabby camping in winterIf you follow me Wednesday meanderings you know I love to feature adventure cats and this week I hit the jackpot! There is an Instagram page with camping cats (a few that I’ve featured in past Walk Through The Web Wednesday posts).  I am inspired and am looking forward to having my human providing me with a little adventure in the snow this winter!

 

 

German Man Planning to Open Sweden’s First Cat Cafe – The Local

yellow and white tabby at Stockholms first cat cafe

Dirk Lüders visited cat cafes all over the world and decided that Sweden needed one too. The Cat Corner will be open soon and will be more focused on the “cat” than the “café” part and he hopes to raise awareness about the problem of homeless animals in Sweden.

So he started work on The Cat Corner and hopes to open the country’s very first cat café in the coming months. According to figures from the cat charity Svekatt, there are 150,000 homeless cats in Sweden and 30,000 in the Stockholm area alone, and those numbers are growing. The café will allow people who can’t have cats to enjoy feline time and will work with local shelters to get cats adopted.

Methinks it’s time for my humans to plan an international cat café trip..but wait, that would mean they’d have to a cat sitter for The Tribe of Five so maybe they’ll have to go one at a time. In the meantime, the humans will just have to follow this cat cafe on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Walk Through The Web Wednesday 10/11

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Hello There,
It’s my favorite day of the week when I purruse the wonders of the web for fabulous feline tales. I hope things are going well for all my friends out there. It’s getting a bit chilly in our neck of the woods but I must say, Oliver and I enjoy sitting on the window sills and chasing leaves as they flutter by us.

I hope you enjoy my news tidbits for the week.

Purrs & Head Bonks,

Siamese cat with blue eyes

Policewoman Has Rescued/Rehomed more than 60 Cats & Kittens – Metro UK

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My humans have always had great respect for those who serve and protect us but I’ve always been a bit ambivalent, until I heard about Officer Gretchen Byrne that is, she is a REAL Hero!

This officer is not just a crime fighter, she’s a cat saver and whenever she can she rescues cats. She started her rescuing mission a few years ago when she couldn’t bear the sight of cats scavenging for food on her beat.

Many of the shelters where she lives in South Florida are full so she decided she’d do what she could for the feral cat population. (If it wasn’t for good folks like Officer Byrne, shelters and our humans, The Tribe of Five might have been relegated to finding our meals in trash cans!)

This lady is amazing, she fosters kittens, brings grown cats to her home to get them in shape for adoption and works to find every feline a furever home.  The Tribe of Five give you a two paws up salute Officer Byrne!

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To Costume or Not to Costume – Halloween

I am not a fan of felines in fancy dress (hence my expression when the humans tried to stuff me in a dinosaur costume last Halloween), but I know there are some felines  out there who enjoy a bit of dress up so I will put aside my own opinions for those of you who enjoy this holiday.

Cats & Dogs Doing Halloween Better Than You-Daily Mail

Tuxedo cat in baked potato Halloween costume
Oh the indignity of these photos. I have always held the Tuxedo cat in high esteem, there’s something about that elegant black and white coat that screams class…..until you put a Tuxedo in a baked potato outfit. People, Please!!!

Pet Faves Picks, Halloween Costumes For Your Pets – PetFaves.com

Gray Tabby in a doctor Halloween costume

These folks not only share some costume ideas, they provide links so you can purchase the purrrrfect feline Halloween outfit.  If I had to choose, I think I’d go for the rather dashing doctor costume!

 

 

 

Dublin’s First Cat Cafe – Lovin’ Dublin

black kittens at the Dublin cat cafe

Georgina O’Neill, a feline loving Dublin business woman, inspired by the many cat cafes in Japan, decided to bring the concept to the Emerald Isle. Not only can you get a cuddle from a kitten but you can sip complimentary coffee during the process.  The female human is very bummed that this cafe wasn’t open the last time she visited Ireland.  We urge all you humans to life up your Guinness and wish these kitties the luck of the Irish, Sláinte!

