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My kitties are not only loved to bits one day a year, but today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d officially shout it out to the world how much I love them and how much they are everything to me.
I LOVE YOU, MY SWEET BABIES!
I wish my Spider was still here too – he is, and will always be, sadly missed. He is looking down on us in spirit though and I draw power from the knowledge that he is an all powerful angel kitty now and continues to shower us with good vibes from the great beyond….
Ruby has always been totally in love with her sugar daddy Lugosi (10 years her senior) – look how sweet they are together, it melts your heart.
Star Trek: Enterprise is apparently too boring for my girl…
Watching Star Trek: Enterprise with my girl Ruby, but she’s too tired to stay awake… 😻😻😻📺👽😴 #cats #paws #catsandwomen #girlswithcats #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #gingercat #mycats #catlife #meow #catvideos #coicommunity
I got a donation of cat food from a friend whose cat is too spoilt and didn’t eat it. When I tried said food on my cats, they didn’t like it either! This is really good, expensive stuff and 70% meat, so I went down to the harbour to feed it to some cats who actually appreciated it! 🙂
Watch for the kitty fight over the food half way through! Feeding the harbour cats in the old town of Puerto del Carmen earlier this week. 😸🍴😸🍴😸🍴😸 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #kittyfight #catfight #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #canaryislands #blackcat #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #catfood #harbourcats #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
A tourist behind me saying “that one’s missing an ear”… So I “educated” them about spay/neuter and what we do here in Lanzarote. 😸🐾😸🐾😸🐾 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #TNR #spayneuter #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #cute #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
I had the pleasure of meeting the super talented singer/songwriter/model Oriana Curls, who came to visit Lanzarote earlier this week, and spending two fun-filled days with her. As you can see, we got on like a house on fire! 😉
The Mad Cat Lady version of Lady Gaga’s “Meow of Glory”, as interpreted by @orianacurls, backing meows by yours truly. 😹😹😹😹😹🎶🐾🎼💖 #cats #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catlife #meow #coicommunity #ladygaga #edgeofglory #badsinging #funny #lol #beingsilly #nevergrowup #girls #curls
Apart from getting up to no good and being silly and girly, I also did a few fantastic photo shoots with this beautiful girl out and about the island, and here are just a few of the pictures – you can see all the photos over at my Photography Website Catnip Camera.
I recently bought some cat stuff from a company that I met on Instagram called “Always Whiskered“. This is just a short review about my experience with them.
Ordering from their website was painless and quick. After that there was the wait for my cat items to arrive – since we live in an autonomous Spanish island community, things always take ages to get here, which is, of course, not the fault of the company who ships them!
After about 3 weeks the first item arrived in the post – an adorable little purse with the slogan “Home is where my cat is” – a freebie when your order comes to more than $15.
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The second freebie, which I received because my order came to over $30, was this cute little stainless steel cat spoon that sits over the side of your (cat themed!) cup.
Together with the spoon, this lovely 925 silver cat design ring arrived. I had intended for it to be worn on my middle finger, and it was an absolutely perfect fit, see photo below.
My favourite item was the 3D colour changing cat light though! I absolutely adore it, see the video below.
Throughout the whole process of ordering, waiting for my items to arrive, and afterwards, communication with Janice via DM and comments on Always Whiskered’s Instagram feed was amazing. I wasn’t treated just like a customer, but more like a friend and fellow cat lover. All my questions and queries were answered within a few hours.
All in all, I am extremely happy and impressed with Always Whiskered, and I think that many other companies should take a page out of Always Whiskered’s book on how to deal with their customers, because we should all be treated with the same respect and care that Janice gave me.
Still loving this gorgeous 3D colour changing cat gadget. I found that I can also plug it in the mains using one of my Samsung mobile cables, but it also runs on batteries or with a USB cable. Sooo purdy! Thank you @always_whiskered ! 😸💖💙💚❤💛💜😸 #cats #catstuff #catlight #3Dcat #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catlife #meow #catphotos #coicommunity #alwayswhiskered
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Wishing all our fans and followers a fabulous 2018!!!
