Oliver & Nubia: Secret Paws – The parcel arrived!

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Hi everyone!

So me and my sister were super excited when the postman came we other day! We took part in the secret paws 2014 event and wow were we amazed by the parcel!

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Nubia: What is in it?!? I see white things and bird fishes – I think humans call them penguins?

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Oliver: That’s Christmas wrapping paper Nubia… To make our presents pretty. :D

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Oliver: OMG! It’s a catnip banana!!!!! This is mine

Nubia: What about me???

Oliver: You can have it… later…

Nubia: Right once all your slobber is all over it… Thanks brother. :(

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Oliver: Those crunches are MINE.

Nubia: Fine…. (He does have an evil glare atm… best to hide…)

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Nubia: Feathers!!!! OMG MINE

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Oliver: Nope I am going to lick those too! You can have the mices

Nubia: Mices??? REALLY? @__@” *DROOLS*

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Oliver & Nubia: OMG! Such a feast!!!

Oliver & Nubia: Thank you very much to our Secret Paw for all the lovely presents (and box) from both of us. :D

Signed by

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His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief

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Her Meowjesty Queen Nubzilla the Disturber of Peace

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Guest Star: Sasha Kitty

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Hi everyone,

This saturday’s guest star of the day is Sasha written by his loving mommy Tina. Please find their story below:

I am a 2 year old Tortie female.

I was adopted on December 3,2012 mommy adopted me through a foster that was taking care of me she saw me at PetSmart in Charleston,WV. You see her kitty then at the time Angel was ill & had to be put to sleep.

I have 2 kitty brothers Midnight & Sylvester The Meezer
I am mischievous & very lovable one of my favorite things to do is get in & lay down in purses lol

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When either my humans are in the kitchen I have a tendency to jump in the fridge Mol don’t worry I don’t get closed in.

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I am a lucky kitty I know my human family loves me & my kitty brothers as well, yes I have my Tortitude but that’s my trademark

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favorite food is temptations cat treats & Fancy Feast Classic wet food, I love toy mice, my Shrimpie & Yeeoowww catnip toys we have a banana an apple & a rainbow.

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This was me at 3 months old when I was first adopted playing in my kitty tunnel ☺️

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Here is a photo that another page did for me to raise money for KIN (Kitties In Need) a small donation & could create a fab photo here is me with my pink wig ☺️.

To those that follow my Facebook page thank you & new comers are always welcome love mew all by clicking here. ☺️

Sasha Kitty
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Typist Mommy Tina

We hope you enjoyed their story and don’t forget to submit your own if you’d like to have a guest appearance!

Thanks,

Marc

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Competition: Santa Paws + How to take photos infographic

Hi everyone,

Today we have a fun infographic and competition for you.

The people over at Transform Your Images have put together 5 Ways to take a Pawesome pet portrait this christmas.

InfographicTo enter the competition please click here. The winner will receive a piece of personalized art for every season in 2015. Three runner ups will also have their photo printed as a canvas!

You can also find tyi on Twitter here.

Thanks,

Marc

Guest Post: Have Leash, Won’t Travel

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imageBy Kelly E. Connolly, Esq., M.S.

I don’t know about you all over there in the United Kingdom, but here in America everyone tries to “Keep up with the Joneses.” You hear your best friend buys the lastest HD TV? Then you must too! Neighbor driving a new car? Hmm, better run on over to your dealer at once. Neighborhood busybody bragging about walking her cat on a leash again? Well then, you must train your own cat to do the same!

I am the first to admit that, sadly, I sometimes buy into this hype. And herein lies my current dilemma.

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My elderly kitty, Paddington (named after your lovely British bear), has a lovely life. I rescued him as an older cat with a terrible upper respiratory infection. I nursed him back to health and gave him all the love that he missed as a kitten. I bring him for regular veterinary checkups, let him sleep on my bed, and even cook him human food. Surely any cat in his position would shower me with obedience and loyalty in return for this level of care, right?

Well, maybe not so much.