Artist Lesley Anne Ivory brings Manx Cats to Isle of Man Post Office Stamps-Isle of Man Post Office

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The Manx cat is celebrated on these beautiful postage stamps by Lesley Anne Ivory. The amazing art work on the stamps displays some of her favorite things, cats, flora, fauna and quilts.  If you are a lover of cats, quilts and flora and fauna too, you can order these stamps from the Isle of Man Post Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Linky Party Time! 10/6

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Hi There,
Oliver here. It’s pawty time again and I’m hosting this one. When #TheTribeOfFive was deciding which blog post of ours to feature, I stretched out and contemplated for quite a img_0097-1while. I finally decided that we wanted to highlight our “Let’s Talk About Adoption” post, even though it was for Remember Me Thursday on Sept. 28. Pet adoption is a big deal in our house (all five of us are rescues) and besides, you get to see the awesome kitten pictures of each of us (and a tribute to  Miss P. and Buster who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge).

But enough about us, here are my three picks from the last party, enjoy and please join us in the Linky Party Festivities, all species of pets are welcome!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver

Arrrrr – Erin the Princess Cat
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I always love to read about the goings on in Erin’s regal residence and this story had me enthralled. Seems Erin found herself on the high seas with quite a cast of characters. This is what happens when you take International Talk Like a Pirate Day too seriously!

A Beautiful Tribute To Zoe – 15andmeowing

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We love the felines at this wonderful blog. They took the time to send love and condolences to our friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life on the loss of their beloved fur kid Zoe. The Tribe of Five sends our love and prayers as well. Say hello to Miss P. and Buster Zoe!

Sister Saturday with Dolly – Brian’s Home

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I love to read the updates from the female felines at this blog. Dolly is one pretty kitty and the two sisters here at the Tribe of Five are thinking a “Sister Saturday” would be a good idea on our blog as the brothers seem to take over the blog writing!

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Welcome to the Pet Blogger Showcase!

img_2985-1This is the place for you to show off your favorite family friendly pet related posts, find other great posts to read, show some love to other bloggers and maybe be featured on one of the host blogs!

Meet the Hosts Behind the Showcase:
Pet Faves– Living the pet lover lifestyle
Heart Like A Dog– The good, the bad, and the Oh My God of living with dogs
Felines Opines– The world from a feline point of view
Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat– The humorous and touching tales of a formerly homeless, yet always extraordinary, feline and his Momma, who’s just along for the ride.

About the Pet Blogger Showcase

Twice a month, On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, you have the chance to link up one of your blog posts to the linky party link-up. Then visit 3 other blogs that joined the party and leave a meaningful comment. Feel free to share with your followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Then each week the hosts will feature their favorite 3 posts from the previous Linky Party on the new party post.

Pet Blogger Showcase Rules

  1. Share a pet specific post, past or present, from your blog in the linky below (be sure to link to your post page and not your home page). Family friendly posts only. (We love reading about other topics and niches, but posts that are not pet related will be deleted this includes any posts that don’t mention pets even if they are on a pet blog or if the post could pertain to pets.)
  2. Spread the Love! Leave a quality comment(more than just a few words) on at least 3 other posts from the linky party. Tell them why you love their post, encourage them, share on social media.
  3. Check back for the next linky party to see if you are featured on one of the hosts’ blogs.

*Note: By adding your post to the linky party you are giving the hosts permission to use an image from your post if your post will be a featured post on their blog to help encourage people to click through to your post. The image may be used individually or as a collage.

That’s it! No need to RSVP. No need to bring a covered dish. No need to add the linky to your post. No need to include a button. Just come join the party and PAWTY ON!

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Linky Party June 17

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Hi All,
Oliver here. Since I’m the first member of #TheTribeOfFive to opine out loud, I”m  hosting the Linky Party. I hope you enjoy my picks from the last party.

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BasilBasil the Bionic Cats Summer Pawty

I must say, those British moggies know how to pawty! Cat shaped treats, steak on the grlll ,kung fu kitties, birds and more. Basil, you`re the man!

 

 

ColleAll Things Collie – They bring Me Joy

I loved the way the collies human shares her heart about her love for her fur kids. Our humans always tell us how much The Tribe Five means to them. I wish every animal had humans that loved them that much!

ashmaTales of Asthma and Allergies With Gracie – Brian’s Home

There are lots of kitties with allergies and asthma. Our very own Miss P. (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge four years ago after living a rich and happy 18 years) had asthma all her life.

 

 

 

 

Miss P.

The humans knew how to keep her healthy and her asthma attacks to a minmum so if you’re an asmathic kitty, dont worry, you can live a long, healthy, happy life.

