Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Great Invention for our Feline Friends!

I have several other blogs, mainly promoting local businesses in my home state of Michigan. A writer for one of my blogs, The Genesee County Business Blog, added a company that has a great invention for cats, called the Cat Roost.

Here is what he has to say about his invention:

My inspiration for the Cat Roost came one day while visiting the Adopt-a-Pet center in Fenton Michigan. We ended up adopting two cats that day, Kitten and Angel, now better known as Siegfried and Roy. Yes just like the famous Las Vegas Tiger act duo.

Each day as I watched Siegfried & Roy cuddle up on a chair or a blanket I'd think back to my visit at Adopt-a-Pet and the crates they were kept in. The cats loved sleeping and napping in a hammock like bed made with a piece of cloth attached to the sides of the crateImage Roy Sig Mantle with shower curtain rod hooks.
I wanted to find something like those improvised beds that I could bring home to them. I couldn’t find anything that was quite like what they were used to, so I thought "if I cant find something I’ll make them one”.

Later that week I was in my basement working on my bicycle when I looked over and noticed a folded up chair standing up in a corner. The chair had three legs and when folded out created a canvas top Image Roy Rooststool to sit on. I looked at it for a second and said "it’s what I’ve been looking for, the Cat Roost!” The rest as they say is history, I was on a mission. I could tell you I came up with the “Cat Roost” on my first attempt but that just didn’t happen.

I’d scour the shelves of the local Hardware Store and Lumber Yard looking for anything I could find to make what I envisioned in my head. Sig in RoostI’d put something together, set it on the floor, step back look at it and usually say “what the heck was I thinking!” After many hours and many unsuccessful versions I came up with what you see today. It’s simple, easy to set up, move from place to place and most of all cats love it!

So that’s the story of how the Cat Roost was created. I’m always looking for ways to make life easier and more comfortable for the ones who always give us joy and unconditional love, our Pets!


And most of all............Proudly Made in the USA!

Well that's how the product came to be. If you want more information, visit the site!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Great Pet Product!

The Roomba by IRobot is becoming an ever-popular gift for people who value their time. Have you heard of these things yet? Well, it's a robotic vacuuming unit that automatically vacuums and sweeps your whole house while you do other things!

At first, I thought it was a silly idea. I mean, how hard is it to vacuum or sweep? But my mom had been raving about Max ever since she got him, so I decided I would get my wife one for Christmas, and see how it works. (Apparently, if you get a Roomba, it is the "in thing" to give it a name.) As I was looking online, I realized they also have models specifically designed for pet hair, which was perfect, because Shadow, as big as he is, leaves a lot of hair lying around. We also have 3 cats, so keeping up with the sweeping was an everyday chore.

Well, Jeeves, our new robot, has performed greatly, and my wife is very happy! He is currently sweeping my office as I type. Have you ever noticed that within an hour or so of sweeping your house, you will still find dust bunnies or tufts of pet hair lying around? And you think to yourself, "I thought I just swept that!" Well we don't see any of that any more. Jeeves is small enough to get under the beds, and even though he is round, he has a side brush that gets into the corners, even under our cabinets. We have hard floors with area rugs, and he transitions from one to another with no problem. He's very quiet, too.

Every morning, we just press the power button on the top, and away he goes! And when he is done, he finds his way back to his charging station, and gets ready for tomorrow. And the floors simply look great!

Anyway, if you are a pet owner, and you value your time, I consider the Roomba Pet Series to be a must!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What a great product!

Wow, my wife was talking to someone at work about Shadow's shedding problems, and they suggested getting the FURminator to eliminate the additional hair. Well we got one, and have been using it and it WORKS GREAT.

Obviously, with larger dogs, you have a lot more hair to work with, but it also works great for small dogs, and we have been using it on our cats too. They really love it. They are a little bit expensive compared to other brushes, but they are WELL worth the cost.

Here is the description from Amazon:

Reduces shedding up to 90 percent. For long & short-haired dogs & cats. Quickly and easily removes undercoat and loose hair. Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, comb or rake. Stainless steel deShedding edge. Used and recommended by pet professionals worldwide.