Product Review: Petface toys – Duckling toy (Includes Video!)

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Hi everyone,

Today we are looking at a fun range of cute cat toys that were kindly provided to us by the Wholesaler Petface.

They have a collection of different cute toys and Snacks available.

Today we are looking at the little plus toys and snacks! :)

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As you can see Nubia wanted to take her little duckling friend away even before we managed to unpack it!

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Once unpacked she went straight in to throw it in the air and attempt to EAT it! LOL

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Yes Cat slobber was all over it after this session…

Oh and here is also a little video of the toy in action:

Lastly we also received 2 packs of snacks:

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We really liked the packaging of these and the fact that they are free from wheat and soya. :) And of course our two picky cats approved of them as well!

Overall verdict:

If you are in the UK and your local store stocks their ranges you should go ahead and give them a try. We were very pleased with the toys and in fact Nubia has hidden the duckling so well (Obviously wanting to keep it away from her brother) that we need to go and get a new one now haha.

To find out more about Petfaces check out their Social channels!

Thanks,

Marc

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Contest: Caption this by Kool Kitty Week 4 Winner announced

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Hi everyone,

Our friends over at Kool Kitty Toys have just announced the winner for the week 4 caption contest that we posted about previously.

The Winner of last week is

Brighid U. from North Carolina!! Kool Kitty toys will be sending her these AWESOME Kool Kitty Toys items:

* 2 Kool Kitty Toys Stylus Pens
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Magnet
* 1 Framed Autographed Copy of the Winning Caption
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Shirt with Winning Caption Image / Picture

Please congratulate the winner.

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Thanks,

Marc

Angel’s Eyes: Angel in the Gym

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I bet you are wondering what I’m doing on this exercise machine. Well I’ll tell you,,

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I love to come and exercise with mom and watch her but mostly I just love to play on the machines and roll on the floor.

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Like this thing called the bike I feel like I’m on top o the world sitting on it because I’m so high in the almost touching the sky. Purr….

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But truly I just love to be with mom and I love a good adventure. I say, if you can get a new experience with whatever you do then I think you shouldn’t pass it up because you never know what you will see.

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I guess what is important is that you are having fun with the one you love even if you are relaxing in a hot tub! I really don’t go in the hot tub I just like watching the bubbles. I never miss a opportunity to be with mom and dad no matter what they are doing. All I know is they make me Happy.. Purr……

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Giveaway – UK: The Purrfect box FOURTH 2015 giveaway

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Hello everyone,

We once again had a great amount of entries over the last 2 weeks and the winner for the last round is: Christine L.

Please congratulate her and we will let the Purrfect box team know to get this out to you asap!

If you haven’t been lucky yet, don’t worry we have 2 more chances for a fabulous box to go. :)

If you don’t know what the Purrfect box is all about you can find our review of it here!

The rules are simple you need to be located in the UK – the box can only be shipped here partly due to export / import regulations (and it would help to own a cat of course ;) ). Just pop your email address into our giveaway tool by clicking here and gain entries by doing any of the following (you can complete as many as you like to increase your chances of winning):

1. For Tweeting about the event through the GiveawayTool
2. Sign up for our new newsletter via mail chimp for extra chances. (Bonus chances even if you don’t use Social Media!!!)
3. Follow us or Purrfectbox on Twitter
4. Follow us on Pinterest
5. Follow us on Bloglovin
6. Make a comment stating you would like to enter and your email address on this post (for those that don’t use social media)

Please note that if you have already won in a previous Purrfect box giveaway you can’t re-enter this particular competition but there will be many more on our Blog to enter in 2015! :)

We will announce the previous week’s winner in the follow-up post and will also send an update email to everyone who took part (You can opt out from this email after receiving the initial follow-up)! So remember to gain as many chances as possible until the 10th of March at 6pm. ;D

And if you would like to we would love to feature your Purrfect box unboxing story on our Blog!

So don’t forget to enter into the giveaway by clicking here and your cats soon will join the many other cats that already enjoy a subscription box:

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This beautiful cat belongs to Gill – one of our previous winners! :)

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As you can see… Very much enjoying the toys! :D

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And of course there is Nubia catvestigating the box

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Ah and here we have Oli contemplating what to play with first. :D

Let me know if you have any questions or comments! :)

And if you want to get your hands on a box now don’t forget you can order them on their website by clicking here.

Thanks,

Marc

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Guest Post: DIY Bed for Cats

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(This post is also available in German on Katzenworld Deutschland)

Hello everyone on Katzenworld,

I am Sarina a fellow Blogger from Saris Corner  from the Netherlands (originally from Germany) and I am into Photography and DIY stuff, and my cats ;) So today I want to blog about something that combine all of these.

Did you ever heard about IKEA-Hacks ? Well there are several people out there that like to reuse IKEA products for something else then their initial purpose. If you search the web page with the search term cat you get 1,850 results so apparently there are a lot of things you can do with IKEA stuff for your cat. I saw two of them that really got me  hooked:

1. The DUKTIG Cat bed (initially from this post, but see here (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2007/02/ikea-pet-bed.html as well)

2. The HOL Litterbox (see here (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/03/a-hol-for-kitty.html))

So earlier this month I went to IKEA and did some shopping. I will first tell you about the DUKTIG bed. It is originally a doll bed and you can usually find it in the children’s department of IKEA. After getting home I unpacked it and my two boys (Jack and Tom) were excited about everything and tried to help me with unpacking and assembling. Assembling of the bed is as easy as it gets, four screws with the IKEA typical imbus that is included and you are done.