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Welcome​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Pet​ ​Blogger​ ​Showcase

​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​place​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​show​ ​off​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​family

friendly​ ​pet​ ​related​ ​posts,​ ​find​ ​other​ ​great​ ​posts​ ​to​ ​read,​ ​show​ ​some​ ​love​ ​to​ ​other​ ​bloggers​ ​and

maybe​ ​be​ ​featured​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​host​ ​blogs!

Meet​ ​the​ ​Hosts​ ​Behind​ ​the​ ​Showcase 

Pet​ ​Faves​-​ ​Living​ ​the​ ​pet​ ​lover​ ​lifestyle

Heart​ ​Like​ ​A​ ​Dog​-​ ​The​ ​good,​ ​the​ ​bad,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Oh​ ​My​ ​God​ ​of​ ​living​ ​with​ ​dogs

Felines​ ​Opines​-​ ​The​ ​world​ ​from​ ​a​ ​feline​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view

Momma​ ​Kat​ ​and​ ​Her​ ​Bear​ ​Cat​-​ ​The​ ​humorous​ ​and​ ​touching​ ​tales​ ​of​ ​a​ ​formerly​ ​homeless,​ ​yet always​ ​extraordinary,​ ​feline​ ​and​ ​his​ ​Momma,​ ​who’s​ ​just​ ​along​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ride.

About​ ​the​ ​Pet​ ​Blogger​ ​Showcase 

Twice​ ​a​ ​month,​ ​On​ ​the​ ​1st​ ​and​ ​3rd​ ​Saturday​ ​of​ ​the​ ​month,​ ​you​ ​have​ ​the​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​link​ ​up​ ​one​ ​of your​ ​blog​ ​posts​ ​to​ ​the​ ​linky​ ​party​ ​link-up.​ ​Then​ ​visit​ ​3​ ​other​ ​blogs​ ​that​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​party​ ​and​ ​leave a​ ​meaningful​ ​comment.​ ​Feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​share​ ​with​ ​your​ ​followers​ ​on​ ​Facebook,​ ​Pinterest,​ ​Twitter, etc.​ ​Then​ ​each​ ​week​ ​the​ ​hosts​ ​will​ ​feature​ ​their​ ​favorite​ ​3​ ​posts​ ​from​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​Linky​ ​Party​ ​on the​ ​new​ ​party​ ​post.

​ ​​Pet​ ​Blogger​ ​Showcase​ ​Rules 

1.Share​ ​a​​ ​​pet​ ​specific​ ​post​,​ ​past​ ​or​ ​present,​ ​from​ ​your​ ​blog​ ​in​ ​the​ ​linky​ ​below​ ​(be​ ​sure​ ​to link​ ​to​ ​your​ ​post​ ​page​ ​and​ ​not​ ​your​ ​home​ ​page).​ ​Family​ ​friendly​ ​posts​ ​only.​ ​(We​ ​love reading​ ​about​ ​other​ ​topics​ ​and​ ​niches,​ ​but​ ​posts​ ​that​ ​are​ ​not​ ​pet​ ​related​ ​will​ ​be​ ​deleted this​ ​includes​ ​any​ ​posts​ ​that​ ​don’t​ ​mention​ ​pets​ ​even​ ​if​ ​they​ ​are​ ​on​ ​a​ ​pet​ ​blog​ ​or​ ​if​ ​the post​ ​could​ ​pertain​ ​to​ ​pets.)

2.Spread​ ​the​ ​Love!​ ​​Leave​ ​a​ ​quality​ ​comment(more​ ​than​ ​just​ ​a​ ​few​ ​words)​ ​on​ ​at​ ​least 

3​ ​other​ ​posts​ ​from​ ​the​ ​linky​ ​party​.​ ​Tell​ ​them​ ​why​ ​you​ ​love​ ​their​ ​post,​ ​encourage​ ​them, share​ ​on​ ​social​ ​media.

3.Check​ ​back​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​linky​ ​party​​ ​to​ ​see​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​featured​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hosts’ blogs.

*Note:​ ​By​ ​adding​ ​your​ ​post​ ​to​ ​the​ ​linky​ ​party​ ​you​ ​are​ ​giving​ ​the​ ​hosts​ ​permission​ ​to​ ​use an​ ​image​ ​from​ ​your​ ​post​ ​if​ ​your​ ​post​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​featured​ ​post​ ​on​ ​their​ ​blog​ ​to​ ​help encourage​ ​people​ ​to​ ​click​ ​through​ ​to​ ​your​ ​post.​ ​The​ ​image​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​individually​ ​or as​ ​a​ ​collage.  

