Friday, May 25, 2018

Sleeping Cat

Jane Pauley quote about sleeping cats_Brulee
Brulee sleeping on the suitcase

Do you think Brulee can be any more relaxed?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thankful Thursday

We're definitely late posting today, but we wanted to get something up. We're going to continue posting every day until our 7th blogoversary this summer. 

Truffle listening to Coryelle Kramer on her FB live Animal Experience session


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Truffle and Brulee

Truffle doesn't look too wordless. What do you think she is saying to Mom Paula? Look at the expression on Brulee's face!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Screen Saver

Mom Paula doesn't know how Brulee expects her to work when she is blocking the monitor.
Brulee sitting in front of computer
Brulee acting like our new screen saver

Usually Truffle is the one in front of the computer, but Brulee decided it was her turn. This is usually a sign that it's time to eat or the girls want to be held.

Monday, May 21, 2018

More Than a Treat - #ChewyInfluencer

We continue talking about the challenges of getting Truffle to eat her prescription food because of her bladder stones. It's been seven (7) weeks since her diagnosis and surgery and she's getting a little better each day. We are also working with Brulee eating the prescription food because she showed a little variance in her ph balance at her wellness checkup. What are some of the things we've done to help them adjust to a new diet?

Brulee waiting for Mom Paula to open the HALO® Liv-a-Littles® treat jar

The vet was very specific that Truffle needed to change her diet for the rest of her life to a prescription diet. We've had a couple of different opinions from different vets about what she needs to eat. For the first month after Truffle's surgery and subsequent infection, she's wasn't eating much of anything - not even her regular food.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Truffle was relaxing this morning in the sunlight coming through the windows.

Beautiful Truffle on Sunday Morning

I love it when I can capture the beauty of her green eyes with the natural sunlight.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Caturday Art

For today's Caturday Art creation, we used the Color Sketch effect in LunaPic for Truffle.
Truffle

We love how these sketches pick up the grays in Truffle's fur when it is colorized.

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Enjoy Life

Truffle

We found this quote last night and it really spoke to us. Mom Paula has experienced some difficulties the last few months and this quote was a great reminder of how wonderful life can be. We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Eating in Comfort and Style

Mom Paula always tries to feed us a high quality food that is high in protein and low in grains. As many of you know, Truffle recently had two Struvite Stones removed from her bladder. Because of the type of stones that were identified, she needs to be on a special diet to keep her urine at the appropriate ph level. We're going to post a series on bladder stones in the near future to help you understand.


Truffle trying out some new cat food in her Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Relief

It's been a challenge finding a prescription food that Truffle will eat. There are times Mom Paula wants to give in and give Truffle her normal food so she'll eat it, but the consequences could be additional bladder stones which may cause surgery again.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Comfort Away From Home

Have you ever gone on a road trip with your cat and stayed in a hotel? We haven't yet, but we have some wonderful cat blogging friends who brought their cats on their first road trip and stayed in a hotel at the recent BlogPaws conference. We reached out to them for tips and to share their experiences.

Truffle in the comfort of her Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed



Monday, May 14, 2018

Celebrating our 2500th Post

We're a little late posting this because we were working on an informative post about cats at the BlogPaws conference, but we wanted to celebrate our 2500th blog post today! This July will be our 7th blogoversary and we've blogged every single day. We are in the process of rebranding our blog and this will involve some changes in our posting schedule and content. We promise we'll still share photos and stories of our everyday lives, but in a new and different way. Thank you for supporting us!
Truffle and Brulee



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

We're celebrating today by wishing a happy Mother's Day to our kitty moms, Chloe and Mikayla.
Mikayla and Brulee


Chloe and Truffle

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Caturday Art

Brulee was trying to rest behind Mom Paula's head on the back of the chair when Mom Paula snapped this photo. We've used the "floating" effect in LunaPic to create our Caturday Art creation today.
Brulee - Using the "floating" effect in LunaPic

We sometimes think these photos make Brulee look mean because of her Persian scowl and her fur horns, but she is the funniest and sweetest little Persian.

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Not Us!

Do you ever catch your cats looking at you and their look is so guilty but  you can't figure out what they did? This is what Mom Paula was thinking when she saw the girls in the guest bedroom today.

We're not doing anything!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thankful Thursday

We're so thankful Truffle is beginning to feel herself again. She is beginning to eat one of the prescription diet wet foods and another of the dry kibble.

Beautiful Truffle


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

What do you think has the attention of Truffle and Brulee?

Truffle and Brulee

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle wanted to share a photo with everyone to show that she has some wild fur that blows in the wind just like Brulee.
Truffle - May 2018

Truffle is doing much better. She is beginning to eat some of her prescription food (as long as Mom Paula sprinkles some freeze-dried chicken treats on top). The swelling appears to be gone from her incision. Mom Paula did feel a stitch this week and has a call into the vet to make sure this is okay since this is the first time she's felt a stitch. Last night was the first time Truffle played with her nip nanner since before the surgery and she and Brulee and chasing each other down the hallway now. Looks like we are on the road to recovery.

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Different Experience - BlogPaws 2018 #sponsored

This summer will mark the 10th anniversary of blogging with my cats. Little did I know, BlogPaws® was celebrating its 10th anniversary this year at the conference in Kansas City, MO. This was my fourth year attending the BlogPaws conference and I'd been excited since the announcement last Summer. However, this year, the BlogPaws conference was a different experience for me.


Flat Truffle & Brulee preparing for BlogPaws
Flat Brulee and Truffle preparing for the excitement of BlogPaws 2018


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Brulee says it's her time to post for the Sunday Selfie since Truffle has had most of the attention for the past month. Even though the weather is getting warmer, Brulee still has a full Persian coat that flows with the air of the ceiling fan.

Brulee - Sunday Selfie


Friday, May 4, 2018

Star Wars Day

Mom Paula loves Star Wars and is one of the geeks celebrating Star Wars Day today.

Truffle and Mom Paula's Luke Skywalker figurine

May the Fourth be with you!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thankful Thursday

We're a little late posting today, but we wanted to let everyone know that Truffle is getting better each day. 
Truffle feeling comfortable enough to expose her belly

We're still trying to find a prescription wet food that she will eat and ordered a case of a different texture of the Royal Canin OC with gravy from Chewy.com since the girls have eaten the wet RC food in the past. We're still experimenting with other RC, Hill's and Purina prescription wet foods and textures. She's been eating some of the Royal Canin OC dry kibble, but not very much. The vet gave us a sample of the Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care with Chicken Dry Cat Food and both of the girls appear to like it. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Going on a Road Trip with Your Cat

The only road trip we've been on lately is to the vet, which we hope we don't need to do again any time soon. However, now that Mom Paula is retired, she wants to work with us on harness/leash training and traveling with her on future trips.
Truffle traveling in her Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed


Since we haven't been on any road trips of any distance, we've reached out to one of our cat blogging friends, Jeanne, from Random Feline for tips and experiences when traveling on the road with cats.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day




Here are some important days and celebrations for the month of May.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Quick Update

Truffle went back to the vet today. Everything is progressing well. I'll give a more detailed update later.
Truffle in her Sleepypod® on the way to the vet

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday Selfie

We're so happy we can do a Sunday Selfie with both of us in the photo.
Truffle and Brulee

We think the hissing from Brulee has finally stopped whenever Truffle comes near her. Truffle appears to be more comfortable back at home again.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

World Veterinary Day

Today is World Veterinary Day, which was begun by the World Veterinary Association to celebrate the global veterinary community and to highlight the important contributions of the veterinary profession and how it benefits animals and society.

Dr. Boyette and Truffle

We are so thankful for Dr. Boyette and the other wonderful vets at Cherokee Trail Veterinary hospital for the care they've given both Truffle and Brulee. They are patient with all of Mom Paula's questions and they truly appear to care about the girls.

Dr. Strom examining Brulee during her 6-month wellness examination

We know we'll be visiting the vets more in the future because of Truffle's recent bladder stones and we look forward to a collaborative effort between the veterinarians and Mom Paula to make sure we get the best treatment and care possible.

Thank you to the wonderful veterinarians at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lab Results

We received a phone call from Dr. Boyette this afternoon and the results from the lab indicate Truffle had Struvite Stones.
Truffle listening to the phone conversation with Dr. Boyette

What are Struvite Stones?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thankful Thursday

We're so happy our little family is back together again and things are calming down - for the moment.

Truffle and Brulee engage in a little conversation once they're back home together

Can you imagine what type of conversation the girls are having in the photo above? What do you think they are saying? 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Remembering Sweet Praline

Wow! It's hard to believe it was seven years ago today that I helped Sweet Praline cross the Rainbow Bridge. 
Sweet Praline

I'll never forget the "Diva of the Cat Blogosphere" and she will always be in my heart.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Together Again

We told you Truffle came home yesterday and we are so glad our little family is back together.

Brulee watching Truffle getting reacquainted with our home

For the first few hours, Truffle walked around the house getting reacquainted with everything. Brulee was very patient at first, but after a couple of hours, she became hissy.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Truffle is Home!

Truffle is home! 
Truffle back home


Dr. Boyette called Mom Paula this morning to give her an update on Truffle. He said her incision is looking much better, but there is still a small bump under it that we needed to watch.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Selfie

This photo is of Brulee last night when Mom Paula came home from BlogPaws.
Brulee - Sunday Selfie - 4/22

For those who may not know, this was the first time ever that Brulee had to stay alone in the house without Mom Paula or Truffle. Mom Paula was already worried about leaving Truffle at the vet when she left for BlogPaws and then she realized Brulee was experience a quiet house.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Caturday Art

We thought this theme was purrfect for Brulee with the week she's had. It's the Sadness effect in LunaPic. 

The Sadness effect in LunaPic

Don't worry sweet Brulee, Mom Paula will be home tonight and Truffle will be home soon!

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Flats with the Exhibition Hall

Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee decided to leave the bedroom today and visit the exhibit hall to meet the brands to see what is new. We look forward to sharing these products with you in the near future.






Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hello!!!

Mom Paula was so thrilled when Brulee finally came out from the back of the house today and she could see her and talk to her through the Pet Cube.
Brulee on the Pet Cube

The photo is a little blurry, but we were happy to see her out and about because the pet sitter said she'd been staying in the office in the back of the house. The played with the laser and responded to both Mom Paula and Coryelle.

No update on Truffle today...