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Green Cat of Bulgaria: A Cat DIY Job First?

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If this light-colored tabby of Bulgarian street stock has its way, cat dye jobs will be the next big feline street fashion rage. The avant-garde cat colorist is clearly a natural at the full-body dye job, giving the illusion he was born that way. Sorry Lady Gaga’s cat, this new trend train has already left the station, and cats everywhere have begun demanding all the latest shades of aqua and teal, among other gem tones, from their fur dressers.

What can possible be next in new kitty street trends? Better subscribe to Self Help for Cats so these important moments in cat culture history don’t pass you by.

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This is not a treat (and that ain’t no tootsie roll either)

enhanced-buzz-6977-1380209010-7I just ran into two terrifying wiener dogs dressed as devil and witch.  What is the end of October day coming to??

In the future, all holidays will be celebrated only by cats and dogs. Humans are too busy playing grown up.

 

Until then, Happy Halloween!

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If the Words “Cat-Shaped Kindergarten” Sound Like an Incredible Dream…

catkindergarden01Sometimes a building comes along that is so imaginative, so far ahead of everything that has ever been dreamed, that it catapults architecture light years ahead of itself. You know a cat has been involved in the design when it completely eviscerates paradigms and tears the stuffing out of tradition. Leave it to those incredible Germans to do all this and more in what is simply being called the “Cat-Shaped Kindergarten.”

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Soon a new generation will start their first day of Kindergarten inside this modern-day sphinx. How can our American cats possibly compete when German cats have advantages like this?

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Yes, the cat’s tail is a slide. In the future, expect to see more public buildings incorporating this kind of thing. Why not have a slide to exit the courts, the federal buildings, Congress, etc.? The public would really enjoy it.

I want to thank Toxel.com for bringing this amazing structure to our attention, and Adriano A.Biondo who took the pics. Read more about it at the link below. The time for cat architecture is here.

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2013/09/01/cat-shaped-kindergarten/ …

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Cat Art at Its Highest

3565721215_240c4e6215_oJust when you thought art and everything had gotten hopelessly decadent along comes some art pictures that set everything into perfect perspective! It’s shocking how sometimes it takes a trick, a lie, a deception to tell the honest-to-feline truth; and these shots from photographer Kagi_BC do everything good cat art should. Oh the little kitty hearts these picture will lift, lift, lift — and why not let cats enjoy glimpsing a world where they are not only very much larger, but also completely hypnotizing of any and all local humans?

It’s an ideal that now art has imagined can only become more real with each passing push purr.

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Live Simply, So Your Cat May Simply Luxuriate


Okay, maybe your cat doesn’t need a Louis Vuitton bag.  That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t appreciate a cheap knock-off! If you were wondering what the cat high life looks like, wonder no more. I don’t read German, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing that Luxury for Cats is an instant Self Help for Cats classic.

High-end cat purses are only the beginning. You have modern cat architecture, cat couture, camps and spas, diamond collars — even a kitty motorcycle. Not exactly my taste, mind you, but maybe your cat’s. It’s true this kind of excessive luxuriating is not sustainable, even while at the same time it’s a source of inspiration for what the future can bring us all. That is why it is so important that we live simply, so that our cats can simply luxuriate.

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The Cat Days of Summer Arrive in Technocolor

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Nothing potentializes the feline sense of self faster than a pulsing psychedelic seven-foot cat on the wall. With inspiration like this adorning your world, you can do anything you set your minds to, kitties!

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Fang Shui: The art of rearranging everything for your cat

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As the feline elves work furiously to get Time Management for Cats out in paperback form ($6.99 @ Amazon coming in early July), I realized upon review that I had never fully pimped my published work here at Self Help for Cats. So here goes. This also happens to be a sample chapter, since this piece ended up in the book. It’s a story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle a few years back. Timeless as this essential topic is, they have kept the link up on their site. It’s my first published piece of cat writing, so you could say it’s the story that started it all here at Self Help for Cats.

Americans can’t get enough feng shui these days. Despite this ancient Chinese art form’s esoteric demands on our most personal, private spaces, which, by the way, all need to be torn down and rebuilt, well, we just can’t pass up a concept — a wisdom — that confirms what we already knew: The best response to life’s thorny problems is to redecorate.

My own meager attempt to apply a little feng shui around the domicile hit a few snags named Brody and Panther. Ancient Chinese wisdom may rule your roost, but my housekeeping is largely dictated by a couple of fur dragons on paws. I see now that what determines the order of my life furnishings can more accurately be called fang shui.

Read the full story at SFgate.com

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Twenty-Foot Cat Attends Renaissance Faire

Twenty Foot Tall House Cat Attends Renaissance Fair!

It’s not everyday you see a cat at tall as a building, much less one dressed as an Elizabethan!  But at this street fair in France, apparently an enormous costuming cat is … not that big a deal.

This shot debuts a new series of kitty Self Esteem boosters.  Nothing like a well-dressed 20-foot cat to improve one’s feelings about the whole of modern kittydom. Just one question: What is Le Caou Merville, does anyone know?

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Now is an Extremely Exciting Time to Be a Cat

Now is an Extremely Exciting Time to Be a Cat

All the cats at Self Help for Cats are excited to present our new book, Time Management for Cats, now available at Smashwords!

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New Cat Monopoly Piece: A Token Gesture?

imagesThe Monopoly Game adopted a new cat token after a one month popularity contest on the game’s Facebook page.  That’s right: The votes are in, and the iron is out. The kitty charm heralds in a new age of felinity for this classic game of old-fashioned winner-take-all capitalism.

I for one just wish I were more excited that cat won the great Monopoly token debate of 2013 with a sweeping 31 percent of the vote. Kitty handily beat out a helicopter, a toy robot, a diamond ring and a guitar.  But somehow having a little metal cat displace the little metal iron in this perennially-popular board game is not jazzing me like it should.

Maybe I, like some of the Hasbro company officials, am sad to see the iron token go, a classic and long-standing token from some of the game’s earliest editions. I gave my own clothing iron away sometime in the ’90s, but as a Monopoly token the iron was an integral part of the game’s 19th century zeitgeist.  It was one of Monopoly’s few acknowledgments of the working classes (the wheel-barrel notwithstanding); A tiny, token reminder that someone had to starch Mr. Monopoly’s collars.

It’s so like a capitalist to make us choose.  Why create this kind of false scarcity? If the public wants the cat AND the iron, (and the helicopter, and the toy robot, and the diamond ring), I say: Give it to us!

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