Oliver: Star gazing? Squirrel Hunting?

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Hello there fellow friends and humans!

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Have you come to watch me tonight?

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Well there is nothing interesting going on here today! Just little me stargazing. :)

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What was that noise… It wasn’t you was it…

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OMC! Is that a squirrel? A fox? A bird?? Will you go and fetch it for me please. :)?

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Purrsday Poetry: A Cat Named Loon

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Hi everyone,

Please find below our latest entry in the Purrsday Poetry series. Don’t forget if you have a cat poem you’d like to publish on our Blog do send us an email to info@katzenworld.co.uk. :)

“A CAT NAMED LOON”

Elliptical calico creature
Of apricot, brown and black
On checkerboard back
Bears coal-colored islands
In a sea of ivory fluff
Kept by brush-like tongue
Taking special care of the
Midnight heart on your side.

Soft-maned lioness
Of ovoid face
Protruding ears alert
Picks up scents with
Pink champagne-glass nose
Whose base forms a Cheshire smile
Effervescent bristle feelers
Spout from both sides of the goblet.

Your eyes are black slits
On emerald spheres
Of translucent crystal
Below the wrinkled brow
Of your curious, cocked head.

Stalking your territories
On padded paws
You noiselessly whisk by
Thumping your tail at anything that stirs
Astute feline beast
Queen of Lombardy
Dignified and spirited
Cat named “Loon”.

©2014 By Sheryl A Weinstein. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo source: Pinterest and Wikipedia on Calico Cats.

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Angel’s Friskies New Tasty Treasures with Bacon Review

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Hello again my friends,

I’ve brought a special treat today. I want to tell you about new Tasty Treasures with bacon by Friskies. It’s so exciting that they pick me to try and share with all of you. And I can share what I thought of the new food. So here it goes… Purr….

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Can you believe there are four flavors they sent me? Well, its true there is Turkey in gravy, Ocean Fish in Sauce, Chicken Dinner in Gravy and my favorite Chicken & Tuna dinner with gravy and all of them have Bacon in them… Purrr Baaacon!

I thought you might need a closer look. Don’t they look yummy?

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They are very Yummy and by the way they are so yummy I had to bring them outside and hide them so no one else will eat them. Don’t tell anyone where I’m hiding them though because I want to make sure I get these all to myself! Purr…

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I’m guarding these with my life… They are so good they are like catnip!

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I love hearing the tab pop off the can because that sound reminds me of the smell and the tasty food I’m about to get, but it’s so good you are going to have to guard your bowl if you don’t want to share with anyone. I’m just warning you because it’s that good…

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Nom, nom… Purr…

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I know you are going to have to try for yourself to see if you like it, but I can tell you that my mom had another cat before me who passed away last year who ate Friskies her entire life. Her name was Nakita and she was very healthy and lived to be 21 1/2 yrs old. I guess what I’m saying is if it’s tasty and healthy then why not try it ? Besides the new bacon flavor you can’t go wrong.

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Well, That is all I got for you today, but I do think you should go try some new Tasty Treasures with Bacon because it’s out of this world!! Purr…
You can find it now in most groceries stores. So hurry up before I go buy them out! Purr….

Love,

Angel’s Eyes-Persian

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Competition: #MyJobYourJob – Guess what our jobs are! Poll now open!

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Hi everyone,

Following on from collecting the funniest captions for our two kitties it is now time for the second part of our competition that has kindly been sponsored by Petplan UK who offers great insurance packages for cats here .

It is now up to all of to determine WHICH ONE of our entries is going to win the £100 voucher for PetPyjamas so cast your vote now! Everyone can choose their three favourite captions!

Also as a little surprise the 2nd and 3rd place will receive a keyring of our little kitties – we will be contacting you to choose one, as well as a 10% off voucher for our own online store here.

Votes will be accepted until the 28th of April at 8pm UK time! :)

As a reminder here are the photos:

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Oliver: #MyJobYourJob – What will the caption be? :D

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Nubia: #MyJobYourJob – What will my caption be? :D

Prize breakdown:

1st place: £100 voucher from PetPlan for PetsPyjamas
2nd and third place: A Katzenworld keyring and discount voucher for our online shop.

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Good luck everyone. :D

Marc

Oliver & Nubia: The new artwork is here!

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Hi everyone,

Following on from our post a few weeks back on the new artwork for Mao & Snowball we are pleased to let you know that Nubia & Oliver too are now finished! :)

Big thanks goes to Bea from Bea Gifted for the amazing work she is doing on the artwork.

So with no further delay here are Oliver & Nubia!

