Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Remembering Sweet Praline

We can't believe it's been six years since Sweet Praline left for the bridge.  For those of you who are new to our blog, Sweet Praline was the kitty who started Mom Paula in blogging almost 9 years ago. She was known as the Diva of the Cat Blogosphere because of her little Persian cattitude!  She was almost 16 years old when she left for the bridge due to cancer.  We know she is still with us in spirit and communicates with us on a regular basis to guide us on taking care of Mom Paula.
Sweet Praline - April 2011

Monday, April 24, 2017

Celebrate the Year of the Cat with Wellness® Complete Health™ #HealthyMeetsHappy

It's the Year of the Cat, so what could be so important that we'd send our woofie cousin, Bandit, on a shopping trip to investigate a new recipe for one of our favorite foods?
So important, we're willing to send our woofie cousin Bandit to investigate.
Truffle and Brulee send Bandit to check out the new line of Wellness® Complete Health™ Cat Food




Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee knows how to strike a pose for her Sunday Selfie.
Brulee


You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Caturday Art

We found a new effect on LunaPic today and are very pleased with the results.  We used the "landscape" effect in LunaPic and then went to PicMonkey for our frame.  Have a relaxing weekend.
Brulee and Truffle in "landscape" from LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Giveaway


Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a Sherpa Cat Tote.  Ends April 28.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tough Enough for the Feistiest of Kitties! - Sherpa Review & Giveaway

Do you have a feisty kitty who can tear up a carrier?  Do you travel with your cat on airlines? Do you need a carrier that is both stylish and safe for your cat?
Brulee inside Sherpa® carrier while Truffle watches
Brulee checks out the Sherpa® Cat Tote while Truffle cautiously watches


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for Truffle and Brulee

Mom Paula:  I'm so thankful for these two girls!  We're approaching the 6th anniversary of Sweet Praline going to the bridge and I thought my heart would never heal.  Bringing these two into my life with their unique and sweet personalities has helped heal that hole and they bring joy and laughter to me each and every day.  Truffle is an independent little thing, but she can win you over when it's time for treats and loving.  Brulee is a beautiful cat with a quirky little personality who tends to stay close to me when I'm sick or having a bad day.  They are a handful with their grooming requirements, but I love them dearly.

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts at Brian's Home.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nurse Brulee

Mom Paula's eye surgery appears to be a success, but the recuperation will take about a month (right before BlogPaws!).  The first day Mom Paula was home, Brulee stayed right by her side in the bed. If Mom Paula got up to go to another room for a little bit, Brulee followed her.  Brulee has been a wonderful nurse kitty.
Nurse Brulee on duty

This morning around 4:00 am, Truffle decided she wanted to sleep on Mom Paula's chest.  Mom Paula got up for a bathroom break and Truffle was resting in Mom Paula's sleeping spot on the bed. Truffle didn't want to move.  Mom Paula finally moved her and Truffle slept right beside her until it was time to get up to put more eye drops in and to go for the early follow up appointment to the doctor.

Aunt Vicky has been great helping out.  It helps since she had cataract surgery this past Fall.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Purrs for Mom Paula

By the time most of you read this post, Mom Paula's eye surgery should be completed.  She's having cataract surgery and getting a new lens in one of her eyes.  We hope she'll be able to see again to help us get our posts up on time and to help us visit on a more regular basis.  Her surgery is 6:45 am ET.
Truffle and Brulee purring for Mom Paula's eye surgery to remove a cataract

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Caturday Art

Back to LunaPic and the "fairy" effect for Caturday Art.  Truffle went from being a silver/white kitty to a orange kitty.
Truffle with the "fairy" effect from LunaPic

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Soft and Fuzzy Moment

Mom Paula thought this photo of Brulee was so relaxing with the calming pastel colors of the bathroom and Brulee's soft and flowing fur.  Brulee took advantage of a new rug Mom Paula put in front of the tub for an upcoming visit from Aunt Vicky.  Brulee wanted to make sure it had her smells and furs on it so Aunt Vicky wouldn't feel left out.  Did we forget to mention that Aunt Vicky has allergies to us?
A peaceful moment with Brulee


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Why You Should Attend BlogPaws

Brulee and Truffle - Conference Registration Infographic
Brulee and Truffle remind everyone to register for the BlogPaws Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC


Little did we know nine years ago...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Pet Day

