Guest Post: LOVE STREET ART – LOVE GRAFFITI – LOVE CATS !!!

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Laurent Jacquet who runs Street Art 360:

Here it is, combining the two: Street Art and Cats.  Many of the greats did it and how much fun !

Discover cats murals by C215 , Man O Matic, Paul Walsh, Kashak, Guache, Belin, Madame Moustache, Pixel Pancho, Banksy, David Zinn, Bebar,   …    ENJOY best of street art and graffiti cats!

A special thought for my cats: Lily, Petrolette and Marcello

Grumpy Cat in Auckland New Zealand by Paul Walsh
Grumpy Cat in Auckland New Zealand by Paul Walsh
Cat by C215
Cat by C215
Cat by Henry Lipkis
Cat by Henry Lipkis
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thiago goms
KASHAK street art cats
KASHAK street art cats
Cat by David Zinn
Cat by David Zinn
Cat by C215 in Paris13
Cat by C215 in Paris13
Cat Street Art, Gauche, Lima
Cat by Guache, Lima
kazy-in-nantes
Cat by Kazy in Nantes – France
Cat on The House - art by Shalak
Cat on The House – art by Shalak
Pejac cats
Pejac cats
Cat by FinDac
Cat by FinDac
Cat by Caktus E Maria
Cat by Caktus E Maria
Banksy Cat - photo metro.co.uk
Banksy Cat – photo metro.co.uk
Cat by jps
Cat by jps
Cat - Kitteh Graffiti
Cat – Kitteh Graffiti
by Paul Walsh in Auckland NZ 2015
by Paul Walsh in Auckland NZ 2015
Cat by Bordalo II
Cat by Bordalo II
Cats Mural
Cats Mural
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Cat by C215
Cat Graffiti
Cat Graffiti
Street Art Cat
Street Art Cat
C215 Cat Stencil
C215 Cat Stencil
cat by Man O Matic
cat by Man O Matic
love cats graffiti
love cats graffiti
cat by Madame Moustache
cat by Madame Moustache
Cats by BELIN
Cats by BELIN
cat by Gaser
cat by Gaser
Bebar Vitry sur Seine
Bebar Vitry sur Seine
cat by c215
cat by c215

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Photos by courtesy of Artists and from social networks , originally posted on Street Art 360.

 

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Marc

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Funtastic!

Christmas came early at the zoo the other day. Marc kindly asked if we wanted to test some of the 4cats toys and with ten cats at home, I jumped at the chance. The box arrived very quickly and the cats didn’t waste any time gathering around. I did have plans to take my camera to the local wildlife reserve, but as they were already ripping the cardboard to shreds, I decided to open it up and have a little photo shoot instead.

The first thing that I noticed was how well the toys were made. Safety has always been a big concern and yet I couldn’t fault any of the items. There was a good selection too. Large and small, all very colourful and the cats wasted no time piling in. Even Gremlin our Devon Rex, who normally wouldn’t get so close to the others. Then Merlin walked in, rolled over and started washing one of the large cuddly knots. At the grand old age of 16, he still goes out in the garden, but we haven’t seen him play with a toy for many years.

The featured image above shows timid little Foxy who fell in love with the heart.

Keeping a close eye on her new toy.

She ran off with it once her session was over.

Bubu is attached to the dolphin and hasn’t left it alone since it was opened up.

You can see how well it has been made.

Finally Buddy playing with one of the colourful sacks.

It was quite soggy by the time he had finished.

In the end I had more photographs than if I had gone to the reserve and the cats are thrilled with their new toys. Thank you very much for letting us test these fun cat products. If you’d like to get some they are available for international delivery via the Katzenworld shop.

Edited to say that ten days later, DeeDee is still having fun with the little dolphin.

Guest Star: Whisper the Once Upon A Time Stray Cat

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from April:

Crouched defensively, hissing and spitting with claws drawn.  The message was clear. Stay away.  Unfortunately this was my bathroom and I needed to be in there.

I know people who have said, “Okay cat, this is your space, and I’ll run down stairs to the guest bath as long as you live.”  The bathroom door is closed, and posted with a keep out sign.  Food and water is shoveled in, and you get in and out to take care of the cat box as quickly as possible.  It’s just life with cat.

Whisper wasn’t that lucky.  Whisper had me, and the door was left open.  Whisper came to our home with our boy, who brought this critter with him when he joined our family.  Trying to prove to us that he knew better, our boy promptly got bit.  We were not going to have a cat biting our boy in our home.  We made a plan.

The food was taken out of the bathroom and the door was left open.  Only our boy hand-fed Whisper, who was his cat.  A bonding experience for cat and boy.  Whisper did get a little hungry before he would accept the food offered.  Ironically, when our boy was first adopted, he got a little hungry when he refused to take part in our family life, and was served his food at the dining room table like a boarder, as the kitchen was for family.  Bonding can be a difficult processes when you haven’t had a loving family.

Feeding Whisper twice a day our boy tested how far he could get the cat to go out of the bathroom.  After a week Whisper was out in the hall, but would run back to the safety of the bathroom.  Fortunately we could use the room again, while the cat watched for any threatening moves.  At the end of the second week, Whisper would come down the stairs to the main level of the house for his food.  It took a month to get Whisper to the foodbowl in the laundry room where our other cat, Francis Ann, would eat.

Once Whisper got out of the bathroom, conflict between the cats was addressed, with a water bottle.  The cat that hissed, or showed any thought of aggression, got discouraged with a spray. Our 85 pound dog, Buster, longed to be friends with Whisper, and would stay just far enough away to be protected from a swipe of the paws.  Eventually, Whisper accepted the big lug.

Getting Whisper out of the bathroom was only part of the plan.  We also needed to be able to handle him without getting bit.  We used a back-scratcher with a long handle to gently touch the cat.  Whisper quickly learned he could not intimidate the back scratcher with his claws.  Soon Whisper was tolerating the scratcher, I’m not sure he ever got to the point of enjoying it.  Slowly I inched my hand to the claw of the scratcher, until I could actually touch Whisper.  A few times a day, I would force this attention onto the once aggressive Whisper.

At some point, Whisper was able to live peacefully with the family, enjoyed petting from everyone, shared the cat box and food bowl, made friends with Buster, and enjoyed the freedom of the entire house.

I call this a happy ending.

We hope you enjoyed her story and don’t forget to check out her own blog! And if you too would like to see your story featured drop us an email. 🙂

Thanks,

Marc