Tyrion’s Favorite Things.

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Today we are taking a page out of Oprah’s book and rounding up Tyrion’s favorite things! I can’t give you all a car but rest assured, Tyrion is sending you all a big snuggle from his post under the couch. Last time around I shared some photos of him at home… and why having a pet is just the best. Today, we are going to talk about his favorite things. He’s such a weird cat… (but aren’t all cats!?) but also.. the best. He is my best little pal and makes every day a little bit brighter, especially since I work from home.

ONE // Being up high. This is something we haven’t resolved in my new apartment yet as he really misses the loft bed. He loves to climb and be up high and a week ago he actually got up on top of my fridge (still trying to figure out how he did that!) When we lived in the city he spent most of the day up in the loft… napping, playing, basically lording over his minion (me). He loved climbing up and down the ladder and when he’d get wild would run up and down and up and down.

TWO // Sprints! Every night, without fail, he goes for a little run…. back and forth and back and forth… running from my bedroom, through the kitchen, and down onto the floor… as fast as he can. My favorite is when he slides, which happens a lot on the tile floor in the kitchen… he goes flying!!!

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THREE // Mirrors! Since moving to Brooklyn, Tyrion has become a bit obsessed with his reflection. So vain! The mirror is nothing new, but he absolutely loves it. I frequently catch him staring at his own reflection and sometimes getting up on his back legs to get a better glance. It’s one of the cutest and most hilarious things.tyrion's favorite things | the stripe

FOUR // Hiding. Tyrion loves to hide; and it’s something he really excels at. Behind the couch, in the closet, under the bed… he has found a few favorite spots in the new apartment. He is a total scaredy cat and anything (besides me) will make him hide… the UPS man, having friends over… all of it is just very scary! 😉

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FIVE // Meal Time! For such a small cat, Tyrion has a big appetite. I mentioned a couple months ago that I transitioned him over to IAMS Oral Care Complete™. I’ve been feeding him IAMS™ since he was a baby) and he really loves it. It’s great for his teeth (and breath, haha) and is designed to combat cats #1 health issue (did you know that oral care is the #1 health issue facing cats? I didn’t until partnering up with IAMS™!) It has ideal calcium and mineral levels to keep his teeth and gums happy and the kibble itself is larger and crunchier. And best of all, he loves his food so I never have trouble getting him to eat!

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SIX // His Wire Toy. Tyrion LOVES his wire toy. Loves it. It’s such a funny, inexpensive little toy but it is his absolute favorite-favorite. He goes completely wild for it. It’s just a piece of wire with these little cardboard things on it, but it has provided him with endless hours of entertainment. Best $2.99 ever.tyrion's favorite things | the stripe tyrion's favorite things | the stripe

photos 1, 7, + 8 by Trent Bailey.

Created in partnership with IAMS.

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  1. I was never much of a cat person, but Tyrion is adorable!

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  2. Brittany says 4.26.17

    okay, i am actually not a cat person but this post is killing me! him looking at his reflection! he is seriously so cute. i may be reconsidering my non cat person status!

    xo, brittany
    I have a post on finding a hat to fit my gigantic head on my blog today!

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Aw thanks Brittany! Yeah, he’s a funny little guy!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Janet says 4.26.17

    While I’m reading this my two cats are having a wrestling match on the table next to my laptop (I have obviously given up on the “no cats on the table” rule… the kitchen counter is still off limits, which they know but don’t care.). They also love their wire cat dancer toy.

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      HAHA. I have a no cats on the table rule too but I know he goes on the table when I’m away.

  4. diana pearl says 4.26.17

    Such a cutie! And I’m not even really a cat person! One of my best friends has a cat and they got her a “cat condo” — one of those multi-tiered thing a cat can climb up. It’s a bit of an eyesore, but makes the cat really happy! Would probably help with Tyrion’s desire to climb

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Those condos are fun. If I weren’t totally OCD about how my apartment looks I would get one for Tyrion!!! I am thinking about putting some little stairs up to this nook in the exposed brick for him. 🙂

  5. Dawn says 4.26.17

    I have been looking for a Persian Cat Breeder for a few months. Would you be willing to share where you got your adorable cats?

  6. Briana says 4.26.17

    Aw, that hiding picture is so cute! I love how cats have their unique little personalities. My cat loves to sprint around in the dark at night too and it’s the weirdest thing but she has a good time, I think. Haha.

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      They really do have such strong personalities! It’s so weird… and so funny!!!

  7. Breanna Marie says 4.26.17

    OMG I thought my cat was the only onewho had weird unexplained sprinting fits! Must be an indoor cat thing.


    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Hahaha! It’s so funny! They get these funny bursts of energy… never fails to make me laugh!

  8. Jordan says 4.26.17

    hahaha omg. i do not like cats but tyrion is the cutest. i am obsessed with the hiding picture! what a little sneaky nugget.

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Haha, that is what everyone says!! He is great at winning over even the biggest cat-haters! x

  9. Happy Room says 4.26.17

    i am actually not a cat person but this post is killing me! him looking at his reflection! he is seriously so cute. i may be reconsidering my non cat person status!
    xxx <3

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Aw, glad to hear it. He is the cutest! When he stares at himself in the mirror I just melt a little bit.

  10. Courtney Brandt says 4.26.17

    That last pic! *loves*

  11. Maggie (the cat lover) says 4.27.17

    I had a busy day and purposely saved this post to read until after I got home. Yay for cat-focused posts!

    My orange tabby is also a huge scardy cat. When my girlfriends come over to watch the Bachelor/ette he will eventually come out of hiding, but the moment that anyone speaks or laughs loudly he dives for cover. I adopted him when he was 2.5 years old and I can only assume that there were small children and/or dogs in his first household because he’s super quick to startle.

    • grace at the stripe says 4.28.17

      Aw that makes me so happy… glad I’m not the only cat lady!

      I adopted Tyrion when he was 6 months old which isn’t THAT old but he wasn’t a baby… I’m pretty sure that’s why he hides a lot too… he was pretty much all alone for so long!

  12. Emma says 4.30.17

    Love this post! I’m a total cat lady so it’s right up my alley 🙂
    My cat is scared of everyone who isn’t me-she eventually gets used to them but it can take months for new roomies, ha.

    • grace at the stripe says 4.30.17

      haha tyrion is the exact same. he loves a few of my friends that he knows well – but hides from everyone else!!!