Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween costumes, 2016

I was excited to try the cats' new Halloween costume this year. I purchase most  of them at 90% off clearance at Target, and had gotten a banana! However, to my dismay, it was far too small.

Not to worry, I have plenty of back ups! I tried the King Tut costume on Ringo. He badly wanted to please me, but it was too big for his head, and kept falling to the side.
What is this, mom?

Then I tried Benny. He was not bad, but needed treats to pose.

Aw, mom. I'm glad Halloween is just once per year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Coupons sure are relaxing

Ringo thought the file of newspapers and coupons was a relaxing place to rest!

Monday, October 24, 2016 review: Kong incline scratcher

We were excited to receive a Kong incline scratcher to review this month. 

If you don't like inclined scratchers, Chewy has two other versions, a "single" and a "double," both of which are not inclined.

Pros: Many cats love cardboard scratchers, it's inexpensive, it contains a scratcher and a toy/play area

Cons: None that we can think of, except that if you have more than one kitty you may want to buy several of these. ;-)

Both Ringo and Sadie had similar inclined scratchers when they were kittens. We've found that kittens love these--they are a smaller size, plus they would contain a play area and kittens fit into the space easily.

But would they like this scratcher as adults? I think the video I took says YES.

This thing is like a magnet--I took off the cover and they both came to it.

Ringo even played with the toy and stuck his head into the holes.

Note: We read on Deziz World that the string in their toy came loose and was a choking hazard. Our string has stayed tight, but please check it before giving to your kitties.

It is important for kitties to have plenty of places to scratch. This Kong scratcher was loved immediately, and we give it a BIG four paws up. It's inexpensive, fun, and can be recycled after it's past its prime. What's not to love?

Sadie says: This is mine.

Ringo: Hey, let's play!

Disclaimer: We were given one scratcher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are our own.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Benny's Gotcha day!

Our lovable, cuddly boy. It's his 16th Gotcha Day with us! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Update on Benny's eye

Long-time visitors know that Benny sees an animal eye specialist, about twice per year. He has been going to this clinic about 14 years!

He had a check up on Wednesday, and the news was mixed. The good news is that the inflammation in his bad eye is better, and we can give less of one drop.

The not-as-good news is that the glaucoma drops we've been using are starting to lose their effectiveness. This isn't a surprise to me; I've done plenty of reading and this happens to both pets and people over time. He's been on the same two drops for many years, so I guess it was bound to happen.

There is a bit of an up side--the two drops I give come in a combination. I'll give the combination drug twice per day (versus one drop of each per day), so he'll get the same number of drops.

As always, he was a very good boy. The clinic had some things come up and we waited longer than usual in the exam room. Benny was content to hang out with me.

Later that night, Ringo thought giving Benny a "hug" would be a good thing to do. Benny looks a bit unsettled about it, though.

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