Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Kitties!*


When you don't have kids (yet) like me, you tend to shower your affection and love on the next best thing and in my case, it's my three fluffy cats. So when Phoebe and Chubbster (Benji will turn 2 in March) celebrated their birthdays last month, we decided to indulge our kitties with a new cat scratcher as a birthday gift! After discount, this bright yellow scratcher was ours for RM280, which I thought was reasonable.



All three cats were extremely curious when they saw B and me assembling their new playground. The moment we set it up, they came running out of their "condo" to come out and play. It's been a while since we got them any new toy to play with, so it was fun seeing them enjoy their gift. Perhaps now they will turn their attention and their claws to this scratcher rather than my sofa!




Phoebe and Benji couldn't seem to get enough of the birthday gift. It was wonderful watching their silly antics on the scratcher. We were much entertained and ended up spending almost an hour engrossed watching them chase each other around and around.

Where are you Phoebe?

It looks like the cats are enjoying their new toy for now but I wonder how long this phase will last. They usually tire of a new toy quickly. For their next birthday, I'm thinking of a modern-day cat bed like this Fatboy Catbag from Design Public. I'm sure Benji would purr with pleasure if he gets to nap on this funky yet comfy cat bed. As it is, he's usually the one conquering the best spot of the scratcher. If you fancy this cat bed or other cat related items, do check out some of the best pet products, coupons and deals offered by various merchants at Coupon Chief. Pay them a visit and if you come across any other cool cat beds like this one, do let me know!


Fatboy Catbag

97 comments:

LadyJava February 18, 2008 10:36 AM

OMG GP! I absolutely LOVE it and if I were a kitty... I'd LOVE it too!!! Wow lucky kitties lahh.. and look Phoebe all stretched out to go up the next level.. so cute lah she... I can imagine losing a whole hour just by looking at them...lolzzz...

Eh try putting cat nip on the scratch post..it works on Minnie for me but not on the rest though.. but you should see all of them going crazy over them.. for a while at least...

OMG! Eh where did you get it??

THE NAFASG TEAM February 18, 2008 10:37 AM

Yippee!! Happy Birthday to the kitties!!! Here are some cookies and a huge box of fancy feast as a pressie for them. Enjoy! As for Benji, consider this as an advanced pressie from us. Hehehe! =)

By the way, we have tagged u to a meme. Check it out!

http://nafasg.blogspot.com/2008/02/friend-in-need-is-friend-indeed.html

ratu syura February 18, 2008 12:37 PM

OMG, your cats are just simply adorable!! Happy Belated Birthday to Phoebe and Chubbster (such cute names)!! Hugs and kisses to them!! :D

Emila Yusof February 18, 2008 2:55 PM

I wanna be a cat too!!

JesseTheCat February 18, 2008 4:17 PM

Hello,its just as well I came by...what a treat awaited me here at your place. My favourite Phoebe and Co with their new birthday toy! Its sure one awesome scratching post. And how absolutely adorable they all are... Phoebe just gets nore beautiful as time passes.Great post,Marzie...I will give the link a check too :)

Rose February 18, 2008 4:27 PM

Wow! Ur cats so spoil and pamper! I am amazed. Hahaha!

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:01 PM

Meow meow Aunty LJ! We love our b'day pressie from Master and B, now we have a new toy to climb and play hide and seek in.

Master got us the pressie at our fave pet store called Pet Zone. We don't really like cat nip much though so that's why Master doesn't bother with cat nip for us! Say hello to our 6 furry frens k meow!! :):):)

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:03 PM

Yay, thanks NAFA! My cats love the big box of fancy feast, as it is I just ran out of FF, they will surely enjoy their b'day feast all the way from Singapore woo hoo!!! :)

And thanks for the tag, I'll be right over. Long time didn't get tagged from MAFA, this should be a good one! :):):)

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:04 PM

LOL! They are adorable Syura! Just like stuffed toys sometimes he he he, thanks for the b'day wish! Meowz.... :):):)

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:05 PM

Emila, u want to be a cat or u want to be GP's cat? Dapat special treatment k kalau GP's cat! He he he... :):):)

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:07 PM

Yay, thanks Jesse! My kitties are purring happily to get a special b'day wish all the way from South Africa! We love Jesse the Cat!

