Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're beginning to wonder if we are going to have a cold winter down here in the South based on the amount of fur Brulee is growing in...
Brulee

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Caturday Art

We went to LunaPic again for our Caturday Art creation. This "emboss" effect was very simple and we thought it looked like a painting of Truffle. We love the textures.
Truffle using "emboss" effect in LunaPic

If you want to see more Caturday Art creations, visit Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 20, 2017

It's Tocktober Time!

It's time to have a little fun today!  It's Tocktober Day!  What is Tocktober Day?

Baby Brulee showing her tocks!
Brulee showing her early fluffy tocks - October 2011


We've celebrated Tocktober Day since 2008 when Sweet Praline first began blogging. She had the floofiest tocks and Mom Paula always loved getting photos of Praline's backside and sharing with the Cat Blogosphere.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful she has another scratcher she can sleep on until Mom Paula can get her another one that is off the ground.
Brulee resting in her Chin Scratcher

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



Update on Mom Paula:  Mom Paula went to the orthopedist yesterday to check on her knee and thumb. There are definitely contusions, but not broken bones. The doctor said Mom Paula may have aggravated or made her torn meniscus worse because of where the pain is. He offered to give her a shot, but she said she'd wait a little while to see if it got worse. He gave her an ointment to put on her knee to help with the pain and inflammation. She definitely bruised her thumb and the doctor is concerned she could have a scaphoid fracture, which is the same thing she had on her left hand when she fell on the ice 3 years ago. She's wearing a brace during the day to keep the joint stable. Mom Paula thinks she may have hit her chin on the edge of our cat tree because it's sore.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Brulee's Cat Lounger - August 2015

Brulee's Cat Lounger last night - After Mom Paula tripped on it

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Keeping Calm in the House

Six years ago was the first time I'd ever had more than one cat in 25+ years. I knew my previous cat, Praline, would get stressed during thunderstorms, but I had no idea of the possible stress of two personalities at one time. I was told about a diffuser that would keep cats calm.
Truffle and Brulee sniffing the Comfort Zone with Feliway diffuser
Truffle and Brulee checking out the Comfort Zone Plugin

Monday, October 16, 2017

10 Helpful Tips for Bringing Home a New Kitten

Mom Paula holding Beignet and Truffle as kittens
Beignet and Truffle

You’ve decided to bring home a new bundle of fur.  It’s important to plan in advance prior to bringing the kitten home in order to keep her safe and happy and to ease the transition from the shelter or breeder. Kittens required special care, just like human babies, those first few days or weeks while adjusting to the new home. If possible, plan on bringing your kitten home when you will have a couple of days to help your kitten get used to the new environment. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee

Brulee got a good brushing and de-matting session and had her eyes cleaned for her Sunday Selfie today.

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is This Water Tastier?

Truffle and Brulee have 3 pet fountains throughout the house.  So how come Truffle prefers drinking out of my new Gamecock cup?  I admit, I drink more water now since this cup keeps the water cold. Every time I put it down, though, Truffle wants a sip. Around here, what Truffle wants, Truffle gets.
Truffle likes the refreshing and cool water from Gamecock Cup
Truffle drinking some refreshing cool water from Mom Paula's Gamecock cup

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Time for Secret Paws

Do you love meeting new kitties and their humans?  Do you like to exchange gifts during the holiday season? If you can answer yes to these questions, you should participate in Secret Paws 2017.
Visit www.secretpaws2017.blogspot.com for more information

We've hosted Secret Paws since 2010 (when Sweet Praline was the host). That first year, there were 50 participants from around the world.  Our largest number of participants was in 2014 with 64 participants from around the world. We've thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of our friends from around the world and love hosting Secret Paws. You can get more information about Secret Paws by visiting the webpage at http://secretpaws2017.blogspot.com.

Secret Paws Through the Years Since 2010.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee likes to sleep in the bed with Mom Paula and stay in there as long as Mom Paula will. Mom Paula says how can anyone ever get out of bed with this beauty looking at you!
Brulee looks at Mom Paula with those sleepy eyes

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday Art - Decision Day

Beautiful Brulee using the "beauty" effect in LunaPic

Would you believe that 6 years ago today, Brulee chose Mom Paula as her new mom? We were looking at Facebook this morning and Mom Paula made the announcement that the decision had been made on who the new fur child would be. Everyone was surprised with the choice, especially Mom Terri, but it was the best decision ever made. A month later, Brulee came to live with us and she made herself right at home (in spite of Truffle's protests) from the beginning. We love our sweet Brulee.

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

5-Star Safety When Traveling - Sleepypod®

Do you travel with your pets in the car? Are you using a secure harness and/or carrier? 
Brulee presents the Sleepypod® Clickit Sport®

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday.  What are you thankful for?

Brulee making her way down from the top of the cat tree


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Peace



We are sending our strongest purrs, prayers, and good thoughts to the victims and families in Las Vegas.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crazy Feline Antics - #ChewyInfluencer

Since Mom Paula's retirement, she's found some time to read, which she always loved. She really likes to read stories about animals, especially cats.

Brulee wondering if any of her stories are in this book



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee and Truffle want to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter our giveaway for the Go Fish! and the Kitty Zip Mat from the Jackson Galaxy™ Collection from Petmate®. 
Brulee and Truffle with the Go Fish!

You can enter the giveaway by visiting us here.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Caturday Art

Brulee loves this little scratcher box we won from Chewy.com several months ago on a Twitter Chat. The colors weren't good in the photo, so we went to LunaPic and used the Sketch 2 effect. Mom Paula says Brulee looks like the "Beast" from Beauty and the Beast in this photo.  MOL!
Brulee using Sketch 2 effect in LunaPic

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bath in the Autumn Sun

Truffle says there is nothing like taking an afternoon bath in the Autumn Sunshine that is coming through the windows!
Truffle taking bath

Special Note:  Stay tuned for information about the Secret Paws exchange coming up.  We hope to have the information available in about 1 week!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Go Fish!

Brulee wants to remind everyone to enter our giveaway for the Go Fish! Cat Toy from the Jackson Galaxy™ Collection from Petmate®.  Giveaway ends October 2. Winner will receive the Go Fish! Cat Toy and the Kitty Zip Mat.  
Brulee waiting for Mom Paula to open the Go Fish! box.

Enter the giveaway by visiting here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hope

Truffle

Mom Paula is having some tests done today to try and find out why she's been sick since August. Special purrs are requested the doctors can find the problem and there is an easy solution.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Selfie

It's Truffle's time to pose for the Sunday Selfie today. We're going to take it easy today and enjoy some down time with Mom Paula. It's been a rough week.
Truffle

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Caturday Art

Back to LunaPic for our Caturday Art creation.  We used the "landscape" effect for this photo of Truffle and Brulee talking to Mom Paula through the front door.
Truffle and Brulee, using Landscape effect from LunaPic

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Welcoming Committee

Now that Mom Paula has the front porch rails fixed and the front porch cleaned off, she likes to sit outside in the morning or evening when it's cool. Last night, she got up from her rocking chair to come inside because it was getting dark and she saw this welcoming committee. Truffle and Brulee love the new storm door with the full glass.

Truffle and Brulee

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meow Like a Pirate

Ahoy! 'tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but we be meowin' since we be cats. Lady cats like t' dress up 'n be a wee more sassy on this day in order t' guard our loot. We don't needs cutlasses 'cause we 'ave nicely groomed claws.
Truffle and Brulee sporting their pirate gear

Monday, September 18, 2017

Choosing the Cover for the 2018 Blogging Cats Calendar

We are slowly completing the 2018 Blogging Cats Calendar with the help from our cat blogging friends from around the world. We have some beautiful color photographs of cats and there is a surprise this year with guest authors writing about cats. 
Choose one cover from the six above


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Caturday Art

We love the "floating" effect in LunaPic and have used it quite frequently. Because of the yellow background in our curtains and the lighting from the window, Truffle became shades of blue and pink using the floating effect today. We hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday.
Truffle - Floating effect in LunaPic

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Grandparents Anniversary

Whew! We almost didn't make our daily post today! We wanted to step aside today to wish Grandma Faye and Grandpa a Happy 63rd Anniversary! Mom Paula spent most of the day with them to help them celebrate. We're so thankful we still have them in our lives and that they've been together so long and can still laugh with each other!




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We're so thankful we survived Irma and that our friends who were in her path are also safe.  Some had damage and still don't have power, but they have their lives.
Truffle and Brulee enjoying a nice and sunny day from their window

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Surviving Irma

We're happy to say that Irma is gone and we survived her wrath!
Truffle's safe place during Tropical Storm Irma

We've heard about Hurricane Irma for two weeks and were prepared for a major storm to hit the East Coast of South Carolina and move through our state.  Original projections had the eye going right over the middle of the state where we live.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Thinking of Our Friends



We continue to send our love and purrs to all of our friends in the path of Hurricane Irma. We're scheduled to get high winds, rain, and possible tornadoes today.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Truffle is cautiously taking it easy on the kitchen chair this morning. Everything is calm in SC right now with a few wind gusts. We continue to purr for all of our friends in Florida.
Truffle rests on the kitchen chair

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