Mews: 5 Cats Reunited for the Good of All Cat and Humankind

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Hi everyone,

We just came across this fantastic video with some of our favorite Social Media cats : Grumpy Cat, Hamilton the Hispter Cat, Nala Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat! :D

They have teamed up for the below Cats Summer Music Video

For every video view, Friskies is donating one meal to cats in need around the country (up to 1 MILLION meals). Share this video and help shelter and rescue cats this summer! So share this with your friends. :D

Thanks

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Oliver & Nubia: Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday Latest photos + ongoing challenge!

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Hi friends and followers!

Please find below photos of participants of last weeks photo challenge and links back to their own Blogs:

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From Christine Jacox 

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These two beauties belong to Sandy and her page can be found here.

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From Angel Atticus here. Who is also taking part in our Box photo competition. :)

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By Nicole Small for the full post click here.

And below are some shots from the week before. :)

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Photo by The Canadian Cats

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These two tummy beauties are from Teddy and Tottie. :)

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And these beauties are from Three Cat Yard.

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Andy from Weggieboy’s Blog!

Would you like to see your own cats here next week? Well the rules are simple.

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your furfriend on your own Blog and add our photo challenge photo (Click on this text to get the photo) to your post. :)

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 their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better :D

To enter your story into the next weeks Blogroll please leave a link to your Blog either on the linky widget by clicking on the below photo or leave a link in the comments of this Blog post.

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Should clicking on the above photo not work click here to open the link widget.

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

Thanks from Nubes…

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…and Oli…

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…for entering!

P.S: Don’t forget that we are also currently running a separate cat in boxes photo competition in which you can win fabulous prizes post can be found here. So why not enter in both of these photo challenges :D (The August competition can be accessed in our header bar!)

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Oliver in Camouflage!

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Camouflage works well when you
match perfectly the other hue.
Silver doesn’t blend when green
and pinkest paw pads can be seen.
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Black and white are lots of fun
when draped upon the flying nun
but when it lies atop a chest
it stands out like a neon vest.
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When you choose a secret place
away from cameras in your face.
Climb atop the highest tree
a place where humans fear to be.

by
FloridaBorne
https://rantingalong.wordpress.com

Mews: Most Bizarre Cat insurance claims!

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Hi everyone,

This is a list of the most bizarre Feline Insurance claims that our friends over at Pets best have received in recent years.

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Pets Best List of Bizarre Feline Insurance Claims

BOISE, Idaho (Aug. 8, 2014) – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released a list of the most bizarre feline insurance claims submitted to the agency. Although the agency’s most unusual claims often stem from canine companions, felines have also generated a wide variety of surprising claims as a result of hazardous whims.

“Cats are curious and adventurous animals, and their behavior can often lead to injuries and accidents that are costly to treat,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder and president of Pets Best. “When these types of unexpected issues arise, pet insurance can be a useful alternative to paying out of pocket for veterinary care. We encourage all cat owners to be prepared for emergencies and explore a variety of coverage options.”

Below are several of the most bizarre cat claims Pets Best has processed in recent years:

Snore-Free Feline

Many cats are known for appreciating deep, sound sleep, but American shorthair Pee Wee pursued this to a whole new level. Instead of applying a nasal strip over his nose, Pee Wee ate the adhesive product and was caught in the act by his owner. Worried that the unusual snack would make Pee Wee ill, his owner took him to a veterinarian, who induced vomiting and then provided a helpful anti-nausea injection.

String Addiction

Ragdoll cat Furby just can’t say no to the allure of a ball of string. The cat ingested a piece of string in January 2011 that required surgical removal. Furby slurped another string in January 2012 that ended up stretched the entire way from his mouth to his colon, requiring surgical removal again. Pushing his luck with the “third time’s a charm” motto in January 2013, he consumed yet another string, landing him in the operating room once more.

