Birds of a Sweater with Becky

Today we meet Becky, who began working with a colony of feral cats just last year in 2016. Caring for about 20 cats, the hardest thing that Becky has had to deal with so far is the harsh winter weather in Wisconsin. When her colony was sick and being treated, it was minus 20 degrees! Just keeping the food from freezing was a real challenge.

When I started following Becky and her Birds of a Sweater profile on Instagram, I thought her TNR efforts and handmade cat toys would make for an interesting interview. Becky holds monthly giveaways on her Instagram profile for her cat toys, and I wanted to hold a giveaway today here on the blog as well to support her feral colony. Continue reading “Birds of a Sweater with Becky”

A Global Day of Giving #GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…and now today is Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Source: GivingTuesday.org

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Providing whisker stress relief in style! (giveaway)

Some cat owners may not be familiar with the term whisker stress, a.k.a whisker fatigue, but it does exist and your cat may be experiencing it. Whisker stress can occur when your cat eats from its food dish that is a typical pet food bowl – one with high sides – and their whiskers touch the edge of the bowl while eating.

Remember, your cat’s whiskers are very sensitive touch receptors, and they are a sensory tool for your cat, helping it navigate their world and surroundings.

whisker-stress-free-cat-feederTo eliminate whisker stress, it is a good idea to feed your cat from a shallow dish, so their whiskers do not touch the sides of the bowl while eating. If you want to relieve your cat’s whisker stress (and who wouldn’t want to do that), why not do it in style?

Today we are giving away a beautiful and classy Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder from Trendy Pet!

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Animal Authors Unite: A Day at the OC Children’s Book Festival (and giveaway!)

On a picture-perfect, clear blue sky day, with the aroma of kettle corn filling the air, a young child runs up to a book display, pointing at the book cover and shouting back to her parent in tow – “A kitty, a kitty!” This scene played out numerous times this past weekend, where I had the privilege of attending the Orange County Children’s Book Festival with my friend, author Jaimi Ilama.

Jaimi was stationed in an author booth, where she sold and signed her book, The Upstairs Cat, for her new adoring fans, and I was Jaimi’s steadfast booth buddy. But I brought more to the table than just my payment processing skills. I provided signs for the children to hold and pose with in front of…you guessed it…cats and kittens!

In order to spread awareness about cat adoptions, Jaimi invited Continue reading “Animal Authors Unite: A Day at the OC Children’s Book Festival (and giveaway!)”

Sophie and the SureFeed Review (plus giveaway!)

Raise your paw if you’re a grazer. Raise ’em high and raise ’em proud! In our household, Sophie is the resident grazer. A nibble here, a nibble there…a mid-nibble snooze…then back for another nibble.

As the human who monitors the nibbling, I need to allow for enough grazing time but not enough time for the food to spoil. So, I was more than happy to try out the SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFlap.

What is SureFeed and How Does It Work?

SureFeed is a sealed pet bowl and its lid automatically opens when your pet approaches, allowing your pet access to their food at any time. The lid then closes when the pet is done eating and seals in freshness and odors – and keeps out bugs! Pretty simple, but pretty smart. Continue reading “Sophie and the SureFeed Review (plus giveaway!)”