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  • Internet Celebrity Cat Book Gives Up Feline Secrets!

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    As you can see I am very upset. Somebody has been spilling trade secrets! Author Patricia Carlin got hold of this proprietary information and actually published it for everyone to see in this book, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity. I was shocked to see my 11 years of hard work, distilled into 127 pages and a bunch of color photographs!

    Now any cat with a vague dream of stardom can just pick up a book and learn how to get rich quick.

    It has step-by-step instructions, from figuring out...

  • MeowBox Mania – and Giveaway!

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    The MeowBox humans contacted me recently and asked if I would like to review one of their monthly boxes. Of course I said yes! And as you know if youve been visiting my blog for any length of time, I cant do these reviews with some assistance, whether I want it or not.

    So I did what any smart kitty would do I waited until she wandered off. Now all the awesome treats and toys in the MeowBox are mine!

    The MeowBox is a monthly subscription box which contains all sorts of fun kitty treats and toys....

  • Living the Change for Animals

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 01:53 AM


    Its late and my human wasted a lot of time taking photos of the Blood Moon so I am going to make this Blog the Change post quick and to the point. Ive been telling you now and again about the rescue cat book my human is editing. Im finally ready to reveal the cover! The cats along the bottom may change there was one cat in particular my human wanted there but she didnt have the photo licensing agreement from the photographer at the time (she does now), so she left him off temporarily. Do you...

  • Quiz: What Kind of Human Do You Have?

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Monday April 14th, 2014 at 01:08 AM


    Humans are an unpredictable species and its hard to figure out how best to train and manipulate them. To make it easier for my feline readers, Ive created a quiz that will tell you what kind of human you have and how best to cope with her. Just answer the simple questions below, and all will be revealed!

    (Note: For brevitys sake, I have referred to humans as she, although yours may be a he. Either gender, this still applies.)

    What Kind of Human Do You Have? 1) How much does your human cuddle...
  • Sunday Catinee: The Treat Monster

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Sunday April 13th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    I would not want to get between Bert and his treats! Maybe my human should try this with Binga.

    If you cant see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

    And since todays video was a quickie, heres a bonus clip from the makers of the CATastrophes web series, about how to keep your cat from scratching your couch:

    If you cant see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

    * * * Having problems with your human or the other cats in your house? As the internets Dear Abby With...
  • Caturday Art: The Sketch and Paint Edition

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Saturday April 12th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    One of the effects my human plays around with a lot is creating a sketch and paint effect, as if someone had added detail on top of watercolor. She started off with this photo (completely unretouched here):

    To make the sketch part, she used part of this old Photoshop video tutorial, but she made some changes.

    After cropping and color correcting the original photo, she duplicated (Command+J for Mac or Control+J for PC) the original layer and desaturated (Shift+Command+U for Mac or...

  • Friday Outtakes

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Friday April 11th, 2014 at 12:10 AM


    Its been about a month since my last round of outtakes and you seem to enjoy them so here are more!

    My human wanted me to pose in the Grumpy Cat Party Box, but I didnt want to. She thought giving me some skritches would make me more amenable. She was wrong.

    I like this photo of Binga. It looks like she is taking a selfie.

    Sometimes I actually go to the camera instead of turning away.

    This was taken the evening my human came back from her San Francisco trip. I was happy to see her until she...

  • Grumpy Cat Birthday Party Pack Winner!

    from Sparkle the Designer Cat

    Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 09:05 AM


    Here I am, hanging out with my new BFF, Grumpy Cat! She is very annoyed that I have a winner for my Party Pack giveaway and they were very prompt in replying to my email!

    Congratulations to my winner

    Sue D!

    Since Sue does not blog, you probably dont know her, but I am so glad her name got picked because she has entered several of my giveaways and this is the first time she has won. Even better she fosters cats, and she adopted her kitty Joey from Tender Care Animal Rescue. She also has an Etsy...

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