Monday, October 24, 2016

Fresh Food Longer with SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl

It's not often that a product proves Mom Paula wrong, but we recently received a product to try out that was a surprise for all of us!
Brulee sees her delicious food in the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl

We were contacted to review the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFlap®.  Mom Paula responded that she was willing to try it out with us, but she told the representatives that we probably wouldn't use it because we're very sensitive to movement and noise when we eat. It took Mom Paula a few years to find a bowl that Brulee would eat from because of her whisker stress and recently Truffle has been anxious when eating.  Mom Paula was convinced we wouldn't eat out of this bowl because the lid is motion-activated and she thought it would scare us away.  Wow!  Was she ever pleasantly surprised! 
We began by putting some of our favorite treats in the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl

We are the type of kitties that will nibble on our food for a couple of hours and Mom Paula worries about the wet food going bad because it sits out in the open.  We can't tell you the amount of food Mom Paula has thrown away because it dried out before we could eat all of it.  The SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl has a motion sensor that opens when your pet gets close to it which allows us to have access to our food all the time. When we finish eating or move away, the lid closes, which seales in freshness and odors.  An added advantage, especially here in the South, is that it keeps out the bugs.  
Truffle enjoys eating from the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl while Brulee tries to wait patiently.

The SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl comes completed assembled and all you need to do is add 4 C Batteries (not included) to operate it.  There's a detailed instruction manual which includes details on the training-mode setting that helps your pet to get used to the movement of the flap.  To be totally honest with you, Mom Paula took a chance with us this time.  She put some of our delicious freeze-dried toppers directly in the bowl (after letting us smell them) and put the bowl in front of us and held her breath to see what would happen.

As you can see from the video above, the movement of the lid didn't phase us a bit.  Mom had to hold in her excitement because Truffle only paused a second when the lid opened and then she began eating.  It wasn't long before Brulee joined Truffle and both were eating from the bowl.  Mom Paula would practice closing the lid and letting it turn back on to see if it would scare us and it didn't.  The movement was very smooth and quiet.  

Graphic courtesy SureFlap®

The SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl is available from the SureFlap® website for $69.99 and it has a 2-year warranty and comes with a standard gray bowl.  There are optional blue, pink, and green bowls that may be purchased separately.  The bowl and lid can be removed easily for cleaning while the rest of the bowl wipes clean.  
Truffle and Brulee share their mean with the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl

Mom Paula is a little perfectionist and she doesn't usually like to admit she was wrong, but the SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl was definitely a success in our house.  As you can see in the photos and video above, the girls weren't spooked by the movement and it was large enough where both could eat from the bowl.  Ideally, we'd like to have two of them, but we're very happy with this product.


The wonderful people from SureFlap® has provided us a SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl to giveaway to one of our readers.  This giveaway is perfect for both our cat friends and those with small dogs.  No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to residents 18+ years of the United States, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from October 24-31, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. In order to enter, you MUST leave a comment on our blog.  Once you've commented, you have additional options for entries.Two winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add to your address book.  

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Selfie

Truffle chose to do a glamour shot for her Sunday Selfie today.  This reminds Mom Paula of the early Hollywood actresses who turn their back to the camera and look back over their shoulder.  This photo also purrfecly shows Truffle's lovely silver shading on her back.
Truffle presenting her silver shading back

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Caturday Art

We figured since we were approaching Halloween soon that we'd visit PhotoFunia and see what type of effects we could use.  Mom Paula received the cutest photos of Brulee as a kitten sitting inside a jack-o-lantern, so she decided to use one of those photos and add some creepy effects to it.
Baby Bruee as a Halloween Kitty

Even though Brulee became an orange kitty surrounded by scary jack-o-lanterns and she has red eyes, we think she still looks adorable.

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gently Getting Rid of Tangles - Resco®

Have you ever tried to comb a squirmy cat who doesn't want to be groomed?  Mom Paula has struggled with us for five years.  She now has a solution.
Brulee watches closely as Mom Paula approaches her with the Resco® Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb

Grooming Persian cats can be a challenge because of their long and thick fur.  The silver shaded Persians tend to have a more cottony-soft fur that mats easily and really thin skin. Neither of us really like to be groomed, because, honestly, it tends to hurt!  Mom Paula has searched all over the past 5 years to find combs that are effective, yet gentle.  We shared our positive experiences with the Resco® Ergo Comb this past summer and it tends to be the favorite comb to groom both of us.  We encourage you to read our review of that comb. 
Truffle allows Mom Paula to comb her soft fur with the Resco® Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb

Resco® Grooming and Handling Products sent us another type of comb to review:  the Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb.  We must tell you that this comb is so gentle on our sensitive skin.  This comb allows Mom Paula to work with removing our tangles a little easier because it doesn't pull our skin as much because of the rotating pins.  We've had rotating pin combs in the past, but they just didn't work as well on us as the traditional combs.  We also became little she-devils when it was time for grooming because the teeth of the combs were sharp and they pulled the mats and hurt our skin.  The Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb provides extra detangling help and is perfect for daily grooming.  Mom Paula finds that she needs to use the Resco Ergo Comb first because of it's long teeth that will get down into our thick fur. She then uses the Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb to try and gently comb out our mats, which is a daily challenge.  Brulee will actually sit for several minutes, allowing Mom Paula to comb her, without hissing, scratching, and biting, which was a common occurrence prior to the new combs.  We're happy to report that the grooming sessions are getting longer and less confrontational.  We still don't like to be groomed, but we're more tolerating now.
Brulee and Truffle present the Resco® Pro-Series Combs

The Resco® Pro-Series Rotating Pin Comb has an electroplated alloy metal handle with soft comfort grips that are ergonomically easier for your humans to use.   The traditional combs would slip out of Mom Paula's hands and she would get cramps trying to grip it and hold a squirmy cat at the same time.  This combs fits so comfortably in your hand that you don't even realize it's there.  Grooming the challenging fur of two Persians has definitely been an easier task with the Resco grooming products.  We know those of you with cats with almost all types of fur would love this comb and the other grooming products.  
Graphic courtesy of Resco® Grooming and Handling Products

As you can see in the graphic from Resco Grooming and Handling Products above, the Pro-Series also offers a flea comb.  This comb has the same ergonomic design which makes it easy on your humans to use.  Mom Paula likes to use the flea comb on our face because of the smaller teeth.  This flea comb can be used on both dogs and cats.


The wonderful people from Resco® has provided us a Pro-Series Flea Comb to giveaway to two of our readers.  This giveaway is perfect for both our dog and cat friends.  No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to residents 18+ years of the United States, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from October 21-28, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. In order to enter, you MUST leave a comment on our blog.  Once you've commented, you have additional options for entries.Two winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add to your address book!  

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Junk Cat Treats - #chewyinfluencer

We always look forward to the monthly products available for review as part of the Chewy Influencer program.  This gives us the opportunity to try food, treats, and toys we normally wouldn't see in local pet stores.  This also allows us to share our experiences with our readers.  This month, we received the Vital Essentials® Vital Cat Freeze-Dried freeze-dried treats for cats.

Truffle already smells the delicious rabbit treats

Vital Essential® Freeze-Dried Vital Cat Treats are made with fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal protein. These vital nutrients provide essential nutrition that cats instinctively crave because they are made with meat, bones, and whole vital organs.   These treats are nutrient-packed raw meat that is freeze-dried. 
Truffle and Brulee impatiently waiting for Mom Paula to open the bag of treats.

The Vital Cat freeze-dried vital treats are available in seven (7) different proteins.  The traditional proteins are available in chicken, tuna, and salmon.  One of the things that make these treats a little more unique are the alternative proteins such as rabbit, minnows, and duck liver which is great for cats with allergies to chicken and turkey.  We received a package of the rabbit and duck treats.  As you can tell from the photo above, we couldn't wait to get into the packages.

Vital Essentials is a complete and balanced raw diet that represents the ALPHA-prey model diet, which is comprised of meat, bone, and whole vital organs.  This diet, which is part of the treats, is virtually identical to the diet of an ALPHA in its natural habitat. Both Truffle and Brulee went crazy over these treats.  They were crunchy and delicious (based on their reactions to the treats) and Mom Paula felt great that they were getting a single-source protein treat provides essential nutrition that we crave.  

Brulee waits for her Vital Essentials treat

One thing to remember when feeding raw diet treats (and food), even if they are freeze-dried, is to practice safe handling techniques.  Your humans should wash their hands, utensils, counters, food dishes, and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding.  The freeze-dried products should be stored in a cool and dark place.  Vital Essentials recommends that the treats should be fed within 30 days after opening the bag.

You can purchase the Vital Essentials freeze-dried treats at  The treats are currently priced at $4.49.  All seven protein sources are available from and we can't wait to try the others.  Remember, you can purchase all of your feline's needs from and will receive free two-day shipping if the total purchase price is $49+.  The customer service is excellent (we rarely have to call them) and we encourage you to give them a try.

You can see more Chewy Influencer reviews for October by visiting Golden Woofs Sugar the Golden Retriever.