Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle is patiently waiting for Mom Paula's return.  She hopes you enjoy her Sunday Selfie.

For more Sunday Selfies, you can visit The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Caturday Art

Loved this cute photo of Brulee sticking her tongue out at Mom Paula.  For today's art, we used pho.to.com again.  We went to the "stylized effect" and then "rainbow sketch" for the resulting picture below.  We used PicMonkey for the frame.

You can see more Caturday Art creations here.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Missing Mom

Mom Paula has been gone long enough.  We're hearing rumors that she's hanging around with some kittens, Summer, Katie, Waffles, and even some woofies.  I'm ready for her to get back home where she belongs.  In the meantime, I think I'll just hang around on the kitchen chair enjoying some of the Southern sunshine.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Turning on Some Trouble

I know I've watched Mom Paula turning on this faucet for almost 4 years now,  Let's see, just a little turn to the right and I'll have some running water.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Floofy Cats vs Flat Cats

Mom Paula is on the road traveling to BlogPaws.  She said we couldn't go, but Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee are with her.  We don't think that is a very good substitute for our floofy selves.
Brulee and Truffle with their Flat selves.

Truffle is holding Mom Paula's CB calendar hostage in hopes she wouldn't leave.

Grandma Faye is taking care of us while Mom Paula is gone.  That means we'll have lots of extra treats.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Packing for BlogPaws

Mom Paula pulled out her suitcase Sunday night to start packing for BlogPaws.  Brulee has been guarding it ever since she pulled it out.  We think she's trying to sneak in when no one is looking so she can go with Mom Paula.

Mom Paula chose to close the suitcase when she wasn't packing in order to avoid any extra silver/white floof.  This is where Brulee has been sleeping since then.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

We're pausing today to remember those who've given the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Selfie

Brulee doesn't want to wake up from her Easy Sunday in order to participate in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.  So, she gave us a little raspberry for her Sunday Selfie.

You can see more Sunday Selfies here.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Caturday Art

Captured this beautiful photo of Truffle sitting on the dining room chairs with some natural sunlight behind me.  I love how the gold of the chair back frame her face, making her beautiful eyes seem larger.  Went back to PicMonkey and found the Clouds effect for this artwork.  Used the Museum Mat and changed the colors to blend in with the clouds.  Wouldn't you just love to look up into the clouds and see this face?
Friday, May 22, 2015

Still Mine

Many of  you guess correctly yesterday that a little whappy paws ensued when Truffle tried to take the box away from Brulee.

Who do you think the victor was?  Usually Truffle is aggressive enough to win out over Brulee, but this time Brulee showed her who owned the box.
Brulee:  I told you it was my box!  Now go away!
Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Is My Box

Just what do  you think happened next...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Didn't Do It

Brulee:  Whatever it was, I didn't do it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

#VetOnDemand for On Call Paw Care

This post is sponsored by Vet on Demand, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Vet on Demand App, but Sweet Purrfections only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Vet on Demand is not responsible for the content of this article.

VetOnDemand™ is a brand new iPhone app that pet moms/dads can use to determine if they should make a trip to the vet, for getting advice after the regular vet office is closed, and prior to that expensive trip to the emergency vet hospital in the evening or on the weekend.  VetOnDemand is a mobile application that allows you to get personalized, real time access to licensed veterinary care through the capability of "telemedicine".  This app allows pet owners the opportunity to video chat with a licensed vet for help answer general questions, obtain help for taking care of a sick pet, or to get advice on whether an emergency vet visit is needed.  The price of a video chat with an actual vet will cost $2.50 per minute.

Recently, we were given the opportunity to talk with Dr. Phil Baxter to try out the iPhone app.  It was very easy to download the app on our iPhone from the Apple App Store. Would you believe this was the first time Mom Paula had used the video chat on her iPhone?  The process is very easy.
  1. Download the App - currently through the AppStore on an iPhone.
  2. Create Your Profile - credit card information must be entered prior to the first call.
  3. Add Your Pets - profiles can be created for as many pets as needed.
  4. Make the Call - all you do is click on the CALL NOW button on the app where you'll be placed in a queue for the next available vet.  We only had to wait a few minutes.
  5. Chat With Your Vet - even though you provide a short description in the profile, the vet will ask for an overview of what is happening.  
  6. Call Notes - call notes are automatically provided after the call.
Actual screen shots from my iPhone

Mom Paula wanted to talk to Dr. Baxter about treating Brulee's constant eye drainage and staining. He explained the drainage was a problem for Persians because of their brachiocephalic faces.  Persians tend to experience excessive ocular discharge because their tear ducts may not be formed properly and can result in an excessive amount of tear production, which causes that reddish-brown stain underneath the eyes.  Usually the stain is only cosmetic, but if not cleaned regularly, it can become uncomfortable and possibly cause a skin infection. Dr. Baxter explained there were many tear stain remover products and recommended looking for homeopathic products.  He said to try a eye irrigation solution that contains saline or boric acid and after washing the eye area to use a tetracycline powder on the fur below the eye.  He recommended using a fine tooth comb, such as a flea comb, to comb through the crusty residue before cleaning the fur.  Mom Paula already uses an eye wash and powder on our eyes, but Dr. Baxter recommended filling a cup with hot water and sitting the solution down in it to warm it up before use.  Dr. Baxter also recommended that Mom Paula look for possible eye lashes touching the eye.
Dirty eyes prior to VetOnDemand video chat.

Cleaner eyes after VetOnDemand video chat.  She looks a little messy because 
her face is still wet from the eye wash, but her eyes look so much better.

Recent data shows that one in four families can afford veterinary care and that 21.5% of cat owners didn't take their cats to a vet because of the expense.  We were shocked to find out that nearly 1/2 of cats didn't visit a vet during the past year.  The VetOnDemand app is a convenient and affordable way to talk to a trusted, licensed veterinarian.  We want to stress that pet parents should not let this be a substitute for actually visiting a veterinarian in an office for regular checkups and when there are obvious problems with your cat's behavior or actions.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Today's Sunday Selfie (sponsored by The Cat on My Head) is of our adorable Brulee in lace. She's doing so much better than she was this time last week and we appreciate everyone's purrs and good thoughts.

To see more Sunday Selfies, please go here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Caturday Art

We really like the numerous things we can do in Pho.to.  This Caturday Art (sponsored by Athena and Marie) image was the "kaleidoscope" effect.  How many Truffles do you see?

Friday, May 15, 2015

National Straw Hat Day - Flashback Friday

It's National Straw Hat Day!

Mom Paula was really busy with meetings and traveling yesterday so we didn't have time to put on some new hats.  So, we went back to our very first Straw Hat Day (2012) for a Flashback Friday! Have a great day.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Not Moving

You need to go where???

I think you need to find someplace else to go because I'm not moving anytime soon.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fun with Paper

We've moved onto something else fun since Mom Paula won't put our balls in the tub.  We're having fun with the packing paper from the boxes.  Mom Paula has even left it out for us to play with for a few days.  She said something about it not making as much noise.
Brulee and Truffle
Monday, May 11, 2015

More Balls Please

Mom Paula thinks she's spoiled Truffle and Brulee with Tub Hockey.  They wait in the bathroom for the balls to be thrown in the tub.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Selfie - Mother's Day

We thought it would be appropriate to share a photo of our kitty moms, Chloe and Mikayla, for our Sunday Selfie (sponsored by A Cat on My Head) since today is mother's day.
Chloe and Mikayla

Chloe is Truffle's mom and Mikayla is Brulee's mom.  Aren't they beautiful?  We hope everyone has a wonderful mother's day.  Of course, we can't let the day go by without wishing our human mom a Happy Mother's Day, so here's our Mother's Day Selfie.
Brulee, Mom Paula, and Truffle

You can see more Sunday Selfies here.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Caturday Art

Brulee decided to participate in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie today.  We thought the "puzzle" effect under the creative photo effects category in Pho.to was purrfect to match the last few weeks we've had.  We feel like our life has been in pieces, but it looks like everything is back in place for now.  We then went to PicMonkey and chose a basic frame to complete the artwork.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday at the Movies - Tub Hockey

The other night Mom Paula was trying to find some way to keep us entertained because she was so tired.  She saw some of our balls in the hallway and threw them in the bathtub.  One would think that since we are almost 4 years old that we would have played tub hockey before, but noooooo, we're way behind in the fun.  The shower door was open because Mom Paula was using it to run a hot shower to help clear up Brulee.  We loved playing with the balls in the shower.

Mom Paula has kept the door open so we can jump in the tub and play hockey anytime we want.  She took a short little video of us in the tub.  At first, you'll see Brulee; then Truffle; then both of us.  We hope you enjoy it.  We surely did!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thankful Thursday

We're so thankful that Mom Paula had a friend who let us borrow a humidifier when Brulee was so sick last week.  It not only helped Brulee; it also helped Mom Paula with her dry cough.

We liked it so much that Mom Paula bought one for us to have next winter when it's so dry inside.  It's one of those cool mist humidifiers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Friends Again

Truffle is finally over her "hissy" fits and Brulee was feeling well enough to play with the toys in the bathtub last night.  Truffle heard the balls and came running and jumped in the tub, too.  Mom Paula took a video and we hope it turned out and we'll share it Friday.  Things appear to be "back to normal" in our home (for a little while, at least).
Truffle and Brulee

Pee ess - We know it's Cinco de Mayo today, but we're too pooped to put something together.  We're thankful our friend Ann sent out this graphic.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Boxes! Boxes! Boxes!

Mom Paula sure has been getting lots of boxes lately, but because of everything that has happened the last two weeks, she hasn't opened them yet.  We see one or two that belong to us and Truffle knows there are some freeze-dried treats and other special things in that chewy.com box!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Brulee decided she'd participate in the Sunday Selfie sponsored by The Cat on My Head even though her floof is a mess from being sick this week.

You can see more Sunday Selfies here.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Caturday Art

Things have been crazy around here the past two weeks, so the photo effect we found for our participation in the Caturday Art Hop came from pho.to again.  It was under Creative Photo Effects and the effect was "crazy fractal."  We then went to PicMonkey to select a simple edge frame and add our watermark.  We really like this Pho.to Editor.

You can see more creative photos at Athena and Marie.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Strange Smells

Things are a little more harmonious around here, but Truffle still isn't getting real close to Brulee.  Mom Paula thinks she heard a hiss last night, but at least Truffle is walking past Brulee now and not acting anxious.  Truffle just can't understand why it smells so different in the house this week.
Truffle:  Something smells funny around here...
Brulee:  Who? Not me???