March 31st 2008 3:26 am
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I have been asked by PetSaleAve.com to review a new toy for them. It is called Lucky Catnip Fortune Cookies and it is made by Jake and Micah. The cookies - there are three - come in a cute little chinese take out box with paper noodles. Each cookie comes with its own fortune, but your really don't need a crystal ball to know that I'll be taking a long and peaceful nap in the future after I get done playing with a primo nip toy.
These toys are big enough (3.5 inches) for bunnykicking, but not so big as to be overwhelming. They come in appealing colors, and are filled with 100% primo organic catnip.
The fortunes are sewn onto strips that are attached to the side of the toy. The cookies are well constructed and the fabric stands up to all the biting and kicking that I inflicted upon them. Some of the other fortunes are "You purr is a gift to those who love you", and "Trust your intuition to scratch things". I did that too, scratching my ears most thoroughly before getting very involved in the aggressive end of the review.
I have to say I enjoyed these thoroughly. Despite having a night to dry out, the fabric is still slightly soggy today, so you can tell I had a good time.
You can find pictures of my play/review session HERE. As you can see I had a very good time. The paper noodles were quite entertaining as well.
The same company also make catnip sushi and wantons. I sense a theme here! They also offer contemplation/play mats, lucky cat collars (please remove bell), and some very attractive kitty bandannas. While their tag line reads "for super lucky pets!" they are themed more toward the feline crowd.
PetSaleAve.com has been, to date, largely geared toward dogs, so the inclusion of new cat products into their catalog would certainly be welcome. (This the company that referred me to Caitlyn's K-9 where I get my Party Collars. They also have model sign up form. I need to sign up!)
In short, after thorough testing by me, I find this product more than meets my exacting standards and I give it a five star rating!
October 15th 2007 12:36 pm
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So...my Bean does these tackes things at her office, and usually she is very busy with these tackes in the spring when she spends lots of extra time at the office. Not NOW.
But because of some peoples she say should be publically flogged for waiting until very last minute to bring their tackes things in, she must spend extra time at the office this weekend, which is less time for me.
So she goes to office and I go outside yesterday and decide I should investigate storm drain to see if there are an Vishus Deers hiding down there, or, if not that, to see if I can find any mice or rats or bugs. So that what I do.
When she comes home, I see her pull car in, so I come out of storm drain. There is this man that lives down the road that has a chair with wheels on it, and I look and see him in street, coming back from store. He goes very slow, so I trot out on the street ahead of him.
Bean yell at me, get out of street, but I look at her and I look at him and why should I get out of street if it okay if he in it? and then I look back and suddenly out of no where a car is there and IT SCARED ME!
Well, I guess it scared her more because she say I nearly give her heart attack. So she not happy.
So today I on restriction and cannot go outside or use the computer, although I will sneak using the computer. I do not see why I should be on restriction today for something that happen yesterday and that is all over and done with. I was bad yesterday, yes. Today I was not bad, so I should not be on restriction.
Besides, I hear all sorts of animals on the roof and need to go check them out, not be stuck inside.
I do not get humans, because they do understand that what ever happen yesterday was done and over with yesterday and have nothing to do with today. They need to get their heads sorted out.
October 10th 2007 5:27 am
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There was an article on Petcentric about Dogs and Cats getting lost and how humans who find apparent strays should not just assume that they are strays and should take steps to reunite them with their humans. This is all well and good, but with Cats, if they do not like where they are living, they will leave.
Cats are largely independent creatures and will not say in conditions they do not like. One of these conditions is overcrowding.
There are always stories of the old lady that lives in a house with 87 cats and I often read something, usually once a year, about one of these so called "Cat Ladies". There was a video recently about the lady in Moscow with 130 cats in her apartment! She say she want to help them but does having that many cats live in such crowded conditions really help them?
So I have been thinking...what is an acceptable number of pets? What constitutes a pet collector or a pet hoarder?
I do not think that there is a hard and fast number. If you take good care of your animals, they are all healthy and their is room enough for all of them to have their own area, then I would say you could have easily have more pets then someone you lives in tiny apartment in city, is not home often and cannot afford to take proper care of more than one. A family that is home more often then not will obviously have time to devote to more animals.
The other question involves level of care. Is food and water enough? Shouldn't a certain level of interaction be involved? Is a cat that is given food and water, lives in a house and ever goes outside, a pet if the cat never receives any petting or spends quality time with a human?
My Bean knows of a situation where a pair of humans have a colony of feral cats in their attic. They feel that because they feed and water the cats, and that the cats are inside, away from things that can harm them that they are helping them. But the cats do not receive regular health care from a professional (notice how nicely I sidestep that V word?) and they are not fixed, so they can produce kittens, which is how the whole colony got started. First they took in a pair, then the pair had kittens and then the kittens had kittens...
These, to me, are not pets and you are not really helping the animals. They live in fear of the humans and of the woofies that also live in the house and they will not come by the woofies or the humans. Also they fight amongst themselves, and often kittens are killed by the adult cats because the room is limited. This is a problem but these humans will not ask for help and local agencies will not step in as a it is a private residence.
On a similar note, there are the Infantis who own a Birman and a Main Coon, a Chausie, two cougars and a Siberian lynx. The cougars and the lynx live outside have enclosed cages and are allowed out of the cages and into the family's enclosed porch to play and interact with the humans. The two domestic cats and the Chausie all live inside the house. I think in this case, these animals are more pets than in the previous case.
What are your thoughts on this matter. What is an acceptable number of pets, and what is an acceptable level of care?
Because I know some of my readers have problems with my Xanga account, I put this also on my Blogger account so these readers can comment.