Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Featured Furry-Dillon

Today was Mama's first day of volunteering at Great Plains SPCA in Merriam. It didn't take long for her to make a lot of new kitty friends! She sat in one of the colony rooms to hang out and read. Before she could even get settled, Dillon, a handsome Siamese, introduced himself.

He gave a little meow and sat right down. Soon, he even climbed into Mama's lap! He gave her head butts and licked her finger. What a charmer!

Dillon is 3 years old and has been at the shelter for about a month. He's living peacefully with 2 other cats in the colony room and came from a home where he lived with another cat.

He's a big fella just full of love. He'd make a great addition to a family. A young volunteer came in and played with Dillon while Mama was in there. He really liked the wand toy and batted a jingle ball around a bit.

If you're interested in meeting Dillon, make your way to Great Plains SPCA in Merriam. I'm sure after a short visit, you'll be just as smitten as Mama was!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cat Quotables-Black Cat

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
-Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cat Quotables-Curiosity

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.
-Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cat Quotables-Clever Cat

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.
-W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

Monday, September 8, 2014

DIY Cat Enrichment-Puzzle Treat Cups

Recently Mama was at Great Plains SPCA-Independence with her friends Kathryn and Lisa (aka the Mom over at A Tonk's Tail) when she learned a fun new craft. Kathryn was making puzzle treat cups for the kitties. There are a whole lot of cats at Great Plains right now and it's hard to make sure they all have stimulation and toys. This craft not only gives them those things, but lets them eat some yummy treats, too!

It's easy to make a bunch of treat cups. All you need are some small disposable bathroom cups and some cat treats. Here is what Mama used:

You can also use empty toilet paper rolls and dry kibble if that's what you have on hand. Check out Mama's instructional video about how to make them!

Mama used the whole box of cups and donated 200 of the puzzle cups to Great Plains (along with the mousies from her Mice Bucket Challenge).

Thanks so much to Auntie Kathryn for sharing a great idea with us!