Sunday, April 28, 2019

National Pet Parents Day

It's National Pet Parents Day and the time to share with the world how wonderful it is to be a "pet parent."

Mom Paula and Brulee

We've read on social media where people say "it's just a cat" and feel pets are property (unfortunately, so does the government). These people don't know what it's like to truly be loved by a furry companion.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

World Veterinary Day: Value of Vaccination

Those who follow our blog know how strongly we support care from veterinarians for both wellness checkups and illnesses. Today is World Veterinary Day and we want to take a moment to honor those individuals who devote their time, love, and expertise to help keep us healthy.

Dr. Strom examines Brulee on one of her wellness visits

The World Veterinary Association created World Veterinary Day in 2000 to promote the veterinary profession around the world. Each year there is a different theme for the day to help remind pet owners of the importance of animal care and how veterinary technicians can help. This year's theme is: Value of Vaccination.
Friday, April 26, 2019

National Kids and Pets Day

Today is a post celebrating the special bond between children and pets. Mom Paula grew up with pets and believes being responsible for these furry companions has helped her to be a more caring and empathetic individual

Nephews Russell and William with Praline (1995)

National Kids and Pets Day was created by Colleen Paige, Celebrity Family and Pet Lifestyle Expert, in 2005. This day is dedicated to furthering the magical bond between animals and children, educating the public about safety between children and pets, and bringing awareness to pets in shelters. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Cute Little Meow

Truffle has the cutest little face when she meows...


Of course, she knows she will always get a treat from me when she meows. Neither Truffle nor Brulee meow too often, but when they do, it's more like a chirp.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Truffle and Brulee

Wishing you a wonderful Easter! We hope the Easter Bunny was good to you.

Mom Paula wishes everyone a joyous day as she celebrates the risen Lord!
Monday, April 15, 2019

Wellness Checkup for Cats - Understanding the CBC Results

We've talked about the importance of taking your cat to the vet for wellness checkups in addition to times when she may be ill. A normal wellness checkup will include taking measurements of weight and temperature; examination of the ears, eyes, and teeth; and necessary vaccinations. Many vets will request blood tests for your cat. What do the results of these tests tell you?

Truffle in her Sleepypod® on the way to the veterinary hospital

Your vet may recommend a blood test which includes a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and a Blood Chemistry Panel.
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Selfie

Brulee wanted to pose today and show her fluffy toe hawks on her front paws.

Brulee and her fluffy paws

Thursday, April 11, 2019

National Pet Day

Truffle (front) and Brulee (back)
Photo taken by Denise Patterson (pet sitter)

National Pet Day was founded by Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, from Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert in 2006. This day was set aside to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create an awareness of the plight many kinds of animals in shelters and rescues who are waiting for a forever home. You can read more about National Pet Day here. 

A special thank you goes to our new pet sitter, Denise, for this photo. Mom Paula likes to receive photos of us each day when she's gone, so Denise was great sending photos. This one was especially great because of our pose. Mom Paula has tried to get a posed photo of the two of us with both of us looking at her for over 7 years.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Treat Motivated

Do you have a bag of treats in every room in the house in order to find your cats? Do you have a variety of flavors and textures so your cat doesn't get bored? If so, you probably have a cat who is treat motivated!

Truffle is so treat motivated that she will grab your hand to ensure she gets her treat

Truffle and Brulee are very motivated by treats! I have at least one type of treat in every room in my home because I know I can usually find the girls if I shake the bag or container. I thought I'd share some of the treats that are favorites for the girls.