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Sleepy Time Routines!

We all have some sort of routine before bed right? Sometimes its a soothing cup of tea or a cookie or maybe it’s a beauty routine. Either way, we all spend a few minutes before bed doing something to get us relaxed and ease into a blissful night of sleep.

Have you even know for a cat to have a sleep routine? Well, let me tell you about Kitty Mojito and her daily night-time routine. She has two routines, one for when Daddy works night shifts and it’s just me and her. And the other for when both of us are at home.

Let me start with the one where we are both home at night.

When we sit down for dinner, Kitty joins us. No matter how early I put out her food, she will not eat until she sees us eating. I find this just adorable. When dinner is done and everything is cleaned up, we get ready for bed. For Kitty, this means dragging out her noisiest toy and positioning it just outside our bedroom door.

Fast forward, we are both in bed, lights are off, time for sleep…… And right on cue…. here come Kitty with her noisy toy…. she throws it around a few times…she waits for a response. If we say anything, the thrashing about continues. If we stay quiet, she starts her nightly singing… Mew, meow…..meoooooooooow…..

It goes on for a good ten minutes or so. If she can’t get our attention with the singing, she proceeds to jumping on the bed and doing a walkabout. Usually this includes walking on the pillows and all over us. She will also try knocking things over in order to get our attention. If neither of us wakes up and shoos her out, she will eventually curl up by the edge of the bed and go to sleep.

 Scenario 2 – Daddy is not home ……

 During the nights that Daddy is working, things are a bit more quiet. Kitty loves to play with Daddy so she is always excited when he is at home. When he is at work, she is a bit more subdued. So the nightly routine gets taken down a notch.

It goes like this …..

 Once I get ready for bed. I announce ‘ Kitty! Bedtime!’

She will usually follow me…She jumps around on the bed. Yay! It’s playtime! She attacks my feet … Jump, jump, jump….. Let’s play Mama!

I turn off the night light. Ok , now she knows that it’s quiet time. She does try to get my attention but eventually she will just curl up on Daddy’s side and sleep. Fast forward a few hours, usually between 4-5am, she will wake up and run around a bit, she will try to bite my feet by crawling under the covers. I have to calm her down and then encourage her to go back to sleep. This is the ONLY time she will sleep UNDER the covers. And she will stay under the covers until I wake up in the morning.

Having read this, you may think ‘ Hey that’s not a routine, it’s just something cats do!’ And I say to you, this IS a routine because she does this like clockwork, everything in the same order, at the same time, day in and day out 🙂 It’s just so amazing!

Animals are very intuitive and are smarter than we give them credit!

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Kitty Turns 5!

While April 1st is known for ‘April Fools Day’, it is also known as Kitty Mojito’s birthday!Yes, it is a big deal and this year, since we are not in our home to celebrate it as we do every year, Kitty had a great birthday up on the 28th floor of a downtown highrise!

Turning 5 in cat years in equivalent to around 34ish in human years. So I made an extra special banner, set out some party leis, got some cat wine (yes! there is such a thing!) and make a small cake with her canned food topped with her favourite freeze dried shrimp!

 

Here is Kitty checking out the décor and cake

The cake was simple and super easy!

And what’s a party without some wine! These lovely bottles are a creation by Pet Winery.

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After a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and hugs and kisses all around, Kitty dug into the yummy goodies.

 

And finally, the birthday girl decided to pose… Here she is wearing a lovely bandanna that was gifted to her by her best friends in Utah, Bonnie and Clyde. She also decided to try on the party leis!

The festivities didn’t end here. Her Instagram buddies flooded her with birthday wishes and we had a weekend long party on Instagram with her good buddies Timmy and Jimmy who threw a fabulous party. Check out the hashtag #timmyandjimmyandkittymojitoaprilfoolsbirthdaypawty

What did you wish for on your birthday, Kitty?
I wished to be a full time meowdel, Mama

That’s a great wish, Kitty! I will see what I can do to make that wish come true for you
Thanks Mama, do you really think I can be as famous as Nala and Grumpy cat?

Of course, Kitty. You are the sweetest kitty ever and everyone loves you already
Yes, I am very loveable aren’t I? Now can I get some extra shrimpies with dinner 😉 ?

 

 

 

 

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Vendor At Meow Mania – May 27th 2017

I am excited to announce that I have registered to be a vendor at Meow Mania 2017.

This event is hosted by the Edmonton Cat Fanciers (www.edmontoncat.com) and will be a fun day with a  variety of vendors, silent auction and a cat show!

This will be my first official event so I am very excited to be featuring my book ‘Home is where my cat is’, art prints, bandannas, magnets and many other fun stuff!

If you are going to be in the Edmonton area, please come say hi! Mark the date!

May 27, 2017

At the Italian Cultural Center 

14230-133 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4W4

12pm – 5pm

 

Click Here For More Details.

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Kitty Helping Kitties

As you may now know, Kitty is very active on Instagram! She has close to 9000 followers at the moment and have made some really great friends. Even though it may seem that it is all fun and games, Instagram is a great platform to get together to help cats that desperately need it.

Through connecting with many people who actively rescue cats, I have come to know of many high kill shelters that are constantly euthanizing cats for ridiculous reasons such as the shelter being full, the cat has a cold, etc etc. Many don’t even make an effort to find fosters or get treatments for the cats…

As an animal lover and a decent human being, I am disgusted by the fact that, in 2017, we are still dealing with high kill shelters. I find it ironic that they even use the word ‘shelter’! There is nothing safe and sound about a place that just stuffs an innocent animal in a cage, barely makes an effort to care for them and then kills them cold heartedly because there is no ‘space’! What is even worse is that governments and other authorities turn a blind eye to these atrocious acts! Of course, it wouldn’t go this far if we, as responsible people, do our best to take care of our pets and not think of them as some disposable property.

This has to change! It must! So I will do my best to at least be a part of the solution and have come up with a small way to help.

There are several rescues as well as individuals who work tirelessly to collect pledges and find fosters for cats who are in high kill situations. They have saved numerous cats so far and continue to fight! I pledge some dollars when I can but I want to do more!

So I have decided that every month, I will donate 10% of my sales from the Etsy store towards different rescues / individuals that work hard to save the high kill shelter cats! I will also do a feature of them right here and help them spread the word!

 

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The Best Christmas Ever!

-Written by Kitty Mojito-

This Christmas has been one of the most memorable ones ever! I, Kitty Mojito made a ton of new friends over on Instagram and we had a blast taking part in a card exchange and two secret santa gift exchanges!

FYI the card exchange was my brainchild and it grew so fast that many IG accounts from all over the world decided to take part in it…..

First, let me share with you the two secret santa gifts…

The first one was sent to me by my friends Fred and Thunder (IG:@punkrawkgyrl). There were many toys for me and also a bag of treats for Mama. So lovely!

The second secret santa gift was sent to me by my new friend Chloe (IG: chloe.and.cleo.cats) … It was a great gift pack! It had toys, treats and also a great bag for Mama that had my photo and name on it!

 

And then we come to my other gifts…! Wow! I was so blessed … there were so many things under the tree for me… I think Santy Claws thought that I was a very good girl this year….. I also got an extra special gift from my Grandmeow in Sri Lanka… She made this lovely quilt with my name on it! I love it and I sleep on it everyday!

I also got over 50 cards from all my friends all over the world!! Aren’t they just lovely?

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Mama says that I am the luckiest kitty out there to be so loved…. I think I agree with her.

Speaking of Mama, she did make me wear some strange clothes for Christmas. Do you want to see what I thought of it? I was ok with the green sweater but I really didn’t like the hooded sweater…. I kept it on long enough to take this photo!

 

And here I am finally getting to open my presents on Christmas morning!!

 

Mama tells me that there are a few more gifts coming in the mail. I will share about it when it gets here.

This concludes a very Merry Kitty Mojito Christmas 2016.

I wish you and your furbabies a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Purrfect New Year 2017!

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Holiday Fundraisers

It’s been about a month since I opened the Etsy store and I am so glad to see it doing well.

The cat community of Instagram have really embraced all the products I have on there! The bandannas have been a big hit and the book and art work have been doing well too!! So amidst all this, I decided to continue my tradition of doing a holiday fundraiser!

If you remember, last year I did gift packs for several local rescues. This year my fundraising focused on two special kitties… One named Ollie and the other named Buddy.

