Saturday, January 31, 2015

Photo Hunt: CUBE and Caturday Art Hop

Brulee thought today's Photo Hunt theme was "cute", not cube!

However, thanks to the Friends FurEver, we discovered a new program, LunaPic, that would let us put this photo into a cube.  This way, we are meeting the Photo Hunt theme and we can participate in Athena and Marie's Caturday Art Blog Hop.  Thanks Friends FurEver!

Pretty good, huh?!?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Flashback Friday

We thought we'd flashback to the first day each of us came to live with Mom Paula back in 2011.  Enjoy our baby pictures.
Truffle - September 4, 2011

Brulee - November 4, 2011
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Mom Paula had a nightmare yesterday about someone hurting Brulee.  She woke up very upset and was thankful to see us sleeping beside her.  We're thankful to have each other.
Truffle                             Brulee

Mom Paula:  It's been stressful lately because of some personal and health issues, but each morning I wake up and see these beautiful faces, I can start my day a little bit better and with a smile on my face.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle and Brulee
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Remembering Bowden

We want to pause from our playfulness today to remember a special furriend of ours, Bowden.

Bowden is not in the cat blogging world, but his human is a really good friend of Mom Paula.  Many of you know that Mom Paula plays the piano in church on Sunday mornings and recently celebrated 10 years at the same church.  The organist/pianist is a wonderful person and friend to Mom Paula and was there for her when she lost Sweet Praline.  Mr. Bill rescued Bowden over 10 years ago from Pets, Inc. in Columbia, SC.  The family who owned Bowden had to give him up when the lady's elderly father came to live with them and he was allergic.  Luckily, for Bowden, Mr. Bill decided to go to Pets Inc. one day at lunch.  Mr. Bill says he doesn't know why he went that day, but he did.  He said Bowden was in a back room all by himself and the workers said that Bowden didn't get along with any of the other cats.  Mr. Bill said that Bowden was growling at all of the humans and everyone was afraid of him.  Mr. Bill said that for some reason, he knew Bowden wasn't mean, just loud and boisterous.  Mr. Bill said he couldn't get Bowden off his mind all day and went back after work and got him.

Bowden was a Bengal, but he still had a lot of "wild" in him.  He was one generation removed from his Asian Leopard parent and this is a generation that isn't usually sold as a pet/show kitty.  Mr. Bill said that if Bowden didn't know you, he didn't like you.  Bowden stayed under the bed the first couple of weeks he came to live with Mr. Bill.  Mr. Bill said that that eventually changed and Bowden wanted to be in the room with him all the time.  Bowden loved to curl up beside him, but wasn't a lap kitty (sounds like us).  Bowden never met a box he didn't wouldn't crawl into and he was a very opinionated kitty who didn't mind sharing his opinion with anyone who would listen (and even those who wouldn't) and he usually got the last word in.  Mr. Bill said Bowden was the best (and loudest) alarm clock and woke him up every morning at 6:00 a.m. so Mr. Bill would get out of the bed and have their morning conversation.  Bowden would meet Mr. Bill at the door every time he came home and always knew when Mr. Bill needed a friend.

Bowden loved to lay underneath the grand piano and listen to Mr. Bill play.  He would never make a sound until Mr. Bill stopped playing and then he would start talking.  Mr. Bill said he didn't know if he wanted him to play some more and wanted to know when he was going to have some peace and quiet.  We think he wanted him to play some more because Mom Paula says Mr. Bill is an amazing musician and she could listen to him play all day.  Bowden loved to play in the water and drank his water from a bowl in the bathtub.  He would put his paws in the bowl and stir it before drinking.

Bowden was with Mr. Bill for over 10 years and left for the bridge last Friday (January 23) after apparently suffering a stroke.  Please send your best purrs and comforting thoughts to Mr. Bill as he grieves the loss of this special and unique fur child.  We're sure Sweet Praline met Bowden at the bridge and they are sharing stories and secrets of Mr. Bill and Mom Paula.

