Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Selfie

It's been an exhausting week this past week, especially the last few days.  Brulee is slowly feeling better and things are beginning to calm down at the house.  Truffle is still a little apprehensive about the "new" smells of Brulee, but she is okay if she can rest in front of Mom Paula at the computer.  So, for our participation in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfie, Truffle is combining Easy Sunday with a Sunday Selfie.
Truffle has found the purrfect way to keep Mom Paula from working

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Caturday Art

For today's Caturday Art graphic, we showed Brulee getting her steam neubulizer treatment.  Mom Paula turns on the shower to totally hot water and sits with Brulee for about 10 minutes to help clear up her URI.  We added the little hearts from PicMonkey to show the love Mom Paula is giving to Brulee to help her get better.
Brulee:  Just as long as you don't put me IN the shower.

Thank you for all of your purrs, prayers, and good thoughts.  Brulee is beginning to feel a little better.  Truffle is still in hiding because she doesn't like Brulee's "vet" smells yet.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Purrs for Brulee

Mom Paula got home last night and noticed Brulee was sneezing and was having some difficulty breathing.  Brulee wouldn't eat a treat, vomited, and then hid where Mom Paula almost had a heart attack trying to find her.  Mom Paula knew this wasn't normal, so she immediately scooped up Brulee, put her in the PTU, and off to the emergency vet they went at 10:00 PM.
Poor little sick Brulee waiting in her SleepyPod in the examining room.

Brulee was running a fever, sneezing, and breathing a little fast.  The vet came in about 1 1/2 hours later and examined Brulee.  The vet believes Brulee has an upper respiratory infection and when Mom Paula told her that Truffle had the eye infection in July, the vet thinks they are passing the Herpes virus back and forth, but have different symptoms.  The vet was concerned about Brulee's rapid breathing and recommended tests.  Even though they were expensive, Mom Paula agreed, since Brulee had the same thing about 6 months ago.
Brulee waiting on the examination table for the vet.

The x-rays and bloodwork and everything was pretty normal (a few levels were high or low, but she thought it may be stress).  Brulee was given medication for the nausea, some sub-Q fluids, and sent home three days of medication with instructions to sit in a steamy bathroom and use the humidifier again.  She recommended Brulee go to our regular vet Monday for followup.  Mom Paula will probably take both of us to make sure we're okay.  The vet recommended Mom Paula talk to our regular vet about giving us lysine to get rid of this virus.  Brulee and Mom Paula got home around 3:30 AM.

We'd appreciate your purrs, prayers, and good thoughts.

Pee ess - Mom Paula is having a nerve test on her left hand today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It's Toctober

Brulee can't believe Mom Paula had the nerve to buy something like this and then proceed to put it on her.  She was quick to give Mom Paula the back of respect.  But, everyone is able to see Brulee's cute little tocks just in time for Tocktober!
"Somebody needs to brush my tail"

Mom Paula hasn't tried to put it on Truffle yet...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Going Wild with #InstinctRaw

Mom Paula was a little "old fashioned" about our cat food when we first came to live with her. Originally, she only fed us kibble because that's what she thought cats were supposed to eat.  We slowly transitioned to eating canned food from once a week to everyday and eventually moved to healthy, no-grain, high-protein canned food.  As part of the BlogPaws community and Cat Blogosphere, we began hearing about feeding raw food to cats.  Mom Paula always thought feeding raw food to us was dangerous, so she was very surprised to hear that human parents were recommending feeding raw to their pets.  She knew she didn't have the time to grind everything herself, so thought feeding us raw wasn't possible until she heard about Nature's Variety® Instinct® Raw bites.
Instinct® Raw bites can be found in the freezer at your local PetSmart®

PetSmart® is now carrying Instinct® Raw Bites in the freezer at their stores.  We called ahead to see if our local PetSmart was carrying the cat Raw Bites before sending Mom Paula to get us some to try. She found two (Rabbit and Chicken) of the four flavors (Rabbit, Chicken, Duck, and Tuna) and brought them home for us to try. 
 Truffle was instantly drawn to the Instinct Raw bites

We've eaten other Instinct Raw products (treats and mixers) in the past, so Mom Paula thought this would be an easy transition for us.  We've heard about the benefits of eating raw, such as, healthy skin and coat, optimal digestion, healthy teeth and gums, relief from food sensitivities, and ideal body weight.  Since the Instinct Raw bites come frozen and don't require any preparation time, Mom Paula thought this would be an easy way for us to incorporate more raw in our diets and possibly move to a totally raw diet.
Truffle wasn't too sure about her new food at first

Since we'd eaten some of the Instinct Raw treats and mixers, Mom Paula decided to let us try the Instinct Raw bites as a little snack.  She pulled out a small amount and allowed them to thaw for a few minutes, just enough to make them palatable .  She even put the Instinct Raw bites on the fine china!  At first, we just looked at it, sniffed it, and walked away.  Mom Paula put on her thinking cap and decided to break up one of the bites and put it in her hand to see if we'd try it.
Eating out of Mom Paula's hand enticed Truffle to try the Instinct Raw bites

Truffle took a couple of whiffs and then began eating the Instinct Raw bites from Mom Paula's hand. After a couple more bites, Mom Paula put the plate back in front of Truffle and she began eating. The texture was a little different and it took her a little longer to eat, but she appeared to really like it. Brulee wasn't really too interested in the Raw bites, but Mom Paula is going to try to mix some in with Brulee's favorite wet food. 
Truffle picking up the Instinct Raw bites with her tongue to eat

Instinct Raw bites for cats is a great answer for humans who want to give their cats a raw diet, but don't have the time or tools to make raw food from scratch.  If you'd like to try Instinct Raw bites, you can get a $3 off coupon at  
You can find out more about Instinct Raw bites by visiting their website.  If you need to locate a pet store near you that carries Instinct Raw bites, you can search here.  

If you'd like to get social with Instinct Raw, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Convenient Way to Integrate Raw in Our Diet

We were contacted by to review Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers.  We are already fans of the Raw Boost treats, so were excited to see how we liked the food topper formula.
Truffle is guarding the Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers are formuled to mirror our ancestral diet.  The Raw Boost Mixers make it easier to add protein-packed raw to to our regular kibble for health an vitality because they are in a convenient, safe, and delicious form.  These Mixers are all natural, grain-free, and freeze-dried.  They are available in two flavors:  chicken and rabbit. 
Brulee trying to get into the bag

The Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are really easy to integrate a raw diet into our mealtime.  All Mom Paula had to do was add the Mixers on top of our kibble.  The Mixers aren't required to stay frozen, which makes it easy to eat them without delay.  The Mixers were so much like the treats we eat all the time that we immediately at them with our kibble.  In fact, when Mom Paula came back to see if we'd eaten the Instinct Mixers, the only thing left in the bowl was the kibble.
Brulee and Truffle love the Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

The key benefits of enhancing our kibble with the Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are
  • Great topper for kibble
  • High quality, raw nutrition in a convenient and easy-to-serve form
  • Pure protein for lean muscles and strong bones
  • Natural ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat
  • Freeze dried and all-natural for an irresistible taste
  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • No artificial colors or preservatives
Brulee enjoying her Raw Boost Mixers

We were very pleased with the taste and convenience of the Instinct Raw Boost Mixers chicken flavor ($10.25).  We are looking forward to trying the rabbit formula ($11.96).  You can get both flavors at We'll add the Mixers to our orders from Chewy in the future.

The Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers were a huge hit with us.  We definitely give it four paws up!

We received Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers in exchange for our fair and honest review as part of the Blogger Outreach Program.  All opinions are our own.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle is participating in the Sunday Selfie today.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Caturday Art

We played around with and PicMonkey for today's Caturday Art Blog Hop.  We messed with so many effects and forgot to write them down, so we can't help you duplicate our design today. This photo was of Truffle checking out her new PTU, so we thought the cat claws scratching the photo were purrfect.

Here is the original graphic from prior to messing around with PicMonkey.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Friday

It's Friday, so it's time to kick back and relax for the weekend.
Truffle playing with her kathy ireland® toy

Happy 20th Birthday at the Bridge

Sweet Praline would be 20 years old today.  We know she's having a blast at the bridge with all of our furriends who've left this Earth.  This photo is one of Mom Paula's favorites because it showed Sweet Praline's Persian "diva".  Happy Birthday to our special sister-before-us.

Note from Mom Paula:  It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since Praline left for the bridge.  There are times I still look for her walking down the hallway.  She sent me Truffle and Brulee, which I think is so special.  It took two kitties to replace her.  She'll always be in my heart.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Biting the Hand...

Mom Paula is having some problems with her paws!  Some of you may remember her fall on the rare ice storm we had in SC 1 1/2 years ago.  She landed on her left knee and hand.  Her knee was okay, but she messed up her wrist.  She went through PT for over 4 months and did great for a year.  About a month ago, she started getting extreme pain and some tingling in her fingers.  She's in a brace again and will have a nerve test next week.  Now, to add to this, she messed up her left knee bowling a couple of weeks ago.  There was an MRI last week and she sees the doctor today to see if she has a tear.  At least this brace doesn't interfere with scritches!
Truffle doesn't like this strange thing on Mom Paula's hand.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Mom Paula recently purchased a replacement fly for our Neko Fly wand.  We go crazy when she pulls out our Neko Fly.  You should see two little short legged Persians jumping and leaping to catch the Fly.  Mom Paula keeps trying to get a photo of the fly in our mouth after we've captured it and are walking off to take it to our secret hiding place.  (Don't worry, we don't get far).
Impatiently waiting for Mom Paula to unwrap the string from around the wand

Here it comes!  Here it comes!  We think we're showing a lot of restraint here.

There it went...
Truffle is a little frustrated because a certain little sister grabbed the fly first.

Brulee captures the fly.

A very special thank you to Bonnie Koenig (Chey's mom) for taking these great photos when she came for a visit a few weeks ago.

Monday, September 21, 2015

#TruLoveIs is Wellness TruFood at PetSmart

#TruLoveIs feeding your special furchild a healthy and wholesome diet.  We're pleased to share that PetSmart® has added another line of healthy cat food to their shelves. Wellness® TruFood® is made with whole foods from farm, field, and sea.  It has 70% more raw protein than many pet foods and only uses whole-prey proteins full of natural vitamins and minerals that pets need to thrive.  
Wellness TruFood on the shelves of our local PetSmart

We've eaten Wellness® products since we were kittens and were really excited to check out what the new line, TruFood® had to offer for us kitties.  TruFood is available in dry kibble, wet food, and treats.

Baked Blends Dry Cat Recipes

The Baked Blends Dry Cat Recipes are slow baked in small batches and uses grain free fiber such as chickpeas, flaxseed and lentils that make it easier for our delicate digestive system.  Powerful superfoods, such as beets, blueberries, and cranberries are included to help maintain a healthy weight and support the immune system.  TruFood recipes also contain pumpkin, ginger, and turmeric and live yogurt cultures to help support a healthy digestive system.  There are four flavors of the dry cat recipes.
Truffle is very interested in this new dry kibble in her bowl

TruFood Tasty Pairings Wet Cat Recipes

The wet cat recipes contain pure protein and natural superfoods.  There is no wheat, corn, or soy fillers.  The wet recipes come in an easy-open cup and when you turn it upside down on our plate, it's like a gourmet meal and the presentation is beautiful. There are six different flavors of the TruFood Tasty Pairings.
Brulee and Truffle prepare to dine on their gourmet meal

Cocochia Baked Cat Treats

The CocoChia treats are unique because they contain coconut oil and chia seeds that can support skin and luxurious cats and probiotics to promote our digestive health.  They are grain-free and wheat-free and are 100% natural.  The treats are available in two different flavors.
Brulee claimed the treats for herself

It's so nice to have three PetSmart stores within 12 miles from where we live, so we can send Mom Paula to purchase Wellness TruFood products.  You can find your local PetSmart by using the PetSmart Store Locator on its website.

Don't forget to follow PetSmart on social media.


What is true love to you and your kitty?  Please complete the phrase "True Love is..." in our comments and post photos of your cat(s) on social media using the hashtag #TruLoveIs.
True Love is sharing a delicious and healthy plate of Wellness TruLove cat food.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle pauses a moment from scratching to pose for a Sunday Selfie.

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