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So what are your thoughts on the latest artwork? :D (Yes the missing black chin has been spotted by Sid. ;o )

As before all of these will be added soon to our Online Shop as keyrings and other merchandise. And remember purchasing from our online store sees much of the profit go to charity! :) (We have also managed to reduce shipping costs to all locations so worth checking it out if you thought costs were too much before.)

We will be posting more artwork soon. Take a guess who will be next!

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Thanks,

Marc

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Mews: Pet obesity set to soar, warns vet charity PDSA

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Hi everyone,

The PDSA launches their 10th pet slimming contest to fight the flab of nation’s pets. Having problems with your pet gaining weight despite best efforts? You may want to enter their contest! ;) But hurry entries are accepted until Sunday 26th of April via this website.

Details from the PDSA:

Findings from the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report say four out of five veterinary professionals have seen an increase in pet obesity cases in the last two years.

Obesity is the number one concern among vets when it comes to man’s best friend but worryingly, nearly half of people surveyed are not aware it’s a major issue. This is a huge concern given that 80% of vets and vet nurses believe there will be more overweight pets than healthy weight pets in five years time and PDSA is stressing the need for urgent action.

Obesity can contribute to pets developing deadly conditions that can cut their lifespan such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as debilitating conditions including arthritis.

To help combat the pet obesity crisis PDSA launched its annual Pet Fit Club competition and is inviting owners of the UK’s biggest pets to apply for a chance to take part in the fat fighting contest.

Nicola Martin, PDSA Head of Pet Health and Welfare, said: “Over the past decade, Pet Fit Club has transformed the lives of some of the UK’s most obese pets, having helped nearly 100 animals shed over 60 stone so we are welcoming entries again and offering our expertise.”

Early entrants to the competition, which has been helping the nation’s pets to battle the bulge for the past ten years, includes a bulging black cat Boycus, who tips the scales at a whopping 10kg – double the size of your average moggie.

Boycus the cat is over twice is ideal weight

Sadly obesity isn’t confined to just people, cats and dogs as even rabbits and rodents like Spider the rat, who is almost double the size of an average rat, and struggles to squeeze into his sleeping quarters, are piling on the pounds.

Pet Fit Club participants will take part in a tailored diet and exercise programme, overseen by expert vets and nurses over a six month period.

Owners can enter their pets at www.petfitclub.org.uk; the deadline for entries is Sunday, 26 April, 2015.

Nicola Martin added: “PDSA’s research has shown that pet obesity is a growing problem and that too many people are continuing to feed their pets inappropriate foods including takeaways, cake, cheese and chips and sadly many pets aren’t getting enough exercise.

“Pet obesity is entirely preventable and we’re trying to help owners understand that while their pets may beg for food, and giving a treat is seen as a way of showing affection, ultimately it could be killing them with kindness.”

PDSA’s PAW Report, produced in conjunction with YouGov, provides the biggest annual insight into pet health and welfare and has highlighted some of the not-so-sweet home truths about our pets’ unhealthy habits when it comes to diet and exercise.

Pet obesity – The Facts

89% of owners are aware that pets can suffer from obesity-related issues such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis

88% of owners acknowledge that overweight  pets will have a shortened life span

Over 5.5 million pets get treats as part of their daily diet

Over 2 million owners give treats because their pets beg for them

In the dog house: Dog owners are significantly more likely than cat and rabbit owners to feed their pets unhealthy treats. And by quite a margin too – 83% of dog owners feed their pets at least one of these unhealthy things, compared to 38% of cat owners.

Dr Philippa Yam, leading animal obesity expert at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, said: “It’s clear that pet obesity continues to be a major issue due to a lack of understanding about pets’ welfare needs. PDSA’s Pet Fit Club competition has successfully raised awareness of this serious, but entirely preventable condition and continues to help many pets year on year.”

Further information about PDSA Pet Fit Club

PDSA Pet Fit Club was launched in 2005 and has already helped 63 dogs, 26 cats and 6 rabbits lose a total 60stone 6lb. This weight loss is the equivalent of 384 bags of sugar, more than 6,700 sausages, 761 tins of dog food or over 500 blocks of lard.

Case studies

Boycus

Rescue cat Boycus is one of several felines in the Denning household; all the others are a healthy weight, but this black cat has ballooned in the last couple of years and now weighs a whopping 10kg – more than double the size of an average cat.

He has a tendency to eat everything in sight and his owner Sam, from Sutton Coldfield, has tried everything to restrict his access to food to help him lose weight.

