Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day Caturday Art

We're combining the celebration of Independence Day in the United States with Caturday Art (sponsored by Athena and Marie).  One of our favorite photo editing programs is Imikimi.com because the frames and backgrounds are already designed and all we have to do it pick an appropriate photo.  We liked this one because it's also animated.  The only problem is that we lose the animation if we try to resize it or do additional edits in other programs.

We did go to PicMonkey and add a frame and some wording and was able to resize the photo.  Which do you like better?

We hope all of our U.S. kitty and woofie furriends have a happy and safe holiday.  We know we'll be under the bed because of all of the noise crackers.

You can see more Caturday Art photos here.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday at the Movies - Water Fountain

We're combining a lot of things with today's post:  a movie, flashback with Baby Truffle, and a special memory of Angel Sweet Praline.  We're continuing our focus on National Pet Hydration Month, which is sponsored by PetSafe.  Did you know that your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day? Or that many pets instinctively prefer to drink moving water?  The flashback today is centered around the Drinkwell® Platinum Fountain, which is the first fountain we ever owned.

Now for a little flashback fun...


Way back in March 2009, Mom Paula purchased a Drinkwell Platinum Fountain for Angel Sweet Praline.  Praline was already 13 years old and the vet was recommending the need for more water in her diet.  Praline always drank from a regular bowl, but Mom Paula had read a lot about the positive aspects of running water for cats, so she bought a fountain.  Many of you will remember that Sweet Praline was known as the Diva of the Cat Blogosphere because of her little tortie catitude.  

Sweet Praline staring at the water fountain

Mom Paula was so proud that she had been able to purchase a fountain for Sweet Praline with her tax refund, but try as she could, Sweet Praline wouldn't touch it.  She would just stand there staring at it and then go drink water out of her Gamecock water bowl.  The battle between Mom Paula and Sweet Praline went on for about two weeks.  Sweet Praline was having a lot of medical issues at this time, so Mom Paula had a little "raffle" and was able to raise enough funds to pay the vet bills and some other kitty was able to enjoy the fountain.  You can read about Sweet Praline and the fountain here.  


Baby Truffle and the water fountain

When Truffle came to live with Mom Paula in September 2011, another Drinkwell Platinum fountain was purchased.  Truffle was already drinking from a fountain when she was a kitten and lived with Mom Terri.  Mom Paula considered getting the exact same fountain, but still liked the reviews of the Platinum fountain, so that's what she bought.  Mom Paula was sitting in the living room and kept hearing odd sounds of the water in the fountain, like it was stopping mid-stream.  She walked into the kitchen and caught Truffle with the fountain.  She quickly grabbed the video camera and shot footage of Truffle.  It's a little long and you'll hear the TV in the background because of the quick need to capture this video.  Once Truffle learned to drink from the "flow" it's the only way she'll drink the water.  We really liked this fountain because there is a large enough "bowl" for Brulee to drink.  The only problem with it is that it's plastic and Truffle started getting some feline acne so we had to stop using it. We still have it and it works great!   We really wish Drinkwell would make this same design in ceramic or stainless steel.

Baby Brulee and Baby Brulee eating near their fountain

We're still drinking from water fountains and are very excited to try out a new fountain we received this weekend.  Stay tuned for our reaction and a give-away of a wonderful fountain from PetSafe.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thankful Thirsty

We're doing a playon of the words Thankful Thursday because July is National Pet Hydration Month which is sponsored by PetSafe.  We thought we'd share a few photos of us enjoying our various water fountains we've had and currently enjoy.  We're very thankful Mom Paula tryies to find the fountain that works best for both of us.  Stay tuned during the next few days because we're excited to host our very first give-away for a special water fountain.
Brulee

This is the Naturespa UV Fountain we purchased in Fall 2014.  Truffle loves it because of the water stream, but Brulee prefers to drink water from the bowl (because of her flat face).  This fountain meets both needs.  It's located in our big bedroom and Mom Paula had to get used to it because there is a blue glow from the fountain when she turns off the lights.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Which End is Up?

Brulee is so floofy that sometimes it's difficult to tell which end is her head and which end is her tail?  MOL!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wellness CocoChia Bakes Treats

We received a new treat from Chewy.com to review this month as part of their Blogger Outreach Program.  We were very excited to try the Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes Treats because we've always liked the Wellness brand of foods and treats.
Brulee checks out the CocoChia Bakes from Wellness

We were sent the Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes with Chicken, Beets & Coconut Oil Grain-Free Cat Treats flavor.  The TruFood line of products from Wellness is made from whole foods from farm, field, and sea.  They are grain-free and slow baked and include coconut oil and probiotics.  You can find a list of the ingredients here.  

Truffle takes a sniff while Brulee waits patiently for her turn.

Everyone knows that Truffle loves treats, but she didn't like these.  In fact, she took one sniff and walked away from them, which is a first for her.  Mom Paula thought maybe she was having an off day and offered the treats to her again on different days, but she still refused to eat them.

Brulee liked the treats but only ate a couple.

Brulee was a little more interested and ate the treats, but only a couple.  Usually, she'll keep coming back for as many treats as Mom Paula will give her, but she wasn't really "into" these treats.  We don't know what was so different with these treats and Mom Paula was disappointed because the treats appear to be healthy based on the ingredients.  In fact, Mom Paula said she could probably eat the treats because they were gluten-free.  It's very unusual for us to not like treats, but we're sure other kitties may respond in a different manner and these would become their new favorite treat.

The Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes also come in a salmon, coconut oil, and spinach flavor. Even though these weren't our favorite treat, we're sure other kitties would love them.  They can be found on chewy.com for $3.64 for a 3-oz. bag.





Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Truffle wanted to participate in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfie blog hop today.  Doesn't she have a beautiful profile?

You can find more Sunday Selfies here.




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Caturday Art

For today's Caturday Art creation, we used the colored pencil special effects from Pho.to.com.  We added a museum mat frame from PicMonkey to complete the art project.  In case you're wondering what the big gold thing in front is Brulee is - Brulee was sitting under the dining table behind the table leg.

This art effect really brings out Brulee's beautiful green eyes.

You can see more Caturday Art creations here.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Flashback Friday

We are approaching our 4-year blogoversary in a couple of weeks and Mom Paula is becoming a little nostalgic.  We went back to the first week Truffle came to live with Mom Paula back in September 2011.  Truffle was really curious about what was in this big, cold box.

The funny part is that the only thing you see in the refrigerator in this photo is the alcohol and Mom Paula doesn't drink.  What gives???

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Break Time

We think it's time for a break from all of this work.  Do you think Mom Paula will get the hint?


Wait a minute!  We may be kitties, but how can Mom Paula be working when Candy Crush Saga is on the computer???  That's not work!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Working Kitties

Mom Paula tries to work at night when she gets home, but we tend to have other ideas.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Fur Horns

If you thought Brulee had some wild fur horns in the winter, just look at her fur horns in 100+ degree weather in SC.

Mom Paula hadn't cleaned Brulee's eyes or brushed her yet, but when she opened the side door to let in some sunlight and Brulee just posed purrfectly so you could see her beautiful green eyes, Mom Paula just grabbed the camera and got this shot.  Even without her grooming, she is such an adorable kitty.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

We're very lucky that we know who our daddycat is.  Even though we're 11 weeks apart in age and have different mommykitties, we do have the same daddycat, Jayden.  Jayden is a handsome silver shaded Persian.  He's retired from breeding now and living a very happy and comfortable life in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  We thought we'd share a Sunday Selfie Collage of the three of us to honor Father's Day.

Mom Paula is so thankful her dad is still alive and lives within five miles from her.  He's had some health issues lately and recently turned 82.  She knows how important it is to enjoy every moment she has with him and is thankful for all the things he's done for her and how he's supported her even if he disagreed.
Mom Paula, Grandpa Paul, Grandma Faye

Happy Father's Day to all of the daddy cats and human daddies out there.  We know there are some of  your human parents who no longer have their fathers here on Earth with them.  We offer our comforting thoughts and purrayers as they remember that special male in their lives today.

If you want to see some more Father's Day Sunday Selfies, please visit The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Caturday Art

We're back to Pho.to.com for our Caturday Art submission today.  This artistic graphic, which shows off Truffle's beautiful eyes, was created from the "squares abstract art" within the "stylized effects" category.  We're having a lot of fun experimenting with all of the special effects on this website.

You can see more Caturday Art creations at Athena and Marie.