Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Faraday Takes A Big Risk

Faraday*SMACK* 



Maxwell: Well, dood ... it is National All-Or-Nothing Day ....


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Punny But No




*groan-n-n*

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Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!




Monday, July 24, 2017

Amelia Earhart Day

Maxwell: What's this? No Boycats Allowed?

Allie: In honor of Amelia Earhart Day, we girls are taking over the blog, Maxie.

Seat backs forward and tray tables in their upright and locked positions, please!

Sunset at 3,000 feet. Yeah, a girl is flying the plane! #womenfly #femaleavators
Sunset at 3,000 feet.

Female pilots are rare - only 3% of all pilots are women.
For those of you who haven't seen the mom's new 'do -- hey, look! She's curly and didn't know, 'til it got cut!

On right downwind at KLXT, coming in for a touch-and-go at sunset
Small lake off our wingtip at sunset

Allie pilots her own aircraft #allieinthecockpit #girlcatsflytoo  "Girlcats fly too, Mother!" FAST = Female aviators stick together!
"Girlcats fly too, Mother!" FAST = Female aviators stick together!

And Finally ... From 2015, But Still Way Cool:

We love this photo our mom captured while flying on the 4th of July a few years back.

Turns out, in a 1-in-a-million shot, she captured the "largest firework ever in the U.S."...
just as it began to detonate!



She's never before - ever - seen a firework illuminate the landscape like this one did! And two years later, she still hasn't. No flying this year due to rain. :-(


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Picture Me This Photohunt

Created for friends, fellow bloggers and anyone who enjoys a creative challenge, Picture Me This is a weekly idea-starter for social media posts. Any platform, anywhere.

No following, no submitting required. And certainly no pressure!

We're just filling a void made when last year's Photohunt host went on hiatus.

This Week's Theme:




Be sure to tag your entry with #PMTphotohunt so others can find you.

If you tag us as well (@tonkstail on Instagram & Twitter, @atonkstail on Facebook) we'll be sure to like and share your entry.

Enjoy!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Guess We Slept Through It

On some calendars, yesterday was Nap Day.


We, ah, might've slept through it.


Be sure to turn the light off when you leave ...


Z-z-z-z....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday's Purrs: Lilo

"Meet our sassy girl, Lilo!

With a tail that shakes like a rattlesnake when she gets excited (and she get excited a LOT) she is bound to bring unending happiness to your life.


Lilo was brought to KCPP when her family was moving and were unable to take her with them. She lived with other cats and dogs -- and while she did well with them, she mostly kept to herself and did her own thing.

Lilo is friendly to everyone she meets, but definitely enjoys her independence as well and will let you know when she needs some space.

Lilo's Loves:
 - playing with toys
 - sitting by the window and working on her tan
 - tuna (Bonito flakes are AWESOME.) 

Lilo's Not-Loves:
- not a huge fan of car rides
- not a fan of vacuums either, but hey, who is?

Lilo enjoyed sleeping in the room with her previous owner, and would love an owner who can show her the ropes with scratching posts.

Are you the home that is going to love Lilo forever? She's available at the Main Campus of KC Pet Project. Come meet her today!




https://kcpetproject.org
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Stick Out Your Tongue Day



We present to you:


Epic #tonguecurl.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Overheard at Hallmark





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Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!




Monday, July 17, 2017

It's just #alitterbitamazing #ad

Maxwell: What's this? A new litter box? *snifff* With a new litter in it?


Wait. I thought we were loyal users of World's Best Cat Litter™... what happened?

(why yes, this is a sponsored post - that ™ was a dead giveaway, right?
But it's for one of our fave products. Plus it includes girlcat news. Here's the requisite disclaimer:

This post is sponsored by World’s Best Cat Litter™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about World’s Best Cat Litter’s brand new premium cat litter, Zero Mess™, but A Tonk's Tail only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. World’s Best Cat Litter™ is not responsible for the content of this article. )

 Now back to our story, in progress:

Maxwell: Hey, it's automated, too. Cool, more geek tech in the house! #winning
Allie: PAWS OFF, Maxie. It's mine.


And if you'd turn around, you'd see we are still using World's Best - it's just a new type.


(cue sound of heavenly strings at product reveal)


It's called Zero Mess™ and it guarantees fast and easy cleanup with two times better clumping and twice the odor control.

And I repeat: PAWS OFF. This new litterbox is mine.

Maxwell: Seriously, Allie? We've always shared - everything. Catnip, the scratchers, litterboxes.  

 ... MY lounger .... (meaningful look) 


Allie: Yes, but a girl needs her privacy. A little space.


A place to powder her nose away from your epic stink bombs, for goodness' sake!


Maxwell: Hey, you don't have to get testy about it ....


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According to World's Best, this litter is purpose-built to make cleanup easier than ever before, and they claim it's a litter that promises no chiseling, no scraping and no crumbling.

That's important right now at our house. Actually, the topic of litter in general is top of mind since Allie began to use our laundry room as her (expanded) litterbox a few weeks ago, leaving little puddles in extremely inappropriate places.

I had to do a bit of sleuthing to catch her (honestly, I would have placed money on the culprit being one of the boys, not her!).

I set up one of my Vimtag cameras in the laundry room and flushed her out (#litterboxpun) right away.

The other Vimtag went voyeuristic: I set it under the stairs where I could observe the litterboxes and how they were being used.

Long story short, after a trip to the vet to confirm no UTI issues and after some observation, it appears Allie is a bit anxious about sharing - and a bit more fastidious than we knew. A few very cat-savvy people suggested some supplements that would make her urinary pH a bit more comfortable (thanks, Aunt Connie!) ... and a separate automated litterbox just for her.

Then the invitation from World's Best Cat Litter to test drive their newest product showed up - at just the right time. A litter that promises no chiseling, no scraping and no crumbling - plus easy cleanup -  is just what a neat-freak girlcat like Allie needs right now.

Bottom line?


Allie gives this a pink manicured "paws up."

It clumps firmly enough to make scooping easy, but not so firmly that it can't be flushed if you so desire.

Let's digress for a brief moment to discuss that last point.
I know some people prefer not to flush, and that's perfectly fine.
However...

This feature makes it incredibly convenient for cat owners. And I can only hope it makes litter scooping something people will be encouraged to do with increasing frequency (* see pet peeve at end of post).

And it works beautifully in Allie's new automated box.

Faraday: I can attest to that.
Allie: *banshee shriek* GET OUT OF MY BOX!


oh Faraday, did you have to go there? (#morelitterboxpuns)

Odor control? In this house, it's mandatory.
Especially considering Allie's situation.

But please don't take our word for it. Check out World's Best Cat Litter for yourselves. You can find it at a store near you today!


Like World's Best Cat Litter? 
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*Pet Peeve
Improper litterbox use is one of the top reasons cats end up in shelters. Often it's due to the owner not properly maintaining the box and keeping it clean. 
If a flushable litter makes it more convenient for an owner to clean the box - and will do it more frequently - that's a big win in my book.
 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of World's Best Cat Litter™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Picture Me This Photohunt

Created for friends, fellow bloggers and anyone who enjoys a creative challenge, Picture Me This is a weekly idea-starter for social media posts. Any platform, anywhere.

No following, no submitting required. And certainly no pressure!

We're just filling a void made when last year's Photohunt host went on hiatus.

This Week's Theme:




Be sure to tag your entry with #PMTphotohunt so others can find you.

If you tag us as well (@tonkstail on Instagram & Twitter, @atonkstail on Facebook) we'll be sure to like and share your entry.

Enjoy!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Allie's Fashion Faux Paws

The Fashionable Feline always knows when, where and how to use her winning ways to achieve her goals.

*longing look at back door*   "Out, please!"

*longing look at back door*
"Out, please!" 


*ahem*
"OUT, PLEASE!" 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Just, No.

Faraday: Hey, Allie. Can I?
Allie: No.
 

Faraday: But what if I
Allie: No.


Faraday: Seriouslies, Allie. You're such a killjoy.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Squee Edition





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Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!




Monday, July 10, 2017

Ah, Temptation ....

Faraday: Watch my green ball for me, willya, Maxie? I'm gonna take a quick nap.


... cue SFX of clock ticking ....


^^^^^
notice glazed look on face ... 


^^^^^
then slow reach ... 

*JINGLE!*


Faraday: *sigh* You just couldn't help it, could you, Maxie?
Maxwell: Uhhh ....


Well, I wasn't interested until you mentioned it.


Besides, it was just a little tap.


No harm done.


Oops.

Faraday: *sigh*

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Picture Me This Photohunt

Created for friends, fellow bloggers and anyone who enjoys a creative challenge, Picture Me This is a weekly idea-starter for social media posts. Any platform, anywhere.

No following, no submitting required. And certainly no pressure!

We're just filling a void made when last year's Photohunt host went on hiatus.

This Week's Theme:




Be sure to tag your entry with #PMTphotohunt so others can find you.

If you tag us as well (@tonkstail on Instagram & Twitter, @atonkstail on Facebook) we'll be sure to like and share your entry.

Enjoy!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Allie's Fashion Faux Paws

Allie: Why no, Mother, I'm not looking down at you because of what you wear.


No matter how hideou--


Dreadfu--


Ah ... different it might be.

(I hear it takes all kinds ....)

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday's Purrs: Marge

"Hullo there, my name is Marge!


I am a beautiful 3 year old girl with pretty green eyes and black and white markings. I’m quite the confident cat (I can’t help it, really. I mean, people are always telling me that I’m pretty!).

That means that I am brave in new situations, and like to walk to the beat of my own drum. Don’t worry, though, I am also very affectionate, and will gladly snuggle with you! 




I love to be petted, and will purr when you scratch my ears and neck. I also like to play – do you have any toys? I sure hope my forever family has toys, as I am a young girl, and will enjoy playing with you! 

Won’t you come to Wayside and see if I’m the girl for you? 

Purrs and Love, Marge"

Marge's available at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs. Come meet this sweet, sweet girl today!


www.waysidewaifs.org



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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

One Word Wednesday





Solitary.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: 4th of July




We'll pass. (but July 4 usually is mosquito-filled, where we come from! #appropriate)
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Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!