I love stories about cats who change their humans’ lives. Gracey’s mom, Joanne McGonagle, is the author of The Tiniest Tiger and her blog, The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Club, often features Gracey, so I knew a little bit about Gracey, but I had never heard the story of how she came into Joanne’s life. Gracey influenced Joanne’s life in a big way. “She was the inspiration behind my book and the catalyst for my career change from specialty food marketing to studying big cats and completing my Master of Zoology degree,” writes Joanne. Read The Power of One Tiny Kitten for the full story.
More and more companies are using cats to advertise their products – and as long as this is done responsibly and cats are neither harmed nor made fun of, I’m all for it. Catsparella reports on Juicy Couture’s holiday accessories campaign, featuring cats modeling rhinestone jewelry and purses. Of course, this advertising approach won’t work all that well on me: I’m not even looking at the products, I’m looking at the cats! Read the full story, and see more photos, on Catsparella.
I found today’s video a little stressful to watch, but the cat seems to have a good time, and the bond between the man and his cat is obvious. What do you think? Cool, or irresponsible?
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of Gracey from The Tiniest Tiger Conservation Club, photo of Juicy Couture accessories from Catsparella