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”.

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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 5/23

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Hi There Furiends,
Alberto here. I’m walking again and took my actual first walk of the season with the Female Human. We had a discussion about my need for a slightly larger and comfortale halter, a guy grows in a year! But I digress.

Here are my Wednesday web wanderings, enjoy!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

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5 Destinations For The Obsessive Cat Lover In Your Life- awol.junkee.com

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I’ve covered cat cafe’s and cat islands so this may be a bit of a red-do but it is a nice list for travelling feline lovers.  Now I want to find out about that museum for internet cats, how do I and the rest of The Tribe of Five get in there?

5 Tips for Training Your Cat That Actually Work – Bustle

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What’s with the number 5 this week? But I digress. The Female Human has had cat training on the brain lately as she’s writing a mystery that includes a sniffer dog and two felines that help solve a crime. Purrsonally, the entire training thing bores me but I am a smart feline and know that if I learn certain things, I get great rewards so maybe I shouldn’t be too hasty!

The Million Cat Challenge Reaches Goal of Savings Cats One Year Early – USMagazine.com

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Did you humans know there was a million cat challenge? Did you know that more than 1,000 animal shelters in North America purrticipated?  Did you know the campaign began four years ago and as of December 31, 2017 all those shelters saved 1,148,129 cats?

There’s nothing better than saving feline lives and this group has accomplished that big time. Two paws up!

I Photograph Men With Their Cats And The Result Is Cuteness Overload! – Bored Panda

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The Female Human always says that, “Real men love cats”. We know this to be true in our house because The Male Human is a cat lover. This photographer immortalizes the love of male humans and their cats and the photos are pawsitively wonderful!

8 Tips For Bonding With Your Cat The First Week You Get One – Bustle

tips for bonding with your new cat

Well, looks like we broke the “5 things” trend. I bet the million folks who adopted those felines from the previous article were wondering how to make their kitty feel at home in their new abode. These tips are very good and work well whether you’re bringing a kitten or an older kitty into your home and heart. We felines adapt well into new surroundings, all we ask is that you have a little patience and a little care as we get used to you and the new place.

 

 

 

 

Once Upon A KitNip Box…

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Hello Furiends,
Alberto here. I want to tell you a little “tail” about The Tribe of Five and the day we received a gift of a KitNip Box. I have been told that the humans in charge of regulating stuff on the internet require that we tell you that we received this box for our fair and honest review. The good folks at KitNip Box are not responsible for my snarky comments and The Tribe of Five only accept opportunities to review products we think might be of interest to our furiends.

The Female Human came home one day and said, “Guess what guys? The nice people at KitNip Box are sending us a complimentary box to check out. Notice my face, I’m thinking, Human, I have no idea what this KitNip thing is and it’s twenty minutes past my dinner time.  

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Well sure enough that “KitNip thingy” arrived at our house. As Chief Snoopervisor I made sure I inspected the box as soon as it was opened.

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The Female Human went on and on (“Oh look at how cute the toys are..look at that sweet thank you card..how nice they provide information on all the items inside…”) What a bunch of drivel, I was interested in those toys and the enticing aroma of nip coming from inside that magic box.

 

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Once I had ascertained the the box contents were safe for inspection, the rest of the Tribe sauntered over and did their own inspection. Unfortunately, there was a slight delay in unpacking the box when our Alpha Tucker decided he was going to have an “if it fits I sits” moment.

 

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As we continued our inspection the Female Human kept  blathering on…”Oh my goodness look at that little umbrella toy….a PINK mouse sooooo cute…I love the natural materials..” Blah,, blah, blah.

 

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The Tribe of five was only concerned with the play worthiness of these things and they were definitely play worthy.

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As Oliver and I tested some of the toys we had to admit they were a lot of fun. Tucker isn’t as playful as he used to be and Lily has learned to let Ollie and I play first or she may receive some whacky paw. But then, The Female Human took a bag out of the box……..

She opened the side of the bag just a bit and the heavenly aroma that emanated from that bag was a little kitty heaven on earth. That delightful fragrance even got Tucker off his favorite spot on the sofa. The Female Human opened the bag and offered The Tribe some of the delicious fishy inside. And wonder of wonder, every one of us, the entire Tribe loved it! The Female Human was amazed because Oliver and Jasmine normally refuse most treats but this magic bag was tasty to all of us!

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Although this “once upon a time” story was a great one for the Tribe of Five, there is a cautionary note for you humans. The Female Human, wanting to make sure we Felines did a stellar job of opining on our KitNip Box took her time introducing us to all the delights it contained. She made one great tactical error however, she left the box within my reach and I felt it my duty as Chief Snoopervisor to distribute its contents to the the rest of the Tribe. And then, there was the issue of that delicious snack bag in there.  The Female Human is still crawling around looking under the furniture trying to retrieve the feline friendly items in the KitNip Box. Tummy issues were avoided because the sneaky fishy people made that package impossible to open and believe me, I spent some quality time chewing on the bag!

 

 

And that my furiends is the “tail” of the magical KitNip Box and The Tribe of Five. The Tribe gives it a two paws up and The Female Human loved it too! If my furiends out there want to try KitNip Box for yourselves, just go to their site and enter the special coupon, FELINEOPINES for 15% off any new subscription (  for the first month)

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The Female Human Opines

Hi There Folks.,
Alberto here. As you know, the name of this blog is “FELINE Opines” but once in a while we allow the Human to opine on something we think is important. This post she did for KatzenWorld is a very important subject and highlights a new program called Home to Home  (created and implemented in our own local shelter, (Panhandle Animal Shelter) where Oliver and I and Lily came from.

We think this is an important message and we hope you do too.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

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Click here for the story

 

 

Friendly Fill Ins #103

Hi Friends,
Oliver here. Oh my whiskers! Our purrsonal assistant was busy doing other things (non of which are as important as our blog) and did not get the Friendly Fill ins posted yesterday,. Meowza it’s hard to find good help!

As I say, better late than never so here they are. The blog hop is sponsored and created by our furiends at 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Head on over and enter the “hop” at McGuffy’s reader or you can post your fill ins in our comments (we love to hear you opine!)

Purrs & Head Bonks,

black and white cat Oliver

 

Here are the fill in questions:

1. I could really use ____________________.

2. ________________________ is a charity that I like to support.

3. One time, I broke                           , and                          .

4. I wish that I had                    , when I was young(er).

Here are my answers:

 

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The struggle is real

1.I could really use another Dharma Dog Karma Cat bed. The female human won a beautiful bed for us and Alberto seems to have claimed it as his own. I quite like it too. Come to think of it though, if the Humans get another bed, I’d prefer something a bit wider as getting into this one is a tight squeeze.

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2.The Panhandle Animal Shelter is a charity I like to support. Well, actually we send the female human out to do a table at the annual fund raiser and to share some of our pawsome swag with the shelter cats there. But I am a big supporter as this is where my brother Alberto and I came from as well as Lily,
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Check out his tail, wasn’t much left to glue. MOL

3. One time I broke one of The Female Human’s favorite pottery birds and The Male Human hid it so I wouldn’t get in trouble. She found it eventually and attempted to glue the tail back on but it’s never been the same.
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4. I wish that I had  known what a great cuddle buddy Tucker is when I was younger.

#AtoZChallenge X

Hi There,
Tucker here. Today’s letter is “X” and that stands for “X-RAY” , as in X-ray eyes. Any of you humans who live with felines are furmaliar with that x-ray, mind controlling stare we employ to get you to do our bidding. Every feline needs to master the art of the stare as this is the first step in training your Humans.

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Tucker: this is my x-ray stare technique, looking cute and maximizing my crossed blue eyes to their best advantage. How could you refuse anything this sweet face asks??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lily: I use my unusual round eyes for my x-ray stare technique to capture The Human’s attention and then I just stare and stare. Pretty soon they cave to my will.  I am silently saying, “Oh please, give me just one treat.”

 

 

 

 

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Jasmine: My x-ray eyes technique, I will stare at The Humans with my baby blues until they do the right thing (and the right thing is whatever I want them to do.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oliver: I use the “You’ve got to be kidding me!” x-ray eye technique. After a while, the Humans will realize they are being judged and found lacking and they will cave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alberto:
My x-ray eye technique is a bit on the snarky side. I have this certain look that I will maintain. Soon enough the Humans begin to feel they have done something I find egregious and then they will begin to attempt to find out what it is that I need.

#AtoZ Challenge Q

Hi There,
Jasmine here. Today’s letter is “Q” and that stands for ‘QUEENLY” and don’t Lily and I look the part? We are the only two girls in The Tribe of Five and we take our diva roles quite seriously. Now all we have to do is to get those males to treat us with the deference and respect we deserve! And a reminder, even rescue kitties like us can be royal!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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