Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Triple kitty lap night

How awesome is this?!





Note: Someone had asked if Blackie, "our" feral, was neutered. Yes indeed, he is. We TNR'd him in December, when we also trapped Lucy. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Benny doesn't mind sharing

Benny has gotten very comfortable with Lucy. He no longer minds sharing a lap with her. Of course, he prefers to pick out a spot first!




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chewy.com review: Backcountry freeze-dried treats #chewyinfluencer


This month's product is Backcountry freeze-dried cat treats in salmon (chicken is also available).


The good: freeze-dried meat, no corn/wheat/gluten, decent-sized bag good for multi-cat families

The not-so-good: I was dismayed that these treats included dried peas and dried potatoes


I was puzzled that these treats had no smell. With most freeze-dried treats, I expect them to smell like, well, meat. Perhaps the added ingredients dissipated the smell?

I had mixed luck getting the cats to try these treats. The boys were not interested at all, while the girls liked them. Lucy ate them plain, and Sadie liked them as a food topper.

Lucy says yum.
It seems the reviews on Chewy's website were mixed too--about half of the cats like them.

While I'm not crazy about the added ingredients, they are far better than most commercial treats. If you have a multi-cat household, give them a try. Someone is bound to like them.

Disclaimer: We received one package of treats in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are our own.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Guess who came to dinner?

Well, actually it was breakfast, but I got some closer photos of Blackie recently.* He purrs for me now (though I can only feel it, not hear it). It saddens me that he is so nervous and wary about every sound, looking around the backyard when he hears something.


This photo doesn't look like much, he had just rolled on his back to show me his belly!

Enough pets, where's the grub?


I tried putting my foot near him, and it didn't bother him.

*You might notice I have a bowl of dry food. I don't generally like to feed cats dry food. Blackie does get canned food too, but it is more convenient to have plenty of dry food available for him. I don't always see him and I want to make sure he has something to eat when he comes. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

We got Ham-micks!

I ordered two Ham-micks from Forty Paws for Lucy and Ringo's birthdays. I put one downstairs and one upstairs. I didn't have to wait long for Benny to find one. . .

. . and then the other.

Ringo likes them too.

So far, Lucy is a bit afraid of them. I've been playing near them to get her to approach and touch them. Maybe in time she'll come around. But for now, the boys are happy to have them.

I'll watch over you, Lucy

I love how Ringo's paw is wrapped over Lucy.