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The boys did some first testing and they seemed to like it but it also looked a bit uncomfortable. So the next day I decided to make them a cushion for the bed. For that I took some left over fabric that I still had at home and sewed it together. I left a small opening to turn it around and fill it with the filling of a cheap cushion I bought at the IKEA as well. After filling it up I closed the rest of it by hand. Again the boys were curious and wanted to test the cushion immediately. I then placed the bed at it’s planned location and after a day or so Jack started to use it as his regular hangout point (yes, he is sleeping there while I write this up!)

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The second thing I wanted to do was to get the HOL box and make a litter box – this is what we will look at next week! So stay tuned for the outcome. :)

I hope you enjoy my little creation and greetings from the Netherlands!

Sarina (with Jack and Tom)

Book Review: The Cat’s Out of the Bag – Truth and Lies About Cats

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Hi everyone,

Today we are looking at the book The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Truth and Lies About Cats by Max Cryer. (See Cover below! Don’t you just love the little cats?)

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We cannot get enough of cats: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from ‘catnip’ and ‘catwalk’ to ‘the cat’s whiskers’ and ‘raining cats and dogs’, as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ and ‘The Cats’ Duet’, and poems like ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’. The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Jeepers Creepers’ to Dr Johnson’s ‘Hodge’. In other chapters he explores cats’ attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much more. Surprising facts – and spurious fictions – can be found on almost every page.
Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in this magnificent compendium of a book. It is a delight from beginning to end to be read with one on your lap.

Over-all verdict?

This book is just astonishing! The author spent a tremendous amount of time to collect facts about our cats. From fun facts about celebrity cats such as Garfield to educative information you will find it all! The last paragraph of the publisher’s website pretty much sums it up for us! This book truly includes everything you ever wanted to know about cats. :D

Just some examples of the books content below:

  • Cat – ever wondered how to say this in other languages? You will find out in this book. :D
  • Did you know that there is a floating cat shelter on this planet? Can you guess where? ;)
  • Indoor only cats in Switzerland MUST have a companion cat by LAW (I had no idea until reading this book!)

So all in all a book well worth a read! :)

If you would like to get the book yourself it is available from:

Paperback directly from the Publisher here for the UK and here for New Zealand.
Amazon UK by clicking here.
Amazon US by clicking here or through Barnes & Nobles here.
Amazon DE by clicking here.

More about the author:

Max Cryer is a well-known writer, broadcaster and entertainer. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Now a full-time writer living in Auckland, he has written many books, including ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’, ‘Who Said That First?’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘The Godzone Dictionary’, ‘Preposterous Proverbs’ and ‘Curious English Words and Phrases’.

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Thanks,

Marc

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 30)

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. :D

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

Another great entry from Simba! More can be found on Chasing Life And Finding Dreams here.

Meet the cute cats from danceinallweather here! This is just one of them. ;)

Meet this gorgeous boy here on Sixteen Tons.

Meet Rose from Simplify… And Add Lightness (a German Blog). You can meet her here.

Sometimes he's satisfied to just be near me.

Here is yet another great entry from Dougy! Meet him and his brother here.

Let me know when the sun is out…

A photo posted by Little Binky (@angelswhisper2011) on

This cute entry comes from our friend Binky! Meet her by clicking here.

This is another fantastic entry from our friends over at Cats at the Bar! Don’t forget to visit them here.

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Meet Sherlock and his friends over at their Blog by clicking here.

A cute entry from Eden & Atticus :) Whom you can visit here.

Looks like Ethel wants to read a story for us on this joyful Tummy Rub Tuesday! Head over to their Blog here.

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

Now we need ALL of you! Do 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 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.

Not on WordPress but would like to follow us? We are on Bloglovin too! :)

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Cat Travel: Cats of Onomichi – 尾道市 Part 2

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Hi everyone,

Here is the second part of our journey through Onomichi!

As we continued on past the park in part one we came across a very unusual cat to be roaming around in the outside

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Yes this is a Scottish fold, a breed I wouldn’t have expected to meet in the outside considering how expensive they are in Japan. So we were very surprised to see him/ her be allowed outside.

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Hmmm… Why does he look familar… Oh yes we saw you in the park earlier!!!

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This picture was taken a bit off the beaten track and I really liked it because of the natural looking environment – even though it really is just off the side road LOL.

Thanks,

Marc

Oliver: Katzenworld Shop now open for business!

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Hello dear friends and followers!

I have great news for you on this Sunday evening. :D

Our Katzenworld Shop is now officially open and you can find it by clicking here.

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Look! These three designs will be adding soon but you can already purchase keyrings of Mao, Snowball, Nubia and myself. :D

There we go! This is me. :D The keyring will feature one of us on the front (without our url) and will have a Katzenworld logo and artist signature on the back! To purchase a keyring of me click here.

Oh and this really awesome cat cave that has to be my favourite is also available through our new Shop site!!!

What kind of products would you like to see? Mugs? T-Shirts? Fridge Magnets? Cat toys?

Let us know and I will order my human servants to get it arranged. ;) Items are available worldwide. :D

Part of the profit will be donated to charities supporting cats in need! :)

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His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief