Harry is Teaching Poker!

News flash: Harry has been to so many casinos she now feels qualified to teach poker.

If you are new to poker and getting ready to play in the casino for the first time, watch this video before you go. In it, Harry (aka THE Lucky Cat of Las Vegas) shares five things all poker players should know… besides the golden rule: never risk money you can’t afford to lose. PLEASE GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY.

Turtley a 1%er Meow

Harry took first place in her group on St. Patrick’s Day and moved on to the Quarter Finals of America’s Favorite Pet! This puts her in the top 1% of cats in the contest. Tomorrow night the #1 cat moves on to the semi-finals. Click here to cast your free daily vote for Harry – the tortie lucky cat poker mascot of Las Vegas. To learn why Harry believes she should win, watch the latest Turtley Pawsome vlog.

Who’s Hoo? | Las Vegas Lucky Cat for Hire

Who’s Hoo (Episode 2 of Turtley Pawsome) is now online. This pet cartoon shows the funny business that ensued after Pokey and Harry learned mom asked her friend Hoo if anyone in Las Vegas is hiring a lucky cat during the box turtle and tortie cat sisters’ afternoon tea time. Click here to watch the episode on YouTube.

♡ Dedicated to all humans named Hooman. ♡

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Turtley Pawsome is the creation of artist and writer Rachel Hoyt. Visit Homemade by Hoyt to check out her Las Vegas style art, jewelry, and more. Turtley Pawsome merch will also be available soon through the Homemade by Hoyt Etsy shop.

Harry is eating an Applaws Salmon loin. Pokey is eating dried fruit with flower topper – a sweet treat designed to stimulate her appetite.

Background music: Wings of Liberty by Evgeny Bardyuzha via Pixabay.

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Who’s Your Favorite? Pokey the Box Turtle or Harry the Tortie Cat?

Episode 1 of Turtley Pawsome the vlog is now live on YouTube! Click here to watch Pokey the box turtle and Harry the tortie cat’s first tea party where Pokey wonders where her family goes without her and Harry protests the suggestion that she is mom’s favorite.

Turtley Pawsome Episode 1

This Turtley Pawsome video was created with real life footage of Pokey and Harry’s first tea party. Here the box turtle and tortie cat sisters discuss where Harry and “meowmy” went in Las Vegas recently and debate which daughter is mom’s favorite. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss future funny videos of Harry roaming Sin City and/or enjoying a bit of funny business with Pokey at home.

Click here to vote for Harry for America’s Favorite Pet to show your support.

Turtley Pawsome is the creation of artist and writer Rachel Hoyt. Visit Homemade by Hoyt to check out her Las Vegas style art, jewelry, and more. Turtley Pawsome merch will also be available soon through the Homemade by Hoyt Etsy shop: http://www.homemadebyhoyt.etsy.com

Harry is eating Nulo Canned Wet Cat Food – available on Amazon here.

Pokey is eating a home cooked recipe which includes a healthy dose of Mazuri Tortoise Food. Subscribe and comment below if you want to see a “cooking with Pokey” episode of Turtley Pawsome which reveals the full recipe.

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Background music by Zakhar Valhala on Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/main-title-…

The Las Vegas Adventure Cat Running for America’s Favorite Pet

If you haven’t been following us on Instagram, you probably don’t know that we moved to Las Vegas in June 2021 (shortly after posting our last set of stories here on Turtley Pawsome which suggested that Sin City would offer us the best odds of finding a way to play together for a living). After many months of thought and deliberation, we compiled some funny videos to create a teatime pet talk show starring a tortie cat and box turtle which we hope will spread smiles and help your mental health. If things go as planned, the Turtley Pawsome vlog will eventually give us the opportunity to play together for a living while brightening your days with real life stories as fantastic as the fantasy tales we shared here in 2021. Harry is campaigning for America’s Favorite Pet to help us spread the word about Turtley Pawsome as quickly as possible and gain the fans needed to obtain permission to film her adventure cat experiences anywhere and everywhere we wish in Las Vegas and beyond.