Since Paddington lives mainly indoors, I would only allow him to explore the outside neighborhood if he were on a leash. I’d heard many stories about cats successfully trained to walk on leashes, and figured it wouldn’t be that difficult to train Paddington to do the same. After all, I’d just read about a cat named Honey Bee who hiked actual MOUNTAINS while on a leash-and she’s completely BLIND! I thought to myself Really, how difficult would it actually be to train Paddington to walk on a leash, if even a blind cat can manage? Surely my own healthy, spoiled, fully-sighted cat would quickly catch on. And actually, wouldn’t I be doing him a FAVOR by giving him the chance to experience the great outdoors in person?

I proceeded to purchase a pretty, purple leash and harness from a pet travel company in eager anticipation of the day when, sometime soon, I’d be able to prance Paddington outside, bragging for myself about how EASY he had been to leash train. I couldn’t wait to parade him around town! I wanted to show him off to everyone! I wanted the whole WORLD to witness his complete and utter DEVOTION to me! Just like Honey Bee, the famously blind mountain-climbing cat, I pictured Paddington becoming a celebrity: “The Loyal Old Cat on a Leash Who Follows His Guardian Everywhere!”

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Paddington felt a bit differently about this scenario, however. The first time Paddington saw his new pretty, purple leash, he sniffed it suspiciously. The second time, he hissed at it. And the third time, he turned tail and vanished into the nether regions under the bed where no human arms could ever reach. It was clear he wasn’t going to be walking anywhere anytime soon, on a leash OR off.

OK, I thought. Paddington’s obviously having a bad day. I’ll leave him alone for now, and try again in the morning. Morning dawned, and I again produced his pretty, purple leash. Paddington actually let me clip it to his harness this time. Success! I silently cheered. Get ready, world! Here we come! Little did I know, however, that clipping the leash to his harness was as far as I would get, because Paddington chose that precise moment to lie down and completely ignore me. Sprawled in an ungraceful heap on the floor, limbs splayed in every direction, Paddington proceeded to take a full-on, passed-out, snoring, drooling, five-hour catnap. With the pretty, purple leash still clipped to his harness.

Hmm, I thought to myself. Paddington’s just tired. Wait until he wakes up and try again. He must be used to the leash by now! When Paddington finally awoke, he noticed the leash still attached to his harness, and glared at me accusingly. I felt my resolve weaken, but I just had to try again. I began gently tugging the leash in order to rouse Paddington to his feet. Instead of standing, however, Paddington simply melted further into the floor. And he wouldn’t get up for anything. Not for my coaxing; not for my begging; not even for a new can of the expensive gourmet tuna he liked so much that cost a fortune at the local natural food store. He was as complacent as a rock. As pliable as a bag of cement. As stubborn as grains of sand in a bed. His entire 18-pound bulk just DIDN’T WANT TO MOVE.

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I finally gave in when it started getting dark. I’ll leave it for a later time when he’s in a better mood, I thought. I unhappily unclipped his leash and put it away in the cupboard. The moment the cupboard door closed, my calculating rascal of a cat very deliberately got up off the floor, walked to the bedroom, and proceeded to enjoy that same can of expensive gourmet tuna with which I had earlier tried to bribe him.

I hadn’t entirely given up on my idea, however. A few weeks later, the sun was shining and it was warm as toast outside, so I decided to give it another go. I opened the cupboard door for the leash-but it wasn’t inside! I knew it had been there before, so where was it now? I spent hours looking while Paddington watched me from a kitchen chair. After I finally gave up, I turned to Paddington with suspicion-and saw that he was laughing at me.

I never bought another leash, nor attempted to walk my cat outside, ever again. To this day, the whereabouts of that pretty, purple leash are unknown to anyone-except perhaps to Paddington. And he’s not telling.

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Angel’s Eyes: Tissue paper isn’t just for wrapping

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Did you know tissue paper can make you smile and not just for wrapping gifts? Well try putting it over your head and let me know how it feel. I promise you that you will get a smile on you face.

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If you didn’t get a smile then dance around with it on your head and it makes a crinkle sound like crunch, crunch,,, the sound is really fun and makes you want to crunch it just to make the sound.

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All I’m saying is that tissue paper is fun to play with what ever you do even hide under it and if you don’t have one to play with I’ll give you mine so you can smile too..

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See it’s Funnnn……

UZOO: Wildcats and Kittens: A Beginners Guide

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Don’t be fooled, these aren’t your ordinary tabby cats!

Watch our video above for a more in-depth explanation into these cat characteristics.

