Saturday, September 13, 2014

Giveaway! (from the LA Feline Film Festival Sponsors)

Cynthia exuberantly dances around the living room in her cat ears. Marcy is asleep in her sunspot.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Marcy! Marcy!

Marcy:  What? I'm busy. I'm absorbing the D.

Cynthia:  Organikat + Walker's  LA Feline Film Festival is almost here! Woo Hoo!

I'm soooooo excited!

On September 21st at Exposition Park in Los Angeles I will join 10,000 other feline fanatics to watch cat videos, meet celebrity cats, check out cat fashion, and support cat rescues in Los Angeles. 

What could be better than that? Nothing I say! It has the makings of the most pawsitively pawsome day ... ever!

Marcy races off to hide under the couch.

Cynthia:  What's wrong?

Marcy (terrified) There are 10,000 people like you? Ten thousand catifyibly insane cat fanatics? All wearing fake cat ears and gushing about gatos? All ten thousand of you ... in the same place?

Cynthia:  YES! Isn't that AWESOME?

Cynthia obliviously resumes dancing in her cat ears.

Marcy:  No. It's terrifying. What if you all spontaneously combust from feline fever?

Cynthia (excitedly):  I'm going to live Tweet and Instagram all the cat fashion while I'm there. I can't wait!

In the meantime, we've got a super duper fantastic giveaway package from the LA Feline Film Festival sponsors. It includes:

Catnip Toy from Organikat .

This catnip toy is made from 100% certified organic cotton  and filled with 100% certified organic catnip. Even their logo dye is eco-friendly. Five percent of their proceeds go to animal charities and non profits.

Cat Toy from Feline Yogi

This toy is made from a recycled wine cork and infused with cat nip. Made in Los Angeles.

Vouchers for two bags of Swheat Scoop wheat litter.

Made in the USA. Chemical free. Biodegradable. Clumping. Odor Free.

An Issue of Modern Cat Magazine, the lifestyle magazine for modern cats and their companions.

To enter simply leave a comment in the comment section. You know, I'd love to hear what you named your cat(s) or dog or kid or car or invisible friend. Let me know if you will be at the festival so we can meet up!

I will pick a winner using  *if you comment as Anonymous please leave your first name in the body of the comment

The Giveaway runs from Saturday, September 13, 2014 11pm PST to Thursday, September 18, 2014 11pm PST. (US residents only)

I will announce the winner on Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12pm PST.

Please feel free to enter even if you are not owned by a cat. This gift would make a lovely shelter/rescue donation!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Part Two of 'Another Cats Show' at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

Cynthia:  Hey Marcy! Quite a few of our lovely readers have asked for more pictures of 'Another Cats Show' at 356 Mission Art Gallery.

Marcy:  So you're going to postpone my scathing fashion post about hair scrunchies and capitulate to the masses?

Cynthia:  Oh. I didn't know you wrote a scathing fashion post about hair scrunchies.

Marcy:  Oh yeah. It's epic.

Cynthia:  Oh. Okay. So in that case. Yes. I am going to capitulate to the masses and go with my cheerful post about cat art.

Marcy:  Fine. I need to add footnotes and a Table of Contents anyway. That could take another day or two.

Cynthia:  Great. So here are some more photos of the cat art at 'Another Cats Show'.

There were over 300 works by 300 artists. Like I said previously, some of it was great, some of it was strange, and some of it was ... not so good. But all in all it was a super duper fun experience. Here are some more pics.

Cat Toy Painting at 'Another Cats Show'

Cynthia:  Here's a 10 second video of a moving robot cat!


Cynthia:  If you are a cat loving Los Angeleno, you have until September 14th to check out 'Another Cats Show' at 356 Mission in Boyle Heights! Admission is free.

Marcy:  And my hair scrunchie treatise is coming up soon.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

In Love With Lavendel

Lavendel Dress By Corey Lynn Calter at Anthropologie

Cynthia is anguished.

Cynthia:  Why oh why do I love a dress that looks like something a six year old would wear as well as breaks all of my fashion rules?

Marcy:  Yeah right. You have fashion rules? What are they? Wear the most stupid thing possible at all times?

Cynthia:  These are my rules.

  • Rule One:  Do not wear anything strapless. It's uncomfortable. It has a 'fall down worry factor' of seven. It has a 'constantly pulling it up factor' of ten.
  • Rule Two:  Do not buy anything expensive that you aren't able to wear every single day for the next ten years.
  • Rule Three:  Do not buy anything expensive that you aren't able to wear every single day for the next ten years.

Marcy:  You said that twice.

