We had company!

Happy Sunday everyone! We had company all weekend. Mom and her friends had their annual girls weekend. Her friends leave their hubbies and kids at home and all come to our house for a weekend of fun, crafts, lots of food, and lots of extra attention for us kitties!

One of mom’s friends had a sewing machine. Have you ever watched a sewing machine? So many things moving so fast. It was fascinating!

Nap TimeOne lady was really tired and took a nap. It was the middle of the day, so she pulled the covers over her head so it would be dark. How silly that humans need the dark for naps. We kitties sure don’t!

 

 

EK spent most of the weekend hiding. He’s so silly! He missed out on all the extra playtime and petting. Saturday night he let people pet him, but only upstairs – he still wouldn’t come downstairs. His loss. Candy and I had a pawsome time playing with mom’s friends.

Well, that’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Product Review – Dream Treats

Happy Sunday everyone! We got sunshines and warm temps today, thank cat! I hope the deep freeze so many of us have been in all winter will be over soon.

20140309_090048The nice people at Chewy.com have sent us another treat for taste testing – Dream Treats rabbit flavor for dogs, cats, and ferrets! This is the first thing I’ve reviewed that’s also good for ferrets. My many ferret pals will be happy about that.

 

Here’s the ingredient list. I copied it from the Chewy.com website.

“Rabbit, Natural Flavor, Taurine, Organic Blueberry, Organic Barley Grass, Chia Seeds, Broccoli Sprouts, Carrots, Plums, Whey, Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Yeast Culture, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid [source of Vitamin C], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Product”

20140309_090201Looks like a pretty good list of ingredients. Mom thinks so, anyway. All I know is they tasted pretty good. EK and I nommed our pieces right up. So taste wise, these get a thumbs up from us (so far). Candy wasn’t around, so she didn’t get any.

The treats come in a cookie shape. That’s great for dogs, but not so great for us kitties or for ferrets. Maybe they need to think about making the treats in pet appropriate sizes so the moms don’t have to break up the treats into little pieces. We all know how lazy the moms are. And the cookie’s kind of thick, so it’s a bit hard for mom with her bad hands to break up into small enough pieces.

A word about treats and kitties in general. We change our minds – a lot. Treats we loved last week sit uneaten this week. That’s how it went with the Orijen treats. We loved them for about half the bag. Then we stopped eating them. I’ve heard other kitties say they do the same thing. So don’t do what my mom recently did  – order multiple bags of treats just cuz we were enthusiastic about the treats at the start. MOL My mom never does learn.

That’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Edit: I just heard from my ferret furriends @informedferret that because these treats have vegetables that they’re actually not good for ferrets. So I don’t know why they say on the package that it’s for ferrets too.

Disclaimer – we got the treats free from Chewy.com for taste testing. We received no other compensation and our opinions, as always, are our own.

 

Busy Busy Household

“Use Grammarly for online proofreading because kitty time is precious! Who wants to spend time proofreading when you could be nomming or napping? MOL!

Before I get to the main part of my blog, I have sad news to report. Many of you know Daffy (@NoCryBabyDogs) and her mom, Ingrid. This week, Ingrid lost her battle with lung cancer and went to the human rainbow bridge. Ingrid was one of the kindest, gentlest, and most generous souls you could ever meet. Her passing is a great loss to the anipal community. Now for the amazing part – Daffy already has a new home! She’s going to live with @danapixie, Mr. Pixie, and their kitty, TSK! Daffy has seizures and other health problems. If she’d had to go to a shelter, chances are no one would have adopted her. We’re all furry greatful to Dana for making sure Daffy is going to be loved and cared for the rest of her life. There’s a whole caravan of pals who are going to help transport Daffy from Kansas to Oregon.

I’ve been a member of the anipal community for four years now. I’ve seen the generosity and the way anipals take care of each other over and over and over even if we’ve never met face to face. I’m always amazed at how the community pulls together for pals in trouble. And I’m proud to be a member of such a loving and caring community. And now on to today’s topic.

You’ve seen Grammarly talked about on some of the other blogs. We writers are busy kitties, and we need all the help we can get, so I’m testing it out on my post today. Especially since our household just got a lot busier, so I have less blogging time than ever. You see, Mom’s trying to start a new business.

That’s right! Mom’s going into real estate investing. While she’s learning the ropes, it’s furry time consuming. She has to learn how to find the right places, work different types of financing and contracts, and all kinds of things. Plus, aside from working 40 hours a week at her regular job, she has to go look at properties to see what kind of shape they’re in and how much fixing they need. It all takes lots and lots of time.

All that extra time she needs is time I don’t have a typist. That means I don’t get to spend time on twitter or my blog. Pffft! I don’t like that furry much. But if  mom can figure this out and make a success of it, in the long run it will mean she can work from home and I’ll have lots of time to spend online. So I guess I have to put up with the lack of computer time for now.

By the way, if you know anyone who wants to invest in property in Colorado but wants someone local to do all the legwork, have them contact me via the form on my blog. I’ll give the information to Mom so she can follow up with them.

I ran the above text through Grammarly to see what it would find. There were a few errors, but I couldn’t get the specifics because I didn’t want to give them a credit card number to finish setting up the account. I would have like to get a proper test without giving a credit card number. I was amazed by how much stuff Grammarly tests for. If I was a serious writer or a teacher, I would find this furry useful.

That’s it for this week (finally)! Sorry my post is a bit long this week, but I had a lot to say. Wish Mom luck on her new endeavor and I’ll be back eventually. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer: We received compensation for mentioning Grammarly in the post. We received no other compensation and our opinions, as always, are our own.