Catster's July Meow Part 2: Good Fun Inside!

July 26, 2007
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Dear Catster Member,

What's purring?

Hope you're lapping up summer! The crew at Catster HQ is taking full advantage of the longer days by spending more time with our feline friends. And, we're meowing up plenty of head-butting good ideas to make your Catster experience more engaging and exciting!

Keep Tabs On Your Posse With New Catster Features
Keeping in touch with your Feline Friends (or Corralled Favorites) has never been easier thanks to Catster's new recent-activity feature. In an instant, you'll be able to see which of your BFFs have made changes to their pages. Displayed altogether, you'll see their new photos and videos, and new scoopalicious diary entries. Check it out here.

Two other purrfect features: You'll be able to eyeball your recently received gifts from the homepage, and you can gift right back to the gifter from the same window. Sounds meowvelous!

Have A Buncha Cats With A Buncha Odors? Here's A Secret.
For multiple cat households, you gotta try Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat clumping litter. It's the only rock-hard clumping litter with thousands of activated Baking Soda crystals. Each eliminates odors on contact to keep your entire home smelling clean and fresh. Arm & Hammer makes today's better litter for better odor control. Visit their website for pet-care tips and more information. An odor free home starts with Arm &Hammer!

Bad Behavior Or Is It Something Else?
Bad behavior might be your cat's way of saying something is wrong. That's where NEW Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare comes in. It contains safe salt levels, provides the daily nutrition your cat requires, and satisfies the most finicky eaters. Ask your veterinarian if Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare is right for your cat. And register to win a free Drinkwell® The Original Pet Fountain because a steady supply of water can also help. Go now!

Calling All Creative Cats: Name Our Movie
Melee Entertainment and Fulcrum Productions have produced the first film ever to feature real cats as the stars! And we need your help in selecting a title. Here's what you need to do: Watch the trailer and select which one of the following four titles best fits the film.

1. Who Let the Cats Out
2. Cats: A Love Story
3. A Tale of Two Kitties
4. A Cats Tail

Email your selection to All entrants will be automatically entered to win one of three Video Ipods and one of 200 DVDs of the finished film. Paws crossed for luck!

Curious Cat Tip #108
Q: You've never had to board your beloved kitty before but the time has come. What are key things to keep in mind when finding quality care for your cat while you're away?
A: As soon as you know that you will need to board your pet, start asking everyone in your circle (friends, vet, animal shelter, etc.) for recommendations - Catster Local is a great place to find listings and reviews. Once you've narrowed down the field, do a little research on your own. Is the business a member of the American Boarding Kennels Association? Also, check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been lodged against it. After finding a few that look good, call and see if the dates you need are available. If so, schedule a time to visit and put together a checklist of things to look for when you arrive. Is the place clean and is there sufficient ventilation and light? Is the temperature comfortable? Does staff seem knowledgeable and caring? What kind of space will your cat have and is there enough space for it to move around comfortably? Are cats housed away from dogs? Is there enough space between the litter box and food bowls? Are veterinary services available? Once satisfied, reserve your space and enjoy your time away!

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

Catster Community: Honoring Jules Verne
Beloved Catster member Jules Verne had been very sick and finally had to be put down on Wednesday, July 18th. Members got really involved in his story and rallied around him. The community designated July 17th as "Jules Verne Day." Also, they changed all their profile pictures to honor him. Catster honored him as Cat of the Day as well, and we've received quite a few emails thanking us. It really shows how much the community can band together and support each other during hard times.

Here's a touching note from Catster member Elaine:
Thank you all for honoring Jules Verne on his last day on earth. You are all very special humans who should be blessed with great things. If all places were run like Catster then we would all be so very happy (most of the time). Sincere love for you all.
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!

Catster Catnip
Catster badges and stickers are fun ways to show your ferocious devotion to Catster. It's simple to make a badge for your kitty and put it on your other web pages. (Learn how here []. Or, send in a self-addressed stamped envelope and score some Catster stickers that you can put on car bumpers, notebooks, computers, you name it. Mail to Catster Stickers, 555 DeHaro Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Many meows!

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

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