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May 202015



Hey everybuddy.  This was me the other day.  The mom was changing the sheets on the bed and I, being the good mancat that I am, decided to help her.  She told me she didn’t need my help and made me get off the bed.  Well, obviously she was mistaken about not needing my help, and I jumped right back up. And again, she told me to get off.  And then accused me of making an inappropriate gesture at her!

Really now…would I do that?!?  I told her that was no inappropriate gesture…I was just cleaning my toesies.


Seriously…you guys believe me, don’tcha?  Does this look like I was making an inappropriate gesture?  But even if I was…she deserved it, y’know…for refusing my help and making me get off the bed.


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May 182015

katkabinHi everybuddy!  Wally here…along with Ernie…to tell you all about a new cat bed and scratcher that we got to try out and let everybuddy know what we think of it.  It’s the SkratchKabin™…a warm, cozy place for us cats to sleep and hide that has a curved, textured scratching surface.  Now what cat doesn’t like a cozy napping spot, right?  Some of you already may be familiar with the KatKabin® which is the outdoor version without the scratching surface.  Both are made the same with high grade, fade-resistant materials.  And let me tell you…they’re made really well…designed to last a lifetime!

Wanna know more about the KatKabin and SkratchKabin?  Here’s some of their features:

  • Both are a cool looking cat design that will look great in or outside your home.
  • The KatKabin provides a warm, cozy and shaded insulated outdoor shelter for napping, stretching and relaxing.  It has a conventional clip-on cat flap that can be attached or removed depending on the season or the cat’s preference.  The KatKabin is purrfect for cats that spend a lot of time outdoors keeping them protected from bad weather.
  • The SkratchKabin has an irresistible curved, textured scratching surface that helps to protect furniture, carpets and curtains from claw damage. 
  • Both are about the size of an average cat carrier.
  • Both come with a washable KatKushion.
  • The SkratchKabin also comes with a toy hanger and sisal mouse toy.
  • The KatKabin comes in 4 colors…brown, green, red and blue.  The SkratchKabin comes in 3 colors…oatmeal, blueberry and cocoa.  We chose the cocoa color.


Okay, SkratchKabin.  I’ll check you out.
You look very interesting.



Wow, there’s a lot of room in here.
I think I’ll make myself comfortable.



This surface is purrfect for sharpening my claws, Wally.
Hey!  Don’t get too comfy in there.
I wanna try out the SkratchKabin.

Sheesh, Ernie…I just got in here.
But I’m not sharing the SkratchKabin with you.
It’s all yours, buddy.



Wow, Wally was right…there is a lot of room in here.
And a nice comfy cushion, too.
They say it’s washable.  That’s good.
Wally tends to yak a lot.



I’m going in!



Oh yeah…this is a great place to hang out and get my easy on.

We give the SkratchKabin big paws up!  The only problem with it is that we won’t want to share it with each other!

Interested in getting your own KatKabin or SkratchKabin?  You can purchase it through the KatKabin website by clicking HERE.  And right now, the nice KatKabin people are offering a special 20% discount to our readers on your purchase.  Just use the promotional code REFO6188 at check out.  This offer’s valid until the end of June.  We know that the KatKabin and SkratchKabin are a little more expensive than your average cat bed, but they’re really stylish looking and very well made. They’ll last a long, long time.

Disclaimer:  We got the SkratchKabin™ for free when we agreed to do this review, but that’s all we got and it didn’t influence our opinion at all.


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May 152015

Today is National Straw Hat Day…the unofficial start to summer.
And in honor of it, I’m re-running my
National Straw Hat Day post that originally ran on May 15, 2009.

Happy National Straw Hat Day, everybuddy!

Straw Hat Day



So how do you like my straw hat??  Normally, I don’t like stuff touching my head but I’ll make an exception this time…mainly ‘cuz it’s sorta pretend.  And this hat IS purrty flashy, don’tcha think??  If you look real close, you can see it even gots a birdie on it!  Purrsonally, I’d rather be eating that birdie than wearing it!  Hey, is there a National Bird Eating Day???


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May 132015

This post is sponsored by Hill’s.  We are being compensated for helping spread the word about
Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but The Island Cats only share information we
is relevant to our readersHill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


wally-face2Hey everybuddy.  Wally here.  Over the past couple of months we’ve talked about how excess weight in cats and dogs is a big problem these days.  Over 50% of cats and dogs are overweight.  Being overweight can lead to some serious health issues like diabetes, respiratory and digestive conditions, heart disease and arthritis. That’s why it’s important that us cats and dogs try to maintain our perfect weights.

The struggle is real for overweight pets.  Wanna see how?  Check out this video:

Are you one of the 50% that needs to lose some weight?  Losing weight isn’t easy…just ask your human. But with a consistent healthy routine that includes regular exercise, a balance diet designed for your age and size, consistent feeding times and a little hard work, you can get to…and maintain…your perfect weight.

A Perfect Weight Loss Success Story

Let me share a weight loss success story with you.


Photos courtesy of My Little Space 4 Everything


Meet Cooper.  When Cooper began his weight loss journey 10 weeks ago, he weighed in at 13 pounds…about 2-3 pounds too much, according to his vet.  So his human started him on the Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround with a consistent healthy routine that included:


Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight cat and dog foods provide 100% precisely balanced nutrition formulated to help cats and dogs achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life.  The #1 ingredient in Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight cat food is chicken along with other natural ingredients including prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion.

Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight comes in both dry and canned versions.  You can find Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight at your vet, favorite pet store or online pet stores like Pet360.


Cooper’s human also used the Hill’s Science Diet 10 Week Turnaround Calendar to help stay consistent with Cooper’s feeding and play times, and to track his weight loss.  You can get your own printable version of this calendar by clicking HERE.

So how did Cooper do after completing the 10 Week Turnaround?  Cooper lost 1 pound!  Way to go, Cooper!  Now that might not seem like a big loss but for a cat or dog, losing a pound is like losing 5-10 pounds for a human.

Cooper’s human says the differences in Cooper are small, but she notices them.  He doesn’t beg for food like he used to and he has a lot more energy now.  Just watch him try to catch the red dot.

That’s okay, Cooper.  I haven’t been able to catch the red dot either!

Cooper still has more weight to lose, and his human will continue with Cooper’s healthy routine and feeding him Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight.  A weight loss plan shouldn’t be a fad diet or a race. To read more about Cooper’s weight loss, click HERE.  And to read more Perfect Weight success stories, click HERE to visit the Hill’s Weight Management page.

Win Science Diet® Perfect Weight

Do you need to lose some weight but need some help with jumpstarting it?  Hill’s® Science Diet® has a sweepstakes going on right now where you can enter to win a 10-week supply of Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight.  Click HERE to enter (make sure to read the full terms & and conditions found on the entry form before entering).


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May 112015


Hey everybuddy.  I’m considering knocking Wally outta the hammick and taking it over for myself. Whaddaya think?  Should I or shouldn’t I?

Hey Ernie?

Yeah Wally.

Don’t bother asking them.  Just ask me.  And lemme tell you.  If you’re not in the mood for a serious whapping, you better nix that idea.

Uh…I guess that answers that question.


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