Fishing Cat
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Wild cat of South and South East Asia, endangered since 2008

Pallas’s Cat
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Also called manul of Central Asia, near threatened since 2002

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Ocelot Kitten

Also known as the dwarf leopard from South America, endangered species until 1996

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Savannah Cat

Ok, so not strictly a true wildcat but the Ashera or the Savannah cat is a hybrid between a serval African cat and domestic cat.

Which is your favourite kitty?

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here for a new animal video every week!

Worldwide Competition: Win a Murals Wallpaper of your cat (Update 2)

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Hi everyone,

We just wanted to post a quick reminder for our  Murals Wallpapers competition!

We have had many more amazing photos come through and below are just a few of those we received.

The deadline for the competition is fast approaching so if you’d like to take part make sure you enter by this Friday! :)

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Photo Credit: Samantha

Rudd Kaiser cat photo

Photo Credit: Rudd

Vicky cat

Photo Credit: Vicky

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Photo credit: LMF

We can’t wait to see what other photos we are going to receive! :) But hurry if you’d like to take part photos must submitted to editor@murafloor.com by Friday 19th December 2014.

The winner of the best submission will receive:

  • Permanent addition of their cat photo to the Murals Wallpaper animal print collection
  • Their photo printed as Wallpaper up to a value of £250 (order value and postage combined) which will be enough for approximately 10 square meters!
  • If you are not located in the UK don’t worry! As long as your total order value (wallpaper and postage) doesn’t exceed £250 you are all covered. If you would like to pay for postage separately this is possible.

Full details and guidelines can be found in the original post here.

And please find below the latest update from Murals Wallpaper’s Director Richard Wilde on this fantastic competition!

The entries we’ve received to date are of an incredibly high standard, and we’re so excited to add our first ever domestic cat to the collection. There are still a couple of days left to take part, so for the chance to win make sure you submit your entry!

Good luck to everyone! We can’t wait to see even more amazing photos.

Thanks,

Marc

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday photos (Week 20)

Welcome back friends and followers,

It is yet again time for another week of cute cat tummies.

Please find the photos for everyone who entered this week here:

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Meet Rose the Kitten! You can meet her here.

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And Mr. Grace whom you can visit on Mamamaitri here.

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And meet Butternut who is funnily enough covered in pistachio nut shells LOL. You can meet his mum Kelly on Facebook by clicking here.

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And another fantastic entry from our friends over at Cats at the Bar!

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And a great tummy photo of our friend Max who recently had a guest post by his mum here.

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This amazing shot has been submitted to us by Angeles via our Facebook page.

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And meet Alfie who too has been submitted to us via our Facebook page by his mum Mollie.

And in case you missed last weeks post click here to see the full list from last week!

Now we need ALL of you! You want to see your cat featured and join our fun blog roll? Follow the steps below. :D

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your furfriend on your own Blog and add your link onto our linky app by clicking here or by leaving a comment with a link back to your post.

Should you not have an own Blog you can even participate by sending us an email with your photo to info@katzenworld.co.uk – just let us know what you would like to have listed as source! :)

And to make it fair your cat photos don’t have to be a tummy shot we do understand that not all cats like showing off their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better :D

And on next weeks #TRT we will be posting photos with links back to all you guys in the weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday post!!!

A big thank you to all participants from all of us here at Katzenworld

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Mews: Luxury cat carrier and handbag in one by ZuGoPet – #Indiegogo campaign

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Hi everyone,

For those of you out there that like a luxurious cat (or dog) carrier this may be just the thing you have been looking for! And what’s best of all part of the profits of this carrier will go towards helping shelters and care conscious organizations.

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ZuGoPet Products have designed this carrier to be 100% airline compliant and stress reducing to ensure that traveling with your fur-friend becomes a breeze!

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I can also be securely used on car seats and includes a waterproof interior with a removable bed, hands-free leash and a matching vest for pups, cats or any other small animal.

The carrier is available in white, black or pink! :)

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It can be opened on the top.

ZuGoPet InsideOr the sides to make it easier for you and your pets to get in and out.

For those of you that are interested these are available for pre-order through Indiegogo by clicking here and if you are lucky you may get one of the early bird bags!

And remember every bag sold saves a life! ZuGoPet is committed to donating part of their profits, towards helping shelters and care conscious organizations.

Thanks,

Marc