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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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