I was excited to hear about the Friskies® Plus™ Playhouse — the incredible living space created purely for a cat’s pleasure! Then, when I found out that it was being built in Hollywood, just a few minutes from my home, I was thrilled! Then I discovered that I wouldn’t get to go. What a letdown!
My human went in my place, which kind of disgusted me. I mean how much fun was she going to have with larger-than-life versions of the Friskies® Games for Cats app? But I found out that the 10 cats that are going to live there for the next couple of weeks are rescue cats from MeoowzResQ, an Orange County based rescue group — and they are all up for adoption! So of course I told my human it was okay to take photos of the kitties. Like the one you see above. I am not absolutely positive, but I believe she is Belissa.
Belissa and her nine pals — all young adult kitties — get to spend their days playing in two rooms full of amazing delights. Author and Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett worked with Friskies® to make sure it had everything a kitty could possibly dream of. One room has a huge screen with all sorts of creatures to chase after!
There is a humungo aquarium with really cool looking fish in it!
The other room has a touch game right in the floor where the kitties can go fishing! Plus there are all sorts of shelves and scratching surfaces and more toys! And here is the best part for all of you who can’t be there in person (or catson) — you can see the kitties in action on the Friskies® Facebook page! The app is right here, and you can watch from 3 PM to 6 PM Eastern Time every day until February 19.
And as if this wasn’t enough fun, the Friskies® Facebook community can even play with the cats! There are three mechanical toys you can operate and four cameras so you can zoom in on your favorite kitty. Get there early — there is always a queue. If you miss the daily open houses, they will be uploading highlights on YouTube.
Remember, these kitties are all up for adoption! Can you imagine having a movie star living with you? My human came home and said they were all the nicest, most friendly cats she has ever met. Maybe I should be glad she did not bring one home!
She did bring home a goodie bag with some toys for me. After seeing what all those kitties had at the Playhouse, can you blame me for looking a little disappointed?
Scooby, Shaggy & Scout says
You still posed like the seasoned professional you are Sparkle.
What dream come true that house is!
Do you think you might be allowed to visit once the shelter cats are all adopted? Then it will be sitting empty, just waiting for you to come by.
Oh don’t you all worry about the kitties being disappointed when they have to leave! The one thing they don’t have at the Playhouse is their favorite human to cuddle and play with every day. As much fun as they are having, they will be happy to come home, too! How do I know? Well, two of the Playhouse kitty guests live with my family while waiting for their Furrever Homes. We love, love, love them – and it’s hard to let them go – but the more we keep, the fewer we can help in the future. So think of the Playhouse as another of the many adventures of these very lucky kitties, saved by MeoowzResQ from all kinds of horror and certain death. Thank you Friskies and MeoowzResQ! And thank you to all the wonderful folks out there who rescue animals and/or support the many great organizations that work tirelessly to find homes for these wonderful and deserving kitties!
Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) says
Our goal is ta someday have a whole house set up fer us with neat stuff like that! TBT can have one little room just fer him…
The Island Cats says
What fun!! Those cats are very lucky that they will get to stay there!!
Spitty the Kitty says
Can I go live there? I wouldn’t mind looking for a new Human.
How cool is that! Awesome post Sparkle!
What a cool looking place!
Oui Oui says
Those kitty games look great! Carl wants to know if they are fun to pee on too?
Cathy Keisha says
I got that fishy game on my ipawd and the bug one too. I hope those cats get adopted cos after they’ve seen Paris it’s gonna be hard to get them back on the farm.
They is some lucky kitties! Me loves to play the Friskies games on my iPad, Me can only imagine the fun those guys is having! But me would never ever gives up my forever home for that much fun though.
Great treats for yous though.
Oh that’s a pawesome playhouse! We wish everykitty had a playhouse like that – especially us! It’s nice that you let your human go in your place Sparkle!
We all wanna go visit that playhouse.
(but we wanna come back home too)
Glogirly & Katie says
That is just the coolest thing EVER. We are going to tune in today and watch the fun LIVE! Sparkle, your human did an awesome job photographing all the fun! …but I can see why you’re disappointed over your goodie bag. I mean, those kitties had an aquarium and an ipad thingy the size of an olympic swimming pool!!!!! Friskies is pretty cool to be doing all this for kitties in need of forever homes. : )
So cool! My new sisfur Teddy would really love that place. I got bored with the cat app games once I realized I couldn’t actually eat any of the fish or treats, but Teddy loves them, she got to level asquillion or something the other night. I might like those live fishies that they have there though… nom nom nom.
Little One says
OMC!!! I want to live there forever!! Looks SO MUCH fun.
I sure do hope all the kitties get forever homes but they’re not wanna leave. (They are gonna be very spoiled to this place by the time they will get adopted.)
How wonderful! I hope all of those lucky cats get really lucky soon!
Wow! It looks like a really cool place to hang out for awhile!
Wow! Great and funny toys!
Prancer Pie says
That is pawsome! At least you got sum toys out of it!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
I hope they all get adopted but I hope they aren’t disappointed when their new homes aren’t as exciting.
At least you got some fun things even if you didn’t get to go. Looks like a pretty cool place for some lucky kids, though!
WOW! Sparkle that place is AMAZING! I want to go too!!
Hannah and Lucy says
The Playhouse looks a real fun place to hang about in – and we are sure it will help you all find your furever homes.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Random Felines says
Mom stopped by there yesterday and tried to get a good look – it certainly looks like a fun place!!!
Fraidy Cats says
now that’s what we call a Fun House! oh if only our mom would set our house up like that for us! Those kittehs are lucky and we hope they’ll be adopted soon. Thanks for sharing, Sparkle!
PIp, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Cat's Cats says
WOW, the Friskies Playhouse looks really amazing and what a wonderful chance for Belissa and her friends to find fantastic forever homes!!!!
We love Luna says
Hey dear friend, look for the good side, those toys are soooo funny!
Thanks for all information, so nice that you Mammy like this place. It’s really different and special for kitties!
Zowie – does that place ever look like fun Sparkle, How bout if you and I sneak out some night and go over there and play a bit.
That is just terrific. For once the shelter cats have the advantage and how great for them to get to play with all that super stuff. Glad the Mom went and took some pictures. We sure hope they all get adopted. Take care.
Spunky Doodle and Manny says
Sounds like a lot of fun but where are the quiet sun spots to nap in? We sure hope they didn’t forget about those! Every cat needs nap time!
Oh, there were LOTS of those! And several cats were napping. They just weren’t as interesting to photograph.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
All paws are up here! Kitties at play are purrobably more likely to be adopted!
Bengal Business says
We want that playhouse too!