Monday, March 27, 2017

Needy Sadie

On Saturday, Sadie came up onto the bed and crawled up near my neck.

Benny and Ringo were nearby.

It was a nice way to binge-watch the season of a television show I had borrowed from the library.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lucy has a question

This is Lucy. My mom loves taking pictures of me sitting in her lap. She thinks I'm adorable and wants to share them with you.

But she wonders if you all are tired of them. She thinks I'm super cute and hopes you think so too.

So, yes or no to more Lucy lap photos?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thrifty Thursday: Two cat-themed items

Today I have both a cat pin and a cat-themed book.

First, the pin. I love how the "ball" is a pearl (likely not real).

I also found this book. I had heard about it before, but never saw it "in the wild." It was translated from the Japanese. I admit that finger puppet is adorable!

There are a bunch of interesting projects, like these knick knack holders.

And creating cat "portraits" to display.

I plan on making some finger puppets, and have several bags of cat fur on the way from fellow cat bloggers. I'll post photos after I make some.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 review: Nature's Variety Raw Boost mixers #chewyinfluencer

This month's review is for Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers. We chose rabbit, but chicken is also available.

This is a freeze-dried food product designed to be a "mix in" with your pet's regular food. You can mix it in or top your cat's regular food to add more protein and interest to the food.

The good: Grain free, freeze-dried from raw rabbit

The not-so-good: This is NOT meant to be a regular food. It is not nutritionally complete for cats and not meant for full-time feeding.

These are smallish pieces, very lightweight.

I would use these mostly as treats instead of as a topper. I read the reviews on Chewy's website, and it seems others do the same. I've used freeze-dried food before and tried to rehydrate these, but the pieces would not soak up water for some reason. Maybe it's the small shape?

Anyway, what would the cats think?

Lucy gave TWO PAWS up!

Benny and Ringo gave no paws up. 

Sadie has not tested a product in several months, so I went upstairs and lured her out from the bed. This is not a good photo, but it's the best I could get. She LOVED them too and gives two paws up.

I think these could be useful for some pets, and are certainly a must healthier option than most cat treats. Not all cats will like them (aka, our Benny), but if your cat likes freeze-dried meat, these are worth a try.

Disclaimer: We were given one bag of mixers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More progress for Sadie

On Sunday evening, I was surprised to find Sadie asleep in a room that was NOT the bedroom--the craft room (formerly Lucy's room)!

Then Lucy came into the room. Her expression changed, but she stayed put.
What's this?
I don't really like this cat, but I'm pretty cozy here. . .
Lucy is in the end of the tunnel.

Sadie stayed a little while, only getting annoyed and leaving when Lucy started to play. Sadie has been going in to all of the rooms upstairs now, but has not ventured downstairs yet. Very slowly, she is making progress....

As for Lucy, you might remember that she had a skin problem. We ruled out everything medical but she was still overgrooming her back legs to the point of being raw. After talking with our vet and other cat friends, we ordered Jackson Galaxy's Spirit Essences (Obsession blend, made for animals overgrooming.) While she still is overgrooming some, both Jim and I have noticed that she seems more balanced and a bit calmer. We're also hoping that settling into our routine is helping. Crossing our fingers.

Lucy, you are a sweetie

Lucy, you are quite a cat.