We hope this year will be better for us after losing our beloved friend, companion, “husband”, brother and soulmate Spider on 2nd September 2017. You will always be remembered, missed and loved, sweet Spider – bless you up there on the Rainbow Bridge….
All the best for the new year too, from Barbarella, Ruby, Lugosi and Spirit Cat Spider (yes, he’s still around, haunting us – see him just above my head on the card). 🙂
It’s almost 12 weeks since my Spider died (on 2nd September), and I’m only just coming to terms properly with him not being around anymore. I still cry every other day, missing him like crazy, and having moments of disbelief that he’s really gone. But the good thing is that his twin bro Lugosi has recovered ok from his own grief – he was so depressed and totally unresponsive for about 2 weeks, and he also had a nasty urinary tract infection that took two long courses of antibiotics to cure. But now he is back to his normal self, if not more cuddly and clingy than before (which is understandable).
I am concentrating on him and my girl Ruby now, and on keeping only the good and wonderful memories of Spider alive, even though the whole process of putting him to sleep and him dying in my arms will forever haunt me. Here I am in tears again, just thinking about that! 🙁
Anyway…. here is a video of the little “Spidertree” that I dedicated to him, and some piccies of him with me and his siblings. Rest in peace, my beautiful boy. I miss you and love you, always.
I decided to dedicate the mini pine tree I got today to my boy Spider, who was sent to the Rainbow Bridge on 2nd September. Missing you so so much, my sweetie, LOVE YOU, ALWAYS. 🎄🐾💔😢🌈🌈🌈😢💔🐾🎄 #cats #rainbowbridge🌈 #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #ilovecats #kitties #pets #animals #grief #grieving #bereavement #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #forever #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #seniorcat #oldcat #mycats #catlife #meow #lettinggo #curepetcancer2017 #pinetree #inmemory
Spider with his bro Lugosi back in London, when they were about 2 years old.
Spider in March 2017 – he was still so active and playful for an almost 18 year old cat!
Ruby, Lugosi & Spider – I miss seeing this cute threesome together!
Spider walking home with me after the vets on his harness and leash.
If you are owned by a cat or three, and as a responsible cat parent, you will know how important it is to have a good cat litter scoop to keep your house from smelling like that of a cat herder.
I have bought several bad ones over the years, but only found out too late that they are not doing their job once I tried them out at home. Well, at least they were cheap!
So here are my thoughts on 3 different ones that I had recently bought, and then the one that I found was the best one in the end.
Poop Scoop #1
Unfortunately, on this scoop the spaces are too wide and a lot of litter and waste falls right through it. Also, the rake-like spikes on the bottom will scratch your cat litter tray, and dirt will collect in said scratches, inviting all kinds of nasty bacteria (spikes shown only partly in the second photo below, after I tried to clip them off, which didn’t quite work!).
Verdict: 1/10 Stars.
Poop Scoop #2
The second one is similar to the one above, but a lot smaller in size. This one has no spikes at the bottom and will not scratch my litter trays. However, the spaces, as in Poop Scoop #1, are much too wide and a lot of kitty waste and good litter alike fall through the gaps too easily. Another issue I have with this one, is that the scooping end is not straight, but has rounded spikes (what is it with those spikes, eh?!), meaning that scraping hardened pee from the bottom of the litter tray will never be as clean and complete as with a scoop that has a straight edge.
Verdict: 3/10 Stars.
Poop Scoop #3
The third scoop is the one I like best. This also had spikes on the bottom, but I managed to clip them off with a pair of plyers, which worked quite well, followed by sanding them down so they disappeared completely (see second photo – spikes be gone!). This one has narrow gaps and most of the waste will easily be collected in it. However, my only gripe with this one is that the spaces are just a little too small and you will collect quite a bit of good, clean litter with it too that will go to waste.
Verdict: 8/10 Stars.
Go for a litter scoop that has: a) no rake-like spikes on the bottom, and b) has gaps not too big nor too small!!! HAPPY SCOOPING!