Cynthia:  Yes.

  • Rule Four: Do not buy things you can't afford.
  • Rule Five:  Do not buy anything you can't wear at least every. single. day. For the next ten years.

Marcy:  Those are just parts of the same rule.

Cynthia:  Yes. Because we still have no idea why on earth I am obsessed with an impractical dress that is strapless, costs too much, has polka dots, and looks like My Little Pony threw up on it.

Marcy:  Oh I don't like her.

Cynthia:  I love this dress. I can't stop looking at it. I can't stop thinking about it. I can't stop stalking the Anthropologie website hoping that it will go on super sale. What is wrong with me?

Marcy:  Obv you're in love.

Cynthia:  So why can't I fall in love with a sensible pair of pants?

Marcy:  You're human. You human girls always fall in love with the bad boy. Or in this case, the boy band who think they are bad but are really just cotton candy and bubble gum.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dylan Kendall's Efeet Collection Goes Big Box

Paw Footed Bowl by Dylan Kendall

Cynthia:  Woot Woot! Look at this, Marcy! Our friend and fellow cat rescuer, Dylan Kendall, got her Efeet Collection into Bed, Bath And Beyond.

Marcy:  That is so rad.

Cynthia:  I know! I can't believe it was just last year that we were promoting her Kickstarter campaign for her Paw Footed Bowls. And now look, her wonderful work is in Bed, Bath, and Beyond - in  several Florida locations and online here.

Footed Bowl by Dylan Kendall

Marcy:  Dylan deserves it. I love my bowl.

Cynthia:  Oh, I know. And she works so hard. Managing a business operation while you are also the creative force is tough. It's not for the faint of heart that's for sure.

Marcy:  Wait. Why are there tomatoes in my bowl?

Cynthia (excitedly):  Gosh, I just love it when my friends succeed at something they are so passionate about and work so hard to achieve. It doesn't always happen but when it does I get sooooooo happy! Woot Woot!


Cynthia:  Oh. Sorry. Friskies wasn't photogenic enough.

Marcy:  Gasp.

Paw Footed Bowl by Dylan Kendall

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Congratulations, Dylan! xoxo from marcy 'n cynthia.

*You can check out Dylan's complete range of footed products on her website

Sunday, August 31, 2014

'Another Cats Show' at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

Cynthia in front if a cat trap installation
(which we are interpreting as a TNR promotion)
at Another Cats Show, 356 Mission

Cynthia:  Cats are now seriously mainstream.

Marcy:  Seriously. What took you people so long? We're awesome.

Cynthia:  Well, Marcy... everyone finally got the memo. Los Angles has another cat art show going on. Take a look!

Cynthia: It's at 356 Mission Art Gallery in Boyle Heights. That's in East Los Angeles.

Cynthia:  There were over 300 works by 300 artists. They ranged from cat paintings.

Cynthia:  To sculptures.

Cynthia at Another Cats Show, 356 Mission

Cynthia:  To art installations.

Cat Night Stand

the highest cat tree in the world, probably
Cynthia at Another Cats Show, 356 Mission

Cynthia: To pottery.

Cynthia:  Some of the art was great. Some of it was strange.

Cynthia:  Some of it looked like 3rd grade dried macaroni assignments.

Cynthia at Another Cats Show, 356 Mission

Cynthia: But all in all ... it was fun! Super duper fun! Which was the whole point of 356 Mission doing this exhibition in the first place.

Marcy (proudly): And it was exclusively about cats.

Cynthia:  Yes!

You know, when I started our blog over a year ago, I really thought this cat obsession was going to be a fad. That eventually cat craziness would die down and we would become obsolete. But just the opposite has happened. Cat infatuation is going strong and shows no sign of stopping. Los Angeles is even getting the Feline Film Festival next month.

Marcy:  Gasp! A Cat Film Festival in Los Angeles?

Marcy races around in circles chasing her tail she is so excited.

Marcy:  I need an agent. I need a publicist.

Cynthia:  Or a therapist.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Did YOU Know That Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat?

Cynthia:  Because I did not.

That's the latest news.

Hello Kitty is not a cat. She's a third grader living in England with her parents, twin sister, and pet cat named Charmmy.

For the past 40 years.

Please excuse me while I attempt to pick myself off of the floor and go about my everyday existence.

Even though nothing makes sense anymore and I am now not sure if I am really me.

Maybe I'm a cat.

Cynthia wanders off in a foggy haze of confusion, bewilderment, and existential angst.

Marcy:  Wow.  And I thought I was dramatic.

