Monday, November 30, 2015

Delicious Freeze-Dried Treats: Orijen

We received a package of Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Cat treats from chewy.com to review this month.
Brulee waiting for Mom Paula to open the Orijen Original Cat Treats.

Our favorite treats lately are the various varieties of freeze-dried treats.  We'd heard a lot about the Orijen cat products and were pleased to receive the bag of Original Flavor from chewy.com this month.  The Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Cat Treats feature cage-free chicken and turkey along with wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island.  Each of these ingredients is delivered from local sources in fresh Whole Prey ratios so cats can be indulged and nourished at the same time.  The Orijen treats are made without cooking or preservatives and are gently freeze-dried to lock in "life-giving" goodness and flavors of fresh and regional ingredients.  Just look at the listed ingredients of the Original Flavor:  boneless chicken, boneless turkey, chicken liver, and boneless flounder.
Truffle and Brulee's patience is running out and decide to take matters into their own paws.

The Orijen Freeze-Dried Treats are available in five different flavors.  As much as we like the Original flavor, we're sure we'd love the other four flavors.  The Orijen Freeze-Dried Treats are currently on sale at chewy.com and the bags contain approximately 100 treats.  The Orijen treats are GMO free, grain-free, and contain no corn, wheat, or soy.
Truffle is thrilled to finally get a taste of the Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

We want to remind everyone of how wonderful it is to order cat products from chewy.com.  They have extra quick delivery (most items arrive within 2-3 days), excellent and friendly customer service, and a wide variety of almost any brand/flavor of cat food and treats you could want.
Even Brulee loves the Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Easy Sunday Selfie

Brulee is taking it easy for her Sunday Selfie.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Caturday Art

Playing around with Wintry scenes on PicMonkey for today's Caturday Art.
Truffle in a Winter Wonderland

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday

It's what Friday?!?  I don't care what kind of sales you can get, wake me up when it's over!!!
How dare you take a photo of me looking like this!!!!

Mom Paula - I don't usually post such unflattering photos of my beautiful girls, but I couldn't resist this one for Black Friday.  Brulee had just awakened from a nap in her little cat tree and she had "bed head" floof and I thought it was a perfect photo for the crazy people who get out of bed before the crack of dawn to shop.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope all of our kitty friends and their humans have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Whose Toesies?

Can you guess whose floofy toesies these belong to?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Resting Places in the Office

Truffle claimed her spot in front of the computer a long time ago, so poor little Brulee was always left to rest on the floor when Mom Paula was working.  That changed a few weeks ago when Mom Paula had a great coupon from PetSmart and bought a single level cat tree to put beside the desk chair.  Brulee loves it and now rests beside Mom Paula when she's working!  We have Mom Paula so trained!
Brulee rests on her cat tree while Truffle claims her spot in front of the computer

Monday, November 23, 2015

#ShedHappens with Baby Persians

I've grown up with pets my entire life (50+ years).  I've had turtles, birds, fish, dogs, and cats.  I honestly don't remember a lot of preparation for a new pet except for buying supplies and food.  My dogs always lived outdoors back in the '60s, so there wasn't a lot of concern about the problems of cleaning with an indoor pet.  I adopted my first cat back in the '70s and she was my first "indoor only" pet.  A broom was all I needed to clean up litter and food on the floor.  Muff had a thick fur coat, but it didn't shed much.  Muff lived to be 19 years old before going to the bridge.
My first cat, Muff (circa 1979)
My first cat, Muff (circa 1979)

The second cat who came to live with me was in 1995.  Sweet Praline was a baby Persian and boy could she make a mess.  I'd never had a cat who required regular grooming and who could make a mess with her flat little face.  Once again, I used a broom and dust pan to clean up the cat litter, kibble, and fur.  I began to experience the "challenges" of cleaning up with being owned by a Persian with all of the fur.  
Mom Paula with Baby Praline 2995
My first Persian, Sweet Praline (circa 1995)

