Saturday, August 31, 2013

Photohunt: *MODEL*

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Today's photohunt is really a no-brainer.

Yup.  Really.

Visit the Saturday Photohunt Blog to see upcoming themes and play along.

#StarWarsPets Giveaway

Enter to win an exclusive swag package from Petco's new Star Wars Pets Collection! Enter by Tuesday, August 30 @ 11:59pm EST.

Friday, August 30, 2013

BarkWorld Exclusive: Petco #StarWarsPets Collection & Commemorative Giveaway

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Glogirly had the pleasure of attending the BarkWorld Social Media & Pet Blogging Conference last week in Atlanta, GA. The pawsome peeps at Petco stepped forward and sponsored her trip. She got the inside scoop on a cool new collection they're launching in stores September 1.

Imagine if the classic Star Wars movie had featured CATS! Well, Petco has the next best thing – The Star Wars Pet Collection! I know what you're thinking...a bunch of dog clothes & chew toys, right? Well they came through with light sabers blazing.

There are wand toys, mice toys, feather toys, Princess Leia collars, Jabba the Hutt beds and more! All for us cats.
Clockwise: Yoda mouse, Darth Vader mouse, Stormtrooper mouse,
Princess Leia collar, Yoda wand toy, Chewy plush mouse.
Katie not included.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Yoda ears and Princess Leia bun caps. Unfortunately we were not able to get our paws on the real deal so Waffles and I are wearing Photoshop versions at the top of the post.

Speaking of ears, Petco will be giving away a pair of Yoda ears to the first 50 customers in each of their stores on September 1. You'll need to bring your own lawn chair if you plan on being first in line. (Check with your local Petco store for specifics before you go sleeping in the parking lot.)

Petco's mascots, Ruff & Mews, were onsite spreading some galactic love. Even Flat Waffles & Katie got in on the action.

Part of the perks of attending the conference and schmoozing it up was a limited edition messenger bag filled with Star Wars goodies. Glogirly and I talked it over and decided we wanted to give one lucky GLOGIRLY reader the cool bag & swag! (Waffles was not part of the decision...he couldn't stop pawing the bag and whapping the tennis ball.)

So, what's in the bag???

• Hand sanitizer with a mini carabiner
• First aid kit on a string
• Tennis ball (Waffles' FAVE!)
• Commemorative acrylic graphic plaque, signed & numbered by Ben Foos, the Petco Art Director who designed so many of the cool graphics and elements for their campaign.
• Plus a few *surprise* a GLOGIRLY pink pen & more!

How To Enter
Leave us a comment letting know you want to be included in the giveaway and tell us which Star Wars character your cat is most like.  Make super-sure we have your email.

Earn Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each extra entry:
1. Like GLOGIRLY on Facebook. (if you already like us, just tell us.)
2. Follow GLOGIRLY on Twitter & Tweet the giveaway.
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook.


Be the FIRST to identify the mystery blogger in this photo! 
Just leave a separate comment telling us the name of the blog.
Once Chewbacca's out of the bag, that's it.  

Deadline to enter:  August 30, 11:59pm EST

The Fine Print
Giveaway open to all readers, worldwide. Winner will be drawn randomly using Random.orgWinner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours with name and mailing address. Petco sponsored Glogirly's trip to BarkWorld and gave her this cool gift. But it was her decision to give it away to one of our readers.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Indie Band The Plastics & The Cape Town Cats

Hi everyone, Katie here.

There's a cool indie band from Cape Town, South Africa called The Plastics and they've just released their new music video, "Occasional Lies." We love it SO much, Waffles and I are putting together our own garage-indie band. Ok, we're not exactly allowed in the garage. But hey...we've got pink instruments so we're half way there, right?

Why are we loving The Plastics so much?

Their new video features 29 cats! How awesome is that!?

We had a chance to talk with them and get the inside scoop.
(get it? Scoop!)

KATIE:  We've got to did you come up with the idea of featuring all these CATS??

