What a day! Cooped up with Daddy Kiril and Sneakers all day, due to non-stop rain, what's a sassy cat to do, I ask you?
Well, there's the Carnival of the Cats to put together, so....naps be damned!
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Catnip in every toy and a treat in between every meal!
6 hours for napping, 6 hours for snoozing, 2 hours for tongue baths and litter box trips, 2 hours for kibble and treats, 2 hours for playtime, 2 hours for lap time, belly rubs and chin scritches, and 4 hours for blogging and other creative activity!
Cats, Kittens and Carnival of the Cats!
Carnival of the Cats is here again!
It's Carnival of the Cats time again around the world!
Cats: the critters that have inspired the human imagination for centuries!
It's all about the felines, silly!
Elvira Mistress of Felinity - Rejuvenating the CoTC!
All Power to your imagination and creativity!
Keeping cool and keeping the CoTC going!
For a cat, CoTC is where it's at!
Leave no interesting cat blog post unread!
Meow We Can!
Change we hope you meow about!
Cats and Carnival...Two "C" words you can believe in!
I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in the Carnival of the Cats. I'm asking you to believe that your regular submission and support can help that change make a difference.
We are felinity assembled!
Cats of the world, blog!
Power to pussies!
It is an opportunity for us to reach an audience we might not otherwise reach.
It is a chance to promote a post or 2, each week, that we think will be of interest to others, and to pitch them using more than 140 characters or just a short sentence barely long enough to get a point across.
Last week I announced a major change to how the Carnival of the Cats is done and how you can participate; it ends with a link to CoTC #572 for anyone interested in seeing the first time this was put into practice.
Let me begin with a few thank you's:
Thank you to the Wordsmith Studio Community Weekly Newspaper for sharing CoTC #571, the last carnival under the old style, with its hint that change was coming.
Daddy Kiril has been a part of this community, though not as active as he'd originally hoped, since it began.
Thank you The Modulator and Friday Ark, for the special announcement about and plug of, CoTC #572 and your long time support of CoTC The work you have done, for almost as long as Carnival, to share the critter world with the blogosphere, has been remarkable and always fascinating.
Thank you to all those who left comments and made link suggestions!
Now, on with the show!
2 and 3. As for Sneakers and me...Woo Hoo! Daddy Kiril is 9 1/2 Cat Yrs. Old on March 5th!
Also, across 2 posts we share pics of 5 of the cats in our apartment complex.
5. Over at Sparkle Cat...Summer comes up with "10 Reasons Every Office Should Have a Kitty (or Kitties)". I especially like #3.
14 and 15. Over at Traveling Cats...This Roman kitty is sitting in front of something fascinating! Deia is a foreign artists' colony situated in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca...and it might have more cats than artists!
16 and 17. Over at 15 and Meowing...Sammy goes out in the snow! A Guest post about something called the Maritime Museum of Pets is a fascinating piece that has us wanting to check out the website of the museum.
Over at Blog Paws there is huge news to report!
1. The Nose-To-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Award finalists have been announced!
Forty-eight finalists, in 12 categories, were chosen and cats represent proudly!
Nikita never knew how nominees were chosen but he always told me that, "despite our difficulties, if we worked hard and wrote our best, striving to find new ways to better our blog and develop an audience we just might someday find ourselves considered for consideration to be considered for consideration to be considered for consideration as a finalist, maybe even inspiring a new category for storytellers and poets among cat and dog blogs or critter blogs in general".
Concatulations to all the finalists! Daddy has actually met a few current and previous finalists and winners at Blog Paws and elsewhere and we proudly call them friends.
2. As a member of the Blog Paws Community Pet Bloggers Influencer Group Daddy Kiril (with my help) has answered brief surveys sent his way even as he feels bad for not being able to visit the community forums for quite some time.
It is something he hopes to begin to rectify.
This is a fascinating set of questions and stats that shows, in a small way, how pet blogging and social media interaction has evolved since CoTC began in 2004.
As quoted from the Blog Paws post:
"When brands see this, it is also very impressive because it shows them WHERE we spend our time online and that THEY can benefit by working with pet bloggers."
3. Sometimes we felines make our humans sick. Sad, but true, as much as we might wish to deny it, but did you know that human scientists are now finding new proof that "Cat genes could hold vital clues to treatments for human diseases" and disabilities such as blindness, diabetes and asthma all of which humans and moggies are susceptible?
Cats have long been ignored in this type of research, but no more!
This is a fascinating piece from The Guardian of England (Published since 1821!).
The project will even allow researchers to trace, in detail, the origins of the house cat and I find this part very cool.
Learn even more about the 99 Lives Project, here.
4. San Diego is now home to its own Cat Cafe, the first in Southern California.