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Maybe What You Need is a Cat-Shaped Couch

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It is very good to clear out all that clutter and replace it with a cat-shaped couch.

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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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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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Products to Excite Your Cat, Part 1

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I know we’re heading into the exciting early cat camping season, but don’t let stop you from bringing a little nature to your cat right now. Imagine the hours of restless enjoyment as your cat watches all the little birdies a feeding away in this handy window bird feeder.  This item was practically invented by cats for cats.  It may not be recommended, however, for any kitties with a weak heart or low impulse control.

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Dogs Have Them, So Where Are Our Public Cat Parks?

At the city cat park, cats will meet to "cruise and socialize." Some say the park will "attract" children.

At the city cat park, cats will meet to “cruise and socialize.” Some say the park will “attract” children.

Dog parks, schmog parks.  What about the cat parks, people? In feline-forward Oakland, CA (home base for the entire Self Help for Cats empire), cat-activists are asking  just that. This dog-happy hamlet offers its city-bound canines no less than FIVE DOG PARKS in which to frisk about and catch frisbees. Meanwhile, the local cat population suffers without so much as a sidewalk strip dedicated to their pure, dog-free enjoyment.

This and other inequalities were recently brought to Oakland city leaders’ attention by Chairman Meow, spokes-human of a group that calls itself Ay Gato!, “the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Cat Army’s nonviolence front group.” In a statement apparently read to city council, Chairman Meow said the group envisions, “a cat play area with large sandboxes, bird and rodent habitat, trees for climbing,” etc.

In another statement, these cat visionaries assert: “Building a cat park at Lake Merritt would provide cat owners with a lovely opportunity to teach our cats to swim in the lake and bike the area.  Dogs aren’t even litter trained!”

The group has an open Facebook page, so you too could become a member at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/436048206462448

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The House the Cat Would Build

First came the house cat, then came the house designed for the cat.  Progress, no?

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