Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Towards a Happy New Year

As we pause for a moment to remember those we've lost and reflect on all of the things that have happened in2014 that have been stressful for our furiends and their humans, we like to take the positive outlook and look forward to a healthy, prosperous, and Happy New Year in 2015. 
Truffle

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wellness Duos Review

Chewy.com contacted us about reviewing one of the Wellness brand canned foods:  Wellness Divine Duos. We'd tried some of these flavors before (the one with duck in it), but chewy.com sent us a few canisters of the chicken pate/diced turkey flavor to sample.
Truffle eyeing the food

As we've stated before, we're a huge fan of the Wellness brand cat foods, especially the canned foods. We do eat this brand pretty regularly, although we tend to mix it up with other brands and flavors throughout the week, so we won't get bored.  We tend to buy the shredded food because of Brulee's little mouth and how she eats.  This food was a surprise for us in many ways.

When you first open the container, it doesn't look too appetizing.  However, have your human turn the container upside down in the bowl and squeeze.  When you lift the container, all of a sudden you have these delicious diced turkey morsels in gravy spilling over the top of the chicken pate.

As you can tell, Brulee really does like this food.  She tends to lick all of the gravy off of the top first and then will eat most of the diced morsels.  Whatever she leaves behind, Truffle will finish off.  Mom Paula will split one container between the two of us because Truffle will push Brulee out of the way when it's time to eat.  This way, she can make sure Brulee gets to eat her canned food each day.

The Wellness Divine Duos combine two tasty flavors and textures in one container.  No matter which of the 5 flavor combinations you get, there is a savory pate topped with a second layer of tender cuts in gravy (if you turn the cup upside down before serving).  The key benefits of the Wellness Divine Duos is that they are a grain-free recipe; have quality meats and wholesome vegetables; no wheat, corn, soy, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; and the container is convenient, clean, and easy to open.   The chicken pate/diced turkey mixture is currently selling for $37.99, which is a little more expensive than the chicken pate/diced duck ($32.99) that we've bought before.  We don't know why there is a difference in price, but we do think the food is worth it.  We continue to be pleased with the customer service, variety of products, and price of chewy.com

We received these containers of Wellness Divine Duos from chewy.com free of charge for our review. We were not compensated for our opinion, which is always totally honest.  

P.S.  We finished our plates, so that should tell you the food is delicious.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Treasures

Mom Paula says Brulee is her greatest treasure.  If that is true, why does she seem so nervous when Brulee is resting on this shelf?
What does "limited edition" and "signed and numbered" mean???

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Belated Boxing Day

We can't believe we missed Boxing Day yesterday.  We're going to blame it on Mom Paula's fever.  Here's a little collage of us enjoying some of our boxes.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sweet Purrfections Nurses on Duty

We're hanging out in the top of our cat trees, keeping an eye on Mom Paula to make sure she rests.  She went back to the doctor on Wednesday and she's now running a fever and her cough has gotten into her chest.  She had to stay home with us on Christmas day instead of being with her human family.  She's been sick since December 11.  Poor Mom Paula.
Truffle and Brulee

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Better Watch Out

We don't know who looks the guiltiest, but we're watching out for Sandy Paws!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Caption This Photo

Don't you just love the look on Brulee's face with her fur horns.  What caption would you put with this photo?

Monday, December 22, 2014

I See You!

Don't think you can slip up on me Monday.  I see you coming!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Selfie

Truffle pauses a moment from her Easy Sunday for a Sunday Selfie.

You can find more Sunday Selfies at Cat on My Head.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Secret Paws Goodies

We were so excited when we found out Laila and Minchie were our Secret Paws.  Many of you may not remember, but Laila and Minchie were Sweet Praline's Secret Paw the first year she participated 6 years ago.  We thought we'd share a collage of our special presents.  There was even a little something for Mom Paula.

Here's another short little video to show you a close up of us inspecting our goodies.  As you can see, once Truffle discovered the treats, the ignored the nip nanner!  MOL!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Impatient Truffle

Just as soon as Mom Paula opened our Secret Paws box, Truffle jumped right in the box and went for one particular package.
Truffle in box while Brulee watches

Truffle was determined to get this one special package.  Just look at the teeth marks on the paper.

We thought we'd short a short little video to show you how determined Truffle was to get to this one special package.  If you watch the video, you'll see what it was.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Can We Open It Now?

Only one kitty guessed correctly yesterday who our Secret Paw was.  If you look really closely at the return address label, you'll see that our Secret Paw is Laila and Minchie from Cat-A-Holic.  Now we're ready for Mom Paula to use those thumbs of hers and help us open this box!
Truffle and Brulee

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Hint...

Can you figure out who our Secret Paw is by this present?
Brulee and the famous rubber kitty ducks


Pee ess - please purr for Mom Paula.  She's been home sick since last Thursday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We Have a Package!

Look what the man in the blue shorts delivered to our house this weekend.  We're going to keep you in suspense who our Secret Paw is, but we are so excited.  To further prove how we have Mom Paula wrapped around our paws, she even let us open the box!  We'll share photos over the next few days.
Brulee

Monday, December 15, 2014

We Made It!

Remember a couple of weeks ago, Mom Paula closed the guest bedroom door because of Truffle eating the packing tape.  Well, guess what?  We managed to sneak in when she opened the door and just look at all the goodies!

She quickly shooed us out of there, but at least we got in a few sniffs and licks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Selfie

Truffle is in a thoughtful mood as she poses for her Sunday Selfie today.

For more Sunday Selfies, visit The Cat on My Head here.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Photo Hunt - Beauty


One word that describes us purrfectly - beauty!
Truffle and Brulee

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brulee's Box

Brulee is so happy that Mom Paula didn't send their Secret Paws packages in her chewy.com box. Now, she can just sit in it all day waiting for Santa Claus to come!

Pee ess - don't forget to get your Secret Paws packages mailed within the next few days in order for your special furriend to receive their package before Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Angel Sweet Praline's Gotcha Day

We're pausing today to remember Angel Sweet Praline's Gotcha Day.  Even though she's been gone for 3 1/2 years, her spirit is definitely still with us.  Wasn't she such a cute little kitten?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Where Are Our Treats?

This is the look we give Mom Paula first thing in the morning when she wakes up.  First, we give her the look and then Truffle climbs all over her until Mom Paula opens the drawer and gives us a treat or two.  She thought she was being smart by putting our treats in her bedside table.  We have her trained, don't we?
Could you turn down these looks?

Monday, December 8, 2014

This is Our Box

What do you mean you need this box to ship our Secret Paws package?  Doesn't everyone know the Chewy.com boxes belong to us???



For those of you participating in Secret Paws and shipping from the  United States, here are some important shipping dates to remember.  Others should check with their country's post office.

Domestic Shipping for Delivery by December 24:
  • Standard Post - December 15
  • First Class and Priority - December 20
  • Priority Mail Express - December 23
International Shipping:
Europe
  • Standard Post - December 9
  • Priority Mail International - December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International - December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed - December 18
Canada
  • Standard Post - December 9
  • Priority Mail International - December 12
  • Priority Mail Express International - December 16
  • Global Express Guaranteed - December 19
Australia/New Zealand
  • First Class Package International Service/Priority Mail International - December 9
  • Priority Mail Express International - December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed - December 17
Asia
  • First Class Package International Service/Priority Mail International - December 9
  • Priority Mail Express International - December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed - December 17

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Selfies

Mom Paula decided to join Truffle for a Sunday Selfie (sponsored by The Cat on My Head) today.  We think this is a beautiful photo of Truffle.  Just look at her big green eyes.  Mom Paula says to ignore her red tired eyes.

You can see more Sunday Selfies here.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Photo Hunt - Precious


Truffle and Brulee were such precious kittens at 6 weeks old.  We're so thankful Mom Terri chronicled our lives so closely those first few weeks and kept Mom Paula informed.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Let Us In

Quite a few boxes and bags have arrived at our house the past few days.  Mom Paula has to put the plastic bags away because we love to lick on them which often leads to chewing on them.  Truffle gave Mom Paula quite a scare last night.  She thought Truffle was trying to get rid of a hair ball because she was hacking the previous day.  When Mom Paula came home last night, she saw what she thought was a hairball on the wood floor.  When she picked it up, she realized it was a piece of packing tape that had been on one of the boxes.  Undoubtedly, Truffle chewed a piece off of one of the boxes.  Mom Paula is watching her closely, but Truffle is eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom with no problems, so she appears to be okay.  However, to keep this from happening again, especially during this holiday season with all of the packages, we were faced with this in our hallway.
Brulee:  Why is this door closed?  This is my room!

We can't understand why the entrance to our guest bedroom is closed.  Brulee likes to sleep on top of the folded clothes on the bed (we know, they need to be washed again).  Mom Paula says the door will stay closed until everything is wrapped and all of the bags, ribbons, and tape are put away.  We have other ideas, though.  
Brulee:  Let me in!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kitty Wrapping Paper

Look at the cute kitty wrapping paper we found to wrap our Secret Paws packages.  We need to get everything boxed up and sent out this weekend.