Bunny Buffet

Cats are predators by nature, even old-timers. Booger T, a 13-year-old mixed breed, proved his instincts hadn’t slowed with the years when he caught and devoured a rabbit. Unfortunately, the appetizer didn’t sit well with him. The raw meat caused gastrointestinal upset and resulted in a bacterial infection. He received veterinary treatment for the bacterial infection symptoms, which commonly last a week and include diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea.

Treacherous Toad

A toad found by domestic longhair Gucci wasn’t as appetizing as it looked. Gucci, an indoor cat, consumed the thumb-sized toad, which soon resulted in the cat vomiting repeatedly. Gucci was taken to the veterinarian, who treated the cat with fluids, anti-nausea medication and antacids. Toads can be dangerous for cats to ingest, as some will release a venom that can be toxic to felines. Gucci’s story shows that even indoor cats can encounter outdoor trouble.

Good for Boots, Bad for Cats

Many people waterproof their shoes with a special spray during rainy and snowy weather, but some of them don’t realize how this could affect their pets. Domestic shorthair Jake learned the hard way that while waterproofing protects boots, it can also seriously harm cats. Jake spent the night in a garage with boots his owners had left to dry after coating them with waterproofing spray. The spray turned out to be toxic to the cat, and Jake had to be taken to the veterinarian as a result of mild poisoning.

Indoor and outdoor cats can experience a wide range of health issues. Pets Best offers a variety of pet insurance plans, including the BestBenefit plan, which covers the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of accidents and illnesses. For cat owners specifically worried about the illnesses their cat may experience, the Feline Illness plan covers some of most expensive and common cat illnesses. The 21 conditions covered include diabetes, chronic kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, cancer, arthritis and heart disease. The Feline Illness plan starts at $5 per month. For more information about Pets Best, visit www.petsbest.com.

About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC

Jack L. Stephens, president of Pets Best, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Pets Best provides coverage for dogs and cats and is the only veterinarian founded and operated pet insurance agency in the United States. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinarian medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit www.petsbest.com for more information.

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Guest star: How “Cats are the greatest things ever” got started

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Hello everyone,

This is the story of how Cats are the greatest things ever got started by Anita.

In August of 2013, my husband and I were living in Ranong Thailand. Beautiful place, but nothing to do. At the time, we had no car, and there really wasn’t much for public transportation in that area. So my days and nights were spent at home with not much to do. But luckily, I had 3 of the most important things in my life. My three cats, Sugar, Corduroy and Denim. They are what saved me from going mad.

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So one day I was really going a bit stir crazy, and thought, why not create a cat page for Facebook? The moment the thought popped into my head, the name, “Cats are the greatest things ever,” came to me.

I thought about it for a few days, but really had no idea what to do or how to do it, but figured, what the heck! Why not! So on August 6, 2013, my page was born. I had been taking lots of pictures of my cats, since there wasn’t much else to do there, so I had a lot to work with.

I had no idea if that page would ever amount to anything, but it gave me something to do that I enjoyed very much. Since cats are my passion, what better way to focus all that down time, but to spend it doing something that was about my greatest love.

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So for 10 months, I posted pics every day. Shared cute pics and videos of cats, and and kept hoping for some Likes! I did have about 128 after 10 months, but that was not very good. Then one day, I saw a post of a page I followed, City the kitty. In that post, he mentioned a cat page called The Oreo Cat, and something about sharing pages. So, I thought I would send a message to The Oreo Cat and ask if he would mind sharing my page. To my shock and surprise, he did!

The next thing I knew, my Likes skyrocketed! I went from 128 to 400 in about a day! Then, I started getting posts on my wall from other cat pages that were friends of Oreo, asking if I would like to share them and they would share mine! Well of course I would! So I started Liking and sharing all these pages, and before I knew it, I had 1000 Likes!

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This is still going on, on a daily basis. Pretty much every day I am Liking and sharing pages, and they for me! And it’s not just about “how many Likes” I get, it’s about creating a family of cat loving people, and kitties too! My family is currently at 5947, and I love them all!

