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If you’re looking for blogs that combine cats and humor, look no further than Tumblr. Get Out of There Cat, cats in song lyrics, Things Crazy Cat People Do, The Cat Scan, cats in space… If you’re looking for a wacky catcentric blog, no doubt you’ll find it on Tumblr.
Well, now you can add The Kitten Covers to the list of silly cat blogs. The blog does not feature kittens singing cover songs, but rather inserts kittens into famous album covers of bands like The Beatles, KISS, and David Bowie.
Here are some of my favorites, with Aladdin Sane of course being at the top of the list.
See more at thekittencovers.tumblr.com!
For their March giveaway, Moderncat is giving away a wonderful item from their very own Etsy shop, Moderncat Studios. One lucky person has a chance to win a Stow Modern Cat Toy Storage, Scratch and Play Center. I bet my cats would love one of those!
All you have to do to enter is be subscribed to Moderncat’s email updates. But for an extra chance to win, you can leave a comment on the giveaway post with your favorite color combo. The giveaway ends on March 30th. Be sure to read the post for more details.
To enter, just become a fan of KittyGeek on Facebook, then go on over to the giveaway post and leave a comment about which color litter box you would prefer. For an additional chance to win, post a picture of your cat(s) along with a litterbox-related haiku! I’m no good at poetry, but hopefully I can pull together a decent haiku! The giveaway ends on March 31st.
Also don’t forget about our own giveaway for a cat collar from Cool Cat Collars, which ends next week on Thursday, March 10th!
This is hellcat’s guest post on the Trupanion blog.
Cat owners and non-cat owners alike can tell you that cats often get a bad rap. Cats’ independent natures are often mistaken for dislike of people; their sense of territoriality mistaken for meanness; the fact that they don’t behave as though they “need” humans to get by mistaken for an inability to, or lack of desire for, love. The fact that cats sleep many hours gives the impression that they are boring. Perhaps worst of all, some think cats are only cute as kittens, which results in many cats getting dumped off at shelters when they reach adulthood.
The rise of cats on the internet is starting to change that.
Perhaps one of the most famous examples is the Japanese kitty Maru. Maru is an adult cat owned by YouTube user mugumogu. Maru’s infamous box videos have won numerous YouTube awards, been featured in numerous Japanese ads, and have even been featured in a U.S. Fresh Step litter commercial. Maru’s sense of curiosity and love of springing into cardboard boxes of any shape or size provides endless endearing moments. Mugumogu even manages a little blog where she features adorable photos of Maru and her “conversations” with him. The camera captures all of Maru’s personality to share with the world.
And Maru’s not alone—though his videos and photos have brought him fame, part of that fame comes from recognition of the same behaviors in cats all around the world.
Our own cats over at modcatlove.com often provide endless entertainment. Clementine climbs up on top of her tiny scratching post as a perch, and Pickles will squeeze into any opening. Kudzu loves rolling around in the bathtub and often chirps at birds, Juniper likes to carry around her toys and drop them off as presents, Palpatine cries and jumps up walls when he’s bored, and Persephone enjoys attacking shadows on the wall.
The phenomenon called “lolcats” also allowed cat owners everywhere to put their crazy kitties on display, with often hilarious captions in an imagined cat’s voice—misspelled in the garbled form of English cats would likely try to form if they could. Perhaps the most famous of these (and arguably the very first one ever made) is a photo of a Russian Blue dubbed “Happy Cat” for his contagiously happy expression, entreating the viewer for a cheeseburger.
And cats love attention—my cats will do almost anything for it. Clementine, being so small, will jump up on people’s shoulders and rub on the backs of their heads. Pickles only climbs trees (and eventually needs rescuing) to show off when she has an audience.
As all of these kitty internet denizens have shown us, cats of all ages can be charming, hilarious, loving companions. Adopt a cat today, and who knows… he or she could be the next Maru!
Family photos can be awkward enough, but when you enter pets into the mix, as AwkwardFamilyPetPhotos.com shows us, the awkwardness can hit entirely new levels. I thought I’d share a few of their funniest cat photos here.
“Frisky.” I’ve always wondered what possesses people to keep wild animals as pets… I hear that some can be very docile, but I guess even Sigfried and Roy learned the hard way.
“Bunny got your tongue.” When you don’t have kids to terrorize with the Easter bunny, I guess your kitty is the next best thing!
“Here, kitty kitty!” Future cat ladies! One of those little girls could have easily been me.
Runner up for my favorite, “The Pacifist.” AFPP’s caption makes it: “We’re only going to ask you once… put down the cats.”
my personal favorite, “Best in Show.” Says AFPP.com, “The cat is thinking of entering him into more shows.” Hahaha!
Want a print of your own with custom text spelled out in kitty letters? All you have to do is mosey on over to ModernCat and leave a comment. One random winner will be chosen on February 7th, so you’ve only got a few days to enter!
For their January giveaway, ModernCat is giving away a pEi pod modern pet house. They’re really sleek and stylish and I know I’d love one. All you have to do to win one is sign up for the ModernCat newsletter. You know you want to! Click here for more info.
Also, I’m planning on doing some sort of giveaway once we get more Facebook fans. Not set on a definite number yet, probably 100, but I might do something at 50. So if you’re not a fan yet, please like us and tell all of your cat-loving friends to do the same!