National Cat Day: Celebrating The Lives of Cats Everywhere!
One of the first things I discovered when moving from Maine to Georgia is that this state has a massive amount of cats in their shelters. That weighed heavily on my heart for awhile and I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should help. The kids and I decided to visit our local shelter one day and found that they were overflowing with kittens and had over 100 ready for adoption. We held and cuddled with several of the fuzzy little kittens, but there was one particular cat that we instantly clicked with. Tuns out that this precious black and white kitten had come to the shelter brand new and without a mom. A very nice women from the shelter fostered her up until that day and spent much time hand feeding her and bringing her back to health. We knew at that moment that our family was ready to take over the responsibility of her care and provide this kitten with a forever home. She took a few days to adjust to her new surrounding, mostly slept for the first week. Then finally she took a day to explore the home, we introduced her to our old lady cat and set her up her own food/water/litter box area. The transition was everything we could have imagined and she has bonded with each one of us. Fast forward three months and penguin (the name we have her) has tripled size and is such an active, fun and loving cat. I am so glad we made the decision to adopt a kitten, I could not imagine our lives without her! What a great feeling knowing that we both helped our community and gave a cat a permanent loving home.
So that brings us to a very important date this week and that is National Cat Day! This is a day dedicated to helping cats everywhere find their forever home. This is a day you are encouraged to spoil your fur baby a little more by buying them a new toy drenched in cat nip, giving them something scrumptious to eat and offering lots of cuddling. The best way you can celebrate National Cat Day is by saving a life! I hope our story encourages you to visit your local shelter and adopt a loving cat. There are approximately 4 million cats entering shelters every year with 1-2 million being euthanized. Cats are loyal and loving create that can help lower blood pressure, offer you unconditional love and companionship, and provide many laughs. Whether you choose to spoil your current fur baby or adopt, here are some great products to gift your cat!
Meowbox is a cat subscription box full of surprises, delivered to your door every month. Your meowbox is brimming with yummy cat treats and fun cat toys, specially selected for quality and uniqueness, to cater to your cat’s discriminating taste. They select toys and accessories that are fun and stimulating. Excitement can come as a potent catnip bird, cat grass seeds about to sprout, a squeaky mouse, or a handmade bow tie. They search the globe for goodies that will shake up kitty’s daily routine. All edible items are carefully sourced from Canada or the US. Tasty treats are often single-ingredient, natural, or handmade. They search for foods which are healthy, grain-free, or local. They want kitty to discover treats that are yummy and guilt-free. There is a few days left to order the November meowbox and you can use code FACEBOOK10 for 10% off your order.
Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain
The Pagoda fountain continuously recirculates 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water. Best of all, the stylish ceramic design is easy to clean and looks great in your home. The upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets, and the dual free-falling streams aerate the water for freshness, which encourages your pet to drink more. Ceramic design is more hygienic, easy to clean, and looks great in the home. Dual free-falling streams add oxygen for freshness and encourage pets to drink more. Upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets. Low-voltage 12V system with submersible pump for safe and quiet operation. Best for cats and small dogs. Made of ceramic.
Joe and Shelley designed their first Pet Tree House for their own cats in 2008. The premise was twofold: to create an aesthetically pleasing feline tree house and a tree that the cats would actually use and would be a realistic outdoor experience for them making them feel more at home in their natural environment. Joe and Shelley have spent years perfecting the engineering of the tree house and continue to strive to exceed their customers’ expectations. Each tree is hand crafted and takes up to 1,000 individual cuts to build it. The real trees are hand selected as is the cedar to provide the highest quality indoor habitats available today. The nesting tree is the Cat Fancy Editors’ Choice 2012 Winner!! This Tree combines the best features of a Scratching Tree and Sprout. Standing 28″ tall with 18″ of sisal cord wrapped tree, your cat is sure to love this Tree! Purrfect for in front of the window or any room in the house.
The SkratchKabin™ the KatKabin® cat scratching furniture provides your cat with a warm, cosy place to sleep, together with a curved, textured scratching surface. This innovative cat bed cat scratcher design gives your fabulous feline the chance to relax and exercise his natural instincts to scratch – while helping to ensure your sofas and soft furnishings are saved from claw damage. The SkratchKabin™ is available in 3 gorgeous colors and comes complete with a machine washable KatKushion, a FREE toy hanger and a FREE sisal mouse. Irresistible curved, textured scratching surface helps to protect your furniture, carpets and curtains from claw damage. Helps to keep your cats from furniture by providing them with a cozy place of their own to sleep and hide. Stylish design to complement any interior.
For over 25 years, Imperial Cat has manufactured eco-friendly and all-natural cat products of exceptional quality. They are dedicated to creating safe, fun and functional products that enhance the lives of cats and the people that love them. From scratching and playing, to snacking and grooming, nobody offers more ways to promote the happy, lifestyle of a feline than Imperial Cat! As a family-owned and operated company, they retain a level of customer service and product quality that remains unmatched by competitors. This business depends on customer satisfaction and the success of their products which is why they are committed to ensuring you are 100% satisfied. At Imperial Cat, cats are part of the family. They are not just manufacturers; they are cat owners and lovers, too. In addition to hard-working human staff, they employ a team of 20+ office cats that put their products through rigorous tests to ensure they are cat-approved!
Pioneer Pet/SmartCat began over twenty years ago when Betsy Lipscomb, the founder and president of Cats International, gathered old wooden fence posts from her farm in Wisconsin and gave them to cat owners to use for scratching posts. The posts were very popular and over the years were improved with the addition of sisal rope and a sturdy base. They have expanded their product line and now have a wide selection of cat toys that are sure to keep your cat busy and happy on National Cat Day!