Today is National Pet Day!
Brulee and Truffle

What is National Pet Day?  National Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2005.  Ms. Paige is a Pet & Lifestyle Expert and an Animal Welfare Advocate.  She helped found this day to celebrate the joys pets bring to our lives and to create a public awareness about the plight of different kinds of animals who are waiting for a forever home in shelters and rescues around the world.  We're thankful we have a wonderful forever home where all of our needs are met.  Our dream is that one day there will be no need for shelters and rescues because all pets will have a forever home.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Truffle on a Mission

Wow!  We can't believe the day is almost over and we haven't posted today yet.  We thought when Mom Paula retired that she'd have more time for us!  Believe it or not, we've been busy with some future blog posts and some of them include giveaways.  Can you guess what we are reviewing and giving away next based on this photo?
Truffle:  Hurry up, Mom!  We need to post about this product

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're going to stay right here on these warm throws at Mom Paula's feet today.  Mom Paula says she loves looking down and seeing both of us at her feet looking up at her.
Truffle and Brulee

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Caturday Art

We went back to LunaPic today to create our Caturday Art.  We used the "colored scribble" effect for this image of Brulee.  We love how the lines bring out the silver shades in Brulee's fur.  She really doesn't have much silver, except for the tips of her fur. This image also featured her outlined brick-red nose and eyelined green eyes. Of course, her fur horns are more pronounced than ever.
Brulee using the color scribble effect of LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flashback Friday - 2012

We thought we'd go back a few years to April 2012 for our Flashback Friday post today.  Truffle and Brulee growing more each day with Truffle approaching 10 months and Brulee approaching 8 months.  We always loved resting on top of the printer and piano and this photos is purrfect showing both of us side-by-side.  Those were the days one could get to the top of the piano and printer.  We're working on purging the office the next few weeks so we can once again rest on top.
Brulee on piano and Truffle on printer - April 2012

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Have You Registered for #BlogPaws Yet?

Brulee and Truffle with BlogPaws registration graphic
Brulee and Truffle want to remind everyone to register for blogPaws 2017.
Deadline to include a shelter for an entry for a drawing for a donation is April 9.




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Double Red Dot Fun - FroliCat Multi Laser Review/Giveaway

Does your cat enjoy chasing the infamous red laser dot?  We definitely do!  Whenever Truffle gets into her playful self and starts harassing Brulee, Mom Paula will pull out the laser toy and instantly grabs Truffle's attention.  It's not long before Brulee is chasing the dot around the room.  How would you like to have an automatic laser toy that will go in random directions for 15 minutes with two lasers?
Brulee investigates the FroliCat® Laser Toy from PetSafe®





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Office Assistants

We don't think it's really hit Mom Paula yet that she is retired!  We have a lot of stuff to get done around here and we need her to clean off our desk so we can comfortably help her with our blogging and social media.  After all, BlogPaws 2017 will be here before you know it.
Brulee and Truffle helping out with cleaning the office


Congratulations to Laila and Minchie and Mom Peggy, our giveaway winners, of the FroliCat® Fox Den Toy.  Thank you for participating.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 3, 2017

Where's the Stuff?

Truffle wants to know where the stuff is that was in this box.  Don't worry, we're sharing lot of new items with you over the next few weeks.  Our next review/giveaway should be tomorrow, so stay tuned.
Truffle:  Where's the loot?


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Selfie

OMC!  We can't believe we are just now posting our Sunday Selfie!  The day is almost over and this is the first time Mom Paula has had the opportunity to sit down to the computer and it's only for a minute because she's on the way back to the hospital.  This photo is of how Brulee looked when Mom Paula returned from Global Pet Expo.  Mom Paula told the pet sitter not to worry about grooming us so much while she was gone this time because both of us had been sick and she didn't want us stressed.  As you can see, Brulee's eyes need to be cleaned and her fur definitely needs some work!  She still has her lovely fur horns and those will stay.
Brulee

Mom Paula has been home for a week and has been working on Brulee a little bit each day.  She thinks she's removed most of the mats and is working on her eyes.  Mom Paula received a wonderful product for Brulee's tear stains and we'll share that with you in the future with a giveaway and a before/after photo, so stay tuned.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Caturday Art

We usually try to fool you on April Food's Day, but we stayed up too late watching the UConn vs Mississippi State Women's Basketball game.  Looks like the Miss. State Bulldogs will play our SC Gamecocks for the National Championship Sunday.  To celebrate, we went back to LunaPic and used the "Floating" art effect for our creation.
Brulee and Truffle with the Floating effect in LunaPic

You can see more Caturday Art Creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Retirement

Today's the day!  Mom Paula is retiring after 38 years in education and government!  We are thrilled because it means she will get to spend more time with us.  Mom Paula is a little nervous because it will be a whole new world for her and the finances will be a little tight until she turns old enough to receive her social security.
Mom Paula with Gail Morrison (person who hired her at CHE) at her retirement party