I came to know about these two kitties through Instagram. Let me share about them!

Ollie is a little kitty who needed help to pay for a liver operation to fix a congenital defect. He has a GoFundme page set up so I decided to do a small fundraiser to contribute to that. I ended up raising about $25 towards this.

Buddy is a sweetheart who got hit by a car and ended up with a broken jaw and other severe injuries. His mama wanted to desperately save his life! This required lots of surgery and continuous vet visits! Of course, this means they need as much help with funding as possible so last weekend I held a 2 day fundraiser for Buddy. All sales made through the Etsy store was going to be donated to Buddy and I must say it was a great success! I ended up making about $120!

It made me and Kitty so happy to be able to do something good to help these two lovable cats and hopefully they both make a full recovery!

 

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The Holiday Season Is Here!

My most favourite time of the year!

There is something so magical about the Christmas season….. the lights, the decorations, the songs, the snow…….just an all round feeling of joy!

So this year, to celebrate the season as well as the opening of my Etsy shop, I added several cute pet bandannas to my repertoire. Kitty loves trying on new bandannas so I wanted to give the opportunity to other cat parents to purchase these fun items for their own kitties.

I have had great feedback about them so I hope to add more fun prints in the coming months!

What do you think? Let me know your thoughts 🙂

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New Project In The Works!

Hello Friends!

I have been thinking of doing something fun for the upcoming holiday season and I came up with an idea of doing a little book of Kitty & friends…..!

It would be a book full of photos and stories of kitties who have been adopted from rescues and shelters. Tt would be an opportunity to give thanks and a shout out to the rescues as well!

Once the book is ready, I am hoping to sell it and have all the proceeds from it go to various local rescues. I haven’t picked which rescues to donate towards yet. I know a few organizations that build shelters for feral colonies so that those kitties are warm and safe during winter. This would be a great project to contribute to….

If you have any suggestions and ideas about this project, please let me know:) I would love to get some feedback!!

 

 

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Visit To The Vet!

Well it’s that time of the year….. ! The dreaded visit to the vet!

In the past, although she isn’t too thrilled about being stuffed into a carrier and taken to the vet, Kitty hasn’t really put up too much of a fight…..

This year, it was actually a really enjoyable experience! PS. Kitty wants me to tell you that it was fun except for when the Doc used the bumstick!!!

Here is how our day went……

First, Kitty got all cosy in her stroller…… I love this stroller so much! Not only is it comfortable for Kitty, it saves me from getting a bad shoulder pain from carting the carrier around!

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It was a beautiful day! We stopped to look at some butterflies and say hello to some doggies that passed by….

 

The walk up to the vet clinic was about 15 mins… Kitty was chilling out as she enjoyed the sights and sounds.

When we got there, she was so great! She patiently waited for Doc, didn’t fuss when she got the needle and held on to my hand when the dreaded bumstick  had to be used!

 

She was weighed, checked out and given some yummy treats by the Doc. She has a clean bill of health! Yay! We took a selfie to celebrate! LOL

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And then we made our way to the pet store next door!

“What would you like, Kitty?” I asked her……

“Oh, that tuna snack looks good, Mama”she said….. We walked up the aisles and Kitty finally picked some treats….. She wanted to try something new…… So we picked up new flavours of Greenies and a new brand of wet food. Oh, and the bag of treats you see here is her gift from Doc!

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And we started our walk back home!

Kitty had a little nap when we got back and then spent the rest of the day chilling out on the deck, snacking on her cat grass and enjoying the sunshine!

 

 

Do you have any interesting stories of when your kitties visited the vet?

You can comment here or email it to crazycatladycorner@yahoo.com.

Kitty and I would love to hear them!

 

 

 

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Happy International Cat Day!

Today is International Cat Day!!

It’s a day to show your kitty babies how much you love them…. but who are we kidding…. everything is cat day for most of us:)

In honor of this very special day, I will be sending out postcards to anyone who would want it!!

You heard me right! If you would like some postcards that I designed (hint: you can check them out in the SHOP section of the blog), send me an email with your mailing address and I will send them out to you for FREE!!

Don’t delay, this offer is only good for TODAY August 8th 2016.