Monday, December 31, 2018

Keeping Your Cat Calm During the Holidays

The largest part of the holiday season is over with two more major days of celebrating to come. We've read all over social media about humans having difficulty managing the stress during this time of the year, but what about our pets?

The holidays can be a difficult or stressful time for our felines. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Truffle and Brulee have spent their last couple of weeks being excellent nurses for Mom Paula since her knee surgery.

Truffle and Brulee

Mom Paula: It's amazing how much attention the girls have shown me since my surgery.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Catmas Wishes Giveaways

Even though Christmas has passed, we are still celebrating the holiday season through our Catmas Wishes series. We currently have three active giveaways running and a few more will be added this week.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Catmas Wishes - Modern Cat Furniture - Catit

We are so excited to share our favorite pieces of furniture we received for the holidays! We've always had the traditional cat trees in our home, but Mom Paula wants something more stylish and modern, while we want something functional and comfortable. 

Brulee and Truffle on their Catit® Vesper® Cubo Hideout and 3-Level Lounge Tower

Mom Paula has fallen in love with the Vesper™ Furniture from Catit®. We've shared posts about the Vesper Minou and the Vesper Box Large in the pasts and these pieces of furniture blend in well with our home decor and still look great. When she traveled to Global Pet Expo this past year, she was introduced to the Vesper Cubos. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from
Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula! 

Truffle, Mom Paula, Brulee

Monday, December 24, 2018

Catmas Wishes - A Conversation with Coryelle

Have you ever wondered what your fur child is thinking or trying to tell you? Do you wish you could communicate with your feline (or other pet)? 

Truffle and Coryelle Kramer communicating during one of their video sessions

We've shared some posts in the past about our conversations with Coryelle Kramer, who is a Seer, Healer, and Animal Communicator. We've been amazed at the insight she's been able to share with us, so we thought we'd let her tell us about talking with the animals.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Catmas Wishes - Getting That Perfect Photo

It's the holiday season and people all over the world are posting photos of their furry family members on social media and sending holiday cards with their cats or dogs featured! I'm always amazed how well some of these photographs turn out, especially with cats! I can easily take 100 photos and only have one that will be clear with the girls facing the camera. Do you ever have this problem? How do you get those photos that can be shared around the world and kept for those precious memories?

Truffle and Brulee with their Cuddle Clones Plush Clone

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a professional photographer. There are times my photos turn out beautifully and others where they just aren't quite right. Take the photo above - It's a cute photo of the girls, but the only thing really in focus in the box and the Cuddle Clones® Plush Clone Brulee on the bottom left. What were some thing I could have done differently?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

We have new kitties!

Stay tuned for an exciting giveaway this week!
Monday, December 17, 2018

Catmas Wishes - Eating Neatly and Resting Comfortably: Messy Cats™

Do you have a messy cat, especially when she eats? We definitely do. Truffle is usually pretty neat when she eats because she bites into her food, but Brulee picks up her food with her tongue and tends to push her food on the floor. We've used mats in the past, but sometimes Brulee won't get on the mat to eat her food. We've found something that works for us.

Truffle with the 2 in 1 Cuddler Cat/House and the Silicone Feeder and Can Covers from Messy Cats™

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Good morning! We've been busy taking care of Mom Paula after her knee surgery. We're happy to report that she is progressing well. We've stayed near her and even slept on her during her recuperation. 

Truffle and Brulee snuggling together will monitoring Mom Paula's recovery from surgery

Mom Paula was thankful she had her iPhone close by when this rare and special moment occurred.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Catmas Wishes - Stylish and Functional Dining

There are so many bowls to choose from for our feline friends. There are bowls of bright colors and designs, elevated bowls, whisker stress free bowls, and bowls that are made of plastic, glass, ceramic, and stainless steel. How does the modern cat owner choose the best bowl for her fabulous feline?

We've tried almost type of every bowl out there and prefer stainless steel that has a wider rim to help us avoid whisker stress. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Choosing a Pet Sitter

It's the holiday season which usually means you will travel to visit family and friends. There are more people who are beginning to take their cats with them when they travel, but what do you do if your cats must remain home alone? Unfortunately, many people believe that cats can fend for themselves and don't need anyone to watch them. What happens if your cat becomes ill, the heat/AC malfunctions, she needs to be groomed, or given medication?

