The Cat Faeries Companion Newsletter
| Cat Beds on SALE! Coupon code gets you 20% off! |
Cat Faeries is having a Coupon Code sale that takes 20% off our comfy cozy Faerie Beds For Cats! Sale runs until September 30th at 12 midnight Pacific time.
Just use this code when you check out: comfybed
The discount does not take 20% off shipping or sales tax (only CA residents pay sales tax). You need to enter the code when you check out. If you forget we cannot adjust your order. So don't forget to use it!
Cat Faeries' Faerie Beds made with love in Northern California in a sweat shop free setting and don't have any foam. They're washable and super comfy. Soft and rich velveteen on the outside and a plush fleece lining on the inside makes a snuggly retreat for any cat weighing up to 20 pounds. Cat Faeries own cats & bunnies have test driven these beds for many years. Our beds have been machine washed countless times and the still look and feel great.
To get this savings, be like a bee and buzz on over to Cat Faeries.
| Saying farewell to Molasses and opening the heart for the prospect of another cat to rescue and love. |
We got this email from one of our wonderful customers and it's so heartwarming that we want to share it with you.
Dear Cat Faery,
Thank you for your card, and for lighting a candle for Lasses! I just got the card Friday, as my sister-in-law delivered mail to me from the old address to our new place. We had to move from the farm so my husband could get off the stairs since his back injury. I miss the farm kitties, but my brother-in-law, "Farmer Don" is taking good care of them up in the calf barn.
Your note truly warmed our hearts, and it's up on our fridge. Losing Lasses was sad and hard, but the right thing, because he was in pain. I noticed today as his pictures came across my screen saver that I can look at them and smile at the furry antics, and know that he is safe and happy, and waiting for me, even though of course I miss him. Truly, I felt your prayers for us that night, and the prayers of many who love us.
I considered waiting a long time before getting another kitty, but then I read a "will" that was "written" by an adopted dog, and I knew Lasses wanted me to pass on the love and care I gave him to another kitty who was in need, so when the time is right, I will certainly get another.
When I got Molasses, he was a rescue whose mother and siblings had been shot by some guys in a warehouse, and my friend found him, cold and scared. She called me, and I heard the still small whisper telling me this was the kitty for me. So he went to my other friend's home for a bath, then to my house. (he had 3 human mothers, poor thing!) The rest is history, and there are many, many pictures to document it, even from his kittenhood when he was barely a handful of fur.) I guess I say all this to encourage anyone else who may have lost a pet, but is hesitant to get another, that the one thing, the only thing your pet, and my Molasses, can pass on, besides his few meager earthly effects, are my love and affection. And so, that I am willing to give as long as I also live on this side of that beautiful rainbow.
Please know that you all always put a sparkle in Molasses' eye whenever your packages came in the mail, and his nose was high in the air for days sniffing the "fun fumes", LOL. You helped him be a happy, pampered boy. We'll stay in touch! Love and hugs to you, your new hubby, and the kitties and bunnies!
| Living with Coyotes. And Keeping Cats Safe. |
Fascinating coyote facts:
- There are roughly 2,000 coyotes in Chicago. Chicago is a rare city that actually documents coyote sightings. What this means to you is that there are coyotes in every urban area. We've read stories of seeing coyotes casually sauntering down the streets of West Hollywood. Several months ago one was spotted 2 blocks from Cat Faeries office at 4:30am!
- The presence of coyotes are beneficial to any community because a coyote will eat 5 rats a day, they'll eat even more rats during pup season. (Spring/early Summer)
- Rats and gophers are a coyote's favorite foods. Next are rabbits. Sadly they will also eat cats and small dogs. Keep in mind, they would rather eat a rat than cat, but being opportunists they'll eat what they can. To prove that cats are not an important or desirable part of the urban/suburban coyotes diet is this fact: 7 diet studies of coyotes nationwide found that the presence of cat hair/remains varied from only 0% to 2% (Seth P. D. Riley, PhD -- Wildlife Ecologist, National Park Service and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles).
- Coyotes and wolves hate each other. When there is a healthy ratio of wolves to coyotes there will never be an overpopulation of either species. Shooting wolves is not only vicious, it's really stupid because it decreases the natural enemy of the coyote, and therefore the population of coyotes explodes. If left alone, nature will ensure that the populations of both species stays healthy and balanced.
