Saturday, May 31, 2014

A New Favorite

We've fallen in love with a new treat that's actually healthy for us!  Chewy.com sent us a container of Halo Liv-a-Littles Chicken Breast Treats to try out.
Brulee checking out the new treat jar

These treats are 100% chicken breast, freeze-dried.  They come in a plastic container with a lid that screws off, which Mom Paula loves because it means she can leave the treats out in plain sight and Truffle won't run off with the bag and eat all of them at once.
Truffle pulling the treats down to her mouth

The ingredients, listed in order on the label, for these delicious treats are chicken, water, sodium phosphate, salt, and carrageenan.  These treats are grain-free, too!  Some of the pieces are a little large, so Mom Paula breaks them into smaller pieces so we don't get choked on them.  Chewy.com currently has them on sale for $7.29.  These treats are so delicious that Brulee will actually take them away from Truffle, which never happens.
Brulee:  Watch out big sister, I'm taking this treat!

The Halo Liv-a-Littles treats come in three flavors:  chicken breast, wild salmon, and beef.   We haven't tried the others, but if they are as delicious as these, they are worth trying.  What's really neat about these treats is that Mom Paula can crumble the treats on top of the canned food to encourage Brulee to eat more (she's not to fond of many canned foods).  On a side note, Mom Paula recently picked up a couple of Halo brand canned foods and we really liked them!
Brulee:  Gimme!  Gimme!

We definitely give these treats four paws up!  We also highly recommend chewy.com to order those special treats and foods.  They are very reasonable with their prices, have a wide variety. and the shipping is incredible.

We received these treats free from Mr. Chewy and our opinions are our own.
Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday at the Movies: What's in the Closet?

Brulee is so interested in the closet in the office at home.  Sometimes, she'll just sit there forever, meowing at the door.  Other times, she's scratching under the door or just sitting in front of it as if she's guarding it.  Mom Paula almost gives in because of Brulee's cute little meow.

Mom Paula finally captured Brulee's cute little meow.  
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Mom Paula:  I'm so thankful when I come home and see these two beautiful faces in the front window, welcoming me home!  Especially, after a rough day at work!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monitor Shrinkage

Hey Mom!  Did this monitor shrink?

Truffle has enjoyed sitting in front of the computer monitor since she first came to live with Mom Paula back in September 2011.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Back to Work

We LOVE these 3-day weekends because Mom Paula is home with us an extra day, but we also HATE these 3-day weekends because it's harder when she has to go back to work.
Do you have to go back today?

I'll be here when you get back home.
Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Today in the United States, we remember all of those who've fought to protect our freedom.

We've never lost a human friend who's lost his/her life in a war, but we do honor those who have given their lives for all of us.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

We're taking it easy on our nice, clean sheets!  Too bad there's not enough room for Mom Paula.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Photo Hunt - Yellow

Nothing like a yellow nip nanner on this fine Caturday.
Give me that yellow nanner!

Mom Paula better watch out for her hurt wrist because Truffle loves her nip nanner.
Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday at the Movies: Truffle Watching Sweet Praline

Last month when Mom Paula was putting together the post to remember Sweet Praline on the day she went to the bridge, Truffle sat on the desk watching Sweet Praline play.  Mom Paula thought this was so special because Sweet Praline brought Truffle to her!

Announcement:  We're putting together another calendar for the Cats of the CB.  Please go to the webpage to read the details.  Deadline for picture submissions is June 1, 2014.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hiding in the Corner

Ummmm.... Mom Paula, why is the exercise bike hiding in the corner behind the door?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sunshine on My Shoulders

I love it when Mom Paula opens the side door to let the sunshine in.  I don't get to experience this too often because we only get sunshine in our house through the side door in the late afternoon while Mom Paula is usually working.
Sunshine on My Shoulders...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Helping with the Laundry

For some reason, Brulee just loves Mom Paula's pantyhose (yes, she still wears those) and socks. Mom Paula swears Cory slipped over one day when she was out of town and taught Brulee about the love of socks.  At first Mom Paula started noticing individual socks in the hallway and the living room.
Brulee has a special affinity for Mom Paula's Gamecock socks!

When the colder weather began and Mom Paula couldn't wear her open-toed shoes anymore and started wearing her trouser socks/knee highs; Brulee discovered those and brought them in the the living room where she could watch them while playing.
One of Mom Paula's black knee highs in the living room.

A couple of weeks ago, Mom Paula came home to an actual pair of her pantyhose in the front foyer.  Brulee was so proud of this that she posed for the flashy box.  Mom Paula was a little upset because those pantyhose are expensive!
Pantyhose are fun to drag around the house!

Now, to be honest, Mom Paula can deal with pairs of socks missing a sock or an occasional pair of pantyhose in the front foyer, but Brulee's latest fetish are Mom Paula's panties.  Mom Paula came home last night and Brulee had dragged a pair of panties from the dirty clothes pile into the hallway. Good thing Mom Paula didn't have any company with her when she came home.  Brulee was so proud...
 I can't help that I want to be a Victoria's Secret model kitty!  
Besides, Mom Paula's smells are on this stuff.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Big Enough for Two

Brulee has now discovered the space in front of the computer monitor, much to Truffle's chagrin!  
Brulee "hogging" the computer desk!
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Easy Like Sunday and Calendar Announcement

We're decided to take it easy today by stretching out on the bed with our special Peggy Blankies.  We think Mom Paula will be home with us most of the day (after trying to play the piano at church) taking it easy, too.

