Beginning January 10, Hermes and Panthera a global wild cat conservation organization have partnered to raise awareness about the world’s most imperiled felines: the leopards, pumas, cheetahs, and tigers of the world that suffer from poaching and diminished habitats.
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Hermes will pay tribute to wildlife artist Robert Dallet, who often collaborated with the brand on their silk scarves which often featured cats. Hermes and Dallet will collaborate to feature more than 70 of Dallet’s paintings, drawings and sketches of lions, tigers, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, cougars and clouded leopards at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Those inspired to visit are encouraged to snap some photos and share them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #fierceandfragile.
For those who can’t make it to the auction, Hermès has also created a silk scarf to celebrate the event. Titled Panthera Pardus, the piece depicts a striking illustration of a leopard, and is available in eight different colors (90cm x 90cm, $395; available at Hermès boutiques), with a portion of all proceeds going to Panthera.
We cannot wait to show you this great video which shows what is involved in feline agility competition which is just like the one coming up and will be hosted by the CFA’s San Diego Cat Club this weekend !
More than 55% of cats are overweight. Purina Cat Chow include exercise time, portion control and meal tracking in an effort to help their cats achieve a healthy weight. What are they doing to promote this concept? They have a float for the Mardi Gras parade to raise awareness about cat obesity.
It’s that time of year again when the Christmas decorations are up and can attract kitty’s attention. It is better to be safe than sorry when decorating for the holidays. Decorations, tinsel, plants and ornaments can potentially harm your cat. The shiny decorations are so appealing to cats.
Below, are a few of the common hazards that could potentially harm your cat.
There is some debate as to what part of the plant is poisonous. The sap that comes out of the plant can be the most harmful. As an alternative, consider using some silk plants instead?
Holly, Mistletoe, Bittersweet and Jerusalem Cherry, on the other hand, are very toxic which will make your cat vomit, have diarrhea, and increase its heart rate.
In addition, some cats are allergic to pine trees and can be harmed if the pine needles are ingested.
Tinsel can be very harmful to your cat as well. The long strands of tinsel can cause your cat to choke or worse, get caught in the intestinal tract and need to be surgically removed by your vet.
Watch ornaments and hooks as well. Candles can be quite festive, but such a danger. Personally, I don’t ever allow candles in my home. It is just better not to even have them around.
Be sure to take these simple precautions so that you and your cat can have a wonderful holiday season together.