They love their new toy too, which is good or else they'll be scratching my other furniture! ;)

Mariuca February 18, 2008 6:08 PM

Hola Rose, welcome to Mariuca's blog! Oh yeah, they're a bunch of pampered kitties and they love being spoiled by us. Hope u like the pics! :):):)

LadyJava February 18, 2008 9:52 PM

Hiya Phoebe, Benji and Chubbs... its Anja here.. Mommy showed me your birthday present.. and i absolutely love it lahh.. Wonder if mommy will buy me and my siblings one.. Hey Phoebe... your nose also very small like mine eh.. does your eyes water all the time??? Irritating kan??

Anyway... Happy Birthday to you guys and enjoy your pressie ya..

Love
Anja and the rest of the 6 kiddies!!

Choc Mint Girl February 18, 2008 10:56 PM

Awwwwwwwww... I have no further comment except that I am geram sangat... They are sooooooooo cuteeeeee 'meows-meows'... ;D

Zubli Zainordin February 18, 2008 11:31 PM

A Special Award for Phoebe, on this catderful day, your birthday. Here: http://atotalblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/phoebe.html
Enjoyz!

Bobby February 19, 2008 2:45 AM

Haha...That's one cool playground! I really love that pic with Phoebe sitting on top!

Rolando February 19, 2008 4:25 AM

Aww how cute are they! Happy Birthday to them! How lucky they are to have a fun place to live and play.

Mariuca February 19, 2008 4:58 AM

Hello Anja! I hope ur mommy gets you this scratcher or something even better! I bet you guys can't wait for something new to play with, or else, you can always come over and share ours!

LJ, Phoebe's nose is so cute kan? Her eyes is forever watery, susah nak clean also cause unlike Benji, she doesn't like to "wash" her face lolz... ;)

Mariuca February 19, 2008 5:00 AM

Crystal! Thanks for "geraming" them, I also sometimes cannot stand, want to squeeze my kitties lolz!! :):):)

Mariuca February 19, 2008 5:01 AM

Yay Zubli, Phoebe is so happy to get a pressie from u, she can't wait to see it, thanks so much! :):):)

Mariuca February 19, 2008 5:03 AM

Bobby! I love that pic too, Phoebe looks like a stuffed toy la!! So fluffy fluff!! He he he :):):)

Mariuca February 19, 2008 5:04 AM

Thanks Rolando, for now they're totally enjoying their b'day pressie! :):):)

Adrian February 19, 2008 11:33 AM

Hi Marzie!! What a cute little condo for your cats and I like the print with the little paws!! Your three little ones are really enjoying it aren't they!!

PS Did you have a tuna cake for their birthday? :)

Mariuca February 19, 2008 11:47 AM

Adrian! Thanks for noticing the paws, I think they're cute too. Tuna cake sounds yummy...not! Lol... they had Fancy Feast as a birthday treat, their favourite! :):):)

Hazel February 19, 2008 12:48 PM

wow, u have many lovely cats, from this i knoe u r surely a kind-hearted people

Mariuca February 19, 2008 12:55 PM

Thank you Hazel, I am kind to my kitties cause they are so cute and fluffy lol! :):):)

Nick Phillips February 19, 2008 1:45 PM

Hey Marzie, Happy Birthday to all three of your cats. They sure lead a good life don't they?

I have to agree with Adrian, what a cool looking condo thingy they have there, sure looks even better than my house even ... hehehe ...

Well, they look pretty contented with it, ya :D

Farah Deen February 19, 2008 2:12 PM

GP, i never knew there are cool toys as such for kitties! that 'condo' looks awesome! very nice...and opsss....before I forget "HAPPY BIRTHDAY KITTIES" :)

your kitties looks pretty and flyffy. i am not a cat lover (not any animals!) but I know a pretty cat from a non-pretty one! :)

Emila Yusof February 20, 2008 12:40 AM

I wanna be GP's cat! Lol!

Mariuca February 20, 2008 12:50 AM

Yay Nick, my kitties thank u for ur b'day wish! Yeah, I love this new scratcher too, the paw prints make it even more cozy wozy! Must give them good life of course for being so cute and entertaining and not to mention stress-reliever! :):):)

Mariuca February 20, 2008 12:51 AM

Farah! My cats are happy that u think they're pretty yay!! I'm always on the lookout for new cool cat toys for them. They even have a drinking fountain, which dah rosak btw, so I'm gonna have to get them a new one soon! :):):)

Mariuca February 20, 2008 12:52 AM

Meow Emila, welcome to GP's home lolz...special treatment comin up! ;)

RennyBA February 20, 2008 6:10 AM

What great contributions to wonderful kittens - and well documented with wonderful pics too - thanks for sharing!