Mom Paula was an elementary school teacher for 1 year, a middle school mathematics teacher for 16 years, a college professor for 10 years, and a program manager at the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education for 11+ years.  She received a B.S. degree from the College of Charleston, a M.Ed. degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. from Clemson University.  She is so thankful for all of the people she's met and worked with over the years and is looking forward to what's next.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Grandpa Paul

Today is our Grandpa Paul's birthday and we want to celebrate his 84 years on Earth.  He's Mom Paula's dad and all of us love him very much.
Brulee celebrates Grandpa Paul's 84th Birthday

Grandpa Paul had some major surgery this week, so he is in the hospital.  We ask that you send your strongest purrs for him so he can come home soon and celebrate with us.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordless Wednesday #BlogPaws

Brulee and Truffle reminding everyone to register for BlogPaws 2017 before taking a nap



Conference registration webpage.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fox Action with the FroliCat® Fox Den by PetSafe®

Do your cats like to play games where they can satisfy their instincts of hunting and catching?  Does your human's arms ever get tired from trying to play with wand toys or other interactive toys before the cats are tired?  Do  you wish you could get a toy that is automatic and will help your cat satisfy their hunting instincts?  Do we have a new toy for you!
Brulee waits to attack the fox tail from the Frolicat® Fox Den
Brulee waiting to attack the fox tail



Monday, March 27, 2017

Preview of Fox Den

We have a sneak preview of a new interactive toy by PetSafe® Frolicat® that we'll review tomorrow. We'll also host a giveaway for this amazing item.  Stay tuned...
Brulee introduces the Frolicat® Fox Den

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Truffle watching for Mom Paula to come home

This photo is how Mom Paula imagined Truffle watching for her to come home yesterday.


You can see more Sunday Selfies by visiting The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Caturday Art

We like to experiment with different photo editing websites and software to create unique art designs.
Truffle and Brulee

Friday, March 24, 2017

Enjoy Southern Hospitality at BlogPaws 2017

Brulee and Truffle packing for BlogPaws 2017
Truffle and Brulee packing for BlogPaws 2017
Disclosure - post sponsored by BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™


We are so excited to announce that the BlogPaws 2017 Conference will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, this year at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center from May 18-20, 2017.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Missing Mom Paula

Mom Paula is missing!  Not really, she's in Orlando at Global Pet Expo.  She tells us she is bringing back some surprises.  We'll share more later.
Mom Paula with the Global Pet Expo hamster

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

First Day with Pet Sitter

Photo Mom Paula received from the pet sitter after giving Truffle her medication.  Mom Paula says to please ignore all of the "stuff" in the hallway since she is bringing home things from the office for her upcoming retirement.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flat Boxes

Everyone knows how much we kitties love boxes, so imagine our horror when Mom Paula decided to tear down our wonderful boxes into flat boxes!
Truffle wants her boxes put back together

Does your human ever do this to your boxes?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Are You Watching Me Now? Petcube Play™

Does your human ever wonder what you are up to during the day while she is away from home or when she is out of town?  Does your human wish she could interact with you when she isn't physically at home?  Do you like to chase the infamous red dot?  Does your human need to monitor you are sick?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have a solution for you.
Truffle and the Petcube Play box
Truffle wonders if Mom Paula is watching her now


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're doing Sunday Selfie a little different today.  Mom Paula had to rush Truffle off to the vet yesterday morning (last Saturday, it was Brulee) because of an upset stomach.  Normally, Mom Paula wouldn't rush her off that way, but since today was Sunday and Mom Paula is going to Global Pet Expo next week, she wanted to make sure Truffle was okay.  The vet thinks Truffle just ate something that didn't agree with her, but gave her some medication and told Mom Paula to watch her.  This medication is in liquid form and Truffle is doing okay with it so far.  Mom Paula had some errands to run today and she was so thankful she could check in to see how Truffle was doing due to the Petcube Play camera we recently received to review.
Watching Truffle with the Petcube Play camera.

We were scheduled to review the Petcube Play camera a few weeks ago, but with Grandpa Paul being ill, Mom Paula retiring, Brulee getting sick, and now Truffle sick, we just couldn't get it together. Mom Paula was so worried about Truffle while she was gone and tried out the Petcube camera at the restaurant and at her parents and was relieved to see Truffle resting on the ottomon in a lovely sunbeam.  She said being able to monitor Truffle made her day because she could check on Truffle and talk to her. We'll share our review of the Petcube Play camera this week, so please stay tuned.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.