May Meow: Purrfect Cat Gift ideas, updates on the pet food recall and prepping your cat for summer!

May 8, 2007
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Dear Catster Member,

Many meows!

All is purrfect at Catster HQ, as we just head bopped our official 400,000th member. That's one Catster or Dogster human joining every 60 seconds - talk about a rush of pet love. Plus, there's so much meowvelous stuff going on here, we can't wait to meow it out!

The Latest on the Pet-Food Recall
Check out the latest on the pet food recall on our Pet Food Recall Resource and Information Center. ( You can also sign-up for the world's only RSS feeds dedicated to keep pet parents up to date on the latest recall news. Check it out!

It's Getting Hot on the Pet Health Zone
VPI's Pet Health Zone wants to prepare you and your cat for the summertime heat. Learn how to ensure that your cat is not in danger of heatstroke or dehydration by reading VPI's series of articles dedicated to educating pet owners about summertime hazards. These include "Keeping Your Pet Healthy in the Summer Heat," "Go Play Outside and Take Your Pet With You!" and tips to "Give Your Pet the Coolest Summer Ever." Also, check out the winning pet photos from the April Showers contest. While you're there, don't forget to enter VPI's Pet Health Zone Patriotic Pets Photo Contest! Submit your winningest photo of your cat dressed in his or her patriotic best for a chance to receive a $250 gift basket loaded with pet prizes.

Hug Your Pet
Vote for CATS OR DOGS of the ASPCA to win the International Hug Your Pet Competition sponsored by Bounce®. Bounce will donate a year's supply of cat food and $10,000 to the ASPCA, which will help to improve the lives of homeless animals by supporting vaccinations, medical exams, and spay and neutering. Love your pet, not the hair. Give your faithful friend that extra hug they deserve. Bounce helps repel the hair. Vote NOW!

CatsterPlus Provides More Kitty Fun
Why are all the cool kitties signing up for CatsterPlus? Well, here are a few highlights:
  • The ability to add catastic photo captions
  • Access to a special Forum just for CatsterPlus members,
  • Enhanced email "Sent" folder feature, so you'll never forget whom you p-mailed.
  • And the best reason: Themed Rosettes
CasterPlus is available for just $19.95/year or $3.50/month. Sign up menow!

Curious Cat Tip #104
Q: Need a gift for a cat-obsessed friend? The world is your meowyster. Check out a few of our favorite kitty presents.
A: For literary kitties, you can't go wrong with graphic novel Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey Brown. Furry fashionistas will go gaga for the girlie-glam party dresses and kitty bling (collars) from And playful kitties will tucker themselves out hunting around the Peek-A-Prize, a smooth box with holes, where parents can hide treats from furry friends to balls and other bounty.

For more advice on a wide-range of topics, head to the Catster Forums.

Catster Community: The Cat Pack
Pumpkin, Kayla, Samantha, Abre, Keely, Autume, Gary, Buddy and Cleo's mom p-mailed this catabulous note:
Ever since I joined Catster, I feel like I'm a cat. I used to be called a cat freak but no more. I can add as many kitty things to my page as I want, and everybody is so friendly. I found Catster from, and I was thrilled to find a cool site where cats have webpages, crushes and, last but not least, furriends. Thank you, Catster, for this great site
We love to hear how Catster has changed/improved/bettered your life. Keep meowing those tales to If we use your note in an upcoming newsletter, we'll credit your account 10 Zealies!

Show Off Your Catster
How do you show off your Catster love? Here are two ideas. Make a badge for your cat to put on you other webpages. Find out how here: ( Or, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in for some Catster stickers. They dress up any car bumper or look great on notebooks. Your friends will purr in envy. Mail to 555 De Haro Street, Suite 350, San Francsicso, CA 94107. Attention: Stickers!

Chase you later!

May all animals be happy and safe,
Catster HQ
Catster, here kitty, kitty!

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