Oliver & Nubia: Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday Latest photos + ongoing challenge! (Week 9)

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Hi friends and followers!

You know it is a happy day when it is TUMMY RUB TUESDAY TIME! :D

Please share this wonderful day with your friends and let us get more entries for next week when ever before. :)

(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!)

This weeks entries:

Frou-Frou

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Mr TUb

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And Sammie have joined us from Saving Sammie whom you can visit here. :)

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TomTom and…

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Journey have joined us from Claude West’s Blog tipsaboutcats.com

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This “little” fluffy tummy joins us from adamslittlesunshine and you can find many more cute photos here!

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And meet Spyro from Thoughts by Mello-Elo whom you can visit here.

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And meet Iza from Mark’s Mews and you can find many many more cute tummy shots here.

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Errol Flynn and..

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Merlin! Their pet human is Danielle who kindly send in their photos via email.

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And meet Gizmo who was sent in via email by Mary!

And last for this week was send in by Nina on Twitter:

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And in case you missed last weeks entries please find them below! :D

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Boots

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Tiger

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And Star – all three come to us from my sweet painted dreams whom you can visit here.

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And meet Big B from our friends over at The Scratching Post whom you can meet here.

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And meet Clorinha who was sent in via email by AV. :)

Nettie tummy

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Squeaky tummy two

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Squeaky and Nettie together – both of them belong to Ben from In My Not So Humble Opinion: the Writings and Ramblings of Ben Herman whom you can visit here.

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

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

Lil Miss Nubia would like to say thanks:

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And not to forget Oliver!

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For once again entering our #TRT. :)

Thanks,

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

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Mews: Ever wondered what your cat is doing on the PC?

Hi everyone,

So this image really sparked my curiosity.

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What is that our cats are doing on our PC that they lovingly refer to as catputer?

Do they order premium cat food?
Or new toys? :)
Find more kats to take in from shelters?

What do you think your cat is up to alone at home on the catputer? :D

Marc

Picture source: Pinterest

Nubia: Tunnel play time <3

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Plaaaaaaaay with me!!!!! plllllease :)

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And don’t I look cute in this tunnel :)

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Oh hello again humans! :0

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Right well… I am too tired now to play so time to just look pretty :D

By the way if you have time why not read the review of this awesome tunnel and where to buy it by clicking here.

Signed by,

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Her Meowjesty Queen Nubzilla the Disturber of Peace

Guest star: Fantasy Art. Fantasy Cats

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Irina and is about her:

Fantasy Art. Fantasy Cats.

Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Irina and I am a crazy cat lady. I am! And always have been. As long as I can remember, I have always had cats. And I remember all of them too, every single one: what they looked like, what their personalities were like, who was quiet and lazy and who was mischievous and crazy.

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Of course, my love spread everywhere. I like watching cat cartoons, reading cat books and articles and blogs and I started my cat collection some years ago.

cat artIt’s quite a chore to dust them all!

Naturally, this passion had to manifest itself in my art sooner or later. I worked with oils for many years but mainly painted landscapes. At some point I felt that I wanted to try a different medium (acrylics) – and a different subject. And what subject could be better than cats?!

But I didn’t want to be one of the many artists that paint conventional portraits of pets. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there are many wonderful cat pictures out there and I love and admire many of them! I just wanted mine to be… well, different.

So, I decided to paint MY cats in this stylized, extravagant, special way where I try to convey the personalities of the cats rather than just their exterior.

I called these paintings “The Fantasy Cats series.”

Here are some of them:

cat art 1“Sleeping Cat in Gold” This cat is resting peacefully, he is very happy with his life.

cat art 2 “Two Cheerful Cats” These cats are joyful and a little inquisitive under the sun.

 cat art 3“Poised Cat in Red” She is serene and confident.

cat art 4“Cool Cat in Burgundy” He is beautiful and he knows it!

cat art 5My paintings are in various colour palettes, various sizes but in all of them I tried, as best as I could, to express my love and admiration for these wonderful animals.

cat art 6“Kitty Family” These cats were painted as a set of 4. They are similar in style but very different in character.

You can look (and buy) at my paintings here, in my online shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NaturelandsAndCo

And read more in my blog: http://naturelands.wordpress.com/

We hope you are looking forward to more fun stories @Katzenworld!

You want to stay up to date with our stories but are not on WordPress? No worries! Follow us on Bloglovin by clicking here.

Thanks,

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Merlin: My outdoor cat-house!

Hi everyone,

As the weather is getting colder and nastier, I want to share with you pics of my little house for felines.

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It is a two story dwelling, with a penthouse that can be opened on sunny days. It provides shelter for my rescued cats while they get the courage to come into the house.

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This is my little Merlin rescued last year, sleeping peacefully and then later his first step into the house.

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Thanks,

Danielle

Giveaway & Product Review: Cewe Photoworld Calendar and Photobook

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Hi everyone,

We had so many photos stored of our kitties and not all of our local friends use the internet that we thought it was about time to create a photo book for them. :)

We researched a few providers and went for Cewe Photoworld (Click here for more details about them) for our first photo book and also ended up making a calendar! (The calendar can be won by ONE of you lucky readers!!! :) So read on for details on how win it!)

To use Cewe Photoworld you can either download an app to your iPhone / iPad or install a free software on your PC. We went for the PC installation as most of our photos are stored on there. :)

The software has to be installed on your C drive – at least on our Windows 7 PC it didn’t work if installed anywhere else.

Once the installation is finished you can create a photo book or calendar from scratch or make use of their handy assistant.

If you choose the Assistant option (which is the one we chose) the program will auto arrange the photos based on their suitability for you on the photo book. Of course you can still re-arrange these yourself at a later point but this was super easy and fast. :D

Throughout the progress you have customisation options to change backgrounds, frames and also have options to add videos which will be added as a QR code that you and your friends can scan on a smartphone for quick access on the CEWE server. :)

So here are the photos of the photo book!

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Oliver is on the front and there is a photo of Nubia on the back. :)

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Some of the cutest moments of the two. :)

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Pretty photos, funny photos you name it we added it! :)

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Don’t ask how Oliver ended under his cat cave… LOL

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I think the photo of him hanging out in his basket is one of my favorite ones! :D

Prices start from £12.99 for a Booklet or £28.99 for the hardcover with 26 pages each. For our photobook book we picked the 26 pages hardcover version of the Large Portrait CEWE Photobook. The book was amazing and everyone we showed it to loved it! Certainly a perfect present to cat lovers and you can make your own individual book for them. ;)

Fore more details about CEWE or to make your own please click here.

Now to the calendar! This is the amazing 2015 Katzenworld Calendar which ONE lucky reader can win through our giveaway by clicking here!!! :)

The rules for the giveaway are simple:

  • You must live on planet earth! (Yes worldwide giveaway :D)
  • Enter and gain entries by tweeting and following us on Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest
  • If you are not on social media please leave a comment with your email address and we will enter you manually
  • Enter until the 17th of October and keep sharing this for additional entries!

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The front page with our traditional banner!

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Each page has one large print cute moment of our four cats such as Oliver on this one.

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…or Maoon this one!

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…or Snowball with some cute flowers on his head!

And of course Nubia who will stay secret until you get the actual calendar is present as well. :)

For the calendar we chose the A4 landscape Wall Calendar which is £19.99 but you have loads of other options to choose from with the cheapest one being an A4 Year Planner for £3.49. Please click here for more details or to make your own!

We hope you enjoyed our little review and the final product we created. :D And don’t forget to enter our Giveaway by clicking here.

Thanks,

Marc

KATZENWORLDLOGOnowords

Mews: Printer not working?

The things we do for our cats!

Cat owner: Hi! I am calling because my printer doesn’t work anymore.

