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Cats, Kittens and Gifts For Cat Lovers

Updated on January 11, 2015

Cats Are Kittens Full Of Love

Cats are amazing, loving and magical because their gifts are love, loyalty and devotion that warms your heart. When you adopt a kitten and give it your heart, they end up adopting you and letting you know how lucky you are to have them. It's been shown that people who own cats and dogs feel better both physically and emotionally and that our pets have a remarkable influence on helping us heal and cope. They make us smile, feel loved and feel good about ourselves when we care for them.

Every cat has it's own idea of how you should raise them and life ends up revolving around all the important things like feeding your kitty, kitty cat playing and they let you know when its time to change the litter box. If you are a cat owner, then you are a cat lover and it's enough to make you purr out loud!

Allow me to share with all of you animal lovers some of my favorite cat gifts, great pet shops, fun trivia and information for all cat owners and just some of the best feline information, photos and gift ideas for holidays, birthdays and I Love My Cat everyday links and videos! You can even visit my own Facebook adopted kitty and adopt your own on Cute Catz online, it's fun and free!

I Love Cat Pride

Cat Day Spa
Cat Day Spa

Don't get me wrong, I'm a dog lover too. My dog Lucky was THE most loving, devoted puppy ever, adopted from the streets and by our side from the day we were lucky enough to find her and have her part of our family for 15 years.

Even dog owners know that grooming and bathing dogs and cats is completely different. Cats care for their own fur, nails, ears and paws their own way and your job is to let them know how beautiful they are! Their beauty salon is anywhere they want it to be. If they are comfy washing on the couch, your bed, the floor, your bathroom sink, then so be it. And they really hate if you try to pet them right after they have groomed, they kind of look at you indignantly, like please can't you see I just washed that.

We love their proud independence and it works wonderfully at this stage in our lives to have cats that are so self sufficient. All we have to do is feed them, lots of water, pet and play with them when they say so and just let ourselves be loved.

Cat Naps Are Power Naps

Cat Nap Time
Cat Nap Time

I know you have heard of cat naps, sometimes referred to as power naps. Kitties are famous for napping when they want, where they want and it may be a power nap because they have the power to take one when they feel like it. They love their sleep which may be 20 minutes or two hours. They love to sleep in your bed, a box, your couch or favorite chair. Everyone who is a cat owner knows, you don't tell cats when and where to nap - they tell you!

Tabby Cats - What I Learned About Tabbies

Tabby Cats
Tabby Cats

I always thought the term "Tabby Cat" was a mixed breed of cat. I learned that tabby refers to the coat pattern and this pattern can occur in all breeds of domestic cat.

All breeds of domestic cat carry the tabby gene. Our feline friends that we know and love as house cats, originated from the African wild cat. These wildcats had similar markings to those we see on tabby cats, an effective form of camouflage.

There are many variations of the tabby pattern and tabby cats can be found with stripes, spots, ticks and swirls, and in various colors - brown tabbies, silver tabbies, ginger or orange tabbies, gray or blue tabbies and red tabbies.

Why are they called Tabby Cats?

The name Tabby is believed to have come from the word atabi a type of silk spun in the Attabiah region of Baghdad. This silk was exported in large quantities to the British Isles where it was noticed how similar the stripped pattern was to the coat of the tiger cat.

These tiger cats soon started to be called tabbi cats and later tabby cats.

Have a good look at the coat patterns of tabbies, often you will find wonderful arrangements of swirls, stripes and spots. A colorful tabby can be a display of cat art on four feline legs!

Too often tabbies are thought of as alley cats and deemed to be low in cat hierarchy. Anybody that has ever shared their home with a tabby will know how amusing, intelligent, and warmly affectionate, beautiful tabby cats can be.

Our cat model in the photo is my own beautiful Mimi who is a Mackerel Tabby. She is the princess of my kitties and she is not only incredibly beautiful and soft but just as loving and delightful.

Peeping Cats Personalized iPhone Cases

This is so cute! I love the different products we can find online that we might never see otherwise. This great iPhone case can be personalized and you can even upload your own favorite photo. Lots of phone case styles, iPad cases, laptop covers and even kindle and nook skins are available too.