Pee ess - stay tuned this week for an exciting announcement for a new 2015 Cats of the CB Weekly Planner.  Start collecting your best photos to possibly be included in the calendar.  Here's a sample of what a page may look like.  We're really excited about this project and hope that up to 52 households can be included, which can mean over 100 kitties.  We can't do a page-a-day calendar again because the company stopped making the calendars with photos.  We were so disappointed, but really like this idea.  Stay tuned ...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Photo Hunt: Water

Truffle and Brulee have recently discovered the bathtub!  They've always been curious about what Mom Paula is doing behind those sliding doors, but have never ventured into the tub until the last couple of weeks.  Truffle jumps right in once Mom Paula gets out and checks out the "water" that is left in the tub.  Brulee tends to watch her from outside as if she's saying, "are you sure there isn't any water in there?".
C'mon in, the water feels good on the toesies.
Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday at the Movies: Baby Truffle Playing

Mom Paula recently discovered a couple of short videos of  Truffle playing right before she came to live with us.  Truffle always seemed to entertain herself from the very first videos Mom Terri sent Mom Paula.  Truffle was 12 weeks old in this video.
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Straw Hat Day 2015

It's Straw Hat Day, so we're joining Iza and wearing our best straw hats!  We light colored lady-cats need to protect our floof from all of the sun and still be fashionable!
 Brulee in blue

Truffle adds a red rose
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hollywood Kitty

Truffle thinks this photo makes her look like the glamorous Hollywood actresses from a long time ago.  
Monday, May 12, 2014

Beautiful Brulee

I  believe cats to be spirits come to Earth.  

A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

Jules Verne
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Today we celebrate those wonderful mothers who gave us life.  We're very lucky that we have photos of our mom kitties and can share them with you.  

Truffle's mom kitty is Chloe.  Chloe is a beautiful silver shaded Persian like Truffle.  Chloe has big beautiful green eyes like Truffle.  The biggest difference between them is that Chloe has the brick red nose that is characteristic of the silvers and Truffle has her velvety black nose.

Brulee's mom kitty is Mikayla.  Mikayla is an amazing golden shaded Persian.  We were kind of hoping for some little golden shaded kittens when Mikayla had her first litter, but her dad was a silver and little golden kittens only occur when both parents are goldens.  Mom Paula met Mikayla right after she came to live with Mom Terri and Mikayla had the best little personality and looked like a little floofy lion.  Brulee has that cute little brick red nose like Mikayla and the same quirky personality.

And a very Happy Mother's Day to Mom Paula, our human mom.  We know she loves us and would sacrifice anything to make sure we're taken care of.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

We can't see any streets from the side door.

But we have a nice view of the street from the front door.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday at the Movies: Going Wild Over Catnip

A few months ago, we were contacted by The Natural Pet Company about reviewing some Catnip and of course, we said yes.  Unfortunately, that was around the same time Mom Paula injured her shoulder and ultimately had shoulder surgery.  She then fell on the ice and re-injured her shoulder and now she's been in a brace since February because of a wrist injury.  We finally convinced Mom Paula to let us try out the The Natural Pet Company 100% Natural Catnip. 
Truffle checking out the nip

Just as soon as Mom Paula opened the bag we both checked it out.  Truffle gave it a sniff, but Brulee stuck her entire head in the bag, so the first test was a huge success!

The next step was to try out the catnip in our boogie mat.  Truffle noticed there was something different about the mat, but couldn't quite figure it out.  

Mom Paula then decided to pour the catnip on our scratcher and Truffle immediately responded.  She rolled and scratched all in the catnip.

Overall, we'd say the The Natural Pet Company Catnip is a huge success with Truffle.  Brulee never has really reacted to catnip much, except to lick catnip toys, but Truffle loves it.  This catnip is currently on sale at Amazon for $9.95 and qualifies for Amazon Prime.  There is a 30-day "no meow" money back guarantee offered.  This premium catnip is fine cut with no stalks, which makes it safer for us kitties.  The 4-oz bag was loaded to the top, almost making it difficult to close, which is wonderful because it will last us a long time and we can use it with lots of toys.  The Natural Pet Company also has a Facebook page.
Brulee approves!

We received The Natural Pet Company's 100% Natural Catnip free to review.  We were not compensated for our review and our opinions are our own.
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sing Out Loud

Sing. Sing a song.  Sing it loud.  Sing it strong...

Pee ess - Mom Paula goes back to the doctor today to get the results of the MRI on her wrist.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Still Waiting!

We're still waiting for Mom Paula to help us visit all of our furriends.  We got through about 50 last night (only 100 more to go!) and will try to catch up this week.  At least you see a cat on our computer monitor instead of those dumb FB games!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo today!  We need to remind Mom Paula to bring home some enchiladas and margaritas!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

Both of us are going to take it easy today in front of the computer monitor and strongly encourage Mom Paula to help us visit our furriends today.
We think we need a bigger desk!
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Somebody needs to whap this ball in a jiffy!