Having this page has opened up a whole new world to me, that I had no idea even existed! And I have made some friends through this page, that I am in regular contact with too! A couple of them had sent me a private message, and it lead to them starting their own cat pages too! So now through my page, it has helped others to start a page that they are passionate about too!

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And one last thing. I never dreamed that there were so many people out there, that love cats like I do, that are so creative and do such amazing and fun things with their pages! Having online parties that you (your cat) attends. Creating costumes for themed parties. All sorts of really cool and fun stuff! We just celebrated our 1 year Anniversary party at Frosty’s Diner, and it was the best party I (and my cats) have ever attended! Such a blast! I highly recommend, if you have never been to one, to GO! The best part about it is, since it’s online, anyone can come, no matter where in the world you live! The only problem could be the time difference, but that’s up to you! We scheduled our party for 6 pm cst on a Friday night, but for us, since we live in Thailand, it actually started at 6 AM Saturday morning! But it sure was worth getting up for.

Thank you for listening to my story of how my cat page came to be. It has become a huge and important part of my life, and it means a lot that I can share it with others.

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Thanks,

Anita

Creator of “Cats are the greatest things ever!” Please go and say hi to them from us!

More fun stories will be coming soon to @KatzenworldBlog

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Mews: Try Pawsomebox and Purffectbox for cuddles, purrs, drools and tail-wagging excitement!

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Hi everyone,

For those of you in the UK here are some purrtastic mews! There is a new subscription service that will enable you to always provide your feline (and canine) friend with the purrfect toy! Every month and their prices are quite reasonable too.

We are in the process of getting one of their boxes so a complete review will follow but for now please find their info below :): purrfectbox

Try Pawsomebox and Purffectbox for cuddles, purrs, drools and tail-wagging excitement!

Founded in 2012 by a team of pet parents and current leader in the European pet box market, Animalbox is launching ‘Pawsomebox’ (for dogs) & ‘Purrfectbox’ (for cats) in the UK: Subscription-based monthly gift boxes containing a selection of 5 to 6 premium goodies (High quality treats, unique toys, hygiene products and accessories) that are customised based on the pet’s size, breed and preferences!

Welcome to the world of Barkday parties (birthday parties for dogs), Doga sessions (Dog Yoga), whisker wednesdays and caturdays! Recent studies show that one in six pets enjoys monthly visits to the groomers and more than 90% get a Christmas present. On average per month, pet parents spend £70 on their pets and spoil them with 5-7 goodies!

Subscription goodie boxes for pets are a relatively new concept but have seen a lot of success and growth in the last few years. Animalbox co-founder, Antoine Chabassol comments “The element of surprise regarding the different goodies received every month and the cost-effectiveness of the boxes are major forces behind this success.” Each month, the boxes have a different theme for example a World Cup Box with goodies for outdoor games or a Halloween box filled with tricks and treats. Based on the theme, the staff picks out high quality treats, fun toys, hygiene products and accessories customised for the furry friends based on their size, breed and preferences. Subscription plans are monthly, 6 monthly or yearly plan and start from £15.90 per month with free home delivery. It is an economical alternative as the RRP of products is always much higher than the price of the box. The social media team provides tips, news, exciting offers, contests and even free boxes to make sure tails keep wagging!

To sign up for your own box click on the below image (or here as alternative):

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Thanks for reading

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

 

Oliver: Unite and join #thepussycatriot

Hi guys,

Today I’m not just going to look pretty but I also want to show my support to the people behind #thepussycatriot.

This is a very important campaign that asks all of us cats to unite against internet censorship! Unfortunately not all humans and cats are as lucky as we are and can’t enjoy the freedom that they should have! Things like YouTube and Facebook are blocked for them and they are not able to see our cute photos and videos. :(

So join in and make the humans hear our meows and roars. :)

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I may look cute on here but I am certainly appropriately angry at those that block people from seeing my cute face!

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You! Look at me! Join the fight and help us change the world. :D

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*Wearing his #thepussycatriot neck scarf loud and proud!* JOIN TODAY! Make us be heard!

More details @thepussycatriot or our previous post here.

Signed by

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His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief