Monday, September 30, 2013

Yummy New Stinky Goodness

Chewy.com contacted us about reviewing some stinky goodness from Natural Balance.  Mom Paula is pretty picky about the stinky goodness we get, but she's been impressed with the treats we've tried from Natural Balance, so she agreed to let us try some.

The stinky goodness we received to review was Natural Balance Platefulls Grain-free Turkey, Chicken, and Duck Formula in Gravy Pouches.  We're pretty  much on a feather diet (turkey, chicken, and duck) because Truffle doesn't do too well with fish and we tend to ignore the beef stuff.  As soon as Mom Paula put the pouch on the floor, we began sniffing it and Truffle began to bite into the pouch, which was a good sign.

We always like to provide the description of the products we review in their words in addition to our review.  The description below is from the chewy.com website.

Natural Balance Platefulls Grain-Free Turkey, Chicken & Duck Formula in Gravy Cat Food Pouches

Platefulls cat pouches are a healthy cat food alternative featuring a unique blend of flavors in a delicate, tasty sauce for adult cats. Premium proteins are combined with canola oil, biotin and flaxseed to help produce a great skin and coat, letting you give your cat the best food for its needs.
Key Benefits
  • Complete and balanced for all breeds of adult cats
  • Cats love the taste!
  • Grain Free formula 
  • Great For Skin & Coat
  • Enriched with vitamins and minerals
  • No Corn, Soy, Wheat, Artificial Flavors Or Colors
  • Convenient pouches are easy to open
  • Can be served as a standalone diet or as a topper for dry food
  • Made in the USA!

As soon as Mom Paula put the food dishes on the floor, we dug in.  Truffle was all business and cleaned her bowl in several bites and tried to get Brulee's food.  

Brulee started out by licking all of the gravy first.  The food was in "chunks" and Brulee has a little difficulty eating that type of stinky goodness because of her small mouth and the way she eats her food by licking it.  Mom Paula decided to sprinkle some of our left over crumbs from some of our freeze dried chicken treats on it, and Brulee dug in and cleaned her plate, too.

We really enjoyed our food and thought we'd include a short little video of our synchronous eating of the delicious Natural Balance Platefulls.  We wonder if there will be a Olympics competition for this category in the future.  In case some of you are very alert (which we know you're out there), the bowls are different in the video than in the photos. That's because Chewy.com sent us 3 pouches to try out, so we wanted to prove to you we really liked the food by showing us eating it different times.
We give the Natural Balance Platefulls pouches four paws up!  It was delicious and good for us.  We'll definitely get more of this in the future.  Chewy.com didn't pay us for this review and we received the sample pouches free to test. 
Sunday, September 29, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We're taking it easy today.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Photo Hunt - Global

From this ...

to this ...

Our calendars are going global!  If you'd like to order a calendar, please go to 365 Days of Cat Blogger Cats website.  The orders are temporarily closed until we can catch up with the current orders.  We hope to open them back up sometime near the end of next week.  
Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Butterfly Wand Toy

Guess what?  Mom Paula pulled out a new wand toy last night and it's a pink butterfly made out of feathers.  As soon as we saw it; we immediately tried to get it.  The video below is only a short segment of our initial attack on the butterfly.  We played for a long time and wish Mom Paula had four hands so she could play with us and use the video camera at the same time.  Brulee played so hard that she was laying on her side breathing hard.  Truffle is still hunting the butterfly after Mom Paula put it up.

pee ess - someone asked us last week why we called it "Friday at the Movies."  When we came to live with Mom Paula, she started taking videos of us and remembered something from her childhood about Saturday at the Movies or something like that, so she just thought she'd share videos of us growing up each Friday. We hope you enjoy our little movies.
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Truffle Featured as Day 26

The lovely Lou from Max the Quilt Cat painted Truffle for her 30 cats in 30 days in September.  We are so honored that Lou painted both of us and featured us in this activity.  Isn't this a beautiful painting of Truffle?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweet Praline's Birthday

Today would have been Angel Sweet Praline's 18th birthday.  She was such a special diva and we still have a lot to learn from her.  We're sure she's having a grand party at the bridge today.
Sweet Praline (March 2011)

In the meantime, we're taking it easy among the empty boxes from sending out the latest group of calendars.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

I'm keeping a watchful eye on Mom Paula to make sure she rests her shoulder.  She has her MRI today, but won't go to the orthopedic surgeon until next Tuesday to find out the results.  

Note from Mom Paula:  Truffle really is staying close to me since I've injured my shoulder.  When I go to bed (daytime for a nap or evening), she's right beside me, touching my legs.  No matter what room I'm in, she's right there, watching me.
Monday, September 23, 2013

Brulee Featured on Day 21

We've been meaning to post this artwork of Brulee that Lou did as part of her 30 cats in 30 days for September.  Lou painted Brulee and featured her on Day 21 (September 21).  We think Lou did a wonderful job.

pee ess - Mom Paula has an MRI on her shoulder tomorrow.  She's still in a lot of pain, so we're not visiting too much or posting much.
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Easy LIke Sunday

In keeping with the baby purrfections theme this week, here's Baby Truffle and Baby Brulee taking it easy.
Truffle with her paw protecting Brulee
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Photo Hunt - Rousing

Catnip has a rousing effect on Truffle.  One whiff and she goes crazy (even as a kitten).
Truffle (December 2011)
Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Baby Brulee

In keeping with the theme this week, our video is of Baby Brulee at 11 days old.  Isn't she just adorable?

pee ess - Mom Paula has an MRI scheduled next Tuesday to see what is going on with her shoulder.
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Meow Like a Pirate Day

We're recycling a photo from Baby Truffle for Meow Like a Pirate Day because Mom Paula's shoulder is hurting too much and she can't sit at the computer for long periods of time.  Here's Truffle in 2011 for her first pirate day.

Watch out fer 'tis wee lady sea monster.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Baby Kitten Week

Special purrs for Ann of Zoolatry today as she remembers Vic.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Baby Kitten Week, Day 2

This was Truffle's first day with Mom Paula in 2011.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Baby Kitten Week, Day 1

We decided since Mom Paula's arm was still hurting so bad that we'd help her out by posting some baby pictures you may not have seen.  We hope you enjoy this week of sweet little cuteness.
This was November 2011 - contrary to what the date stamp says.  LOL
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

Our Gamecocks won yesterday.  Mom Paula went to the game and didn't clap or "high five" with her left arm, but she didn't get a chance to use the heating pad on it and it's hurting now.  We're going to take it easy in our cat tree until she gets home from church and then we're going to snuggle around her ouchie shoulder today.


Pee ess - Truffle was the kitten on the left and Angel Beignet was the kitten on the right in the video on Friday.  Thanks, Mom Terri!
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Photo Hunt - Silly

Truffle thinks those humans are being silly when they dress their woofies.
Truffle watching My Cat From Hell

Our Gamecocks are playing the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight.  Mom Paula is going to the game even with her sore shoulder.
Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday at the Movies: Rasslin' at the Milk Bar

Mom Paula just loves it that Mom Terri sent her pictures and videos of Truffle, Beignet, and Brulee from the day they were born.  We thought we'd lost all of the pictures of Truffle and Beignet because we couldn't get the DVD to work, but we were able to salvage several of the files, especially those first few days.  Below, you'll see baby Truffle and Baby Angel Beignet with their mom, Chloe.  Look how tiny and dark they were and isn't their mom beautiful?!?

This is one of Mom Paula's favorite videos of Truffle and Beignet together.  Both insisted they wanted the same nipple at the milk bar.  To be honest, Mom Paula can't remember which one is Truffle and which one is Beignet at this early age.  We're sure Mom Terri will let us know (hint! hint!)!

How was that for a squeeeeeee Friday at the Movies?
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thankful Thursday

We're thankful the first batch of calendars came in last weekend.  Mom Paula has been a little slow shipping them out this week because of her ouchy shoulder, but hopes to have the first 10 mailed by tomorrow.  We're now taking orders for the next batch.

You place an order for your calendars at this web page.  We can only order in batches of 10 at a time and will send them out in the order we receive them.  Special thanks goes to Bonnie and Chey for setting up the order page.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Taking Care of Mom

We've been staying close to Mom Paula as she recuperates from her shoulder injury.
 Brulee climbs onto Mom Paula's lap for some snuggles.

Truffle stays close to Mom Paula's legs
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Keeping My Eye on You

Brulee is keeping her eye on Mom Paula to make sure she rests.  Mom Paula received a cortisone shot in her shoulder yesterday and will start some physical therapy next week.  The doctor thinks there may be a problem with the AC joint.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Pain! The Pain!

Poor Mom Paula!  She couldn't even finish playing the piano at church yesterday morning because of the pain in her shoulder.  She finally went to Urgent Care last night and the doctor believes it's a soft tissue issue (rotator cuff??).  She's going to try to reach her orthopedic surgeon today to see if he can see her quickly.  Good thing she didn't travel to California.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We're both taking it easy in our comfty black chair today.  


Pee ess - Mom Paula did something to her left shoulder yesterday and was in pain all day.  We're hoping she just slept on it wrong and that she can take it easy today and have no more pain.
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Photo Hunt - Fave

Today's photo hunt theme is easy for us!  Our FAVE college football team is the South Carolina Gamecocks.  They are playing those Georgia Bulldogs today.  We thought we'd go back to our kitten pictures to show us pulling for our FAVE team.  Go Gamecocks!
 Baby Truffle - 2011

Baby Brulee - 2011

Our FAVE football team, the Gamecocks, will play the Georgia Bulldogs at 4:30 EST on ESPN.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Multi-functional Scratching Post

Many of you have seen our new scratching post.  It has a feather hanging on it, a ball in a track at the base, and a tall sisal rope pole for scratching.  Mom Paula found it at Petsmart.  It's a Kong Cat Track Scratcher. We checked online and guess what?  It's on sale!!!  This is the best scratching post!

We know the video below is a little long, but we wanted to show both of us playing/using all parts of the scratching post!  Some of you are asking about the scratching post being in the hallway.  Mom Paula put is there to get some good pictures.  It's in the bedroom where she can trip over it now!  MOL!

We thought Mom Paula was going to be in California next week, but she has an uncle who is gravely ill and is only given a short time left, so Mom Paula feels she needs to stay on the East coast so she can be there for Grandma Faye.  Special purrs and prayers are needed for Grandma Faye and Uncle Bill.
Uncle Bill and Mom Paula at his 88th BD party in June 2012.
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful for our new AC unit and the fact the vent is close to the floor so she can stay cool during this heat wave in SC.  We had a very mild summer until the last few days.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Truffle's Gotcha Day

Two years ago today, Truffle came to live with Mom Paula.  Mom Paula was so nervous waiting for Truffle's arrival that day.  It'd been 15 years since Mom Paula had raised a kitten and she had forgotten all about what to do!

Truffle was such a tiny little thing when she arrived at our house.  She found every nook and cranny she could hide in those first few days.  Mom Paula was so afraid that Truffle didn't like her anymore because she hid so much.  This was Truffle's favorite hiding place under the TV stand in the back.

Mom Paula was so nervous about Truffle getting hurt or lost that she closed the doors to all of the rooms and slept on the couch the first week with Truffle.  Even though Truffle liked to hide during the day, that first night, she jumped on top of Mom Paula on the couch and slept with her.

It didn't take long for Truffle to feel totally comfortable with Mom Paula.  She's still a little shy with strangers, but she is the "queen bee" at our house.  We're so glad Truffle picked Mom Paula!
September 4, 2011

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

What was that sound?!?!  I think I'll stay under the bed for a little while and protect Mom Paula!
Monday, September 2, 2013

Floofy Alarm Clock

Who needs an electronic alarm clock when you have a cute floofy alarm clock like Brulee?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We can't believe it's September already!  Where did the summer go?  We're taking it easy today and enjoying the 3-day holiday weekend and Mom Paula being home.  Have an easy Sunday.