As I watch mom prep for the Meow Mini Mart pop-up shop at the Biker Cat Club of Long Island show this weekend, it makes me think back to how we got here and why. While some of you know the connection between Best Life Pets and Meow Mini Mart, some of you may not. Since it has been almost a year since we launched at our first event this past spring, I thought it was time to formally introduce the newest addition to our family!
Mom has been volunteering at the Union City Animal Trust (UCAT) adoption events this fall. Working the sign-up desk gave her the opportunity to observe the prospective adopters as they studied each of the cats up for adoption.
Mom says she has always seen cats on the “job”…pest control has been their number #1 responsibility...barn cats, warehouse cats, ship cats and shop cats have all been providing effective and efficient rodent control services for centuries!
Last week mom and her friend drove to the Jersey Shore for the day. But as the clouds gathered, they ditched the Sea Girt beach for Asbury Park to walk Cookman Avenue and visit the Catsbury Park Cat Café.
Mom has long been a fan of us black cats! And when she decided to add a cat to her new home in New Jersey, she knew that it would be black. In January 2015, she fostered and then adopted me from TLC Rescue, The Lucky Cat Rescue Group. Aren’t I the lucky black cat!
Last weekend mom drove to Philadelphia to attend the Kittydelphia benefit fundraiser for PAWS – Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Created by Laura Kicey and her team, the event was held at the Power Plant Productions space in Old City Philadelphia.
Yes my little bro’ is growing up! Hard to believe since it seems like yesterday that we adopted him when he was just about 4 months old…so working backwards, mom picked June 17th as his adopted birth date.
We are going live today with our MeowMiniMart.com online retail shop! Dedicated to all things organic-lite and sustainably made for cats, our boutique features a curated selection of items for cats and cat enthusiasts.
Mom says that “sustainability” is a hot topic amongst the humans for several years now…being applied to many areas of modern lifestyles, businesses and areas of academic studies and focus. Mom says cats need to live a sustainable life too – which simply means that the life of the whole animal is considered when creating a proactive and preemptive wellness plan for the pet. The idea is to help ensure a long life free of disease, illness and threats to their wellbeing.
Meow-za – things are really busy around here this week getting ready for our next pop-up shop at Cat Camp in New York City. Last year mom and her friend Christine went to the first Cat Camp, hosted by the Meow Parlour NYC, and had an amazing time as attendees! Mom even said then that we will be back next year as a participant – and here we are with Meow Mini Mart!
The weekend of April 7th and 8th was a big deal around here as Mom launched our first Meow Mini Mart pop-up shop at the Catsbury Park Cat Convention in Asbury Park! First, she wants to thank the entire team from Catsbury Park Cat Cafe for putting on such a great event. DJ Bornschein, who is the founder and owner of the 501(c)(3) (non-profit) has accomplished so much in 2 years.
This past Wednesday was National Pet Day – a day to celebrate all of us pets! We deserve it! Don’t you think? Meanwhile, mom did her investigation to find out what is National Pet Day, really? The obvious is to celebrate one’s own pet by buying some new treats and/or toys for them…or spending some extra playtime with us – just to show how much you love us!
Mom’s favorite day of the year comes in March when our humans turn the clock forward by 1 hour - it’s called Daylight Savings Time and it stays lighter later each day…she says that she likes to take her glass of wine and sit on the couch with me on her lap and enjoy the late day sun. I say...skip the wine...I'm all you need - MEOW!
Mom says St. Valentine’s Day is a special holiday. Historically, it has been a day to celebrate one’s romantic love for another. But mom says we can also celebrate our love for all of our family and friends…especially our pet family!And what better way to show your love to us than by spoiling us on this special day!
Next week is going to be a BIG meow-za week around here…its my birthday week!!!Four years ago this month, mom agreed to foster me with the plan that she would then adopt me after a trial period…uh oh! Truthfully, I was already a foster fail – having been returned by a lady who said I was a little too much to handle!
I love these cat holidays that the humans make up! What’s not to like? After all, us kitties benefit every time our pet parents celebrate these holidays – and we always get extra treats! January 24th is National Change a Pet’s Life Day. I have to admit I was not sure what this holiday was all about.