- Shooting or trapping coyotes are a completely ineffective and you cannot "eradicate" them. In fact eradicating coyotes is foolish, impossible (one goes away, another comes in) and worse, it's just like killing cats during the Middle Ages: disease ridden rats will increase.
- We know of one Northern California golf course which encourages coyotes because they eat gophers. Poisons and traps are not needed - money is saved! The environment is not polluted and is balanced
Keeping cats safe. And important tips for feral colony feeders.
- Coyotes are the most active during dusk and dawn. If you do let your cat go outside for a bit of air and to sniff around do it after 10 am and before 3pm. You should probably not leave the cat unattended. Coyotes rarely if ever attack humans.
- Keep those same hours in mind when feeding feral cat colonies. Stay and collect the food dishes and trays. That's a good idea anyway, it's not ok to litter or leave a mess for others to clean up.
- Coyotes are smart predators, and just like a human stalker, they watch from afar and observe the habits of potential prey. Once they establish a pattern of behavior and activity they'll make their move. It's a good idea to mix up the routine to throw them off if you let your cat outside and/or suspect there are coyotes in your neighborhood.
This article is dedicated to a very well loved feline named Keystone Wolf. His human daddy is Robb Wolf, author, blogger, CrossFit trainer, and one of the top authorities on the Paleo Diet which your cat faerie follows.
We love the internet so much because we can share vital information with each other. Please pass our article on to your friends for it may save the lives of countless cats - and coyotes - who while they may be scary and creep us out (well, me anyway!), they are here, they are part of our world, and they serve a purpose. These two links will tell you more about Robb and Keystone.
The information in this article came from Project Coyote a very noble organization, and the folks who sponsored a lecture that I attended a few months ago at the San Francisco SPCA.
Here are some pictures, provided by Project Coyote.
That's a coyote digging down a gopher tunnel. Rats and mice often take advantage of gopher tunnels and nest there.
| The Anti Icky Poo Sale is back! 3 Quart Bundles 8% Off. Savings on Urine Cleanup That Really Works! |
If you used Brand X urine cleaning products this time of year when the weather warms up and odors can return because those other products just don't work. The one and only cat urine clean up that we know REALLY works is Anti Icky Poo. To go with Anti Icky Poo, which literally eats the urine and its odors, proteins and gases, there is a pre-treatment product called P Bath, and Stain Remover to really get that yellow out.
Our bundles of 3 quarts are still on sale. Get cleaning. Reclaim your home. Invite friends over again. Love the smell of absolutely nothing other than your good cooking and pretty summertime flowers.
All of the bundles of 3 quarts (Anti Icky Poo, P Bath, Stain Remover or the combination bundles) are on sale at 8% off! No need to use coupon codes, the sale price is built in. You can see the specials on our Urine Cleanup page or on the Current Specials page.
| Continuing Care. Worried that your cat will outlive you? Plan ahead for the care of your cat. |
We are long time fans of The Peninsula Humane Society. They recently created and adopted a program called Continuing Care which has been copied by a shelter in Arizona. Now you can urge your local shelter to create a similar program. Here's the story:
The Peninsula Humane Society's "Continuing Care Program" is a valuable service as it helps you prepare for your animal's future in case you pass away during their lifetime.
They will connect your animal companion with a home of your choosing or arrange for their care while they look for a loving new home. This reduces strain on your family and friends. And it provides invaluable stability for your animal friends.
If you live in the Bay Area just enroll by contacting them. There is no charge for joining. But they do ask that you make an annual donation to maintain a membership in the Peninsula Humane Society.
If you do not live in the Bay Area, simply show this article to the director of your shelter or humane society. Urge them to contact Lisa Van Buskirk either by phone or by email. She'll tell them how to set it up. She won't mind if they use the same name (Continuing Care) or create their own name. Cat Faeries thinks that it would be way cool if ALL shelters called it Continuing Care so that it becomes a known option that a person can simply do a Google search for in their area. Lisa is a lovely person who is ready to help: 650 340-7022 x327 or Lvanbuskirk@PHS-SPCA.org.
| Cat videos and cat cartoons! We know you love them!|
Tifa, a very cute cat, likes to hide in a shoebox and lie in wait for the unwary. Her parent says she is a fan of Maru.
See this video...
A puppy and the World's Most Patient cat. Very cute!
See this video...
Finally a funny cartoon...
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