Happy Birthday - all the way from Norway :-)

Nessa February 20, 2008 7:34 AM

Happy birthday to your lovely cats! Nice present... I wish I was your cat :D

Mariuca February 20, 2008 7:40 AM

Hey Renny, it's great to see u here again! And thanks so much for the lovely b'day wish, we love Norway! :):):)

Mariuca February 20, 2008 7:41 AM

Thanks Nessa! Oh u're just like Emila, she wants to be my cat too lolz!! ;)

Baby Mits March 02, 2008 7:31 PM

Wow! What a cool toy! I wonder if I should get one for my kitties....

Mariuca March 02, 2008 9:06 PM

Hola Baby mits, you should!! They'll love it I bet, thanks for dropping by today! ;)

LadyJava April 15, 2008 10:29 PM

Meowww Purr Meow Aunt GP.. Mommy wants to get us this toy as well for me and my siblings... can you please let her know where you bought it and for how much..purrrrfeeectt please..

Love you Aunt GP and Phoebs and Chubbs and Benji and oh yes B as well...

Meoww Meowww
Aggie :)

Mariuca April 16, 2008 1:09 AM

Meow Aggie, did u come by yourself? He he... tell your mommy, Aunt GP got it at Pet Zone in D'sara. And it was about RM280-RM300. Wow, how come mommy suddenly buying this huge gift for you guys? Here's a kitty treat for you Aggie! Love and hugs! :):):)

LadyJava April 16, 2008 1:19 AM

Meow again Aunt GP!! hehe.. coz we've been good lah...that's why...hehe and no I came along with Nina.. she's too shy to say anything..lol.. say something Nina...

Err.. still nothing.. sorry...

but thanks for the info.. i'll let mommy know...hehe.. meow meow Aunt GP!

Mariuca April 16, 2008 2:36 AM

Ha ha ha Nina is so cute la! Come Aunt GP give u kitty treat also! He he...okay, I hope u guys will enjoy your new toy! I wonder what color ur mommy has in mind! ;)

LadyJava April 16, 2008 2:43 AM

hahah.. GP.. Nina and Aggie mmg macam tu.. suka merayap.. when I'm not looking..heheh...

Thanks for the information.. I was showing Azwaj the picture.. and he loves it too.. so perhaps we'll check it soon..

Pet Zone ni.. a shop by itself ke.. in a shopping ctr?? sorry ah not familiar with it lahh..

Mariuca April 16, 2008 3:19 AM

Awwww how sweet of Azwaj to layan his wifey he he.. It's a store but there are several branches. The one I go to is in D'sara. There's also a pet store kat SS14, I forgot the name. They have lotsa nice stuff too. Wah, the kids will be in for a treat! :)

Invitations Ecards May 17, 2008 1:04 PM

Wow You love your Kitties so much :)
All there are really cute and adorable.
I never knew there are cool toys as such for kitties!
Meow Meow HAPPY BIRTHDAY KITTIES :)

Mariuca May 17, 2008 5:40 PM

Hola e-cards! Love da poem and thanks for stopping by. Meow!! ;)

Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 10:04 PM

i love the fatboy catbag! so cute!

Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 10:04 PM

i haven't got the chance to pick up Kiki yet; got to buy his house first!

LadyJava September 27, 2008 10:14 PM

oohh...no wonder lah no picture of kiki yet emila ;)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 10:00 AM

Looking forward to Kiki's pics Emila! Then can be friends with my kids and LJ's too! MEOW! :)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:42 AM

Hi kitties! Hello Phoebe, hello Benji, hello Chubbs! How are you guys today? :* :* :*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:43 AM

Don't tell anyone Aunty D is here, ok? Someone almost toppled Aunty D from the TCO, so Aunty D want to regain pace. Hehehe... :* :*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:47 AM

Don't mind Aunty D ya! Here's some fish-shaped treats for all of you!

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:47 AM

Nice or not? Must be crunchy ya, Aunty D almost tasted it lol!!! :* :* :*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:48 AM

Where's Master anyway? Must be sleeping eh? She's pretty busy preparing your new home, right? 8-)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:49 AM

Anyway, Aunty D wanna buy my own domains too, but haven't decide yet. Someone took craftyheart.com edi, so must think of another name. *sigh*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 7:52 AM

Okay kiddoes, will be back later ya. Need to update my blogs first. Hugsy! :* :*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:35 AM

Kids! It's so difficult doing Fashion Friday for male celebs, you know. Females are easier to do. :)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:36 AM

Especially Justin Timberlake's look! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:40 AM

