Here's a fashion dilemma: You love cats, but you don't want to dress like a crazy cat lady. No worries — skip the kitten print sweatshirts and opt for a slim button down in a cool feline print, like the Gap's cat print boyfriend shirt.
This isn't your grandmother's cat blouse; the whimsical print is the perfect foil to the shirt's classic button-front style. But the Gap's version of this classic is equal parts hip and classic — the shirt, which comes in three colors (navy, neon pink and light blue), is a "fitted boyfriend" cut, which means that it's like the perfect shirt from his closet, but styled to fit your curves. With cats on it!
Pair with jeans and sneakers or a pencil skirt and pumps — or layer under a sweater with just the kitten print collar and cuffs on display. It's 100 percent cotton, machine washable and amazingly versatile.
One little kitten with a sad start to her life has a much brighter future thanks to the robotics club at a Colorado high school, reports the Denver Post.
The Conifer High School robotics club came to the aid of Flipper, a 9-month-old cat at the Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital by building the longhaired kitten a customized cat cart. The hospital is a regular donor to the club, and when they approached the high school crew, the students were ready for the challenge.
Flipper came to the hospital months ago with a broken back that left her unable to use her hind legs. It took the robotics club a few months and numerous prototypes, but the end result has been well worth it.
"There's been significant improvement and that supposedly doesn't happen," veterinarian H.C. "Doc" Gurney said.
The partially paralyzed kitten wears the device for about two hours a day, during which time she gets around fairly well, although she occasionally takes a corner a little too tightly and hits a wall. She's in good hands, however; the hospital intends to keep here there so they can continue to care for her.
Your garden might already be full of birds of paradise, tiger lilies, lion's tails and spider plants, but we have something that would be a perfect addition to any display of flora: the Cat Balancer Stake from Uncommon Goods.
Whether your garden takes up the majority of a large yard or simply the corner of your back porch, we think it should make you smile, and this whimsical piece of outdoor decor is sure to do just that. Created by artists in Bali from sheet metal that has oxidized to a gorgeous patina, this is a piece of handmade art that you aren't likely to see among your neighbor's roses. It's unusual and playful enough to add a touch of fun to even the most basic patch of land.
And, if you don't have a patch of land on which to stake it? No worries. It also comes with a hook for hanging.
Who says you can only force your four-legged friend into a humiliating costume on Oct. 31? Time to dig out your pet’s Halloween costume, because today we’re celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day.
Of course, you don’t have to put him in a Halloween costume — this holiday is not so limiting. You could just dress Fido or Fluffy up in a T-shirt or sweater. Even a tiny hat would suffice. Or, how about a designer coat? Whatever attire you decide to put on your animal today, just be sure to take plenty of pictures and share them with us on our Facebook.
When it comes to cats, sharing your favorite feline photos, videos and GIFs and memes on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Tumblr sometimes just isn’t enough. Well, two entrepreneurial cat lovers named Matthew Phiong and KoeKoe Loo came up with a genius idea — Catmoji, a new social media site where kitty fans can share all their kitty media in one place.
The invite-only site is like a cross between Pinterest and Facebook, but with some creative and original cat-themed twists. You can post photos or videos on the site and other cat lovers can comment on them or express their thoughts and feelings through emoji buttons. Plus, you can even unlock and earn cat-themed badges, which promise to “take your cat addiction to a whole new level.”
So fellow cat lovers, will you join Catmoji?
As cat owners, we put up with certain things. We put the litter box in a fairly out-of-the-way corner (but not so out-of-the-way that the cat won't go there), we have strings and toys hanging from most doorknobs, and we baldly accept the fact that we'll never use our own toilet without an audience again. But, you know, it's nice when the things you have to put up with also give a little something back, right?
Enter the DJ Cat Scratching Pad. It's a scratching pad for your cat (obviously) with the added bonus of being absolutely hilarious. It's funny enough that you won't have any problem keeping it wherever your kitty likes to scratch; even when your cat isn't using it, it's certainly a conversation starter!
If this orange kitty’s owner dares to press the “A” button one more time, the cat is probably going to jump on his human like he’s a real-life Koopa Troopa.
Season three of Downton Abbey finally premiered in the U. S. this week, and Downton fans are abuzz about the goings on of their favorite fictional British aristocrats and their servants. But we're buzzing about these creative portraits of the Downton characters — as dogs and cats!
Created by artist Kim Parkhurst and available on Etsy, the Houndton Tabby series depicts some of our favorite Downton residents in their feline and canine equivalents. Each portrait absolutely captures the spirit of the character: Matthew Crawley as a dignified-yet-loveable Australian Shepherd (in white tie, of course), Mrs. Patmore as a ruddy Persian cat, Mr. Bates as a staid Pit Bull and — our favorite — the Dowager Countess of Grantham as a dour and sophisticated Sphynx. One can almost hear her purring, "What is a week-end?"
We think we're going to need the entire series for our portrait gallery.
Clothing retailer J.Crew already stole our hearts this winter with their adorable Frenchie sweater — now they're getting catty with this super cute kitty.
The Tabby sweater is a basic navy blue crewneck, with long sleeves and rib trim at the cuffs and hem. Made of a blend of viscose, wool, nylon and angora, it's a versatile piece that works equally well with jeans and pencil skirts.
But that's not the best part. At all.
The kitty on the sweater was inspired by the designer's real-life cat, Toby; the image is a sweet doodle that captures this feline's adorable personality. The Tabby sits neatly tucked off to ths side, making this sweater tres chic and not at all crazy cat lady.
Unfortunately, Toby the Tabby has been a big hit and the sweater is no longer available on the J.Crew website. But we've seen it in stores this week, or one of J.Crew's personal stylists can help you track down your own Tabby. You can reach them at 1-800-261-7422.
Couldn’t get Fluffy to pose in a holiday sweater this year?
Not to worry. With a little coaxing, you might be able to persuade her that wearing one of these little crocheted hats from Etsy store SarabiRose is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Plus, it’s a great way for Fluffy to show off her vast knowledge of human pop culture references.
Is your kitty a Nintendo fan? Get her the Mario, Luigi or Princess Peach hat. Is she a feline literature aficionado? The Cat in the Hat or Puss in Boots hat will look dashing. Is she a Shriners member? No? The fez will still look adorable on her.