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Turtley Quacked

Both Pokey and Harry knew they had flown past Buffalo when they reached Niagara Falls, but neither was quite sure what to do next. They circled around the waterfall and back over the rainbow a few times while pondering their plan. They agreed the town must be shaped like the animal, but had different ideas about how to spot the Buffalo. 

“Duh higher we gets duh more we sees,”Pokey explained. 

“You knows I loves fly out uh dis world, butts…” Harry paused as her gaze fell to a brood of ducklings following their mom into the river. “What iffs need be on duh water to see duh Buffalo?”

“You turtley just saying dat so we chase duh water birdies on duh way!”

“I not think I want mess with dat beak,” Harry replied, unaware they could hear her.

“It’s not a beak, it’s a bill!” The baby ducklings shouted at the air ship in unison.

“You knows Bills?!” Pokey and Harry landed the air ship immediately, with a bit of a splash. “Sorry,” they yelled. 

“We have bills,” the mother duck replied sternly. 

“Where you has him? We really need talk to Bills,” Harry explained. 

“You are talking to bills,” said the duckling at the end of the line. “I have a bill…”

“I have a bill…”

“I have a bill…” Each duckling repeated the phrase and touched its wing to its nose.

When it came mama ducks turn, she swam over to eye Harry close up. “We all have bills.”

“We all have bills?!” Harry was confused. 

“Actually, your sister has a beak,” mama duck replied. 

“Huh?!” Pokey was unaware. 

“What is you talking about?! We looking for Buffalo. You know… duh Bills?”

“Ohhhhh. Duh Bills. Yeah… we know Buffalo. We could swim you there.” Mama duck turned, shook her tail feathers, and they were off. With the current working in their favor, they arrived at their destination swiftly. Mama duck led her babies ashore and directed her friends to fly a bit further inland to the building that surrounds a big patch of grass. 

“Dis turtley not look like buffalo,” Pokey said as they landed.

“You seen Buffalo before?” Harry asked. 

“I saw them once in a movie…” Pokey began. 

“Not same thing,” Harry interrupted.

“And you is turtley sure how?!” Pokey didn’t believe her.

“The cat is correct.” A mouse had crawled up the side of the boat to find out who was invading his territory. “This town doesn’t have Buffalo in it nor is it shaped like a Buffalo… but that is a common misconception.”

“Miscuhhh… what?!” Neither Pokey or Harry had ever heard an animal use such big words.

“Nevermind that now. Welcome to Buffalo! What brings you here?”

“We comes to see Bills,” Harry replied.

“Sorry. They aren’t playing today,” the mouse said, looking confused.

“Bills plays for a living?!” Harry was shocked.

“Uhm… yes?” The mouse wasn’t sure why they didn’t know that.

“Dat turtley unfair.” Pokey looked extremely upset. “Why Bills get to play for a living and ma need find job?”

“Sometimes play is work and work is play,” the mouse replied. “Lots of people get paid to play.”

“How we help meowmy get paid to play? She meowy good at play!” Harry was eager to learn more.

“If dat true, why ma not get paid to play now?” Pokey was skeptical. 

“Some towns have more play jobs than others. Where are you from?” 

“Santa Barbara,” Pokey and Harry chimed.

“Ohhhhh. I see. That’s the problem,” the mouse paused as the girls leaned in close. “People there mostly serve the V.I.P.s… You should move to Las Vegas! The weather is a bit warmer but it’s not that far away… and there are lots of people who get paid to play there.”

“Dis is turtley brilliant plan! How you knows so much about all dees places?” Pokey began climbing back up to her perch so they could return home to tell mom their idea.

“I go where I want,” the mouse said, hopping down and scurrying off.

comic by Rachel Hoyt
with background by Linmarie5 via Pixabay

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