IT support: Have you tried turning it on and off yet?

Cat owner: No I can’t!

IT support: Why not?

Cat owner: My cat is blocking the printer.

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IT support: Right… have you tried moving your cat?

Cat owner: No she is too cute and I don’t want to wake her…

IT support: In that case there is nothing we can do. Should your printer not work after your cat moved I am afraid that damage from furrballs is not covered under our warranty *terminates call*

Cat owner: But… Nvm! I’ll just buy another printer to use and leave her this as a cat basket. :)

Originally posted on The Quirky Zen Lady.

Mews: Katzenworld meets Robin Ganzert of the American Humane Association + Animal Stars

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Hi everyone,

Today we have a very special post for you! We got to interview Robin Ganzert of the American Humane Association.

The American Humane Association is dedicated to the welfare of animals and children. Since 1887 they have been at the forefront of protecting the most vulnerable members of our society.

What is more important the AHA is about to celebrate their 75th anniversary of the “No Animals were Harmed” campaign which I am sure is important to all of us movie lovers! It puts me much at ease to know that the animal stars are being looked after by the competent staff of the AHA. :)

As part of their 75th anniversary of this campaign the AHA is publishing their book Animal Stars by Robin Ganzert, PhD and Allen and Linda Anderson. The book gives us behind the scenes information on many of our favourite animal movie actors and their human companions.

Please find our interview with Robin Ganzert below:

For those of you that prefer a quick read of the key pointers of our interview please find the questions and answers below, however I would highly recommend to listen to the recording of our interview. :)

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What inspired you and the other authors to write this book?

  • To celebrate the 75 years campaign of no animals were harmed
  • Share the wonderful moments of animals in movies with the public
  • Give people an insight peek as to what really happens

Was there anything you particular enjoyed or disliked in regards to writing the book?

  • Meeting the people that work with the animals, especially the animal trainers as well as the human stars and their animal star companions
  • Finding out how some of the movie scenes were made and the hard work that was required by the staff to ensure animal safety
  • The little rituals that certain animals had before they would do their part in the acting

What are the typical things the “no animals were harmed staff” on the movie sets are looking out for?

  • Ensures that the entertainment industry complies with the procedures and regulations set out by the AHA
  • Constantly evolving movie industry and adapting to the changes while ensuring animal safety

What are the most important skills for movie animal trainers?

  • Compassion and respect for the animals
  • Some of the animal stars in this book were actually rescue animals that required a lot of training and compassion. Often this has given these animals a second chance at life

What are the challenges the trainers and human film crews face when working with animals?

  • To educate the entertainment industry on best practices
  • Extend the work of the AHA staff to educate those areas of the entertainment industry that currently don’t have their staff present and show them why animal safety is important

Who is your favourite animal movie star!

  • All of the stars in the book! However a personal favourite is Crystal who you can find on page 3 of the book

What would you recommend to those wishing to work with animals in movies?

  • It is the right job if you have a passion for animals and want to ensure their safety.
  • Compassion, love and respect are the most important skills

What do you enjoy the most about being part of the AHA?

  • It is a calling to help those that can’t speak for themselves and an opportunity to help others

What is a fun fact about yourself?

  • I have 3 cats & dogs and 4 horses!

We would like to thank Robin Ganzert for taking the time to let us interview her!


So what is our verdict about the AnimalStars book?

We love it! It brings a lot of insight into what happens on the film sets that we weren’t aware of. Who would have thought that some of the animal stars were rescued from shelters?

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An don’t forget all those scenes that we just take for granted are only possible because of the hard work of animals and human companions working together and we are very glad to know that the AHA staff looks after the safety of our various animal friends. :)

If you would like to find out more about the Animal Stars book please click here.

The book is available through bookstores as well as Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. Even better if you purchase a copy and send proof of the purchase to jilln@americanhumane.org you will receive a free gift (Details of the gift available here.)

For more details about the AHA and their work please click here.

Thanks,

Marc

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