Sunday, July 31, 2016

Life, Love & Litterboxes - A Conversation with Real Life CatLady Angela Kinsey plus a Giveaway!

WAFFLES:  Don't look now...

KATIE:  Yes. DON'T look now, Waffles. A little privacy please!

WAFFLES:  Glogirly's going to make that face again.

KATIE:  What face?


WAFFLES:  You know, the squinty-scruchy-that-really-stinks face. Stank Face. 


KATIE:  What exactly are you saying, Waffles?


Stank Face: The universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor
This summer, TidyCats is partnering with actress and cat-lover Angela Kinsey (best known for her role as cat lady Angela Martin on NBC's 'The Office') on a public awareness initiative to shed light on Stank Face and how their new TidyLock™Protection technology can help to combat it's ill effects by better locking away the odors that so often lead to scrunched noses and squinty eyes.

As part of the TidyInsider program, Glogirly had an opportunity to interview the real cat lady behind the cat lady. Turns out Glogirly and Angela have quite a bit in common... from Stank Face to much more.










Glogirly & Angela - A Conversation About Cats, Compassion & Laughter
I had a chance to chat with Angela a couple of weeks ago about her cats and her own Stank Face experiences. But the universe had different plans. After quick introductions, the brightness in her voice diminished as she told me her dear cat Otter had just passed away. I could just feel the hurt and loss in her voice and my heart broke for her. So we spent some time talking about her Otter. Her heart cat.


Angela: "Pets become healers and buffers to our world." 


Otter was her constant. By her side since her 20s, from tiny apartment to tiny apartment, Otter was right there. Otter was there for Angela when she was alone and just starting out. And with her as she enjoyed successes and milestones in her career, playing Cat Lady Angela Martin on NBC's The Office,  and in her family life, including the birth of her daughter Isabel, now eight years old.

Photos courtesy of @angelakinsey on Instagram

The way she talked about Otter reminded me so much of Nicki, the cat that came before Katie & Waffles. Nicki and I moved six times together in his short little life. It was a time that I too was just starting out and was alone. I don't know what I'd have done without him. Like Otter, Nicki was my constant too. By my side as I grieved the loss of my mom and right next to me as we moved to unfamiliar cities to begin new jobs and adventures.

Adopting Otter
Almost 20 years ago, Angela went to Much Love Animal Rescue in Santa Monica, CA to adopt a cat. One cat. At least that was the plan. A sweet little girl named Lucy curled up in her lap and essentially picked her. I think we've all been there. That moment you just know that you were meant for that cat and that cat was meant for you.

There was a catch though. Lucy had a brother. And the shelter wasn't going to split them up. Peering out from the corners was this kind of crazy looking cat. Wild eyed and perhaps still a little bit feral. That was Otter.

And so it was meant to be. Angela came home with brother and sister, Otter and Lucy. At least she thought she'd come home with a brother and sister. For the longest time, Angela thought Otter was a boy until one day at the vet the doctor exclaimed, "You have a really nice, sweet girl!"


Angela to Otter: "I'm so sorry all these years I've been calling you a dude!"


Otter and Lucy, now sisters, were best of buddies for many years until Lucy passed away. In her later years, Otter loved her porch time. No longer a jumper or a climber, the enclosed backyard was like a slice of sunshine heaven where she could be happy and safe.

Otter was her heart cat.
And for her daughter, this was the first time experiencing loss. Our sweet pets, they teach us so much. Even in death.

Photos courtesy of @angelakinsey on Instagram









Today Angela shares her life with Snickers and Oreo, her boyfriend's cats and two tiny rescue dogs. So tiny they're smaller than most cats. We talked about the awesome cat men in our lives and the joy it brings each of us to see the love they show them each and everyday through cuddles and conversations.

All of Angela's pets are rescues. "If you adopt from a kill shelter, you really ARE saving life."


It's a Tidy Giveaway!
One lucky GLOGIRLY reader will receive a prize of five manufacturer's coupons to buy the TidyCats litter of their choose and squelch the stank in their own litter boxes.



Even a cat loving celeb like Angela isn't exempt from Stank Face. Learn more at StopStankFace.com.




Special thanks to Angela Kinsey for sharing herself and Otter's story with us.


This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® for Purina®. As a TidyCatInsider, we are being compensated for creating awareness about Stank Face and TidyLock™ Protection and sponsoring a Litter Giveaway for our readers. GLOGIRLY only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Tidy Cats is not responsible for the content of this article.


