Renegade: Human! What have you done with my food?

Hi everyone,

It’s me Rennie here today and my humans got me some new food to try out! 😀

Renegade: What do you mean by I am in the way so you can’t see what the food is…? Oh oops I am indeed in the picture. ;o

Renegade: Is this better? While I am making love to the bag… (come on humans open it already!!!) I shall tell you a bit more about our new food. 😀

Renegade: Apparently this bag of food is made with a lot of fresh and raw fish and minimal amount of dried food!

Renegade: Aha… the little infographic explains why it’s called Six Fish! But what is Rock fish?!? Sounds like an incredibly hard to eat fishy… 😮

Renegade: The best part of this food is that it’s been designed with us carnivores in mind and you can find out a bit more about this on the Orijen website. But for now… humans where is my bowl and food!

Renegade: Oh…. is that a new scoop for my food? And hold on a second… the  bowl for my food is missing?!? Do you expect me to eat from the floor?

Renegade: Hmmmmm did you really just put my food into that mouse thingy…?

Renegade: Aaaaargh! I’ll have to work for my food now?!?

Renegade: Maybe if I pull it here? Or there… or over here! @_@

Renegade: Right… it appears I’ll have to draw onto my ancient hunting instincts to get to this food today!

Renegade: At last! I managed to get to the food and it’s most certainly delicious. 😀 But you all are probably now wondering what the mouse shaped item is all about?

Renegade: Well… my humans considered that since they went for a food that’s aligned to our tummies and carnivore nature it would also be a great idea to make the act of eating this food more in line with our natural instincts!

Renegade: This is why they’ve decided to feed me with the Doc & Phoebe’s  Co Indoor Hunting Feeder  (formerly known as nobowl feeder) which are designed with our natural hunting instincts in mind.

Renegade: And I’ve to say it certainly was a lot more fun to eat my dinner today! (Despite my constant complaining…) In fact my siblings apparently have trialled this in the past and you can find out more about it here:

Oliver & Nubia: Oh juicy mouse!

Renegade: But we won’t stop here! As you know our humans and us felines at Katzenworld are dedicated to improve the welfare of all cats out there so we will be showing you more of this product as a means of environmental enrichment through our kibble reviews this years. 😀

Signed by,

His Meowjesty Prince Renegade the Creator of Chaos and Grandest of Connoisseurs

Purrsday Poetry: Frightened, Curious Eyes

Hi everyone,

Please find below the latest entry in Purrsday Poetry by Syedah Maryam Iqbal:

It was peeking outside, through the rusted hole,

With its frightened, curious eyes,

The world appeared unexplored to it,

It was unaware of any lurking dangers,

Hunting for the inquisitive souls.

Lurking dangers that learned to tear down,

That wanted no more to stand as rivals,

That fought all and survived,

But survived, for how long?

The new frightened, curious eyes,

Held better chances of survival,

More days and nights to witness everything,

Their watchers were aware so they helped,

Shunning away all that appeared threatening, breath taking.

They stood as a guarding wall in the face of all perils,

But guarded, for how long?

The frightened, curious eyes have to go on and coexist on their own

They have to come out of their safe abode,

Sharpening their claws, getting equipped for the hunters,

Fighting against all their frights,

Facing every soul that appears blight,

The unexplored world offers them to learn a lot,

But learned, for how long?

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This poem first appeared on writcrit.

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Thanks,

Marc

4cats valerian toy review by cat behaviour expert Anita Kelsey

Tested exclusively on cats by Anita Kelsey

I am very lucky that I work with cats everyday! All sorts of breeds, temperaments, ages and sizes! Perfect then to try out various cat products for cat product companies.

On this note; meet the wonderful cat toy company called 4cats.

I was sent a huge variety of valerian cat toys to try out on my furry clients which was really exciting for me. All shapes and size cat teaser toys filled with Valerian from fried eggs to large fat sausage shaped valerian kickers.

 

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First of all. What is Valerian you may well ask?

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has tiny, sweet smelling flowers that grow in bunches, and jagged leaves. But it’s not the flower or the leaves that get cats excited: it’s the root. Like Catnip, smelling valerian root sends cats into a euphoric frenzy. And like catnip, no one knows exactly why! More information is written about here.

Like Catnip, Valerian is safe for cats although, from a human point of view, can be rather stinky. Think old socks :-)… However, our cats love the smell so, I’m afraid, that is that!

I’m still trying the toys out on cat grooms and cat behaviour consultations but so far the results have been brilliant. All catties have given a high five paw as you can see from the You Tube videos below.

From a human point of view the toys are very well made, colourful, fun and easily stored away. The only downside is that Valerian is slightly stinky but this can easily be overcome! Stop smelling it and give it to your cats to smell instead 😉

From a cat’s point of view. The toys are easy to batt, toss, lick, kick and rub on. They come in different textures and are fun, simple, safe toys to leave around the home. The smell of the Valerian seems to last longer than catnip too which is great value for money. Like Catnip, it gives a little high for your cat to kick back and let their fur down.

Not all cats react to Valerian or Catnip but most do so great toys for xmas.

I especially like the Cat Wrestler toy which came in very handy on my grooms with some of the larger breeds; Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest and Siberians. However, as you can see from the photo below, every cat likes to have a fun kicking session and it’s great that the kicking doesn’t end up on our arms, hands or feet!!

So, to the 4cats company I give 5 out of stars! Great product, especially coming up to xmas. Get buying folks!!!

To purchase some of the toys check out my specially curated list of toys on the Katzenworld Shop:

Selected Cat Products by Anita Kelsey

For more information visit their website on: 4cats.de or their blog


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anita Kelsey holds a first class honours degree in Feline Behaviour and Psychology (work based BA Hons) and runs a vet referral service dedicated strictly to the diagnosis and treatment of behaviour problems in cats. She is also a qualified cat groomer and specialises in grooming aggressive or phobic cats. Anita writes for Your Cat Magazine and is on their experts panel answering readers questions on cat grooming. She also advises on feline behaviour for the CFBA (Canine and Feline Behaviour) magazine as well as being a full member. Anita, a strong advocate of a vegan lifestyle, is based in Notting Hill, London but consults all over the UK as well as international requests. She lives with her husband, a music producer, and two Norwegian Forest cats, Kiki and Zaza.

Her debut booked, pictured left, is published by John Blake and is called Claws, Confessions Of A Cat Groomer.

Available from Amazon and all good book shops. Click here for an Etsy author signed copy with your message.