Some cool Catnip images:
two sacrificial virgins at the pedestal of the toilet gods
Image by McBeth
Pets aren’t cheap but boy howdy, are they entertaining.
Our middle cal Puppy is in her pre-golden years at roughly 15 yrs old now, but she’s done this thing with stuffed catnip toys since her very kittenish days, when she was still narrow-bellied and fleet-footed enough to get stuck in the drop-ceiling tiles when J. and I lived in the basement at my friend Deb’s house.
Puppy carries small stuffed toys around the house. This happens mostly at night, and the toys usually show up in the morning in the hallway outside my bedroom or occasionally in the hallway outside J’s bedroom.
It usually happens because one or both of the humans have had enough of the three cats covering our airways while we sleep ~ we just need a no-cat night’s sleep to get back to feeling less frustrated with sharing the bed. Fidget is a good sleeper but it takes her what seems like forever to dig dig scruff scruff adjust turn flip flop flop again until she’s settled. Puppy usually demands to begin the end of the night with J. first, have a little cuddle, then she leaves him to sit and stare at me until I retire to bed. Then she races to my bedroom and hops onto the bed to position herself by my hip. Pet pet pet, then after no more than 15 minutes she’s gone to who knows where for the rest of the night. Artemis has become a geriactric night wailer – it’s as though he’s lost his way from living room to bedroom and he howls something fierce (the hunting meowl if that’s any indication to those of you who have cats and who will probably be familiar with, sound-wise). In the mornings after nights when the door has been closed to them Puppy will smash her paws at the hollow-core bedroom door, which until I figure it out I thought was my child asking for permission to enter and I’d finally crawl out of bed in a huff to open the door for what I thought was J., only to meet a very short wide tortie with an attitude.
Many years ago J. begged me and begged me to give him quarters for one of those digger toy vending machines (back in the day where they let you keep trying until you picked something up, even if it was the dumb spider bracelet. I gave him two quarters as we left the no-longer-standing t K-Mart, J. set to work to collect his two promised items. One of the items he won (and gave to me as a present) was a small stuffed Barney Rubble doll. He’s creepy as all hell (a stuff doll with a 5 o’clock shadow?!) but he’s so cute and J. was so proud that I kept it.
Puppy now owns Barney, along with the above retro mouse collection. It is usually Barney hanging out at my door (in the living room, in the water dish, in the food bowls, dangling from the cat tree, etc.). Gotta say, it took a long time to reduce the shock effect of *that face* staring up from the floor in the morning when I was groggily headed up and out of sleep for the first cup of coffee.
Puppy doesn’t often carry more than one toy to any one spot, so when I found these both in front of the toilet today I had to wonder what point she might have been trying to make by her mouse placement..
Image by me and the sysop
if you have a kitty and you love them, you’ll buy them a contraption similar to this. i’ve already learned another name for it, but mine was the kitty korner komber (kkk, go dirty south!). the little compartment holds catnip, and beans and tima were f.r.e.a.k.i.n.g. out. beans is always more affected, as evidenced by his glistening, bright red nose in some of these pictures. since i had the starburst filter still on, he even has a twinkle in his eyes. ^_^ silly high kitty.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
Funny Furs new exclusive dog boutique at the Lamar River Oaks Shopping Center is located at 3268 Westheimer (on the corner of River Oaks Blvd). This will be Funny Furs flagship store in Texas, featuring a wide array of trendy dog clothes along with a huge selection of dog accessories, dog toys, pet beds, and stylish dog carriers. It also supplies premium pet food, pet dining & bowls, natural pet supplements, grooming & spa items for dogs, and so much more.
The Grand Opening Charity Party will feature a Dress to Impress Pet Fashion Show Contest, Door prizes & goodie bags, Silent Auction, Raffles, and Spa Treatments by Haute Pets Mobile Grooming Salon. The winner of the Pet Fashion Show Contests will win a $ 500 Funny Fur Gift Card, an ultimate dog harness & leash by Buddy Belt, and a photo feature in Houston Pet Talk Magazine. 100% of event proceeds benefit Citizens for Animal Protection.
CAP is delighted to be a part of the grand opening of Funny Fur in River Oaks on May19th. Please stop by to see their new store featuring the best of the best in canine finery to shop for your furry friend, win a fabulous prize and meet Annie, the CAP Ambassador Dog in her Kissing Booth. Dont forget to bring your precious pet and enter the Dress to Impress contest. It will be the best go-to event ever!, says Trisha Royal, CAPs Community Outreach Director.
Funny Fur is a luxury pet boutique dedicated to helping pet owners find everything they fancy with convenience and ease, all in one place, for their stylish dogs. Happy dogs and their smitten pet parents dig here for fashion forward designer dog apparel and clothes, one of a kind doggy couture wear, fashionable pet carriers, designer dog accessories, collars & harnesses, eco-friendly grooming & spa care, novelty dog toys, handmade pet jewelry, organic dog treats, pet furniture, premium and all natural & holistic pet foods and treats, and other fabulous dog gifts and goodies. “At Funny Fur, you can turn your pup into a prince or princess. Everything dog, everyday. Happy pets dig here. And that’s the way we like it.” Funny Fur contributes to local animal rescues and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the wellness of animals.
About Citizens For Animal Protection
Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), was formed in 1972 to shelter, rescue and place animals in loving homes, relieve animal suffering and provide humane education. The true success of the organization remains the focus on the individual animal. CAP is committed to saving the lives of homeless animals one tail at a time. The organization has excelled in doing all of this in a rented building in a strip center, but in January 2011, the organization opened a new inviting facility located on the Katy Freeway at Barker-Cypress. Because of CAPs solid core of supporters, staff, and volunteers who have been with the organization from the grass roots beginning, CAP boasts a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator.
- Assorted Colors
- Flexible Wire
- Cats LOVE it
- Made in the USA
Another great toy from the makers of the Da Bird. The Cat Catcher Teaser Wand toy has a cute little mouse attached to a flexible braided wire and then connected to a 12″ glitter wand. The mouse averages 2 inches in length with a tail that averages 3 inches. A fantastic toy to interact with your kitty for play and exercise. Colors may vary.
The Cat Catcher is handcrafted in the USA from top quality materials
* As with any product. Please supervise your pet’s use of this toy. Inspect product often
List Price: $ 9.95
Price: $ 3.18