Charli The Brave Little Kitten That Adopted Us!

Charli The Brave Little Kitten That Adopted Us!
Charli The Brave Little Kitten That Adopted Us!
My Charli Cat
My Charli Cat

Charli's Story

My Brave Little Kitten

Charli is my littlest kitten. She adopted us in a brave and wonderful way during one of the hottest summers we ever had. Next door to our fire station is a loading dock to a commercial building. My husband who is the fire chief said "You have to come and see this". Under the dirty nasty loading docks was a tiny kitten who would come out and yell "MEOW" every time she saw us.

We couldn't resist and felt so bad for the brave little cat that we went over and although she would meow at us, she wasn't ready to come out and play. Since it was 98 degrees outside and the little black and white and mostly dirty kitty had to be hot and hungry we left her some water and ran to get some kitten food. We checked on her that night and she gladly spoke to us, but wouldn't come out to us.

The next morning I went over to give her some fresh water and food and she came out a little further. When I spoke to her she came a little closer. I sat on the ground looking into her beautiful little eyes and told her she needed a family to love. Lo and behold the teeny tiny kitten came right out to me and started purring. I reached over and she let me pick her up! She cuddled against and said meow, as if to say where have you been - I've been waiting for you!

I brought her into the firehouse where the firefighters were excited to see the dirty little kitten and promptly called my daughter Elyse who is also a cat lover and owner and said "Help" I found something adorable. Elyse brought over some kitty shampoo and towels and Charli got her first bath at the firehouse!

We were amazed after her grooming to discover a beautiful black and white kitten with an adorable white nose (we couldn't tell it was white when we started). She let us bathe her, clean her ears and cuddle her as though she had known us forever. My husband and the firemen asked what I was going to do with her since I already had two cats. Since it was Sunday and the Vet was closed I said I would just take her home until tomorrow, yeah that's it, just for tonight.

When I brought her home my daughter Cindy took her from me and Charli wrapped herself around Cindy's neck like a fuzzy, cuddly little scarf rubbing her beautiful head against her and purring. To this day Charli's favorite cuddle is still Cindy's neck!

My other two cats were curious and somewhat territorial. The first couple of hours were spent with some hissing hello's, but Charli was so lovable and agreeable even they had to admit she was a very cool kitty.

Needless to say the only trip to the Vet's the next day was to get Charli checked and she was found healthy but underweight. She got her shots and we got a bigger litter box and a lot of kitten food.

My brave little Charli cat knew we were her family the minute she saw us and we are so happy she adopted us!

Nutrition is very important when choosing your cat's food. Nutritional needs will change as they grow from a kitten into an adult, then change again as they mature into older cats.

Kittens require extra protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to get all the enhanced energy they will need to grow strong and healthy.

Many vets recommend keeping cats on kitten food until they are about one years old. After that you can switch to regular cat food.

Cats are basically carnivores which means bring on the protein, light on the carbs. Some are finicky eaters and very picky, others are happy with anything you do for them.

Cat Food Supplies, Discounts and Coupons at Amazon

Lots of choices, great buys and special offers only from Amazon.com

Cats: The Musical (Commemorative Edition)
Cats: The Musical (Commemorative Edition)

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Books and Movies For Cat Lovers

Books that will warm you heart and movies featuring "Cats" on DVD! Great holiday gift ideas for cat owners from Amazon.

How To Adopt A Kitty Family

Meet My Family Click On The Photo
Meet My Family Click On The Photo

You can adopt a kitty family one cat at a time, or all together at the same time. It's wonderful if you choose to adopt family kittens all at once, they grow together into a family along with you. But it's also great to adopt a family one small kitten at a time. When we adopted my first kitten Sammy he was an adorable chubby boy cat and I had no plans to get any more. But then we saw MiMi at PetSmart with her foster family where she was up for adoption by the right family. The minute my daughter cuddled her close, she reached up and played with her bangs purring and purring and we knew, Mimi was our girl!