I lost Sweet Praline to cancer in 2011.  It had been 16 years since I'd had a kitten and had forgotten all of the challenges with bringing a new little fur child into my home again.  By now, the Internet was going strong with all of the social media outlets available to let us know how to prepare for a new kitten.  Even though I'd had two cats previously, I felt like it was the first time ever when I brought Truffle and Brulee into my home in 2011.  Truffle and Brulee are two silver shaded Persians, who have a cottony, soft fur that goes everywhere.  I remember purchasing special food, bedding, toys, scratchers, etc. to make their home special.  I researched everything I could to help me have a safe, secure, and happy home for my fur babies.
Baby Truffle bathing Baby Brulee
Truffle was a little older than Brulee and began mothering her immediately.  Don't they look so happy?

I've never thought about messes in the house being a deterrent to bringing in that special fur child, but 75% of people who don't have a pet agree that concerns about pet-related messes could prevent them from getting a pet.  Since Truffle and Brulee have that cottony-soft fur, it can be a problem keeping the house clean, especially when people come over for a visit.  Their fur is in every corner of the house and can be difficult to clean up.  Swiffer® has numerous products to help pick up pet fur.  

I want other people to know the joys of being owned by that special fur child and am happy to announce that Swiffer® and Bark & Co. want to help more children experience that special love through pet adoption and allow parents more time to play than clean up pet-related messes. Barkbox and Swiffer are teaming up to make sure cleaning concerns are never an obstacle when bringing your child's first pet.  They are partnering with participating shelters to provide a 10,000 Welcome Home kits packed with goodies and cleaning supplies to new pup parents who adopt through December.  Swiffer is also making a $50,000 donation to select shelters to support their needs this holiday season.  You can see if your local shelter is participating by visiting http://swiffer.barkbox.com

On November 12, 2015, Actor Scott Foley joined forces with Swiffer in New York City to launch Swiffer's "Welcome Home" child's first pet campaign.  Foley serves as Swiffer campaign ambassador to help spread the word that clean concerns should never be an obstacle to pet adoption.  New pet owners are encouraged to share a photo of their new fur-ever family and everything in their Welcome Home Kit box with @Swiffer and @BarkBox to show how they are ready for when #ShedHappens.
Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images

We're going to pay it forward by giving a special "Welcome Home" box from Swiffer and BarkBox to a woofie friend of ours and will share photos, a video, and tips for bringing home that special dog on a future post.  In the meantime, Mom Paula is using the Swiffer products to clean up all of our fur around the house.
Truffle and Brulee explore the Welcome Home Box from Swiffer and BarkBox #ShedHappens
Truffle and Brulee explore the Welcome Home Box that will be shared with a special woofie.

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Website - www.swiffer.com
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Sorry we've been a little "absent" lately.  Mom Paula had a major project at work and has been traveling.  We plan on sending out the Secret Paw matchups today, so watch your emails for your secret kitty!

Brulee wanted to participate in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfie today.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Caturday Art

Today we used the "needlepoint" effect in LunaPic.  We like this look and are sharing it for our Caturday Art.
Truffle showing hear paw reach for the BarkWorld key ring

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Friday, November 20, 2015

#SavorShreddedBlend Contributes to Healthy Felines


Have you been to PetSmart® lately and seen the new varieties of healthy and nutritious cat food for us felines?  We visit our PetSmart at least once a week because we have three located within 15 miles from our house.  On one of our recent trips, we discovered Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® Shredded Blend dry food is now on the shelves at PetSmart.
The New Purina Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend combines a crunchy kibble with tender, meaty shreds for a unique experience at mealtime.  This dry food promises an enticing aroma, a yummy taste, and a distinctive texture that cats will love.  
Truffle sitting on table demonstrating what a beautiful and healthy cat looks like #SavorShreddedBlend
Cats need nutritious food to help them maintain beautiful coats, stunning eyes and good digestive health.

