Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wordless Tuesday: Game

Can you spot the kitty?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It seems like cats are always in such contempt with their lives. Whether it's a plush tabby you see in the window of a house or a skinny tomcat enjoying a sunbath on a warm day. No matter what life throws at 'em, cats are always happy with what they're given.

Sometimes it takes my cat for me to realize that life is great without the extra effort - whether at work, with friends and even family. So instead of staying late at work or crashing yet another party, I would like to just enjoy my sunbath.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tiger Lily

Colour Inspirations - Tiger Lily

I just love the colours in this picture! The vivid green and the burning orange - very Halloween-y - match nicely with the earthy browns and golden of this lovely Tortie! Featured in the Halloween Cats Gallery, Tiger Lily is not afraid to spice up the holiday and play up the gorgeous fur.

Does your kitty inspire you? Link up your pictures in the comments or email them to share the joy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Litter Box Affair

There is always an Affair in the Litter Box

There are many ways one can approach the litter box duties. Some leave it filled to the brim with litter and then dig around with a scoop looking for "treasure," others try to teach the feline better manners with toilet bowl training. I admit that each approach has its merits and suit various lifestyles of the humin folk and there are many variables involved. Today I want to share my own approach, which may inspire you to invent your own!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Meow from the Editor: Introductions

 Lastochka, Editor-in-Chief

Hello, this is your Editor-in-Chief meowing. I believe that since I run this show, a proper introductions are in order.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Home, sweet home!

There is no better place than home.

Inspired by a video I saw a few years back around Interwebz, I have attempted to create a cardboard cat house. Read on to see how and what the result was!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My wish is thy command

Lesson my cat taught me:

You can get anything you want. All you have to do is find someone who loves you and love them unconditionally.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Meow from the Editor

Howdy, my readers! My name is Lastochka (I know -___-) and I am the Editor-in-Chief of this blog. That's right, it's MY 2 paws we're talking about here.

So I am just dropping by to say hello. Also, have been trying to figure out how to claim this on Technorati, I've got this token and I'm thinking "Now what?" I hope this works out, my hoomin better make it work!

I am a proud Canadian kitty, so happy Canada Day! Enjoy the (long for Canada and US) weekend, everyone!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lessons my cat taught me

I would like to dedicate a series of future posts to the life lessons that I have inadvertently been taught by the lovely cat companions that had the grace of having me in their lives.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (night): In the darkness

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. ~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Potty Time

The genius is in the simplicity.

There is a vast number of litter pans, litter boxes, even litter rooms? Here are a few thoughts and observations on the topic. Happy pooping!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: The fairest of them all

Mirror, mirror on the wall / Who in the land is fairest of all?

Isn't it me?

Tell your own Wordless Wednesday story!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Food Rotation

 Imagine the headache.

As humans we love variety, especially in food. Cats, forever the habitual creatures, on the other hand beg to differ.

Monday, June 6, 2011


 Alert and pondering on Caturday.

Hope you all had a great and productive weekend like us! We got lots of work done while on Cat Snooz duty.

 Cookie Dough, reporting for Snoozing!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: The Cat Bible - Everything your cat expects you to know

An index of everything cat.

If I had a Cat First Aid kit - which isn't such a bad idea to have! - this book would definitely be the first item I would add.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Take Your Pet to Work Day

Check out the poster and help out!

Pet owners everywhere! June 26th has been declared a (virtual) Take Your Pet to Work Day! Support the Liberty Humane Society by donating $15 and receive a framed printed picture of your darling to take to work with you.

Other ways to help out:

Have other ideas on how you can contribute? Post a comment, contact me or visit the LHS website.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review: Royal Canin MEDI CAL Dental Dry and Royal Canin INDOOR Adult 27

There's a heated debate going on about dry food and whether pets should or shouldn't be allowed to eat it. While I am a strong supporter or feeding my sunshine wet food, I do feed her dry food as well. I will explain my reasoning in another post but here is my review of the dry food I give my kitties - Royal Canin. Read on and you just might be surprised.

Update: Please rank/+1 this post if you found it useful!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gift Idea: Page-A-Day Calendar

Doing the happy dance!

Everybody knows how hard it is to please a cat. Incidentally it is also pretty hard to please a cat lover. Here's an excellent gift idea that is bound to get on the purring side of any feline and their lovers!

Workman Publishing does an excellent job of photographing the cats, finding inspirational quotes, interesting facts and goofy captions, guaranteed to brighten anyone's day. I have been a loyal customer for three years now and every day is just that much better because it starts with flipping over to a new adorable face!

The calendars come in two varieties. One is a simple calendar on a plastic stand with rip-away pages. The second is a premium version, with larger images on a higher quality thick glossy paper with a nice transparent stand to boot. Both would make an excellent gift that keeps on giving all year long!

Have Workman's Page-A-Day Calendar? Share your story and other creative gift ideas in comments!

Cookie Dough

Hi, Internet! I'm fostering*!
Cookie Dough (front) and my kitty at a rare moment of truce.

Melnais Kaķis (Black Cat) Cafe

A touch of the Black Cat
There is a quaint little cafe on the first floor of an old building, built in 1906. Its dimmed lights set the mood and sweet desserts offer a treat for the curious. Located in the Old City at the heart of antiquity, the cafe derives its name from the building it's in, crowned with two black cats with arched backs, ready to pounce.

Enjoying a hot cup of coffee one might be surprised to find themselves not in a sidewalk cafe of Paris but in the heart of the Old City of Riga, the capital of Latvia. Built over a 100 years ago in the city often lovingly referred to as Little Paris, this art nouveau building has a peculiar story of its own.

In one of the popular versions the owner of the building, a wealthy Latvian merchant, was denied membership at The Great Guild - an exclusive German theatre located across the street from his building. Offended and enraged, the merchant decided to publicly express his dislike by affixing two black cats, bearers of misfortune, on top of his building with their backs arched and puffed tails. Their behinds were turned towards the theatre in a tasteful gesture of insult.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Habitat for Zoomanity

Habitat for Zoomanity. Reconfiguration and Housing Upgrade Campaign at Liberty Humane Society.

As I have mentioned in my later post, I volunteer at the Liberty Humane Society animal shelter and I sit on their Development and PR committees. The shelter is running a great campaign to upgrade the "habitats" of its residents, raising $500 for cat enclosures and $1,500 for kennels. While individual contributors rarely can afford to donate such a large amount, we can still help!

Friday, May 13, 2011


 Cheap alternative to overpriced pet food bowls.

One of the very obvious accessories for all pets, cats including, is the food bowls. One for water and one for serving the food. Here are some things to consider while browsing the isles.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How it all begins

When thinking about getting a pet - any pet, not just a cat - you must ask yourself whether you are ready for this new relationship. Indeed, pets are living creatures and it is important to realize that by getting one you are starting a very special relationship. Not quite a child, not quite a friend, not quite a roommate, a relationship with a cat in particular seems to be an odd one but once forged, never a regretful one.