|I'm bored.. play with me|
|Cubbie gives the toy the Paw-o-Doom |
(and a few hisses for good measure)
|So then I decided to share all the balls|
I had washed and put them in the basket so I would have a stash
when they "lost" some of their toys
|Yup, they preferred the basket!|
Speaking of games, I was contacted on Tuesday by Jonathan over at Games.co.za He wanted me to promote his website on my blog in exchange for some cute kitty paper clips. Well when people contact me out of the blue my first thought is always "is this legit". So I did a little research on his website before replying. Since it was obviously not US based, I ran it through a few web searches and a few verification sites and everyone said it was safe. I went and checked out the Cat Games he suggested I promote and I found a whole page of cute quick games that you can play if you want to waste a little time but not be too immersed in a game. These are those cute games you can pick up and then put down say when you are waiting for something. I scrolled through the games and saw a cat cannon game that was beyond horrific. It was designed for you to shoot a cat out of a cannon and hope you avoid explosives and a 'cat eating venus fly trap' I couldn't imagine this would be a good thing so I opened it up and gave it a shot hoping I was wrong. Well it was pixelated so it wasn't all that graphic, but even in 8 bit you could tell the cat flew out of the cannon and after flying it hit the ground and it left a 'blood puddle' where it hit and it bounced. It did this a couple of times before it ended up being eaten by the plant and pixelated blood spurted everywhere.
I immediately wrote back basically saying thanks but no thanks, explaining that I couldn't possibly put a link on my website that led to that, and that while he was totally free to leave it on there if he was willing to remove it to let me know and we could talk. I figured that was that, because all too often those types of games are put on websites by people who tell you to 'lighten up' when you complain about the violence and who don't think that such thing is bad for cats in general.
Well I got a very nice email from him yesterday saying he could not believe that game was on there and he removed it along with two others that were similar. I have to say, I was very impressed. Jonathon is a very nice guy who just took over from a previous games editor in August. I had some lovely conversations with him and he impressed me greatly with his courtesy and his concern.
So while technically this is a sponsored post because he did say he would send me a little something in return for sharing his website, I have yet to receive anything, and intended to give him a shout out even if nothing ever shows up.