West & Willow Cat Portraits!

Beast and Lexi Portrait
West and Willow  makes amazing digital renditions of your pets from any picture you share! You can get an amazing portrait of your furball(s) and immortalize them on your walls!

Product Name:

West and Willow Cat Portraits

Product Type:

Digital Cat Portraits

Summary:

West and Willow's incredibly talented artists take your real life photos and turn them into amazing digital versions that are then printed, shipped to you and easily hung on your wall! It doesn't get any better than this, especially if you want to show off your cat who always hides when your friends come over...

You can use the code PAWFRIENDS15 to get 15% off your entire order too, perfect for those of you who have multiple pets or who are looking for a couple of different renditions.

An Essential Overview

So I’ve owed West and Willow a huge kudos for quite some time now and admittedly with Covid hitting it just took me way too long to get around to writing this. So sorry West and Willow Team!

I ordered my 2 cat portrait about 6 weeks ago and it arrived at my doorstep about 2 weeks after. Now I had sent two completely separate pictures of Lexi and Beastling, both facing away from one another.

Lexi and Beastling mostly tolerate one another, so I had asked to get them looking opposite directions to highlight their relationship.  And look at that photo. The West and Willow team hit the nail right on the head. Ignore the glare, I'm just a terrible photographer!

Beast and Lexi Portrait

Not only did they capture the likeness of each of these silly cats practically perfectly, I actually rearranged my entire office to hang the frame right above my desk so I can see it constantly while I’m working!

rearranged office with the portrait on the wall

Now this did result in me having to buy a couple of cat shelves to put up on the other side of the office. With my desk the cats used to have an easy way to make it up to the window, but since I shifted it they lost their stepping stone and required a new one!

newly installed cat shelves

But really, can you blame me? Having this hanging over my desk on a day to day basis is hard to complain about. Especially when you’re basically stuck in the house 24/7 for weeks on end with the lockdown taking place.


Installation / Hanging

Now let’s get into the nuts and bolts of the photo and the frame.  It came packed very well with plenty of space and security to keep it safe. With a bit of Windex I took off the dust from the package and it was ready to hang!

packaged photo frame

It is super lightweight and easy to handle. And it comes with easy to use instructions, nails and plastic guides and tape to put your level right on top of the portrait to ensure it isn't crooked!

Hanging nails

I really honestly can’t say enough good things about it. The only thing really left to do is to try and get Lexi and Beast next to it for a photo op. But as I stated, they aren’t exactly huge fans of one another lately so that seems like a bit of a pipe dream!


Closing It Up

West and Willow Team, you did a beautiful job and I really can’t thank you enough for enabling me to adorn my wall with such an awesome digital representation of my favorite two kitty cats!

West and Willow Pet Portraits


5

The Good Stuff:
  • Beautiful digital portraits
  • Super easy to order
  • Arrives quickly
  • Super easy to hang
  • Great customer service
  • Multiple framing options
The Bad Stuff:
  • There isn't enough room on my walls to hang more of them...

Don't forget to use the code PAWFRIENDS15 to get 15% off your entire order too!

Cat Of the Week – Duke – April 27th, 2020

Duke the orange cat in his house

Welcome to the first Cat of the Week post in quite some time!  We are going to start taking a slightly different format to this to try and keep getting them posted!  As opposed to writing up detailed stories we're going to g with an interview style instead. So let's get to our first interview, Duke!


What is your name? How did your parents come up with/decide on your name?
Duke. I am from Orange County where the airport is named after John Wayne aka “The Duke”
Do you have any nicknames?
Dukeroni, Pepperoni, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch
How old are you?
Six
What breed are you?
RESCUE!
What is your favorite treat?
Chicken, I will murder you and eat your face off for some chicken.

Duke laying next to a laptop

How do you sit back and relax? / How do you like to spend your spare time? What is your favorite thing to do?
I love sleeping on my peoples, especially when they are trying to work. I have a squirrel friend, Stan, who I like to hang out with in the back yard.

What is your bad habit you just can’t kick?
Howling to be let outside to spend time with my friend Stan. And stealing food.

What is your most redeeming quality?
I have a very sweet nature and have never bitten or scratched my people.

What is the naughtiest thing you have done?
One time I was let out back and I jumped on the fence and then on the roof of the house and hung out there until someone came and got me down. And I wasn’t the least bit sorry.

What is your funniest memory?
When we were packing to move to Denver, I would hide in the boxes being packed and attack anyone who tried to pack the box. Over and over again.
Any last words of wisdom to share?
Things are crazy right now, stay home with your family and try to enjoy it. And steal chicken whenever you get the chance!


We at StuffCatsWant also thank Kristy for submitting Duke as Cat Of the Week!! Please submit your cat as cat of the week by emailing StuffCatsWant@gmail.com with 5 pictures of your cat(s) and a short description of him or her or them!

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The 7 Best Laser Toys For Cats 2020 [Safe and Fun!]

a cat looking at a laser dot with text that says the best cat laser toys

Cats absolutely love to play and one of their favorite ways to play is to hunt.

Laser toys for cats are flat out one of the easiest and most engaging toys available to keep your cat entertained and in shape.

Below we'll take a look at some of the best options to choose from and discuss the overall safety of laser toys for your cats.


The Best Laser Toys For Cats


Friends Forever Interactive Cat Laser 

​There are a bunch of different automated laser toys on the market that claim to entertain your cat and operate in a random pattern, but Friends Forever has the best in the business!

If you're looking to find a way to entertain your feline friend without having to manually interact then this is the option for you. A few of the key features worth noting:

  • ​Features a 15 minute automatic shut off so your cat won't get too excited
  • The laser beam is extremely strong and works even in a well lit room
  • Features slow, fast and random patterns to keep your cat entertained and engaged
  • The laser has full 360 degree rotation and will hit both the floor and walls
  • Has a 12 month no questions asked warranty if you encounter any issues
  • It stands about 8.5 inches tall and weighs about a half a pound
  • Operates on 3 AAA batteries so there's no cord to trip over
"​All our cats love it. Our adult cats, our senior fosters and of course the kittens go absolutely bonkers for it!"

​The only key ​area for improvement worth noting is:

  • ​It should feature a wider base to keep it from tipping when it is bumped into. When cats are playing near it they constantly run into it and it does tip over given the light weight and small base.

USB Laser Pointer 4 in 1 Pack

USB charging laser pointer for cats

​If you're the hands on kind of ​gal or guy when it comes to playing with your cats then this is the best type of laser pointer available.  

It charges super easily with a USB cord, no more pesky battery change and making sure your AR41s or LR13s will work property in your laser pointer.

It is of course lightweight and easy to keep handy at any time as well which makes it great if your cat travels or changes locations often.

A few other items worth noting:

  • Three functions in one: LED Laser, UV Detector & White Light Flashlight
  • Has a slide on switch you don't have to hold down the entire time
  • Features an extremely bright LED laser light usable any time of the day
  • Charges by USB cord, plug it into any charging block or port ​<= 5 volts
  • Also has a UV detector which is a great addition for detecting pet urine stains in case you're having any spraying issues
  • ​Pocket clip and wrist strap make it easy to keep handy in any situation
  • It measures about 3 inches in length and weighs about 2.5 ounces
"​The laser remains very small and strong even when pointed all the way across the room. Makes it super easy to let my cats stalk around multiple pieces of furniture before they pounce!"

​It is worth noting the following before purchasing:

  • ​The charging ​port has been noted ​as a key concern for many ​users, it easily breaks and pulls out of the housing. ​If you receive a poor quality one you can easily get a new one free of charge by contacting the manufacturer.

SereneLife Auto Rotating LED

​One of the toughest parts of many automated laser toys is getting them to display the laser on a surface of choice. Most you can only set on the floor and then let them spin in circles.

SereneLife developed this innovative cube based model to allow you to easily move and rotate the cube into any convenient place and then let it shine down.

You can easily set it on shelves, tables, couches, etc. and then flip it on to let your kitty play!

A few other items worth calling out:

  • ​Perfect for turning any surface into a playground, just rotate the cube and push start
  • Features ​four different speeds: slow, medium, fast and pause for manual play
  • Follows a random path to ensure your cat practices those hunting and pouncing skills
  • Automatic shut off after 30 minutes of play time to ensure the batteries don't drain
  • Runs on 3 AA batteries, go for rechargeable ones as your cats will ​love​ this toy
  • Nice and quiet, you can barely hear it unless you're standing right next to it
  • Far less likely to require you to ​stand it back up if the cats do knock it over given design
  • Measures about 5 x 5 x 3 inches so it travels well too
"​The ​cube type design ​means I can place the ​toy ​anywhere in the house and point the laser ​pretty much anywhere I want. ​It has worked great from my window sills and some of the small shelves we have. "

​The only real ​issue I have ​noticed with it is:

  • ​The battery life can run out quickly so rechargeable batteries are the best option