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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Friday, January 20, 2017

App Review (Cat Snaps) and Friendly Fill-Ins

Real Cat Paisley's best selfie.
So far.
From the Cat Snaps app.
We have two fun features to close out the work week. First up is our review of an app called Cat Snaps, and then we have Friendly Fill-Ins.

App review: Cat Snaps

 Cat Snaps is an app that lets your cat take his or her very own selfies. It’s basically one of those games that puts a moving dot or other object on your device’s screen, and whenever the cat taps the screen trying to catch the dot, the camera snaps a picture.

Old SoLT downloaded this to try on her iPad, but she was not optimistic because she’s tried iPad games out on the Real Cats before, and they paid no attention whatsoever. This time was different though, as you can see from this video:

And...Real Cat Webster's least-blurry selfie.
From the Cat Snaps app.
Both Real Cats had a ball playing this game, and they collected a bunch of selfies in a very short time. (You can also put the game in “play mode” to let the cats play without taking pictures.) The game makes a squeaking sound that goes along with the movement, and that was what got their attention first. Then they just could not get enough of trying to catch the little dot.

We think Cat Snaps is a lot of fun. The Real Cats played it on an iPad, but it’s also available for Android. The game is free to download, and you can have your cat play with six different-colored dots and take and save photos. You can also purchase a “Critter Pack” for 99 cents. The pack includes three different bugs, three mice, and three balls of yarn.

Highly recommended by the Real Cats!

Friendly Fill-Ins for January 20

Friendly Fill-Ins button
And now to Friendly Fill-Ins, from 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader. They are a fun way to learn a little bit about the authors of the blogs you read. The first two questions, answered by old SoLT, are from Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the next two, answered this week by Real Cat Webster, are from Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.

Old SoLT’s answers
1. Watching TV interviews with young celebrities and having no idea who they are makes me feel old. It reminds me of one time when I was in high school and talking with my mom about a singer who was popular at the time (don’t remember who it was), and Mom said she’d never heard of this person. I could not understand how anybody could not have heard of So-and-so. Now I understand!

2. Laughing makes me feel young.

Real Cat Webster’s answers
3. I have a very loud purr. Everybody loves it.

4. Being brushed is the best thing ever!


  1. That looks like a fun game. We are pushing Mom's tablet to her now!

  2. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers from both of you. I feel the same as you about young celebrities- I am out of the loop. Most aren't worth our time anyway. Webster, you are a cutie. That game does look like fun for cats. Have a nice weekend!XO

  3. That app looks like so much fun! I don't have any Apple products or a smartphone, so that's a bit of a bummer but I might be able to figure something out ;)

  4. That is how I feel about award shows. I can't figure out who the presenters are, and feel old.

  5. I remember a similar episode with my father asking me about someone. I did not understand how he could not know. Have a great week.

  6. Great answers! Laughing is great for the soul. It does make me feel young to laugh. I get silly then. A good purr is great medicine! I have to wrestle Maggie to brush her! *augh* And she was a show cat!

  7. We have Cat Snaps! I don't think we've ever really played with it though. Great answers too!

  8. That looks like a cute and fun app to have. Kitty selfies. That is great. :)

    Our girls are always talking about all sorts of people, so I've at least heard the names, but I still don't know who they are in most cases. I have a cool app on my phone called We're Related. It is connected to Ancestry.com. They go through one's family tree and then tell you who it appears that you're related to. Most of the responses have made me want to have a blood transfusion if they end up being actual connections. The coolest one it says I'm related to is Michael Jackson. And I *know* who he is. :)

    Great answers, Webster! I agree with you about being brushed. It feels wonderful. :)

    Have a blessed week!