THE PLASTICS:  The idea came from a pure fascination with cats. Cats are the cuddliest, weirdest, most uptight and at the same time most loving animals. It's just really absorbing to watch them and see what kind of weird stuff they get into. One day cats will rule the world again they used to in Ancient Egypt, kind of."

KATIE:  Don't we already rule the world, kind of???  So the guys in the band looked really comfortable with the kitties. I think I even saw a couple of cuddles. Are these bonafide CAT MEN?

THE PLASTICS:  Yes! Three of the band members have cats. Pascal & Sasha have a family cat that's featured in the video (the ginger cat in the white lounge scene.) His name is Orange Man. Karl also has a cat named Leo, a black and white cat with a kink in his tail. Much as we tried to get Leo in the video too, it just kept not working. We're pretty bleak he didn't make it in.

KATIE:  Ok, here's a real test. Can you name all the cats in the video?

THE PLASTICS:  Peaches, Scotty, Wiretail, Sir Henry Ramona, Harvey, Schnitzel, Steve, Molly, Libby, All the DARG cats, Eponine, Ollie, Father, Wednesday, Annie, Mowgly, Zara, Zen, Sunflower, Doomslayer, Murray, Tatty (RIP), Mischief, Spock, Catty, Tom, Molly, Tigger, Leila and Orange Man. Phew!

 KATIE:  So what was the funniest thing about filming the cats?

THE PLASTICS:  The funniest thing that happened in the video was definitely seeing the different personalities of the cats (especially after a little bit of catnip.) Each cat would react in such strange ways and when the cameras come on it was always the so-called "shy ones" that would come alive and perform for us. Many funny memories and a couple of loving scratches too!

KATIE:  Thanks to The Plastics for reaching out to us and sharing their awesome music and their Cape Town Cats. Check out the video'll love it!!

And now, we've got just three words for you:

Click HERE to watch on YouTube or click below:

Give them some love and say meow from GLOGIRLY.

All photos © The Plastics 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: Caught Orange-Pawed

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Tower Talk: Touch Me In The Morning

Giveaway Winners! 

Big congrats to Melissa & Truffles from Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries & More. They are the lucky winners of our Kitty Lounger Mini Giveaway! Thank you to Peach Industries for sponsoring such a fantastic giveaway and thank YOU to everyone who visited and entered. 

We've got more fabulous giveaways tucked up our furry sleeves, so if you didn't win this time...don't give up! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

This Suitcase Smells Like DOG & Airport Security Comic Relief

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! This suitcase smells funny.

KATIE:  Funny-ha-ha-funny or funny beyond-expiration-date-funny?

WAFFLES:  I don't know. What do expiration dates smell like?

KATIE:  Well I know Glogirly said she was bringing home some special swag from the BarkWorld conference. You don't suppose...

WAFFLES:  You mean like something that BARKS???

KATIE:  She wouldn't DARE. Would she???

WAFFLES: *shrugs shoulders*

KATIE: You better go in. If you don't come back out, it was nice knowing you. *heh, heh...crosses paws*

Airport Security Comic Relief
Glogirly made it home from the conference safe and sound. Apparently it was touch and go for awhile at the airport. While she was going through the giant body x-ray machine in know, the one that looks like a huge tube you walk inside and the rounded glass doors slide shut?

Example of security body scanner.
Photo: Zuma Press

Well she walked inside and stood on the little yellow footprints and then held her hands up in the air just like the sign inside shows. 

All of a sudden a tiny Asian woman, probably about 80 years-old and 4' tall, walked inside with her, holding her hands up high. The door slammed shut and they were both inside. Then there was that awkward "OMG, there's a little old lady in the x-ray machine with me" moment for Glogirly. 

If you don't believe us, just ask Sparkle. Her human was there and saw the whole thing. 

More To Come On BarkWorld
Be sure to check back...We'll be sharing more fun from the BarkWorld conference. Some cool stuff Glogirly learned, some fun plans she has and a swag giveaway!   

