Friday, March 9, 2018

A Cure for the Dreaded Time Change

It's Daylight Savings time - in other words, the time of the year when we all get a little crankier, but also feel a small twinge of delight. It's staying lighter later into the day (great) and feels like summer's coming (double great).

But there's that dreaded lost hour of sleep, which makes us feel something like this: 

Don't wake me, hooman. I'm deep in slumber.

Cats, like all of us, loathe losing sleep. They don't understand the struggle of trying to remember how to change the clock in your car, but they do understand the sudden, irritating sound of an alarm an hour before you expected it.

Shut that thing off, immediately. I have not gotten a full 18 hours of sleep yet.

While we can't do anything about the time change, we can try to alleviate some of your pain.

 I'm listening. Sort of. I guess. Hurry up and make your point, already. I have a nap to get to.

Adopt a cat.

 Okay, NOW I'm listening.

Think about it. Cats are great napping buddies, so you don't have to feel guilty when you lay down for a quick 30 minutes to try to recover from the time change. Case in point:

 I'm a pro napper. See that? I didn't even look up when I heard you talking about me.

Cats won't judge you for hitting the snooze button, because let's face it - they're probably still asleep and didn't even see you do it. No witnesses, no problem.

You did wha- oh, never mind.

Lucky for you, we have plenty of awesome nappers who are here to emotionally support you through this transition. And for a limited time, senior cats over 6 (the best napping demographic around) are only $75 to adopt.

Hey, that's me! You're right, I am a great napper.

 We'll be waiting. See you soon.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Behind the Scenes: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day!

Yesterday was National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, and we have a ton of peanut butter lovers in our midst. So, we decided to give them a special treat to celebrate, and film them loving their snack. "It would be easy," we thought. "What's easier than getting a dog to lick peanut butter?"

It wasn't quite as easy as we thought. There was Jojo, who was more interested in trying to sit in our laps and get belly rubs than lick the peanut butter-filled Kong.

 Finally, she decided peanut butter was pretty good. But only if she could lick it off a hand. 

As is her way, she ended by giving us this longing, loving look. We love you too, Jojo.

We moved on to Charlotte, who we thought would be more than happy to lick the peanut butter. No one told Charlotte that you can't actually bite peanut butter. But oh, she tried.

Eventually, she got the hang of it. Phew. This was turning out to be more interesting than we thought.

Next, we went to find Ozzie. We were sure he would cooperate. We were wrong.

Ozzie is a ball hound. He's serious about his ball, and nothing will come between him and his ball. He wouldn't stop nudging it at us, hoping to get us to play. 

How could we say no?

Finally, he gave up on the ball and tried the peanut butter.

Pretty good, right Ozzie?

We decided to try some staff dogs and see if they would be more interested in the peanut butter.

It was a pretty resounding "yes."

C'mon, just look at Maddie Mae's face. Pure. Joy.

In short, National Peanut Butter Lover's Day was entertaining, if not entirely successful. Did you miss the whole video we made of these nuggets continuously licking thin air with peanut butter on their tongues? We suggest you watch it.

Jojo, Charlotte and Ozzie are still available. So come by. Bring the peanut butter.