Saturday, April 18, 2015

Caturday Art

Truffle decided Brulee has had enough attention on the blog this week.  Truffle found a new photo editing website called  We went to the "fun effects" and chose the "rose" and put in one of Truffle's recent pictures.  We really like this effect.

If you want to see more Caturday Art creations, you can visit Athena and Marie here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Emergency Vet Visit

Brulee had an unexpected trip to the vet yesterday.  She's been having a little tummy trouble and had been vomiting a few times the last couple of weeks.  Mom Paula decided it was time to get her checked out, so she put Brulee into Truffle's Sleepypod and off they went.  Brulee appeared to like the Sleepypod, but Mom Paula became concerned when she looked over and saw Brulee was shivering.  Brulee is usually very calm in the car.  Mom Paula unzipped the top of the Sleepypod a little bit and began petting Brulee and Brulee stopped shaking.  Mom Paula was really concerned.

There were a lot of woofies in the waiting room yesterday morning, but we didn't have to wait too long to get back in the examining room.  Once we were in the room and Mom Paula unzipped the Sleepypod, Brulee stepped right out and began winning over the vet tech.  Brulee stepped right onto the scales and weighed a svelte 8 pounds (down 0.13 pound from September).  Brulee's temperature was normal, so that was a good sign.
Brulee wonders why Mom Paula hates the scale so much!

Since Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital needed to "work in" Brulee, we didn't get to see Dr. Keisler like we usually do.  We saw one of the newer vets, Dr. McKinnon.  She immediately complimented Brulee and stated that she wasn't what she expected to see when she walked in the room.  She said Brulee was bright-eyed and moving around and curious.  She checked Brulee's tummy and didn't feel anything unusual.  She said  Brulee was a little dehydrated.  She said she thought Brulee may have eaten something that didn't agree with her tummy, but she'd feel better getting some blood work and x-rays done since Brulee had been vomiting a few times in the last couple of weeks.  Mom Paula agreed because she wanted to make sure Brulee was okay.

Mom Paula wasn't allowed to go into the back room with them.  The vet explained that they try to keep people away from the radiation of the x-rays.  Mom Paula reluctantly agreed and felt like she was in the examining room forever before they brought Brulee back in.  The vet tech said Brulee was wonderful and calm during the tests.  Dr. McKinnon told Mom Paula to give her some anti-nausea medicine for a couple of days and to eat a couple of cans of the Hills ID food.  Brulee was given a shot for nausea and some Sub-Q fluids.  The vet said the results should be in later that afternoon.  Mom Paula stayed at home with Brulee all day to watch her and wait for the phone call.  Dr. McKinnon called about 8:30 pm and said the bloodwork was great and the x-rays were normal.  She said to watch Brulee and to bring her back in if there were any more problems.  Even though the visit and tests costs over $600 (which we really don't have to spare), Mom Paula said it was worth it to make sure Brulee was okay.

Brulee was so relaxed at the vet's office and we're so relieved she's okay.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful for a refreshing drink of water from her fancy cat fountain.

Update:  Brulee needs to go to the vet at 9:30.  She hasn't been feeling well.  We'll post an update when we get back.  Special purrs please.  This is the first time she's been sick.

Update 11:40 am:  Mom Paula - We're home from the vet.  After a $600 vet bill, I still don't know what's wrong.  Brulee had no fever and the vet didn't feel any blockages, but she was concerned that she'd thrown up so many times recently when she doesn't usually do it.  Brulee was a little dehydrated, so she received some SubQ fluids.  The vet also did some blood work and took x-rays.  She was given medication for nausea and two cans of food for her tummy.  I won't hear the results of the tests until this afternoon.  I'm so nervous.  Please purr that this isn't anything serious.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Easy Does It

There's nothing like taking it easy on the Ess and the SleepyPod on a Monday morning while Mom Paula goes to work to make some green papers to keep us in the style we've grown accustomed to.
Brulee on her Ess and Truffle in the lid of her SleepyPod

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

We're participating in the Sunday Selfie blog hop sponsored by The Cat on My Head.  We found a cool photo of us, but it was a little blurry and the light was wrong because of the sunshine, so we played around in PicMonkey and did a old Polaroid type photo (Mom Paula remembers when those photos were "the in thing" to have).  We hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.

