Funny dogs and cats are everywhere, in your homes, across the World Wide Web, in your neighborhood and on TV and in the movies. At ThoughtsFurPaws, you can read stories about funny dogs and cats and see some great pictures of funny dogs and cats. Our funny dogs and cats keep us entertained so we know they’ll entertain you, too!

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Sponsored Video: Fresh Step Catdance Festival – Check Out Cat Videos & Lots More

Posted on December 12th, 2013

The Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival has become an awfully popular online event this year… and a fun one to boot. You get to review some ferociously funny and fervent cat videos and give them a rating of “Fresh” or “Smelly,” – MOL! (Get it? Fresh or smelly, like the litter box??) Thanks to the Feline Arts Council (FAC), which is simply celebrating “creative cat culture,” people may submit their own and/or simply vote on these sensationally silly cat videos.

Fresh StepAccording to the Fresh Step site, The Feline Arts Council celebrates the fact that cats are smart, loveable companions – and that cat owners are an “altogether superior group of people.” (Exactly what Maxwell says, how ironic…) Represented by leaders in the fields of fashion, fine arts, design and other creative fields, the FAC’s goal is to ensure that cats serve as a creative muse for all forms of pop and high culture.

There is much else to be done on this enjoyable and sense-stimulating site as well…

You can also customize a movie poster starring your own cat! There’s awesome templates available for you to add your cat’s name and face too so he can be a movie star in his own right (exactly how it should be if you ask Maxwell).

You can take a trip through “Cat World,” where you’ll find the opportunity to read up on Cat World, Cat Box, It’s a Cat’s Galaxy and the organization’s ASPCA partnership, and/or you can interact with a veterinarian or other cat-owners in the Kitty Photobooth or playing Cat Chess.

Also, you can learn a ton about cat litter. For example, who knew that Fresh Step uses advanced science to create their litter formulation? It’s made up of plant extracts to trap odors before they leave the box, activated carbon to trap odors instead of masking them, absorbent clay, and anti-microbial ingredients to stop ammonia and inhibit bacteria growth. Fresh Step also, neatly enough, has a paw-activated fragrance!

Lastly, I encourage you to check out the “It’s a Cat’s Galaxy” section of this fun site. The video there was “made by cats for cats and humans,” and thoroughly depicts that the new formula of Fresh Step helps one “Mr. Stinkbomb” blossom into a fresh, footloose and fancy-free “Mr. Daisy!”

This post is sponsored by Fresh Step. All opinions in this post are of the Administrator and Author of ThoughtsFurPaws.com.

9LIVES® Cat Food Launches Morris’ Rescue Watch, Benefiting ASPCA® & Local Shelters

Posted on September 30th, 2013

Morris the Cat and 9Lives® Cat Food Ask Fans to Feed Cats in Need by Watching & Submitting Funny Cat Videos

Before he had a loving home, a comfy bed, and a slew of squeaky toys, Morris the Cat was adopted from a shelter. Now, the most famous cat-celebrity in the world, Morris the Cat of 9Lives® cat food, is giving back. 9Lives Morris’ Rescue WatchSM is a campaign to generate food donations for local shelter cats by encouraging cat lovers to do what they love and already do anyway– watch cat videos! Anyone can participate by simply watching 9Lives Morris’ Rescue Watch videos on MorrisRescueWatch.com. For every view 9Lives® cat food will donate one meal to a shelter, up to 1 million meals!

Additionally, now through October 18, 2013, Morris is encouraging fans to submit their own fun cat videos to MorrisRescueWatch.com for a chance to be one of three winners to each receive a year’s supply* of 9Lives® cat food and a $3,000 donation to a shelter of their choice.

“It’s time to put the hours we spend watching cat videos to good use!” said Morris the Cat. “Whether you’re watching one of the videos or sending me a video of your own kitty on camera, each view will help care for a cat in need.”

LIGHTS, CAMERA, CUE THE CATS!

Morris and 9Lives® brand cat food are proud to support the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to help cats most in need.  With the ASPCA’s help, the 9Lives® cat food donation of up to 1 million meals will go to shelters where they can do the most good.

“9Lives Morris’ Rescue Watch is a fun, easy, and interactive way for cat lovers to help feed and care for cats in need across the country,” said Carrie Schliemann, Director of Cat Food Marketing at Del Monte Foods. “With the increased popularity of watching and sharing funny cat videos, we know fans will help make a big impact on the lives of shelter cats. We’re thrilled to partner with the ASPCA in a continued effort to ensure that every cat lives well.”

