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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was gitting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful.” 
― Mark TwainTom Sawyer Abroad

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“I thought maybe she'd whisk us off by magic, or at least hail a taxi. Instead, Bast borrowed a silver Lexus convertible.
"Oh, yes," she purred. "I like this one! Come along, children."
"But this isn't yours," I pointed out.
"My dear, I'm a cat. Everything I see is mine." She touched the ignition and the keyhole sparked. The engine began to purr. [No, Sadie. Not like a cat, like an engine.]” 
― Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid

Blue Buffalo Trades Some Snob Appeal For A New Group Of Buyers

Next time you're at Kroeger, Publix, Meijer or Target, don't be surprised if you see Blue Buffalo in the pet food aisle. The company recently joined the stampede of other premium cat supply manufacturers to the mass market.

For me, Blue lost some of its panache when it starting showing up at PetCo and Petsmart. They've always felt like the mass market to me. But now, Blue is stepping down another rung to make its entry-level Life Protection Formula available to a whole new group of shoppers at Target and the supermarkets.

There could be a good reason for this. According to the Packaged Facts blog, Blue acknowledges that its pet supply superstore sales have slowed as more and more people shop for cat food online.

Joining The Superpremium Herd


Friday, September 15, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.”
 ― Jules Verne

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,' it said.
'No?' said Coraline.
'No,' said the cat. 'Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.” 



-- Neil GaimanCoraline

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chewy.com - PetSmart Comes; Cat Food Vendors Go

Orijen dry cat food is no longer available on Chewy.com
Looking online for Orijen or Acana cat food? Tell your mouse to skip past Chewy.com. Champion Petfoods, the manufacturer of both brands, is leaving Chewy, citing its acquisition by PetSmart.

Other companies to part ways with the online retailer since the PetSmart acquisition are Fromm Family Foods and Tuffy's Pet Foods, the makers of Pure Vita and other brands.

In a note to customers on its Facebook page, Fromm says it's a "fifth generation family owned-and-operated company with a long history of selling our products exclusively to independent pet retailers.

"We believe our products are best sold by retailers who know our product and can offer pet parents what’s right for their specific dog or cat," the note adds. "As a result of Chewy’s sale to PetSmart, they are no longer an authorized retailer of Fromm Products."

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
- - Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.” 
― Peter S. BeagleThe Last Unicorn

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eeeuuu... Black Fly Larvae Cat Food?

Will food containing insect ingredients soon fill this cat's crystal dish?
Here's something to put at the very top of your Eeeuuu List: black soldier fly larvae as an ingredient in cat food.

If just the thought gives you the creepy-crawlies, the good news is that cat food containing black soldier fly larvae probably won't be showing up on your pet supply retailer's shelves anytime soon.

EnviroFlight, the company that's producing the ingredient, began construction of its plant just last month. It expects production to reach capacity in the first quarter of next year, and the first taste testers will probably be poultry and farmed fish. That gives you some time to get used to the idea of your cat eating fly larvae that came from a factory. Eeeuuu...

In Pet Food, It's All About Sustainability

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's Adopt A Cat Month!

It's June, Adopt-A-Cat Month
It's June, American Humane's National Adopt-a-Cat-Month!  During June, the animal welfare organization, hopes you'll adopt a cat, or maybe even two, from a local shelter.

Why June for Adopt-a-Cat Month? This is the time of year when spring kittens flood the shelters. Sadly, many of them, and even more adults, won't come out alive.

And during Adopt-a-Cat Month, American Humane hopes to call attention to cats' unique needs.

Although more people live with cats than dogs, American Humane says cats get less veterinary care than dogs do, have less research dedicated to their unique health/behavioral issues and are more likely to die in shelters than dogs are. They're also less understood by the people they live with than dogs are, and that can cause some difficult behavior issues.

Now Is The Time To Adopt


Friday, May 26, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote


"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind."
-- Cleveland Amory

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

'Smart' Cat Bowl -- Your New 'Purrsonal' Assistant?

The Obe ProBowl monitors your cat's food intake and more
New in the How Much Help Do We Really Need category: "smart" bowls that let you know whether you've already fed your cat and will use Amazon's Dash Replenishment service to order more food for you before you run out.

All you need to make this purrsonal assistant work is an Obe ProBowl or two, WiFi and, of course, your phone. You'll need the ProBowl app, too.

Food For Thought From A Cat Bowl