Boycus’ vet recently suggested upping the exercise levels, but with a fat, lazy cat, that’s easier said than done! Sam is desperate to help Boycus battle the bulge so has turned to PDSA for help.

Sam said: “We’ve had Boycus since he was a kitten and he’s seven-years-old now. The weight gain has happened in the past two years, despite our efforts.

“We’ve tried everything – we’ve built feeding stations, with cat carriers that are too small for him to try and stop him stealing our other cats’ food. But he always finds a way to break in.”

Boycus the cat is over 10kg

Guy

Guy is an eight-year-old white cat from Leicester who is loving, loyal and, according to his owner, has never been slim. Angie Barcock has had Guy since he was 12-weeks-old. She collected him on 5 November, so he was named after Guy Fawkes.

“He has always been a big cat,” said owner Angie Barcock. “He is the best cat ever, he’s so calm and placid, and he follows me everywhere. Guys is an indoor cat so perhaps doesn’t get as much exercise as outdoor cats. He eats normally although he does sometimes steal my other cats’ food, but he’s also very lazy!”

Angie added that she wants her beloved cat to lose weight with PDSA’s help for Guy’s health, as she is worried about his heart, so she has entered him into PDSA Pet Fit Club for help to reduce his curves

Guy is now on a diet and exercise plan with PDSA

Why am I on a dog scale?!?

More about the PDSA:

PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity, providing free veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and promoting responsible pet ownership. For further information about PDSA please visit www.pdsa.org.uk or call 0800 731 2502.

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 38)

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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:

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Meet Sylvester. More of him can be found here!

Meet Mr Lollipop the Cat who can be found on his Blog here.

Another great entry from Modern Cat Life whom you can meet here.

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Meet Lettuce! He was submitted from our good friends over at The Realm of a Chaos Fairy.

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This is Wilbur! He was submitted by KitsChick via Twitter. Meet her here.

And another amazingly cuddly and cute entry of our favourite Shrimp from Hairballexpress. :)

This bundle of fluff joins us from Curious Red Panda here.

A sleepy Sonu Singh joins us on this beautiful day from But I Smile Anyway! :)

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Angel! You can see her here every Thursday or on Facebook on her own page here.

Hidden away in greenery these two are in desperate need for tummy cuddles!!! They join us from Wonderstruck.

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.

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Jack & Vera: Fun in boxes

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Hi everyone,

Not that you all didn’t already know that we cats love boxes but here are some super cute photos of us! :D

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Vera: Peek-a-booh! You found me :D

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Jack: There is nothing here human! Now move on =d

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His Meowjesty Prince Jack also known as “Sir Purr-A-Lot”

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Her Meowjesty Princess Vera

Event: #PetsInPortraits Book Launch + Katzenworld Worldwide Competition

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Hello everyone,

Following on from the competition run by the National Portrait Gallery for their book pets in Portraits we got to attend the launch day event and announcement of the winner!

It was a wonderful evening and we would like to share some of the photos of the event with you all.

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Of course visitors were able to purchase copies of the book at the event!

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Had to get a close up of the cat part of the table. ;)

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The 10 people and their pets that were shortlisted for the competition. :)

The below were our three favourites:

Of course the event was well attended by those that were shortlisted and people from the media!
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And time for the announcement of the WINNER!

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Nicola getting ready to announce who won the competition. It can’t have been an easy task to decide that!!! :)

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Congrats! It’s a feline winner :D

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In addition to the announced PetsPyjamas and National Portrait Gallery vouchers the team at the National Portrait Gallery had a little surprise for our winner(s).

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A lovely large print of their winning photo! :)

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The evening surely couldn’t have gone any better!

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And as a bonus photo here a shot of me in the cover of pets in portraits haha. :D

Competition:
And now on to our own competition haha! I have one copy of the Pets in Portraits book available for ONE of you! And we just can’t think of anything more fitting than asking you all to send us a photo of yourself and your pet! :)

To enter send us a photo of yourself and your pet on Twitter to @KatzenworldBlog using the #KatzenworldPetsInPortraits hashtag.

Not on Twitter? Make a Blog post about the competition and put the link here as a comment! :)

All entries will be added into a random draw and the winner will receive a copy of the Pets in Portraits book PLUS a 15% off Voucher for our Katzenworld Online Shop.

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Thanks,

Marc

Oliver: My Igloo! No paparazzi allowed

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So I was hiding away in my cat igloo on this quiet sunday morning – thinking I would be all safe from the humans camera in here…

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But what’s that the humans found me anyway!

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Go away human!!!! I am trying to sleep =D

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His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief