Nine Lives, the hilarious and wacky film starring Kevin Spacey, is available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, in good stores and Amazon. Have you got your copy yet? We’ve got ours and really enjoyed it!
This 97 minute film features Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey), billionaire businessman and soon-to-be owner of the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. He’s a workaholic whose lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman).
When Tom forgets to buy Rebecca a present for her 11th birthday he rushes out in a panic and finds himself in a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats. Fortunately the store’s eccentric owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), has the perfect pet for him: Fluffy feline, Mr. Fuzzypants.
However Mr. Fuzzypants proves to be both a blessing and a curse. En route to his daughter’s party, Tom has a terrible accident. When he regains consciousness he discovers that he has become trapped inside the body of the cat! Despite being a self-professed cat hater, after a series of hilarious scrapes Tom realises that occupying the body of a fluffy moggy can have its benefits – namely, spending more time with his family.
Nine Lives is a funny, heart-warming tale about the importance of family and pets. In this modern world, we are always so busy to work that we don’t spend enough time with our family. I find that I hardly have time to call my mum and sister. By the time, I remember it was too late. This film is a great reminder for us to remember. So this December, I am going to make time to chat with them.
In this DVD, it comes with Extra Features: Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: The Making of Nine Lives, Cat Bloopers and Herding Cats.
To celebrate this release, they have kindly sent me a Cat’s Protection hamper for my family to enjoy. Bringing home a new pet is exciting, but it can be a stressful change for your adopted friend. To help my readers, courtesy of Cats Protection, the UK’s leading cat welfare charity, are sharing helpful hints for caring for your new feline.
Set Up The Essentials
Set up your new cat in an area safe for your kitty. Provide separate bowls for food and water, a litter box placed as far as possible away from the food and water, a scratching post, and a choice of places for them to sleep and hide. Cat’s like high areas where they can see their surroundings, so make sure they have somewhere to perch. Cat’s Protection suggests you continue to feed your cat their previous diet, unless of course your cat previously ate human food like Mr. Fuzzypants; many foods meant for people can make cats sick and unwell.
Let Them Settle
When you first bring your adopted friend home, set them up in a quiet room with their resources, to help them settle in. Once they are settled let them explore their new environment on their own before you introduce yourself. Cats are independent creatures and like to do things in their own time. Some cats may be eager to get your attention, especially if like Mr. Fuzzypants, they’re trying to tell you they’re really your dad! But others may be shy and prefer to hide, in which case Cat’s Protection suggests you try to coax them out with an interactive toy.
Introduce your cat to the family slowly. Don’t pick them up until they know you are not a threat, and don’t push your cat into interacting too quickly. Be patient and you’ll be best of friends with your feline friend in no time!
Keep Them Indoors
When your cat first arrives home it needs time to settle into its new surroundings. Cat’s Protection recommends that you keep your kitty indoors for the first 3 or 4 weeks while they adjust. Otherwise who knows what trouble they might get up to!
Let them be themselves
Cats vary widely in personality, from lap cats to avid hunters but all of them can make for loving companions if given the space and correct environment to be themselves. If you are adopting a cat from a rescue home or agency like Cats Protection talk to a member of staff or volunteer there to make sure you are matched with a suitable cat. Just be wary of any mystical cat-shop owners who may be planning on turning you into the cat you’ve just adopted.
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