You can find more Sunday Selfies here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Caturday Art

Mom Paula:  Okay.  I admit it - the only thing I did for this photo was to add a "simple edge" frame in PicMonkey and color the interior frame green.  I thought this photo was a piece of artwork in itself because of the beautiful Spring flowers in SC and my adorable Brulee waiting for me in the bedroom window (Truffle's head popped up soon after this photo).  Have a wonderful Spring day.
Brulee waiting in the window

You can see more Caturday artwork at Athena and Marie.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Purrfect Food for Persians #RoyalCanin

This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin Pet Health Nutrition, but Sweet Purrfections only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. 
Persians are one of the oldest and most popular breeds of cats.  They are known for their luxurious coats and sweet personalities.  Owning a Persian is a full-time commitment, but the results are so worth the time and effort.  Persian cats should be indoor kitties.  RoyalCanin® has developed a unique formula of feline cat food that is breed specific for Persians, Maine Coons, Ragdolls, and Siamese cats because of their specific nutritional needs.  Jean Cathary, a veterinarian from France, founded Royal Canin in 1968.  His vision was a pet food company that was grounded in science that made cat food to fulfill the needs of the pets, not the pet owners.  All of the pet food is made in company-owned plants in the United States and Canada.
Brulee chooses Royal Canin Persian formula over other brands

We’ve been eating Royal Canin feline cat food since we were kittens.  Our vet highly recommends the Royal Canin formula because of their research into the unique nutritional needs of felines.  Brulee has the unique Persian jaw that makes it difficult for her to eat kibble.  We've tried numerous other brands, which she tends to like, but it's so sad to watch her try to get the small kibble into her mouth.  The almond-shape of the Royal Canin Persian kibble helps her enjoy her daily meals without a struggle.
Truffle helps to show the unique almond shape of the Royal Canin Persian formula.

There are three characteristics that are specific to the Persian formula:
  • Hairball Reduction:  Persians swallow a lot of fur during grooming because of the length and density of their coats.  The Persian formula contains fibers to help stimulate the passage through the intestinal system and also to naturally limit the formation of hairballs.
  • Digestive Health – Persians have a sensitive digestive system and this formula has highly digestible proteins, prebiotics and fibers to support a balance in the intestinal flora.  This also helps with the stool quality.
  • Special Brachycephalic Jaw – Persians eat differently because of their jaw structure.  They will grasp their food with the underside of the tongue to bring it into the mouth.  Smaller, round kibble is difficult for the Persian to pick up and chew.  The Royal Canin Persian formula has an almond-shaped kibble which makes it easier for the Persian to pick it up.
We started out with the basic Royal Canin Kitten formula and switched to the Persian Formula when we became adult ladycats.  Royal Canin has now developed a Persian Kitten Formula to help meet the needs of the growing Persian kitten. 
One of our local PetSmart stores

You can find the Royal Canin Breed Specific Formulas at your local PetSmart®.  We found a complete section of the Royal Canin feline food in the cat aisles and there was a specific display for the Breed Specific formulas.  We’re very lucky that we have two PetSmart stores within 10 miles from us.  You can locate your closest PetSmart here.
Special display of the Royal Canin Breed Specific Formula

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday

We thought we'd go back to the first April we came to live with Mom Paula for our post today.  Here we are as baby ladycats in April 2012.
Brulee and Truffle

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Patiently Waiting

Brulee can't figure out where Mom Paula went.  She was used to Mom Paula resting in the bed with her for the past 7 days and all of a sudden, she left for a whole day!

Brulee thinks she'll just wait on this multiple-layer blanket pile until Mom Paula gets home to rest again.  We know this photo may look familiar from a few days ago, but this is where Brulee stayed all week - right beside Mom Paula in the bed.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Staying Home Strategy

Truffle thinks if she sleeps on top of the freshly folded clothes that she can keep Mom Paula home.

Mom Paula is going back to work today after being out of the office last week due to her URI.  She's feeling better, but is still coughing and now she's hurting between her shoulder blades and neck from coughing.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Sunday Selfie

We're sharing a special Easter Sunday Selfie today.  
Truffle and Brulee

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Caturday Art Hop

We're participating in Athena and Marie's Caturday Art Hop.  Originally, we were going to do a sweet, colorful Easter card, but we found this neat texture on Pizap.  Mom Paula says it reminds her of an old song "Brick in the Wall," although we emphatically state that we aren't just "another brick in the wall."  This background is under textures and it's brickwall.
Truffle and Brulee