If you have gone on YouTube, then you have probably seen thousands of popular videos of cats doing tricks. Most people want their cats to have some YouTube glory, so they try to record their cat doing hilarious tricks. While this seems easy at first, you might find that it becomes incredibly frustrating when you’ve been recoding for several days and you haven’t recorded anything worth showing on YouTube. If you are having this problem, then try using these tips to make things a little easier. It might still take a long time, but this should help you get some good footage.
You should position cameras around your house so that you can capture the cat doing hilarious tricks when you aren’t around. Many cats will do funny things when you’re out of the house, but you’ll only be able to record these instances if you have cameras positioned throughout your home.
You should position cameras in places where your cat usually roams. The litter box and food tray are two obvious places, but there are probably other areas where your cat roams around. It might (Read more..........)
Who among us has not at one time or another heard of the superstition that if a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck? We hear people mention it in our personal lives or on TV shows (on one episode of Murder She Wrote dedicated to seventeenth-century witchcraft, a black cat passes before the sheriff and his deputy and the former says, “Not one word, Andy, not one word”).
But where exactly did this superstition come from? How did it originate? There is an interesting story—or rather, a bunch of stories—behind this myth, and they will be outlined below.
All Pictures From For the Love of Black Cats (Black Cat Appreciation Page on Facebook)
The association of the black cat with evil is essentially of western and southern European origin. There, the animal has long been looked on as being the familiar of witches. In popular lore, the familiar (or familiar (Read more..........)
So we are going green now? Does that mean no more Fancy Feast?
Like any pet owner, you want to give your pet everything you can to offer them a pampered life, but you are also aware that so many pet products are not necessarily good for the environment. However, there are ways that you can help the environment without changing any of the creature comforts that you want to give your cat.
From toys and sustainable cat gardens to food and cleaning habits: here are some green tips for offsetting your kitty’s carbon paw print:
Green Cat Toys and Gifts
When it comes to keeping your cat amused, you might want to think about making your own toys and gifts for your moggy. Use old carpets and recycled wood for a scratching post. Cats love strings so you could also take old rope or twine and tie some felt or feathers to the end.
If you want to buy a toy, look for options that are made from recycled materials or sustainable fibres like hemp.
Green Cat Food and Cleaning
Just like you trying to avoid junk food for your own body, the same should (Read more..........)
If you're a cat owner, you're probably familiar with catnip, a perennial herb belonging to the mint family--and one that's completely irresistible to cats. Catnip has the unique ability to hypnotize cats--immersing them in states of bliss that humans can only stand back and chuckle at. Although catnip is readily available and can be found at a variety of supermarkets, farmers markets, and pet stores, the plant is so easy to keep that you might want to consider growing and harvesting it yourself. If you'd like to provide your cats with a never ending supply of fresh or dried catnip, read on. Here's how you can grow and harvest your own catnip at home
Buy Seeds or Starter Plants
You can start growing your own catnip by purchasing either seeds or starter plants. Since catnip grows quickly, both options are good ones. A local garden center would most likely have either one--just be sure that you select common catnip and not one of the many ornamental varieties.
If you're starting out with seeds, gently press seeds into several small soil-filled pots. Water your catnip (Read more..........)
According to the ASPCA, over 62 percent of American homes have pets, and cat people are some of the most dedicated pet owners on the planet. Some of us are even proud to claim the label of crazy cat ladies (or gentlemen). Showering our felines with gifts is a great way to show our affection for all the things they bring to our lives every day, and cat lovers of all kinds have begun their own companies to help others express their adoration as well. There are as many kinds of gifts for cats and cat lovers as there are kinds of cats.
One of the most creative and interesting area of cat gifts. Styles range from the ultra-sleek and modern to actual living trees with platforms for kitties to sleep, scratch, or hide. Their complexities also vary widely, from levels and multiple platforms that can take up half a room from floor to ceiling, or simple bi or tri-levels suitable for a single cat or a smaller space. Amazon.com offers an excellent way to see what’s out there, and CatsPlay.com provides dozens of varieties, displayed by style, color, price, and more. A particularly interesting selection of live, growing cat trees can be found at PetTreeHouses.com.
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Cat luxuries have become an ever growing market. You wouldn't find a cat or dog sweater 20 years ago in stores, but today there is a large industry based around pampered pets. Everything from pet apparel, to pet jewelry and everything between is marketed heavily. You can find specialty collars, leashes,cat trees, wood pet condos, furniture, luxury pet beds and feeders. A select few companies that cater around luxury goods are doing very well on ebay as people get tired of the cheap products from China.
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If you love antique furniture, then this cat scratcher bench, although over $200 may be worth it to you. It is hard to find nice looking cat accessories for your home that you don't want to hide behind the door. Consider this cat bench that functions as a bench and a cat scratcher.
Actually, this bench is fashioned after the highly sought after curule chairs. Curule chairs are very rare to find inexpensively, and are often seen apart of Empire decorating. Many of these French pieces were inspired pieces (Read more..........)