MORRIS ON A MISSION

Throughout the years, Morris has made it his mission to help cats live well. In 2006 and 2007, Morris led Morris’ Million Cat Rescue adoption campaign and traveled the country to raise awareness and facilitate more than 1 million cat adoptions.

Morris and 9Lives® are proud to support the ASPCA®. Founded in 1866, the ASPCA is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. Like the ASPCA, 9Lives® believes that all cats deserve to live well, and living well starts with eating well. 9Lives® cat food offers great taste and nutrition to help keep cats happy and healthy.

To support 9Lives Morris’ Rescue Watch by watching a funny video or submitting your own video, visit MorrisRescueWatch.com. For additional information on 9Lives® cat food, visit 9Lives.com.

*A year’s supply calculated as 15 bags of 13 lb. cat food to be awarded in the form of one (1) Visa® gift card; approximate retail value: $142.50 USD.

New Cat Photo Contest – Purina Sponsors “Special Occasion” Cat Picture Competition

Posted on July 8th, 2013

purina21695_PhotoContest_logo_v2.jpg (2)Your cat is a special member of your family, so it’s only natural to include him/her in special occasions – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, really just about any occasion that is considered to be special…

(*BTW – check out the most recent issue of Purina PURR for some tips on how to incorporate your kitty into your wedding.)Wedding

Inspired by this notion, I, along with Purina and a select few other bloggers, would like to announce a cat photo contest – and you don’t have much time to enter so read on now!

I want you to submit your pictures to me; pictures of cats enjoying a special occasion – it can be any of the aforementioned events – I’m completely open-ended as to what a “special occasion” means.

You can send a picture of kitty at your birthday, on your wedding day, at Christmas, at Halloween, etc. Get CREATIVE!

Why?

Because the winners get AWESOME prizes!!!!

Winners will receive 4 free individual packs which include a can of Fancy Feast Chicken Feast in Gravy as well as a “buy 3, get 1 free” coupon redeemable at Petco.

Purina will feature at least three photos from all winners in the Fall issue of PURR.

FFAdditionally, Petco will feature at least one photo winner from each blog in a photo album on their Facebook page!!! Their page currently has 2,245,586 fans!

The kicker is that you only have one week, starting today, to get your photos to me so I can post them and get them to Purina.

 

Please send photos to thoughtsfurpaws@gmail.com. Please put “Special Occasion Cat Photo Contest” in the subject line so I know right away to post your cat pic.

I will be putting up these photos as I receive them. There is no audience voting being taken into consideration here but feel free to comment on your fave cat pics!

Again, this contest runs from today, July 8, through next Monday, July 15 at 6 pm EST.

Good luck and GET CREATIVE!

 

Cat-Lovers Will Relish in Delight Reading New “Simon’s Cat” Book, “Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos”

Posted on June 16th, 2013

It’s funny, it’s enthralling, it’s entertaining, and it’s all about cats. Need I say more?

Well if you’re intrigued then you must pick up a copy of “Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos” by award-winning British animator Simon Tofield.

“Simon” started out as a YouTube phenomenon and now has over 280 million views! But he evolved into a “novel’ sensation soon after…! Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Garfield, “Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos” continues to evolve by introducing new characters and new storylines much to my delight!Simons Cat

“Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos” is one of the funniest, most perceptive outtakes on cats and cat behavior that I’ve ever seen. Tofield humorously and honestly illustrates Simon’s life and what happens when he meets his match—an adorable new kitten who is half the size of Simon’s Cat, but double the trouble! When Simon finds the kitten in a cardboard box and takes him home, the new cuddly arrival turns everything upside down—literally. The kitten looks sweet and perfectly harmless but is actually trouble with a capital “T.” Tofield’s superb illustrations and sense of humor shines through on every page.

The riotous power struggles between the felines will resonate with anyone who has brought a new kitten (or any pet) into the mix at home. (Tofield has several cats in real life and bases the book’s believable personalities on his first-hand feline observations.)

“Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos” is illustrated with a collection of elegant, simple, black-and-white drawings that depict the cats’ interactions with great imagination and humor on every page. Tofield’s ability to present the actions of these cats in a few well-chosen lines is perfectly on point. As he does so skillfully with his online videos, Tofield captures the idiosyncrasies of these creatures that cat lovers know all too well.

No dialogue or words are needed.