There are two varieties available in the new Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend: Salmon & Rice and Chicken & Rice.  Each formula boasts the following:
  • High quality protein, including chicken or salmon as the #1 ingredient
  • Made with 40% protein to help meet a cat's unique nutritional needs
  • Crunchy kibble and tender shredded pieces for a delicious mealtime experience
  • Vitamin A and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, for healthy skin and coat
  • Natural prebiotic fiber, sourced from chicory root, helps promote digestive health, and
  • Vitamin A and taurine to help promote healthy vision
Graphic courtesy of Purina Pro Plan

We encourage you to purchase Purina Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend cat food by visiting your local PetSmart to get it from the shelves or order it online.  For more information, follow Purina Pro Plan on these social media venues.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

#PetGrass Whisker Greens Brings the Great Outdoors Inside

Brulee sitting behind three containers of Whisker Greens #PetGrass

We are indoor-only kitties, so our floofy paws have never touched the cool, green grass outside. We've heard of the nutritional and digestive advantages of cat grass for kitties, but we'll never get the chance to venture into the great outdoors to eat grass.  Mom Paula tried to grow some grass from seeds, but she is known to have a "brown thumb" and the grass didn't survive too long.  We were delighted to hear about Pet Grass® Whisker Greens™ which arrives to your door fresh and already grown.
Brulee and Truffle demonstrating how Whisker Greens is packaged.  #PetGrass
Whisker Greens arrive in an airtight sealed plastic bag with three individual cardboard sleeves.

The Pet Grass Whisker Greens are purrfect for humans who have a brown thumb like Mom Paula, Whisker Greens is certified organic wheat grass that is grown from 100% certified organic seed that is planted carefully by hand in real soil.  The seeded pots are rotated in the greenhouses in order to receive just the right amounts of water and sunlight.  The Whisker Greens are shipped to your home in an airtight plastic bag.  The wheat grass can stay in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in order to maintain it's freshness.  Whisker Greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help us kitties stay healthy and beautiful.
Truffle is behind the containers of #PetGrass Whisker Greens
Truffle trying so sneak in a taste of the Pet Grass

The Whisker Greens come in a packages of 3 containers.  There's no need for your human to get all messy with planting the seeds because the grass is already grown.  You can purchase the 3-pack as a one-time purchase for $24.99 or you can join the Pet Grass subscription service for $22.49 per delivery.  Arrangements for auto-ship options is up to your human (weekly, every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, or once a month).  An added bonus is that shipping is free.  Pet Grass is offering Sweet Purrfections readers a 10% discount for a one-time purchase of the Whisker Greens 3-Pack.  Just use the promo code sweet10 at checkout.
Brulee is getting a little taste of the Whisker Greens #PetGrass
Brulee says, "Just one little taste."

We'll share a post in a couple of weeks to show you our reaction to the Whisker Greens which will include a video.  In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about Pet Grass® Whisker Greens™, check out their social media channels.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle, Persian cat, playing with BarkWorld key ring.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Playing in the Rare Sunshine

We've actually had some sunny days lately, even if there is a chill in the air.  Since the time change, it's rare for Mom Paula to get home before the sun goes down, so we take advantage of having her home on the weekends.  Truffle appears to finally be feeling better and that makes Mom Paula happy!
Nothing like playing with a wand toy in a sun puddle!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Busy Week

Mom Paula has a really busy week this week at work and we have some sponsored posts to do also. For today's Monday post, we're flashing back to November 2011 when we were little bitty kittens.  Don't worry, the plant isn't real, it's silk!

Secret Paws

We hope to have everyone matched up for Secret Paws by the end of the week.  This will give everyone time to shop during all of the specials for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Mom Paula said she won't get around to matching up until at least tomorrow or Tuesday night, so if you haven't sent us your information, please do it ASAP.  You can click on the graphic on our sidebar to get information.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle hopes she doesn't have to go back to the vet again any time soon.  She appears to be feeling a little better, but she's a little tired of Mom Paula checking her "back side" every time she turns around.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Caturday Art

For today's participation in the Caturday Art Blog Hop, we used photofacefun.com and selected the picture artist design.  We like the look of Brulee as a model for an artist.
Caturday Art - Brulee

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Truffle's Tummy

Truffle still has a little bit of a tummy ache.  She doesn't have diarrhea, but her stools are a little soft.  She's eating and drinking water, but she's just not quite herself.  If she's not any better this afternoon, she'll probably go back to the vet.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Back to the Vet

Mom Paula got back from BarkWorld this weekend and discovered that Truffle had an upset tummy.  Truffle had to get a couple of "butt baths" and then she was throwing up some hairballs.  When this happened both Saturday night and Monday night, Mom Paula said it was off to the vet again (for both of us!)
Truffle and Brulee sharing the warm blanket on the examination table

Brulee was feeling fine but she had to go along with Truffle so they would have the same smells on them.  When we were taken in the examination room (set up for cats), there was a warm blanket on the examination table.  Mom Paula put Truffle up there first for the vet tech  to take her temperature and to be weighed.  Once the vet tech was finished (she wasn't in a very good mood, but that's another story) and left, Mom Paula let Brulee get on the examination table.  Usually Brulee goes straight to the scale and rests while Truffle is examined, but she decided she liked the warm blanket and climbed beside Truffle on the table.  We don't usually rest to close to each other, but that blanket was nice and warm.
Side by side on the examination table

The new vet, Dr. Hansche, who'd seen us last week was on call.  He walked in the door and immediately had a smile on his face and walked over to us and begin cuddling with us.  Mom Paula told him we were much better with our URI, but was concerned about Truffle's upset tummy.  Mom Paula told Dr. Hansche that she needed to move Brulee out of the way so he could examine Truffle, and his words were "I'm not finished cuddling yet."

Dr. Hansche from Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital with Truffle and Brulee

Dr. Hansche examined Truffle and said he didn't feel any mass and her abdomen didn't appear to hurt when he pressed on it.  He said she probably had a little bit of fur she was trying to get rid of and when Mom Paula mentioned that she'd recently traveled to Colorado and Georgia, Dr. Hansche asked her if she traveled much.  When Mom Paula said yet, he responded that Truffle could be experiencing a little separation anxiety.  He told Mom Paula to watch her the next couple of days, but that she should be fine.  He paused a moment to pose with Truffle and Brulee prior to putting them in their PTUs.  His comment was "I just love these two cats."  We think we like him too.

Truffle appears to be feeling better.  Mom Paula is going to start giving her some calming treats when she has to travel to see if that helps.

Pee ess - Grandma Faye came home from the hospital yesterday.  Thank you for your purrs.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

Today we're honoring those humans and animals who've served their country.

We want to say a special thank you to our Grandpa Paul and our Uncle Tracy, who've served their country.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Trying to Take it Easy

Brulee is resting on top of her new one-level cat tree and trying to comfort Mom Paula.  Truffle has an upset tummy and is scheduled to go back to the vet today and our Grandma is in the hospital.  Mom Paula needs lots of comforting purrs.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Good Enough for a Kitty

Mom Paula seems to be in a permanent fog lately!  Last week, she got some food for us and was taking photos while we were eating (why do humans do this?) and didn't realize until after she edited photos, threw away the container, and was researching the food, that she'd just fed us dog food!!!  It didn't seem to phase us, we ate it anyway!  We're going to donate the rest of the case (yes, she has a case) to our woofie cousin, Smokey, who is an Australian Shepherd who lives with Mom Paula's sister.
Dog food good enough for a kitty!

Secret Paws

The deadline for submitting your names for participation in Secret Paws was this weekend.  However, Mom Paula probably won't get around to matching up names until this weekend.  If you'd still like to participate, please visit http://secretpaws2015.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html and send your information to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com by this Thursday, November 12.  We'd love to have as many of you as possible participating this year.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Selfie

One last photo of Truffle at the vet, posing for her Sunday Selfie.

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