Giveaway: Cats At The Bar

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Hello everyone,

This time around we have teamed up with our good friends over at Cats At The Bar!

If you haven’t met them before you MUST go and check them out. You will be captured by the many cute cats that roam over there and not to forget the super funny cat-toons created by Elayne Griffith. :D

They have recently launched their online store where you can find many of your favorite photos and cat-toons of Chub Chub, Peanut and the rest of the gang!

We have the following amazing prizes that you can win.

1st Prize is a T-Shirt from Cats at the Bar

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We promise that your T-Shirt will come with some extra hair to settle it right in at home. ;)

2nd and 3rd Prize is a Cats at the Bar wristband

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Will make sure that we de-tatch the cats before posting them to you! ;)

The rules are simple you need to be located on planet earth. 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. Follow us or Cats At The Bar on Twitter
3. Follow us or Cats At The Bar on Pinterest
4. Make a comment stating you would like to enter and your email address on this post (for those that don’t use social media)

The giveaway will be open until the 6th of December at 6 pm UK time so don’t forget to enter here.

Good luck everyone and please check out our friends Blog and Online shop here.

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

Thanks,

Marc

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Product Review: Lucky-Kitty Drinking fountain

Hi everyone,

Today we are looking at the Lucky-Kitty drinking fountain.

In the past, we discovered one of our kitties wasn’t keen on drinking from water bowls and would often turn them over leaving both of cats without anything to drink. We decided to try a water fountain. Though I was sceptical of the idea of such a device at first, it proved a big hit from the start.

The Lucky Kitty fountain takes the idea onto a new level. For a start it’s made of clean looking white ceramic which I’ve found is much easier to clean than our previous plastic version. The manufacturers state that it can be put in the dishwasher but as we don’t have one, I can’t vouch for that idea although it does sound like an easy and efficient way to keep the fountain clean and germ free.

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The second thing which the fountain has over our plastic model is the noise. Or should I say the lack of it. While the bubbling of the water and whirring of the pump of our usual fountain mostly faded into the background, they occasionally made a resurgence to the fore. Usually in the middle of the night when there was no background noise to hide in. The ceramic fountain is extremely quiet. In fact I had to check it a couple of times to make sure it was still working.

A particular feature that our kitties seemed to enjoy taking advantage of is the triple drinking zone. I thought it sounded like a gimmick but I’ve spent time watching our two as they used the fountain. Sometimes they’ve let the water from the hole at the top gently foam around their tongues. Other times they like to lick the water as it rolls over the ridges in the middle. And if having two choices isn’t enough, they can lap from the small pool at the bottom. Ollie has often decided to use all three areas at one visit. With such flexibility, it seems to me that most, if not all cats,:will find a way to drink that suits them.

The Lucky Kitty fountain has a long hair filter available which we didn’t install at first as Ollie and Nubes are both short haired. However, after a week we found that the pump lost a bit of power due to hair blockage so we decided to use the filter anyway.

After 2 weeks of use, the Lucky Kitty ceramic drinking fountain has seamlessly replaced our old plastic model. While it might be a bit pricier than standard models it makes up for it by (silently) providing our kitties with a variable drinking experience. And as you know, any thing which varies, cats tend to like.

Below you can find a video of the cats enjoying the new fountain:

As for assembling the fountain this is very easy and as you can see below the manufacturer provides picture instructions:

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Nubia was giving us a paw throughout the assembling of the fountain.

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Or in this case slowing us down lol.

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She was very happy once she saw the fountain in action…

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…and was the first of the two drink from it!

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For more details about the fountain you can visit the manufacturer website on the following links:

German: Click here.
English: Click here.
Facebook page of Lucky-Kitty: Click here.

The fountain can be purchased directly from the manufacturer website for those based in Germany.

If you are based in the UK they are working on an online store presence at the moment meanwhile you can find the fountain with a UK plug on Amazon UK by clicking here.

On Amazon you can also purchase additional accessory for the fountain such as:

For other countries give ZooPlus a try as they too stock this fountain and replacement parts for it. You can find them here.

Thanks for reading,

Katzenworld

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Mews: Simon’s Cat creator picks up some feline facts with Cats Protection

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Hi everyone,

Please find below the latest press info from Cats Protection who recently had a visit of Simon’s Cat creator in their National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex.

The award-winning creator of the acclaimed Simon’s Cat animations and books got some tips from real-life moggies when he visited Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex.

Simon Tofield spent a day meeting cats and staff at the centre in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, as part of research for his upcoming animated short film Off to the Vet.

Since first appearing online in 2008, Simon’s Cat has attracted a worldwide fan-base with a series of short cartoons and books charting the antics of its title character.

Off to the Vet is a special 11 minute episode and the first Simon’s Cat film to be produced in colour. Due for release in 2015, the film will focus on the much-loved moggy’s hilarious attempts to avoid a dreaded trip to the vet.

Simon said: “We know cats can be pretty cunning when they don’t want to do something, so I was interested to talk to Cats Protection about their experiences and find out what owners can do to minimise stress surrounding a visit to the vets. It was very funny to hear some stories about how cats had tried to outwit them! All the same, it’s sad to see so many lovely cats in need of a home, especially as they have so much fun and companionship to offer.”

Simon will be posting a video about his trip to Cats Protection on the Simon’s Cat YouTube Channel later in November.

Chatting to Simon were the centre’s vet Emily Billings and Behaviour Manager Nicky Trevorrow, whilst unwanted puss Yoda, who was brought to the centre with his companion Padme two weeks ago, muscled in on the action and took part in the filming.

Nicky said: “It was lovely to meet Simon and we’re grateful he took the time to find out a vet’s perspective. Taking a cat to the vet for check-ups and vaccinations is an essential part of protecting a pet, but all too often it can become stressful for both owner and cat.”

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(Photos were provided by the CP Library.)

For owners struggling to get their cat to the vet, Cats Protection offers the following advice:

  • Ensure positive experiences when kittens are young. Get kittens used to having their body examined by gently touching their ears and looking at their teeth, much like they will experience at the vet

  • Make a cat’s carrier feel like a safe space. Choose a sturdy basket so there is no risk of escape, add a blanket which smells of home and consider using a synthetic pheromone spray such as Feliway® which can have a beneficial effect in calming cats

  • Have a prompt, stress-free journey. Take an old towel to cover the cat basket while ensuring that the basket still gets sufficient ventilation.

  • Take care in the waiting room. Cats prefer to be up on high rather than being on the floor, so place the cat basket on a table or on your lap, and try to sit away from dogs if there isn’t a separate waiting room

For further advice, please visit www.cats.org.uk where there is a leaflet entitled ‘Your and Your Vet’. To find out more about cats at the National Cat Adoption Centre that are in need of a new home, including Yoda and Padme, please call the centre on 01825 741 330.

If you like Simon’s Cat don’t forget to check out our previous post around their Kickstarter Campaign for Off to the Vet btw! :)

Thanks,

Marc

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Giveaway – UK: The Purrfect & Pawesome box – week 4

Hello everyone,

We are back for week four of our amazing Purrfect box giveaway!

First of all we would like to congratulate last week’s winner Claire D. please congratulate her and her cats too! :)

Now it is time for all of you to have your chance at winning one as well!

Some of you may remember our previous post and review of The Purrfect box which you can find here!

If you do already know what this is all about, you should be super excited because we are giving away TWO boxes for either cats or dogs in this weeks giveaway.

The rules are simple you need to be located in the UK (and it would help to own a cat or dog 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 GT
2. Follow us or Purrfectbox on Twitter
3. Follow us on Pinterest
4. 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 once you can’t re-enter this particular competition but there will be many more on our Blog to enter! :)

We will announce the previous week’s winner in the follow-up post next week! So remember there are TWO chances for a box in this week’s post as we want to ensure that all kitties receive their box for christmas. ;)

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

So don’t forget to enter into the giveaway by clicking here and your cats soon will join Oliver and Nubia in unpacking one of these fabulous boxes. :D

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

Thanks,

Marc

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Book Review: Odie the Stray Kitten

Hello Katzenworld readers!

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Odie the Stray Kitten, by Kristen Mott, is the story of a little orange kitten who loses his family, and ends up alone in the cold with nowhere to go. He finds a barn to take shelter from the cold, where he stays until he is found by a kind girl who takes him in.
Odie is the star of this adorable, gorgeously illustrated book. Each double-page spread features one full page of artwork, and part of the story.

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Odie’s Best Friend, the second book, introduces us in more detail to Odie’s friend, Bandit, and the story of how he came to be living with the girl that they both love.

These books would make an excellent read (or read to!) for young animal lovers, cat lovers in particular! Odie’s story is heartwarming and sweet, and shows us that, even when the outlook isn’t great, we can be surprised by the love and kindness of others. Odie the Stray Kitten was awarded a Gold Literary Classics 2014 award in the Picture Book Early Reader category.

The third book in the series is currently in production, and should be available around Summer 2015. :)

You can pick up ebook or physical copies of Odie the Stray Kitten and Odie’s Best Friend at Amazon and other online retailers.

You can also connect with Kristen Mott at her official website here!

Hope you enjoyed the review!

Thanks,

Laura

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Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday Latest photos + ongoing challenge! (Week 16)

Welcome back friends and followers

It is time for Week 16 of tummy rub Tuesday! :D

(To find out how to enter your own cats please scroll down to the bottom of the post or to make it easier for you leave a comment with a link to your photo!)

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

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Meet Simba who joins us from Chasing Life And Finding Dreams.

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And a special entry from The Secret (Weekend) Warrior

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Meet Mashka our special guest from Germany from the Blog: inHannover

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And here is another amazing photo gallery from SIM ANTICS

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This fluffy boy joins us from the realm of Twitter Fizzington Womack

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And another Tummy Rub Tuesday submission from the realm of Twitter comes from Mr Sonic & Lady Nala

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And meet Squirrel another special guest from My Simple Delights.

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And another great photo from our friends over at Cats at the Bar!

In case you missed last week’s post you can find those below:

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Meet Little Binky from angelswhisper2011.

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And meet Miles from possumscatthingsgnawingatme

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And a very special guest named Oreo from Midwestern Plants

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Rhea from ThreeCatYard one so fluffy and cute!

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And Angel’s Eyes who joins us from her Facebook page.

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 on the below photo or 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: Catzenpup Automatic wet food feeder for cats and dogs

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Hi everyone,

Today we would like to introduce you to a fantastic Kickstarter campaign that we really thought is an innovative idea! On our hunt to find the ultimative gadget to make your cats life as comfortable as possible we found out about Catzenpup.

Click here for the kickstarter campaign.

Catzenpup has designed a wet food automatic feeder. Let’s face it how many of us would love to be at home all day and give our fur family members the food they really need? All of us of course! But unfortunately most of us have to work and end up giving them more dry food than they should have. Catzenpup - Whiskas w Kitten

This automatic cat and dog feeder therefore provides the perfect solution to the issue! We can’t wait to get our hands on one of them to give it a try. :D

Below you can see a promotional video of the feeder in action with Amber the cat”

The Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Pet Feeder is a patent pending device unlike any feeder on the market that allows cat and small dog owners to feed their pet fresh, wet food when they are away from home. Pet parents can now feed their pets the wet food they love while at work, on vacation, running errands, sleeping in, at the gym, or just on the go in today’s busy world. Pets will be happier and healthier, while owners gain peace of mind. The Catzenpup Automatic Pet Feeder addresses the following problems:

  • Often pet parents need to feed their pets in situations where it is inconvenient or impossible
  • Many pet owners must use a costly cat or dog sitting service $25 or more per visit to feed their pet when they not home
  • Pets typically prefer wet food, while dry food contains very little moisture, potentially leading to dehydration, dental problems, and jaw health issues
  • The instant wet food is opened its quality begins to deteriorate and may become unsafe for pet consumption the longer it sits out, as exposed wet food is susceptible to bacterial contamination and drying out
  • Current devices on market that serve wet food require pet owners to open sealed food cans and load their contents into the automated dispenser hours or days in advance of feeding their pet
  • Current devices may require the added inconvenience of placing bags of ice into the device to keep wet food from spoiling before serving the pet
  • Finally, open food sitting out could attract mice, pests, ants and more, creating infestation problems in homes where pets and owners resideThe Catzenpup Automatic Pet Feeder solves all of these problems, in a smart, attractive, and affordable device that gives pet parents the freedom to keep up with their busy lives, while still being a great parent to their pet by feeding them the wet food they love and deserve.

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Device Features

  • Easy to Use Food Loading System: Placing food in the device is a simple process and ergonomically designed, making setup quick and easy
  • Feeding Time Pet Notifications: Pets know every time the feeder is serving their wet food due to the audio notification and flashing LCD screen to tell them its chow time!
  • Easy to Use, Simple User Interface: Set feeding times and countdown to food dispensing with ease using the intuitive LCD screen interface with orange backlight
  • Two Feeding Modes: Feed pets at either pre-scheduled times of day or night, or set a basic timer countdown for feeding on the fly
  • Four Programmable Scheduled Time Feeder Settings: Schedule up to four preset times of day for feeding your pet based on your busy schedule
  • Dispenses Over 14 National Brand Pet Foods:

o Dog Food Brands: Cesar, Nature’s Recipe, Blue Buffallo, Authority, Bil Jac, Wellness, Grreat Choice, and more.

o Cat Food Brands: Whiskas, Fancy Feast Appetizers, Meow Mix, Nature’s Recipe, Grreat Choice, Wellness, Authority, and more.

  • Portable Battery Powered: The feeder uses four C batteries, making it portable around the house, as well as on a trip or vacation with your pet. Additionally, your pet always get fed, even if household A/C power is lost, as batteries continuously power the feeder for over 6 months (batteries sold separately)
  • Low Battery Indicator: Never worry about batteries running out, the device flashes the LCD screen low battery warning and an audio alert for you can change batteries and never miss a feeding
  • Additional food storage compartment: For fewer trips to the pantry to get food for loading the feeder, the feeder holds up to 3 extra food containers for easy retrieval to load for the next feeding
  • Available AC Cord Power Option: The feeder can run on optional A/C power to extend battery life (cord sold separately)

More about their Kickstarter Campaign:

NEW YORK (Nov 17, 2014) – The lives of pet parents who feed their pets wet food will forever be changed in 2014.

Today, Catzenpup is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund its innovative pet feeder by the same name. Catzenpup is an attractive, affordable feeder device that will allow the more than 36.1 million cat and 21 million small dog parents in the U.S.A., as well as pet parents around the globe, to schedule fresh wet food meal feedings to their pets at any time day or night, when they are unavailable or away from home.

An inventor and company founder, Garrett M. Wilson, said he came up with the idea when his own cat’s dietary needs changed two years ago.

“I created the Catzenpup Automatic Feeder because my cat, Amber, stopped eating dry food altogether, and I couldn’t feed her wet food while at work and in the middle of the night when she was hungry,” he said. “After two years building hobby prototypes, I decided to design and launch the product on Kickstarter to bring this awesome feeder to dog and cat parents everywhere so they can improve their pet’s health and nutrition, and gain peace of mind, all while feeding their pet’s happiness.”

Catzenpup is a simple solution for many pet parents who feed their pet wet food. The Catzenpup feeder solves the following problems and more:

The quality of wet food begins to deteriorate the instant it is opened and may become unsafe for pet consumption the longer it sits out, as exposed wet food is susceptible to bacterial contamination and drying out.
Many pet owners use a costly cat or dog sitting service for $25 or more per visit to feed their pet when they are not home.
Open food sitting out could attract mice, pests, ants and more, creating infestation problems in homes where pets and owners reside
Catzenpup features an elegant, compact design that complements any home’s interior due to Catzenpup’s partnership with Sigma Design. Mr. Wilson said he anticipates a large demand for this first-of-its-kind product.

Catzenpup was invented by Garrett M. Wilson in 2012 after he realized his own cat’s diet changed and required round the clock, fresh wet food feedings. Pairing simple tech features with stylish design, the Catzenpup automatic wet food feeder is an amazing new device to feed your cat or dog to improve a pet’s nutrition and feeding behavior, and to bring, the pet parent, peace of mind.

The Catzenpup Kickstarter campaign will launch November 17, 2014 at 1 pm EST. # # #

More about the founder and inventor Garret Williams:

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As the founder and inventor, Garrett has 10+ years of product development engineering, entrepreneurial business online and offline ventures, and eight years of digital marketing and

social media agency experience to bring this product to market through development and ultimately sales online. Having been a pet parent to his cat Amber for 18 years, as well as growing up with four dogs, his love of pets is part of who he is at his core. Garrett has a unique knowledge base of process, product, marketing, and management to launch this product beyond the working prototypes he built by hand to deliver for cat and dog owners everywhere.

Garrett has always pushed himself to live with passion in his life, being an avid golfer, riding motorcycles, playing harmonica, tennis, poker, live music, and now starting a family and new business. Every day is an adventure with challenges, and Garrett’s perspective on personal growth, experience, optimism, and sharing with others is what brings joy to him and his family.

Additional information on products Garrett has been a part of design and engineering can be viewed at www.GlobalMarketWorks.com/portfolio . The digital marketing firms he’s worked with can be viewed on his Linkedin profile at www.linkedin.com/in/globalmarketworks.

Thanks for reading everyone and please check out catzenpup on the following channels:

www.facebook.com/catzenpup
www.twitter.com/catzenpup
www.pinterest.com/catzenpup
www.instagram.com/catzenpup