Simon CartoonThere are no language barriers in Simon’s Cat. It’s all about subtle gestures, body language, and posturing (tails up! eyes wide! paws out!) as they go about their daily existence, vying for food, attention, and a good place to nap. But it’s also about relationships, love, camaraderie, animals, humor, play—and the fleeting, funny moments in life.

As a bonus, there’s a section in the back of the book where Tofield teaches readers how to draw all of his characters, including Simon’s Cat, Kitten, Hedgehog, Simon, and more. This awesome edition also contains an exclusive removable sticker sheet featuring the adorable feline that will put a smile on the faces of all readers!

You can catch Simon’s lovable antics in two previous books as well: try “Simon’s Cat: In His Very Own Book” and “Simon’s Cat: Beyond the Fence.”

Friskies® Presents 2nd Annual “THE FRISKIES,” the Major Award for Best New Internet Cat Videos of the Year Featuring $25k in Cash Prizes

Posted on June 13th, 2013

Renowned Comedian and Cat Owner Michael Ian Black to Host “The Friskies” Award Show in New York City

Calling all cat video creators: “The Friskies” is back!

It’s time to capture your cat’s funniest or most adventurous moment and enter “The Friskies” for your opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and a custom-made gold plated Friskies Catuette, and take part in the live Award Show in New York City this fall.

Visit www.TheFriskies.com to learn more about how to enter now through July 15, 2013.

Debuting in 2012 as the major award show for the best new Internet cat videos of the year brought to you by Friskies® cat food, “The Friskies” returns for a second year to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon of cat videos and the cats who inspire them. Renowned comedian and cat owner Michael Ian Black will host the Award Show on October 15, 2013 in New York City to award $25,000 in cash prizes to winners in four categories and the popular Fan Favorite from 12 finalists. Category winners will be determined byFriskies public vote, and Fan Favorite will be chosen by public text vote on the day of the Award Show. The show will be broadcast live on TheFriskies.com. Friskies also will award more than 250,000 cans of Friskies cat food to 20 cat charity organizations nationwide as part of the program.

“We’re thrilled to bring “The Friskies” back for another year. The Contest celebrates the creativity and quirkiness of cats, and rewards those who showcase these unique qualities through the art form of cat videos,” said Shawn Brain, Friskies assistant brand manager. “We’re expecting thousands of entries this year. Cat video creators and viewers may participate by entering their videos in the Contest, voting for and sharing their favorites, helping our 20 cat charity partners earn donations of Friskies cat food, and tuning in to see Michael Ian Black host an all-new award show live from New York City.”

“Films may have the OSCARS®, but cat videos have ‘The Friskies,’ and I can’t wait to host the show,” said Black. “It’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. ”

“The Friskies” Contest Overview and Judging Panel:

The Call for Entries is open now through July 15, 2013. Cat video creators may upload videos up to two minutes in length at www.TheFriskies.com in one of four categories:

  • Cat Comedy: Your cat(s) in an humorous situation
  • Catventure: An indoor cat adventure
  • Rescue Cat:  Your cat(s) adopted from a rescue group or shelter enjoying life
  • Pursuit of Food/Treat: Your cat(s) pursuing or engaging with their cat food or treat(s)

All entries will be evaluated by an eclectic panel of judges with strong ties to popular cat culture. Judges will evaluate each entry using the following criteria to select 20 Semi-Finalists, five from each category: originality & overall artistic impression (25%), audience appeal & entertainment quality (25%), sense that there’s a story being told (25%), and portraying cat’s perspective (25%). The 2013 “The Friskies” judging panel includes:

The 20 Semi-Finalists will be awarded a one-year supply of Friskies cat food and Friskies® Party Mix brand cat treats. The Semi-Finalists will be announced August 6, 2013 to kick off the public voting phase of the Contest. Cat video fans will have the opportunity to view, share and vote (limit one (1) vote per entry/per person/e-mail address per day) for their favorite Semi-Finalists’ videos through noon ET September 16, 2013. Based on the popular public vote, the top three from each category will be named Finalists, and will win a trip to New York City to take part in the Friskies Award Show October 15, 2013, live from New York City. One winner from each of the four categories will be announced during the show, and will receive a Friskies Catuette and a $5,000 cash prize. One Fan Favorite will be named based on public text vote on the day of the Award Show, and will receive a Friskies Catuette and a $5,000 cash prize.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (19 years of age or older if a resident of AL or NE.) Entry period ends at 12:00:01 p.m. ET on 7/15/13. See Official Rules at www.TheFriskies.com. Sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO.

About Friskies

The Friskies® brand offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties. Friskies is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis; Mo. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company.