Happy 33rd Heavenly Birthday to My Rags!
If you have been on this site for awhile, you know who Rags is. For those who do not know him, he was my childhood Ragdoll cat. Today is his birthday, but he is now long passed.
Rags was born on 8/8/89. I will always honor his birthday on the site because he is the reason this site exists. 8 is my favorite number. It is also the reason I do a lot with 8s on the site. For example, every blog post is published at 8:08am Kansas City time every day. Rags was born in California, so perhaps I should have it publish on Pacific Time - but I don't because his life was spent in Kansas City.
Rags' face is the one you might from our profile image on YouTube. He was one of the greatest loves of my life - and I am so thankful he was in it for the 19.5 years that he was - as my love for him helped to create this website, which has become my livelihood and one of my great joys.
Thank you all for being here to help celebrate my joy - my Rags - and all beautiful kitties!
I am very excited to announce that Duckyworld Products, Inc. who makes the Yeowww! Catnip Banana has chosen to sponsor a bonus giveaway on Rags' Birthday - and in keeping with the "8s" tradition, they have agreed on 8 lucky winners.
The Yeowww! Catnip Banana is a durable cat toy in the shape of a banana. It is filled with 100% catnip (so you don't have to worry about your kitty swallowing fiber fill) and the outside of it is a canvas-y yellow material that kitties like to bite and gnaw on. It lasts for months and months in our house.
Rags never really liked any cat toys other than a piece of string. When he was 15 years old, Santa Claus left a Yeowww! Catnip Banana in his stocking. He not only went NUTS for it, but continued to play with it for years afterwards (check out the videos at the bottom of this post of Rags rubbing on a Yeowww! Catnip Banana at the age of 18).
Before I started this website, I wrote Duckyworld thanking them for the Yeowww! Catnip Banana because never ever had he liked a toy like he liked his "nanner". It remains my ALL TIME FAVORITE cat toy because of his love for it (and because all of our cats since have loved it). I often post about my love about it on our Instagram:
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The @yeowwwcatnip Banana is my favorite cat toy of all time. Why? It was the only toy my childhood Ragdoll, Rags, was ever gifted that he returned to over and over again. And he played with it into his final years. I took this video this morning of my parents' 15-year old (will be 16 on August 15), Caymus, bunny kicking it. For those of you who haven't been following us, you might not know that Caymus is in late stage renal disease...so the mere fact he wanted to bunny kick it is amazing. He has been rubbing his face all over it every day. It has been quite the renal kitty "tool" for me. Which has made me love it all the more. There's a link to it in our bio under "Items We Love" on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/shop/floppycats #affiliate
So, now 8 lucky winners will each win one Yeowww! Catnip Banana for their kitty! YAY! THANK YOU DUCKYWORLD!
- # of winners: 8
- Prize Details: 1 Yeowww! Catnip Banana
- Open to Addresses in: Continental USA only
This giveaway ends on August 31, 2022 at 11:59 CT. A random winner* will be chosen in a drawing on September 1, 2022. If you’d like to enter for a chance to win 1 Yeowww! Catnip Banana, please enter the giveaway via the ViralSweep widget below or click here.
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Videos of Rags at the 18-Years Old Playing with His Nanner:
*No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be alerted via e-mail. The winner(s) of the giveaway are required to give Floppycats a physical address (to which the prize will be mailed) within 72 hours. If a reply email containing the physical address where the prize should be mailed is not received, alternate winner(s) will be chosen again by random. Winners may or may not be announced in a separate post following the drawing.