Happy Wednesday Furiends!
The weather in our neck of the woods is icky, First we had weeks of snow dump on us. This was a good thing for some of the more resourceful neighbors. The Human took these photos from inside so the quality isn’t so great. The point is, the deer figured out how to get to the tasty tree branches by using the snow berms.
As for The Tribe, we are making sure we sit on the chair at the front door window and snoopervise The Human’s hilarious antics as she first shovels snow and then attacks the ice on the driveway. When we become exhausted from snoopervising we take time to cozy up and rest. So far this horrible weather hasn’t affected us too much, although our Chewy order was a little late and we almost ran out of kibble, Oh the horror! I am happy to announce that starvation was narrowly avoided when the box arrived that evening!
Well, thankfully disaster was avoided and food was delivered and The Human is uninjured. The ice is so bad in our neck of the woods that The Human is working at home. This is an excellent opportunity for me to make sure that she completes this blog post with the excellence I demand.
I hope you enjoyed our little slice of life from our next of the woods this week. Stay safe and if it is snowing or icy in your neck of the woods, make sure you keep your humans safe!
Crew of a Ship Adopts a Cat Named Lollipop After He Was Born Onboard
When a mother cat gave birth to five kittens on a ship, four were adopted out. The fifth kitten named Lollipop took up residence on the ship.
Wherever the ship docks, Lollipop and her human crew serve as kitty ambassadors. Crew members say they buy cat food and leave it with shopkeepers in the ports they visit because they want all kitties to be as well taken care of as Lollipop. Good work sailors!
Water Loving Hawaiian Cat
When you’re a feline in Hawaii, of course you’d want to surf! Mahalo kitty! This video about the water loving feline is pawsome!
Cat Rooms Are 2022’s Biggest Pet Trend
Kitties rejoice! The cat room is the hot ticket for 2022. What is it? It’s a room dedicated entirely (or almost entirely) to your marvelous felines. . And why cat rooms? Because we cats have very specific needs.
Now having a cat room doesn ‘t mean you banish your feline to one room only. We need the run of the WHOLE house. A cat room is another way to enhance our lives.
There are many great ideas on Instagram if you are interested in enhancing your feline’s life by creating a cat room.
Missing Cat Found Stuck Inside Recliner Donated To Thrift Store
People, People! Don’t you know that moving is stressful for us and that we love to hid in strange places when we’re scared? Let this story be a lesson to you before you get rid of any furniture that you need to make sure all your felines are accounted for.
Denver Animal Protection got a call on New Year’s Eve from the city’s Arc Thrift Store, where employees had discovered a meowing sound coming from a chair someone had dropped off at the shop.
“Sure enough, there’s a recliner out front, and there’s a little orange tabby stuck inside,” animal protection Officer Jenna Humphreys told The Denver Channel. “Very friendly, couldn’t get out. They said that they had noticed the meowing shortly after somebody had dropped it off.”
Meanwhile, the cat’s owners had become distraught after realizing Montequila was nowhere to be found. They eventually realized she must have stowed away in the chair, and they reached out to the thrift store, where the staff put them in touch with animal protection, the agency wrote on Facebook.
Humphrey said the owners were “so relieved” and “absolutely thrilled to have their cat back.”
The people had gotten rid of the chair while they were in the process of moving, which can be a stressful process for cats.
Humphrey said she and fellow officers are used to hearing about animals hiding in odd spots during events like a move, but “this was a new one.”
Though Montequila was unharmed, reclining chairs can be dangerous for cats. They can be seriously injured or even killed if they’re inside when someone operates the chair.
Cat people, there’s cool new tech for you
Water intake is important for every cat and if your feline has kidney issues it’s even more critical.
To aid in monitoring your cat’s health, PurrSong is releasing a water dispenser that tracks water consumption, a litter box that tracks your cat’s weight and bathroom habits and an activity tracker that can collect data on your cat’s movement and sleep patterns. The idea is that any and all of this data can help you see your cat’s everyday routine and, more importantly, notice early enough when they break that routine.
If PurrSong sounds familiar, it’s because at CES 2019 the company launched the $900 LavvieBot S, a self-cleaning litter box that refills litter automatically. Joining the LavvieBot S in PurrSong’s 2022 lineup is LavvieWater, a filtered water dispenser that tracks your cat’s water intake. Water is circulated without a motor and filtered to reduce water scale build-up.
PurrSong is also launching a new litter box called the LavvieBox. It’s an open air box that can be modified into three different physical setups depending on your cat’s preference. The LavvieBox can track your cat’s urinary and bowel movement data and weight patterns. It’s equipped with an air purifier to reduce odor and dust but, unlike the LavvieBot S, it’s not a self-cleaning box.
Rounding out the new trio is the LavvieTag, an activity tracker on a collar that gathers data on your cat’s activity. That data is analyzed to determine four main patterns: resting, grooming, walking and running. The LavvieTag is lightweight and lasts four weeks on a single charge. (Oliver is very concerned that The Human may buy this gadget!)
You can learn more about this company in the video above.