Move over, Dear Abby… 9Lives’ Morris the Cat is here to reveal advice on the issues you really care about, like yarn unspooling, feather chasing, and more.
A bona fide celebricat since he began doing commercials in the 1970s, America’s favorite ‘charmingly choosy’ feline has launched a “Dear Morris” column to help cats and humans alike make the most out of playtime. What’s more, Morris is also giving ‘Wrestling Addicted Mommy’ readers the chance to win a one-of-a-kind, customized 9Lives bean bag toss game at his website: http://prospurr.9lives.com/.
From Morris’ Mailbox:
I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m a playful guy. I like yarn, stuffed mice, boxes… you name it. But my human is never in the mood. Something about ‘work’ or ‘being tired,’ blah, blah, blah… meow, meow, meow. I try to tell her that a piece of string doesn’t wiggle itself! Alas, since my human will not play with me, I’ve taken to reading Proust… and trying to catch my own tail.
Furry and Frustrated
Dear Furry and Frustrated,
I’ve seen your case all too many times. Humans are often tempted to blame their unplayful attitude on ‘being too busy,’ but that’s rarely true. (Even the president plays golf!) What many humans don’t realize is that we cats don’t require a long, drawn-out play period. We like small bouts of play interspersed with two of our other favorite activities, resting and napping. So gently remind your human with a head-boop or a soft meow that you’re ready for some action—she can start off slow with Level 1 of my “Official Guide to Amusement, Entertainment, Playtime & More”(http://prospurr.9lives.com/). Also, tell your human to be on the lookout for when your tail is in an inverted “U” shape (like in the photo below). That’s a tell-tail sign (get it?!) that she should bring out the toys. Remember, fun is contagious… once your human sees what a blast you’re having, she’ll likely take some more time to enjoy herself as well.
Morris the Cat
I recently went to the pet store and came back with tons of new toys for my cat, Marvin. I was so excited to share some quality playtime with him that I could hardly wait for him to eat dinner! After he finished his 9Lives Plus Care (he’s a huge fan, by the way), I started waving his new toys around, but he just stared at me blankly—I got zip, zero, zilch! Morris, where did I go wrong? Does Marvin not like playing… or worse, does he not like me??
Confused in the Catskills
Dear Confused in the Catskills,
You’ve got nothing to worry about. I’m sure Marvin loves playing and I know he loves you. This was merely an instance of poor timing. You see, cats are often reluctant to play after mealtime. No one wants to jump around on a full stomach… even if you’re eating healthy with 9Lives Plus Care! The best time to play with Marvin is after he’s had a nice, long nap, and if he loves napping as much as I do, you’ll have many opportunities! And remember to make time for fun human games as well, like checkers, cards—or my personal favorite—cat’s cradle. The two of you will have mastered Level 5 of my “Official Guide” in no time.
Morris the Cat
I’ve always considered myself a “cat’s cat.” I’m a champion napper, an expert invisible bug chaser, and my hairballs? I can cough one so big you could use it as a toupee. That’s why I’m so distressed by what I’m about to tell you: I’ve never once caught that feather that dangles on the end of a stick. I see it, I lunge for it, and just when I think it’s within paw’s reach, it darts away again. It frankly has me questioning my cathood. What should I do?
Purr-plexed and Paw-ndering
Dear Purr-plexed and Paw-ndering,
It’s not your fault you haven’t caught the feather. What I’m about to say may come as a shock… there is a human on the other end of that feather, manipulating it like a marionette. It’s a conspiracy of gigantic proportions. You’ve never caught the feather because your human has never let you. If any of you humans out there are reading, please let your four-legged friends ‘win’ some of the time. It’s great to have a competitive streak playing a board game or on the ball court, but let us felines experience the sweet taste of victory (it actually tastes a lot like 9Lives). Besides, catching the feather, ball, or string will get your cat one step closer to their ultimate goal: world domination.
Morris the Cat
For more Morris tips, including his “Official Guide to Amusement, Entertainment, Playtime & More,” go to http://prospurr.9lives.com/. And, if you tweet #MorrisFeeds, Morris will donate a bowl of delicious 9Lives cat food to a hungry kitty at the ASPCA.
September 6, 2015 – 10:29 AM - | Posted in pets, promotions | No Comments »
That’s right! Your favorite Marvel Super Hero’s are coming to a city near you! They will be at the Palace of Auburn Hills September 25 – 27th! This is the only place where you’ll finally get the chance to see your favorite heroes and villains LIVE!
Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and the Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to Auburn Hills. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!
This energy filled performance will leave the entire family in awe! You’ll see amazing stunts, special effects, tricks and more.
Get your tickets today! Marvel Universe Live will be at the Palace of Auburn Hills September 25-27th, you can purchase your tickets from ticketmaster.com. I have a special offer just for my readers where you can get Kids tickets for just $20. Valid on ages 2-12. Restrictions and additional fees may apply.* Use this link to purchase: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/65562/1936934
How would you like to WIN a 4 pack of tickets to see Marvel Universe Live at the Palace of Auburn Hills? Just enter via the giveaway widget below, and be sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid. Tickets will be for the September 25th show at 7:30pm.
September 2, 2015 – 8:21 AM - | Posted in Entertainment, promotions | 7 Comments »
Do you know an extraordinary man with a cat?
Purina Pro Plan is shredding perceptions of both traditional cat food and who typically loves cats by launching the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest to celebrate the new Savor Shredded Blend.
Purina Pro Plan is working to change the perception of dry cat food by introducing Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste.
In order to change how people think of who typically loves cats, Purina Pro Plan is partnering with proud cat guy and “Devious Maids” actor Gilles Marini to search for extraordinary men who own and love cats. We are asking that people nominate the cat guys in their lives or that those extraordinary cat guys out there enter themselves by sharing a photo of them with their cat on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MenAndCatsContest and tagging @ProPlanCat from August 31 – September 14. Those men could be featured in the 2016 Purina Pro Plan Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar and win a year’s supply of Savor Shredded Blend.
The calendars will be used to raise funds for rescue groups nationwide through the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network.
For entry details and eligibility requirements and to learn more about Savor Shredded Blend, visit www.proplan.com/MenAndCatsContest and let’s not only change the perception of who loves cats, but also help rescue organizations across the country find loving, permanent homes for cats just like theirs.
August 31, 2015 – 4:49 PM - | Posted in contests, pets | No Comments »
WWE is largely into helping out the community, especially when it comes to their younger fans, they try to do everything possible to make them happy!
John Cena recently just celebrated his 500th Make-A-Wish when he made a visit with Rocco, an 8 year old from Queens, NY who’s battling leukemia. Rocco had a wish come true as he got the chance to hang out with his favorite superstar John Cena.
John Cena is the only celebrity that has granted so many wishes. On Aug. 21st Make-A-Wish and WWE took the time to acknowledge Cena whiel hosting a party for him Attendees included Make-A-Wish America President and CEO David Williams, as well as WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Divas The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie), WWE Superstar Sheamus, wish kids and their families, and the guest of honor John Cena. During this event, WWE announced an multi-year, million dollar commitment to Make-A-Wish.
John Cena always goes above and beyond to support his fans and Make-A-Wish. Personally he has donated more than 6 million airline miles which go towards wishes for travel. Cena has also hosted parties for Wish Kids at Wrestlemania, and he’s served as a Wish Ambassador at speaking events.
“Never Give Up” which is John Cenas mantra, is an inspiration for fans, but especially for Wish Kids who are reminded they can stay strong and push through the difficult times.
“There is no more humbling experience than a child who could ask for anything in the world asking to meet me,” said WWE Superstar John Cena. “I have faced some of the toughest Superstars in WWE history and I’ve never encountered more bravery or toughness than I see in each wish kid that I meet. It is inspiring to see the impact that granting wishes can have and I look forward to granting 500 more.”
WWE has been involved with Make-A-Wish since the early 80s. Since 2001 more than 45 Superstars and Divas have individually been requested.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish and the WWE relationship, visit wish.org.
August 25, 2015 – 8:59 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
Once again, I’m thankful to WWE for coming to town. Recently I was able to attend a live show in Detroit at the Joe Louis Arena. Sure I’m selfish, and am happy to go myself, but I love being able to bring people who have never been to a live WWE event before, especially when they’re wrestling fans.
This time, I was able to bring along a friend of my husbands who’s watched WWE for years, but has never attended a live show. Let’s just say, he had the experience of a lifetime.
One thing I’m always up to doing, is getting to the venue super early, like a few hours before the doors even open, so I can see my favorite WWE Superstars arrive at the venue, with the possibility of meeting them. Not everyone comes over, and you don’t meet them all of the time, but this time we got VERY lucky….. Check out the pictures below:
There’s nothing like a WWE live event!
We also managed to score some awesome merchandise, WWE gets us every time!
What I love about WWE LIVE events rather than TV tapings, is the interaction you get from the superstars. They’re more into audience involvement, and it makes the house shows a lot more fun!
August 20, 2015 – 9:29 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »