Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all of our furriends and their humans! We're going to have a quiet evening in the back of the house so we don't get any tricks from all of the little humans who roam through our neighborhood tonight.  Believe us, there are a lot!!!
Brulee as our best little treat!
Our little treat, Brulee, at 8 weeks old
Photo courtesy Terri Rogers


Monday, October 30, 2017

Keeping Your Cats Safe on Halloween

It's time to have fun on Halloween! Humans will be out and about in all types of costumes visiting homes to Trick or Treat! This can be great fun, but also stressful for our cats. What can you do to ensure your cats are safe and secure during the Halloween festivities?
Truffle playing safely indoors inside her haunted house
Truffle playing safely inside

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee's Sunday Selfie

We just realized that all of the Sunday Selfies this month were of Brulee. We promise more photos of Truffle next month.


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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Caturday Art

Time for some fiery Halloween fun with our Caturday Art Today.  Just look at all of those spooky hands coming up to grab our sweet Truffle, who is on fire today! This creation is a combination of PicMonkey and LunaPic.
Truffle fired up for Halloween
"Help Me" cries Truffle

You can see more Caturday Art Creations by visiting Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Reminder for Secret Paws

The deadline is fast approaching to send in your name to participate in Secret Paws this year.  You can click on the image on our side bar or here for more information.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday and Pumpkin Day

Photo courtesy Terri Rogers
Brulee at 7 weeks old - 2011

It's National Pumpkin Day and what a cute little pumpkin Brulee was at 7 weeks old. I'm so thankful Mom Terri sent me photos of the girls as they were growing up prior to them coming to live with me. It's so fun to look back and see all of the photos of the girls as playful kittens.  It's hard to believe Brulee was ever that still for a photo!

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts at Brian's Home. Drop over as Brian and all of the members of the household remember Sister Sascha.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Photo courtesy Terri Rogers
Brulee at 7 weeks old - October 2011

I love that I received photos of Brulee from the day she was born. Mom Terri set up the best photo shoots each week of the kittens. She sent this photo of Brulee in October 2011.  I can't believe she was so still for this photo because she won't sit still in front of a camera now.


Don't forget to sign up for Secret Paws!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hear Me Roar!

I am woman, hear me roar! If your human is old enough she/he will remember this song. Mom Paula is singing it right now...
Truffle roaring at the top of her lungs for people to pay attention to her

Monday, October 23, 2017

Top of the Tree

Brulee has the cobby Persian body with short legs.  One wouldn't think she'd love to jump and climb, but her favorite place to rest when the sunbeams are coming through the window is in the top of the cat tree.  She's claimed this place as her own and Truffle doesn't dare try to get up there.  Interestingly, Truffle prefers resting on the lower levels.
Brulee climbing down from the top of the cat tree


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Selfie

We're beginning to wonder if we are going to have a cold winter down here in the South based on the amount of fur Brulee is growing in...
Brulee

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Caturday Art

We went to LunaPic again for our Caturday Art creation. This "emboss" effect was very simple and we thought it looked like a painting of Truffle. We love the textures.
Truffle using "emboss" effect in LunaPic

If you want to see more Caturday Art creations, visit Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 20, 2017

It's Tocktober Time!

It's time to have a little fun today!  It's Tocktober Day!  What is Tocktober Day?

Baby Brulee showing her tocks!
Brulee showing her early fluffy tocks - October 2011


We've celebrated Tocktober Day since 2008 when Sweet Praline first began blogging. She had the floofiest tocks and Mom Paula always loved getting photos of Praline's backside and sharing with the Cat Blogosphere.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Brulee is thankful she has another scratcher she can sleep on until Mom Paula can get her another one that is off the ground.
Brulee resting in her Chin Scratcher

You can see more Thankful Thursday posts by visiting Brian's Home.