That’s​ ​it!​ ​No​ ​need​ ​to​ ​RSVP.​ ​No​ ​need​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​covered​ ​dish.​ ​No​ ​need​ ​to​ ​add​ ​the​ ​linky​ ​to​ ​your post.​ ​No​ ​need​ ​to​ ​include​ ​a​ ​button.​ ​Just​ ​come​ ​join​ ​the​ ​party​ ​and​ ​​PAWTY​ ​ON​!

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Oliver Opines – Out Loud

Hello All,
Oliver here. The #TribeOfFive will be opining out loud,  periodically. Here is my first “talkie”.  It resulted from the male human’s incredulity when he heard about our plan. Signing off for now and looking forward to opining out loud once in a while.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver

 

 

Walk Through the Web Wednesday 5/10

 

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Hello Friends, Furry, Feathered and Otherwise,
Alberto here. I’ve missed a couple of my Wednesday postings because my purrrsonal assistant (the female human) has been traveling and evidently my blogging needs were put on the back burner for a family wedding…priorities people!  But she is back and typing for me so here are my favorite finds from purrrrusing the world-wide web.
Your Friend,
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Feline Focused Happy Hour in Portland – The Portland Mercury

tabby cat in a cocktail glass feline happy hourWhere we live here in the Inland Northwest, many wineries, breweries, restaurants, etc.  host “Yappy Hours” for the dogs and dog people in our community to benefit our local shelter. I have always wondered why there were no cat loving drinkers out there who would take on a bit of imbibing on behalf of felines and feline lovers. Well. leave it to Portland to be the first. This happy hour is called “I love Cats. And Drinking” and is advertised as a place where people can talk about cats without feeling judged. They will feature cat themed games, trivia, entertainment such as “Meowoke”, cat themed comedy and lots more.  Evidently there has been a long running battle between Seattle and Portland as to which city is the most cat friendly. Well Portland, you’ve got my vote. Two Paws Up for a happy hour for feline lovers. (If we lived closer I would insist that my humans attend!)

Shy Cat gets job as receptionist after more than 400 days at shelter –Evening Standard

white shelter cat working at the shelter front deskAs you may know, every member of The Tribe of Five is a rescue and we have a soft spot in our hearts for happy shelter kitty stories. This one is wonderful. Champas, a white cat spent 400 days at the Animal Welfare League in NSW, Australia.  He was so shy and fearful, he would run and hide whenever anyone came to visit him. Thank goodness the staff there are proactive and they appointed Champas as their first reception cat in an attempt to show potential adopters how good-natured and loveable he is.  They posted photos of Champas on Facebook, while he was hard at work, complete with descriptive signs that further explained his purrrrsonality.  The job not only got him out of his shell but the Facebook posts snagged him a forever home!

Shelter Cats Visit Seniors Who Can’t Have Pets – I Heart Cats

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Here’s another great story about shelter cats. There are many older people who have to move to places where pets are not allowed. Everyone who is an animal lover knows that without the company of furry four-legged friends, life just isn’t the same.  The Bangor Humane Society, in Maine regularly packs up some of their felines and takes them to local nursing homes to visit people who can no longer care for pets. It’s a win-win. The folks in the home get some feline love in their lives (purrs and head bonks) and the kitties get much-needed socialization. Well done Bangor Humane Society!

 

 

Every Office Needs A Kitty Kondo: Check Out A Cat At The Cat Library – Cattime.com

kitten from a cat library sits on phoneHere’s another wonderful shelter story. I love it when shelters are creative in working to adopt out the kitties in their care.  I have reported on cat cafes, cat hotels, cat yoga but now there are cat libraries!  The Animal Care Center of Mesilla Valley in New Mexico has come up with a purrrrrfect idea to promote feline adoptions.  They have created a cat library located inside a government building where over 800 employees have the opportunity to “check out ” a cat or kitten and take them to their desk for up to an hour a day.  The cats are socialized and the “borrow before you adopt” idea seems to be working as other businesses are thinking about establishing cat libraries in their facilities.

 

Funny Farmer Felines Interview

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Tucker here. The Tribe of Five is honored to be interviewed by the Funny Farmer Felines.  We had a great time. Hop on over and learn a little more about each of us.

Thank you Funny Farmer Felines:
Your Friend,
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