Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wellness® Core® Simply Shreds #ChewyInfluencer

Truffle and Brulee love food that has a lot of liquid in it. As many of you know, Brulee eats in the stereotypical fashion of a Persian by picking up her food with her tongue. This sometimes makes it difficult for her to eat chunks or pate food.
Brulee licking up her Wellness® Core® Simply Shreds

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cooking with Cats Coloring Book - Review/Giveaway

Did your human love coloring as a child? Does your human love cats? Does your human love to eat? Does your human need to find something to do to help relax her and take her mind off of the everyday stresses of life?  If your human can answer yes to these questions, perhaps she could find a "new" hobby with coloring books designed for adults.
Brulee with the Cooking with Cats Coloring Book

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Loving Animals Touch Your Soul


We've been very reflective the past couple of weeks. We're doing fine and are moving forward with some changes in the near future. Mom Paula loved this quote when she found it because it truly represents how she feels about all of the furchildren in her life.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Rainbow Remembrance Day

Rainbow Remembrance Day was begun in 2015 by Deb Barnes of  Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. Deb state she began this day in honor of her Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, who crossed the rainbow bridge in 2013. Deb tells us that "Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a special day for pet guardians to honor the memory of those beloved pets in their life they have loved and lost, but have never forgotten. Whether fur, fin, feathers, scales or something else, this is a day to remember and honor them."

Remembering the special cats in Mom Paula's life

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Brulee's 6th Birthday

We can't believe it was six years ago when our sweet little Brulee was born to the beautiful Mikayla.
Brulee with her litter mates and Mom Kitty, Mikayla on August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Caturday Art

Truffle is featured for our Caturday Art today. We used the "space" effect in LunaPic for this heavenly photo of our sweet girl. Her eye is completely healed, but Mom Paula watches her like a hawk when she starts scratching her ear or the girls are playing rough!
Truffle using the "space" effect in LunaPic

Friday, August 25, 2017

Celebrating Brulee's Birthday with Petlinks® - Giveaway

Brulee will celebrate her 6th birthday this weekend and she wanted to share some of her newest favorite toys with you. Read on because we have a special surprise for our readers at the end of the post.
Brulee with the cat items she's giving away in honor of her 6th birthday

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I'm so thankful Truffle chose me six years ago to help with the healing of losing Sweet Praline. She is a loyal little ladycat who wants what she wants when she wants it. That makes it even more special that she chose me.

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts at Brian's Home
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Remembering Beignet

Beignet (RIP) at 9 weeks old - August 2011

We pause today to remember our little brother, Beignet, who left this earth at 11 weeks of age due to a sarcoma. You can read his story from last year's post. Beignet was Truffle's only litter mate and he was a special little man cat. 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. We want to help keep your cat healthy by encouraging you to get routine check-ups for your cat(s). Did you know that 83% of cats visit the veterinarian before their 1st birthday, but over 50% don’t return until they become sick or are in pain? With regular healthcare, your veterinarian can often detect conditions that may affect your cat’s long-term health.

Truffle and Brulee visiting the vet

Up until this year, we visited our vet on an annual basis for our checkups...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse in SC

Unless you've been hiding under a rock the last few weeks, you know about the total solar eclipse that will be traveling across the United States today.  We're in the path in South Carolina to experience the total eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and earth line up so perfectly that the moon blocks the sun, creating rare and spectacular effects across the sky and throughout the natural environment, including darkness in the middle of the day.

Truffle is claiming her eclipse glasses for the Total Eclipse in SC today

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee wanted to pose for the Sunday Selfie today since Truffle has dominated the blog the past couple of weeks. Brulee is excited because her birthday is coming up this week!
Brulee poses for a Sunday Selfie

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Caturday Art

We're featuring Truffle today for our Caturday Art Creation since her beautiful eye is back to normal. We went back to LunaPic, but tried a new effect for today's artwork - landscape.  We love the results and think it looks like an oil painting on canvas.
Truffle using the Landscape effect in LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Truffle's Visit to the Vet

We went back to the vet today for a followup on Truffle's eye and for her annual checkup.
Truffle (left) complaining about going back to vet and Brulee (right) taking it easy in her Sleepypod®

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Black Cat Appreciation Day

We stepping aside today to celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day. Did you know that black cats (and dogs) are usually passed over in shelters and are not adopted or worse?  We think black cats are beautiful and wish people didn't think they are bad luck because of some stupid superstition!
Mr Jones wants you to know he's beautiful

We're sharing some photos of Aunt Dorenda's cat, Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones was found as a kitten by Mom Paula's nephew and now lives the happy life on their 31-acre farm.  Mom Paula was a little worried about him 2 years ago because he wasn't looking as healthy and was a little "hissy" if you know what we mean.  A little over a year ago, they purchased a 31-acre farm and once Mr. Jones was comfortable in his new surroundings, he's blossomed back into the beautiful, healthy, and happy cat we love.
Mr. Jones with Zoey (Mom Paula's great niece), Mom Paula, Grandpa Paul, and on the porch at the farm

We know a lot of beautiful house panthers through the Cat Blogging World and wish them the happiest of days.  Our wish is the more people would realize the beauty of these cats and consider adoption when bringing a fur feline into their homes.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Communicating with Your Cat

Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking?  Is your cat displaying behavior that is undesirable or different? Do you sometimes feel your cat is trying to tell you something but you don't understand what? Do you have a desire to talk with a cat who is no longer with you? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, a session with an animal communicator may be the perfect thing for both you and your cat(s).