Oh ya, I found out that there are 60 advertisers to click today on Adgi! Dunno why always tambah last minute. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:41 AM

What are you kids doing anyway? Catnapping? Aunty D haven't slept yet. Need to get this done first. :) :)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:42 AM

Haven't had my brekkie la. Dunno what to eat, seriously. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:44 AM

I wish C would come and bring breakfast. Hmmm...that would be asking too much eh? O:-) O:-)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 8:46 AM

Oh I think Master would dig JT's specky look hehehe...cute like Danny Gokey la JT! Hehehe 8-) 8-)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 9:01 AM

Yay, I'm done with JT's Fashion Friday. Yay!! Took only one hour, that's a record! :-D :-D :-D

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 9:26 AM

I'm watching Summerland on YouTube now, wanna join me? It's a pretty cool show. There's beach, the ocean and a lot of sand!

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 9:28 AM

The main character is played by Lori Loughlin, the same actress who played Jesse's gf/wife in Full House. :):)

Phatelara,  April 24, 2009 9:31 AM

Gotta go kiddoes, see ya at another post, ok? :* :*

Mariuca,  April 24, 2009 12:39 PM

Ha ha ha Debbs! Mums the word sweetie, happy commenting! :)

Mariuca,  April 24, 2009 2:26 PM

Thank you for the treat Aunty D, we love it MEOW!

Mariuca,  April 24, 2009 2:27 PM

Master slept early last night Aunty D, she wasn’t feeling well and oso moody dunno why! ;)

Mariuca,  April 24, 2009 2:28 PM

Master couldn get Mariuca too, that’s why she settled for MyMariuca! ;)

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 2:43 AM

Hehehe sorry for flooding, GP! :):) Meow! Eeek!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 2:50 AM

LOL flood away dearie, as it is TCM pun u dah terkeluar! Today Shemah and Bem Bem chit chat here la ha ha!

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 2:59 AM

Kiddoes, your buddy Mufasa is unwell. Aren't you guys gonna visit him?

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:00 AM

Master was moody, Pheebs? Did you give Master a big hug and ask her why she was moody?

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:01 AM

Ah, maybe mycraftyheart.com is available. Let me see. ;)

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:03 AM

Nope, not available. I'll have to think of another name now. >.<

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:16 AM

Aunty D! Visited him edi!!!! Oh no MCS at Cat tales?????

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:21 AM

Aunty D! I did but master was moody the whole day! Some more B went for Jom Heboh but don mention it at her other posts yeah? She doesn like ppl to know when B is away! Now also she looks moody Aunty D!!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:22 AM

Debbs, kan they give u other opsis for the domain name? Then you can choose one nice one for CH, bila ni nak move? Tak sabar!!!

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:51 AM

TCM pun I dah keluar? :'(

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:52 AM

MCS at Cat Tales izzit? Oh no!

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:54 AM

Oh no! Some more so hot and screamyx slowmo, I heard! Poor Master, be good ok? Dowan Master to get more moody. Maybe you can snuggle2 Master ok? Master will like that cuz you're so cute Pheebs! :):)

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 3:55 AM

Dunno when la nak move, am not in a mood to tolerate anything technical ni lol!!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:56 AM

TCM u dah keluar and TCO u dropped to 2 sweetie!
TCM
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Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:56 AM

I dunno cause I left comments edi earlier, hope they’re not missing!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:58 AM

Master snuggled with Chubbs just now, we are all trying to make master smile and yes it is so hot today Aunty D! Some more we have our fur coats on, oh so hot!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 3:59 AM

Ok Debbs, can buzz me if u wan help moving. I bought domain for my cat blog edi, terus je beli kan senang. And lucky I remembered the steps to move my blog! :)

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 4:09 AM

Oh no!! :'(

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 4:11 AM

Lol you don't wanna lose your fur coat, do you Pheebs? Drink lotsa water and laze around on the cold tile floor ok?

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 4:11 AM

Okay GP! I will buzz and bug you hehehehe...the things is, I sayang my earnings right now lol!! Wanna buy more craft supplies la hehe...

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 4:14 AM

He he that’s what I’m doing now Aunty D, drinking and washing my face at the water fountain!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 4:17 AM

Ohhhh well it’s only 10 bucks, so not that expensive. But buy ur stuff first of coz, biz first yeah?

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 4:24 AM

Oh so cute you washing face. Can't wait for your blog, Master said she'll record your Eeeekkk! Lol!!

Phatelara,  April 25, 2009 4:25 AM

Hehe nanti la, mana tau suddenly feel like buying hehe...

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