Friday, July 31, 2015

Katris Kickstarter & GIVEAWAY

*to the tune of the Alphabet Song... A, B, C, D, E, F, G...*

 WAFFLES:  L, Z, O and I and T ... ♫♩ ... tell me what you think of me ♫♩

KATIE:  Waffles, what on earth are you singing?

WAFFLES:  The Alphabet Song.

KATIE:  Doesn't that start out with, well... you know... A, B, C???

WAFFLES:  Not when I'm singing the KATRIS alphabet. You know, those cool scratchers that come in lots of shapes and stuff.    ... L, Z, O and I and T    ♫♩

KATIE:  Waffles, I'm not sure the Katris people will appreciate your song. Neither will all the kindergarten teachers out there. 

Katris Climbers & Scratchers
Chances are you've already seen the Katris modular cardboard cat climber and scratcher around the web. If you haven't... you've been missing out on something special! Katris is an innovative modular scratching & climbinsystem that allows you to play designer. With 5 shapes to choose from, you can mix and match to create endless configurations based on your cat's scratching & climbing preferences and what your home can accommodate from a space perspective.

We love the clean and modern lines. The simplicity of Katris makes it a great choice for virtually any style of home, any decor. Now if we can just keep Glogirly (a closet Tetris gamer) from thinking these are for HER... Just kidding. The functionality and design of Katris is as much for humans as it is for cats.

COMING SOON! Katris Covers For Any Decor
Soon there will be a new way to customize Katris. Their design team has come up with cool covers that fit on the front of the plain cardboard units. With three design collections and an assortment of colors and patterns to choose from, you can create a customized climber and scratcher configuration to compliment your decor... and kitty.

Katris is launching a KICKSTARTER campaign on August 17 to create these fabulous new covers.

The City Collection
This colorful collection will be printed with non-toxic soybean inks on heavy duty recycled paperboard. The patterns give a nod to the Katris headuarters in San Francisco!

The Mono Collection
A simple, clean collection of black and white made of heavy duty 100% recyclable paperboard.

The Wood Collection
Two wood tones made from high quality real wood veneer.

It's a Katris Giveaway!
One lucky GLOGIRLY reader will win two Katris units of their choice and a choice of their favorite cover for each. By entering this giveaway, you'll be automatically signed up to receive an alert when the Katris Kickstarter launches so you'll have an opportunity to take advantage of early bird specials and discounts on both the Katris units and the covers. 

In the event that Katris does not reach their Kickstarter goal (which we can’t imagine will happen), the winner will will still receive 2 Katris units of their choice.

How To Enter
Just enter via Rafflecopter below. As you fill out the entry form, you'll need to tell us which shapes and covers you'd like to win. (Shapes: Z, T, O, I, L  Cover Collections: City, Mono, Wood) Value of the prize is approximately $188.00. Prize will ship in September. Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents only, though readers worldwide are invited to enter and gift their prize to a US/Canada friend or shelter should they win.

This post is sponsored by Katris. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about the Kickstarter Cover Campaign, but GLOGIRLY only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Katris is not responsible for the content of this article.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Waffles the Invisible Cat #ThrowbackThursday

WAFFLES:  Do-do-do-do! ♫♩I am WAFFLES! Invisible Superhero Cat! 

WAFFLES:  All I have to do is crawl inside my super magic bag and TA DA! I'm Waffles the Invisible Superhero Cat. 

KATIE:  Waffles, I can totally see you. 

WAFFLES:  But Boss... I'm Waffles the Invisible Superhero Cat. No one can see me.

KATIE:  Yeah, about that whole invisible thing...

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are from way back in May of 2013. Waffles was about 8 months old and obsessed with hiding in bags. Ok, so he's still obsessed with hiding in bags. And boxes. And bathrooms.

So often when he's hiding out, Glogirly swears he thinks he's invisible. But with a 15" striped tail, he's never very hard to find. 

What's particularly special about the day these photos were taken is that this was one of the first times Katie engaged with Waffles in a playful way. Those of you that have been with us for awhile probably remember that Katie's world was tipped upside down the day Waffles came to live at the Townhouse. It was a very slow road to peace and harmony. In fact we're still traveling that road. But for Glogirly, this day meant there was hope for her furry family and that someday, everyone would get along. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waffles: Mancat and Male Model #WafflesWednesday

WAFFLES:  I bet you didn't know I'm a male model, did you? Don't tell the Boss... you know how she gets. When we receive cat products to review and write about, I get to pose with them so they look more handsome. Because everyone knows that handsome sells. 

It takes a LOT of work to learn how to pose and stuff.

WAFFLES:  Sometimes it's hard to know what to do with your paws.

WAFFLES:  Sometimes you can't find what you're supposed to pose with.

WAFFLES:  But no matter what, there's usually chicken involved.

WAFFLES:  Wait a minute. Something's fishy about that chicken. It doesn't taste like chicken. Or fish.

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are some fun outtakes from a few product photo shoots we've done. Except for that first photo of Waffles with his 'come hither' male model expression. 

Waffles is always the first one to check out anything new that arrives at the Townhouse. More and more though, Katie is getting in on the action. Maybe it's curiosity. Maybe it's because she's the Boss. Or maybe it's the chicken. 

One trick that Glogirly uses to get photos of Katie & Waffles interacting with anything from a toy to a  lounger to even a new carrier, is to keep everything out of sight until she's ready to shoot. She'll take a quick photo ahead of time, just to make sure the lighting is good and the background doesn't have someone's underwear laying in the middle of it. You'd be surprised what you miss until you really look! Then when she's ready with her camera in one hand and treats in the other, she'll bring out the new stuff. Even when she forgets the treats (gasp!), the best photos almost always happen within the first 60 seconds. 

After that first minute, it takes much more work... and bribery.