Saturday, April 29, 2017

Caturday Art

Back to LunaPic today and using the "Floating Art" effect for this photo of Truffle.  We love the Spring colors and how it emphasizes Truffles beautiful face.  We then added green color back to Truffle's eyes, using PicMonkey.
Truffle, using the Floating Art effect in LunaPic

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

Reflecting Back on a Month

Mom Paula has been retired for a month now and we thought we'd reflect back on the past month to let you know how our life has changed.
Truffle and Brulee are getting more time with Mom Paula

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Truffle

Mom Paula:  I'm thankful I can relax by watching Truffle and Brulee watching the world go by.  I wish I could be as content and calm as my girls.  They could teach me a lot of lessons about taking it easy and enjoying life.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Russell and William with Praline (1995)

Today is National Kids and Pets Day and I thought the purrfect photo would be of my two wonderful nephews with Sweet Praline, as a kitten.  I'm also sharing a photo of the boys with kittens of their own.  Both of these boys love animals and the are teaching children in their lives to love and respect them now. I'm proud of the men they have become and the fact that they have rescued animals and brought them into a loving forever home.
Russell and William with their kittens (circa 1996)

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

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.