Caturday Cartoon

This pretty much sums it up for me….anyone else?

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Caturday Accessories

A recent visit to the Rolo store in Toronto to find some cool cat themed finds revealed something for everyone – for you, your man and your cat.

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Keep your paws warm with Cats!! Cats!!! Cats!!!! – sock by Blue Q – $10.95

Just in, add another body part to the list of areas where you can express your cat love with these fun socks by Blue Q. Even though it’s not fall weather yet we can’t find any reason not to slip these on during a chilling night…Happy cats, Happy feet.

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The Purrfect accessory for your man’s shirt – $29.95

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Handmade recycled sterling silver cufflinks – $179.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owner Rowley picked these fun cufflinks on the left by Sonia Spencer, it’s a way to add a subtle feline pizzaz to your cat daddy’s shirt. If getting a little “cheeky” doesn’t suit your taste you can go minimal with my pick on the right, a recycled sterling silver pair by Adrian Keefe Designed by Sam Wright.

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Not to be left out..A Bow Tie for your Cat – $14.95

We all know your cat is super cute, but maybe he or she would like to be a sophisticat? Why not treat them to this reversible Pet bowtie by Suck UK. Be prepared, once you place this on your cat they may start speaking in an English accent and asking for high tea to be served.

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Cat Vanity – through the looking glass – $79.95

Finally, the Imm Living Vanity Cat Companions mirror doubles as a container, so you can keep your accessories safe and, it will ensure that you look your best getting dressed day or night. You may even find kitty gazing at his reflection admiring his new bowtie. 😉

 

Fun Feline Friday! Squeeze, Pour, Give

It’s been a while since I visited the Rolo Store and I must admit my visit was two-fold, one I picked up my awesome disappearing Cheshire Cat t-shirt that is activated by sunlight, and two to find out what is cool for cats.

I saw these cute little fellas sitting way up high on a shelf, immediately I wanted one but owner Rowley told me no, and to focus

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Cat Lady Pillows by Decor Craft Inc. $39.95 each

The perfect accent to your couch, chair, bed or window ledge. A furry friend without the fur and a cute pair of eyes peering back at you all the time. These pillows will either fill the void for those who can’t have a real cat, or they will compete for your own cats attention. Now you can “hug” and “squeeze” a cat without fear of repercussions or retaliation.

While your busy snuggling with your new cat pillow how about you pour yourself a nice spot of tea…with your new Black and White Tuxedo Cat ceramic teapot.

The Rescue Me Now line features actual cats rescued and successfully adopted into forever homes by the artist. Tea time will be a little better served from this handsome pot knowing that a portion from the sale of this item goes to the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

If you are planning to give any of the above items as gifts, complete the package with some “crush-worthy” cards from Smitten Kitten

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Smitten Kitten Cat Cards come in various cats & sayings $4.95 each

Smitten Kitten is a Toronto based (Yay!) design studio who offers a variety of papergoods and gifts with an eye for pairing cute cats with the most appropriate, or inappropriate depending on your mood, occasions. I really love the juxtaposition of innocence with adult themed humor. Who wouldn’t want to receive a card with a a cute kitty telling them “Shit just got real” or “You fill my heart-hole with love”? Cards are blank inside so you can write a complimentary message should you choose.

If you are “smitten” with any of the above items you can pick them up in store or online.

Big Caturday – Lions and Tigers In Your Kitchen

Integrating big cats into one of the most popular rooms in the home – the kitchen, just got easy. I will say it’s fairly cool to either give or receive any of these awesome big cat inspired items which are beautiful, yummy and unique!

Lets begin with one that I have been coveting ever since I saw it a few weeks back, the IMM Living Lion Head ceramic jar

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A porcelain Lion head container…with a gold crown. This beautiful and regal piece is the perfect vessel in the image of one of the planets most majestic species. So what will you put in your Lion Head Jar? How about some 3D Lion cookies that you baked with love.

The Lion shaped cookie cutter by Suck UK

Lion, Cookies, Suck UK, 3D cookie cutterThis is not just a typical cookie cutter its 3D! Cut the dough, bake them up and slot them together for storing in your Lion head Jar. If you are worried that your new Lion cookie may be lonely don’t, the 3D cookie cutter also comes in a whole safari theme so you can bake some friends up for your Lion to.

