Art Inspired by Cats: Meet French Artist Raphael Vavasseur


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Raphaël Vavasseur’s unique cat paintings captured my attention on Facebook, and I wanted to learn more about this talented artist, and where his inspiration for these stunningly gorgeous paintings comes from. I’m delighted to introduce you to Raphaël and his art today. Raphaël Vavasseur spent the first 25 years of his life in Paris, France, where he also went to graphic design and art school. He eventually interrupted his studies and focused on creating and becoming self-taught in both computer graphics and painting. Feeling a need for nature and more space, he moved to the countryside of Normandy. The tranquility and fresh air of this bucolic region of France promote his creativity. Continue Reading

Review and Giveaway: SwiPets Pet Hair Removal Product


I’m always a little skeptical when I hear claims like “world’s best product.” But sometimes, a product really does live up to its claim, and the SwiPets Pet Hair Removal Product is one of those products.

This clever product is nothing more sophisticated than a glove. You can’t get much simpler than that, right? The glove is made from a blend of spandex and nylon,coated with what the company calls a “high tech coating” said to effortlessly remove pet hair from furniture, clothing and hard to reach places with a simple swipe of your hand.

And boy, does it work! Continue Reading

Review: Aikiou Stimulo Interactive Feeder and Puzzle Toy


Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your cats entertained and mentally stimulated when you can’t play with them. The toys are designed to be filled with treats or food, and they challenge kitty to retrieve the treats through varied openings in the toys.

The Akioui (pronounced “eye queue”) offers a new take on these puzzle toys with the Stimulo Interactive Feeder, and Allegra and Ruby got an opportunity to test one for you.Continue Reading

Review: Bird Catcher PRO EX


Allegra and Ruby got their first package of the new year the other day: they received two of the brand new Bird Catcher PRO EX teaser wand toys in the mail! They previously reviewed the Bird Catcher Pro, which they still love to play with.

This new and improved version of the popular toy features a fully extendable and retractable rod and two Ultra Guinea Fowl Feather refill replacement feathers. They toy comes in a nice storage bag that holds the rod and the feathers.Continue Reading

Happiness Is The Cat’s Meow


How many of you bought Christmas presents for your cats, only to have them turn up their little noses at them, or play with them once or twice, and then ignore them? I’ve done this more than I care to admit. I don’t even know why I even buy Allegra and Ruby toys. Our cat playroom (known in most homes as the family room) is already filled with more cat products than your average pet store! But there’s just something about Christmas that makes me want to get them something special, wrap it for them, unwrap it with them, and, each year, hope that this time, it’s going to be something they’re really going to like.

Well, it finally happened.Continue Reading

Review: Neko Napper Pet House


The Neko Flies interactive cat toys are a perennial favorite at our house. When we heard that Nekochan Enterprises, the makers of Neko Flies, launched a new line of cat beds, we couldn’t wait to get our paws on one. We were sent the Neko Napper for review, and Allegra and Ruby were up to the challenge!

This adorable little hideaway is made from supersoft, plush, curdoroy covered cushions. The house comes in three easily assembled pieces (the roof attaches to the base of the house with zippers and velcro,) making it easy to fold away for storage or travel. The sleeping pad is machine washable. At 16.5” x 18” x 16.5,” this house is a nice size even for larger cats.Continue Reading

Get Your Purr on With Honeycat Cosmetics

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In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that cats could make their female masters irresistible. At Honeycat, a line of bath, body and spa products, cats are considered a symbol of female strength, and all of their products playfully reflect this theme. All products contain only natural ingredients, are preservative-free, and are never tested on animals.

This Holiday season, Honeycat is unveiling three new meow-velous products with their Ms. Claws Holiday Blues Collection.Continue Reading

Tiger Teasers Cat Toys Review


Interactive toys are a great way to keep your cats stimulated both mentally and physically, and a great way for both you and your cats to get in on the fun. Toys such as feather teasers, wand toys or fishing pole type toys can provide hours of fun for you and for kitty. Playing with your cat is not only fun, it also increases the bond between the two of you.

Of course, cats also have a fairly short attention span and get easily bored with the same old toys, so I’m always looking for new wand toys to keep Allegra and Ruby engaged and interested. All three of us were delighted when Tiger Teasers sent us one of their Synthetic Fur Toys to review. We also received some “Bunnies,” which are corks covered in synthetic fur.Continue Reading

Review: PawNosh Glass Pet Bowls


Buying a food or water bowl for your cat isn’t just a matter of finding the cutest pattern or color. What’s much more important than looks is the material the bowl is made out of, and the size.

Plastic bowls may contain BPA’s, and they can also harbor bacteria once they start getting scratched. Feline acne, which manifests in small, oily black bumps on the cat’s chin, very similar to blackheads in humans, is believed to be a reaction to plastic food bowls.

The best materials for cat bowls are glass, stainless steel, or ceramic.Continue Reading

Tipsy Nip Organic Catnip Products Review


Let me just cut to the chase: Allegra and Ruby went nuts as soon as I slit open the package from Tipsy Nip™ Organic Catnip Products, the creators of the original Tickle Pickle™! Even I could smell the catnip before I took the toys out of their plastic wrap. Allegra started chewing on the packages – clearly, I wasn’t opening them fast enough. That is some potent catnip!

The girls were in catnip heaven. We received two Purple Haze Tickle Pickles™, two packages of Tickle Gherkins, a Tummy Tickler, and two Tipsy Nip Organic Cat Grass kits.Continue Reading

50% Off The Conscious Cat 2014 Wall Calendar – Offer Ends Monday!


Now is the time to purchase your 2014 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar – all calendars are 50% off! Regularly priced at $23.50, you can now get your calendars for only $11.55! But hurry, offer ends Monday.

The calendar features Allegra and Ruby in beautiful, four color photos. Tortie lovers, to my knowledge, this is the only calendar on the market that exclusively features tortoiseshell cats.Continue Reading