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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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Since I took these photos a few months ago, I have actually got a few more new cat jewellery items!
Not sure what to call these because they’re not cube shaped… feline ice shapes? Kitty Icicles? Cat Ice? Let me have your suggestions. 🙂
On my trip to Jerusalem in April of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the friendly feral street cats that live all over this ancient city. My new 2017 calendar has 13 beautiful images of these cats, and makes a great Christmas present for both cat lovers and animal photography aficionados.
€0.50 of each calendar will be donated to The Kennel Klub Lanzarote, one of our local animal charities.
Click on the image below to preview all the pages, and to buy…
I bought this lovely pet blanket at our local Lidl here in Puerto del Carmen yesterday, but after only one day of use, it looks like *this*, can you believe it?!
The material is obviously totally unsuitable for use with pets, and after only one day it looks like it is a few months old.
When I went back today to ask for a refund, I was told that it has “already been used” and I couldn’t get a refund. They also said “oh well, cats do scratch”, but that doesn’t justify the material being crap and it looking like this after ONE DAY! I would expect it to look like this only after many months of use…
I’m not a happy bunny and have written a stinky email to Lidl headquarters, and will have to wait and see what they say…
In the meantime, anyone planning to buy one of these blankets from Lidl, I can’t say I warned you! 😉
This is the complaint I wrote to Lidl headquarters in Spanish:
No me malinterpreten, yo esperaría que se vea como esto quizas en 2 o 3 meses, pero no después de sólo UN DÍA! Esta manta se supone utilizar para los animales domésticos, pero el material no es adecuado en absoluto.
Cuando fui a mi Lidl local en Puerto del Carmen para tener un reembolso, me dijeron que se ha utilizado el producto y no me devolvería el dinero, ni cambiarlo. Fue utilizado por UN DÍA SÓLO y no debería tener este aspecto!
Le agradecería si me hagan saber lo que puede hacer por mí, pero aunque no se puede usted hacer nada, esta manta no se debe vender para uso con animales.
Espero oír de usted pronto, muchas gracias.
Barbarella Silke Buchner
If you like kittens and cheesy action comedies, then this movie will be right up your alley… 😉
Here´s how to turn a boring old box (from a printer in this case) into something more cute and interesting…
Step 1: Paint the box in a colour you like. I used the colours red and black because they are my favourite colours, but also because I still had old tins of paint in those colours lying around.
Step 2: download some cat-shape templates from the internet, print them on plain paper, cut them out with a pair of scissors, and trace around them on the box with a pen. Then use a cutter (Stanley knife) to carefully cut the cat and paw print shapes out of the box.
Step 3: Cut out a cat head shape at the back of the box so when your kitty is inside the box it can look through the back as well.
Step 4: Use your imagination to cut out shapes and also paint stuff onto the box.
Step 5: Apply some carpeting on top of the box with epoxy glue. This is great for kitties like my Spider, who loves to sit *on* the box rather than inside it. I got a very cheap white rug for €1.50 from IKEA and cut it to shape, plus I also bought a cushion that fits the shape of the box (however, said cushion is now actually being used by myself as a neck rest, haha!).
Step 6: Stick on some rhine stones/fake jewels using superglue.
Step 7: Again, use your imagination and go wild with painting stuff on the box. I used black paint and a silver colour liquid ink pen for this + fake jewels for the eyes and nose of the cat head.
Step 8: Paint the cutouts from Step 2 and 3 in a colour you like and stick them on the side of the box with epoxy glue or superglue.
So far my cats have not used the box, but it´s probably because the paint and glue smells are still very strong. I guess I have to give it a few days to dry properly and then I´m sure my kitties will love it! 🙂
You probably think that I could not possibly get any more cat stuff than I already have…. but a Mad Cat Lady cannot *ever* have enough cat stuff! 😀 Below are my latest acquisitions.
I absolutely adore these top-of-door hangers from Lidl.
And this little cat sticker is from banggood.com.
Isn´t it adorable? 🙂
My cat-dar has been doing its job, and these are my latest catty acquisitions.
I absolutely adore my Kitty Purry mobile phone cover from Katy Perry´s Prism Collection! LOVE IT!
Yes, I know, my screen is cracked – but with this nice, thick silicone cover my phone will surely bounce off the floor if I drop it again! 😉
Found this at a local shop – a rubbery kitty-shaped clock!
This beautiful box goes purrfectly with the colour of the walls in my bathroom. And, of course, there´s a cat on it!
Inside box detail – another black kitty on the inside. 🙂