Finally, from one of my favorite places to shop for unique items I discovered this beautiful limited edition cup, which also turns out to be the perfect place to dunk your Lion cookie in.

Etsy – Tea Cup Tiger Limited edition by Baskakova

CatCup,Tiger, Tea Cup, Baskakova, Etsy, handmadeThis delicate, pretty, handmade piece is called a “CatCup” which the artist goes on to say “… is an elegant object challenging the common prejudice of felid water-phobia. Tigers, for instance, love being in water, so for them there’s nothing better than a cool bath in the sauna-like jungle climate!” Each piece comes with a certificate and the artist also takes custom orders which is a bonus.

For more Big Cat themed finds be sure to check out my Cat-stagram feed.

 

Caturday! Don’t Cat Your Day Job

Monday I start my new job, which is great as paying the bills is always a positive thing, however this also means that my super fun Cat Chat scratch lottery ticket wasn’t a winner. That’s ok, I still believe cats are lucky, and I still dream of turning my passion for felines into full-time work one day. In the meantime all this thinking about jobs brought me back to the Dilbert comic strip and the character Catbert – The evil director of Human Resources.

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Fun Feline Friday! Top 3 Summer Starters

Summer is just around the corner, despite what the cold weather will have you believe, and in anticipation of sunny days, here are some warm weather cat inspired accessories from the Rolo Store to get you excited. Owner Rowley and I pick the top 3 must have items to start the season with. I will leave it up to you to decide who picked what 😉

Hiccup by H2Z Meowgarita and Cosmopurritan cocktail glasses – $44.95 each

Cats, cat themed glasses, martini glasses, Hiccup H2Z, margarita, cosmopolitan, calico cats,What says summer and warm weather better than sitting outside on a patio sipping cocktails? Whether you are looking for a gift for the cat lover who enjoys a nice beverage, or a fancy vessel worthy of your own best mixed drink, this is the must have cocktail glass of the season. You can choose from a cute Calico Cosmopurritan or a sleek Grey Cat Meowgarita, and don’t worry the glass is fully functional with a cardboard stand provided to sit kitty on while you drink. Selling point – you will never have to drink alone again.

SUCK UK Sylvester Bird Box – $44.95

SUCK UK, BIrd Box, Birds, Birders, Cats, fun, Birds NestIf you are a cat lover who also likes birds, why not hang the fun SUCK UK bird box in your yard? While birds may face many outdoor perils, this is one place they won’t. Through the jaws of Sylvester awaits a warm, safe space where they can nest all year round and stay sheltered from the rain in the summer months. The box will host many types of birds and can be installed on a tree or wall. It requires proper cleaning at the end of each nesting season, but the bonus includes telling all the “bird” people you know that you now have a cat that eats birds all year-long 😛

UPG Disappearing Cheshire Cat T-shirt – $29.95

Unemployed Philosophers Guild, Cheshire cat, disappearing cat, t-shirtWe all know cats are mysterious creatures often defying reason with their crafty behavior,  sometimes disappearing and reappearing out of the shadows right before our eyes! Now you can emulate the secretive behavior of cats that you so admire without looking creepy.  The cool thing about this is you will only wear a smile on your t-shirt until you step out into the sunlight and that is when the magic happens and the Cheshire cat appears! Sun activated fashion fun that any cat would approve of.

All items available at the Rolo Store, or on-line at rolostore.com

Fun Feline Friday! The Day After Just For Cats

Yesterday was the Just For Cats Internet Cat Video Festival and I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the second screening of the completely sold out showing. I bet you are wondering if it was everything I could expect? Yes, our feline friends did not disappoint.

Cat-eared movie goers both women and men lined up in anticipation, and a packed theater waited anxiously for our favorite cats. We laughed, cheered and uttered “cute!” “Ahh!” and “Oooo!” in unison. People of all ages and walks of life came together to celebrate our common love and the cat hair on our clothes. I am proud to say that I have seen the majority of videos, but seeing them again in that form was like the first time. 🐱

Maru, Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and the plentiful random clips from around the world were highlighted including the top 5 (no spoilers here as the festival continues across Canada and I think it’s nice for moviegoers to be surprised). Just For Cats delivers on all counts with a portion of the proceeds going to help cats in Canada, making it a must see.

I will leave you with one of the silliest videos from the festival, perfect for a Fun Feline Friday. Your welcome.

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It also comes in a remix, and I promise this tune will be in your head all day.