Update on Mom Paula:  Mom Paula went to the orthopedist yesterday to check on her knee and thumb. There are definitely contusions, but not broken bones. The doctor said Mom Paula may have aggravated or made her torn meniscus worse because of where the pain is. He offered to give her a shot, but she said she'd wait a little while to see if it got worse. He gave her an ointment to put on her knee to help with the pain and inflammation. She definitely bruised her thumb and the doctor is concerned she could have a scaphoid fracture, which is the same thing she had on her left hand when she fell on the ice 3 years ago. She's wearing a brace during the day to keep the joint stable. Mom Paula thinks she may have hit her chin on the edge of our cat tree because it's sore.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Brulee's Cat Lounger - August 2015

Brulee's Cat Lounger last night - After Mom Paula tripped on it

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Keeping Calm in the House

Six years ago was the first time I'd ever had more than one cat in 25+ years. I knew my previous cat, Praline, would get stressed during thunderstorms, but I had no idea of the possible stress of two personalities at one time. I was told about a diffuser that would keep cats calm.
Truffle and Brulee sniffing the Comfort Zone with Feliway diffuser
Truffle and Brulee checking out the Comfort Zone Plugin

Monday, October 16, 2017

10 Helpful Tips for Bringing Home a New Kitten

Mom Paula holding Beignet and Truffle as kittens
Beignet and Truffle

You’ve decided to bring home a new bundle of fur.  It’s important to plan in advance prior to bringing the kitten home in order to keep her safe and happy and to ease the transition from the shelter or breeder. Kittens required special care, just like human babies, those first few days or weeks while adjusting to the new home. If possible, plan on bringing your kitten home when you will have a couple of days to help your kitten get used to the new environment. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee

Brulee got a good brushing and de-matting session and had her eyes cleaned for her Sunday Selfie today.

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Is This Water Tastier?

Truffle and Brulee have 3 pet fountains throughout the house.  So how come Truffle prefers drinking out of my new Gamecock cup?  I admit, I drink more water now since this cup keeps the water cold. Every time I put it down, though, Truffle wants a sip. Around here, what Truffle wants, Truffle gets.
Truffle likes the refreshing and cool water from Gamecock Cup
Truffle drinking some refreshing cool water from Mom Paula's Gamecock cup

Does your cat or dog get enough water each day?


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Time for Secret Paws

Do you love meeting new kitties and their humans?  Do you like to exchange gifts during the holiday season? If you can answer yes to these questions, you should participate in Secret Paws 2017.
Visit www.secretpaws2017.blogspot.com for more information

We've hosted Secret Paws since 2010 (when Sweet Praline was the host). That first year, there were 50 participants from around the world.  Our largest number of participants was in 2014 with 64 participants from around the world. We've thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of our friends from around the world and love hosting Secret Paws. You can get more information about Secret Paws by visiting the webpage at http://secretpaws2017.blogspot.com.

Secret Paws Through the Years Since 2010.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee likes to sleep in the bed with Mom Paula and stay in there as long as Mom Paula will. Mom Paula says how can anyone ever get out of bed with this beauty looking at you!
Brulee looks at Mom Paula with those sleepy eyes

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday Art - Decision Day

Beautiful Brulee using the "beauty" effect in LunaPic

Would you believe that 6 years ago today, Brulee chose Mom Paula as her new mom? We were looking at Facebook this morning and Mom Paula made the announcement that the decision had been made on who the new fur child would be. Everyone was surprised with the choice, especially Mom Terri, but it was the best decision ever made. A month later, Brulee came to live with us and she made herself right at home (in spite of Truffle's protests) from the beginning. We love our sweet Brulee.

You can see more Caturday Art creations at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Friday, October 6, 2017

5-Star Safety When Traveling - Sleepypod®

Do you travel with your pets in the car? Are you using a secure harness and/or carrier? 
Brulee presents the Sleepypod® Clickit Sport®

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday.  What are you thankful for?

Brulee making her way down from the top of the cat tree


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Peace



We are sending our strongest purrs, prayers, and good thoughts to the victims and families in Las Vegas.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crazy Feline Antics - #ChewyInfluencer

Since Mom Paula's retirement, she's found some time to read, which she always loved. She really likes to read stories about animals, especially cats.

Brulee wondering if any of her stories are in this book



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Brulee and Truffle want to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter our giveaway for the Go Fish! and the Kitty Zip Mat from the Jackson Galaxy™ Collection from Petmate®. 
Brulee and Truffle with the Go Fish!

You can enter the giveaway by visiting us here.

View more Sunday Selfies by visiting The Cat on My Head.