Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Celebrating the purr-suit of life, liberty
 and the little red laser dot on the floor!

To help adoptable cats find homes more quickly at a time when shelters everywhere are bursting at the seams with felines, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has announced that July 1, 2 and 3 are “Cat Independence Days” with fee-waived adoptions on cats and kittens at all MHS adoption locations. The regular MHS adoption process will apply, and all fee-waived adoptions will include the valuable MHS adoption package.

“The extra-busy summer season brings an influx of wonderful cats and litters of kittens to our doors,” said CJ Bentley, MHS Senior Director of Operations. “By waiving feline adoption fees for three days in celebration of the Independence Day holiday, we are supporting them in the purr-suit of finding loving homes even more quickly.”

The MHS cat and kitten adoption package includes sterilization, age-appropriate vaccinations, a medical check-up, behavior evaluation, feline leukemia test and no-cost microchipping.

  • MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care: 7401 Chrysler Dr.
  • MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care: 3600 W. Auburn Rd.
  • MHS Berman Center for Animal Care (Westland): 900 N. Newburgh Rd.

In addition, MHS cats and kittens can be adopted at PetSmart in Dearborn and Roseville and at Petco in Sterling Heights.
Adoption hours vary by location. For the complete list of MHS adoption locations and hours, visit www.michiganhumane.org. All MHS locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Book:Zen Cats:MEDITATIONS for the WISE MINDS of CAT LOVERS and a Give-Away

Zen and Cats.  The purrfect pairing. Zen is commonly defined as: "a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts."

Humans strive for perfect Zen. Cats often appear as if their body and minds have already attained a perfect state of Zen. Cats exude calm, relaxation, peace. They can sleep in the most uncomfortable appearing positions and locations, and make them appear to be the epitome of comfort.

Cat are often a symbol for mysticism .   They have the "ability to seemingly read the minds of other animals and humans. Thus, being so in tune with nature and the universal intelligence which some would refer to as God that they realize things ahead of their happening."

Those qualities make Cats the purrfect animal to be featured with the thought-provoking quotes from Buddha.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Mango Media
I have always been a fan of books that feature daily affirmations and quotes.  There is something inspiring and calming about beginning my day by reading something positive and having that message provide me with what I need to face the coming day.

I also love reading verses that inspire and encourage me to think. I am one that can sit with a book, find something that resonates with me, and then gaze out of a window for long periods of time, lost in contemplation.

Zen Cats: MEDITATIONS for the WISE MINDS of CAT LOVERS is the perfect addition to my books of quotes, affirmations and the many Philosophy books (I majored in Rhetoric-Greek Rhetorical Theory, and minored in Philosophy in college),  that line my full-to-the brim bookshelves! It  features photos of cuddly cats and kittens and  a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life’s basic struggles.

The book is broken down into sections and within each section you will find a number of thought provoking verses. The sections are:

  • Mind and Body
  • Happiness
  • Virtue
  • Truth
  • Eternity

Photo Courtesy of Mango Media
Beneath each verse is a synopsis or a definition if you will, as written by the editors of Mango Media, as to their interpretation of the verse featured on the page.

As shown above, the cat photos that accompany each verse are beautiful, adorable and often calming.  Zen and Cats the purrfect pairing.

Some of my favorite verses in Zen Cats are:

VERSE 49-Fools follow after vanity, men of evil wisdom. The wise man keeps earnestness as his best jewel.
Mango Media's Interpretation:An honest character is worth much more than any sum of money and will bring more happiness. Appearances can fool you.

VERSE 85-And he who lives a hundred years, ignorant and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is wise and reflecting.
 Mango Media's Interpretation: A reflecting mind is open to growth and change throughout a life. To live every day without reflection is to live the same day over and over, without growth.

 Meditate along with the verses to gain a greater understanding of you, your life, and your purpose. Find the meaning of truth in these verses and how to find it in the world around you. Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.

"Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

  • ISBN-13: 9781633530485
166 pages

 Mango Media has generously offered FIVE OF OUR READERS who reside in the U.S. (our apologies to our International readers) the chance to win a copy of Zen Cats: MEDITATIONS for the WISE MINDS of CAT LOVERS. An approximate $15 value. Entering is easy! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a copy of Zen Cats in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cat Book Sneak Peek! Women Who STILL Love Cats Too Much by Allia Zobel Nolan, Cartoons by Nicole Hollander and a Give-Away!

            A when-is-enough-enough (Never!) guide that helps women pinpoint the warning signs of cat codependency so they can course correct and get their lives back—should they really want to—combined with real-life examples of the lengths women go to to please their puddies.


For those of us "of a certain age" the first thing that came to mind when I was sent a proof copy of Women Who STILL Love Cats Too Much by Allia Zobel Nolan, was the classic self-help book for women that was popular in the mid 80s, (Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood). It's premise was that "women who get mired in obsessive relationships" need to find help for themselves.

Are YOU a "woman (or in my opinion, a MAN), Who STILL Loves Cats Too Much?

Do YOU need to help yourself from your obsessive relationship with cats?

Are you covered in cat hair? Do you reek of Feliway? Is your kitty's happiness your one desire? Millions of women struggle with the same challenge. They feel inadequate when it comes to satisfying their kitties. So they wind up on a never-ending quest to do more, be more, give more.

Some say being addicted to cats plays havoc with self esteem, makes you the brunt of jokes, and interferes with quality of life, relationships and careers. Most women feel that's a small price to pay.

From AlliaWrites.com

I brought this hilariously funny and brilliantly illustrated little book (80 pages of fun), to the hair salon today to occupy me while I  waited for my color to set, and found myself laughing out loud and nodding in recognition throughout the entire book! I give it FOUR PAWS UP and I am certain that you will too!

If you're on the fence about your cat codependency, Women Who STILL Love Cats Too Much can help! It showcases warning signs for those hoping to get their lives back with examples such as:
  • You throw away fifteen or more catnip toys until you find the one your cat prefers
  • She complains because she can't find "Kitty Boo-Boo on TV, so you switch to another, more expensive cable provider. (Katie Isabella, this one is for YOU! I thought of how your Mom leaves cartoons on for you when she leaves the house!)
  • She brings you a dead mouse in the middle of the night and you feel compelled to get up, say "What a good kitty," then take a photo for her Facebook page.
  • He sighs and you immediately run to the cabinet for treats.
  • You won't turn over during the night no matter how uncomfortable you are because you might disturb the cat.
  • You go ballistic when your date sits in your cat's favorite chair (I particularly related to this one from my single days because I did the same thing!)

And oh so many more!

Can you relate?

If you answered yes, what do you think you should do if you love your cat(s) too much?

Read what Allia Zobel Nolan had to say when asked a similar question!

Q. Can you give us three things women who love cats too much can do to course-correct their lives?

A. Well, first, many of us (and I include myself in the quotient), don’t want to course correct.  Our lives may not be as smooth as they would be if we didn’t love cats too much. But then, surely our lives would not be as fulfilled as they are now. But for those who may consider (however briefly) changing, I would suggest: Be firm when it comes to opening and closing the door for your cat.  Do it fifty times, and then leave the door ajar.  Kitty may learn the mechanics of door-opening, and you’ll have ten, maybe twenty, extra minutes in your day.  Here’s another thing: Try (and I say try, because you may have to give in) not to feed puddy every time she stands at her feeding bowl starring at you with soulful saucer eyes. Walk away, engage yourself  in busy work, build a catio…anything to get your mind off that face. If you can’t stand the silence though, wait a while before you fill her bowl. This way, she’ll know you are NOT at her beck and call.  The third thing is to try (I know it’s difficult) to do more outside the house: volunteer, go shopping, get the mail.  If it becomes simply too unbearable, you can always get a video monitor app for your phone to check on them. Course-correcting will not be easy, so take baby steps.

Taking the questions a step further Allia was asked:

Q. What is the most bizarre thing you’ve ever done for your cats?

A.  Well, I don’t consider anything I’ve ever done for my cats “bizarre.” The book notwithstanding, others whose involvement with their puddies may not run as deeply as my own, may think I spoil them—what with insisting on fresh, wild caught (never farmed) salmon for their meals, or hiring a vet technician to come in to the house six times a day to make sure they are okay when I’m away for more than two hours.  Also, when I’m cuddling my newly-rescued baby, Nolan Nolan, I also run my face up and down his fur, imitating the licking gestures a mommy cat makes when she cleans her puddy. I do that because he is under a year old and may be missing being groomed by his birth mom.  But I don’t consider any of that “bizarre.”  However, I read on the web of some woman who actually “married” her cat. Now, to me, that’s bizarre. That’s like marrying your child.

"I know there are women out there who try (many in vain) to cover up their addiction to pleasing their puddies," says Zobel Nolan. "I'm one of them. So I reprised this book for two reasons: to throw cold water in their faces so they snap out of their dilemma and get a life (fat chance), and failing that, to let feline-addicted women know they're a member of a silent sorority who find it impossible to look into their cat's heart-wrenching eyes and say that callous two-letter word 'No.'

"Women like us wouldn't think twice about hiring a personal trainer to exercise our cats' arms and legs while they nap, so the babies don't have to expend the energy," confides Zobel Nolan. "It's just the kind of thing we do, and Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much finally clears the air about it.. I'm just hoping readers will find themselves in these pages and learn to appreciate and laugh at the things we do for love." 

From: Health Communications, Inc.
80 pages
All ages


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 200 children's and adult trade titles. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Purr More, Hiss Less:Heavenly Lessons I Learned from My Cat, Cat Confessions:A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, The Worrywart's Prayer Book and Whatever:Livin' the True, Noble, Totally Excellent Life

Zobel Nolan lives and loves her puddies way too much in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond Finbarr Nolan, and their feline children, Sineady Cat, the Fraidy Cat, and Nolan Nolan.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Nicole Hollander created and produced the syndicated cartoon strip, Sylvia for a gazillion years. She blogs six days a week at www.Badgirlchats.com and offers a Sylvia archival strip every day-as well as links to politics, a cultural commentary, and, of course, more cat videos than you can shake a stick at!

GIVE-AWAY! ENTER TO WIN!!! Allia has generously offered to give a copy of Women Who STILL Love Cats Too Much to THREE of my readers who reside in the U.S. (Our apologies to our international readers). Entering is easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter below (that is if you can pull yourself away from your cat(s) long enough to do so!) GOOD LUCK!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Cody is in the book:"Kittenish" by Gwen Cooper & Homer's Heroes !!! #Kittenish #HomersHeroes #NepalQuake

It is almost six years since my first book review appeared on this blog. The first review was none other than Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. I vividly remember how terrified I had been when Gwen contacted me asking if I would review Homer's book. I had been blogging less than a year and had never reviewed any book, EVER. I was so flattered that Gwen had contacted me, that I eagerly accepted and figured I'd worry about how to review a book later.

Since then, I have reviewed dozens and dozens of books, both on this blog and Dakota's, and have featured Gwen on this blog a minimum of  six times. I reviewed her book,  Love Saves The Day (I guess I did a good enough job on Homer's review that Gwen asked me to review her next book!), and some misc. blog posts to help Gwen in her on-going quest to help animals in need.

Today I am honored to feature her latest  endeavor:

Cover Cat:Maddee/Atwater, California
which started in late May, 2015 as a "send-up" of Kim Kardashian's best-selling selfies collection, Selfish. To quote Gwen "to that end, we tried to hew as closely as possible to the look and feel of the original-down to the interior black-page section where the "sexy pics" are featured. (Warning:Very few of the cats consented to wear costumes for this book, so almost all of these selfies are nudes;) Cats are probably the only ones having as big a pop-cultural moment as the Kardashians, so the comparison seemed apt."

Kittenish was created with the intent of enabling those of us who felt helpless watching the horror of the Nepal earthquakes and the devastation they caused for humans and animals, to do something meaningful.  By purchasing a copy of Kittenish you are helping the victims of the Nepal earthquakes and their animals. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM KITTENISH WILL GO TO HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL TO FUND ANIMAL RESCUE IN NEPAL!

When Gwen sent out the call for photo submissions, Cody could not WAIT to send her his photo!

Gwen told us she received over 8000 photos from several dozen countries! Those 8000+ photos had to be tapered down to 403 selfies!  When Gwen wrote to us and said that Cody made the cut to be in Kittenish, we were ecstatic!! Cody and I are honored to be a part of this most important endeavor to help humans and animals in need in Nepal.

When I purchased our copy, and when it arrived, I fell in love with how adorable ALL the "selfies" are in Kittenish. Especially Cody's! See for yourself!

Ok, I live in Farmington Hills, MICHIGAN
but for Gwen,
I'll live ANYWHERE!
From Gwen Cooper: I'm often asked what the value is in helping animals at all when there are so many humans in need. My answer is always the same:When you help animals, you help people too.

Please help Gwen help the people and animals of Nepal by purchasing a copy of  Kittenish. "Thank you for supporting this book, and the cause of animal rescue."

Buy your ebook for only $3.99,
 or a physical copy, here: www.hihomer.com

WE thank Gwen Cooper for all she does for animals in need.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey, and the novels Love Saves the Day and Diary of a South Beach Party Girl. She is a frequent speaker at shelter fundraisers; donates 10% of her royalties from Homer's Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals; and serves on the Advisory Boards of Tabby's Place in Ringoes, NJ (where we sponsor a kitty!), and Tree House Humane in Chicago. Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her two perfect cats-Tripod Clayton and his litter-mate, Fanny-who aren't impressed with any of it!

Friday, June 19, 2015

International Box Day, Or, If Ya Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!

Hi every furry it's Cody!

Today marks only the SECOND time in my almost six years of blogging,  that I am pawticipating in the festivities surrounding a holiday that was created by the pet blogging community, International Box Day. This day was created because to most kitties (and even some woofies), cats and boxes just kind of go together, kinda like catnip and toys, or me and food, capisce?  Take note, I said "MOST" kitties...not EVERY kitty loves boxes....I am one of those kitties.

You see, I am a rather unique kitty in many ways, what most kitties DON'T like, I LOVE, and what most kitties LOVE, I don't like.

 Just a few of the things that make me different are :

I am not afraid of the vacuum
I love my vet
I don't mind the car
I willingly take my medicine
I greet strangers in our home, BEFORE my woofie brother, Dakota does
I love to be cuddled
I love to lie on my back
 I do NOT lay on laundry AFTER it has been dried.
I do NOT lay on the bed
I could care less about water running from the sink

 Normally, I prefer to "think OUTSIDE of the box!" Yes, that's true! I am a kitty that doesn't relish being confined by ANYTHING!

I am eight years young, and this past year was probably the FIRST year that I showed more interest in boxes than any year thus far!

Mom was super excited because that meant that I could now pawticipate in International Box Day, which this year is being hosted by my woofie pal, Luke over  at Wag N Woof Pets, and my new furiends, Peaches and Paprika!

Created by Ann at Zoolatry
Now, allow me to present to you my meager contribution for International Box Day! The first, is a video my Mom had on the blog about a month ago that some of you might have missed. It's super short, so no worries!

You know what they say,
"If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em!!!
Happy International Box Day
to all of you NORMAL
kitties and woofies out there!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Imperial Cat Give-Away Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Imperial Cat Give-Away!!!!

It is now time to announce our LUCKY WINNER!!!

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Sierra won this for:

 in Lakewood, Colorado
visit them here!

Small Size for cages

And she won 

Sierra also has a blog,

 and if you aren't familiar with it,
 please do check it out!

We couldn't be happier for Sierra and her kitties, we know she is going to just be tickled to know she won!!! A HUGE thank you to Imperial Cat for this most generous give-away. Didn't win? No worries, we have another Imperial Cat Give-Away coming up July 10th! Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Flag Day with a darling video!


I found this video on YouTube, the little girl can't carry much of a tune, but I got the BIGGEST kick out of watching her. I think she is just too adorable...AND...check out her KITTY shirt!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Animal Shelter hosting Summer Adopt-A-Thon Meet 50 or more adoptable animals on Saturday, June 13th. Dearborn, Michigan"Re

The first of two large offsite tented Adopt-a-Thons this summer takes place on Saturday, June 13th  from 10a-4pm in the parking lot in front of Home Depot in Allen Park in the Fairlane Green II shopping mall.  Home Depot is near the Oakwood boulevard entrance to the mall, described locally as “On the Hill”, just off Southfield freeway.  The Dearborn Animal Shelter plans to have 50 animals or more available for adoption that day including playful kittens, adult cats, all shapes and sizes of dogs and possibly even puppies! 

Counselors will be on hand to help potential adopters find their new best friend.

"Red Sox" Photo Courtesy of
Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Summer is a busy time for animal shelters, especially as kitten season moves into full swing, so there are many pets for families to consider.   Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, commented “This Adopt-A-Thon kicks off the summer season for us and is similar to bringing a one day “pop-up” Shelter to a highly visible location for one day.  It’s a great way for us to feature many adoptable pets in a fun festive atmosphere. We’re bringing available pets to the public to help them find their new best friend”.   

This is the third year in a row that the event is being hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Allen Park.  A second offsite tented Adopt-A-Thon will take place in the parking lot of Westborn Mall on Saturday, August 22nd at the intersection of Outer Drive and Michigan Avenue.

Learn more about adoption, events, volunteering or donating online. The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web www.DearbornAnimals.org, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

#shelterpetlove Important Words On Wordless Wednesday!!!

Did you adopt/rescue your dog or cat? Share your #shelterpetlove.  Share a photo or video of your shelter pet in a blog post and/or social media update. Tag posts with #shelterpetlove and encourage people to visit TheShelterPetProject.org to learn more about pet adoption. By sharing how your shelter pet enhances your life, you can show people who may be hesitant to pick a shelter pet just how rewarding it is to adopt.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

World Pet Memorial Day: Bobo

I have noticed conflicting dates for World Pet Memorial Day, some say it was June 9th, but the American Veterinary Medical Association says  it is always the second Sunday in June, which would make it fall on June 14th. Since June 14th is Flag Day in the U.S., I decided that today I would honor my Angel Bobo....( I have honored Angel Bobo EVERY day since he passed in 2007 in my thoughts and heart, and through collages I have made and that are hanging in our home), but today I will formally recognize him.

Please take a moment and acknowledge and say a prayer for all of the cats and kittens who are in shelters and pray that they find furever homes.

I also send healing prayers to the kitties that all of you have loved and lost and to the countless, nameless cats that are "lost" every day. Some were blessed and knew love, sadly, many never did.

Monday, June 8, 2015

#Sponsored: Help Purina Cat Chow Get More Cats Adopted by sharing YOUR Rescue Story! #MyRescueStory

This is a sponsored post, written by me on behalf of Purina.  Purina is not responsible for the content of this blog post.  All opinions are my own.

Today, Cody and I are proud to continue the theme of the month of June: Adopt-A-Shelter Cat! As probably nearly every one of you who reads this blog knows, the month of June is the PEAK of kitten season and shelters everywhere are bursting at the seams with adoptable cats!

As part of its “Building Better Lives” program, Purina Cat Chow has created an Adoption Drive with a goal to help at least 2,500 cats at 50 shelter partners – one in every state – find forever homes during the month of June.

Photo Courtesy of Purina Cat Chow

Purina Cat Chow plans to donate $75,000 to its 50 shelter partners to specifically support cat adoptions if cat people nationwide share their cat adoption or rescue story using the hashtag #MyRescueStory. 

  For every story shared, Purina Cat Chow will subsidize a cat adoption fee for a cat at one of its shelter partners up to $75,000.  Purina Cat Chow will subsidize the adoption fees for at least 50 cats, a donation of $30 per cat, at each shelter partner.  Each shelter partner will receive up to a $1,500 donation and be asked to put the donation towards offsetting adoption fees for at least 50 cats to help encourage more cat adoptions.

Photo Courtesy of Purina Cat Chow
Cody's Adoption Story

Cody was not adopted directly from a shelter, but he was one of a litter of kitties that were rescued and lived in a foster home run by a local rescue group.  Cody was blessed to have an amazing foster Mom, but not all kitties are as lucky as Cody was.

When I adopted Cody in July of 2007, he was the first cat that I had ever "adopted" in the traditional sense. My Bobo was found outside and that is how he came into my life. Cody was adopted at a local adoption drive sponsored by Petco. Adopting Cody a mere two weeks after my Angel Bobo crossed the Bridge was truly a special gift!

I apologize for the poor photo quality
"Tigre's" Adoption Story

For those who weren't reading my blog back in June of 2012,  I had attended an adoption drive in honor of Adopt- A- Cat month and became smitten with this guy:


He and I bonded through eye contact and later cuddling:

 I could NOT leave him that day. Long story short, (and you can read the post for more of the details), I struck up a conversation with a couple of women who were looking at him and falling in love with him. They had no money on them that day, so I PAID THEIR ADOPTION FEE.  Seeing Tigre with his "Adopted" sign on his cage was one of the proudest and happiest moments of my life!!!

"Tigre" Adopted!!

While it killed me that I couldn't personally adopt "Tigre" for my home, it gave me an enormous feeling of joy to know that he would bring love to (and BE LOVED BY)  a wonderful family!

In that post I had written that I hadn't heard from the lovely women who adopted "Tigre" (who is now named "Smokey"), but that has changed. I have been sent a number of photos through the years and "Tigre" is now living a happy life and he is deeply loved!!!!

As we all know....ADOPTION DRIVES HELP!!!

In addition to Purina Cat Chow subsidizing the adoption costs for each shelter partner, Purina Cat Chow will also conduct a $25,000 shelter makeover at one of its partner animal welfare organizations to help improve the environment for cats awaiting a forever home.  Purina Cat Chow will announce the shelter receiving the makeover in early June.  In total, Purina Cat Chow may donate up to $100,000 to its 50 shelter partners.

 Every adoption story is special and unique!!! 

Following so many of you through the years and learning about how your cats were rescued has warmed my heart more than you could imagine,


Please Share YOUR rescue story on Facebook or Twitter (feel free to film a QUICK video if you choose to!), using the hashtag  #MyRescueStory and  YOU can help kitties like Cody, and YOUR cats,  find their  furever home!!!

After you share YOUR rescue story be sure to visit www.catchow.com and read some wonderful stories posted there!

Friday, June 5, 2015

As Seen On Cat Lady Confidential!

I am honored
to have been interviewed!

Please read my interview on 


Cat Lady Confidential is a lifestyle blog for the modern cat lady. They bring you unique content with a focus on a range of cat-related topics such as their pick of accessories and designs for cat lovers, DIY projects, book reviews, cat humor, and much more.

