Mommy Blog Expert: 9Lives Morris the Cat ASPCA Food Drive + Sage Cat Guest Post Advice Series #MorrisFeeds

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

9Lives Morris the Cat ASPCA Food Drive + Sage Cat Guest Post Advice Series #MorrisFeeds


Pets




Guest Post 
#1 Post in a Series 

by Morris the Cat
Live Well & Prospurr
9Lives Brand Ambassador

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Editor's Note:
Regular readers of MommyBlogExpert know how much I love animals, especially if you recall all the funny animal videos I've been posting on MBE's Facebook page lately. So, when Morris the Cat's people asked me if the cat celebrity himself could write a guest post series for the blog, it didn't take me more than five seconds to say meow and Yes. That's not all. When I found out Morris and 9Lives are also running an ASPCA campaign donating cat food to needy shelter animals via its Live Well & Prospurr program, I responded with a resounding double "YES YES." This Guest Post series by Morris the Cat will appear on MBE every Tuesday for the next three weeks. 
A bona fide celebricat since he made his debut in commercials in the 1970s, America's favorite 'charmingly choosy' feline has launched a "Dear Morris" column to help cats and their humans make the most of playtime. Here's the first in a series of three Guest Posts that Morris has agreed to do for MBE's cat loving readership.

From Morris' Mailbox

Dear Morris,

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.

Sincerely,
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 and More." 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.

Yours truly,
Morris the Cat













Stay Tuned for Another 
Morris Guest Post on MBE
Next Tuesday, October 20

​Tweet + Morris Donates Cat Food to the ASPCA

For more Morris tips visit the official Prospurr 9 Lives site. You can also stay in the loop by following socially responsible yet hilarious cat world of 9 Lives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And, if you tweet #MorrisFeeds, Morris will see to it that a bowl of delicious 9Lives cat food is donated to a hungry kitty at the ASPCA animal shelter, up to 1 million bowls of cat food.


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FTC Disclosure: I am a lifelong animal lover aiming to entertain readers as well as to help spread Morris' serious message to help cats in animal shelters. Except where noted otherwise, 9Lives provided the inspiration, content and images for the post. I have also added some of my own commentary. I received a package of 9Lives cat food to facilitate this MBE Morris the Cat guest post series and the associated Morris 9Lives Cat Giftbasket Giveaway as well as to spread the word about the #MorrisFeeds Twitter campaign. I am not receiving any payment or other compensation associated with this post. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

35 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I am an animal lover, too, but we are a dog family here in our home. We have cat allergies and just ended up with dogs because they don't make us sneeze :)

Jennifer said...

This is the most fun post I've read in a while. I love these cat question and answers, and I love that so much food is being donated to the ASPCA.

Jamie Roubinek said...

I have been allergic to cats my entire life, but I love that you are spreading Morris' message! I hope they are donating the full 1 million bowls of cat food!

Jeannette said...

What a cute post and anything that raises money for animals I am all for it! Thank you for telling me about it.

Meagan Ivie said...

What an awesome cause. Those messages are so cute!

Ellen said...

Oh what fun. We have 3 cats and they all have distinct personalities.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

So cute. We are a huge cat loving family. We have 3 cats now, and 3 dogs. We love pets in our place. I love drives, and anything to support local animal shelters! - Jeanine

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I am a total cat person. This is a great campaign, I love that they're helping cats.

Brittany W said...

We have five rescue cats (and three rescue dogs) so anything that helps animals is awesome in my book. I love Morris the cat!

Lisa Collins said...

My parents have a cat that we all treat as our own, even though we only have a dog. I love programs like this that help out pets!

Kelly Hutchinson said...

We have two cats who are very special to us. I love the Q&A. Super cute.

Shauna Torres said...

Ha, ha, ha... I love these. What a cute way to answer fun questions. I love both cats:) thanks for sharing.

Mistee Dawn said...

I am such an animal lover! I have 2 cats of my own! There are my babies! Do not know what I would do without them!

Liz Mays said...

It's nice to see Morris giving some much needed advice! Our cat definitely doesn't like playing for more than 30 seconds at a time.

Ann B said...

This is such a cute post. I have two cats that love to play. I will have to watch their tails so i know when they are feeling playful.

Mama Luvs Books said...

I love donations to the ASPCA! Your white kitty looks like our Rosie who is a Ragdoll kitten. So cute!

Elizabeth Lampman said...

This is such a cute way to give advice to cat owners. I love watching cat videos online. I will have to head over to Prospurr 9 Lives to read more about the food donations.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

These are so cute. I adore cats!

Autumn @Mamachallenge said...

I love this post! I do not have a cat anymore, but I may get one again!

Amanda said...

Love cats! Even though I can't live with them :( Love the grumpy cat look LOL

Dinner then Dessert said...

My parents-in-law have a few adorable cats! We have to take care of our cats' diets!

Mykidsguide said...

What a cute question and answer portion to help cat owners. I love that this program helps donate food.

Krystal Butherus said...

Gotta love it! All of our animals are adopted so we love to donate and support local animal shelters.

Allie D. said...

I love animals. We have dogs and a cat. They are such loving animals and couldn't imagine life without them.

Dawn GT said...

my friend has a cat and she is so funny. that 2nd cat is hilarious. i love the facial expression. lol

Jaredamy said...

I think it is great that they are having a food drive! I am sure so many cats could benefit from the help!

Lori Felix said...

I never knew that when a cat's tail is an inverted u shape that means they want to play; I'll keep that in mind when I visit my sister's house. I'll make sure to send out a tweet with #MorrisFeeds so some feed can get donated to the cats.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I have a friend who donates heavily to a cat shelter and I have passed along this blog link. I am so pleased to know 9lives does such excellent work.

Masshole Mommy said...

I am ALL FOR anyone that wants to donate food or anything for that matter to animals at shelters in need! LOVE this.

Dawn Lopez said...

That is so awesome! Not only do you get Morris the cat as a special guest writer, but you also get to help animals with Live Well and Prospurr.

Ty Watson said...

This is such an adorable post! I use to love those Morris commercials when I was a child.

Danielle Harper said...

I never knew about the tail shape and being ready to play. Definitely going to watch and see if my cat does this!

Jennifer Juro said...

What a cute post!! We had a cat growing up that had such a fun personality.

Kristi C said...

Love this post, to cute! Morris is adorable :) Glad you talked about donations to the SPCA because they really do need all the help they can get. - Sarah Must Have Mom

Tiffany Cruz said...

I love those pics of the cats, just too cute. I'm such a cat person and don't get dog people. What a great post.