"Mews Nooz" with "The
Weekly for Cats, Cat
Lovers and More
Issue #4 Week 4 - January 29, 2011
"The Boys" say,
definitely been in the middle of winter--what with 23 degrees below
zero last week and snow on top of snow. The good news is, we're having
a "heat wave" as a couple of days this
week, we've had 21 and 23 degrees above zero.
But Surely...Changes are Coming
you haven't been by Kittens 'n
Things lately, you've missed the
"changes" I've begun to make on some of the pages. Specifically, "Who
Meow Are" and our "mini-mini "Itty
Bitty Shoppe for Kitty".
In the summer,
I wasn't looking", somehow some of the script I used to
graphics for Amazon
products disappeared. I'm thinking
the company who
let me have it as a beta test, unbeknownst to me, decided to not use it
something. At any rate, what happened was that I, embarrassingly, ended
up with partially blank pages except for some text I had added
to describe what I had intended to have on the page(s).
finally had a chance to begin to add new Amazon code
and graphics for
the products. It is (and will be for some time) a work in progress,
however you can see the beginnings
P.S. We have the
readers on the planet! This means YOU! And we're
"jumping up and down excited" to WELCOME
all the new subscribers that have joined our weekly "reader's
circle." Feel free
to share "Mews
your "furrry" friends and their "beans!" Or at least give
them the link to
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for their very own copy.
of Our Meows:
The Joys of Coming Home
Care of Kitty: Danger
In the Skies
New Pussy Cat? Catty Stacks
- It's Your Turn:
Floppy Cats, Trigg and Charlie
- Who Meow Are: "The
- Manage Your Subscription:
You Coming or Going?
of Our Meows
The Joys of Coming Home
One of the neatest things
about coming home
is walking in the door and seeing at least one of
"The Boys" waiting
at the door for you.
I'll bet you experience the fun of it with yours, too.
Sometimes, though, we don't know if they're at the door because they
really are glad to see us, or if it's because they want to "take a quick look"
on the porch.
Or if it's because they think one of the neighbor cats came over to
play while the door was closed!
Many years ago when we still had Snowflake, she
would sit in the window
and watch for us.
She knew our car because as soon as we pulled into the driveway,
she would jump fron the window sill ledge and be at the door by the
we got out of the car and
opened the front door.
When she wasn't in the window, Snowflake would watch TV. A lot! She was
so she would sit close so she could read lips...or so Chuck said!
Care of Kitty
Danger In the Skies
And in this instance, I don't mean "people danger".
I was readong at a blog just the other day about a heart-breaking
incident a kitty owner experienced with her brand new kitty...one she
had purchased from a cat breeder many states away from where she lived.
The lady wrote that she family had purchased, I believe it was,. an
11-week old kitty. And made transportation arrangements for the kitty
be flown from the breeder's state to where the new owner
As is common with transporting animals, the ktty was flown in a cat
carrier in the cargo
area of the plane.
Animals fly like that quite often--the cargo area is maintained and air
Unfortuantely, the flight took place in the winter, and when the plane
landed the "adoptive family" was not able to get to the kitty right
away--waiting for deplaning, luggage pick-up of other passengers, etc.,
When it was finally their turn to get the kitty, kitty had already
waited about 2 hours in the depressurized
plane. And it was cold in the
cargo hold. In addition, the kitty was a kitty that had no fur.
Needless to say, the sad ending is that kitty was barely alive
when the family got the kitty! And by the time they were able
to get it to
the emergency vet, it was too late.
The family was heartbroken, and the lady who posted did so to help to
make us all aware of such incidents that can happen.
As I read the story, I couldn't help but think about Pet Airways, or Pet
Express, airlines' specifically created for
have not used either airlines
New Pussy Cat?
(CSI), like nosing around the Internet for really cool toys and all
kinds of stuff
that might catch the eye of any discerning
week, they want to present the Catty
We found Catty
when we were visiting Floppy Cats.com
haven't been over there yet, you might want to take a quick look.