It's imperative to find someone who is qualified to take care of my girls when I'm away

I admit I was one of those people who thought cats were independent enough and could be left alone for a few days as long as there was plenty of water and food left out. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday Selfie

We hope everyone is staying warm and dry during this cold wave that's hit the South. Our friends about an hour up the road are getting snow today. We're scheduled to get rain with some possible sleet. We're staying indoors where it's warm and dry.
Truffle with her beautiful big green eyes!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Catmas Wishes - Feeding Finicky Felines

Anyone who's been owned by a feline knows how finicky cats can be at times. Some cats only like a certain flavor while others are only happy with a particular texture. Adding to this finickiness are cats with specific dietary requirements. What is a cat owner to do?

We believe if you look up the word "finicky" in the dictionary, you'll see a photo of a cat! We're sure most people who are owned by felines have experience with their feline companion turning up her nose at food she's given. Some experts believe finicky eaters are made (by humans), not born. Humans tend to try and please their fur children and sometimes create picky food critics.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

MIA in November

Hello Friends! We know we haven't been around too much on our blog and on social media, but we are still here and doing okay.

Truffle and Brulee

What have we been up to during November?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Truffle says there's nothing like hand cuddles and chin scritches from Mom Paula.

Truffle enjoying some chin scritches from Mom Paula

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Caturday Art

Brrrrrrr! It's cold outside! We know many of our friends live in climates where they have very cold weather in the fall and winter, but here in the South, we think it's cold if it gets below 60 degrees. It's been in the 30s in the mornings and up to the 50s during the day. We're staying inside beside Mom Paula as she sips on hot chocolate and watches the Hallmark channel.

Brulee using the Snowflake border and Frost Art Effect in LunaPic; Snowball effect from PicMonkey

We used two different programs for our Caturday Art creation today.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Catmas Wishes - The Holiday Season Has Arrived

It's that time of the year again! It's time to haul out the holly and mistletoe and celebrate the joy of the season.

Catmas Wishes - 2019 Blogging Cats Weekly Planner

Today is known as Black Friday in the United States. What is Black Friday? It's the day that all of the humans go crazy and go shopping to get great bargains for family and friends for holiday gifts and items for the home.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle on floor and Brulee on stool

What do you think Truffle and Brulee are saying?
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Caturday Art

Brulee wanted to tap into her wild side by posing as a Cheetah today.

Brulee using the Cheetah Effect in LunaPic

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stomach Upset in Cats

Brulee went back to the vet yesterday for an upset tummy. She appears to be okay, but she is on the "watch list" with Mom Paula for a few days. What causes an upset stomach? How can you treat your cat when it happens?

Brulee inside her Sleepypod® at the veterinary hospital

Having a cat who begins vomiting or having diarrhea can be a cause for concern since cats are vulnerable to a wide variety of different causes of an upset stomach. The problem for many cat parents is the concern for why it is happening and what to do. Do you rush your feline to the vet or do you let it pass? 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Caturday Art

Caturday Art (LunaPic) 

Truffle - Flashgordon Art Effect using LunaPic

LunaPic is one of our favorite apps to use for Caturday Art. I love how I can take a photo that isn't quite right (focus or color) and make a wonderful artistic piece. This photo was different though...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

Brulee in her little corner of the world

About a year ago, Brulee began going to this little corner beside my living room chair and  just sits and stares at me...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Brulee's 7th Gotcha Day

Happy 7th Gotcha Day, Brulee!

Brulee - 7th Gotcha Day

It's hard to believe that 7th years have passed since this beautiful and quirky little fur child came to live with us.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Blog 4 Peace

In these turbulent times, it's important to remember that we must get along in order to maintain peace. 

Grant Us Peace

Mimi Lennox began BlogBlast For Peace™ aka The Peace Globe Movement in 2006.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Truffle and Brulee's Visit to the Vet

It's that time of the year again and both of us took a trip to the vet last Friday for our six-month Wellness checkup.

