Wednesday, September 9, 2020

MUSE™ Medallion Winner

We were honored to be awarded the MUSE™ Medallion from the Cat Writers' Association (CWA) in the category: Blog or Website - Education and Informative!

Persian cat, Truffle, with Muse Medallion on bed graphic
Truffle claiming the MUSE Medallion

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Visit From the Past

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."

- Alfred Tennyson

Praline, a tortoiseshell Persian, looking into the camera

The quote above is from a poem from Alfred Tennyson and is about unexpectedly losing a loved one and the harrowing grief process that follows it. 

Happy Birthday Brulee!

Can you believe Brulee is 9 years old today?

Silver shaded Persian cat, Brulee, sitting on the footrest celebrating her 9th birthday

We can't! It seems like it was only yesterday when we received those photos of Brulee with her litter mates on the day she was born.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

5Strands© Pet Intolerance Test Results

On the whole, Truffle and Brulee are very healthy cats. Once in a while, they will scratch more than usual or one of them may have a little upset stomach. Any time I've taken one of them to the vet, he always asks "have they eaten anything different lately?" and I'm not always sure of the answer because I rotate proteins and brands of food with the girls on a regular basis. I've always wondered if there was an easier way to narrow down the culprit to their temporary discomfort.

Recently we shared information about a Pet Intolerance Test developed from 5Strands® Affordable Testing. By combing a few strands of fur from my cats, I was able to obtain results of items in the environment and their food that may cause some temporary issues. The results were very informative and interesting.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Take Your Cat to the Vet - #Cat2Vet

August 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Did you know that 83% of cats visit the veterinarian before their 1st birthday, but over 50% don’t return until they become sick or are in pain? 

It's important to take your cat to the vet on a regular basis. With regular veterinary visits, your veterinarian can often detect conditions that may affect your cat’s long-term health.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

8 Tips for Keeping Cats Happy

Today is International Cat Day (aka World Cat Day). Cats should be celebrated everyday no matter where they live or who they are. This day is set aside to share our passion for cats and learn more about this captivating species. The day highlights the fact that there is no ‘one size fits all’ in cats. Just as there are cats that thrive as pets, others may never adapt to living alongside humans, no matter how much love we give them. Each cat is an individual and for International Cat Day, we want all cats to be happy cats.

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Touch of a Furry Paw

I've grown up with pets my entire life. My first pet was a beautiful Rough Collie named Tiny. We later had a Cocker Spaniel and two Pekingeses. I look back on the joys of sharing my life with my wonderful canine companions the first twenty years of my life with fondness. However, it wasn't until I experienced the soft touch of a cat's paw on my hand and face that I realized the comfort and peace one receives when sharing a home with a feline.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Caturday Art for Christmas in July

We like to participate with Caturday Art on Saturdays and thought today's creation reminded us of Christmas with the reds and greens with berries.
Brulee on her Ess having fun with graphic art

Christmas in July began in the South 84 years ago on July 24th and 25th in 1933 at a girls' camp called Keystone Camp in Brevard, North Carolina.