They've got some really neat stuff there. Although we haven't yet
purchased these stacks, as I'm not sure where I'd put them, I am
providing the following information, in part, which I found at the web
Stacks, by Cat
House System LLC,
were created with the
notion that there must exist a durable, eco-friendly, and aesthetically
pleasing alternative to the bulky, expensive,
carpet covered climbers which are often eye-sores and difficult to keep
Note from Karen:
We've also found
that sometimes the regular carpet-covered type climbers do not sit
evenly on our carpet--and would topple over on occasion when our "kids"
would get a bit rambunctious!
offer a unique, modern design and are available in
variety of colors. ...
clear to see why cats love Catty
Stacks are not your ordinary
cardboard boxes. They are
made from super-strong, heavy-weight, double-walled cardboard similar
in strength to the boxes that huge, flat-screen TVs are shipped in.
clip together and can be moved as a single structure and
strong and stable enough for multiple cats.
less expensive than most traditional cat
fit any budget
and style. They
along walls or in corners."
"The Boys" absolutely
love the thought of Catty
and give them
Floppycats, Trigg and
Since "The Boys" and I have been
around the web"
looking at all the really neat kitty blogs
and cat sites, we're meeting a lot of amazing kitties and their
"bean" families that we never knew befire. So we've decided to
feature some of our new-found furriends in this spot.
Just this week, we "met" Trigg
Here are their stories; I love the way their mom put this
Hi! My name is Trigg.
I am a blue lynx
am a year old
and was born on
. My mom writes a blog called Floppycats.com
am one of two
official product testers for the site and often appear in videos and wha
I am a
relative of a cat, (Rags
that my mom had for 19.5 years (and who she grew up with).
mom looked for descendants
and found my parents on Soulmate
watched it regularly to see when my
mom would have kittens.
was after Rags
Chiggy Wiggy Woo
squirrels and birds out the front window and having the crazies in the
I come to you, not
the other way around.
am much like
in this way.
Siesta Cat Bed
Cat Zen Lounger
Products Sisal Scratching Post
Valley Spring Water
Flies Interactive Cat
name is Charlie.
I am a seal
mitted Ragdoll cat
am a year old and was
born on July
I’m often featured on Floppycats.com
I am one of two
official product testers for the site and am more of a poser than my
brother (we’re not blood related) Trigg,
so I am
often the one in the
with the products.
mom found me on Soulmate
Ragdolls website in August 2009 and told me that she nearly jumped up
computer in excitement because she knew she had to have me the second
Of course, she
wasn’t looking for
me, but rather to see if Trigg’s mom had had a litter – but I came
Charlemagnzers, Sharlie, Bubie (don’t ask – my mom is weird!)
DRY FOOD, going
outside for 1 hour every day and Neko Flies!!
Wet food and
more the better!
Favorite Scratcher: Imperial Cat Zen Lounger
TopCat Products Sisal Scratching Post
Favorite Bed: Brawny Cat Big
Favorite Toy: Neko Flies
Yay for our new found furrriends, Trigg and Charlie.
must have a
lot of fun at
their house. They've got those cat
We Meow Are
I'm Karen McGreevey,
"keeper of 'the kids.'" "The Boys" at our house include:
Cat, II - named for Jonny Cat, who was in our "first
family", and for a sack of cat litter. He'll have to tell you the story
one of these days.
Anthony (Mikey or Mikki - depending upon whether I spell
his name or Chuck, my husband spells it). Mikey is named after an
expensive line of jewelry--because he's "mighty fine"!
Boone - Although Daniel's no longer with us. We called him
"Daniel" for short. And he and Mikey were "true brothers" because they
were from the same litter.
"Bill" Hicock" - Who is really just "Billy"
Bill "Cody" - Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us a
little too young.
"Bowie" - We cfall him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the
"baby" he could easily be called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice!
- Daddy of "The Boys," and husband of Karen.
All six were/are Purebred Persians, with babydoll faces. (Their faces
are sprinkled throughout this ezine, on the l left side of
each topic page.) They do not have the really smashed nose,
which is a characteristic of some Persians.
Except Jonny; he's close - "by a nose!"
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