Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The sponsor of this blog, CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods, selects one reader every three months to receive a free six month supply of their premium quality pet food. The winner is chosen at random from every new reader who subscribed to the blog via email during the past quarter. The winner gets to pick any formula of CANIDAE dog food or FELIDAE cat food.
The lucky winner from last quarter is Tricia C. of Henderson, Nevada. Tricia and her husband Scott have a lot of cats – 13 to be exact! As you can imagine, feeding that many hungry felines is no small feat (they go through about 26 pounds of kibble and 275 6-ounce cans every month!), so Tricia was super excited to find out she’d won some free cat food. She spoke with CANIDAE Customer Service to determine which of the five cat formulas would be the best choice for her “Kat Pack” and decided upon the FELIDAE Cat and Kitten formula. I’m positive her kitties will love this great food, because my cats have eaten it for many years, and they all give it two paws up!
Tricia writes a very entertaining daily blog called the Katnip Lounge, which is subtitled “A Baker’s Dozen of Fabulous Cats.” With so many cats on hand (on paw?) there is never a shortage of good material for her blog. Tricia’s Kat Pack includes six girls and seven boys: KonaKitty, The Baby, Grayce, Sweet Pea, May Ling, Salem, Johnny, Felix, Rupert, Scouty, CC, Maui and Sylvester. Oh, and then there is Henry, an outdoor feral kitty they also feed.
Monday was World Cat Day, and Tricia wrote a cute post in celebration of it, called “Why I Love My Cats.” Here are my two favorite lines: “There’s always somebody around for a chat. We’re never lonely.” Although I only have three cats myself, this is one of the things I love most about my Kat Pack too. I asked Tricia to tell us a little bit about herself, and this is what she said:
“Some people would say it's crazy to have thirteen felines, but for me it's a joy. I've always loved cats, and my husband Scott does too. Between the two of us we've had nearly THIRTY Cats!
All our felines are rescues, either from our vet (they see us coming!) or simply showing up at our door, starving. We live on the edge of town so people think it's a good place to dump their unwanted animals. Stupid people – every single kitty that's appeared at our house is a wonderful individual, loving and funny. These abandoned kitties are waiting for me to come home with expectant faces, eager for pets, swirling their tails around my calves. They sleep with us and initiate play; they comfort and cuddle. They plot to dominate the world...or at least my world.
My husband works from home, and we think that's a key element in having a happy household because there's always somebody around to mediate spats and provide love and attention. And to supervise! Our home business would probably grind to a halt without the help of the crew. Throughout the years Scott has created and furnished our outdoor catio with “The Horde” in mind. Our house is small, and the added space provides lots of places to nap, sunbathe, and just do cat stuff. I don't know how I'd live without cats – my life would be diminished tremendously.”
Congratulations Tricia, Scott and “the Horde” on winning the premium quality FELIDAE cat food! Readers – if you haven’t subscribed to the Responsible Pet Ownership blog yet, I hope you will consider it. You’ll not only be automatically entered in the next drawing for free pet food, you’ll be sure not to miss our fun and informative posts about “all things pet.”
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