We guess it does pay to fight the crowds at K-Mart and Walmart!  Mom Paula just heard there was also some kitty paper at Michael's.  Guess she's going there next.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Waking Up with Truffle

Mom Paula:  This is what I wake up to every morning.  She insists on laying right behind my knees. Brings a smile to my face every morning.
Truffle:  I'm just eyeing that drawer with the treats in it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tiki Cat Review

We were given the opportunity from chewy.com to review some delicious new food this month from Tiki Cat.  We'd heard about Tiki Cat when Mom Paula went to a specialty pet food store, but the only flavors the store had were fish and we tend to avoid too much fish.  When we were contacted by chewy.com about testing this product, we discovered there were flavors other than fish, so we gladly said, "yes."  We were thrilled to receive the Tiki Cat Gourmet Carnivore Variety Pack canned cat food to test out.

The flavors in the Tiki Cat Gourmet Carnivore Variety Pack are Beef & Liver (1), Beef Liver & Chicken (2), Beef Liver & Lamb (1), Bonito Tuna (1), Chicken & Liver (2), Chicken with Duck (2), Chicken with Turkey (2), Seabass (1), and Tilapia (1).  Tiki Cat is from Petropics, which states that Tiki Cat Gourmet Whole Food was the first true gourmet cat food to hit the market, featuring grain-free, human grade, whole shredded or sliced meats and seafood.  Petropics states that they use healthy broth, not gravy, to process their prevention and treatment formulas for all life stages, providing a food that meets the most restrictive diets prescribed by veterinarians today.  The company states that this food is the lowest carbohydrate canned formulas on the market and is lower in carbohydrates than any raw diet.

We're always curious as to whether our little finicky eater, Brulee, will eat different varieties of canned food.  The first flavor we tried (to be on the safe side) was the chicken with turkey.  Just look at the delicious bowl of shredded chicken and turkey.

The canning partner is located in Thailand at an award winning Human-Grade canning plant.  The plant is the #1 most sophisticated, state-of-the-art plan in the country.  Petropics Gourmet Whole Foods stresses that even though their products are manufactured outside the U.S., the company is owned and operated in the United States. The U.S. Department of Commerce has registered the company as a U.S. company and promotes the company at international shows and trade events. All Tiki ingredients are USDA certified for Human consumption and all formulas are manufactured in a human-grade factory that only utilizes fresh, food-grade raw materials. 

We know all of that stuff is important for the humans, but we just want to say that it is delicious!  If you biggify the picture above, you'll see Brulee's little tongue lapping up the delicious chicken and turkey.  Mom Paula then let us try the beef liver & lamb.  It would be an understatement to say that Brulee LOVED this food.  She dug right in and finished the entire bowl before Truffle.  That was really amazing, considering she rarely finishes her food.  We wish Mom Paula could have gotten a picture before Brulee licked off the food because it was all over her mouth because she devoured it so quickly.  The photo below is a little blurry, but you can see how much Brulee liked it because of the empty bowl and her cute little tongue.

As you can see, Brulee even started looking over at Truffle's bowl to see if there was any more food.

This case of delicous food is currently on sale at chewy.com for $17.09, which is a great buy for 12 cans of delicious, grain-free, healthy food.  There are many more flavors of Tiki Cat canned food and you can find them here.  We only showed you photos of two of the flavors, but we loved every one of them.  We'll definitely get some more of this food in the future.  Mom Paula is still very impressed with how well Brulee liked it.  Brulee's favorite was the fish flavors, but Mom Paula says she will limit how much of that we get.  It goes without saying that Truffle ate each flavor with gusto.  As always, chewy.com has excellent customer service and will ship products free if the total order is $49+.

We received this food from chewy.com at no cost for our honest review.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Selfie

Brulee decided she wanted to participate in the Sunday Selfie (sponsored by The Cat on My Head) today.

If you want to see more Sunday selfies, you can go here.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Palmetto Bowl

We've reached the last football game of the regular season (we hope we make a bowl this year).  The game is against our in-state rival, Clemson University.  Mom Paula has a degree from both South Carolina and Clemson, but she's a die-hard Gamecock (South Carolina).  She sold her tickets for this game because it's out of town and she's going to stay at home and watch it with us.  We think we may need some ear plugs because she tends to yell at the TV. 

This year the name was changed officially to "The Palmetto Bowl" which reflects the nickname of the state of South Carolina - The Palmetto State.  The South Carolina-Clemson game is the second-longest, consecutively-played rivalry in the country at 106 straight games (as of today).


Go Gamecocks!