Every Cat Person Has a Story – Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project

Ask anyone that knows me and they’ll tell you I’m an animal lover. From our pug to our birds to our tropical fish, I love them all. And I’m especially a cat person. My kitty, Shadow, is my special boy. I shared my Cat Story about Shadow recently when I introduced you to Purina Cat Chow’s Real Stories Project. Have you had a chance to look at the site yet? It’s filled with touching and humorous stories.

I know many of you have cats. Did you find your cat or did he find you? Does she do something special that’s unique to her? What’s your cat’s story? Purina is searching all across the country to find cat people and their cat stories: inspiring stories and special moments of you and your cat. I’m sure you have one!

It’s simple to submit your story – in fact stories are limited to 600 characters, so it won’t take you long at all. Choose from one of seven categories – My First Cat, Why I’m a Cat Person, Forever a Cat Family, How We Found Each Other, Always There for Me, Memories, or Generations of Care.

When you submit your cat story to the Real Stories Project, you’ll get the chance to win some pretty awesome prizes. Five grand prize winners will each receive a $5,000 cash prize, a one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat, and have their cat relationship story told through a Purina Cat Chow brand online video. Five runners-up will get a $1,000 cash prize each and one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat. Plus, 40 honorable mention stories will receive a $100 gift card.

You can enter the contest from now until July 31st. Then from August 28-September 18, 2012, consumers will vote for their favorites. Will you and your cat be a winner?

In addition to offering a family of products that will provide a lifetime of nourishment for cats, Purina Cat Chow also has an online community. From the Facebook community where you can connect with experts and other cat lovers to chat, share, and learn, to the Catipedia section with useful information, they are all about cats and their people.

See this adorable little kitten? This is Josie. She’ll be coming to live with us next week! Yes, we’re getting a new kitten! I wonder what our cat story will be with her…


Disclosure: Purina® Cat Chow® partnered with bloggers like me to help share information about their Real Stories Project. As part of this program, I did receive compensation. However my opinions are my own and were not influenced by Purina. Purina Cat Chow’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Gloria walshver says:

    I love dogs since my son gave us his Shih Tsiu named Rocky

  2. aw…love kitties. Miss mine terribly. Good luck with your new one!

  3. I am a cat and dog person. In fact, I have a black cat that looks just like yours! Your kitten is adorable, congratulations on your new addition!

  4. aw, josie sure is cute!

  5. awww…your new kitty is precious! I used to love cats, but I’m highly allergic, but they are adorable to look at!

  6. That list pic is priceless, I used to always have cats growing up, but my allergies have taken over. This would be fun, I would have submitted something!

  7. Ok…so I’m a total dog person but that last picture is adorable!!!

  8. Josie is so cute! I’m a animal lover. I’ve had cats growing up. My mom has always had a cat. I live in an apt and I can’t have pets here. Our cat we had since we were young died a few yrs ago and my mom never got a new kitty. My daughter lives out on her own and she has a cat and 3 dogs. I’ve lived in an apt ever since she was born so we could never have anything but fish,hamsters or birds so I knew when she found the right guy they’d have animals and they do. I just love cats because they have the coolest personlaities.My daughter’s and sister’s cats are both so funny and lovable cats. Thanks for sharing Josie with all us readers!

  9. I have two friends who love cats. One has 3 inside cats, the other has 7 inside cats and several strays she feeds outside.

  10. Jennifer Rogers says:

    We love our cats, each one is so unique. Our youngest daughter has left us empty nesters and our cats have been such a wonderful comfort!

  11. Nice effort by PUrina

  12. So cute! I’m a cat person as well :)

  13. Richard Hicks says:

    I did not know this was going on and try my luck. Josie is a beautiful kitty and she looks like she is full of energy

  14. We have 3 cats and I adore them. DH not so much, but I love them. There is just something about coming home and them cuddling right up in your lap

  15. Ellen Levickis says:

    you sure have a house full of pets :) i enjoy reading posts about pets and what joy they bring to others!

  16. Josie is lovely.

    We got our kitten from a shelter, she was so adorable. She was also sick. We had to spend about $500 extra to get her well, but it was worth it. Today she’s healthy and full of energy and we love her to death.

  17. Diana Stanhope says:

    I am a cat and dog person. We have 2 rescued dogs from the local pound and two dogs that were left under our car in the snow! We also have a cat Sam who thinks he is a dog.

  18. amy williams says:

    I love both dogs and cats but at the moment only have our baby dog max he is so much a part of our family it’s like he is almost human your cats are beatiful.

  19. Josie is a beautiful kitten. Congratulations on your new addition, and I hope you have many happy years together :)

  20. angela adelman says:

    I myself do not have a cat story as I am allergic to cats. I like reading the stories as they are often funny and cute. I do have two dogs however and I have stories. I enjoyed reading your cat story. Thank you for sharing.

  21. this is precious. it is true; every little kitten has its own life!

  22. Josie is adorable! We have two furry cats. We got one at our local Amish auction. The other came to us a month later when someone we know had a neighbor who was moving and leaving her Mama cat and two kittens to fend for themselves in the woods. They are both so sweet and have added so much to our family!

  23. pelirroja cupones (Joselina Serrao) says:

    I am a cat and dog person

  24. Thanks for the heads-up. I’m going over now to enter a story about our 21-year-old (yes, in human years) cat, Sodie Anne!

    She was a rescue and has been the best ever!

  25. Sandy VanHoey says:

    We have a kitten, a full grown cat and a pomeranian. my daughter wants every animal she finds. The kitten, she saw in an ad and just had to have her for my grandson. They all have their own personality…currently, the kitten is full of spunk…a bit too much

  26. Richard Hicks says:

    So true…every one of them have their own story. My 2 kitties came from AARF. They are the sweetest cutest kitties I have ever had. Yours is precious too.

  27. I understand how you feel about your kitty, Shadow. I have a black British Bombay kitty named Link who I affectionately call ‘My Boyfriend’. He follows me wherever I go, and I love him deeply!

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