Two cats is really fun and then they always have company when you go out, someone to look out the window with and chase fake mouses with so I thought, two cats is perfect but that's my limit. Until Charli adopted us at the firehouse and became the littlest member of our family. The three of them love each other and us as much as if they were from the same litter and run our house because they are our three "kiddies".

Cat Jewelry, Charms and Necklaces - Jewelry Gift Ideas

Pet Finder Online

If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, you have to check out Pet Finder Online

You can search for pets by location, age, breed and even size. Not only adoptable cats, but also dogs (cute little puppies!), birds, horses, rabbits and even barnyard animals. Offering links to animal shelters, community rescue shelters and tons of information on training and caring for pets.

Petfinder has a great blog, videos and even ecards for pet owners and cat lovers! Really fun website to browse even if you are not ready to adopt a pet.

They are a wonderful resource for finding out which pet, breed and even age is best for your family, home and environment.

Can You Find The Other Kitten?

Meow for cat videos these kittens are guaranteed to make you smile! Love them and I just had to share.

Bags and Gifts For Cat Lovers
Bags and Gifts For Cat Lovers

The No-No List - Please Do Not Feed Your Cat The Following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Grapes & raisins
  • Moldy or spoiled food
  • Onions, garlic & chives
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt & salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
  • Yeast dough

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Litter Boxes

Litter Box Love -- Cat Litter Boxes Have Gotten Cool!

What's the strangest or funniest thing your cat likes to eat?

What Does Your Cat Like To Eat?

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    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      4 years ago

      @norma-holt: Hi skiesgreen and thank you for sharing your love of cats with me!

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 

      4 years ago

      Gorgeous story and pics. I am a cat breeder of cross Persian and at the present father is Turkish Angora. The kittens are soft and very well mannered and bred inside. Really appreciate your love of cats.

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Potato Chips! I have one who loves loves cheese doodles and helps himself whenever I put them out, guess cats like snacks too. We were so happy to find homes for the kittens too!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Melissa Miotke: Cat lovers like us know, a cat is going to go wherever a cat wants to go, they are so smart figuring stuff out!

    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      My older cat knows how to open our trash can so he can get into whatever he possible can!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      I have one who loves potato chips. Love how you were able to find homes for the kittens.

    • RedShoesGirl profile image

      RedShoesGirl 

      6 years ago

      My Thomas came home with a lizard in his mouth once. He has funny tastes. :)

    • imlifestyle profile image

      imlifestyle 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, not just for cat lovers, Thanks...

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      dessertlover 

      6 years ago

      So cute! I just love cats. This lens made me smile :)

    • CCGAL profile image

      CCGAL 

      6 years ago

      Our cat is a bit odd ... he likes one brand and flavor of a dry kibble, and will only lick the gravy off of canned cat foods. So now we just give him what he likes.

    • pd6914 profile image

      pd6914 

      6 years ago

      I'm glad that I came across your lens. I didn't know the history behind a Tabby cat. We just adopted one a few days ago. :)

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      ArtLow 

      6 years ago

      meow meow meow - yown and liked

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      PROmotionsLLC 

      7 years ago

      Ever since our Iguanas moved in, my cat thinks he is an Iguana....he tries to eat their food!! He is a crazy, silly, siamese!

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      BuckHawkcenter 

      7 years ago

      Very nice job! Angel blessings*

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      cantelope, pizza olives and peas

    • catspyjamas profile image

      catspyjamas 

      8 years ago

      My boy cat loves to eat just about anything, especially catnip. My girl cats are a little more finicky. Loved your lens!

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      admiralglass lm 

      8 years ago

      Hi. I have two cats one loves wine gums, the outhers into cheese puffs. Plus i love your lens.

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      CatCrazy 

      9 years ago

      They love eating strange stuff...

      One of my cats loves eating carboard boxes! First he uses it as a scratch pad and then eats all the little shredded pieces... I stop him of course....

      Both my cats will eat spiders... first they play with them, then watch out!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      Salad. My cat loves salad, especially ones with shredded carrots.

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