Sunday, August 25, 2013

#BarkWorld Day 3: Flat Katie & Waffles' Narrow Escape From Giant Attack Dog

Atlanta, Georgia
Associated Cat Press

An unidentified giant dog is reportedly behind a near fatal attack on two flat cats at the BarkWorld Social Media & Blogger Conference in Atlanta, GA.  The unprovoked attack took place mid-afternoon, Saturday, while bloggers were enjoying peach cobbler snacks. It is not known whether the crazed dog had gotten into the sticky dessert or if it played a role in vicious confrontation.

The victims are identified as Flat Katie & Waffles from the GLOGIRLY cat blog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to onlookers, the flat cats were minding their own business during a snack break when the large dog unexpectedly stormed the cats.

Eyewitness to the attack
Eyewitness describes scene as terrifying.

"The dog was gigantic. He was going after the orange one...the orange Flat Cat.  The orange flat cat was helpless. He couldn't fight back, he couldn't even meow for help. And the black and white flat cat just sat there frozen, eyes wide open. It was terrifying."

WARNING: The following image is graphic and not suitable for kittens.
It is believed the giant monster dog grabbed Flat Waffles and threw him to the floor. The attack continued as the dog sniffed and pawed at the victim. Numerous eyewitnesses have reported horrifying growling noises believed to be those of the perpetrator.

Shortly thereafter, the still unidentified dog turned his attention to the other flat cat. As the altercation escalated, a good samaritan sprung into action, rescuing the flat cats before any permanent injuries could be inflicted. Reports indicate that the dog fled before the authorities could contain the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the giant attack dog should leave a comment below.

Flat Katie & Waffles are scheduled to return to Minneapolis today, Sunday, and have been cleared by their flat doctor to fly. They could not be reached comment.

Special thanks to BarkWorld and our generous sponsor, Petco!  
Check back...we'll be sharing more exciting news and recaps from the conference.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

#BarkWorld Day 2: Live Cat Sighting

FLAT WAFFLES:  Hey, Flat Boss?

FLAT KATIE:  Waffles, enough with the Flat Boss already. Just call me Boss.

FLAT WAFFLES:  Ok, so Fla.. I mean Boss?  Did you see the real-live cat at BarkWorld today???

FLAT KATIE:  You mean this cat? The one just to our right?

FLAT WAFFLES:  What's that lady DOING? Is she playing wheelbarrow? 

FLAT KATIE:  No Waffles, it's not a game. It's a cat grooming demonstration.

FLAT WAFFLES:  Cat grooming? So why's the cat not grooming herself? Is her tongue tired?

FLAT KATIE:  No, Waffles. This is Petunia the cat and she's getting a day at the spa. Danelle German is the president of the National Cat Groomers Association and she's giving a hands-on demonstration showing some of the techniques they teach at their institute and she uses in her cat grooming business.  

FLAT WAFFLES:  Wow, they go to school to learn how to groom? 

FLAT KATIE:  It's the world's first and only feline-exclusive grooming school.  Glogirly sat next to her at the Meow Breakfast today and was fascinated to hear all about it. Everything from a shampoo and blow dry to a comb out and mani-pedi. ...they can even do a "sani-trim" to keep things clean and tidy in those nether regions.

FLAT WAFFLES:  Do I have nether regions???

FLAT KATIE:  Glogirly was very interested to hear about the care and patience that goes into handling the cats and gaining their trust as well as some of the benefits a day at the spa can bring – no hairballs, luxurious and fluffy coats and just plain feeling-good.

During the demo she also trimmed the long hairs around Petunia's eyes and nose so she could see much better. With her breed the hair grows long and can cover part of their eyes.

FLAT WAFFLES:  Is Glogirly going to give US a day at the spa?

FLAT KATIE:  Well I think she's probably going to start combing us more. And we all know YOU could use a nail trim. For now though, I'd think twice about playing with your toys in the bathtub.

Special thanks to BarkWorld and our generous sponsor, Petco!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more fun -  LIVE from BarkWorld.