38 comments:

  1. We are sending purrs to Angela and her daughter.....

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  2. We use Tidy cats with Glade tough odor control....it's great!

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  3. We are very sorry to hear of Otter's passing. Sending comforting purrs and prayers to Angela and her daughter.

    Hugs to you all, dear friends.

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  4. At least now I know what to call the face when I make it!

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  5. Given that I live with a cat named STINKY I know all about Stank Face. Ah-hem

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  6. We know STANK face. Davy, the kitten won't eat what Molly Mew eats and will only lick the gravy off of CANNED cat food. Canned cat food makes kitten poop STINK STINK STINK! We love our Tidy Cat litter. we tried others and found out real quick that they don't work as well.

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  7. Purrs to Angela and her daughter. My human still misses her heart cat, who died in 2002.

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  8. Waffles might just be the most handsome mancat I've ever seen ... but that look on his face imitating the "stank" face is just too much. If I didn't love him already ... and poor Katie. Always on the receiving end of Waffles' cluelessness.

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  9. What a touching story, it's a wonderful cycle- we rescue them and they save us and around again. With my big boys I'm all too familiar with Stank Face. Tidy Cat knows! Raine buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com

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  10. So sorry fur Angela and her daughter's loss of Otter. Waffles makes a great stank face!

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  11. With 5 litter boxes in the garage there is a lot of stank face around here.

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  12. Tidy Cat is our favorite litter.
    Sue B

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  13. Lots of purrs to Angela and her daughter. This must be a difficult time for her to be involved with this promotion, but we're glad we and lots of others got to hear about Otter and not just the stank face.

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  14. I have several bags of TidyCat in my garage waiting for my next fosters.

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  15. Stank face. We know it too well. Great interview with Miss Angela. We enjoyed learning more about her cat, Otter...purrs to her for her passing.

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  16. What a wonderful, loving & long life Otter had. I wish all kitties could be so happy in life & love. Otter has a lot of special souls at the bridge to keep her company...xo

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  17. The stank face made us laugh ! Purrs

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  18. A wonderfully told story. Our condolences to Angela on the loss of her beloved kitty and good friend, Otter.

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  19. I am so sorry for Angela and the loss of her heart cat. I will never get over the loss of my heart cat.
    My girls aren't too bad but my newest boy definitely gives me stank face every time!

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  20. So sorry for her loss. I just lost my heart cat last week.

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  21. We don't need litter thanks to the black friday sale, but we could always use litter for the fosters

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  22. Hugs & purrs to Angela and her daughter for the loss of their friend...

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  23. What a great interview. It was great learning more about her and her cats.

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  24. My cats use this litter and it would be fantastic to win and save me some money to buy them much needed stairs.

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  25. Our stinkiest cat right now is the newest addition to our family - Kotoha. She's just six weeks old and I found her in our neighbors' yard four weeks ago. I've been bottle feeding her and set up a little litter box for her in her crate (she's too little to let loose around the house - especially with our high-energy Coonhounds. Keeping pet odors down at our house is a full-time job and I could really use this great cat litter.

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  26. Wow what an amazing lady Angela is - right? Otter looked a lovely cat too.

    We love hearing about Tidy Cat! It's the Superman of cat litters isn't it? Good luck everyone, and may the stinkiest kitty win!!

    Silver and Miranda
    Dash Kitten

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  27. Tidy Cats litter is the only brand I use.

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  28. Hmmm... I'm pretty sure I've made that face before. :-) It was great learning about Angela's cats.

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  29. Mom says that she knows all about heart cats and how exceptional they are. Thanks for sharing Angela's story about Otter. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  30. About 2 months ago we found 2 stray cats, we took them in and this would be a huge help for us.

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  31. About 2 months ago we found 2 stray cats, we took them in and this would be a huge help for us.

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  32. We suffer from stankface cause the litterboxes are in our main living space and bedroom. Wish I could put them elsewhere but we have the tiniest apartment and have no elsewhere.

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  33. We suffer from stankface cause the litterboxes are in our main living space and bedroom. Wish I could put them elsewhere but we have the tiniest apartment and have no elsewhere.

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  34. Aww I'm sorry to hear about Otter's passing. Thanks for sharing her story. It was nice to read how they didn't get split up and were adopted together :)

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  35. Even my four year old grandson makes comments along with his stankface!

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  36. I go through litter fast and would love to win some for free!

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