Please leave your words of comfort in the comments and we will share them with Mr. Bill.
Monday, January 26, 2015

Playing with Snakes

Got your attention, didn't I?  Seriously, I think I'd like to play with a real snake, but I'll settle for my new toy I got during the Cat Scouts Gift Exchange last month.  It's a lot of fun and it makes noise so it aggravates Mom Paula, which makes it even better.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Selfie with Brulee

Brulee doesn't like having her photo made, but she begrudgingly agreed to pose for a Sunday Selfie that is sponsored by The Cat on My Head.

For more Sunday Selfies, please visit here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Photo Hunt: Fan #TeamCat

Truffle is a fan of #TeamCat.  She thinks the biggest Bowl commercial this year may be the #TheLucyBowl on Kitten Bowl!  #TeamCat @lucypetfoundation.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Flashback Friday

We're going for the squeeeee factor today with our Flashback Friday.  Here's a photo of Truffle and Angel Beignet when they were one-day old.
Truffle (left), Angel Beignet (right)

Truffle (1-day old)
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cat Scan

We are very thankful today because our Grandpa Paul is okay.  They had to rush him to the emergency room yesterday because he was having trouble breathing.  The human vets originally thought he may have had a blood clot that went to his lungs, but thanks to a "cat" scan, they discovered this wasn't true.  Grandpa Paul is back home, but needs to see more human vets to check his breathing.
Truffle checking out the cat scan.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Truffle's Silver Shading

Yesterday, we shared a photo of the silver shading on Brulee.  Today, we thought we'd share a glamour pose from Truffle, showing her beautiful shading on her back.  The silvers are also known for their green eyes, black eyeliner around the eyes and nose, and a pink/red nose.  Truffle has a black nose, which isn't standard, but Mom Paula thinks that makes her unique.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Silver Coat

We know that most of you are aware that we are Persians.  We're a special type of Persian, called a Silver Shaded Persian, which is in the same category as a Chinchilla Persian (less silver tipping).  Our base coat is white with silver tips.  Truffle has a lot more silver than Brulee, especially in her face and on her back.  Brulee has very little silver in her face and just a tipping of silver on her back.  Here's a photo of Brulee showing her silver coat on her back.

If you'd like to read more about the silver and golden shaded Persians, you can read here.  Both of Truffle's parents were silver shaded Persians.  Brulee had the same daddy cat, but her mommy cat was a golden shaded Persian.
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Easy Like Sunday with a Sunday Selfie

Let's get this Sunday Selfie (sponsored by The Cat on My Head) over with so I can get some easy in today.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Photo Hunt - Shelter

Sometimes when Truffle doesn't want to be found, she takes shelter under the table.

We're also participating with Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop.  We played around with some of the different effects on PicMonkey for this artistic view of Truffle's shelter.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday at the Movies

Since the Academy Awards for humans were announced yesterday, we figured it was time to share another video with everyone.  We love the stuff we get from chewy.com, but the best thing is the box.  As soon as it's empty, we jump in.  What's so cute about this video is that when Brulee jumps in the box with Truffle; Truffle puts the bitey on Brulee and then turns around and licks her on her head.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nurse Patrol

We're back on nurse patrol again this week.  Mom Paula is home with a sore throat and a fever and on her third round of antibiotics.  We like having her home with us, but we don't like that she's sick.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wild Eyes Weekend

Not only was it a "wild" weekend with the plastic saga, but Mom Paula was able to get some natural light photos with our green eyes. She says these photos make us look wild.


As if Saturday weren't bad enough, both of us had to have a butt bath last night.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Scary Weekend

You'll never guess what happened this weekend?  Mom Paula almost had to take me to the emergency vet!  "What happened?" you ask.  I'm going to tell you, so sit tight.
Truffle excitedly telling story

Saturday, the three of us, Mom Paula, Brulee, and I, were just taking it easy around the house.  In fact, Mom Paula stayed in her kitty PJs all day because she was exhausted from her first week back at work after being sick for 3 weeks.  There was also a little drama at work that caused her to be mentally exhausted, but it will be okay.  Anyway, Grandma Faye came over late Saturday afternoon to get Mom Paula to help her with her iPad.  Grandma Faye said something about us being lazy (we don't know what she was talking about).  Grandma Faye brought in two packages that were delivered at the front door and Mom Paula just laid them on the floor.
Truffle resting before all of the drama.

We were all taking it easy in the living room watching TV and enjoying a nice (cold) relaxing day.  Mom Paula couldn't keep her eyes open, so she decided to go to the bedroom and take a nap in her bed.  After about 1 hour, Mom Paula woke up as I jumped on the bed and was gagging.  Mom Paula assumed I had a hairball I was trying to get rid of, so she tried to give me some laxatone to help out.  I didn't really want it, which was unusual for me.  For a couple more hours, I continued to gag and nothing would come up.  Mom Paula tried to open my mouth a couple of times to see if she could see anything, but the inside of my mouth is dark because of my black lips.  When Mom Paula tried to give me some supper, I didn't eat.  That really worried Mom Paula because we all know how much I like to eat.  She tried to  look in my mouth again, but nothing.  By this time, Mom Paula was very concerned because I looked very uncomfortable.  Unfortunately, for us, our vet (Cherokee Trail) closes at 6:00 pm on Saturday nights and it was about 7:30 pm.  Mom Paula immediately began looking up the phone number and location for the emergency vet because my gagging was getting worse.  There is a brand new facility that is less than 10 miles from us and it's open 24/7.  The problem was that we were at the end of our green papers before pay day this week and Mom Paula didn't know how she was going to pay for it.  She took a chance and actually applied for CareCredit because we'd heard many of our CB furriends talk about CareCredit.  Mom Paula was very nervous about applying because our credit has been "terrible" the past 10 years and she's slowly rebuilding it, thanks to the small inheritance she received from her Uncle Bill.  We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we were approved for enough money to take care of me at the vet (she hoped).  
SC Emergency Vet Clinic (this is only a small portion of the entire facility)

Mom Paula was getting ready to put on some clothes and call the SCEVC to take me in, but she decided she'd try one more thing to see if I would eat something.  She opened our jar of Halo Liv-a-Littles freeze dried chicken treats, which are our favorites.  Usually, I reach out and grab the treat from her fingers, but I was having difficult eating the treat.  Mom Paula said out loud, "that's does it, you're going to the vet."  All of a sudden, I began gagging again and this time something came out.  Among the yechy digestive liquid was something about 1 inch in diameter that was dark.  Mom Paula almost screamed when she saw it because she didn't know what it was.  Luckily for Mom Paula, I threw up on a sheet of paper, so Mom Paula lifted it up and went into the kitchen where the light was better.  She rinsed off the dark material and discovered it was a corner of the plastic envelope that her sweater came in.
section of plastic bag beside a quarter

I immediately felt better.  The brightness came back in  my eyes and I was ready to eat again and the best thing was I didn't have to go to the vet.  Mom Paula watched me all night Saturday and all day Sunday to make sure I was okay.  She picked up every single plastic envelope and bag that was within my reach and has either thrown it away or put it behind closed doors.  Some people say I may have something called pica.  Mom Paula says she needs to do some more research on this disorder.  All she knows is that I am back to my beautiful self with my bright eyes.
This photo was taken a few minutes after I hacked up the plastic.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Selfie with Brulee

The static electricity continues down here in good ole' South Carolina and my floof continues to suffer.  I know my floof sticks out anyway, but this is getting ridiculous.

We participating in Sunday Selfies, sponsored by The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Static Electricity

All of this cold weather outside and heat inside is playing havoc with my floof.  The static electricity is making my floof stand out more than usual.
Friday, January 9, 2015

You Move, You Lose

Look who made it to the top of the tree!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Protecting My Tree

Many of you guessed correctly yesterday.  I was trying to protect my tree from Truffle.  It's a full time job.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

No Work Here

Mom Paula says she can't get any work done because of Truffle...

Monday, January 5, 2015

Brulee's New Pillow

Mom Paula just thinks she has a new pillow...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle pauses from her Easy Sunday to pose for a Sunday Selfie sponsored by The Cat on My Head.

You can find more Sunday Selfies HERE
Saturday, January 3, 2015

Photo Hunt - Present

There's nothing like getting a box of presents from your Secret Paw.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Looking at Me

Brulee:  She's looking at me, isn't she?