Last Day! Kitty Lounger Giveaway

Don't miss our latest giveaway! Peach Industries is giving one lucky GLOGIRLY reader their new Kitty Lounger Mini. Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 24 @ 11:59pm EST.

Friday, August 23, 2013

BarkWorld Day One - Dog Bones On My Pillow & Fashion Faux Paws

FLAT WAFFLES:  Hey, Flat Boss?

FLAT KATIE:  Waffles, you don't have to call me FLAT Boss. Just Boss is fine.

FLAT WAFFLES:  Um, okay. Hey Boss?

FLAT KATIE:  What is it?

FLAT WAFFLES:  So why did they leave us these dog bones on our pillows? What are we supposed to do with them?

FLAT KATIE:  *sigh*  Why don't you go see if you can pawn these off on someone? There are plenty of DOGS around here. And while you're at it, turn off the lights on your way out. I can't seem to get any shuteye here.

BarkWorld Day One - Fashion Finds
Today was Day One at the BarkWorld Conference & Expo. Glogirly was up at 4:00am to get ready for her flight. I bet she's DOG tired. Get it?

I'm a little worried she didn't pack appropriately. My guess is she's feeling a tad underdressed. In fact these dogs look like they just walked off the cover of...well, the cover of something.

 Meet Sophia Loren. I guess she wears her sunglasses at night.

This pair of schnauzers knows that all it takes to go from day to evening is a simple strand of pearls. 
Wait a minute...are those "man pearls" on Mister Schnauzer???

Oh my. We have no words. How will Glogirly EVER compete???

Special thanks to BarkWorld and our generous sponsor, Petco! They've made Glogirly's trip and today's fashion spread possible.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more fun -  LIVE from BarkWorld.

Kitty Lounger Giveaway

Don't miss our latest giveaway! Peach Industries is giving one lucky GLOGIRLY reader their new Kitty Lounger Mini. Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 24 @ 11:59pm EST.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Waiting For The Cat Sitter

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Glogirly's leaving super early this morning for the BarkWorld conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Yesterday, she's was running around like a crazy person. Nothing really new there, I suppose.  She spent most of the day putting together something she's calling a media kit. She was making movies and writing stuff about how cool Waffles and I are. She's very excited to share her stuff with the people from Petco, her BarkWorld sponsor. Something about "blowing their hair back."

Just don't blow on mine, thank you.

So I guess we'll be dining with the Cat Sitter tonight. I haven't decided if I'll grace her with my presence. It's possible. I may even allow her to play with my feather.

That is until my feather is hijacked.

Travel safe, Glogirly. Don't feel guilty for leaving us. All alone. With nothing to do. Except wait for our food.
No, don't feel guilty at all.

Kitty Lounger Giveaway

Don't miss our latest giveaway! Peach Industries is giving one lucky GLOGIRLY reader their new Kitty Lounger Mini. Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 24 @ 11:59pm EST.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: Window Walking Weirdo

Hi everyone Katie here.

Since Waffles monopolized yesterday's blog with the kitty lounger giveaway, I'm taking this Wednesday back.

We all know he's a little wet behind the ears. No argument there.

A couple waffles short of a full breakfast.
A few fries short of a happy meal.
A few Bradys short of a bunch.

And lately, he's been exhibiting what can only be described as questionable...
...ok, downright crazy behavior.  As you would expect, I have proof.

Either he's decided that walking on the floors is too pedestrian, so he's decided to walk UP the windows, or he's blatantly spying on the neighborhood dog.

Seriously Waffles?  I can totally see you. Plus, do you REALIZE that's a PTU you're *hiding* in???

If you were on Facebook yesterday, you may have heard that Waffles has taken to the dogs. He's playing fetch now.  Next thing you know, he'll be coming when Glogirly calls, bringing Gloman his slippers. I fear he may be making the rest of us cats look bad.

I'm watching you, Waffles. Like a hawk

Kitty Lounger Giveaway

Don't miss our latest giveaway! Peach Industries is giving one lucky GLOGIRLY reader their new Kitty Lounger Mini. Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 24 @ 11:59pm EST.