Mews and Nips: Amazon’s New Boxes Can Be Recycled Into Cat Condos

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I’m pretty sure Amazon is most cats’ favorite retailer, especially now when so many more humans are shopping online. After all, what’s more fun than a box when you’re a cat? Well, cats are going to be even happier when their humans’ orders will start arriving in Amazon’s new sustainable packing materials. Their “less packaging, more smiles” program uses less packaging material and combines orders into fewer boxes, and, bonus, the new boxes can be reused to create cat condos, box forts, and more! For more on Amazon’s new boxes, visit USAToday.com.

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Giveaway: Win a Spa Basket from Honeycat Cosmetics

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This giveaway is sponsored by Honeycat Cosmetics

I first introduced you to Honeycat Cosmetics yesterday, when owner Terri Spruill interviewed Trap Queen Jennifer Barnes, who helped her with a feral cat colony behind her offices. Today, I’d like to tell you a little more about them and their products.

Founded in 2006, they offer a line of gourmet bath, body and spa products. But these are no ordinary bath products. Think of them as “Mae West meets Cat Woman.” They want to help you unleash your inner cat woman (they she’s in there, scratching to get out! Continue reading…

Helping Community Cats: An Interview with Trap Queen Jennifer Barnes

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Guest post by Terri Spruill, Honeycat Cosmetics

TNR stands for trap, neuter, return/release, and refers to the humane trapping of stray or feral cats for the purpose of effectively keeping the population of stray/feral cats down.

Often, these cats live in groups or “colonies”, hanging out together, chilling and making way too many babies. Trappers catch these cats in in humane traps and then take them to a veterinarian, where they can be evaluated and spayed or neutered. Almost all trappers are affiliated with a veterinarian or a low cost spay/neuter clinic. Continue reading…

New from Sleepypod: The Martingale Cat Walking Harness and Comfort Suede Breakaway Collar

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This post is sponsored by Sleepypod

There is no question that indoor cats live longer and healthier lives. The average life expectancy for an indoor cat is 12 to 15 years vs. 4 to 5 years for an outdoor cat. To ensure that they also live happy lives, it is imperative that cat guardians provide a stimulating environment. If you feel strongly that your cat should have access to the great outdoors, leash training is a way to allow her to safely enjoy being outside. For some cats, safe outdoor excursions can help prevent behavior problems by stimulating them and helping them burn off excess energy. Leash training can also come in handy during trips to the veterinarian, or during emergency situations. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: “Tabby” – A Dating App for Cat Lovers

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A new dating app, created especially for cat lovers and appropriately named “Tabby,” will launch on International Cat Day on August 8. Cat parents looking for human love will be able to meet each other and share videos, photos, and stories. “People without cats think that cat ladies and cat dudes are loners wrapped up in their bathrobes playing with balls of yarn all day,” said actor Nathan Kehn. “Really, cat people are the most suitable for real relationships. We understand what it means to earn trust and how to relish affection.” For more about Tabby, visit People.com.

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