National Feral Cat Day 2014

This is Popcorn one of the Community Cats my human cares for. And yes, she is fixed!

This is Popcorn one of the Community Cats my human cares for. And yes, she is fixed!

 

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

Today is a special day! It’s National Feral Cat Day 2014!

All cats are special whether they are indoor, outdoor, live with people, or free-roaming without a human to own. Today however, we honor and bring awareness to feral cats or community cats as my human likes to refer to them. Community cats can include urban (street) cats, country (barn) cats, tame cats, wild (feral) cats, cats living in managed colonies, and strays surviving on handouts.

Alley Cat Allies (one of my favorite groups) launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001 and it is observed each year on October 16. The purpose is to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.The theme for this year’s National Feral Cat Day is “TNR: From the Alley…to Main Street. ”

My human and I are big advocates of Trap Neuter Return or TNR for short.  This is the method of humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped for easy identification and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives. For more info about TNR click here.

Happy National Feral Cat Day 2014 and thanks to Alley Cat Allies for all the work they have done and continue to do in bringing awareness to the public about these special cats!

Meow and Namaste!

Pippy the Feline Yogini

Pippy the Yoga Kitty

Kitty Bungalow has a New School House!

Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!

I sent my humans to the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats open house yesterday. They have a brand new school house for the kitty students and Feline Yogi is thrilled that yoga is on the curriculum for these yoga kittens who are soon to be master yoga cats!

Kitty Bungalow New School House

Kitty Bungalow’s New School house

When headmistress Shawn Simons emailed me to ask if Feline Yogi could donate some yoga mats to the Charm School I immediately said yes yes yes!! I didn’t even consult with my human but she of course was on board as well.

Inside one of the Kitty Bungalow Class rooms

Inside one of the Kitty Bungalow Class rooms- Note the Feline Yogi Cat Mat and the Catty Stacks!

We love Kitty Bungalow and the work they are doing in Los Angeles to find homes for street cats and more importantly they are strong advocates of TNR which is Trap.Neuter. Return. This is the method of humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped for easy identification and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives.Click here to read more about TNR if you are not already familiar with this practice.

In the School House playgound/garden for the community cats, there's a strong reminder of TNR!

In the School House playgound/garden for the community cats, there’s a strong reminder of TNR!

TNR is where it’s at felines and humans. If we want to stop the overpopulation of unwanted kitties, the senseless killings that go on in the shelters throughout this country and the world, then we must get those kitties fixed! As mentioned on Kitty Bungalow’s website:  “Did you know that two unaltered cats and their offspring exponentially over 7 years could produce 420,000 cats?!” That’s a lot of cats!

I, Pippy, am fixed and thank goodness! I have no desire to raise kittens or have my lean trim svelte yoga figure distorted. I am a career gal and a master yoga practitioner. There are enough kittens in the world so I’m doing my part to help with this over-population problem.

Yoga Cat Kitty Bungalow

One of the student kittens practicing yoga on The Yoga Cat Mat Toy

If you’re not in the Los Angeles area and can’t help out at Kitty Bungalow, please get active with groups in your local area that support TNR. By doing so you make us kitties’ lives so much better.

My  male human pretending to be a cat at the event but I'm not fooled!

My male human pretending to be a cat at the event but I’m not fooled!

Also, if you want to support Kitty Bungalow, there’s still time no matter where you live to buy a raffle ticket on line for $5. One of the prizes is a basket  filled with toys from KONG, food from HONEST KITCHEN and A YEARS SUPPLY OF THE WORLDS BEST CAT LITTER! Buy your raffle ticket now by going to the link below:

http://www.kittybungalow.org/schoolspirit.html

Also, The Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat toy is $5 off if you visit our Etsy store and type in the coupon code KITTYBUNGALOW101. This offer is good until November 1, 2013. Click here to go to our Etsy store.

Kitty Bungalow Students taking a break and lounging in the sun

Kitty Bungalow Students taking a break and lounging in the sun

Until next time…..

Meow and Namaste!

Love,

Pippy

Chilling on the Yoga Cat Mat Toy

   The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.

Feline Yogi Yoga Cat of the Week!

Who’s practicing yoga on the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat?

Sophia is! That’s who!

Sophia  having a "me day" on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

Sophia having a “me day” on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat

Sophia is our Feline Yogi Yoga Cat of the week! Since we are celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday, it’s purr-fect timing for featuring Sophia who is the mother of several litters of kittens. This gorgeous girl is super sweet and we honor her for being such a great mom and raising so many beautiful kittens.

Sophia lived on the streets for quite some time fending for herself and her kittens. Lucky for her Luxe Paws, the Los Angeles based neighborhood animal welfare group in the Los Feliz/SilverLake area came to her rescue.  They along with one of their key volunteers Jennifer Lauricelli, made sure she got spayed so she no longer has to worry about raising kittens ever again.  She’s been there and done that and now it’s time for her to focus on herself and that includes practicing yoga on her Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.

Jennifer is now her human and Sophia could not be more thrilled. Jennifer provides a great home for Sophia to practice yoga, meditate, and enjoy being the goddess kitty that she is!

Happy Mother’s Day Sophia and Meow and Namaste! You are quite the yogini!

Additional Note from Feline Yogi: Feline Yogi loves kittens but unfortunately there are way too many and not enough good homes available. Because of this Feline Yogi is a strong advocate of Trap Neuter Return programs (TNR). Please click HERE for more info and please consider getting involved in TNR in your local area.

 

The Yoga Cat Mat is for today’s hip modern enlightenment seeking cat. If you would  like to order The Yoga Cat Mat, please visit the Feline Yogi Store on Etsy.