Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

We pause today to honor and remember those (man and animal) who gave their lives for our freedom.

Graphic courtesy of Zoolatry

Sunday, May 29, 2016

This IS My Happy Face - Sunday Selfie

Truffle is a beautiful cat with gorgeous green eyes and lovely silvery fur.  However, she also has that stereotypical Persian scowl.  Can't you tell she's happy about interrupting her bird TV for a Sunday Selfie?  Hop over to The Cat on My Head for more Sunday Selfies.
Hurry up and get this over with.

This photo also shows Truffle's eyeliner eyes, which is a standard for silver shaded Persians.  One thing Truffle has that isn't standard for the breed is a black nose.  We think it makes her unique and more beautiful.


Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a Sleepypod® Air pet carrier.  Giveaway ends June 3, 2016.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Caturday Art

For today's Caturday Art blog hop, we went to Photofunia and chose the drawing and pastel options. Truffle wanted to pose beside her Sleepypod® Air.  Mom Paula wishes she was talented enough to actually draw us like this graphic.  Don't forget to visit Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty to see more Caturday Art designs.


Don't forget to enter our giveaway for one of our lucky readers to win their own Sleepypod®Air. Giveaway ends June 3, 2016.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Travel Anywhere with the Sleepypod® Air - Review and Giveaway

Are we going somewhere?
Presenting the Sleepypod® Air
FTC Disclosure:  We received a glacier silver Sleepypod® Air in exchange for our fair and honest review. We were not compensated for our review and all opinions are our own. Sleepypod is not responsible for the content of this post.

We can finally share the secret we've been keeping for the past few weeks.  We are proud to present the Sleepypod® Air to our readers.  We know many of you are familiar with the Sleepypod® products because of their attention to safety in all of their harnesses and carriers.  Every Sleepypod carrier and harness includes the Pet Passenger Restraint System (PPRS) components and features to improve pet passenger safety.  You can see the Sleepypod Air Crash Test on YouTube.
Brulee thinks the Sleepypod® Air is as beautiful as she is.
Brulee thinks the Sleepypod Air is both beautiful and safe

The Sleepypod Air not only meets Sleepypod's strict safety standards and high quality materials and color selection, but is offers an innovative solution to the numerous conflicting airline size restrictions put on pet carriers by providing size versatility through flexibility.  The unique design of the Sleepypod Air allows it to contract in size to fit below most airline seats during takeoff and landing when pets must be under the seats.  The Sleepypod Air can be expanded to allow your pet the largest possible space below an airline seat.  Watch the video from Sleepypod see how the Air is assembled, adjusted for flexibility, set up in a car for safety, and general information.

Video courtesy Sleepypod®

Photos courtesy Sleepypod®

We haven't traveled in a plane before, but the Sleepypod Air is also designed to safely carry us to the vet (when needed) in the car.  We're scheduled to visit the vet in a couple of months and we're sure the vet will like that the entire cover can be unzipped to allow easier access to us.  Truffle tends to get pretty nervous in the car and at the vet.  Unfortunately, Mom Paula needed to turn our traditional carriers upside down in order to get Truffle out. Truffle also likes enclosed places to feel more secure.  She can easily see outside the top end end, but others can't easily see her, so she feels safe.
Key features of the Sleepypod® Air

As soon as Mom Paula put the Sleepypod Air together, Truffle immediately went inside. Mom Paula was able to zip her up with little problem.  We do recommend that if you have a cat who is difficult to put in a carrier that you have the Air already zipped except for the end to make it easier.  If your cat (or dog) wears a collar or harness, there is a latch you can connect to the Air to help if she tries to escape when the carrier is unzipped at the airport or the vet.
Truffle is comfortable in her Sleepypod®  Air

The Sleepypod Air comes in 6 different colors to satisfy anyone's taste.  We received the Glacier Silver from Sleepypod because we thought the silver and black would match our silver fur wonderfully.  We love the limited edition Robin Egg Blue, but don't know how long it will be available.  Whatever color you choose, you'll be satisfied with the style, color, safety, flexibility, and convenience of the Sleepypod Air.

To read more about the Sleepypod Air and other Sleepypod products, visit them on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


We're excited to announce that Sleepypod is allowing us to host a giveaway for one of our lucky readers to win a Sleepypod® Air (Retail $169.99).  Winners will make a first and second choice of color.  To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.  No purchase necessary. The Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18+ years old.  Void where prohibited.  Giveaway will run from May 27 and will end June 3 at 11:59 pm ET.  One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email and have 48 hours to claim his/her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize.  Good luck!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Watching Bird TV

Truffle using her hypnotic stare to get the birds to come closer

We love it as the days are getting longer because it means the front blinds can be opened when Mom Paula gets home from work and we can see outside longer.  We had some birds build a nest on our front porch, but they are gone now.  There was also a bee nest, but it is also gone.  We need something else to attract the critters onto our front porch.