Bachelor of the Week: Bertie!

Today we have a big, giant, orange man cat who fears nothing and no one!

Meet Bertie. He’s fluffy and looks like a dreamsicle. In fact, I would personally love to lick him but I’m not allowed back into Tree House. Anyway, Bertie has been living at Tree House for almost three years now. He was admitted in 2011 due to a contorted leg and it was discovered that he also has FIV. His leg is now healed and you won’t even notice the FIV just by looking at him, I promise.

Bertie just after having thoroughly explored a basket.

Bertie just after having thoroughly explored a basket.

Bertie loves to explore baskets, beds, caves, and anything that comes within sixteen feet of his general perimeter. He’s on a special diet to keep his figure in check. He loves other cats and would be happiest in a home where he could run, jump, and play right alongside them. Maybe you could even get another cat and name him Ernie-ie and they could eat special diet cookies together in your bed. Or not. Totally up to you.

In any case, Tree House waives all adoption fees on FIV+ cats and will give you a health contract that will provide free or low-cost services for the duration of Bertie’s life. He’s about six year old now, so he’s got quite awhile to go.

If you’d like to meet this whimsical stud, contact Tree House right now! Hurry! And if you totally want to adopt him but you can’t, share his story. Let’s get this bad boy a home!

Dreaming of the home he knows is out there.

Dreaming of the home he knows is out there.

Bertie just before the special foods diet was implemented. "Solo! Solo! Too Nakma Noya Solo!"

Bertie just before the special foods diet was implemented. “Solo! Solo! Too Nakma Noya Solo!”

 

Love,

Crepes.

 

Senior Pet Month & A Twitter Chat Party with CatWisdom101 and the ASPCA

You guys!

Did you know that November is senior pet month? It’s true!

Now, let’s think about this: If I’m three in people years, that puts me somewhere in my 20s, so with lots of partying and flunking, I COULD still potentially be a senior in college, so -

Once again, MomFOD has just informed me that it’s not senior class pet month. It’s Senior as in older, well-aged like a fine cheese, pet month. Alright, that’s still cool.

Niles in 2001.

Our senior Niles in 2001.

Senior pets are great! Unfortunately, many of them end up in shelters for a long time because people want to adopt kittens and puppies. However, there are some great reasons to adopt a senior pet, such as:

  • If you have a mellow lifestyle, they have a mellow lifestyle to match.
  • Already house trained (in the case of dogs.)
  • They may know some tricks already – but you CAN always teach them new ones!
  • They have well-developed personalities so you already know EXACTLY what you’re getting.

Senior pets do require a little extra care and attention. It’s important to keep up on their veterinary exams to spot any changes as soon as possible to catch major illnesses early on. They may also require a little extra attention to their bones and joints because, like people, older pets can develop arthritis.

In our case, my brother Niles is our oldest and most senior family member. He is fifteen, but he doesn’t look a day over 10. He is still very active. He runs, plays, scratches, and does all the things the rest of us do.

Niles today, looking pretty badass for a fifteen year old.

Niles today, looking pretty badass for a fifteen year old.

If you’re looking for a senior pet, some of our recent bachelors may fit the bill! Please consider giving a senior a home.

Do you have a senior pet? Would you adopt one? Do you want to talk about it?

Twenty year old Merlin looking fantastic!

Twenty year old Merlin looking fantastic!

For more discussion about senior pets, attend the ASPCA Senior Pet Chat Twitter party coming up THIS FRIDAY, November 21st, at 3-4pm EST, co-hosted by our friends at CatWisdom101.com, home of Merlin, the twenty year old kitty with the heart of a lion! To join, get on Twitter and use the hashtag #SeniorPets. There will be prizes!

Love,

Crepes.

 

Tuesday Haikusday: Acting

You guys!

I guess you know by now that I have been cultivating a career as an actress. Things have been going well, so I wanted to take a moment to consider it poetically. Eh hem…

I like to consider myself an actor/director.

I like to consider myself an actor/director.

To be or not to.

Is that really the question?

I prefer to nap.

.

I pretend to sleep

And then I bite your ankles.

I become my role.

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Out! Out damned spot! I

say to the dog every day.

But she remains in.

Love,

Crepes.

PS. MomFOD was recently nominated for BEST ACTRESS in the Midwest Independent Film Festival. And Kris Flanagan was nominated for BEST ACTOR! This is a HUGE DEAL since it’s a year long festival with numerous full-length films. Part of the award is audience vote, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to stop by and drop a vote for MomFOD. You only need to vote once and it would be a great honor for them to win. You can vote here.  (top of the page)

Thank you so much!

And if you haven’t seen it, this is the film that got them both nominated. It’s called MagiCATastrophe, the first film of the CATastrophes Web Series, and is in promotion of adoption during kitten season.

Crepes Crockery Set

You guys!

So, last month my FODs had their second wedding anniversary. And do you know what MomFOD got for DadFOD? ME!! She got me! Because I am A GIFT!

Well, not me, per se. I was his Christmas gift – that kind that keeps on giving – a few years ago. However, she did the next best thing. She went ahead with a Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics order and got my mug stamped on a mug! I wrote about them awhile back, you may recall. They put your pets on pots!

Me and my latte mug.

Me and my latte mug.

Well, MomFOD decided that me on a pot was a great gift. So she gifted DadFOD not only with a latte mug, but also with a cereal bowl! I think I’m going to have to come out with all kinds of cereal to fill it. I can see it now – Crapple Jacks, Crap’n Crunch, Crepe Nuts…

crap n crunch

Anyway, the ladies there now give 10% of all of their profit to charities that support animals. Neat! And, they were very generous. They not only sent the latte mug and bowl, but they made the FODs a special Happy Anniversary mug AND sent a second latte mug so they wouldn’t fight over who gets to drink out of me. And they included some magnets. Fun!

The Crepes Crockery Set in all its glory.

The Crepes Crockery Set in all its glory.

If you want your own, you can get one at Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics. Christmas gifts!

Love,

The Craptain.

 

**Disclaimer: We made a legitimate order and were gifted some extra items. We were not paid to do this post. All opinions are our own.**