Mom Paula and Truffle talk all the time

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle was out from under the bed longer yesterday.  She spent most of the evening resting on the throw Spitty sent us for Secret Paws at Mom Paula's feet.  Her eye is better, but she's still squinting, especially with light.  Her beautiful silver/white fur is stained from the eye medication, but we know that will clean up.  Mom Paula's heart melts when Truffle turns upside down and looks at her.
Truffle eyeing Mom Paula from an upside down world

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Monday, August 14, 2017

Getting Spoiled

We're taking it easy today and getting a little spoiled (more than usual).  Mom Paula keeps hugging us and giving us treats.  Brulee is calming down and Truffle's eye is a little better.  She is squinting a little bit today, but we're sure that scratch is uncomfortable.

Brulee eating her treat - Her right eye is okay - she likes to close her eyes when she gets a treat

Truffle eating her treat - Truffle's right eye is a little better

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee was really stressed yesterday...
Stressed out Brulee

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Caturday Art

We used the "fairy" effect on LunaPic today for our Caturday Art creation.  Mom Paula loves the colors with this effect.
Truffle and Brulee using the Fairy effect from LunaPic

We're happy to report that Truffle's eye is much better.  She still needs the medication in her eye for another week, but she's out and about strutting her stuff.

Mom Paula is feeling a little better, too.  Thank you for your purrs.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to the Vet - Update on Truffle

It was back to the vet today for Truffle (and Brulee)...
Truffle telling Mom Paula she doesn't want to go back to the vet again

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Getting Better

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. 

Travis Barker

Special Note:  All of these photos are within a 2-hour time frame this morning (August 10, 2017)

Truffle thankful for her eye medication this morning

We've learned that no matter what is happening in life, we have a lot to be thankful for! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle on the examination table

Quick update on Truffle:  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

International Cat Day at the Vet

Today is International Cat Day!  It's a day for the world to celebrate the uniqueness of the feline.  Usually, we take it easy and are spoiled by Mom Paula on this day and every day, but today is a little different...
Truffle and Brulee reminding everyone to spend some time with a cat today and everyday

Monday, August 7, 2017

Just a Few More Days

The photos are arriving daily and the cat calendar is almost full. There is room for 10-12 more blogs. Have you sent your photos yet?
Brulee notices the distance between the calendar and her is getting closer

You can read more information about the calendar here.

Stay tuned for more exciting information about the calendar next week...
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Prior to Mom Paula retiring, she rarely caught us sitting close together to get a photo.  Even though we don't cuddle with each other, we like to stay close to Mom Paula. 
Truffle and Brulee watching Mom Paula work on the computer

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Caturday Art

We always thought we were hot ladycats until we found the "flameart" effect in LunaPic. We started to save this design for Halloween, but loved it so much, we decided to use it today. Our fur horns really do give us the effect of flames. 
Truffle and Brulee using the "flame art" effect in LunaPic

Friday, August 4, 2017

2018 Cat Blogging Calendar - Deadline for Photos Extended

We wanted to take a moment to talk about the 5th annual Cat Blogging Calendar. We've received many photos, but there is still room for more. We also have some new and exciting additions to the calendar this year and will post this information soon (choice of calendar cover, opportunities for 1-page article submissions, and others). We've extended the deadline for photos to August 15, 2017.

If you have a blog and a cat (or several cats) is featured on the blog, you may submit photos for possible inclusion in the calendar.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's Your Turn

Brulee and Truffle look to be discussing who should get the exercise next and work with the Catrine™ Catmosphere Treat Ball.  We're thankful we get the opportunity to try out cat products that are engaging and fun.
Brulee and Truffle waiting for each other to get the treats from the Catrine ™ Treat Ball

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

KRUUSE Helps with Beauty, Entertainment, and Health

Don't you love it when a company provides products you can use with your fur children to help them stay beautiful, entertained, and healthy?  Persians are a full time job and anything that can accomplish our daily needs is wonderful!
Truffle and the KRUUSE Catrine Catmosphere Treat Ball
Truffle with one of the new products from KRUUSE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Am I Beautiful Yet?

Truffle and Brulee's Persian coat requires a lot of care each day.  We look forward to sharing a new grooming tool with you this week from KRUUSE - The Buster® Undercoat Rake.
Truffle wants to know if she is beautiful yet?