Harry’s Kitty Korner Column #20: Our “Bird Day is Coming!”

Harry here with an update on what’s going on in my kitty life. This Friday, I and my sis, Hermione, turn two-years-old. I don’t feel old. I still play like a kitten, but I’m a big boy now. I know time flies and one day I’ll be as old as Stripey who is 13. Poor guy now has a hyperthyroid and weighs three pounds less than me, but I’m all muscle, or at least I hope so. I do like my kibble.

Hermione and I received an early birthday present from Sleepypod. It’s actually more suited for Stripey because he weighs less than us, but Hermione is under the 15-pound limit. I just about make it. I really liked the box it came in, but I thought it was a spaceship when I first saw it. Hermione tells me it’s a cat carrier and can also be a bed and car seat. I may grow to like it. She really does, but she’s always had a thing for baskets.

I’m more of a traditional cat. I love the long boxes Debbie and her daughter use to take us to the vet. Hermione likes them, too, so maybe she’d rather use the Sleepypod for a bed. I have no idea how Stripey will react. He doesn’t like going in the long box. We’ll have to see how he does with the Sleepypod.

I wonder what other surprise birthday gifts Hermione and I will receive? Hermione told me she saw Debbie shopping on Amazon and that a catnip toy is in our future. I hope it comes in a big box.


Hermione’s Kitty Korner #16: Our New MaxScratch Scratching Post

Meow, there! It’s Hermione with a new kitty column. I’ve been a bit busy, but I thought I’d “cat”ch you up on what’s going on in the De Louise house. The exciting news is that Debbie recently won a cat scratching post. When it arrived, we were all curious as to what was in the box.


Once the box was open, and Debbie’s daughter assembled the cat scratcher, it was obvious to us cats  that it wasn’t any ordinary cat scratcher–it’s a MaxScratch scratching post from Hauspanther.

Harry, Stripey, and I love it. There are lots of great features that we like about it. One feature that’s really pawsome is its top perch. Harry and I enjoy sitting up there. Stripey hasn’t tried the top yet, but he enjoys stretching out and scratching it.

Two other great features are that it has a heavy base so won’t fall over even under my brother and Stripey’s weight, and it’s tall enough for us to stretch out full length.

Since action speaks louder than words, here are me and Harry using the MaxScratcher when we first got it.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the MaxScratch scratching post. If you have cats, they might like one, too. Until next time, Hermione meowing off.

Happy Kitten Day and a Giveaway from Harry and Hermione

We just found out that today is National Kitten Day. If you know the story of our adoption and have kept up with our Kitty Korner columns, you’ll know that we’ll be turning one in just a few weeks and that our human, Debbie who also happens to be an author, is giving away two of her books for free in honor of our upcoming birthdays.

For National Kitten Day, we would like to offer some free coupons good for 12-count variety packs of Purina Fancy Feast® brand wet cat food, any variety (up to $11.99 value). We will paw five random winners for these coupons from everyone who sends a photo of their kittens or cats to Debbie at debbiewriter@yahoo.com  with the email subject: Kitten Day Contest Entry and follows her on any or all of the following social media sites. The winners will be contacted on Monday, July 15. Winners must be U.S. residents. In addition to winning the coupons, each winner will have their kitten or cats’ photo posted on this site in the future.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

Also, don’t forget that, to celebrate our birthdays, Debbie is hosting a fundraiser for Golden Paws Society, the rescue from which we came. The fundraiser has already started, and it would be great if you could contribute any amount to help kittens and cats on National Kitten Day.

Harry and Hermione when they were adopted in October from the Golden Paw Society and the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe


Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Giving Your Cat A Purrfect Nail Trim with Zen Clippers

Sneaky here with a Feature Friday film about a great product for cats. When our nails get too long, we need clippers that give us a safe trim. My author Debbie brought a pair of Zen Clippers home from the Cat Writers’ Association Conference. She had never cut her cats’ nails before because she was afraid of hurting them. She usually had them done at the vets or by a groomer. But she decided to give the Zen Clippers a try and found them easy to use. Harry, Hemione, and Stripey put up a bit of a fuss, as most cats do, but after they realized they weren’t being hurt, they settled down and enjoyed their mani pedis. Check out the video about these pawsome nail clippers.