Friday, August 17, 2018

Finally...A Use For All That Fur - Pet Tolerance Test

Truffle and Brulee were pretty healthy cats the first four years of their life. Beginning in 2015, Brulee was rushed to both Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital and the South Carolina Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Care with respiratory issues several times and it's occurred 1-2 times a year since then. Persians tend to have respiratory issues because of their brachycephalic faces and small nostrils. Brulee and Truffle are both considered "doll-faced" Persians and not "extreme-faced" but Brulee has much smaller nostrils and a flatter face. After Brulee's respiratory issues, Truffle began having some problems with her eyes. The vets think it could be either the herpes virus or allergies. Brulee also tends to sneeze throughout the year, but she's not sick!

Brulee's sample of fur that was submitted for the Pet Intolerance Test

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Together on Tuesday

Mom Paula loves waking up to this view in the morning. No matter how bad she feels or what is happening, seeing Truffle and Brulee first thing always brings a smile to her face and warmth in her heart.
Truffle and Brulee resting with Mom Paula

There's been a lot of sadness in the Cat Blogosphere this month. We've lost a lot of our feline friends to the Bridge and others are ill. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Caturday Art

It's Caturday and time to celebrate and have a little fun. It's also time to get creative with your photos and produce some Caturday Art.

Brulee and Truffle using the Picasso effect in LunaPic

For our Caturday Art creation, we used the Picasso effect found in LunaPic. The photo above is of Brulee and Truffle behind their Sleepypod® Air carrier which is located in the living room. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Eating with Jackson Galaxy

Everyone knows we are pampered Persian cats and have grown accustomed to being catered to. This doesn't stop when we are eating.

We've talked a lot about the challenge of feeding Truffle and Brulee because of their flatter faces. We've reviewed several bowls that successfully helped with whisker stress, especially for Brulee. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

International Cat Day

Today is International Cat Day (aka World Cat Day) and is a celebration which takes place on August 8, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  World Cat Day is celebrated on February 17th in much of Europe and on March 1st in Russia.
Truffle and Brulee reminding everyone that every day is cat day!

Of course, Truffle and Brulee want to remind everyone that every day should be Cat Day!