Marcy resumes chewing her toenails which was what she was doing before the weight of the whole world fell on top of Cynthia's head.

*The Los Angeles Times broke the story here. And, you can find Hello Kitty's official (albeit soul questioning) biography on the Sanrio site here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Such A Stupendous Success

Photo by Voodoolady on Flicker

Marcy walks in to the kitchen to find Cynthia slumped over the kitchen table with her head face down on the newspaper.

Marcy:  What happened?

Cynthia (still face down):  Oh, Marcy. It seems like we are in the midst of an onslaught of horrible bad sad terrifying events lately. It's ... so  many. And ... so much.

Marcy:  You people are messed up.

Cynthia:  I know. It's heartbreaking.

Cynthia lifts her chin so it is resting on the table.

Cynthia:  You know, I think this general feeling of hopelessness and terror is why the ALS Ice Bucket challenge has been so successful.

Marcy:  Oh yeah?

Cynthia:  Yeah. I mean, think about it.

  •  It feels good to be able to do something that is helpful.
  • Plus, it's fun! It's still hot out so the thought of being doused with a bucket of ice just plain old feels nice. Seriously, there is a reason this is happening now and not in January.
  • Besides, our collective favorite distraction - football - hasn't started yet.     
  • It's apolitical so it's unifying.
  • And of course, school is beginning which signals the start of stress and work. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an innocent and carefree way to stretch out summer a little bit.

It's silliness for a good cause.

Marcy:  It's hope!

Cynthia jumps up.

Cynthia: Exactly. I know there are some criticisms out there and I understand them but you know what?  I think this is nice. We need more nice. Nice is good.

Marcy:  Yay nice!

Cynthia:  So I say - go for it ALS!

Marcy:  Go for it!

Cynthia: Take that money and run with it.

Marcy:  Run with it!

Cynthia and Marcy are now racing around the room.

Cynthia: Find a cure!

Maybe it will inspire us all even further. Maybe it will knock it into our heads that if we do get together we can actually change the world around us and make it better for everyone.

Marcy:  For everyone! In the whole wide world!

Marcy and Cynthia stop to think about what a nice place the world could be.

Marcy:  So ... should we do it?

Cynthia:  No. We're in California. There's a severe drought. We'll donate instead.

Marcy:  Why don't you just dump a bucket of Friskies in my food bowl and we'll call it even.

*Please note, if you are in California please douse yourself responsibly and use grey water. recycle your water, or pull a Matt Damon and use toilet water to raise money for another cause - drinking water for the 8 million people who don't have it -

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Cat's On The Bag

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles - Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Cynthia:  Anthropologie has had enormous success with their animal print bags lately. The brilliant Bunny bag, the fun French Bulldog bag, and most recently, the foxy Fox Bag.

Marcy:  Where's the cat carryall?

Cynthia:  I was wondering the exact same thing!

Marcy:  Anthropologie needs to step it up.

Cynthia:  Too late. I took matters into my own hands and found this cat bag from FluffyCo on Amazon.

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles - Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  I know! It's better than the Anthro bags!

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles - Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  Organic cotton. Made In The USA. Much cheaper. Super cute. Score!

Organic Cotton Canvas Totes with Leather Handles - Made in the USA (Cat Noir)

Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  What?

Marcy (outraged):  You got a Penelope bag? Really, Cindy? Really?

Cynthia:  Aw... no... it's just ... it's just a ... a... a cute cat bag! Sigh. Why does everything have to get so political around here all the time?

Marcy (pouting):  Nobody loves me anymore. It's all about cute Penelope Kitten.

Marcy stalks off to hide under the couch.

Cynthia:  C'mon Marcy. That's not true.


Cynthia:  Hey! I know! We'll make our own Marcy Very Much tote bags.

Marcy (poking her head out hopefully):  Oh yeah?

Cynthia:  Yeah! Why not?

Marcy:  Can I design it?

Cynthia:  Of course.

Marcy runs around in circles she's so excited.

Marcy:  I want my logo, my paw print, scratch marks with red artistic blood stains on one side, and an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup style Friskies can on the other side. It's going to be so cool. We'll be bigger than Louis Vuitton and Chanel!

*Don't know about the blood stains, but we will have a Marcy bag soon! 

In the meantime, FluffyCo also sells other adorable organic, Made In The USA, tote bags! Check 'em out!

Update: Looks like the Cat Noir Bag has sold out! So happy that a wonderful reader got the last one. I will update the link when it comes back in stock. In the meantime, the cat is also on a Tshirt by the same company. You can find it on my sidebar on the right. Or click here.