Brulee (left) and Truffle (right) in the car before being buckled safely in their Sleepypods®

The day began like any other normal day with Truffle and Brulee jumping on the bed to greet Mom Paula as she woke up and to get their morning treats. Mom Paula stayed in the bed a little longer that morning...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

It's that time of the year when all of the little humans travel throughout the neighborhood, ringing doorbells, and yelling "trick or treat." We kitties don't like all of this noise and visitors at our door, so we  have a little trick or treating inside our house by ourselves. We also don't like wearing costumes, clothing, or collars, so we depend on graphic design for our costumes. Thanks to the creative talents of Ann from Zoolatry, we are enjoying Halloween today. We were featured on Zoolatry on October 5.

Brulee and Truffle are royalty and one could see them saying, "let them eat cake."

The first thing Mom Ann thought about when she began designing our Halloween costumes was about how we resemble royal kitties because of our pedigree, so we made us princesses.

Monday, October 29, 2018

National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day. 

Truffle and Brulee are celebrating National Cat Day

National Cat Day was founded by Colleen Paige, who is a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Author, Photographer, Designer, Animal Welfare Advocate and founder of many other philanthropic holidays, including National Dog Day, National Puppy Day and National Pet Day

Friday, October 26, 2018

Just the Two of Us

If you're like Mom Paula, you're already singing the little tune of "just the two of us..." As most of you know, we are half sisters and only 12 weeks apart in age. Truffle came to live with me on September 4, 2011 and Brulee joined us on November 5, 2011.

Brulee and Truffle after 3 days together

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

What do you think Brulee is saying?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tock-Tober Day

Years ago when Sweet Praline lived with us, we began participating in Tock-Tober in honor of Derby, The Sassy Cat from Just Ducky. Derby is no longer with us, but we love to continue this tradition of showing our tocks!

Truffle showing her fluffy tocks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Brulee inside her Catit® Vesper™ Minou

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Clean Tracks with Dr. Elsey's #ChewyInfluencer

One of the things people rarely talk about when getting cats may be the litter box. There are debates about which type of box is better for cats and there are decisions to make about the type of litter to purchase. One usually doesn't think about litter being tracked throughout the house.

We've gone through several types of litter boxes and litter since Truffle and Brulee came to live with me seven years ago. The first litter I used was the type the girls used as kittens at their first home. I stuck with this litter for a few years until the company changed the formula and the litter wouldn't clump as well and didn't control odor. I tried a few other brands and finally settled on Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Ultra Clumping Litter because the girls seemed to like this litter more than others. I was thrilled when we were given the opportunity to review a new product from Dr. Elsey's this month from Chewy.com as part of the Chewy Influencer program.

Friday, October 12, 2018

It's Shedding Season Again!

It's that time of the year when cats tend to shed their coats before the full Winter coat comes in and leave a trail of fur throughout the house. We can always tell when it's time to "drop our coat" when Mom Paula comes home and it looks like a cotton field down the hallway. We know all cats shed, but can you imagine a house with two Persian Cats will full coats who shed all the time?!? Cats also like to groom themselves and one of the dreaded side effects can be a hairball! There are some things you can do to help prevent and decrease the occurrence of hairballs.

Truffle and Brulee eating one of the Tomlyn Hairball Control Chews

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Good morning everyone! It's Easy Like Sunday day for us and time to pose for a Sunday Selfie.

Truffle and  Brulee pose for their Sunday Selfie

This is basically the same photo we "artified" yesterday for the Caturday Art post, but Mom Paula loves that she caught both of us looking at her and the photo was almost in focus (MOL!).

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Caturday Art

We can't believe Mom Paula has let almost a week go by without helping us post on the blog! We reminded her it was time to be a little creative and let our adoring fans see us again.

Truffle and Brulee using the "Floating" effect in LunaPic

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Brulee pauses a moment from supervising the assembly of the Catit® Vesper™ Minou for her Sunday Selfie.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Scratching and Hiding in Style - Catit®

There are so many scratchers, climbers, and beds available for cats now. The challenge is finding something that the cats will use and that the humans feel comfortable placing in major parts of the home. We tend to like items that are a little more modern and unique and we've found something we think you'll love!

We've reviewed several products from Catit® in the past and we've always loved the style, comfort, and functionality of the furniture. The Vesper™ Design line is one of our favorites and the new Vesper Minou is sure to please the cats in your life.