Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Typical Weekend

Did you do anything fun over the long weekend? I am definitely not a camper or an avid traveler (I am a terrible traveler actually). So this past holiday weekend I was more than happy to hang out with lots of different kitties in their homes. We had sunshine, catnip, all was good! Check out some of the darling faces of my KittyStar clients.

Bobo is a classic "tuxedo" kitty. He is naturally very photogenic,
plus he is easily captivated by Da Bird toy!

Seamus is a big, handsome boy but he likes to get a little too close to the camera. He
 shares his home with Coconut (below).

Coconut is a super sweet torbi - she just looks like grumpy cat in this picture.

Sushi is ultra shiny and sleek. He loves his catnip! 

Purrsey and Cassie are longtime KittyStar clients. They are two of the nicest, 
most well-behaved kitties I have met (good genetics all around).

Sami is a stunning, blue-eyed Siamese who lives the charmed life a glamor queen. Hard to believe that at one time she was a stray or abandoned momcat having her kittens underneath 
a house.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Big Cat news

ban big game hunting trophies on Delta airlines

Good news is the fight to stop the killing of endangered and threatened species - An animal advocate and Delta frequent flier has started a petition asking the airline to ban all big game hunting "trophies" (dead animal carcasses and parts!) on their flights from Africa. South Africa Airways has already implemented a similar ban. Reducing the chances of smuggled illegal cargo, such as ivory from murdered elephants, is also a plus to such a ban.

Wildlife viewing safaris are more lucrative and obviously far more sustainable than allowing wealthy hunters to pay for the privilege of killing animals simply for the sake of their inflated ego. As more people become aware of the plight of wildlife due to trophy hunting, poaching, and destruction/reduction of their habitat, tourists will hopefully choose to shoot photographs and not weapons. If you like the look of wildlife in your living room, check out all the fabulous faux animal heads crafted to be completely cruelty-free (and much less expensive than a run to Africa).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Big Cats in Peril

FSC-certified products

It's a sad fact that only about 3,000 tigers remain living in the wild. Learn how your everyday choices such as buying paper products for your office and the bigger ticket purchases you make, such as remodeling your kitchen, can impact tigers. Make the effort to seek out FSC-certified goods and if the stores you patronize don't carry such items (or simply don't know), communicate that it's an important factor in your buying decisions.