Meet the Editor

Rosa is the editor of Cat Lady Confidential and she created the blog as a way to share her love for cats. Besides cats, she also loves books and travelling. She dreams of being a full-time writer.
Thank you Rosa for interviewing me! I am honored!!!
Love, Cody

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hug Your Cat Day 2015

Yes, yes, yes, I KNOW that EVERY DAY should be "Hug Your Cat Day" but June 4th has been designated as "Hug Your Cat Day", I believe by "Days Of The Year.com"

Don't have a cat?
This would be the purrfect time to consider adopting one. There is nothing better than the unconditional love, joy and health benefits that cats bring to us (dogs and other animals do too, but this post isn't about them!), and they ask for so little in return. All they ask for is for us to love them, to provide safety, security, good food, toys, playtime, and regular veterinary checks.

If only others in our lives needed so little to give us SO MUCH!!

The photo below is of my Angel Bobo (sorry Cody, but you are featured here ALL of the time!). It is Angel Bobo who this blog was originally dedicated to back when it began in 2009. Bobo and I shared 18 beautiful years together. He passed in 2007 and I still miss him and think of him EVERY DAY. This photo is from the 1990s.

Now...go and hug YOUR cat! 

Our friends at 
are featuring many of us in photos
 hugging our cats.
 Head on over and check them out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Drive one home today for the best value on a feline friend

Take home a high quality MHS CPO cat for just one low payment of $75. Or, take advantage of a “multi-cat discount” of $111 for two MHS CPO cats. And, for a limited time, CPO cat adoptions (limit one per household) will include a free FroliCat™ Dart toy, an interactive toy with a rotating laser light, to give your CPO cat hours of enjoyment. The free toys, while supplies last, are courtesy of PetSafe.

This deal is backed by the MHS 60-day Adoption Guarantee: if you are not completely satisfied, return the cat within 60 days for a full adoption fee refund. For MHS adoption locations and hours, visit www.michiganhumane.org.
The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, call:


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Celebrate Adopt-a-Cat Month with Imperial Cat! Exclusive Give-Away for YOUR Favorite Shelter AND for YOU!

June is Adopt-a-Cat month!

Small Size for cages

 To celebrate these fabulous felines, Imperial Cat is expanding their shelter donation program to help support adoptable kitties while they try to find forever homes.

The shelter donation program is an easy way for all cat lovers to give back to your favorite local rescue organization. It is super easy! All you have to do is  go online and order a selection of Imperial Cat's Scratch 'n Bits corrugated scratchers or, the newest addition, a box of Cat 'n Around catnip toys to be donated to a shelter organization of your choice!! 

The Scratch 'n Bits kits include different sized packages of "Adopt Me" scratchers to comfort rescue kitties, relieve stress and promote adoption. The kit featured above is the "Small Size". Here are some other sizes that you can choose from:

Medium Size is also for cages

The large is perfect for Foster Homes
Or Cat Rooms!!
 The box of Cat 'n Around toys consists of 36 of the brand's popular catnip toys to help felines engage in fun playtime and show off their cuteness to potential future families. The Cat' n Around Cat Toy Packages start at $30 and include free shipping in the continental U.S., making it easy to donate!

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that 7.6 million animals enter shelters each year. Of those, approximately 3.4 million are cats. With your help, Imperial Cat wants to encourage adoption and help these deserving pets get adopted into a loving home.

For more information or to donate a Scratch 'n Bits or Cat 'n Around package today, please visit: http://www.imperialcat.com/adoptacat.php 


Imperial Cat has generously offered an EXCLUSIVE give-away for the readers of our blog. One lucky winner will win a SMALL SCRATCH 'N BITS CAT SCRATCHER PACKAGE TO BE DONATED TO THE SHELTER OF THEIR CHOICE!! AND.....they will win a:

 (Sorry, but this is open to U.S. shelters only.)  Entering is easy! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below!  GOOD LUCK!!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

In full disclosure: we received no compensation for this give-away.